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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 12, 2019 1:58:11 PM
In accordance with District Board Policy 6161.1, the following textbooks are on display for public inspection in the Laguna Beach Unified School District Office from: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, through Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Posted Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 9:06:00 AM
On May 1, 2019, at 6 p.m., Dr. Denise Pope, Senior Lecturer at Stanford University, will be in the LBHS Artists Theatre for a presentation focused on strategies for reducing academic stress, living a well-balanced life, and finding individual paths to success. Light refreshments will be served! Students in grades 8 to 12 may attend with a parent or guardian.
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 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
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...
Posted Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM
Thurston is having their first ever Film Festival! Students and staff are encouraged to create a short 2-4 minute film documenting how and why they give back to our community highlighting how it makes them feel! Lets inspire others to Pay It Forward! Can we GET 100 films submitted??
Posted Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 4:49:00 PM
Open to all TOW, ELM, & TMS students! Auditions for the children's choir in the LBHS spring musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will be held on Monday, 2/11 at 5:00pm, following a workshop from 3:30-5:00pm at LBHS. Email to sign up, or for more info visit
Posted Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019 9:36:37 AM
EPIC Challenge has begun! This is TMS's biggest fundraiser which started January 29. Students came home with large white envelopes with all of the information. This can also be found on the Thurston PTA website. Who will be the big winner?!?!?!
Posted Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 8:26:00 PM
Featuring the TMS 8th Grade Drama/Chorus students, The Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza. Performances will be held this Friday & Saturday at 4:00 & 6:30pm in the TMS Black Box. Tickets are on sale now at
Posted Monday, Jan 14, 2019 8:34:10 AM
You're invited to a new parent workshop series with guest speaker H├ęctor Meza. This three-part series will offer tools for obtaining an enriching education for your children, healthy family development, and the creation of love bonds. Please note, workshops will be conducted in Spanish, English interpretation will be available.
Posted Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 9:33:34 AM
Semester One is coming to an end on Friday, January 25. Students, it is time to step-it-up for final exams! Final exam days will be minimum days out at 1 p.m. with no after school activities. There is NO SCHOOL for middle and high school students on Monday, January 28. Study hard and good luck!
Posted Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 9:31:00 AM
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life on stage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Featuring the TMS 8th Grade Drama/Chorus students, performances will be held on Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19 at 4:00 & 6:30 PM in the TMS Black Box...
Posted Monday, Nov 26, 2018 10:13:00 AM
The Laguna Beach Unified School District has begun administration of the 2018-19 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Survey to gather feedback on the implementation of the district goals and state priorities.
Posted Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 10:50:44 AM
A friendly reminder...don't forget to purchase your yearbook soon! Prices will be going up in January!
Posted Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 12:39:00 PM
Come support Thurston's PTA in the 10th Annual Sports Swap in the Gym on Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lots of new and gently used sports gear will be available to purchase. PTA would love donated or consigned used sports items for this event. See you there!
Posted Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 3:16:00 PM
Laguna Beach High School Drama invites audiences to a performance of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet at the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre beginning Friday, November 2 at 7 p.m. The production will feature the work of guest director Michael Irish, a 1999 alumnus of LBHS and the Park Avenue Players.
Posted Friday, Oct 12, 2018 8:31:00 AM
October 25 and 26 are minimum days. Students will be released at 1 p.m. There will be no after school activities and no late bus on these days. Thurston Wheel Day is now Wednesday, October 31. Students can bring and use their rollerskates, razors and skateboards during P.E., but please no bikes.
Posted Friday, Oct 12, 2018 8:22:00 AM
TMS Talks (students talking to students) and Career Talks (career experts talking to students) are happening every Thursday during ESP. Students sign up during break on Thursdays either outside of the Collaboratory for TMS Talks or outside of the Blackbox for Career Talks. The TMS and Career Talks are available to view on the TMS website.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 3:48:00 PM
The Laguna Beach Unified School District offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to our parents and community members. Classes begin Thursday, October 4, 2018, and run through the school year.
Posted Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 3:49:00 PM
The results of the CAASPP tests, which were completed by students in grades 3-8 and 11 last spring, have been released by the California Department of Education. The latest data shows that the LBUSD continues to be one of the highest performing districts in California in English language arts and mathematics.
Posted Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 2:42:00 PM
Dr. Jerry Weichman, popular speaker and parenting expert, returns to the LBUSD on October 22 for Part II Raising Healthy and Resilient Teens: Social-Emotional Support. He will explore anxiety, depression, fostering resiliency, stress-related disorders, low self-esteem, and warning signs.
Posted Friday, Sep 21, 2018 7:37:00 AM
TMS 6th graders will be headed to Emerald Bay Cove on Catalina Island from Tuesday, October 2 - Friday, October 5. They will have an incredible hands-on science experience as they snorkel, kayak, hike and so much more! You can watch a video, get forms, make donations and print a packing list on the website.
Posted Thursday, Sep 20, 2018 11:54:23 AM
September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Laguna Beach Unified School District continues to take essential steps to enhance prevention and intervention efforts for students, staff, and administrators K-12.
Posted Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 10:47:32 AM
A popular speaker and parenting expert, Dr. Jerry Weichman will join Laguna Beach Unified School District parents for a discussion focused on addiction and the parental role in providing support. Light refreshments and childcare will be provided. Please visit to RSVP.
Posted Monday, Sep 10, 2018 11:10:00 AM
On August 28, at the annual Welcome Back Breakfast for LBUSD employees, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jason Viloria named Spanish elementary school teacher Jason Fritze the recipient of the 2018 Spirit of Laguna award. The award recognizes a District staff member who exemplifies extraordinary service to others.
Posted Friday, Aug 31, 2018 3:54:00 PM
The first day of school for Thurston students is Tuesday, September 4. The Quick Reference Calendar is now available for the 2018-2019 school year! Please mark your calendar for Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 13 beginning at 6 p.m. in the TMS Gym. We wish everyone a successful school year!
Posted Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 9:41:00 AM
The Annual Data Confirmation process for all LBUSD families is scheduled to open Wednesday, August 15. All LBUSD families will receive an email on August 15 with the Data Confirmation instructions.


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