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Backcountry Wilderness First Responders class this summer with Cate School

Backcountry Wilderness First Responders class this summer with Cate School

February 28, 2019

I’m offering a Backcountry WFR class this summer in partnership with the Cate School. If you any students or staff are interested please send them my way; this is going to be an amazing program in an unbelievable location!  Wilderness First Responder June 13-21 $2650.00 all inclusive (travel, meals and ...

California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Madeleine Nicks

February 27, 2019

I woke up that December morning last year, just a normal day I thought but as I looked out my window. Instead of the usual golden light that comes streaming in, my room had turned a glowing crimson. I looked out at the sun, and it was red. Did I think it was the apocalypse? Yes. I found out shortly after,...

“Unstoppable” Film Premiere Tickets Available Now

“Unstoppable” Film Premiere Tickets Available Now

February 20, 2019

Unstoppable is Bethany Hamilton’s complete and untold story that follows her journey from childhood into motherhood — the ups, downs and her powerful resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of all time. From chasing her toddler, to chasing the biggest waves, B...

The United Way of Santa Barbara County is seeking Counselors in Training

The United Way of Santa Barbara County is seeking Counselors in Training

February 15, 2019

I wanted to let you know about an excellent volunteer opportunity we have this summer for incoming 10th graders and up. The United Way of Santa Barbara County is seeking Counselors in Training to assist with our annual Fun in the Sun summer camp. This is a six week program that runs from June 17 – Ju...

Optimist International Essay Contest

Optimist International Essay Contest

February 14, 2019

Application for 2018-2019 Optimist International Essay Contest Name M F Address City State/Province Zip/Postal Code Telephone ( ) E-mail Date of Birth / / Age Have you participated in any other Optimist Club’s Essay Contest this school year? Yes  No Contestant Agreement: I have studied th...

Youth Impact Awards 2019

Youth Impact Awards 2019

February 13, 2019

Students who seek nomination should speak with to Upper School faculty member. Every year, KIDS Network presents the Youth Impact Awards, celebrating young people who have given their time, talent and energy to make a significant positive impact for individuals in Santa Barbara County...often whil...

Your Blood Can Help

Your Blood Can Help

Madeline Walker

February 5, 2019

After the recent mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA, blood donations are needed.   What You Need to Know:   Vitalant is hosting a blood drive tomorrow at Laguna Blanca High School; allocating needed blood to the victims of the shooting. One blood donation ...

Education Systems: A Battle Between Countries

Education Systems: A Battle Between Countries

Hanna Marsi

January 17, 2019

The battle of regulated school systems is not only a problem in the U.S. but all over the world. Many countries vary in their teaching methods and standardized testing. Having sameness in schools across the globe is unheard of. At Laguna, the administration tries to make the school environment as suppo...

Lili Reinhart’s Powerful Speech at the Glamour 2018 Women of the Year Summit

Lili Reinhart’s Powerful Speech at the Glamour 2018 Women of the Year Summit

Nafisah Fathima

January 11, 2019

Lili Reinhart recently spoke at the Glamour 2018 Women of the Year Summit on Sunday, November 11, regarding self-love and body positivity in an industry that is extremely critical. The “Riverdale” actress talks about the unrealistic beauty standards that are set in place for women especially in the film industry an...

Laguna Blanca Students Cast their Vote at 2018 Midterm elections

Laguna Blanca Students Cast their Vote at 2018 Midterm elections

Maggie Newell

January 11, 2019

This week, Laguna Blanca students took to the polls for the nationwide Midterm elections on November 6th. With many seniors already having reached the voting age, they were enthusiastic to partake in their first election, a rite of passage. You could spot numerous students sporting the traditional ‘I V...

“Cut and Paste — Collage in Santa Barbara”

“Cut and Paste — Collage in Santa Barbara”

December 14, 2018

Santa Barbara News Press Art Review: By Josef Woodard, News-Press Correspondent "Cut and Paste — Collage in Santa Barbara" When: through January 11, 2019 Where: Arts Fund Gallery, 205C Santa Barbara St. Gallery hours: Noon to 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, Monday through Wednesday by appointment. Information:...

Plotting Against Pollution

Plotting Against Pollution

Catie Fristoe

December 5, 2018

One small community transforms their portion of California’s Gold Coast   The word habitat is defined as “the natural home or environment of an animal.” The Pacific Ocean is precisely that for millions of marine species, and we are destroying it. Human’s increasing use of plastic products...

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