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Posted Friday, Sep 20, 2019 1:22:12 PM
On March 12, 2020, LBUSD Presents founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of Permission to Feel, Dr. Marc Brackett.
Posted Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 12:53:00 PM
School News from the Superintendent's Office discussing the value of regular school attendance and how LBUSD is supporting students and families.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 2:59:56 PM
On Monday, September 16 in the Artists Theatre from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Dr. Kyle Jensen joins LBUSD to share with students and parents a guide to the college admissions essay.
Posted Monday, Sep 9, 2019 10:09:54 AM
Language Arts teacher, Laura Silver, gave a GATE presentation prior to Back-to-School Night. This included information about GATE in middle school, rigor, enrichments, and more information....
Posted Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 3:20:00 PM
School News from the Superintendent's Office on National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and a climate of care in LBUSD.
Posted Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 1:40:12 PM
Laguna Beach Unified School District has named Brandon Lee, instructional assistant at El Morro Elementary School, the recipient of the 2019 Spirit of Laguna award. Lee currently serves as a lead instructional assistant at El Morro and forms a part of the Crisis Prevention Intervention team at the site.
Posted Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 10:09:56 AM
At the August 27 board meeting, the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education voted 5-0 to appoint Top of the World Elementary School Principal Michael Conlon as the director of human resources. The new position was approved on July 16, 2019, as part of administrative restructuring at the district level.
Posted Friday, Aug 23, 2019 1:14:47 PM
Students begin their 2019-2020 school year on Monday, August 26 either at 7:35 A.M. for zero period or 8:40 A.M. for first period. There will be NO late bus and NO homework club until Monday, Sept. 9. Mark your calendar for Back-to-School...
Posted Monday, Aug 12, 2019 1:18:00 PM
Laguna Beach Unified School District has been ranked #1 in Best School Districts in Orange County by data compiler Niche, which looked at school districts across the country leading into the 2019-2020 school year. Niche looked at data from the U.S. Department of Ed as well as test scores, college data, and ratings collected from Niche users.
Posted Friday, Aug 9, 2019 9:16:00 AM
TMS 6th graders will be headed to White's Landing on Catalina Island from Tuesday, September 17 - Friday, September 20. They will have an incredible hands-on science experience as they snorkel, kayak, hike and so much more! Please...
Posted Friday, Aug 9, 2019 9:06:31 AM
Thurston's Wave Rider Day is Monday, August 19, 2019 beginning at 8 A.M. for incoming 8th graders. There is a 'New to the District' parent/student orientation from 9 - 9:30 A.M. where counselors will share...
Posted Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 2:13:00 PM
Back-to-school nights for the 2019-2020 school year!
Posted Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 11:48:00 AM
Laguna Beach High School is seeking mentors to participate in Authentic Exploratory Research (AER), a student self-directed project-based learning program set to launch in the fall. Focused on real-world application, AER asks students to identify a field of interest and pairs each student with a volunteer mentor in that field.
Posted Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 8:23:34 AM
The 8th Grade Festivities are underway. The Class of 2019 will be promoting to high school on Thursday, June 20 at 2:30 PM in the TMS Gymnasium. There are special bell schedules for the last week of school which are minimum days, school out at 1:00 PM. There will be no late buses...
Posted Thursday, Jun 13, 2019 12:51:00 AM
TMS 7th Grade Drama/Chorus presents our final reading of Alice in Wonderland, Thursday June 13 at 3:30pm in the TMS Black Box. This darker, more faithful version of Lewis Carroll's classic tale reimagines the experience of Wonderland and ends with an unexpected new twist. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.
Posted Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 9:16:00 PM
Friday & Saturday, June 7 & 8 at 4:00 & 6:30pm in the TMS Black Box. Tickets available now at lbhs.booktix.com or at the door. Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical!
Posted Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:39:20 AM
During ESP, all 6th and 7th graders had a chance to hear about ASB and PALs in a presentation by the current students in these leadership groups. We encourage students to apply using the ASB or PAL application to take a leadership role at Thurston Middle School.
Posted Sunday, May 12, 2019 11:53:00 PM
Next up for LBHS Drama, Little Shop of Horrors in concert, May 24-26 in the TMS Black Box. Performances Friday at 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm. Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. Tickets on sale now at lbhs.booktix.com.
Posted Monday, Apr 29, 2019 3:47:49 PM
TMS CAASPP testing for all students (grades 6-8) begins on Monday, May 6. Students will test in Language Arts during the first week and Mathematics during the second week. CAST testing is only for 8th graders which will be during the week of May 28. Good Luck TMS, do your best!
Posted Monday, Apr 29, 2019 3:37:29 PM
Thurston's PTA Book Swap is here! Bring a Book... Get a Book! Bring up to 5 gently-used or new middle school level books and drop them off before school or in the library from April 29 - May 2. The Book Shop will be open during break on Thursday, May 2 for our Book Swappers!
Posted Monday, Apr 22, 2019 10:25:00 AM
Two teams from Laguna Beach Unified School District competing in the Destination ImaginationĀ® (DI) Affiliate Tournament have advanced to the Global Finals taking place May 22-25 in Kansas City, Missouri. The annual Global Finals competition is the world's largest celebration of student creativity.
Posted Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 9:33:00 AM
On Wednesday, May 1, "LBUSD Presents: Dr. Denise Pope" at the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre to discuss strategies for reducing academic stress. Dr. Pope is a Senior Lecturer at Stanford University and co-author of "Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids".
Posted Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 1:30:00 PM
LBUSD was awarded four grants totaling $18,000 from the Festival of Arts (FOA) Foundation to enhance fine arts programs at LBHS and Thurston Middle School. The Laguna Beach FOA Foundation was incorporated in 1989 to preserve and promote the fine arts and all other artistic endeavors in and about Laguna Beach.
Posted Friday, Mar 22, 2019 3:37:42 PM
Nine teams representing Laguna Beach High School, Thurston Middle School, and Top of the World Elementary from Laguna Beach Unified School District have qualified to move on to the Destination Imagination (DI) state competition on April 6 in Clovis.
Posted Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 2:34:00 AM
Thurston Middle School's 7th Grade Drama/Chorus students will present a reading of Alice in Wonderland on Thursday, March 14 at 3:30pm in the TMS Black Box. The reading runs approximately 45 minutes. Admission is free, although donations are welcome.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 3:28:00 PM
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond recently announced that Thurston Middle School is among the 162 middle and high schools honored under the 2019 Distinguished Schools Program. Schools are awarded for achieving exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 8:51:31 AM
On Monday, March 4, Ms. Salberg, Mrs. Vander Veen and students presented the registration procedures including the options current 6th and 7th graders have for next year. Links available...
Posted Monday, Mar 4, 2019 3:55:00 PM
Sixth Grade Oral History Luncheons are April 1 - 3 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the TMS Gymnasium. Passion Project Field Trips for all seventh and eighth graders are Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 3. April 2 trips include Sony Studios, Vans & Oakley, as well as Angels Stadium. April 3 trips...
Posted Monday, Mar 4, 2019 1:11:00 AM
LBHS Drama & Park Avenue Players present their spring musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Performances will be held March 15-17 & 22-24, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00pm & Sundays at 2:30pm in the Artists Theatre, 625 Park Ave., Laguna Beach. Tickets on sale now at lbhs.booktix.com.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 9:26:00 AM
On Tuesday, February 26, Assistant Principal Ms. Brackez and SRO Cornelius Ashton presented part II of the Upstander Presentation to all students during their PE class. This presentation educated students on why it is important to be Thurston SMART. The topics included...

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