Class Notes

Auditions for Pint-Sized Actors

Laguna Beach High School’s drama program will produce “The Sound of Music” in spring and is casting three roles for younger children in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical at a 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, audition at the high school.

“The youngest children in the cast are Kurt, 10, Brigitta, 9, and Gretl, 6.  We would really like to have students from El Morro, Top of the World and Thurston play these parts,” said theater department chair Mark Dressler.

For more information about the audition process.

Car Fuels School Donations

By Kristi Cancellieri, a SchoolPower officer

What could be better than owning the redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle? How about winning the cool new coupe in a raffle benefitting Laguna Beach public schools?
That’s the opportunity SchoolPower is offering in its first ever car raffle compliments of McKenna Volkswagen and a friend of the Laguna Beach Education Foundation. With only 500 raffle tickets being offered at $100 each, the chances of driving away a winner in the black Beetle are great. It’s a prize worth approximately $25,000, including tax and license fees.
The car drawing will be held at SchoolPower’s 27th annual Dinner Dance on March 3 at the Montage Laguna Beach. The winner need to be present to win.
Raffle tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call SchoolPower at 949-494-6811.

Contest Calls on Young Creators

The California Coastal Commission is hosting an art and poetry contest for students in kindergarten through 12th-grade where winners can receive a $100 gift card.

See guidelines for the coastal or marine theme contest at www.coastforyou.org.

Entries must the postmarked by Jan. 31 and addressed to: California Coastal Commission Art & Poetry Contest, 45 Fremont St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA  94105

Winners work will also be featured on the commission’s web pages and exhibited at Crystal Cove State Park.

Previous winners can be viewed at www.coastforyou.org.

LBHS Graduate Shines in Webcast

Francesca Kim Tioleco

Laguna Beach high school 2003 graduate Francesca Kim Tioleco is working as a news anchor and writer for the Financial News Network Online in New York City.

Tioleco earned a communications degree from Marymount Manhattan College, and interned for MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Her documentary, Positive Health Project, earned a service learning award.

Theater Night for Graduates

A portion of proceeds from the 7 p.m. showing of the film “Hugo!” on Friday, Dec. 9 at South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Highway, will go towards a safe and sober graduation night party for Laguna Beach High School students.

For $20, film goers can support 2012 graduates, as well as purchase a movie ticket, small popcorn and fountain drink.

Tickets are sold at LBHS from P.A.L.s or at the box office one hour prior to the show.


Give the Gift of Culture

The Pacific Cultural Exchangeis seeking local families to volunteer as host families for English-speaking students from countries around the world ages 15 to 18.

The foreign high school students would attend school ranging from one semester to a full academic year. Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to claim a charitable deduction on their tax returns for each month they host a sponsored student.

Families interested in learning more may call P.I.E. at 1-866-546-1402.

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