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Mobility Moves Into the Classroom

Innovative classrooms are the focus of Schoolpower’s upcoming fund-a-need goal, intended to give a kick-start to a recent Laguna Beach district initiative. In Carrie Denton’s environmental sciences lab, which serves as Laguna Beach High School’s first test site, there is no front...
Posted On 05 Mar 2015

Deadline Nears for Scholarship Applications

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation will once again award LBHS seniors more than $300,000 in scholarships this year. From journalism to robotics, athletics to humor, 156 graduating students can apply to over 250 scholarships in 13 different categories. The...

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Boston Students Make the Grade Three Laguna Beach residents, students at Boston University, have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester. They are Haley Castuera, Alexander Monda and Morgan Myers. Youngsters Learn to Make Art A hands-on workshop taught by professional...

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Rotary Names Science Student of the Month Rotary Club named Nicholas Rieckhoff the February student of the month in the Laguna Beach High School science department. Nicholas also served as a Boys State Delegate, is an AP scholar with distinction and has twice been silver medalist...

Dancer Shares Her Skills in Master Class

Intermediate and advanced dance students are invited to participate in a master class taught by choreographer and performer Saleemah E. Knight, who was a featured dancer in the Broadway musical “The Lion King” and has choregraphed several pieces for the stage and scree...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Students Wield Code to Create Artificial Hands

Students in a high school multi-media design class built prosthetic fingers that are configured together to make an artificial hand by using a 3D printer. Students downloaded the necessary code and printed the components for each child-sized prosthetic “Robohand” on an Airwolf 3D...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

District Explores Putting Meetings Online

By Rita Robinson Putting school board meetings online in real time videos was a campaign pitch by school board candidate Dee Perry. Within months of taking office, the newly elected school board member is pressing district staff to make that promise a reality. “I really care...

Mentors Lend a Hand to Their Peers

peer mentoring program known as Juntos, which means together, is offered students in grades four through 12. The program begun in 2004 continues to provide an opportunity for students to strengthen their English-speaking skills and receive support in academic subjects, says a...
Posted On 12 Feb 2015

Parents Learn ABCs of College Admission

A panelist with experience navigating college entry provided reassuring advice about an anxiety-ridden rite of passage for parents and their children at the PTA’s Coffee Break talk last week. Participants included representatives of the high school counseling department and...
Posted On 05 Feb 2015

Festival of Arts Calls for Scholarship Applicants

Scholarship applications, due March 13, are now available online at the Festival’s website http://www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org or at the Festival of Arts office, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. An applicant must be a graduating high school senior who resides in Laguna Beach or attends...

New Chefs Season a Cook-Off

SchoolPower’s annual Chef Challenge netted $10,025 and has grossed $65,887 over the past six years thanks to the generosity and hospitality of Lumberyard restaurant owners Cary and Suzanne Redfearn. Lumberyard raises money for local schools by shutting its doors to the public for...
Posted On 30 Jan 2015

Students Earn Spots in Honor Band

Two exceptional Laguna Beach High School horn players performed with the Southern California All-Southern High School Honor Band. Trumpeters Aaron Alcouloumre auditioned for the wind ensemble, and tenor saxophone player Kenji Lee competed for a spot among the jazz all-stars. The...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Book Drive Sets Out to Acquire New Adventures

The school district’s readiness program helps preschool children discover the world of reading by collecting gently used book donations for the fifth annual Bee A Luv Book Drive, Feb. 1-14. Every book collected is cleaned, repaired and then distributed to Orange County families....
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Ideas Wanted on Adult Ed Funding

The school district seeks public input about adult education options in south-county through an online survey. To assist with this goal, district leaders hope the public will fill out a five-minute survey at the district homepage, www.lbusd.org under “Important Links.” The survey...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Rotary Shines a Spotlight on Aviva Meyers

The Laguna Beach Rotary Club named Aviva Meyers its January student of the month. The Laguna Beach High School senior and National Merit semi-finalist is also a Girls’ State nominee, a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant winner, and Model United Nations best delegate. After...