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An Eventful Spirit Week at LBS!

An Eventful Spirit Week at LBS!

Daisy Finefrock

November 2, 2019

PAJAMA DAY! TWIN DAY! INTERNET DAY (VSCO AND E-GIRLS/BOYS)! HAWAIIAN/TOURIST DAY! LAGUNA SPIRIT DAY! ...

2018 Cum Laude Society Inductees

2018 Cum Laude Society Inductees

Annelle King

May 11, 2018

This year nine new recipients were honored on Wednesday, April 24 for demonstrating their academic achievements. Only the top 10% from the junior class and the top 20% of the senior class can receive this elite award. Students are not only judged on their academics, but also their character, honor, an...

Students Take Part in Specialty Athletic Clinics

Students Take Part in Specialty Athletic Clinics

April 23, 2015

Varsity Football head coach and Dean of Students Shane Lopes organized and ran the first ever football passing clinic at Laguna Blanca School on Feb. 7. Forty-eight athletes from Santa Barbara High, Cate, Orcutt Academy, Laguna and various other middle and high schools in the Santa Barbara area gath...

Students Participate in Optimist Club Speech Competition

Students Participate in Optimist Club  Speech Competition

April 23, 2015

Six students filed into Spaulding Auditorium, eager to follow in the footsteps of inspiring speakers like Julia Roberts and Neil Patrick Harris. The students were participating in the annual Optimist Oratorical Speech Contest hosted by Public Speaking instructor Trish McHale at Laguna on March 12. The...

Students Take to the Streets for Study of Local Homeless

Students Take to the Streets for Study of Local Homeless

March 10, 2015

In the continuing efforts to seize upon interdisciplinary learning whenever possible, upper school students were offered the opportunity to volunteer alongside Dr. Mimi Doohan. The ninth-graders’ reading of “Antigone” was part of their recent unit revolving around the issues of vulnerability...

Learning How To Fail

Learning How To Fail

June 11, 2014

I got a C on my very first essay in Ms. Tidey’s freshman English class.  The essay was on Fahrenheit 451, a book that I’d breezed through over the summer.  It wasn’t an F, but it was a C and it was heartbreaking. Throughout middle and elementary school, I’d loved English class.  I was a v...

A Gathering of Scholars Inducted into the Cum Laude Society

June 11, 2014

The Cum Laude Society honors scholastic achievement in secondary schools for the purpose of promoting areté (excellence), diké (justice) and timé (honor). The Society was founded with the intention of being modeled after Phi Beta Kappa in 1906. Since then, it has multiplied into 382 chapters all ove...

Tennis Courts Are a Big Hit Among Students

Tennis Courts Are a Big Hit Among Students

February 19, 2014

Laguna’s campus has seen major change in the last year -- it has received a new, state-of-the-art library and an eco-friendly parking plaza. Most recently, construction began on the addition of four brand new tennis courts. “The idea of having tennis courts was always something the athletic department...

Travels to Antarctica & Africa

Travels to Antarctica & Africa

February 13, 2014

Fowlers in Antarctica “My family and I went to Antarctica for seven days over winter break. My parents want us to go to all seven continents before I go to college, so they decided to go to Antarctica this time. We went on the cruise called Antarctica XXI on the Ocean Nova. We took zodiac boats to t...

Staff’s Playlist of Study Music

Staff’s Playlist of Study Music

November 15, 2013

“Wildfire” by John Mayer “Let Her Go” by Passenger “Ritual Union” by Little Dragon “Brand New Day” by Joshua Radin “Snow (Hey Oh)” by Red Hot Chili Peppers “VCR” by The xx ...

Students Sign up at Ninth Annual Club Fair

October 30, 2013

Students sign up for the 13 clubs available on campus: Wildaid Shark Conservation Club, Drama Club, Tied To Tajikistan, Youth 4 Direct Relief Club, Services for Soldiers, The Blue Crew, Interact Club, Kids 4 Kids, The Humane Society, Junior Statesmen of America, Youth Network for Africa, and Stand Up...

The “Good-Grade Pill”

May 13, 2013

Student abuse of Adderall and Ritalin isn’t a new problem. What have been deemed the “good-grade pills” have long been providing college campuses with the fuel to get through all-nighters. But, according to The New York Times, secret addiction to prescription stimulants has trickled down t...

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