Briefly In Education

April 28, 2011

Angels player visits elementary schools

Thurston Middle School welcomed Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos to the campus for a special presentation Tuesday.

Bourjos also visited Top of the World and El Morro elementary schools during the week.

He spoke to students about the importance of studying, getting good grades and goal-setting.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have partnered with the district for three years for the Laguna Family Night fundraiser at the stadium. Laguna Beach families will gather June 11 at the stadium for a game against the Kansas City Royals.


The district receives 50% of the proceeds for each ticket sold, and Laguna Beach families get their own seating area.

The Laguna Beach High School valedictorian will throw the first pitch, the elementary school chorus will sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and a Thurston student is going to yell "Play ball!" to get the game started.

Raffle winners will get the opportunity to steal third base.

To top it all off, British singer/songwriter Taio Cruz will be doing a live performance after the game.


LBUSD address cyberbullying and sexting

On Monday, the Laguna Beach Unified School District is hosting "Cyberbullying, Sexting and Unwise Social Networking."

The presentation will be focused on the extent and consequences of cyberbullying and parenting strategies for addressing sexting and other social behavior that seems inappropriate.

Director of Technology Victor Guthrie will be there to speak to parents about the role they have in influencing the choices their children make when it comes to social networking and technology.

Thurston Principal Joanne Culverhouse and Laguna Beach High Assistant Principal Bob Billinger will also be there.

"The parents' role is extremely important in preventing problems," Billinger said in a statement.

Parents that would like to attend should e-mail Billinger at


LBHS debuts 'Eleven'

Laguna Beach High will debut its dance production "Eleven" at the Artists' Theatre from Thursday to May 7.

The dance performance is intended to shed light on graduating seniors and will involve multiple styles such as ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and tap.

To buy tickets, contact the box office at (949) 497-7769.


LCAD students partner with OC Arts Center

Two students from the Laguna College of Art & Design, Hannah Cosner and Tierney Moses, are organizing community classes at OC Arts Center in Dana Point focused on sustainability.

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