Class Notes

Thurston’s Students Present the Past


Alden Kramer with her grandmother, Diane Greene.

The annual tradition of Thurston’s oral history presentations brought the past to life with funny stories, interesting bits of advice and amazing illustrations from peoples’ lives March 26-28.


The oral history project was organized by the sixth-grade language arts teachers. Families and students had lunch together on campus and then listened to the presenting students’ stories about their interview subjects.





School Board to Meet Earlier

John Langton with his grandmother, Irene Benevento.

Laguna’s school board approved a change in start time for regular meetings to 6 p.m.

The panels meets next Tuesday, April 24.


Making the College Transition Easier


To help close the gap between high school and college, UC Irvine offers a three-week college prep writing clinic for students in grades 9-12.


The class meets June 25-July 12, Monday-Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m., at Tarbut V’Torah School, 5200 Bonita Canyon Dr., Irvine.


Students will practice, revise, edit, and receive feedback from two experienced instructors and classmates in workshops on authentic college reading and writing assignments.


Tuition is $350 and registration is available at www.gse.uci.edu/uciwp.



Local Families Needed for Exchange Students


ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls.  These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to the Laguna Beach area for the upcoming high school year or semester.


For more information, call for free 800-723-2773

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