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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

  Girls Water Polo (1-0) Southern California’s top team opened their 17th season this past week with a 22-9 thrashing of Dana Hills on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the local community pool. Missing the team’s top player, Makenzie Fischer, who was with USA Water Polo’s Jr National Team, the Breakers were a little sloppy defensively […]

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LBHS Hosts College Aid Seminars

LBHS Hosts College Aid Seminars

Two workshops to assist graduating seniors and their parents in making informed decisions about career and college are planned for Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 3-4, at Laguna Beach High School. A financial aid seminar will held in the high school’s library Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 7-9 p.m. Topics covered will include information needed to complete […]

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Schools OK Pool Use Pact

Schools OK Pool Use Pact

The school board approved a five-year, joint-use agreement with the city of Laguna Beach on Nov. 12, which includes capital improvements community pool used by students, the district said in a statement. In August, both parties agreed to a broader pact, also of five years, setting out the terms for join use of fields, gyms, […]

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El Morro Steps Back in Time

El Morro Steps Back in Time

  El Morro Elementary students shared a hands-on experience learning about the colonial era this week as parent volunteers transformed the school’s multipurpose room into a colonial village for two days of crafts, activities, and games. The village included 10 crafting stations, a Native American camp and colonial kitchen. Parent volunteers in period costume provided […]

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Arts Supporters Keep Dance on Stage

Arts Supporters Keep Dance on Stage

Support by the Festival of Arts underpins two full-fledged dance concerts and one devoted to student choreography each year at Laguna Beach High School. This year’s winter show, “Infinite,” will run from Dec. 12-14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Artists’ Theatre. This semester, festival support also allowed the advanced dance students to attend dance day […]

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Student Art on Display at Library

Student Art on Display at Library

A plein air art project for fourth and fifth grade students at the Anneliese School was made possible in part by the SEEDS Arts and Education Foundation. Through a partnership with the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, students visited the Irvine Museum and had painting lessons from local plein air painter Jeff Sewell. Along with […]

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 Elementary Principals Oust Defending Champs

Elementary Principals Oust Defending Champs

SchoolPower’s Lumberyard Chef Challenge V, a competition that pits Laguna’s principals against each other in devising an appealing meal, packed the house this past Monday, Nov. 18, to raise money for the public schools. The rematch was a barnburner, with the team of elementary school principals Chris Duddy and Ron LaMotte triumphing over last year’s […]

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Parents Offered Drop-in Classes

Parents Offered Drop-in Classes

Laguna’s school district began offering monthly drop-in counseling this week for parents of district students enrolled in grades 3-12, who cannot commit to an ongoing parent class. The classes provide parents an opportunity for interaction with other parents while learning problem-solving techniques for parent and child difficulties. “As a parent myself, I struggle with everyday […]

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Nutrition Staff Sharpens Their Skills

Nutrition Staff Sharpens Their Skills

This year, the school district’s nutrition department is participating in professional development, and the staff’s first lessons were training with point-of-sale software and reviewing department procedures, policies and menu planning. Recently updated vendor and food ordering procedures were also discussed. “One of our initiatives this year is to add even more scratch-cooked recipes to the […]

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Rotary Student of the Month

Rotary Student of the Month

The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach honored Lila Vera as Student of the Month for October during the club’s regular luncheon meeting at Hotel Laguna last Friday. Lila was accompanied by her math department instructor Gary Shapiro, who described her accomplishments in advanced mathematics and athletics. Lila is an Orange Coast League Scholar-Athlete for swimming. After […]

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The Next Coffee Break Addresses Entitlement

The Next Coffee Break Addresses Entitlement

Linda and Richard Eyre will speak about entitlement at next week’s Coffee Break from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course. Their talk will center on the contents of their latest book, “The Entitlement Trap,” in which the Eyres detail a solution to the sense […]

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Young Actors Grow in ‘Little Women’

Young Actors Grow in ‘Little Women’

Mr. Laurence, a crotchety old geezer in the musical adaptation of “Little Women,” calls them “those awful March girls.” Like everyone else, he, too, falls in love with the four sisters at the core of the story, especially piano-playing Beth. “Little Women” and the mystery play “Arsenic and Old Lace” opened this week with performances […]

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Seniors Test Their Poise in Mock Interviews

Seniors Test Their Poise in Mock Interviews

Laguna Beach High School seniors recently participated in mock interviews to prepare and present themselves for college or work situations. District staff and community volunteers participated as interviewers, who were given guidelines and suggested questions for the interviews, which took about seven minutes, said LBHS Transition Services Coordinator Corey Brown. “This activity is a great […]

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Junior Cheerleaders Take the Field

Junior Cheerleaders Take the Field

  Over 40 future cheerleaders ages 5-12 turned out to learn a cheer, a chant and a dance, which they will perform this Friday, Nov. 8, during the Laguna Beach High School’s football game halftime show. Current cheerleaders who led the clinic raised over $2,000 for Cheer Boosters, to help cover team costs for uniforms, […]

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Young Actors Grow Up in ‘Little Women’

Young Actors Grow Up in ‘Little Women’

Mr. Laurence, a crotchety old geezer in the musical adaptation of “Little Women,” calls them “those awful March girls.” Like everyone else, he, too, falls in love with the four sisters at the core of the story, especially piano-playing Beth. “Little Women” and the mystery play “Arsenic and Old Lace” opened this week with performances […]