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Local Cooks Up a Winning Entrée

Laguna local Olivia Ladaire last month entered the Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest, where children are invited to submit a home video of themselves preparing a rice-based dish. Olivia, a student in the culinary arts conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana,...

Technology Now Required in Fifth-Grade Classes

Parents of fifth-graders recently learned about methods their children can use for the school district’s pilot bring-your-own-device program, which is to start in January. “It is so critical we teach the necessary technological skills to our students that will prepare them...

Thurston Teachers Bring a Novel to Life

Two Thurston Middle School teachers used a fresh approach to help their students absorb Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” In Tammy Bonneville’s language arts class, eighth graders discussed the book during the fall semester. In Anna Tejchman’s...
Posted On 20 Nov 2014

Junior Citizens Chosen for Parade

Laguna Beach High School staff has chosen Janie Crawford and Taylor Addis, class of 2015, as junior citizens of the year for the 49th Patriots Day parade, which will take place Saturday, March 7. The two seniors will join 2014 honorees, Grand Marshal Janet Evans, Honored Patriot...

Girls Tennis (18-4, 10-0) SSCIF Division II

Breakers and Troy tied 9-9 last Monday at the Warrior’s campus taking the match victory on games, 79-73. The win sent Laguna to Murrieta Valley this past Wednesday for the semifinal battle with the # 2 ranked Nighthawks. Laguna opened their playoff run with a pair of easy wins...

Parents Learn to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

Speaker-author Dr. Jorge Cherbosque discusses monitoring one’s own and other people’s emotions during the 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, PTA Coffee Break workshop at Top of the World Elementary School. Building awareness and emotional intelligence skills strengthens...

Another LBHS Drama Fledgling Bitten by the Bug

By Donna Furey | LB Indy For five weeks last summer, Laguna Beach resident Sawyer Pierce rehearsed with cast and crew in Louisiana for his walk-on part in the recently released hit movie “Maze Runner.” Despite the stultifying heat and humidity and a brown recluse spider bite that...

Another LBHS Drama Fledgling Bitten by the Bug

By Donna Furey | LB Indy For five weeks last summer, Laguna Beach resident Sawyer Pierce rehearsed with cast and crew in Louisiana for his walk-on part in the recently released hit movie “Maze Runner.”   Despite the stultifying heat and humidity and a brown recluse spider...

Class Notes

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,622 students in September. Among them was Laguna Beach resident Satomi Hinata, who received a Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry.

School Candidates Q&A

Q1 Will Common Core make students better workers but expose them less to a liberal arts education? Q2 What needs improvement? Ketta Brown Age: 54 Education: BA, University of Washington, 1982 Occupation: Homemaker for 24 years Contributions: $5,800* A1 Brown’s position is that...

Schools Seek Public Feedback on New Projects

The school board is seeking public input on a facilities master plan and asks members of the community, students, staff and parents to complete a survey on the District’s website, www.lbusd.org, under the Facilities department tab. Survey results will be reviewed at a 6 p.m....
Posted On 30 Oct 2014

LBHS Crowns Homecoming Royalty

HOMECOMING KINGS 2014 Dominic Droulez 2013 Andres DeLaRosa 2012 Robbie McInerny 2011 Erik Henrikson 2010 Jake Michaels 2009 Chris Hillemann 2008 Graham Harris 2007 John Robinson 2006 Dylan Fait 2005 Adam Kaplan 2004 Brent Kling 2003 Nima Mortazavi   HOMECOMING QUEENS 2014...

Young Inventors Tackle TEDx and Third-World Water

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy With a lot of help from each other and votes from friends on social media, five Laguna Beach High School students are fast-tracking accomplishments in their senior year with two prestigious awards this month. The team of science students won more than...

Class Notes

Parents Return to School for Math Lessons Parents are invited to a workshop with researcher Patrick J. Callahan, Ph.D., executive director of the UC Science and Mathematics Initiative, who will explain shifts in classroom math instruction that lay the foundation for students to...

High School Sports Update

Costa Mesa Defeats Laguna 48-0, Worst Orange Coast Loss By Frank Aronoff | LB Ind Football (1-5) The Mustangs celebrated their homecoming last Friday, Oct. 10, on Jim Scott Field at Estancia High School with their first win of the season at the expense of the Breakers in a very...