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Schools Seek Input on Next Principal

The school district began soliciting input from parents and staff about the qualities they envision in a new Laguna Beach High School principal even as recruiting for a successor is underway. The process began with the distribution of online surveys this week, which were sent to...

HS Principal Takes Position at Palos Verdes Schools

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Saying she took a “significant decrease” in salary, Laguna Beach High School principal Joanne Culverhouse confirmed that she is the new assistant superintendent of educational services at Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. She starts next...

Praise for Pet Parade Judges

Editor, My husband Jerry and I, with our two red Labradors, Red Waggin and Salsa Maria, attended the 17th annual Pet Parade & Chili Cookoff. We have enjoyed it for the past nine years now. We really want to thank the sponsors and all who put on such a great event each year....

Chef Challenge IV: Principals vs. Principals

by Kristi Cancellieri, SchoolPower VP of Public Relations   Laguna Beach’s four principals served up a fun-filled night of food and competition at SchoolPower’s Lumberyard Chef Challenge IV earlier this month. The dueling-menu fundraiser netted over $10,500 as the team of LBHS...

Hopping’s Service is Recognized

School officials recognized Laguna Beach resident Bruce Hopping, founder of the Kalos Kagathos Foundation, as a long-standing district supporter last month. Superintendent Sherine Smith presented him with a resolution that enumerated his many community contributions and...

Strong Turnout for College Night

Hundreds of high school students, their parents, and college representatives filled the Laguna Beach High School gym last week for the annual College Round-Up.   The high school guidance and counseling team and PTA hosted more than 90 college and university representatives,...

Hunt Underway for Baseball Coach

LBHS Athletic Director Mike Churchill finds himself in all too familiar territory.   During his four-year tenure, Churchill has scrambled to find replacements for at least five coaches that have left the school for a variety of personal or professional reasons. Churchill is...

Three Schools Make the Honor Roll

Thurston Middle School, El Morro and Top of the World Elementary Schools have recently been named to the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) 2010 Honor Roll for their exceptional success in elevating student academic achievement. The program evaluates schools’...

Navigating Social Networking Responsibly

Understanding and responsibly navigating the World Wide Web has become an increasing concern for parents, educators, and law enforcement. To assist, the district will be presenting a workshop, “Parenting 2.0: Responsible Social Networking – What You Should Know,” on...