Every Student, Every Day
Twenty-three Laguna Beach High School Art Students, were given the incredible opportunity to display 46 unique art pieces at this year's Sawdust Festival. The installation includes a variety of stunning art types, from sculpture to photography.
Ms. Somer L. Selway, beginning, intermediate, and AP ceramics teacher, helped curate the collection and installation and arranged for families and students to gather for a short reception on Saturday, June 25. Families arrived at the booth with bright smiles and shared their absolute amazement as they carefully examined each piece during the Saturday evening event. Student Riley Gapp proudly showed his sculptures titled “3 Layer Marble Sandwich” and “3 Arch Coast” to his family and friends.
Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) implemented a brand new program titled LBHS FLOW for the 2021-2022 academic year. The mission of the FLOW program at LBHS is to allow all students to experience powerful connections with academic content, with each other, and with the community.
The Laguna Beach Unified School District is honored to have earned two awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in the category of Publications and Digital Media Excellence. The entries that were awarded this honor include the LBUSD Mental Health Awareness Video, created by Andy Crisp, and Renew, Recharge, Reimagine: LBUSD's Annual Community Report 2020-2021, created by the Communications Department.
The FOA Foundation recently awarded Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School with grants totaling $10,000 toward ceramics, art, and theatre. In 1989, the Festival of Arts, with a $1.5 million donation, established the FOA Foundation, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, in order to guarantee annual financial support, preserve, and promote the fine arts and all other artistic endeavors in Laguna Beach.
Laguna Beach High School (LBHS) students in the Authentic Exploratory Research (AER) program presented their final projects last week in a walk-through symposium. The AER independent research course, adapted and inspired by Palo Alto Unified School District, has given students the opportunity to explore their passions and future career pathways through their own driving questions and curiosities alongside adult mentors in their respective fields who have helped guide each mentee in their research and analysis.
Honor Roll Designation for Increasing AP Access
Partner School with Stanford's Challenge Success Program
Student Participation in Arts and Athletics
Designated "No Place for Hate" Model High School