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Shoot Out Queens

During soccer playoffs at Thurston Middle School last weekend, the under 10 girls team Purple Pillow Fighters went advanced to the shoot out finals and won the championship by a single goal.  

Thurston Ecology Club Makes a Difference

Travel the campus at Thurston Middle School and it is apparent that protecting the environment is a lesson modeled for students and staff throughout the campus. Green recycle bins are available at various locations. Gardens planted with a variety of native, succulents dot the...

Students Time-Travel to the Middle Ages

 During the recent Thurston Middle School Renaissance Day, seventh-grade students sampled life in medieval times. The in-house “field trip” was a curriculum-based study of language arts and social studies that provided students with a greater appreciation and understanding of the...

Kids Turn the Pages of Kindness

Top of the World Elementary students Lela and Logan McCarroll kicked off TOW’s fourth annual Book Swap with their generous donation, carting three full suitcases to school.  Showing their support for reading, the students at TOW swapped over 2,000 books and donated an additional...

Student Musicians, Vocalists Tune Up for Spring Concerts

The public is invited to enjoy the Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School spring concerts on Wednesday and Thursday, June 8 and 9, which will be held in the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. The concerts, under the direction of teachers Jeremy Chung, Roger Shew and Roxanna...

Class Notes

Music Boosters Present ‘Jazz, Django and Jam’ Benefit Concert Music boosters will hold their 17th annual fundraiser at the Artists’ Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, to benefit the instrumental music department at Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School. The...

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...

Navigating Social Networking Responsibly

Understanding and responsibly navigating the World Wide Web has become an increasing concern for parents, educators, and law enforcement. To assist, the district will be presenting a workshop, “Parenting 2.0: Responsible Social Networking – What You Should Know,” on...

Spots Available for ‘Out on the Town’ Fundraiser

Thurston Middle School’s PTA invites the public to join parents and staff on Wednesday, March 16, when they go “Out on the Town,” a progressive dinner between  downtown Laguna restaurants. Guests will visit two designated restaurants in small groups before all joining togethe...

Students Performing Unselfish Deeds (SPUD)

Looking for ways to make a positive impact, Thurston Middle School’s leadership class began a new program, Students Performing Unselfish Deeds (SPUD). One of their SPUD Committee’s first projects was at the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, where they learned the importance of dog...
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