The following is from the Oct. 12 meeting of the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education.
Thurston students break fears, make friends
Thurston Middle School Principal Joanne Culverhouse announced the success of this year's Science Camp, where more than 200 sixth-graders, teachers, staff and 45 chaperones ventured to Catalina Island for four days of bonding, exploration, academics and fun.
"Break Your Fears" was theme of the camp, she said, which provided students with life-changing experiences and learning opportunities.
Carl Nelson, a teacher and chaperone, shared a video that depicted the kids on hiking, snorkeling and kayaking adventures, as well as learning about astronomy and squid dissection.