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September 24, 2004
"Math, I like that my teacher is cool." JAMES LAVERY, 10 "Social studies because I have the best teacher -- he's really nice and he's cool." MAX BASAKER, 10 "Math, I like that it's different -- it's fun and a lot different than anything else." TYLER KESLER, 11 "Social studies because it's interesting to learn about the past and what happened back then." SAM KAPLAN, 12 "Math because I'm really good at it and it helps me a lot on how to do things and help others."
NEWS
October 17, 2003
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to Thurston Middle School and asked students the question, 'What is your least favorite class?' "My least favorite class is math -- because every year, like in social studies -- you talk about previous years. In math, they skip levels and talk about new things." LACY GOMEZ, 13 "Probably pre-algebra because it's the most challenging for me." ROSALIE CEBREROS, 13 "Social studies -- I just don't like learning historical stuff."
NEWS
February 18, 2005
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to El Morro Elementary School and asked fifth-graders in Jamie Swintek's class who participated in the 'Walk through the Revolution,' 'What did you find interesting about the experience?' "How you learn all the things in history -- you feel like you're a part of it." APRIL CARLSON, 10 "All the characters and the information that they say." HANNAH JONUS, 11 "I liked how they made social studies into a game.
NEWS
January 30, 2004
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to Top of the World Elementary School and asked students in Rosy Haynes' fifth-grade class the question, 'What do you think about what you're doing in class?' "I think the play is a really good way to learn. It's fun to perform for other students so they can learn as well." DANIELLA CRIVELLO, 11 "We're learning about [the reading program] open court, how to read and respond to the reading." AUSTIN SCHLATTER, 10 "A bunch of different stuff -- social studies, math, reading, spelling and grammar is mostly what we're learning."
NEWS
September 17, 2004
Suzie Harrison It was the third day of the fall semester at Thurston Middle School, and the students in Paul Matheson's seventh-grade social studies class were learning, having fun and acclimating to another school year. "We're starting out with what we're going to cover with the whole curriculum," Matheson said. "Right now, we're focused on getting prepared to understand the relationship between geography and history." By understanding this relationship, he said it's easier to understand what's going on in the world today, such as the war in Iraq.
NEWS
August 30, 2002
Mary A. Castillo Editor's note: This is the second of four interviews with candidates for the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education. Thomas Wilson, 72, fulfilled a lifelong dream he shared with his wife when they moved to Laguna Beach in 1999. Now he has thrown in his bid for a seat on the Laguna Beach Unified School District board of education. With more than 30 years of experience in teaching and school administration at all levels, he became involved in the district's Quest for Excellence service learning sub-committee.
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By Candice Baker | June 15, 2007
El Morro Elementary School third-graders are learning firsthand about their city's government and its emphasis on the arts. Third-grade teachers Dee Perry and Tamara Wong have spent the last five years working together on their curriculum, in which students create their own public art installations and take field trips to learn about the town. "The third-grade social studies curriculum is on studying your own community," Perry said. "And we were so lucky that the city had so much art."
NEWS
By Candice Baker | June 5, 2008
The Laguna Beach Unified Board of Education heard a report on primary-level foreign language teaching options at its Tuesday meeting. The district currently offers language courses in middle and high school; in kindergarten and first grade, an exposure program teaches kids basic words and concepts. A committee was tasked with determining the best practices in the district for expanding the foreign language program to other primary grades. A committee gave three options for the best fit in the district.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | May 23, 2013
The Patriots Day Parade was a gift to the city from Laguna Beach Daughters of the American Revolution, and the chapter continues to reward the youth of our city who demonstrate their love of country and service to the community. Throughout the years, the Patience Wright Chapter has funded scholarships for graduating Laguna Beach High School seniors who demonstrate good citizenship. Last year, the chapter recommenced honoring students in the fifth to eight grade as well. This month, two scholarships and 36 awards were announced at the second annual D.A.R.
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By Barbara Diamond | May 23, 2013
The Patriots Day Parade was a gift to the city from Laguna Beach Daughters of the American Revolution, and the chapter continues to reward the youth of our city who demonstrate their love of country and service to the community. Throughout the years, the Patience Wright Chapter has funded scholarships for graduating Laguna Beach High School seniors who demonstrate good citizenship. Last year, the chapter recommenced honoring students in the fifth to eight grade as well. This month, two scholarships and 36 awards were announced at the second annual D.A.R.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | July 21, 2011
The Laguna Beach Unified School District superintendent reacted positively about a new state law requiring the teaching of lesbian, gay and transgendered history. "History should accurately portray people and events," Supt. Sherine Smith said in a statement to the Coastline Pilot. "Our history is more complete when we recognize the contributions of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. " California is the first state to pass a bill of this kind, according to the Los Angeles Times.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | June 5, 2008
The Laguna Beach Unified Board of Education heard a report on primary-level foreign language teaching options at its Tuesday meeting. The district currently offers language courses in middle and high school; in kindergarten and first grade, an exposure program teaches kids basic words and concepts. A committee was tasked with determining the best practices in the district for expanding the foreign language program to other primary grades. A committee gave three options for the best fit in the district.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | June 15, 2007
El Morro Elementary School third-graders are learning firsthand about their city's government and its emphasis on the arts. Third-grade teachers Dee Perry and Tamara Wong have spent the last five years working together on their curriculum, in which students create their own public art installations and take field trips to learn about the town. "The third-grade social studies curriculum is on studying your own community," Perry said. "And we were so lucky that the city had so much art."
NEWS
February 18, 2005
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to El Morro Elementary School and asked fifth-graders in Jamie Swintek's class who participated in the 'Walk through the Revolution,' 'What did you find interesting about the experience?' "How you learn all the things in history -- you feel like you're a part of it." APRIL CARLSON, 10 "All the characters and the information that they say." HANNAH JONUS, 11 "I liked how they made social studies into a game.
NEWS
September 24, 2004
"Math, I like that my teacher is cool." JAMES LAVERY, 10 "Social studies because I have the best teacher -- he's really nice and he's cool." MAX BASAKER, 10 "Math, I like that it's different -- it's fun and a lot different than anything else." TYLER KESLER, 11 "Social studies because it's interesting to learn about the past and what happened back then." SAM KAPLAN, 12 "Math because I'm really good at it and it helps me a lot on how to do things and help others."
NEWS
September 17, 2004
Suzie Harrison It was the third day of the fall semester at Thurston Middle School, and the students in Paul Matheson's seventh-grade social studies class were learning, having fun and acclimating to another school year. "We're starting out with what we're going to cover with the whole curriculum," Matheson said. "Right now, we're focused on getting prepared to understand the relationship between geography and history." By understanding this relationship, he said it's easier to understand what's going on in the world today, such as the war in Iraq.
NEWS
January 30, 2004
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to Top of the World Elementary School and asked students in Rosy Haynes' fifth-grade class the question, 'What do you think about what you're doing in class?' "I think the play is a really good way to learn. It's fun to perform for other students so they can learn as well." DANIELLA CRIVELLO, 11 "We're learning about [the reading program] open court, how to read and respond to the reading." AUSTIN SCHLATTER, 10 "A bunch of different stuff -- social studies, math, reading, spelling and grammar is mostly what we're learning."
NEWS
October 17, 2003
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to Thurston Middle School and asked students the question, 'What is your least favorite class?' "My least favorite class is math -- because every year, like in social studies -- you talk about previous years. In math, they skip levels and talk about new things." LACY GOMEZ, 13 "Probably pre-algebra because it's the most challenging for me." ROSALIE CEBREROS, 13 "Social studies -- I just don't like learning historical stuff."
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