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Rotarians Honor Athlete-Scholar

Laguna Beach Rotary Club named Bryson Elghanayan its student of the month for the Laguna Beach High School French department. Bryson plans on studying mechanical and electrical engineering after graduation and is a member of the track and field team throwing shot put and discus....

Sign Up for Youth Theatre Classes

Parents with children ages 4 through 13 can sign up now for Laguna Playhouse Winter 2015 Youth Theatre Classes. The session runs from Jan. 27 to March 27.  Acting Fundamentals for ages 9 to 11 meets Tuesdays at The Women’s Club, 286 Saint Ann’s Dr. The Magic Suitcase for ages...

‘Shift’ Steps Up Dance

“Shift,” the high school’s winter dance concert, opens this Friday night at the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. The concert opens with “Sweet Talk,” a fun jazz number choreographed by Samantha Hampton to the music of Meghan Trainor. “Paquita” follows, highlighting the choreography of...

Dance Makes A ‘Shift’ with New School Director

By Rita Robinson Estee Carrizosa will debut as Laguna Beach High School’s new dance instructor when “Shift” happens, the school’s winter dance concert in the Artists’ Theatre, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. Carrizosa is 5-foot-3, petite, with long brown hair and a...

Laguna Dance Makes A ‘Shift’

Estee Carrizosa will debut as Laguna Beach High School’s new dance instructor when “Shift” happens, the school’s winter dance concert in the Artists’ Theatre, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. Carrizosa is 5-foot-3, petite, with long brown hair and a luminous smile;...

Students Brighten Spirits in Music, Song, Dance

Local students perform holiday music in several performances over coming weeks, beginning outside City Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, during Hospitality Night. A more formal concert takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Artists’ Theatre. Music teacher, Jon Mann,...
Posted On 04 Dec 2014

Fourth Grader Helps Those Less Fortunate

Nico Cambruzzi, a fourth grader at Top of the World’s Community Learning Center, wanted to help homeless children as the service learning project required by his teacher, Laia Hansen. He started earlier this year by volunteering at a facility for homeless preschoolers, reading to...

Third Graders Treated to Special Visitors

Third-grade El Morro students who read a book about friendship topped off their lesson with a visit by guide dog trainers Nancy and Len Joseph. They brought guide dogs in every stage of their training to the third grade school assembly. The volunteers and their puppies visited...

Class Notes

Budding Scientist Recognized Andrew Couse has been named November student of the month by the Laguna Beach Rotary Club. Andrew is currently studying AP classes in calculus, biology, macroeconomics and advanced chemical research. He was part of the team that won the TedX Orange...

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...