Education

Laguna selects new high school theater director

Laguna selects new high school theater director

Laguna Beach High School may soon have a new theater director, a former teacher and director from the Orange County School of the

Homes and businesses honored for outdoor art

A number of Laguna Beach home and business owners have been honored by the Laguna Beach Beautification Council for works of outdoor beauty...

222 students graduate from Laguna Beach High

222 students graduate from Laguna Beach High

Laguna Beach High School graduated 98 students with honors Thursday night at the Irvine Bowl.

Art-A-Fair opens June 26 in Laguna

Art-A-Fair opens June 26 in Laguna

Art-A-Fair, a nine-week summer art festival in Laguna Beach, will kick off its 49th year June 26.

31 years later, her school district job is done

31 years later, her school district job is done

Linda Barker has done a little bit of everything in 31 years as a Laguna Beach Unified School District employee.

Teachers and superintendent get raises

Teachers in the Laguna Beach Unified School District will receive a 4% pay hike next year, the board unanimously decided Tuesday night in...

Laguna students fare well in Solar Cup challenge

Laguna students fare well in Solar Cup challenge

A team of Laguna Beach High students placed second in two divisions in the 13th annual Solar Cup competition last month, according to a news...

School district votes to keep trees around baseball field, at least for now

School district votes to keep trees around baseball field, at least for now

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board Tuesday night rescinded an earlier decision to remove 28 eucalyptus trees surrounding the...

Impact Giving to hand out $125,000 in grants

Impact Giving, a Laguna Beach-based women's collective, will give away $125,000 in grants Wednesday at the nonprofit's sixth annual awards...

School district tennis courts, pool closing for repairs

Two Laguna Beach High School tennis courts will be closed for the next two months so crews can replace a failing retaining wall that abuts a...

Festival grant money boosts school arts

Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High were the recipients of grants from the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts Foundation.

SchoolPower doles out nearly $85,000 in teacher grants

SchoolPower has awarded $84,684 to teachers at all four Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses for programs and equipment.

Paraeducator learned a few lessons herself

Paraeducator learned a few lessons herself

Margaret Warder spent more than 20 years in the private sector as a business executive leading sales teams, but a phone conversation with...

87 students graduate from Laguna College of Art + Design

87 students graduate from Laguna College of Art + Design

Eighty-seven students graduated from the Laguna College of Art + Design, and an honorary doctorate was conferred on sculptor Richard...

Laguna youths heading to regional track meet

Ten Laguna Beach youths placed in the top four in their respective events at the Orange County Track and Field Championships on May 3 and...

El Morro students hold sale to aid sea lions

El Morro students hold sale to aid sea lions

El Morro Elementary School third-graders sold Popsicles on campus Friday to raise money for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna...

Sawdust gets kids sculpting at TOW

Sawdust Art Festival exhibitor Patti Klingenmeier led Top of the World Elementary students in a clay sculpting workshop on campus Friday...

Wellness fair focuses on the holistic approach

Vicky Theris' brother died Thursday, so Friday's wellness fair at the Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Center arrived at an ideal time to...

District looks into removing newly planted trees

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board is considering removing some or all of the 80 trees planted around the Laguna Beach High...

High school to host talk on social pressures

Parents and students from Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar and Dana Hills high schools are invited to learn about...

District considers fences, layout change for baseball field

The Laguna Beach High School baseball field may get higher fences or have its layout changed to limit the number of balls leaving the...

Of family, gardens and impermanence

Grant Hier stands before a tree in his vegetation-heavy frontyard, holding up a copy of his new book and trying to match its cover to the...

Kindergartners get water safety and writing lessons in one

Kindergartners get water safety and writing lessons in one

It could have been a lesson in marine science or lifeguard challenges.

Student ceramics displayed at coastal eddy

Student ceramics displayed at coastal eddy

Coastal eddy a gallery, located on South Coast Highway, will display Laguna Beach High School students' work beginning Saturday.

Kids jump and dash at annual track meet

Kids jump and dash at annual track meet

The city held its annual youth track-and-field meet Friday at Laguna Beach High School.

 Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation

Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation

From his days at Laguna Beach High School, it wasn't hard to predict that Jake Wheeler might have a positive influence on the world.

School fundraiser does better than expected

School fundraiser does better than expected

SchoolPower exceeded its fundraising goal, and Laguna Beach Unified School District classrooms will be the beneficiaries.

Laguna school board agrees to continue ROP agreement with Capistrano

Laguna Beach will continue partnering with the Capistrano Unified School District on after-school technical education classes while...

Students use 3-D as handy tool for learning and giving

Students use 3-D as handy tool for learning and giving

Laguna Beach High School students are getting a taste of the evolving 3-D printing industry while putting new skills to good use.

District to discuss programs for English learners

The Laguna Beach Unified School District will hold an informational meeting on...

District recognizes classified employee

District recognizes classified employee

The Laguna Beach Unified School District selected El Morro Elementary School maintenance worker Diego Perez as its Classified Employee of...

Students bring forensics to Jamestown Colony

Students bring forensics to Jamestown Colony

A group of Thurston Middle School students spent a recent Friday morning searching the campus for body parts and weapons.

School board OKs math curriculum changes

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board on Tuesday approved math curriculum changes that some parents suggested could hinder students...

Debate over errant balls leads to a handshake, understanding

The school board is looking into what it would cost to add netting around the Laguna Beach High School baseball diamond to keep errant balls...

Kindness is message at Top of the World

Kindness is message at Top of the World

Top of the World Elementary School students were reminded of the importance of kindness during an assembly Friday.

Water district offers scholarship opportunity

The South Coast Water District, which serves portions of South Laguna, is accepting scholarship applications from high school students...

Students on brink of clean-water solution

Students on brink of clean-water solution

A group of high school students has developed an efficient way to produce a decontaminant in hopes of helping countries that lack sufficient...

Changes to ROP might cost jobs but not  classes

Changes to ROP might cost jobs but not classes

A shake-up in an occupational program that serves the Laguna Beach Unified...

Applications for arts scholarships being accepted

Festival of Arts is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors who reside in Laguna Beach or attend Laguna Beach High...

Sign-ups time is now for boys and girls track meet

Laguna Beach will hold its annual boys and girls track meet at Laguna Beach High School on March 20, according to a news release.

Thurston students accept challenges during weeklong event

Thurston students accept challenges during weeklong event

As much as the weeklong EPIC Challenge is a fun break from the routine for ...

 Kids get crafty for book club

Kids get crafty for book club

The young children were fidgety. Some explored bookshelves, others climbed over furniture and one tugged on a mother's forearm in the...

After-school program now aids middle, high school transitions

A Laguna Beach Unified School District after-school program is expanding to help students transitioning into middle school and high school.

Funding changes may alter schools' ROP program

A change in public school funding is creating challenges for Laguna Beach Unified and Capistrano Unified school district administrators as...

Buddy Bench aims to ensure no El Morro student is alone

Buddy Bench aims to ensure no El Morro student is alone

A once-plain aluminum bench near the playground at El Morro Elementary School has been transformed...

Brandt watercolor is donated to Laguna art college

Brandt watercolor is donated to Laguna art college

Mark Hilbert, by his estimation, has owned 30 of Rex Brandt's paintings over the years. It's not hard for him, though, to count how...

Coffee Break: How to get into college

Getting into college can be one of the most anxiety-producing rites of passage for parents and their children. In response, PTA's Coffee...

Students step into the American Revolution

Students step into the American Revolution

Instead of simply reading about the American Revolution, fifth-grade students at Top of the World...

Top educators heat up the kitchen at fundraiser

Top educators heat up the kitchen at fundraiser

About 150 diners enjoyed a feast from Lumberyard chef Armando Ortega on Monday night during SchoolPower's sixth annual Chef Challenge to...

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