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Running for Fun and Fitness Nearly 100 Top of the World Elementary students participated in the one-mile Kids Run the OC Marathon held at the Orange County Fairgrounds earlier this month. The run culminated a 12-week fitness program to improve students’ speed, agility, hand-eye...

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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...

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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...

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UCI Summer Programs Offer Scholarships UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts received a grant that will fund as need-based scholarships for Orange County students to attend the Summer Academies in the Arts, for middle and high school students ages 13-18.  They offer...

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LBHS Alum Curates Art Show Laguna Beach High School graduate Chloe Cunningham and seven fellow students at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College co-curated an art exhibition, “Letters & Lines” which opened Feb. 21. The exhibit is the capstone experience for Cunningham, an art and...

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Jogathon Fundraising Kicks Off Get ready for a knock on the door from students of Top of the World Elementary. The school is getting ready for its most important fundraiser of the year: the annual Jog-A-Thon. Please consider offering financial support when one of the 650...

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Schools Honor Their Own Elizabeth Phillips was selected as the Laguna Beach school district’s classified employee of the year, says a district announcement. Phillips, a Thurston Middle School health clerk, wears other hats as well, as a campus supervisor and typist. “My favorite...

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  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...

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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...

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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...

Class Notes 11/1/13

Laguna Beach Cheer Clinic Performance Laguna Beach Cheer Clinic will hold instruction for Junior Cheerleaders, kindergarteners through eight grade, on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 1:30-4 p.m. in the high school quad. Learn a cheer and a chant to perform during halftime on Friday, Nov. 8....

Class Notes 10/18/13

Sport Swap, a Bargain-Hunter’s Paradise  Are your closets and garage areas bursting with unused or outgrown sports gear? Looking for an inexpensive wetsuit, paddleboard, or other piece of sports equipment? The fifth annual Thurston Middle School Sports Swap will turn your...

Class Notes 10/4/13

School Offers Lessons in Parenting The school district is offering a seven-week program designed to assist parents with young children age 5 to 10 on Thursday nights from 6:30–9:30 p.m. The Loving Solutions sessions will be facilitated by family therapist Laura Rivas and begin...

Class Notes 9/13/13

New Hires Support Students, Staff Three new staff members have joined the school district’s support team. Johnathan Rastello joins Laguna Beach High School as a school counselor. He earned an undergraduate degree in film and television from Chapman University and his master’s in...

Class Notes 8/23/13

Orangewood Graduate Pursues Advanced Degree Laguna Beach resident Ryan Wall, who spoke at the Orangewood Children’s Foundation annual summer party in Santa Ana this week, is the recipient of a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree her in clinical psychology at Vanguard...