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Parents Learn to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

Speaker-author Dr. Jorge Cherbosque discusses monitoring one’s own and other people’s emotions during the 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, PTA Coffee Break workshop at Top of the World Elementary School. Building awareness and emotional intelligence skills strengthens...

Schools Focus on Bullying Prevention

Halloween isn’t far off, but Laguna Beach teachers and students will wear orange on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in support of bullying prevention. At El Morro Elementary, a school-wide bullying prevention assembly is planned for Nov. 1. In October, Rachel’s Challenge Kindness week...
Posted On 09 Oct 2014

Political Briefs

Will Candidates Take Off Their Gloves to Debate? The public is invited to witness the first debate among the seven candidates running for Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Allan Simon, chairman of Firebrand Media and the Indy’s owner, will lead the 6 p.m. event...
Posted On 26 Sep 2014

School Leaders Come Out for Meet and Greet

Parents have a chance to meet the school district’s two new principals and new staff at the year’s first PTA Coffee Break meeting, 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Top of the World Elementary School. Administrators will also discuss plans for the new school year, including the...

School District Plans for Disasters

As the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Laguna Beach fire approaches, it serves as a reminder that fire season is here, although student safety remains a top priority throughout the year, the school district announced in a statement. “The safety of children is our first priority,”...

Schools Name ‘Teacher of the Year’

Top of the World Elementary School teacher Triana Ramazan was named teacher of the year, the school district announced this week. Ramazan was recognized for her ability to intervene with students at every level in the district’s K-12 Response to Intervention program to ensure...

One-Night Opening Showcases Student Work

Laguna Beach’s most exclusive art gallery, Top of the World Elementary School’s Dolphin Gallery, opened its doors for the second time on Friday, Feb. 8. The exhibition featured over 680 visual artists and an assortment of TOW student instrumentalists, who provided the musical...

API Scores Rise Across the District

The school district recently announced a rise in Academic Performance Index (API) scores with a district-wide increase to 922 this year, over 904 last year. “The results speak for themselves,” said Superintendent Sherine Smith. “Our school district has far...

Anti-Bullying Campaigns Highlighted

Students and staff at Top of the World Elementary School planned on wearing orange on Wednesday in honor of national anti-bullying day. Additionally, orange “kindness notes” would be handed out to those exhibiting exemplary behavior in their actions towards others....

The One-Night-Only Dolphin Gallery Exhibits TOW Artists

Laguna’s newest art gallery, the Dolphin Gallery at Top of the World Elementary School, will open its doors for the first time on Friday evening, Feb. 10, with an exhibition featuring over 600 visual artists and an assortment of live instrumental performers offering musical...

Students Study a Living Document

Laguna schools celebrated the 224th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, with varied instruction that illustrated the everyday significance of this living document. The U.S. Constitution was signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in...