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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...

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.

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