Education

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.

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...

Laguna graduates 99 honors students

Laguna graduates 99 honors students

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

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...

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...

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,...

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.

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...

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'...

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.

Puttin' on a show

Puttin' on a show

Youngsters from around Laguna have taken over the stage at No Square Theatre as part of "LagunaTots!"

Festival grant gives boost to arts education

The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation recently awarded Laguna Beach High and Thurston Middle schools with grants that will enhance...

Top of the World, El Morro named Distinguished Schools

Laguna Beach's two public elementary schools have been named California Distinguished Schools, according to a news release.

 Hurley founder to speak at LCAD graduation

Hurley founder to speak at LCAD graduation

Bob Hurley, founder and chief executive of Costa Mesa-based clothing company Hurley International, will speak at Laguna College of Art +...

Healthy girls rule at Laguna Beach festival

Healthy girls rule at Laguna Beach festival

Ten-year-old Kalle Copeland didn't understand why he had to join his mother and sister at Sunday's second annual Healthy Girl Festival in...

Experts to address teen drug use trends

An Orange County Superior Court judge, Mission Hospital's emergency services director and a sheriff's deputy will discuss recent drug-use...

City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair

City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair

Laguna Beach Unified School District trustees are sticking with their goal of getting a bid for a more extensive tennis court repair project...

Thurston students reach state competition

Thurston students reach state competition

A group of Thurston Middle School students has reached the state tournament of a competition that tests their creativity and problem-solving...

Students start caring about others early

Students start caring about others early

A group of Thurston Middle School girls is learning the value of spending time together in the pursuit of helping others.

Q & A: School district's new chief technology officer Mike Morrison

Q & A: School district's new chief technology officer Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison remembers geeking out on his Apple IIe, marveling at its capabilities. He thinks back to when email meant a once-...

'Orange' stirs creative juices

'Orange' stirs creative juices

Pamela Martinez approached Sarina Shohet with a proposition late last year.

On track for success

On track for success

Calvin Capelle and Aidan Bennett exemplified the spirit and makeup of Laguna Beach's annual youth track and field meet Friday at Laguna...

Art student dies following accident

Art student dies following accident

Laguna College of Art + Design senior Nina Fitzpatrick has died, five days after she was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk on Laguna...

Laser a boon to student artists

Laser a boon to student artists

Laguna Beach High School art students have a new tool in their arsenal that grants them access to a deeper level of complexity in their...

Kids tour Fire Station 1

Kids tour Fire Station 1

Five-year-old Zoe Edelman grabbed onto a fire hose Saturday and cranked the handle backward to let water blast from the nozzle.

District gets grant for tobacco prevention

Laguna Beach Unified School District will receive nearly $175,000 for tobacco prevention...

District facilities director resigning

District facilities director resigning

Ted Doughty, director of facilities for Laguna Beach Unified, will retire in June after two years at his position, according to a district...

 Boys & Girls Club open for fun

Boys & Girls Club open for fun

Five families signed up their children for programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach during the organization's open house...

Coffee Break: Parent for the long haul

Liz Jorgensen, an award-winning speaker and therapist prized for her irreverent, piercing presentations on the parenting of teens, was the...

Final stretch of jog-a-thon: tallying donations

Final stretch of jog-a-thon: tallying donations

Top of the World Elementary School students raced around the Laguna Beach field during the campus' annual jog-a-thon March 21.

Superintendent's raise dredges up past problems

Laguna Beach Unified School District Supt. Sherine Smith has received her first raise since joining the district nearly four years ago.

Student jog-a-thon raises funds

Student jog-a-thon raises funds

El Morro Elementary School's 600 students participated in the annual jog-a-thon, the school's largest fundraiser, on Friday.

Tennis court estimates grow along with concerns

The Laguna Beach Unified School District will pay more for design studies for a tennis court project whose scope remains uncertain.

Widening their circle

Widening their circle

The Circle of Friends Club at Laguna Beach High School had a few more friends than usual in attendance Monday.

Boyd honored by Woman's Club

Boyd honored by Woman's Club

The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach will honor former mayor and current councilman Kelly Boyd during its annual luncheon March 21.

STEAM is rolling ahead with version 2

Students at Laguna Beach High and Thurston Middle schools will have a few more classes to choose from when they set their schedules for...

Briefly in Education

Program designed to prepare kindergartners

Laguna students test for upcoming state exams

Laguna students test for upcoming state exams

Fifth-grade teacher Jennifer Chen set aside some time Tuesday morning for a Google Chromebook jam session.

Lemonade club has biggest year yet

Lemonade club has biggest year yet

An after-school business club at El Morro Elementary School has raised the most money in its history for childhood cancer.

Laguna kids get first taste of creative lab

Laguna kids get first taste of creative lab

Children at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach took recycling to a new level Monday afternoon.

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