Briefly in Education

Spend summer at the club

Summer camps at the Boys & Girls Club start June 27, with activities for kids from science experiments to scavenger hunts.

The club's Summer Bridge Program is another option, which allows kids to brush up on reading, writing and math skills during the months when they are on break and not academically challenged.

The club gym will be available for basketball, tennis and archery.

They can also take a stab at Laguna's renowned art scene with classes that turn recycled materials into works of art.

Besides fun at the club, the camps also take field trips to the Laguna Beach High School pool, Diver's Cove beach and local amusement parks.

For more information, contact Trish Pack at (949) 494-2535 ext.100 or e-mail


El Morro teaches sportsmanship

A new program in El Morro Elementary School's physical education department teaches kids the value of good sportsmanship.

Created by P.E. staff Eric LaPierre, Tami Burns and Sara Rawlins, P.E. classes get a gold star when they demonstrate good sportsmanship during their period. The class that gets four stars will be rewarded the following class with a special activity.

"Our physical education program does a fantastic job of instilling character in our students and making P.E. fun," Principal Chris Duddy said in a statement. "By learning sportsmanship in physical education, the students carry this character trait over to the playground, which helps create the positive environment we enjoy here at El Morro."


TOW recognized with history award

On June 6, eight Top of the World Elementary School fifth-graders were recognized for excellence in American history by the Patience Wright Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

The following students were awarded with medals: Thomas Garcia and Kyla Whitlock, of Sarah Wolsey's class; Austin Hanlin and Kelly Keller, of Susan Dick's class; Chantal Carter and Jack Raffo, of Teryl Campbell's class; and Garrett Tyler and Clay Zarinelli, of Rosie Haynes' class.

Principal Ron LaMotte held an assembly for students and introduced Daughters of the American Revolution representative Gloria Padach.

"Each of us also makes history every day of our lives," Padach told the students and staff present, according to a statement. "Perhaps some of you will end up in the history books of the future."


LBUSD raises $60k

The 18th Annual Golf Classic raised around $60,000 for Laguna Beach Unified School District, according to a statement.

The May 13 fundraiser, organized by SchoolPower, was held at the Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club in San Clemente.

All proceeds will go to Laguna Beach schools with 20% directly to Laguna Beach athletics.

—Compiled by Joanna Clay

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