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Briefly In Education

July 09, 2010
  • Teens place stickers in store during "Sticker Shock" campaign.
Teens place stickers in store during "Sticker Shock"… (Coastline Pilot )

Educators' Wall Dedication

Nearly 50 retirees attended the School District's Educator's Wall Dedication, which last week recognized the service of 216 retired certificated and classified staff members who have dedicated at least 10 years to education.

The district's 75-year history continues to be honored, following the implementation last year of the Wall of Honor, which commemorated the 288 Laguna Beach High School graduates and staff who served in the military.

The project inspired the creation of the Educators' Wall, which reflects the names of teachers and staff as far back as 1963, and is located in front of the district's office, 550 Blumont St.

Names for the project were obtained from old yearbooks, memories of former retirees, handwritten and electronic records by dedicated members of the district's faculty and staff.

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Boys and girls get an Even Start

Twenty-five local families recently gathered to celebrate as their children finished their school year at the Even Start Club Preschool at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

Ten of the graduates will attend El Morro in the fall, and three will go to Top of the World Elementary.

Even Start program is a free preschool for 3- and 4-year old children from qualifying low-income families living in Laguna Beach and surrounding communities.

"These children are our future's most precious resource. Our preschool graduation ceremony is one of my most favorite days of the year. Both the children and their parents beam with such pride of accomplishment. I feel honored to be part of an outstanding team that helps them learn and grow and blossom in their first academic experience," said Pamela Estes, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

[Underage drinking task force action

As part of the South Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force, youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach participated in a collaborative community prevention activity called Sticker Shock on June 16. Two businesses in Laguna Beach that sell alcoholic beverages, Broadway Liquor and Stop & Go, agreed to participate.

Club members visited outlets and placed stickers with prevention messages on alcohol multi‐packs, reminding purchasers it is illegal to provide alcohol to anyone under the legal drinking age. In addition, the "Minor Drinking – Major Problems" campaign message was displayed on stickers, refrigerator window clings, and cash register penny trays that were given to each store.

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