SchoolPower’s 27th annual dinner dance on March 3 raised a record $330,000 for Laguna’s four public schools. President Marcus Skenderian called the gala “an amazing experience of celebration and support for our schools.” Inspired by event chairs Patience Shutts and Kim Ressler, committee volunteers created a floral wonderland of blooms spilling out from […]
Returning Parents to Class The school district is offering a seven-week program for parents of young children, 5 to 10, beginning Wednesday, March 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Susi Q Community Center, 380 Third St. Therapist Laura Rivas will teach the class, “Loving Solutions.” “We are so excited to be able to […]
Campus Re-Opens for Night Session Arts Night at Top of the World Elementary earlier this month drew 330 families. The school’s multipurpose room was successfully transformed into “The Dolphin Gallery” for the evening, and featured a visual arts piece exhibited by every student in the school. Talk on Parenting in the Digital […]
Thanks to a dedicated team of 46 parent volunteers calling on every family in Laguna Beach schools for donations, SchoolPower’s Community Campaign succeeded in raising nearly $360,000. As a result, two sizable checks were presented to the Laguna Beach Unified School District at the Jan. 10 school board meeting, including a $125,000 check for the […]
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 […]
Auditions for Pint-Sized Actors Laguna Beach High School’s drama program will produce “The Sound of Music” in spring and is casting three roles for younger children in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical at a 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, audition at the high school. “The youngest children in the cast are Kurt, 10, Brigitta, 9, […]
Move over iPod. There’s a new kid in town. Since the Laguna school district introduced an innovative handheld device known as SRS, for student response systems, in classrooms last year, more and more teachers embrace their use and extol their virtues. The devices provide teachers with a means of gauging if a lesson is being […]
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.
Continuing a nine-year tradition, the Andersen family opened up their restaurant, Claes Ovation, to 200 SchoolPower supporters for a dinner last month that raised $18,000 for the organization.
By Cynthia Jenkins, SchoolPower Volunteer SchoolPower trustees and their kids took to the streets last weekend to deliver over 200 welcome bags to families who are new to the Laguna Beach School District. Pamela London Frank, a trustee and this year’s welcome committee chair, was new to the district last year and recalls her gratitude […]
SchoolPower continues its tradition of kicking off the new school year with its first fundraiser on Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. in Hotel Laguna’s Claes Ovation restaurant, named after hotelier Claes Andersen. The event features Executive Chef Paul Bauer, who has prepared a three-course meal with wine and food pairings. Andersen’s widow, Georgia, has […]