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Class Notes

Class Notes

DAR Awards Laguna Students  Laguna Beach students were to be recognized on Wednesday, May 7, at 3:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre by the Laura Howe Ghahreman and the Patience Wright, Laguna Beach chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The awards will be given to students in the fifth through the […]

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El Morro, TOW Earn Recognition

El Morro, TOW Earn Recognition

El Morro and Top of the World Elementary Schools were named California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced last week. “This recognition reflects the dedication and professionalism of our work force, along with an unceasing commitment by our School Board to provide […]

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Master Dance Class Open to All Ages

Master Dance Class Open to All Ages

Two dance pros will share insider secrets and teach a variety of dance stylesSaturday, May 10, at a pair of classes for dancers of all ages presented by Laguna Dance Festival. The classes will be taught by dancer and choreographer Darrien Henning and Lisa Jay, dance director at Laguna Beach High School and a seasoned […]

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Budget Stretch

Budget Stretch

The school’s retirement funds are broke again. Sounds like a broken record. Oops, let me update that. Sounds like a broken MP-3 player. Oops, oops. Sounds like a broken IPod. Whew, I dated myself there. And my wife, who knows me, wishes I dated myself again. It seems schools are always broke. I want to […]

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Boys Graduate to Philanthropy

Boys Graduate to Philanthropy

A group of seventh-graders who raised $2,500 to award two scholarships this year asked applicants to describe a funny or meaningful sports experience that improved their sportsmanship. A total of 23 high school seniors sought the prize and submitted essays. The 10 Boys Who Care individually scored the applications based on their overall appeal and […]

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Experts Share Insights on Drug Trends

Experts Share Insights on Drug Trends

Parents are invited to attend a workshop on drug trends that will include a short film and three experts on Monday, May 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the high school quad and library. A 13-minute film, “Overtaken,” will be shown alongside speakers Superior Court Judge John Adams, Deputy Sheriff Brian Gunsolley, and Mission Hospital’s […]

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LBHS Dance

LBHS Dance

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Deadline Nears for Water District Scholarship Awards Each year, South Coast Water District awards $500 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who live in its service area.  The deadline to submit applications this year is Thursday, May 1. Applicants must demonstrate their involvement in community service, public service, volunteer work and or environmental activities.  They […]

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Student Creativity Moves Onstage

Student Creativity Moves Onstage

The annual high school spring dance concert “Fourteen” sweeps through the Artists’ Theatre May 1-3. Each night at 7:30 p.m., the kaleidoscopic moves of 45 hard-working dancers will bring the vision of five professional and four student choreographers to life.  Shot-through with music spanning classical to pop, rock-fusion to Broadway chestnuts, hip-hop to everything in-between, […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Baseball (16-2, 7-0) Laguna Sweeps Saddleback – Sets Season Theft Record Breaker base runners stole six bases on Saturday, April 19, in a 18-0 victory at Saddleback (2-17, 0-7) to set the team season record at 69 and topping the previous mark set in 2007. Breakers banged out 19 hits, received five walks, four reached […]

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Grant Seeds a School Garden

Grant Seeds a School Garden

  Top of the World Elementary School  has received a grant to expand their garden through Whole Kids Foundation’s School Garden Grant Program, which was created in partnership with FoodCorps to help schools grow students’ relationships with food through gardening. The Foundation has extended $4 million in grant funds to over 2,100 schools and garden-related […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Girls Sand Volleyball (4-2, 2-0) Squad in First with Sweep LBHS went 2-0 beating previously undefeated No. 6 Saddleback Valley Christian and El Toro to take control of the South Coast Division of the IBVL in matches played on Saturday, April 12 at Huntington Beach sand courts. Top team Briana Boyd/ Cameron Dorn, second team […]

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For Young Pilot, Perseverance Pays Off

For Young Pilot, Perseverance Pays Off

Ryan Raffo, a native of Laguna Beach and 2010 graduate of Laguna Beach High School, has always loved planes. As a child, he “flew” toy jets, imitating the engine sounds. At 12 he got his own flight simulator. His dad, Coleman Raffo, recalls his son’s response to a call for dinner: “I’ll be right there, […]

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Setting Sights on the Nation's Capital

Setting Sights on the Nation’s Capital

He grew up in the sand and surf, but fell in love with the Washington, D.C., region. Now, Laguna Beach High School graduate Weston Barnes is making his mark as a freshman at George Mason University. In high school, Barnes won a gold medal in Junior Olympics volleyball in 2011 and a silver medal in 2013. […]