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Student Musicians Rock the House

Student Musicians Rock the House

Three of the school district’s instrumental groups brought home first place trophies at a recent regional music competitions. The LBHS Wind Ensemble won first place and unanimous superior ratings from the judges at the “Music in the Park” competition held in conjunction with California’s Great American Theme Park in San Francisco, April 26-28. Last week, […]

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‘Rumors’ Will Fly at LBHS

‘Rumors’ Will Fly at LBHS

Laguna Beach High School’s Park Avenue Players finish their year with the staging of Neil Simon’s hit comedy “Rumors.” The show opens in the Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave., this Friday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. and runs through the first weekend of June. The curtain goes up on performances May 25-26 and 31 as […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

LBHS, Among the Nation’s Best Schools Newsweek ranked Laguna Beach High School number 388 on their 2012 list of 1,000 of America’s best public high schools in this week’s edition. Supt. Sherine Smith commended Principal Joanne Culverhouse and her staff for providing an outstanding learning environment for students. “It takes a village to produce students […]

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Schools Make the Grade

Schools Make the Grade

Laguna’s schools added two new feathers to their cap. All four schools, El Morro Elementary, Top of the World Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School, were among 1,614 public schools in the state to make the 2011 honor roll of the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE). Laguna’s schools made the honor […]

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Broadway Star Mentors Local Students

Broadway Star Mentors Local Students

Broadway composer John Bucchino conducted a master class with promising student vocalists at Laguna Beach High School earlier this month.   LBHS singers each prepared two of Bucchino’s songs. Under his direction, he rehearsed one of them in front of the audience. Each master-student session culminated with a performance of the chosen song accompanied by […]

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Getting Dirty Over Kidney Research

Getting Dirty Over Kidney Research

Members of Love Your Kidneys, a newly established Laguna Beach High School club, ran through four miles of obstacles and sodden terrain during its first annual fundraiser at the Irvine Lake Mud Run last Friday, March 31.   After being diagnosed with kidney disease as a freshman, Lexi Del Toro, now a junior, started the […]

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Rain Washes Out Track Meet

Rain Washes Out Track Meet

Hundreds of shivering and soaked athletes from as far away as Hawaii battled each other and the elements Saturday, March 17, at Laguna Beach High, hoping to salvage the 44th running of the Trophy Invitational.   It wasn’t long before standing water reigned victorious, as runners splashed their way around Eric Hulst track until organizers […]

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High School Hosts Community College and Career Technical Education Fair

High School Hosts Community College and Career Technical Education Fair

Laguna Beach High School will hold a Community College and Career Technical Education Fair on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Laguna Beach High School Library. Coordinated by guidance counseling secretary Rosalie Triggs and Capistrano-Laguna Beach ROP career guidance specialist Yvette Perez, the fair is designed to assist students and […]

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Breakers Bounce Back in Boys Varsity Soccer

Breakers Bounce Back in Boys Varsity Soccer

By Horst Noppenberger | LB Indy   LBHS vs. Saddleback On Wednesday, Jan. 26, the Laguna Beach high school boys soccer team traveled to Santa Ana to take on the league leading Saddleback High School Roadrunners. First half action began with Breaker mid-fielder Reese Barton striking a volley just over the Roadrunner net. The Roadrunners […]

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Shap Show Rallies Support for a Safe and Sober Grad Night

Shap Show Rallies Support for a Safe and Sober Grad Night

The Laguna Beach High School senior class of 2012 will perform the 24th annual Shap Show, “No Suits Allowed,” on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at LBHS Artists Theatre. The 2012 graduation committee hopes this special one-night event will help them achieve their goal of raising about $20,000 so that all graduating seniors will […]

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Soccer Teams Earning Respect of Peers

Soccer Teams Earning Respect of Peers

Keeping in step with a year-long pattern of sports success at Laguna Beach High, both soccer programs are putting together strong seasons that could end up rivaling the surprising efforts of last year’s baseball and football teams. “They want to do as well as their friends did in other sports,” said boys’ coach Daniel Richards, […]

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Hexbergs Grant Athletes’ Wishes

Hexbergs Grant Athletes’ Wishes

By Samantha Washer, SchoolPower vice president   Christmas came early this year for Laguna Beach High School’s athletic programs with a surprise donation of $25,000.  The donation from the Hexberg Family Foundation was given to SchoolPower and earmarked for distribution to all sports programs at the high school.   “We are fortunate to be able […]

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Soccer Team Holds Tesoro to 1-1

Soccer Team Holds Tesoro to 1-1

By Horst Noppenberger, Special to the Independent The LBHS boys’ varsity soccer team maintained their preseason, unbeaten record with a come from behind 1-1 tie against soccer power-house Tesoro High School.   Early in the game, Tesoro shot from inside the six-yard box, which deflected off a LBHS defender for a goal. Laguna then mounted […]

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New Coach Rebuilds a New Line-up

New Coach Rebuilds a New Line-up

What strategy do you adopt after losing the entire starting line up and 90 percent of the offense from the previous season? Play better defense.   That’s what Mark Lewis hopes for his team this season. “I can tell you that we have been preaching more commitment to defense as we know keeping the other […]

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Three Concerts Set for Artists’ Theatre

Three Concerts Set for Artists’ Theatre

The high school’s performing arts department presents a variety of dance, choral, and instrumental music concerts in the next two weeks at the Artists’ Theatre, 625 Park Ave.   Dancers kick off the shows with “Perceptions” featuring professional and student choreographers on stage Dec. 8-10 at 7:30 p.m.   On Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., […]