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Class Notes 5/31/13

Class Notes 5/31/13

Pulling the Curtain on a Saturday Academy  The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine is having a Saturday Academy in Drama on Saturday, June 8 to familiarize middle- and high-school students, their parents and teachers with the school’s award-winning drama program. The Academy will cover acting and improvisation technique and audition tips. […]

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Class Notes 5/24/13

Class Notes 5/24/13

Middle School’s Café to Open May 30 Thurston Middle School’s Wave Rider Café is scheduled to open Thursday, May 30, allowing parents and students to purchase a sample lunch while they are visiting campus during the annual open house. The café is intended to offer students nutritious, healthy grab-and-go lunches without a long wait. “A […]

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Local Student Takes a Gap Year to Brazil

Local Student Takes a Gap Year to Brazil

Sam Wellsfry, who will graduate from Laguna Beach High School in June, has been accepted to AFS Brazil and will spend next year returning to high school where the student body speaks Portuguese.   Laguna Beach AFS has awarded Sam a $1000 scholarship to help with tuition.   AFS needs volunteer host families to keep […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Rock On at the Nix Nature Center   OC Parks and the Laguna Canyon Foundation invite the community to join local geologist and teacher Maureen Angle at the Nix Nature Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. as she shares her rock and fossil collections and tells the story of how […]

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Students Cross International Borders

Students Cross International Borders

AFS Exchange Students described their experiences to their younger peers at  Thurston Middle School about leaving home at age 16 to attend high school in a foreign country. Laguna Beach High School ‘07 graduate Hayley Simon spoke no Portuguese when she arrived in Brazil in 2005 and her volunteer host family spoke little English.  Speakers […]

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Host Homes Needed for Foreign Students

Host Homes Needed for Foreign Students

AFS, Intercultural Programs, is accepting applications for high school and “gap” year programs for this summer and fall.  Go to www.afsusa.org to see the countries available. Foreign students arriving in August are being assigned to host families now.  For information on hosting, go to the website or call local AFS volunteer Barbara Hawthorne, 376-5913. Last week […]