Class Notes


LBHS, Among the Nation’s Best Schools

Newsweek ranked Laguna Beach High School number 388 on their 2012 list of 1,000 of America’s best public high schools in this week’s edition.

Supt. Sherine Smith commended Principal Joanne Culverhouse and her staff for providing an outstanding learning environment for students. “It takes a village to produce students who are college and career ready. Laguna Beach is that village!” she said.

The ranking highlights public high schools effective in producing college-ready graduates. More than 2,300 schools were assessed based on six criteria provided by school administrators last year: graduation rate; college acceptance rate; average SAT or ACT scores; and AP or IB tests per student, courses offered and exam scores.


Starting Art Appreciation at Young Age

Chabad Preschool has opened its Alphabet Art Program to all children in July. Created and taught by teacher Tracey Belland, the curriculum exposes students to the great art masters through language, literature, and artistic expression.

Classes, at the Chabad Jewish Center, 30804 S. Coast Highway, are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, from July 2-27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will focus on Henri Matisse, Wayne Thiebaud, Wassily Kandinsky and  Alexander Calder.

Call 949-499-0770 for fees and availability.


Local Joins a Prestige Group

Greta Joy Martin of Laguna Beach has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.



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