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Family Steps Up for Athletes

“The Hexbergs have had a truly transformational effect on the Laguna Beach High School athletic program over the past three years. Their donations have funded very tangible things necessary to maintain a robust athletic program.  As a parent of two high school athletes, I...

Sports Notes

Varsity Volleyball Takes on Alumni The 31st annual Alumni Volleyball Game takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the high school’s Dugger Gym on Friday, May 9. Admission is $10. Taco dinner for $5 will be served as well as a live auction that benefits the school volleyball team. Affordable...

Help and Hope for At-Risk Students

Led admirably by Principal Joanne Culverhouse, the educators at LBHS who we count on to keep students safe and help at risk young people have come up with a bold idea that can bring the light of truth into one of the darkest corners of our lives. On May 12 the doors of the...

Class Notes

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...

School Board Drops the Ball Again

  When the school board called on taxpayers and voters to approve the bond issue to finance renovation and upkeep of your public school facilities, we were admonished that our community deserved classroom and sports facilities as good or better than any other public school...

Staying True to the Vision

Editor, My connection to Laguna goes back to the 1970s when I absorbed copious amounts of green paint in the service of the Pageant of the Masters, posing as a statue from Gettysburg. Burnished with a teaching credential, I spent a year coaching swimming and water polo and...

School Board Drops the Ball Again

  When the school board called on taxpayers and voters to approve the bond issue to finance renovation and upkeep of your public school facilities, we were admonished that our community deserved classroom and sports facilities as good or better than any other public school...

LBHS Athletes Win College Scholarships

Four Laguna Beach High School seniors, Cara Borkovec, Preston GrandPre, Anya Miller
and Jack Wyett, received scholarships to continue their athletic pursuits in college, the school district announced Wednesday. “These student athletes represent the best of the best at...

Class Notes

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...

LBHS Stands Out on San Clemente’s Breaks

By Scott Finn and AlisaCairns, Special to the Independent The high school’s surf team won the Scholastic Surf Series competition at San Clemente Pier this past Sunday, Jan. 12. Nearly the entire team advanced into the individual competition against Point Loma High School in...

Following Breaker Basketball Online

Laguna Beach’s community radio station KX 93.5 will broadcast the high school’s boys’ basketball home games with live commentary, beginning Friday, Jan. 17, according to Program Director Tyler Russell. This is the second season KX 93.5 has broadcast LBHS sports. The commentary...

Keeping Students Safe: LBHS Initiates Text-A-Tip Hotline

  In an effort to keep students safe, Laguna Beach’s public school administrators have established a telephone hotline that allows students, staff and parents to report school related concerns confidentially, the district announced last week. A dedicated phone number allows...

Alumni Upset LBHS’s Varsity Squad

  In the annual match-up between former LBHS soccer players and this year’s current girls’ squad, alumni applied strength and experience from the start. The final on Saturday, Jan. 4, was 2-0 in favor of the alumni, the first alum victory in eight years. Although the LBHS...

Student Shows Brighten the Season

The high school’s theater will present several crowd-pleasing concerts before the winter break, starting with the dance department’s performance. The 7:30 p.m. show, Dec. 12-14 at the Artists’ Theatre, showcases the work of guest choreographers directed by high school dance...

LBHS Hosts College Aid Seminars

Two workshops to assist graduating seniors and their parents in making informed decisions about career and college are planned for Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 3-4, at Laguna Beach High School. A financial aid seminar will held in the high school’s library Tuesday, Dec. 3, from...