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Graduates Share a Final Experience

Graduates Share a Final Experience

The Irvine Bowl at the Festival of Arts grounds was filled to the brim last week when parents, other family members and friends turned out to watch 256 seniors graduate from high school. The sky sparkled with stars, the temperature was mild, rare at the bowl even later in the summer. The high school band, […]

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Kids Should be Our Top Priority

Kids Should be Our Top Priority

Editor, The permanent housing shelter that is being considered in the Canyon is an interesting and somewhat controversial subject. In the United States, many of the people living on the streets suffer from serious disabilities, both mental and physical. So many of the homeless could lead more productive lives if provided mental and physical counseling […]

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Survey Asks Students About Their Lives

Survey Asks Students About Their Lives

In the coming weeks, public school students in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be asked to anonymously take a revised California Healthy Kids Survey, which measures school climate and other factors. As part of a revision, staff working with students in grades 5 through 12 will be surveyed and parents of students taking […]

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Foundation Awards Arts Grants to Schools

Foundation Awards Arts Grants to Schools

The Festival of Arts Foundation awarded $30,000 in grants to Laguna Beach High School to enhance visual and performing arts education, the district announced this week. The high school’s art program received a $15,000 award and supporters of its instrumental music program received $5,000. The campus’s dance and performing arts departments received awards of $2,500 […]

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Principals Sweat Over Their Report Cards

Principals Sweat Over Their Report Cards

Principal Joanne Culverhouse, who succeeded Don Austin as high school principal and twice defeated him in SchoolPower’s Lumberyard Chef Challenge, defends her title Nov. 14 against a worthy adversary.

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Thurston Celebrates Academic Achievers

Thurston Celebrates Academic Achievers

By Kathleen Fay, Special to the Independent Thurston Middle School held its Gold Card & Honor Roll Breakfast last week to celebrate the academic accomplishments of students who earned a grade point average of 3.5 or better during the fall semester. Qualifying students received breakfast at a ceremony where gold-colored Honor Roll ID cards and […]