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Special Ed Goes Common Core

Special Ed Goes Common Core

In this class, acting out is encouraged. With its emphasis on less is more, the new Common Core state-mandated academic standards still require teachers to cover certain subjects, but at a less hectic pace. The focus is depth rather than breadth of subject to engender greater understanding of one idea instead of the scattershot approach […]

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Survey Asks Students About Their Lives

Survey Asks Students About Their Lives

In the coming weeks, public school students in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be asked to anonymously take a revised California Healthy Kids Survey, which measures school climate and other factors. As part of a revision, staff working with students in grades 5 through 12 will be surveyed and parents of students taking […]

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Dance Sows Seeds for Schools

Dance Sows Seeds for Schools

  Three hundred guests attended Schoolpower’s 29th annual dinner dance, which netted over $225,000 for Laguna Beach schools. The crowd raised paddles and pledged over $140,000 for this year’s Fund-a-Need initiative, “Xtremely iNteractive,” which requested Apple iPads, Apple TVs and Google Chromebooks to create high-tech, interactive classrooms. “It’s been really exciting to integrate technology into […]

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 Harvard Duo Bring Their Game Back Home

Harvard Duo Bring Their Game Back Home

ast road tri Former Laguna Beach High water polo standouts Yoshi Andersen (’12) and Lexie Del Toro (’13) retuned to the familiar waters of their hometown pool this past Tuesday for a quick practice with the rest of their Harvard teammates on a 10-game West Coast road trip  during  spring break. Del Toro had never […]

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Surf Team Wins Oceanside Contest

Surf Team Wins Oceanside Contest

By Coaches Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn Laguna Beach High School’s surf team came up with a win Sunday in Oceanside during the final event of the Scholastic Surf Series season. Laguna took on the hometown Oceanside team and took the overall win with nearly the entire team advancing into the individual competition. The 3-4 […]

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Sand Volleyball

Sand Volleyball

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Runners Ready for City Meet

Runners Ready for City Meet

The city holds its annual track meet Friday, April 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach High School track and field.  All children born in or after 1999 and reside or attend school within the local district are invited to attend. Participants may enter three events and the top finishers in each […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

LBHS Alum Curates Art Show Laguna Beach High School graduate Chloe Cunningham and seven fellow students at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College co-curated an art exhibition, “Letters & Lines” which opened Feb. 21. The exhibit is the capstone experience for Cunningham, an art and art history major and daughter of Gary Cunningham of Lake Isabella, and Leslie […]

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Demystifying Changes in State Testing

Demystifying Changes in State Testing

Parents are invited to a workshop Tuesday, March 18, on the state’s Common Core, which will be held at the high school’s library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This spring, public school students are participating in a field test of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which replaces the Standardized Testing and […]

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Donors Fund Technology for Artistic Pursuits

Donors Fund Technology for Artistic Pursuits

Laguna Beach High School art students are creating distinctive mixed media art using a laser purchased by donors. “They are truly inspired; this has made teaching fun again,” said graphic art and design teacher Kerry Pellow, adding that students are keen to apply the tool to ceramics, art, computer art, production art and production design. […]

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Finding Strength to Go the Distance

Finding Strength to Go the Distance

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy When it comes to why people run marathons, it’s probably safe to say there are as many reasons as there are runners. Among the 21,829 who lined up for the start of the Los Angeles Marathon last Sunday, local optometrist Michael Cook, his daughter Aralyn and Laguna lifeguard Mitch […]

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Spring Sports Underway!

Spring Sports Underway!

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Baseball (3-0) Laguna appears to be on-track for one of their best seasons ever as they opened the squad’s 76th campaign with three straight victories. Breakers started the season on Thursday, March 6, with a 6-2 victory over Orange. Grant Wilhelm went the distance for the win striking out […]

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Sizing Up Breaker Baseball

Sizing Up Breaker Baseball

By Max Hilburn, Special to the Independent The 2014 high school baseball season is underway. After last season’s push into the second round of the CIF playoffs, the team is looking to parlay that success into another record setting year. Although Laguna lost 2013’s Orange Coast league MVP Jackson Rees and pitcher of the year […]

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Blue Lagunas Finalists in State Cup

Blue Lagunas Finalists in State Cup

The Blue Lagunas became the first team from Pacific Soccer Club and the first Laguna Beach based soccer team to advance to the State Cup last month. When the dust cleared, the team in the under 12 division had survived three games in their initial pool, followed by six elimination games to find themselves in […]

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Computer Smarts Put to First Test

Computer Smarts Put to First Test

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Every fifth-grade student at El Morro Elementary School will fire up a personal computer on April 7 to take the first computer-based test of new state academic teaching standards known as the Common Core. No more paper, No. 2 pencils or best-guess multiple-choice questions here. The statewide pilot tests […]