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Gearing Up for World AIDS Day

Gearing Up for World AIDS Day

Laguna Beach’s downtown trees will be adorned with card enscribed with the name of one of the 500 local residents claimed by HIV/AIDS since 1981 in recognition of World AIDS Day this Sunday, Dec. 1. Free HIV testing and an evening vigil, both at Main Beach, as well as a free concert and program at […]

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Teachers Learn to Show, Rather Than Tell

Teachers Learn to Show, Rather Than Tell

Participating rather than being told is the key to learning, even for teachers, says a consultant hired last month to help integrate new state learning standards into the curriculum of Laguna Beach’s school district. “Here’s a brutal fact about professional development for teachers,” said consultant Charlotte Knox, of Point Richmond, Calif. “…The likelihood of training […]

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LBHS Hosts College Aid Seminars

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 7-9 p.m. Topics covered will include information needed to complete […]

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Schools OK Pool Use Pact

Schools OK Pool Use Pact

The school board approved a five-year, joint-use agreement with the city of Laguna Beach on Nov. 12, which includes capital improvements community pool used by students, the district said in a statement. In August, both parties agreed to a broader pact, also of five years, setting out the terms for join use of fields, gyms, […]

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Student Art on Display at Library

Student Art on Display at Library

A plein air art project for fourth and fifth grade students at the Anneliese School was made possible in part by the SEEDS Arts and Education Foundation. Through a partnership with the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, students visited the Irvine Museum and had painting lessons from local plein air painter Jeff Sewell. Along with […]

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Musings on the Coast

Musings on the Coast

The Coming Revolution In Education Lately, it has become fashionable to bash the value of a college education.   This is because recent graduates cannot get jobs.  There aren’t many jobs and the unemployment rate for newly minted graduates in the U.S. is about 20%.   We are lucky.   In Greece, it is 60%, Spain 55%, France […]

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Parents Offered Drop-in Classes

Parents Offered Drop-in Classes

Laguna’s school district began offering monthly drop-in counseling this week for parents of district students enrolled in grades 3-12, who cannot commit to an ongoing parent class. The classes provide parents an opportunity for interaction with other parents while learning problem-solving techniques for parent and child difficulties. “As a parent myself, I struggle with everyday […]

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Seniors Test Their Poise in Mock Interviews

Seniors Test Their Poise in Mock Interviews

Laguna Beach High School seniors recently participated in mock interviews to prepare and present themselves for college or work situations. District staff and community volunteers participated as interviewers, who were given guidelines and suggested questions for the interviews, which took about seven minutes, said LBHS Transition Services Coordinator Corey Brown. “This activity is a great […]

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Benefits

Benefits

Students Create Bowls to Change Souls World Hunger Bowl, an arts fundraiser of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, relies on donated art, such as the bowls created by Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and marine-life artist Robert Wyland, for its silent auction. Many more contributions come from compassionate high school teachers and their […]

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Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship Foundation

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation is already hard at work to make this a most rewarding year for LBHS seniors, welcoming four new donors thus far. Having awarded over 270 scholarships totaling $328,955 to 107 LBHS 2013 graduating seniors last June, foundation leaders are excited for the new school year and have already […]

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Spellbound by First-Hand History Lesson

Spellbound by First-Hand History Lesson

    Scientist David Dartez, who worked with NASA for over 20 years at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, provided a first-hand history lesson to students at El Morro Elementary last week. Dartez, the grandfather of an El Morro Elementary student, added an extra dimension to a biography students are studying on Mae Jemison, […]

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Holistic Approach Remakes Trainer’s Lifestyle

Holistic Approach Remakes Trainer’s Lifestyle

Patricia Garza-Pinto, a certified personal trainer and holistic lifestyle coach from Laguna Beach, recently completed level-three training with San Diego’s Paul Chek, a holistic health practitioner and neuromuscular therapist. The program combines study of the relationship between food and lifestyle and tools for coaches to improve their client’s health and overall wellness. Garza-Pinto obtained certifications […]

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Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students

Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students

The Council on International Educational Exchange is looking for host families for high-school aged students for the 2013/2014 school year. Students have the appropriate visa, medical insurance and pay for all of their own personal expenses. The only requirement from the host family is to provide a bed and an extra plate at the table. […]

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Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students

Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students

The Council on International Educational Exchange is looking for host families for high-school aged students for the 2013/2014 school year. Students have the appropriate visa, medical insurance and pay for all of their own personal expenses. The only requirement from the host family is to provide a bed and an extra plate at the table. […]

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Class Notes 10/4/13

Class Notes 10/4/13

School Offers Lessons in Parenting The school district is offering a seven-week program designed to assist parents with young children age 5 to 10 on Thursday nights from 6:30–9:30 p.m. The Loving Solutions sessions will be facilitated by family therapist Laura Rivas and begin Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third […]