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’11 Grads Weave Their Own Path

’11 Grads Weave Their Own Path

As Laguna Beach High School’s graduating seniors paraded into the Irvine Bowl last week through evergreen arches held aloft by younger versions of themselves, there was a sense of achievement that went beyond their academic accomplishments. Whether a relative, friend or teacher of the graduates, their commencement seemed a living testament to what youth can […]

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School Board Swiftly Names Replacement Principals

School Board Swiftly Names Replacement Principals

In a surprise development, Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School will both undergo a change in leadership beginning next year as a result of a decision announced Thursday by high school Principal Don Austin to depart at year’s end. In a meeting convened late Thursday, the school board approved the appointment of middle […]

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New Course Evolves from Collaborative Effort

New Course Evolves from Collaborative Effort

Come September, some freshman at Laguna Beach High School will enroll in global studies and study skills, a new class recently approved by the school board and organically developed by social science teachers to establish a platform for higher-level coursework. The new course replaces the district-required freshman-level world geography class and goes beyond it in […]

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LBHS Teacher in Running for State Award

LBHS Teacher in Running for State Award

Teacher Sarah Ray is the Laguna Beach High School’s nominee for the California League of High Schools Educator of the Year Award. The award is given annually to 11 educators who illustrate educational excellence and have made noteworthy improvements in high schools. “I am pleasantly surprised and honored to receive this distinction when I know […]