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Leaders Deserve Kudos for Adding Music Instruction

Leaders Deserve Kudos for Adding Music Instruction

Editor, Thanks to all the hard work of Steve and Jennifer Baker, Superintendent Sherine Smith, the Laguna Beach school board and Schoolpower for enabling the children of the Laguna Beach Schools to finally learn about music in a serious way. The new program starts in the third grade and ends with an orchestra in the […]

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El Morro, TOW Earn Recognition

El Morro, TOW Earn Recognition

El Morro and Top of the World Elementary Schools were named California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced last week. “This recognition reflects the dedication and professionalism of our work force, along with an unceasing commitment by our School Board to provide […]

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Hopping’s Service is Recognized

Hopping’s Service is Recognized

School officials recognized Laguna Beach resident Bruce Hopping, founder of the Kalos Kagathos Foundation, as a long-standing district supporter last month. Superintendent Sherine Smith presented him with a resolution that enumerated his many community contributions and commitment to supporting fitness. Hopping, 90, who maintains a strong sense of civic duty, thanked the board and faculty, […]

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Football Mom Continues to Question Field Safety

Football Mom Continues to Question Field Safety

Laguna’s school board on Tuesday denied a claim sought by parent Denise De La Torre, whose son, Ricki, was injured playing football last October. Since the denial of the claim was a scheduled agenda item, De La Torre took the opportunity to air her concerns about district protocols for treating injured athletes and disinfecting the […]

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Runners Hit Road Block at School Track

Runners Hit Road Block at School Track

A policy decision by the school board limiting public access to the high school track went largely unnoticed by fitness buffs until they literally found their access blocked after Jan. 1, when the policy took effect. This past Tuesday, about a dozen disgruntled track users attended the school board meeting to express their dismay at […]