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Student Musical Rolls the Dice

Student Musical Rolls the Dice

High school theater students take to the Artists’ Theatre stage this month for a three-weekend run of “Guys and Dolls,” a Broadway musical based on a Damon Runyon story. The spring musical will feature a cast of 50 Laguna Beach High School drama students as well as a student orchestra and stage crew. Mark Dressler […]

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Hearing Set Over School Accountability Plan

Hearing Set Over School Accountability Plan

The school district set May 13 for a public hearing to collect input from parents, educators, employees and the community as it develops its state-mandated Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The plans must describe the school district’s overall vision for students and actions to improve outcomes for English learners, low-income students, and foster youth, the […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Jogathon Fundraising Kicks Off Get ready for a knock on the door from students of Top of the World Elementary. The school is getting ready for its most important fundraiser of the year: the annual Jog-A-Thon. Please consider offering financial support when one of the 650 student-runners makes a plea at your door. Students are […]

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TOW Students Participate in Local Color

TOW Students Participate in Local Color

  Recently, Top of the World Elementary students participated in Local Color, the PTA-sponsored program that brings Laguna Beach artists to the school to give students hands-on art instruction at lunchtime workshops. About 200 students created artwork using paints, oil pastels, clay, and watercolors under the direction of L.O.C.A artists Sherry Bullard, Reem Khalil, Holly […]

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Laguna Rules Water Polo !

Laguna Rules Water Polo !

High School Sports Update By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (30-1) Makenzie Fischer scored five goals and had five steals to help power Laguna Beach past Newport Harbor 10-7 to capture the CIF’s top tier Division I girls water polo title Saturday at Irvine’s Woollett Center. Cara Borkovec added three goals and […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy WINTER ALL-ORANGE COAST LEAGUE TEAMS – LAGUNA SELECTIONS Boys Basketball MVP – Noah Blanton, SR 1st Team: Alec Wulff, Sr Josh Adams, Sr Matt Jones, Sr 2nd Team: Brian Ludloff, Sr   Girls Basketball 1st Team: Jackie Cenan, So Alexandra Lewis, So 2nd Team: Jane Wallin, Sr   Boys […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Five-Sport Sweep is a School First Laguna experienced a first in their sports history as all five winter squads qualified for post-season play, hosted their initial post-season contests and won their initial events. Four of the teams went on to host second round contests. Girls Water Polo (29-1, 4-0) Laguna Meets Newport in D-I CIF […]

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Teacher’s Green Thumb Yields Unexpected Fruit

Teacher’s Green Thumb Yields Unexpected Fruit

Retired teacher Terry Hustwick shared her surprise and joy at receiving California PTA’s most prestigious award, the Golden Oak Service Award, at a recent meeting of Top of the World Elementary’s PTA. Council President Kathleen Fay presented the honor to Hustwick in appreciation and acknowledgment of her contributions in and out of the classroom. Hustwick […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Schools Honor Their Own Elizabeth Phillips was selected as the Laguna Beach school district’s classified employee of the year, says a district announcement. Phillips, a Thurston Middle School health clerk, wears other hats as well, as a campus supervisor and typist. “My favorite part of working with Elizabeth is when she graciously multi-tasks a variety […]

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 Sister Act Leads the Way

Sister Act Leads the Way

Much has been and will continue to be written and said about the 2014 Laguna Beach High School girls’ water polo team. And after all the tournament victories, historic wins, record scoring and just plain old-fashioned dominance, they have more than lived up to the considerable hype. But through it all, this once-in-a-generation collection of […]

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Under 10s Already Making a Splash

Under 10s Already Making a Splash

Laguna Beach’s 10 under co-ed water polo team won silver at the KAP7 International tournament on Feb. 15–16. The Laguna Beach kids played valiantly against Foothill Club Water Polo,  but lost the final game to Foothill  8 – 14.  Coaches Albie Beeler and Rob Carver were proud of their team, and feel that the hard […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Boys Win League Champs   Laguna Seeded Sixth in D-4AA Playoffs Breakers entered the 2014 playoffs the highest ranked public school in the division and opened play this past Wednesday hosting Don Bosco at Dugger Gym. Should the seeding hold, Breakers (21-5, 10-0) will face No. 11 Whittier Christian on Friday, Feb. 21, and third-ranked […]

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 Seniors Set the Bar High for Future Squads

Seniors Set the Bar High for Future Squads

If Laguna Beach High boys’ basketball team was able to beat Don Bosco on Wednesday in the first round of CIF post season play, they will meet either Templeton or Whittier Christian (La Habra) on Friday night, Feb. 21 for a chance to equal the 2007 Breakers for most wins by a Bret Fleming-coached team […]

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School Principal Pursues Encore Career

School Principal Pursues Encore Career

Ron La Motte, Top of the World Elementary School’s long-time principal, will retire in June after 27 years in the district, though he’s not about to quit his profession. La Motte said he’s starting an “encore career” as director of the master’s program at Irvine’s Concordia University where he will fulfill a desire to assist […]

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Exchange Student Visits Laguna’s Newest Sibling

Exchange Student Visits Laguna’s Newest Sibling

Selected for his excellent leadership and impressive work in fine art, Laguna College of Art and Design senior Christopher Ybarra, 21, was the first exchange student selected and sponsored by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association. Ybarra spent 10 days in San Jose del Cabo, where he met the mayor, learned of the active art […]