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LBHS Athletes Win College Scholarships

LBHS Athletes Win College Scholarships

Four Laguna Beach High School seniors, Cara Borkovec, Preston GrandPre, Anya Miller
and Jack Wyett, received scholarships to continue their athletic pursuits in college, the school district announced Wednesday. “These student athletes represent the best of the best at Laguna Beach High School,” said Athletic Director Mike Churchill. “They have excelled on the field of competition […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

  Laguna Native Shines in the Midwest Bella Carracino, an elementary education major and a resident of Laguna Beach, is on Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year at Butler University in Indianapolis.  Art Lessons Celebrate Whale Season As part of environmental artist Wyland’s partnership with Dana Wharf, children 3-12 who […]

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Rolling Out a Magic Carpet

Rolling Out a Magic Carpet

Laguna Beach’s elementary schools and district office will serve as drop-off locations for gently used children’s books Feb. 1-14, intended to introduce preschool children to the magical world between the covers. “Children who are read to at home have a higher success rate in school,” said student readiness facilitator Julie Olsen, who distributed 1,264 books […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Shap Show Spotlights High School Talent Laguna Beach’s Lumberyard Restaurant will host a $65 per person pre-show dinner on Saturday, Feb. 8, which includes reserved seating for the 26th annual No Suits Allowed concert at the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. Both the 7:30 p.m. concert and dinner serve as the annual senior fundraiser, benefiting a safe […]

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St. Catherine Holds Open House

St. Catherine Holds Open House

Prospective students and families are invited to an open house and dinner at St. Catherine of Siena Parish School, on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Participants will have a chance to visit the campus at 30516 S. Coast Highway, meet the teachers and principal and learn about the school’s curriculum. A free […]

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Embracing the Technology in a Child’s World

Embracing the Technology in a Child’s World

By Kate Rogers, Special to the Independent Technology is changing so fast it’s almost impossible for parents to monitor.  In the past, parents knew the world in which their children were growing up and could guide and protect them accordingly.  This is no longer possible as the landscape changes almost daily.  Parents are left stumbling […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Shap Show Spotlights Student Talent Tickets are now on sale for the 26th No Suits Allowed concert, which returns to the LBHS Artists’ Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 8, for the annual senior fundraiser, benefiting a safe and sober graduation night. Every winter, Gary Shapiro, an upper level high school math teacher, presents a memorable evening […]

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Kids’ Art

Kids’ Art

I’m worried. The Laguna Museum is hosting art classes for kids.  This undertaking could be an undertaking. “Dear Lord, please welcome this unsuspecting and trusting museum into your heavenly embrace and forgive those young artists who didn’t know the combustible property of paint and cleaners. Amen.” Kids are cute and that trait makes them dangerous. […]

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Learning ABC’s of Common Core Standards

Learning ABC’s of Common Core Standards

Parents can learn about the school district’s efforts to integrate Common Core State Standards into the classroom in a program Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the high school’s library. The 6-7:30 p.m. session will focus on the importance of writing in all subjects and how to support students in the writing process. These standards are intended […]

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Keeping Students Safe: LBHS Initiates Text-A-Tip Hotline

Keeping Students Safe: LBHS Initiates Text-A-Tip Hotline

  In an effort to keep students safe, Laguna Beach’s public school administrators have established a telephone hotline that allows students, staff and parents to report school related concerns confidentially, the district announced last week. A dedicated phone number allows tipsters to text or call in concerns. The Text-A-Tip hotline is confidential, but not anonymous, […]

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Tech Safety Expert Taps Into a Child’s World

Tech Safety Expert Taps Into a Child’s World

Coffee Break is breaking-out of its mold with a free 7 p.m. presentation on children and technology at Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Laguna Beach High School’s Artists’ Theatre. Scott Burnett, owner of Lake Forest’s Integrity Computer Concepts, specializes in online security. The father of four tech-savvy kids, Burnett regularly hosts presentations for private schools, churches, […]

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Rotary Club Honors Outstanding Student

Rotary Club Honors Outstanding Student

Laguna Beach High School student Andrew Landsiedel was recognized with the Student of the Month Award at the Rotary Club’s regular luncheon meeting at the Hotel Laguna on Dec. 13. Andrew has excelled in honors and AP Spanish classes all of his four years at the high school and has received other academic awards. He […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (4-0) Makenzie Fisher missed the Mater Dei match with another USA Water Polo commitment for the World Cup qualifying tournament and sister Aria Fischer, the squads leading scorer after three games was out due to a recent tonsillectomy. The high flying Monarchs tested the depth of […]

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Kudos for Surf Team’s Top Athletes

Kudos for Surf Team’s Top Athletes

The boys’ high school surf team league finals were held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at San Onofre’s Upper Trestles and Dana Point’s Salt Creek Beach. First round participants, freshman Colton Bryant, senior Nathan Kravitz and junior Shane Chapman, advanced to the quarter finals before being eliminated. At a team banquet, most valuable awards went to […]