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Boosters Sponsor Heart Screenings Cardiac screenings for ages 5 and up will be available at Laguna Beach High School, 635 Park Ave., from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3 and 4 for a donation of $85. Schedule appointments on line at: heartfeltcardiacprojects.org....

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Trio Scores Gear for Poor Kids Laguna Beach High School freshmen James Langton and Sterling Butler and junior Drake Butler have stepped up to continue the Score 4 the Poor program begun in 2011 by Rory Saunders and Chris Tellez. During May they are collecting gently used soccer...

PTA Honors its President With an Award

Laguna Beach PTA Council President Kathleen Fay was recently awarded the California PTA’s most prestigious honor, the Golden Oak Service Award. Fay was selected for her exceptional contributions to the school-community’s children for over a decade, said council historian Lisa...

Intervention Aid Receives State Honor

Margaret Warder, a Top of the World Elementary intervention assistant, is one of five members of the California School Employees Association singled out for recognition statewide. She was recognized at this week’s school board meeting as well. “When I received the call that I was...

El Morro Staff Supports English Learners

District administrators nominated El Morro Elementary School Principal Chris Duddy and kindergarten teacher Mary Blanton for their contributions in promoting success for English learner students. Along with other nominees from other school districts, they will be attending the OC...

Students Meet Imagination Challenge

Last spring, 19 Thurston Middle School students on four teams, led by science teacher Inouye Wu, participated for the first time in the Destination Imagination Challenge regional tournament in El Cajon. Three teams advanced to the state competition, The 4 Technoteers, Brilliant...

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Testing Readiness at Open House Parents and their preschool children are invited to an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, to try out a school readiness program located in room 90, above the Laguna Beach High School pool, 670 Park Ave. The Learning Link program...

Hiring Process Irks Retiring Teacher

Retiring 20-year high school and middle school drama teacher Mark Dressler said he’s been left out of the process to hire his replacement, which he predicted will be announced as early as this week. Some parents also expressed their concern over the future of the highly popular...

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LHBS Students Earn ROP Recognition Laguna Beach High School students Dylan Augenstein and Marlena Becker were singled out among 11 others as this year’s top students of the South Coast Regional Occupational Program. More than 350 people celebrated the achievements of students...

Market Assists 10 Boys Who Care Scholarship

Ten Boys Who Care, a group of Thurston Middle School eighth-graders, received a recent surprise from Trader Joe’s market in Crystal Cove. Sommelier and crew member Deb Conrad informed the boys of a $500 gift, the result of store recycling since January 2013. “When I stumbled upon...

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Rotary Announces Student of the Month Kirra Nash, a Laguna Beach High student, is the Laguna Rotary Club’s student of the month for April. She represents the art department where she has been studying design and computer art for past three years. Kirra has received a South Coast...

School District Website Undergoes Makeover

The school district took the wraps off its newly redesigned website, reformatted to accommodate the increasing dependence of users that search the site from mobile devices, says a district statement. The site address remains unchanged at www.lbusd.org. The website enables users...

Dance Concert Entertains, Delights All Ages

By Christine Fugate, Special to the Independent  “Turning Pointe,” the high school’s spring dance concert, opens tonight, Friday, April 24, at the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. This is the second concert directed by the new program head, Estee Carrizosa. For the first time in over a...

Experts Tackle Underage Drinking

A presentation about underage drinking that draws on current trends and narratives from top experts will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the high school’s Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave. “Navigating the Teen Years–Social Pressures, Issues and Underage Drinking” is...