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Students get creative at LBHS, and the results speak for themselves 

By LYNETTE BRASFIELD

“This is how school should be,” a student says of Mrs. Dawn Hunnicutt’s popular Creative Writing classes, offered to juniors and seniors for the first time this year at LBHS. And that statement is typical of the sentiments I heard when l observed one of the workshop sessions last week.

“We’re learning from the inside out, creating for ourselves, rather than analyzing or studying someone else’s work,” students told me. “That makes it so much fun and so interesting. We love the freedom to use our imaginations without having to follow strict guidelines, the way it is in all our other classes.”

Developed by Mrs. Hunnicutt based on college courses, the creative writing curriculum is meant to foster writing in a creative and meaningful way, through exploration and experimentation and the use of mentor texts.

“At the end of the day, I want my students to have not only a love for writing, but a command and confidence, a marketable skill, that they can take with them no matter which path they choose,” the English teacher and department head says.

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Department head and English teacher Dawn Hunnicutt, whose brilliant creative writing curriculum is bringing books alive in class

“We start off the year with creative nonfiction, and I spend the first couple of weeks acclimating the students to the tools writers use to generate ideas: notebooks, observation walks, brainstorming techniques, and so on. We begin the year also with a book club, where students get to choose a nonfiction title from a selection of eight books. 

“One day for the next three weeks, they meet in their book clubs, and we as a class discuss moves made by authors that we may want to mimic. It’s your story, I tell them; you decide which techniques you might want to use. From there, we are off and running creating our own pieces, and I try as best I can to write beside them.

“We are currently in our fiction unit, and students are working on short stories and will begin a fiction book club in about a week or so. We will then progress to drama, and students will create a 10-minute play while reading a play together as our mentor text.

“The capstone to the class is a multi-genre project that weaves together several pieces with a similar thread.”

Challenging, but exciting

Students have plenty of leeway to choose which subjects they’d like to focus on in their writing. They agree that this freedom is both one of the biggest challenges and yet also their favorite aspect of the class. 

“The writing prompts are so broad and we’re not given specific guidelines, so it’s hard sometimes to come up with new ideas for all the different assignments,” one teen says. “We’re so used to being told exactly what the expectations are for getting certain grades. Sometimes that’s scary, not knowing what direction to take.”

Another student tells me, echoing many others, “I love that we aren’t restricted to a certain rubric to get a grade. We can truly write about who we are in the way we want to write about ourselves and things we care about.”

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The atmosphere in the classes is celebratory as students find joy in studying writing from the inside out

Mrs. Hunnicutt has told the class that the important thing is to be able to see “a couple of feet ahead of your headlights.” 

“One of the kids came up to me looking quite glum,” she says. “He said to me, ‘Mrs. Hunnicutt, I’m afraid my headlights are off and the car is stopped.’ I thought that was funny, and also a really good way to describe how plenty of writers feel at times.”

She advised the blocked writer to take an offramp for a while until he felt ready to continue.

Much of the enthusiasm for the class is a result of the collegial approach exemplified by the writing groups.

Writing groups raise comfort levels

“We get into writing groups, bounce around ideas, and go over drafts,” Mrs Hunnicutt says. “I tell them to be kind to each other but not to be afraid of getting or giving feedback. Of course, I give feedback too.”

The strategy is working well. Wandering from group to group as the students read their work aloud, I heard suggestions including, “You might want to get further into the head of your character, tell us about his emotions” and “Perhaps include more details about the setting” along with accolades for descriptions or plot devices that were working well.

A student shared with me that being in a writing group where he could trust the people and feel a level of comfort made him more confident about himself as a person and more willing to share “personal stuff.”

Quite a few of the students have written personal, emotional stories, for example about a grandfather’s stroke, or a father’s upbringing, or a parent’s death. Some wrote about their own battles with anxiety or depression.

“No one has to share anything with the class unless they want to,” the teacher emphasizes. “Sometimes they find they can’t write about the subjects that they are most emotional about. I reassure them that often writers need the perspective of time before they can tackle difficult subjects.”

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Workshops and readings take place in a relaxed environment as student writers gather in circles on the football field

Many of the writing samples are funny. The odes, in particular, seem to have brought out the students’ sense of humor. A cross-country runner wrote an Ode to her Running Shoes. Another penned an Ode to her Bed, and another Ode to Blue Gatorade (nectar of the gods).

Other narratives tell of moments of insight, for example wisdom gained during a tennis match that didn’t turn out the way the student would have liked, or from a beloved grandparent. 

A popular assignment was the charge to tell a story in just 34 words. 

“We watched a Visa Gold commercial about Dan Jansen, a speed skater who was expected to win the gold just after his sister passed away, but he fell and shocked the world. He returned years later, won the gold, and took his victory lap with baby daughter Jane,” Mrs Hunnicutt explains. 

“The whole story is told beautifully in 34 words, so I asked the students to write about a defining moment in their lives in 34 words. With concision comes power, and that exercise exemplifies that.”

Assessing success

Creative writing is very hard to assess and assign a grade, so participation, daily writing and reading, timeliness, and revision are huge components of the class. 

Interestingly, Mrs Hunnicutt turned to the science department for help.

“In chemistry, during labs, you’re experimenting, you’re hands-on, just like writing,” she says. “Your work isn’t judged against a singular set of guidelines, which is similar to the way I have to assess students’ writing. The science department was super-helpful.”

Even some the most reluctant writers among the students have found themselves caring passionately about their work. I encounter just such a lad in one of the workshops, which are held on the football field, a relaxed setting that calms any nerves students might have about sharing their work.

The teen is quite frank. “I thought this would be a really easy class. I didn’t plan to put much effort into it. But now I’m finding I do want to write, I do want to do well, I do care. And I’ve been reading so much.” 

A parent agrees with his assessment. “Prior to taking Creative Writing, [my teen] dreaded writing. In fact, she choose to take this class in hopes of learning how to write without it being a burden, as well as the fact that Mrs. Hunnicutt was the one that would be teaching the class,” the parent says. 

“Over the course of this year she has actually started to enjoy writing, and with that her writing has improved immensely. We are so grateful to Mrs Hunnicutt for sharing her gift of teaching, connecting so well with her students, and inspiring them to learn.”

Certainly the students I spoke to are passionate about her classes – 163 juniors and seniors signed up, and there was a waiting list to register.

Writing and reading become joyful for the kids

“The feedback from kids and parents has been amazing,” Dawn Hunnicutt says. “For the vast majority, the class has been a welcome respite from the structured writing imposed on them for so many years. Many of them have discovered that they actually enjoy writing and reading now, and that has given me so much joy.”

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Students take their critiquing seriously and listen carefully to each other’s work

One mother writes to Stu News: “Our daughter loves Mrs. Hunnicutt’s creative writing class. It has inspired a new love of reading for pleasure and we spent hours over the holidays sitting together by the fire and reading. 

“The different writing genres that the students are exposed to in the course fosters their creativity. Mrs Hunnicutt’s teaching style, attitude, humor, and general aura are such a positive influence in our daughter’s life. She looks forward to her class every day.”

The class is UC approved and counts toward one year of the required four for high school graduation and college admission. 

“It took a bit of persuading and a lot of research to get the class approved,” Mrs Hunnicutt says. “I am thankful I work in a district that supports innovative curriculum. The fall semester was the most rewarding semester of my teaching career. I am living the dream by teaching this subject.”

LBHS principal Dr. Jason Alleman can’t speak highly enough of Mrs Hunnicutt and her initiative in developing the Creative Writing program.

“She is one of many remarkable educators on the LBHS campus and the perfect person to develop and lead this coursework. I am proud of the efforts she has made and the work she has taken on. It has resulted in students building skills and confidence in their writing, speaking, and articulating their ideas and points more effectively and, most importantly, growing a lifelong passion for reading literature and writing.”

Before I left, Dawn Hunnicutt and I discussed the importance of “story.”

“Story matters,” she says. “I explain it to the students by having them read a notice about the dangers of vaping. Then I have them read a personal story about the impact that addiction to vaping had on a young man. They understand the difference it makes to hear a first-hand account, and the power of writing.”

Next up? A literary journal, showcasing the students’ work – and, I’m convinced, in years to come, the publication of many short stories, novels, and poems written by the talented kids in this most wonderful of classes.


By paying kindness forward, Thurston Middle School students raise big bucks for their school

By LYNETTE BRASFIELD

Celine Macmillan, PTA president and mastermind behind Thurston Middle School’s ongoing Kindness Challenge, this week found herself reading through 1,900 heartfelt pledges of kindness made by nearly 700 middle schoolers.

“It was heartwarming to see all the ways our Thurston students were spreading kindness,” she says.

The Kindness Challenge is modeled on a program called Raise Crazy. Students are given a secret code to create their own personal website. They list several acts they will undertake to pay kindness forward, then they email family and friends with a request to donate to the school on their behalf in support of their acts. Students check off their pledges as they are completed. 

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(L-R) PTA Board member Melissa Vermilya, Fin the Shark mascot, and PTA President Celine Macmillan staff a Kindness station where 100 students wrote thank you cards

Pledges seem to group in three areas: 

Donations of money to causes including the Laguna Food Pantry, saving wildlife in Australia (especially koalas), and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, as well as donations of goods such as basketballs for the Boys & Girls Club as well as for Thurston students at recess, toys for the Dog Park, household items to the Assistance League, bingo prizes for Susi Q, socks and cans for the less fortunate, and food for the Village of Hope.

Writing letters of appreciation to police, firefighters, lifeguards, teachers, family members, and friends, and chalking quotes and “nice statements” on sidewalks to inspire passersby to do acts of kindness.

Volunteering time to refurbish school gardens, clean up beaches, parks, and neighborhoods, help restore habitat for Laguna Canyon Foundation, assist the Laguna Food Pantry, bake cookies for veterans and crepes for Thurston staff, play piano at a senior center – and support climate change initiatives to save the bees.

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Students wrote birthday cards to a Marine who is turning 104

Major projects include Spread the Love of Reading, which teacher Jenny Hill is coordinating with her students. They will be reading to TOW elementary school 1st and 2nd graders, visiting seven classrooms. 

Art teacher Ivy Leighton is painting the Thurston bathrooms with some of her students.

“I am working with a group of excited students to create inspirational and uplifting artwork to adorn the bathroom doors and mirrors,” Leighton says. “The students will create designs full of positive messages and then I will digitalize them and create colorful stickers to go on bathroom doors and around the edges of the mirrors! 

“Our hope is to spread messages of kindness, self-worth, and happiness to help bring hope on challenging days, or just to remind students that they are doing great and should continue to help others and be confident.”

Kalani Robb and Johnny Redmond of Catch Surf in San Clemente came out to show their support, telling 6th grader Brody Azadian and his brother, Ashton Azadian (TMS 2019 Alumnus), that kindness is the key to being surf champs.

Catch Surf donated two Odysea surfboards to give to Thurston PTA as well as a bunch of stickers as prizes for the Kindness Challenge. They told Brody that they were stoked by his acts of kindness, loved his Kindness Challenge T-shirt, and that Catch Surf looked forward to continuing its support for Thurston’s students and “little shredders.”

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Catch Surf of San Clemente donated two surfboards

“We are very grateful for their support and offer our special thanks,” Macmillan says.

Jenny Salberg, Thurston principal, notes, “I continue to be humbled by the kind acts and gestures of our 690 middle schoolers. I am inspired by the positive conversations that our students are having amongst themselves as well as school-wide about making positive choices that support all. 

“This Kindness Challenge, which aligns with the state-supported The Great Kindness Challenge, has created an environment that is creative and engaging for all involved on our campus.” 

The goal is to help fund Thurston PTA expenses, which benefit students, teachers, and the school.

“As of now, we’ve raised more than $30,000 and donations are coming in all the time,” Macmillan says.

The school is going to tie the Kindness Challenge to Thurston’s Film Festival. Students can create a video of their Kindness Challenge and that way inspire other students to pay it forward. 

For more information about sponsorship levels and benefits, sponsorship levels for monetary and in-kind donations, and prize donations for opportunity drawings for the middle school students, go to www.thurstonmiddleschoolpta.org.


El Morro students raise money for Australian wildlife rescue organization

El Morro students came together Sunday to sell lemonade and baked goods in support of WIRES (New South Wales Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service). WIRES has been caring for wildlife in Australia for more than 30 years and is the largest rescue organization in Australia, according to the group’s website.

The students raised more than $1,000 for their first Giving Program project.

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El Morro students raised over $1,000 for WIRES, a wildlife rescue organization in Australia, on Sunday

It’s estimated by scientists that the hundreds of wildfires have impacted hundreds of millions of animals, including the koala. Over the next two weeks, El Morro kids will be collecting money to donate to WIRES to help them with their rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Kids are being challenged to bring in change to donate and to come up with creative ways to earn money for the cause. 

For more information about WIRES or to make a donation, visit www.wires.org.au.


LBHS student organizes shoe drive to help Soles4Souls fight global poverty

Jessie Rose, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, has launched a shoe drive to collect 250 pairs of new or gently used shoes for Soles4Soul, a nonprofit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. 

Founded in 2006, the organization has distributed more than 30 million pairs of new and used shoes in 127 countries, demonstrating that one person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities for someone else in need in a developing country.

This is the second year Rose has organized the fundraiser; last year, she collected double her goal, around 500 pairs of shoes.

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Jessie Rose has launched a shoe drive to collect 250 pairs of shoes – let’s help her triple her goal!

Every day, children are prevented from attending school and adults are unable to work due to lack of shoes. Walking becomes unbearable. A new pair of shoes provides relief in many developing nations around the globe, in times of disaster, and helps bridge the economic gap in the U.S. and Canada.

There are two drop-off locations: 2925 Mountain View Dr (Top of the World) or 645 St. Ann’s Dr (behind the high school baseball field) – please leave shoes at the bottom of the steps. 

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LBHS surf team wins big at Scholastic Surf Series Event #3

By Coaches Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn

The LBHS surf team won big last Sunday at the Scholastic Surf Series (SSS) Event, held at Ninth Street in Huntington Beach. The day started with the team competition, with LBHS against El Toro. Everyone surfed well and LBHS took the overall win by a large margin, 60-18.

Some members of the team surfed in multiple divisions with great success. Everyone advanced to the individual competition. 

The surf was two to three feet with extreme tides, very high in the morning followed by a minus tide in the afternoon. The weather was nice and sunny, but as the day went on, the wind came up, which didn’t help the conditions. Despite the challenges, LBHS surfers did an outstanding job. 

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(L-R) Cooper Laws, Tyson Lockhart, Bastian Evans, Christian Schenk, Scout Mitchell, Mia Moore, and Coach Alisa Cairns

When the day came to a close, the LBHS team boasted a number of finalists, and took several top positions. In both the Women’s Shortboard and Longboard, Scout Mitchell took her second SSS season win, while Mia Moore did well to take second place in Shortboard.

For the men, Tyson Lockhart led the way with a win in Bodyboard and came a very close second overall in the Men’s Division. Other top finalists included Christian Schenk, who took a third in Shortboard and also did double duty in Longboard, taking fourth place. Bastian Evans had several outstanding heats and took fifth place overall in Shortboard, his first SSS Final. 

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Scout Mitchell and Mia Moore

Meanwhile, Cooper Laws continued to be a standout all day in the Longboard, and finished the day runner-up for the second event in a row.

Other surfers to do well were Dane Cameron and Tate Warner, who just missed out in the rep. Gavin Pike also surfed well in a couple of heats and helped the team get the win.

The next Scholastic Surf Series event will be on February 9 at San Clemente Pier.


LBUSD Board of Education transitions to electronic agenda system

The Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education has transitioned to an electronic agenda management system, BoardDocs, to improve the governance process, ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and enhance collaboration.

Thursday’s regularly scheduled school board meeting on January 16 at 6 p.m. is the first with an agenda compiled using BoardDocs.

BoardDocs is a Cloud-based technology board management solution that provides the tools and resources needed to manage a diverse committee structure with features that improve collaboration and incite better decision-making. 

BoardDocs uses a structured, collaborative workflow that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs and legal requirements of public school boards, county commissions, municipal governments, and a wide variety of other types of governing bodies.

Additionally, through the MetaSearch feature, members of the governing body will also have access to best practices from other organizations that are using the system, allowing them to gain important knowledge about initiatives other governing bodies have considered and implemented.

By accessing BoardDocs, interested district constituents can view meeting agendas and associated supporting documents, as well as print the information. All documents associated with the meeting are automatically archived and can be accessed by meeting date or by using the comprehensive search feature. 

The new board management features can be accessed via the district website at www.lbusd.org/boardagendas.


LBHS girls water polo teams win big

This past weekend the current CIF-SS D1 Champion LBHS girls water polo varsity team, as well as the JV team, finished up successful water polo tournaments. 

On Thursday, the Laguna JV team won two games in the Brahmas Varsity Tournament against the Canyon HS varsity team, 12-5, and the Palos Verdes HS varsity team, 11-9. Meanwhile up in Goleta, the Laguna varsity team won its first game in the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions against Wilson HS from Long Beach 16-2. 

On Friday, the varsity team had another win, this time 12-3 against Carlsbad HS. On Saturday, the Laguna JV team won its semifinal game against the La Jolla HS varsity team, 7-4, while the Laguna varsity team battled Foothill HS from Tustin in their semifinal and came away with a 9-8 victory. 

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LBHS JV team – Back Row (L-R): Cleo Washer, Isabel Foley, Marie Audebert, Lauren Smith, Tasha Denny, London Boyd, Carly Rohrer, Lauren Short, Jordan Schneider, Ryley McDennon, and Coach Bridgette Alvarez; Front Row (L-R): Emily Shabunov, Nicole Brown, Myha Pinto, Mac Jenal, Lexi Parness, and Eleanor Ramsey

Later in the day, the JV team had a close game in the Brahmas final, losing 12-13 to take second place against the CIF-SS D1 Santiago HS varsity team from Corona. The Laguna varsity team’s final was against Surf League rival Newport Harbor HS. The Laguna girls took first place with a 8-3 win. Juniors Molly Renner (MVP) and Emma Lineback were selected for the All-Tournament Team.

“I’m very happy for both of our groups and the way they performed this past weekend,” said Head Coach Ethan Damato. “It’s truly a by-product of the hard work and commitment put in by all the athletes in our program.”

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LBHS varsity team – Back Row (L-R): Coach Nolan McConnell, Rachael Carver, Morgan Van Alphen, Mikayla Lopez, Ava Houlahan, Grace Houlahan, Lela McCarroll, Imani Clemons, Ella Baumgarten, Nicole Struss, Coach Ethan Damato, and Coach Erich Fischer; Front Row (L-R): Jessie Rose, Molly Renner (MVP), Emma Lineback (All-Tournament Team), Charlotte Riches, Hannah Carver, Skyler Kidd, Haley Parness, Emma Singer, Kenedy Corlett, and Lauren Schneider

This was the Breakers’ 16th “Big 3” in-season tournament title in 19 attempts since 2014. Last month the team won the Bill Barnett Holiday Cup for the seventh straight year, and later this month they will defend their title at the Irvine Southern California Championships.


School Board meeting agenda for Thursday includes upping legal budget to $100K

The agenda for Thursday’s (January 16) regular LBUSD Board meeting has been posted online here. Please note that LBUSD has transitioned to an electronic agenda system called BoardDocs.

Open session will begin at 6 p.m. at the District office, at 550 Blumont St, with closed session occurring beforehand at 5 p.m. Staff will provide an informational report to the Board on the 2020-21 LBUSD Comprehensive District and School Safety Plan. The Board will also conduct a second reading and consider the approval of several Board policies and bylaws.

Also on the agenda, on the consent calendar, is an amendment to increase the agreement with Rutan & Tucker by $50,000 for a total of $100,000. The law firm is representing four board members and the Superintendent in a lawsuit filed by board member Dee Perry.

For past agendas, minutes, and videos using the previous navigation menu, visit www.lbusd.org/board/board-meetings.


Thurston teacher awarded Cox Communications “Innovation in Education” grant

Cox Communications has awarded $50,000 in “Innovation in Education” grants to 20 schools throughout its Orange County service area to fund innovative programs from students in grades K-12.

LBUSD’s Michelle Martinez, a teacher at Thurston Middle School, was among the recognized recipients for her “Forensics at Ford’s Theatre-#InnovationOC” application. 

The annual grant program invited applications from educators at eligible schools for projects that provide creative, technology-based curriculum and enhance the traditional classroom experience by supporting one of the following areas:

--Skills Based Learning

--STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Mathematics)

--Digital Literacy

--Cyber Citizenship

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Michelle Martinez and Harbor Patrol Sgt Larry Packard with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

“The Innovation in Education program is part of the investment commitment Cox has had to education since our founding.  The program provides us the opportunity to bring innovative technology and skills development into many classrooms throughout Orange County,” said Sam Attisha, Senior Vice President and Region Manager for Cox Communications. 

“These grants allow students to be introduced to new technology, innovative teachings, and critical thinking skills which better prepare them for careers of the future.”

Community leaders from throughout Orange County review applications, provide scores, and reach a consensus on the applications that will receive funding. 

“Every year, Orange County Business Council releases our Workforce Indicators Report, and every year, the report shows Orange County outperforming the state of California in higher high school graduation rates, UC/CSU Eligibility rates, Advanced Placement scores, SAT scores, and college going rates,” said Jesse Ben-Ron, Director, Workforce and Economic Development for Orange County Business Council. 

“The commitment and passion of Orange County’s education professionals is a major reason for this, but it is also because of private sector leaders such as Cox, who make that extra investment that allow our classrooms to flourish. By funding STEAM programs throughout our K-12 system, Cox is giving Orange County the extra edge it needs to have a world class workforce.”

The 2020 Innovation in Education grant recipients are:

Laguna Beach Unified School District:

--Michelle Martinez, Thurston Middle School, “Forensics at Ford’s Theatre-#InnovationOC”

Capistrano Unified School District: 

--Avery Arman, San Juan Hills High School, “Ipad Art Lab: Increasing Digital Literacy for Our Future Designers”

 Irvine Unified School District: 

--Kaitlynn Cooper, Cypress Village Elementary, “Osmo For the Classroom”

--Kelley Hedstrom, Loma Ridge Elementary, “Podcasts in the Classroom InnovationOC”

--Gina Bowlen, Turtle Rock Elementary, “Help Build a Social-Emotional Learning Library”

--Frances Hernandez, Portola Springs Elementary, “InnovationOC-Give Our Students a Voice Through Technology”

Karen Sposato, Cadence Park School, “Let’s Jam!”

Ruthy Fong Loi, Cadence Park School, “InnovationOC-Fostering Big Imaginations, One Cubelet at a Time”

--Kathie Wilhelm, Santiago Hills Elementary School, “Creating Thinkers and Tinkerers”

--Korinne Kornmann, Loma Ridge Elementary, “First Grade Wants to See in 3D!”

Kathryn Scholl, Brywood Elementary School, “InnovationOC Jump Into a Good Book”

--Lorelei Fabro, Woodbury Elementary, “InnovationOC-Lights, Cmaera, Action! Empowering Students with Video Production”

Saddleback Valley Unified School District:

--Darin Petzold, Serrano Intermediate School, “Exploring The World Through Data Acquisition!”

--Sean Fletcher, Serrano Intermediate School, “Making Waves and Electricity in the Classroom”

--Mrs. Healy, Foothill Ranch Elementary, “Easy Access to Computer Programming on Raspberry Pi”

--Tammy Strand, Melinda Heights Elementary, School “Rolling into InnovationOC”

Tustin Unified School District:

--Erin D’Arcy, Hicks Canyon Elementary School, “Digital Storytelling for Newcomers!”

--Mr. Cooper, Foothill High School, “Workshop Tools”

--Laura Trudeau, Clarence Lobo Elementary School, “InnovationOC for STEAM”

--Liz Holcomb, Heritage STEAM Magnet School, “InnovationOC Growing as Coders”

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, Cox proudly serves six million homes and businesses across 18 states

For more information, visit www.cox.com.


Laguna Beach High School boys soccer hosts Clothes for the Cause fundraiser on Sunday

On Sunday, Jan 12, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the community is asked to participate in the Clothes for the Cause clothing and textile drive hosted by the Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) boys soccer team. 

Accepted items are: clothing, new and used; shoes, paired only; towels, stuffed animals, hats, drapes, purses, and belts. All items must be dry and clean.

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LBHS boys soccer team

The team cannot accept: glass, breakables, electronics, bedding, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting, uniforms, hotel linens, fabric scraps and samples, or items previously for sale at a thrift store.

Bags of clothes can be driven by the soccer field on the date and time mentioned above, and the boys will unload the donations.

Contact Kim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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