Third-grade El Morro teacher Mary Blanton set up a web site and blog years ago, affording parents easy access into her classroom. Her infectious love of learning allows her to personally connect with students, from high achievers to the most challenged, as well as with her colleagues, where she serves as a mentor and spearheads […]
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By Dion Wright If Robert “Bob” Young hadn’t had a stash of salvaged telephone poles, “The Big One,” Young’s magnum opus of painting, might never have come to be, and would certainly never have survived the disaster. “The Big One” is absolutely the largest painting ever done in Laguna Beach, took the longest time to get […]
Over 100 friends and families attended the fifth annual elementary schools spelling bee competition last week, with El Morro and Top of the World holding two wins each in previous competitions. After 15 rounds, it came down to El Morro fifth grader Alexis Yang spelling Celsius and pediatrician for the win. She had already conquered […]
Thirty-five fifth grade finalists from El Morro and Top of the World Elementary faced off in the Laguna Beach Spelling Bee Finals, held at TOW’s multi-purpose room at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. The fifth year of the friendly competition, where TOW will defend its 2011 title, will be judged by Asst. Supt. Nancy […]
Rock ‘n Fish Supports Grads Dine at Rock’N Fish on Thursday, Feb 16, and mention your support for the Class of 2012. The upstairs restaurant at Laguna Avenue and Coast Highway will donate 20 percent of proceeds to help fund a safe and sober graduation celebration. Playground Rebounds at El Morro El Morro […]
Help preschool children discover the magical world of reading by collecting gently used book donations for the Bee A Luv Book Drive, Feb. 1-14, sponsored by the school district’s readiness program. “Reading to children every day develops the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school,” early learning specialist Julie Olsen says […]
Cheryl Smith presents a student with a variety of leather tooling stamps during El Morro’s Colonial Days this week, when the multi purpose room transforms into a hands-on cultural experience of colonial and native American crafts. Kids try beading, candle making, corn husk dolls, holiday ornaments, leather tooling, rope making, silversmithing and more.
Bright orange pumpkins, pale honeydew melons, dark green bell peppers, striped cucumber melons and the aroma of basil and mint enrich the landscape of the El Morro Elementary School Garden. At the school dismissal bell, Garden Club students brimming with enthusiasm enter the garden gates. Parent and garden volunteer Sharael Kolberg awaits with an interesting […]
Editor, The continuing barrage of letters from the same group of people concerning their narrow view of transportation in Laguna Beach is tiresome. Increasingly, it seems these writers would like to isolate Laguna Beach by banning any vehicles other than bicycles or public transit. I can hardly wait to grocery shop by trolley. Have […]
El Morro After School Clubs begin, Sept. 26 PTA Meeting, 9:15-10:30 a.m., Sept. 27 Picture Day, Sept. 29 Top of the World After School Programs begin, Sept. 26 Vision and Hearing Testing, Sept. 30 LBHS Homegame Scoreboard Friday, Sept. 23 7 p.m. Boys V Football vs. Bishop Montgomery Monday, Sept. 26 […]
El Morro Volunteer Breakfast, June 10 Top of the World 5th Grade Pioneer Day, June 10 CLC Celebration, June 13 PTA Meeting, June 13 Third Grade Literature Fest, June 17 LBHS Honors Convocation, June 10 Senior Only Final Exams, June 16-17
El Morro Spring Book Fair, May 27 Open House (all grades), June 1 Top of the World Volunteer Breakfast, June 2 Thurston Library Book Fair, May 31-June 3 Open House 6-7:30 p.m., June 2 Minimum Block Day, June 2-3 LBHS Sports: Friday, May 27 3:00 p.m. Baseball vs. Oaks Christian, Quarter Finals
By Kathleen McKeown, Special to the Independent Makena Augenstein from Top of the World Elementary out-spelled her competition to win this year’s elementary school spelling championship. Twenty nine fifth-graders from the district’s two elementary schools competed in the annual competition, held in the El Morro multipurpose room last Thursday, April 14. Filled with cheering family […]