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Reader Report: Thurston Surf Team starts strong

Reader Report: Thurston Surf Team starts strong

The Thurston Surf Team started off its Scholastic Surf Series season with a bang, taking second place.

El Morro Elementary holds annual Boo Blast

El Morro Elementary holds annual Boo Blast

El Morro Elementary School's annual Boo Blast on Oct. 24 featured plenty of...

Weather antenna draws students

El Morro Elementary School students are learning how to forecast storms and comprehend weather-related data such as temperature and...

More concussions, rising concern: High school increases monitoring, reporting

School-sponsored athletes aren't the only ones who need to be monitored after sustaining a blow to the head; skateboarders, bikers and other...

'Halloween Wars' sculptor turns his sights on pumpkins

'Halloween Wars' sculptor turns his sights on pumpkins

Jon Neill will carve a pumpkin in the 40-pound range Sunday in Laguna Beach, but for him, that won't be a big deal.

New Laguna Beach High principal believes in Common Core, common cause

New Laguna Beach High principal believes in Common Core, common cause

For Christopher Herzfeld, a healthy school is clothed in interdependence.

Curriculum discussion to zero in on math

The Laguna Beach Unified School District will hold a parent information night Nov. 5 focusing on the math curriculum.

Teams dodge for school funds

Teams dodge for school funds

SchoolPower, a nonprofit that raises money for Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses, held its annual dodgeball tournament Wednesday...

District will pay for more teacher training

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board agreed Tuesday to spend $37,800 on 11 more days of writing training for teachers.

Student invention earns accolades, funds

A group of high school students were awarded nearly $10,000 to develop a water purification project they invented for the national Lemelson-...

College representatives will visit Laguna Beach High

Laguna Beach High School's annual College Roundup, which allows students and their families to explore postsecondary educational options...

Classified employees endorse three school board candidates

Members of the Laguna Beach chapter of classified employees are backing Ketta Brown, Carol Normandin and Dee Perry in the race for the...

Veteran educator hired as Laguna High principal

Veteran educator hired as Laguna High principal

In a unanimous vote, the Laguna Beach Unified School District board of trustees on Tuesday approved hiring an educator with 30 years of...

Group collecting musical instruments for students

An organization that collects and refurbishes musical instruments is seeking donations to give to underprivileged local students.

Coffee Break: District preparing students for an evolving world

At the school year's first PTA Coffee Break meeting, Laguna Beach Unified School District Superintendent Sherine Smith, along with...

Candidate Perry wants to promote transparency at school district

Candidate Perry wants to promote transparency at school district

Dee Perry, a former special education teacher and speech pathologist, wants to bring more transparency to the Laguna Beach Unified School...

Two Laguna seniors named National Merit semifinalists

The Laguna Beach Unified School District recognized two...

Students' water purification system takes first place

A group primarily composed of Laguna Beach High School students took first place out of six teams for its design of a solar-powered water...

Schools trustee joins canyon traffic task force

Laguna Beach Unified School District board trustee Theresa O'Hare will represent the school district on a City Council-appointed task...

Dodgeball tourney to benefit schools

SchoolPower, a nonprofit that raises money for Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses, will hold its annual dodgeball tournament Oct....

School board candidate Normandin focuses on retaining teachers, fiscal strength

School board candidate Normandin focuses on retaining teachers, fiscal strength

Carol Normandin wants to let voters know what the Laguna Beach School District board does.

School district brings on two new employees

The Laguna Beach Unified School District has a new facilities director set to begin in October and a coordinator for special projects,...

Schools candidate Gibson wants more visibility for board, more public involvement

Schools candidate Gibson wants more visibility for board, more public involvement

Annette Gibson has never run for office, but she's touting big ideas for the Laguna Beach Unified School District in her campaign for a seat...

New Boys & Girls Club branch opens

New Boys & Girls Club branch opens

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach opened a new branch last week at the Lang Park Community Center in South Laguna.

New leaders in place as classes start up

New leaders in place as classes start up

Students at all four Laguna Beach Unified School District schools returned to class Tuesday, as two campuses underwent a leadership...

 Ketta Brown says there's more work to do on school board

Ketta Brown says there's more work to do on school board

Another in a series of occasional stories profiling the school board candidates.

Teachers undergo a common experience

Teachers undergo a common experience

For a couple days this week, Laguna Beach Unified School District math teachers reversed roles and became students again.

Culverhouse leaving principal position

A beloved educator is leaving the Laguna Beach Unified School District for a position in the South Bay.

Four fight for three school board seats

One incumbent and three challengers will vie for three seats on the Laguna Beach Unified School District board in the Nov. 4 election.

National Merit Scholars announced

Students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among 1,600 National Merit Scholarship winners announced as...

School textbooks available for perusal

The public will be able to view five new textbooks at the Laguna Beach Unified School District office through July 18, according to a news...

New TOW principal says he will watch and learn

New TOW principal says he will watch and learn

Mike Conlon said he's not about to force his will as the new principal at Top of the World Elementary School.

Laguna graduates 99 honors students

Laguna graduates 99 honors students

Ninety-nine students graduated with honors from Laguna Beach High School on Thursday.

School district to add 4 positions

The Laguna Beach Unified School District voted unanimously Tuesday to add four new positions, but not without questioning the salary of...

New course to give struggling students a hand

Struggling students at Thurston Middle School will have a new way to try to boost their grades and gain valuable life skills beginning in...

School cracks code of student involvement

School cracks code of student involvement

In addition to reading and exercising, Top of the World Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students have another option when it comes...

Literacy fundraiser nets $10,000

Literacy fundraiser nets $10,000

Laguna Beach-based band F-Jamz entertained guests at the Marine Room during a literacy fundraiser June 11.

Teachers get funding for projects

Laguna Beach teachers will be able to buy educational tools like a spectrophotometer and pay for simple things like equipment upgrades...

Teachers' share in retirement funding will increase

Laguna Beach Unified School District teachers will be contributing 11% more of their salaries by 2020 to help the state close a funding...

Laguna students put solar-powered boats to the test

Laguna students put solar-powered boats to the test

Laguna Beach High School placed 22nd out of 40 teams in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's 12th annual Solar Cup,...

Safety concerns prompt tree removal at school

The Laguna Beach Unified School District recently removed trees and brush from a hillside surrounding the Laguna Beach High School...

El Morro students show their math skills

El Morro students show their math skills

Fourth- and fifth-grade teams from El Morro Elementary School of Laguna Beach showed off their geometric skills and won their respective...

More Merit Scholarship winners announced

A dozen students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among nearly 2,500 National Merit...

LCAD graduates its largest class

LCAD graduates its largest class

Laguna College of Art + Design resounded with cheers and applause long after the graduation caps had been tossed and caught by their gleeful...

OCC grads get their certificates

OCC grads get their certificates

More than 2,500 students earned associate degrees and certificates from Orange Coast College during the school's 66th...

Thurston teacher honored for being an inspiration

Thurston Middle School Spanish teacher Dave Dixon is going out in style.

School pushes for open talk about drug use

School pushes for open talk about drug use

A discussion on drug use took center stage inside Laguna Beach High School's Artists Theatre Monday night.

Residents say baseballs still causing danger

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board of trustees agreed Tuesday night to schedule a second public meeting to discuss neighbors'...

Board approves new TOW principal

Board approves new TOW principal

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board of trustees on Tuesday confirmed Michael Conlon as the new principal of Top of the World...

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