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High School Sports Update

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 one sided event, the worse […]

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Colleges Recruit LBHS Prospects

Colleges Recruit LBHS Prospects

Laguna Beach High School hosts its annual College Round Up at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, attended by representatives of more than 130 colleges and universities as well as test prep companies. The PTA-sponsored event is a cost effective opportunity for students and their families to explore post-secondary educational options before visiting college campuses. Information […]

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Thurston Provides Targeted Instruction

Thurston Provides Targeted Instruction

Thurston Middle School now offers a Core Academy elective, designed to assist students to develop study habits that apply to all fields of academic study, says a district statement. Math teachers Katie Meyers and Kelly Skon, language arts teachers Leah Prettyman and Sarah Schaeffer, and English language development and French teacher Randi Beckley teach the […]

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School Candidate Touts Her Budget, Hiring Prowess

School Candidate Touts Her Budget, Hiring Prowess

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Hiring the person best qualified for the job rather than the best of the bunch at hand is an ability school board candidate Carol Normandin says she can bring to the Laguna Beach school board. She also says she isn’t just the best of the lot; she fills the […]

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Little Fanfare Greets New Principal

Little Fanfare Greets New Principal

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Without so much as a single handclap, Chris Herzfeld, a 12-year Laguna Beach resident and veteran educator, was unanimously confirmed as the new principal of Laguna Beach High School at a special meeting of the Laguna Beach school board Tuesday, Oct. 7. He replaces much-liked Joanne Culverhouse, who was […]

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Schools Focus on Bullying Prevention

Schools Focus on Bullying Prevention

Halloween isn’t far off, but Laguna Beach teachers and students will wear orange on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in support of bullying prevention. At El Morro Elementary, a school-wide bullying prevention assembly is planned for Nov. 1. In October, Rachel’s Challenge Kindness week will include several activities focused on kindness and caring at Top of the […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Alex Monda, son of Michele and Emil Monda of Laguna Beach, earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Boston University for the second semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Monda, now a sophomore, is studying business. He also competed with the BU men’s team in national gymnastics contest in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Coffee Break Snaphot

Coffee Break Snaphot

New School Year Off to a Running Start Sherine Smith, the superintendent of the Laguna Beach school district, along with principals and administrators explained how staff is preparing students for the future, at the school year’s first Coffee Break, the monthly parent education program organized by the PTA Council. Smith described how schools are integrating […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Local Heads East Laguna Beach High School graduate, Nathaniel L. Colburn, son of Susan Anderson and Bolton Colburn of Aliso Viejo, will attend Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. Colburn was selected from a pool of 5,071 applicants to the college and joins a class of 470. Swim Training Starts for Youngsters= Swim Team Prep at […]

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Campus Paper Writes Up a Show

Campus Paper Writes Up a Show

A concert featuring Laguna Beach High School students, faculty and alumni performing classic rock and current music is planned for Friday, Oct. 3, at the Artists Theatre. The 6:30 p.m. concert helps raise funds for the campus newspaper, The Brush and Palette. Student tickets of $5 will be available in advance from staff members at […]

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Schools Offer Classes on Better Parenting

Schools Offer Classes on Better Parenting

Parents of children 5 to 10 with challenging behaviors can learn parenting skills in a seven-week program offered by the school district. The program will run seven consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. Marriage and family therapist Laura Rivas will lead the […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Laguna Local Looks Good Laguna Beach resident Sandee Thibault, the daughter of Gilbert Thibault, made the spring 2014 dean’s list at California State University, Sacramento, where she is majoring in sociology and psychology.

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Teams Assembling for Dodgeball Contest

Teams Assembling for Dodgeball Contest

The toil, tears and sweat known as SchoolPower’s Dodgeball Tournament V will fill the Laguna Beach High School gyms on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Thirty-two junior division teams will start competing at 3:15 p.m. and the 24-team adult division begins at 5:30 p.m. The Laguna Beach Lifeguards will return to defend their two-time championship title in […]

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New Administrators Join School District

New Administrators Join School District

Two newcomers joined the school district’s administrative team, the district announced this week. Jeff Dixon was hired as the director of facilities and Amy Kernan as the coordinator of assessment, accountability and special projects. The hires were approved by the school board on Aug. 26. Dixon’s experience includes school construction management and maintenance, most recently […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Montage Hosts Scholarship Contest The second annual Montage Memory Makers contest will reward young humanitarians ages 13-17, with $10,000 scholarships to an accredited college or university. Through Sept. 26 entrants who meet the contest requirements may visit montagehotels.com/memory and upload a 300-word essay and a video detailing their efforts to inspire and provide service to […]