Education

New environmental science class has students digging deep

New environmental science class has students digging deep

Dirt was the star attraction Thursday in Carrie Denton's environmental science class at Laguna Beach High School.

El Morro students get Colonial experience

El Morro students get Colonial experience

Of all El Morro Elementary School events, Stephanie Gapp most looks forward...

Kids' lemonade sales bring in $100 for veterans group

Kids' lemonade sales bring in $100 for veterans group

El Morro Elementary School students selling lemonade on Veteran's Day raised more than $100 for Patriotic Hearts.

Elementary schools adopt bring-your-own laptop or tablet

Elementary schools adopt bring-your-own laptop or tablet

Beginning in January, fifth-grade students at Top of the World and El Morro elementary schools will need to bring a laptop or tablet to...

School district bids farewell to two trustees

The Laguna Beach Unified School District sent off trustees Betsy Jenkins and Theresa O'Hare in style at Tuesday's board meeting, with cake,...

School district wants city's assurance of aid as Laguna High tennis courts costs climb

Before signing off on a $1.3-million contract to revitalize tennis courts at Laguna Beach High, the school board wants some feedback from...

Sports Swap nets profits for Thurston Middle School's PTA

Sports Swap nets profits for Thurston Middle School's PTA

Thurston Middle School's annual Sports Swap generated about $15,600, a portion of which is headed to the school's Parent Teacher Assn.,...

Emotional intelligence is focus of Coffee Break

Author Jorge Cherbosque will discuss emotional intelligence, the ability to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, at Wednesday's...

Ketta Brown reelected to school board, joined by two newcomers

Trustee Ketta Brown is headed back to the Laguna Beach Unified School District board after earning the most votes of the four candidates...

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...

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...

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.

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.

'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.

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...

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-...

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.

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...

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...

Group collecting musical instruments for students

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

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...

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...

Two Laguna seniors named National Merit semifinalists

The Laguna Beach Unified School District recognized two...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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 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...

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...

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