Education

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...

School district considers televising meetings

In response to a call for greater transparency in the Laguna Beach Unified School District, trustees directed staff Tuesday to examine the...

Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions

Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions

A new California law and the lingering effects of last year's measles outbreak are likely behind the drop in personal belief vaccination...

 Impasse broken over repair of tennis courts

Impasse broken over repair of tennis courts

Laguna Beach Unified School District trustees have tentatively agreed to drop their demand that a tennis court resurfacing project at the...

School district is offering free parenting class

The Laguna Beach Unified School District is sponsoring a free 10-week education program called Parent Project for parents of middle and high...

Imaginations put to the test in competition at Thurston school

Imaginations put to the test in competition at Thurston school

Elementary and middle school students from across Orange and San Diego counties — including Laguna Beach — got a mental...

City wants school district to negotiate tennis court renovation

City wants school district to negotiate tennis court renovation

Planned repairs to the Laguna Beach High School tennis courts still can't seem to get off the ground.

Laguna district meeting will focus on math instruction

Efforts to create engaging, real-life and rigorous math instruction to help prepare Laguna Beach Unified School District students —...

 Laguna Beach cranks up mountain bike team

Laguna Beach cranks up mountain bike team

From The Top of the World, the horizon appears endless for the newest after-school sport in Laguna Beach.

District considers allowing enrollment perk for six-hour workers

Laguna Beach Unified is considering a change that would allow employees who work six hours a day to enroll their children in district...

Laguna Beach High's new artistic director for dance steps in, in style

Laguna Beach High's new artistic director for dance steps in, in style

Estee Carrizosa started taking dance classes at age 2.

Jury awards former Laguna Beach teacher $50,000

An Orange County Superior Court jury awarded a former teacher $50,000 after ruling that the Laguna Beach Unified School District violated...

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.

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,...

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 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...

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...

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.,...

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...

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...

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...

Weather antenna draws students

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

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.

'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.

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.

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-...

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...

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...

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