We are looking forward to hosting our Grandfriends next week!

Middle and Upper School Grandfriends' Day will take place on the Hope Ranch campus on Thursday, March 15. Check-in will be at 9:15AM, and the program will take place from 9:45AM-12PM.

Lower School Grandfriends' Day will take place on the Laguna North campus (4973 Hollister Avenue) on Friday, March 15. Check-in will be at 9:30, and the program will take place from 10AM-12:30PM.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPRING BENEFIT SPONSORS!
We look forward to celebrating friendship and community at this year’s Spring Benefit on April 28. Our goal is to raise funds to support our legacy of nearly 85 years of academic excellence. This unforgettable evening will champion the way we come together for our students, faculty, and all that is Laguna Blanca.
 
Thank you to our leaders who have helped so far with their generous sponsorship.

Michael and Tracy Bollag • Michelle and Jeffrey Branch • Pamela and Rick Brown • Chen Family • Farrell Family • Fell Family • Fowler Family • Friend of Laguna • Fuladi Family • Elizabeth and Lee Gabler • Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson '78 • Carol and Stephen King • Mary and Jim Morouse • Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Nicks • Protector Boats, Inc. • Rice Family • Dr. Roberta Sengelmann/SB Skin Institute • Shiebler Family • Mr. and Mrs. Geofrey Wyatt '79 • Amal and Hani Zeini • Zhang Family
 
All sponsorships received after today will be recognized on all promotional pieces and the Spring Benefit website.

Please visit the new Spring Benefit website TOMORROW (3/9) to learn more about this important community event!
TEDxLBS PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ARE HERE!
The wait is over!

Find all of the inspiring TED Talks here.

For event photos, click here.
FIELD DAY FUN
Laguna Field Day 2018 was a success - despite the rain!

On Friday, 3/2, Laguna students enjoyed a day full of team activities and bonding time with fellow friends and teachers.

Enjoy the above recap video created by Sydney Edgecomb '18!
MS DRAMA AND AP LITERATURE STUDENTS TAKE FLIGHT IN PERFORMANCE OF JANE AIR
On Wednesday, 3/7, AP English Literature students and Middle School drama students flew high, thanks to a partnership between the Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance and Laguna Blanca’s English and performing arts departments.

For months, students have trained under the direction of the Centre for Aerial Dance Director Ninette Paloma culminating in an impressive aerial performance in Spaulding Auditorium entitled Jane Air—an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre.

Dr. Charles Donelan wrote the adaptation of the novel for the stage and worked with Paloma, who choreographed the piece. Performing Arts Theatre Instructor Dana Caldwell was the theatrical director.

Click on the video above to learn more about this unique collaboration.

C lick here to enjoy the aerial silks solo by Annelle King '18!

Congratulations to these daring, talented, and creative students who fearlessly went "aerial" in the name of Jane Eyre!

DOUBLES TEAMS LEAD THE WAY FOR LAGUNA BLANCA
Reprinted from Noozhawk

Laguna Blanca won eight of nine doubles sets en route to a 13-5 boys tennis win over Villanova Prep on Monday, 3/5 in Ojai.

The senior pairing of Jason Barnick '18 and Kelvin Chen '18 led the line in doubles with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 sweep. Senior/sophomore combo Victor Liu '18 and John Henry Schulz '20 also went undefeated, while freshman Nic Richmond '21 paired with two partners to go 2-1 on the day.

"Nic’s play really impressed me today," coach Trevor Thorpe said. "I love to see players executing what we practiced and Nic did a whole lot of that today."
FRENCH 4 HONORS STUDENTS CELEBRATE PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGH ARTIST'S STATEMENTS
On Tuesday, 3/6, the students of French 4 Honors celebrated the opening of their photo exhibit by delivering formal “Artist’s Statements” in French. The project was a contest conceived by the class and judged by local professional photographer Isaac Hernández; each statement featured the challenging subjunctive mood to convey the need for specific action.

Congratulations to the following contest winners!
Most Touching:
Helen Yang '18

Best Visual Effect:
Sofia Martin '19

Best Illustration of the Problem:
Alex Furukawa '18
Most Practical Solution:
Lola Hall '23

Best Artist's Statement:
Aidan O'Donnell '18
Honorable Mention: Javier Abrego '18 , Sophie Henderson '19 , Lucy Cao '20 , Lexi Andrews '19 , and Ethan Tyng '18
LAGUNA STUDENTS TO SHOWCASE WORK AT SB TENNIS CLUB'S JURIED ART SHOW
Three Containers by Isabelle Davenport
Untitled by Mia Humberd-Hilf
Forever by Hannah Miller
A Pianist's Mind by Lucy Cao
Congratulations to Isabelle Davenport '18, Mia Humberd-Hilf '20, Hannah Miller '18, and Lucy Cao '20, who were accepted into the 2018 Santa Barbara Tennis Club's Juried Art Show!

As Paper is this year's theme, artists were asked to create artwork using the pulp fiber in someway.

Laguna families are invited to the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony tomorrow, March 9, from 5:30-7:30PM.

The exhibit will also be open to the public from March 9 - April 6 from 9AM-9PM daily.
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CONNECTION AWARDS LAGUNA JUNIORS WITH COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Last Wednesday, 2/28, Julia Stone '19 and Margaux Murphy '19 participated in the Global Leadership Connection's Leadership Conference at UCSB.

The Global Leadership Connection brings together youth leaders dedicated to ethical conduct, academic excellence, and compassionate service.

Julia was awarded the Mikles Family Scholarship and SB Youth Leader in Excellence, and Margaux was awarded the Ambassador Scholarship.

Congratulations, Julia and Margaux!
LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS ENJOY A VISIT FROM METEOROLOGIST ALAN ROSE
EK and kindergarten students (pictured above) and third grade students (pictured below) enjoyed a visit from KEYT meteorologist Alan Rose today, 3/8!

Each class learned about meteorology and what it's like to be Chief Meteorologist at KEYT. Alan shared that he became interested in meteorology in elementary school! He talked about different types of weather events and the interesting tools that meteorologists use. His main message to the students was if you study hard and get good grades in school, you can do anything you put your mind to.

These photos were shared on the 5 o'clock news this evening!
WHOOO ARE YOU?
NAME: Alexander
GRADE: Kindergarten

What would be the most amazing adventure you could go on?
I would want to go to the future! 

What job do you think you’d be really good at? 
Playing with a Yo-Yo

What is one of your favorite smells? 
Perfume 

SB COMMUNITY INVITED TO RISE TOGETHER ON 4/21
Rising Together is a teen-led community connection and resiliency event that will take place on Saturday, April 21 at Santa Barbara City College from 9AM-12PM. This event is organized by AHA! and Foundation for SBCC.

The project was inspired by the idea that as a community, we are stronger together and have the ability to overcome any tragedy.

This event will provide an opportunity to participate in the creation of a living work of art made of all of the event attendees, community-building games and activities, and a performance from singer-songwriter Rob Write.

SB Stong t-shirts, designed by Sofia Fouroohi-Martin '19 , will also be for sale at the event.

Click here to sign up for the event
Remember to set your clocks forward this weekend! Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, 3/11!
MYLAGUNA TIP OF THE WEEK ARCHIVES:
UPCOMING DATES
LOWER SCHOOL

FRI 3/9
Lower School 100th Day of School

SUN 3/11
Daylight Saving Time Begins

FRI 3/16
LS Grandfriends' Day

SAT 3/17
St. Patrick's Day

MIDDLE SCHOOL

SUN 3/11
Daylight Saving Time Begins

WED 3/14
MS Math Club, Room E402
(12:20PM)

THURS 3/15
MS/US Grandfriends' Day

SAT 3/17
St. Patrick's Day
UPPER SCHOOL

FRI 3/9
Project Based Computing Class to UCSB

SAT 3/10
SAT at SB Testing Centers

SUN 3/11
Daylight Saving Time Begins

MON 3/12
Optional Pre-Paris Parents Meeting in Library (6-7PM)

WED 3/14
Digital Photography Class to SBMA

THURS 3/15
MS/US Grandfriends' Day

FRI 3/16
STEM to Sonos

SAT 3/17
St. Patrick's Day