PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES!
LAGUNA BOWL IS TOMORROW
LAGUNA BOWL 2018
Featuring

This Friday 6/1 | 6-8:30PM
Ruston Amphitheatre on the HR campus
 
Find a sitter, invite a friend, and get ready to dance or kick back and relax at Laguna’s 7th Annual Laguna Bowl!
 
Complimentary BEER from Figueroa Brewing Company, Complimentary WINE, and Complimentary DESSERT from Rori’s Artisanal Creamery
 
FOOD for Purchase from ValleFresh
 
ABOUT THE BAND
  The Santa Barbara-based Doublewide Kings play a uniquely tweaked blend of original music and cover tunes that bring new passion to the familiar pleasures of roots-rock, Americana, country-blues, and the glory days of seventies FM radio. 
 
QUESTIONS?
Contact Jessica Tyler
LOWER SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL THEATER PRESENTS DISNEY'S PETER PAN JR THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 3
Sunday, June 3 | 1PM 
Spaulding Theatre, Hope Ranch Campus

Mrs. Markstrum and her group of Lower School students invite you to attend their production of Disney's Peter Pan JR!

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up.

Admission is FREE! We hope to see you there!
LAGUNA SENIORS CONOR SCHEINBERG AND AIDAN O'DONNELL SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS AT MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION
Last night, 5/30, Conor Scheinberg '18 displayed his artwork at The Portrayal of a Minor Disturbance: A Multimedia Experience art exhibition at The Narrative Loft in Santa Barbara. The works of Harrison Gilman of Santa Barbara were also on display at the event.

Following the art show was a musical performance by Aidan O'Donnell '18's band, Cows Cabbage.

The event was part of the senior project of both students, in which they each learned about the intricacies that go into creating a multimedia arts experience.

Congratulations on this accomplishment, Conor and Aidan!
LAGUNA SENIORS REPRESENT OWLS AT 2018 I MADONNARI FESTIVAL
Over Memorial Day weekend, Helen Yang '18 and Sonya Kotler '18 represented Laguna at the 32nd annual I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival at the Santa Barbara Mission. They joined hundreds of other artists who worked on original pieces and copies of great works. Roughly 140 drawings stretched along the pavement in front of the historical mission.

The event benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. The organization serves about 50,000 children in more than 100 schools with visual and performing arts workshops and performances throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

Thanks for spreading the Owl love, Helen and Sonya!
THANK YOU DR. GIDNEY FOR A LESSON FULL OF HEART
Last Wednesday, Dr. Brett Gidney (parent of Jake Gidney '24 and Chloe Gidney '25) made a special visit to Mr. Neustadt's sixth grade science class for a presentation on the cardiovascular system.

Prior to his visit, the students completed an art project focused on the anatomy of the human heart. Using a pig heart, which is similar to the human heart, Dr. Gidney pointed out the relevant external anatomy before cutting it open and showing students the internal anatomy of the heart.

Thank you for providing such a memorable learning experience, Dr. Gidney!
CONGRATULATIONS TO LAGUNA MIDDLE SCHOOL (M)ATHLETES!
Yesterday, 5/30, Laguna Middle School math students competed with over 300 students representing 32 schools throughout Santa Barbara County in the annual South Coast Math Super Bowl at Earl Warren Showgrounds.

Led by Laguna Math Instructor Kelly Baeza, two student teams of four from Laguna's fifth and sixth grades participated in the competition. In addition to the engineering team activity, the competition required students to take two individual tests and one team test.

Congratulations to the fifth grade team who took third place in the team hands-on engineering competition and to sixth grader Elyse Weaver '24 who took fifth place in the individual competition!

Way to represent Laguna, Middle School mathematicians!
AMERICAN HISTORY COMES ALIVE AT FIFTH GRADE REVOLUTIONARY WAR TEA PARTY
As a culminating activity to their study of the American Revolution, fifth grade students gathered for tea as characters from Colonial times and shared their understanding of the conflicts between Great Britain and the 13 British colonies in North America. AP US History also participated in these discussions in character.
LAGUNA FOURTH GRADERS HONOR SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY LEADERS AT ANNUAL CITIZENSHIP BREAKFAST
In celebration of their unit on citizenship and what it means to be a good citizen in our community, Laguna fourth graders invited local community members—including Santa Barbara’s Mayor, local first responders, teachers, and community volunteers—to a special breakfast on Wednesday.

The Citizenship Breakfast is a culminating event that gives the students the opportunity to think deeply about what citizenship really means to them and what it looks like in action. Each fourth grader honored their guest by highlighting the characteristics that their guest exemplified: respect, responsibility, caring, trustworthiness, fairness, and citizenship.

This year’s keynote speaker was Victoria Strong. She shared the story of her first child, Gwendolyn, who was diagnosed with the degenerative and terminal disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Victoria and her husband founded the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and the NEVER GIVE UP. nonprofit apparel brand to help fund research to find a cure. She explained that there will be inevitable adversities that we all face in our lives, and reminded students to never give up—a belief and mantra that Victoria holds dear to honor her late daughter’s drive to “never give up.”
LAGUNA SCIENCE STUDENTS GET FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE IN UCSB RESEARCH LABS
First year students in Laguna’s Science Research Program were welcomed at UCSB by new incoming Laguna Kindergarten parents Emily Goard Jacobs and Michael Goard, both professors at the university.
 
Emily, who is studying the impacts of hormones on the female brain, hosted the group of students at the Brain Imaging Lab and performed an MRI for the class.
 
Michael’s research team shared their work using two-photon imagery of neurons to study short- and long-term memory.

Thank you, Emily and Michael, for providing such a special learning experience for our students! And welcome to Laguna!
YOU MAKE LAGUNA!
YOU MAKE LAGUNA is at the heart of the 2017-18 Laguna Fund because we truly believe that everyone can play a part in making our school the best it can be.

We are grateful to our amazing Laguna Fund Co-Chairs Brandi Fraser and Julia Rodgers and their team of class captains. Through their tireless dedication, your immeasurable generosity, and the success of our matching gift program, we have raised over $600,000 in funds.

Remember, YOU MAKE LAGUNA, and there is no limit to what we can achieve when we all work together!

Our fiscal year ends June 30, 2018, click here if you have yet to make a contribution. We hope that you will show your belief in Laguna by participating in the Laguna Fund this year.

Thank you!
THE SOCK CLUB'S EK-12 ANYTHINGS DRIVE IS EXTENDED TO NEXT WEEK
The Laguna Blanca Chapter of the Sock Club would like to thank everyone in Grades EK-12 for their incredibly generous donations so far!

If you didn't have a chance to drop off items yet, you still have time! The Anythings Drive has been extended to Thursday, 6/7, at 3PM.

The Sock Club is welcoming donations of any kind—new socks, warm things, summer things, shoes, toiletries, anything—to people experiencing homelessness.

Items can be dropped off in front of Ms. Tidey’s classroom (Starbuck Room) or at the LS Main Office.
AND THE 2018 LA HONDA YEARBOOK IS DEDICATED TO...
...Math and Science Instructor Mr. Faust! The Class of 2018 selected this year's honoree who is regarded by his students as a "genius" and a unique combination of humor, weirdness, dedication, rigor, and support. Describing his class as a "whole experience," they also find Faust "weirdly relatable" and are appreciative of the high expectations he sets.

"Go Big" was the theme chosen by students for the 2018 yearbook, reflecting the growth and expansion in each student, as well as in Laguna's programs.

Laguna Blanca's first yearbook was born in 1937 and christened La Honda, "the name being Spanish for the running loop of a lariat."

One can probably assume that since a lariat is defined as "a long, noosed rope used to catch horses or cattle," the name was chosen to represent the yearbook's goal to gather information and memories from the school year into one place.

Congratulations to Mr. Dorfman and this year's La Honda Staff for furthering this tradition in such a BIG way!
SUMMER 2018 READING LISTS ARE HERE
READY, SET, READ! At Laguna, there is required summer reading for students in grades 3-12, and suggested summer reading for students in early kindergarten through grade 2.

CLICK HERE for a list of summer reading by grade level.
SAVE THE DATES
2018 CLOSING CEREMONIES
LOWER SCHOOL
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
LS CAMPUS
9-10:30AM
MIDDLE SCHOOL
FRIDAY, JUNE 8
RUSTON AMPITHEATRE
4-6PM
SR PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
IN SPAULDING THEATRE

MONDAY, JUNE 11
3:00-5:30PM

TUESDAY, JUNE 12
9:00-11:30AM
84TH COMMENCEMENT
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
RUSTON AMPITHEATRE
4-6PM
WHOOO ARE YOU?
NAME : Kathryn Norris
GRADE : 12

What ONE word best describes you?
Optimistic

What’s an interesting fact about you?
I worked as a ski instructor last year in Colorado.

What would be the most amazing adventure you could go on?
Going on a really long road trip through the US visiting all 58 National Parks.

MYLAGUNA TIP OF THE WEEK ARCHIVES:
UPCOMING DATES
LOWER SCHOOL

FRI 6/1
Kindergarten "Dads and Dogs" (12:15-1:30PM)

Laguna Bowl in Ruston Amphitheater (6PM)

SUN 6/3
LS Presents Peter Pan JR in Spaulding Theatre (1PM)

WED 6/6
LS Track & Field Day (1PM)

Last Day of Locally Grown Kids Lunch Service

THURS 6/7
LS Last Day of School & Closing Ceremony (9AM)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

FRI 6/1
MS House Winners to Public Market and SB Rock Gym

Laguna Bowl in Ruston Amphitheater (6PM)

MON 6/4
Special Eighth Grade Lunch with Pizza and Ice Cream

WED 6/6
Last Day of Locally Grown Kids Lunch Service

Gr. 8 Transformation Project Presentations in Spaulding Theatre (11AM-12:10PM & 1-2:30PM)

THURS 6/7 (SPECIAL SCHEDULE)
School Starts at 9AM

Middle School Awards Ceremony (11:35AM-12:30PM)

Grades 5-7 Dismissal (12:30PM)

Bus Departs Hope Ranch (12:45PM)

Gr. 8 Closing Ceremony Rehearsal (12:30-1:30PM)

Gr. 8 Dismissal (1:30PM)

FRI 6/8 (LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SPECIAL SCHEDULE)
School Starts at 9AM

MS Dismissal is 11AM

Bus Departs Hope Ranch (11:15AM)

Middle School (Gr. 8) Closing Ceremony in Ruston Amphitheater (4PM) Reception to follow

MS Semester 2 Ends
UPPER SCHOOL
FRI 6/1
Laguna Bowl in Ruston Amphitheater (6PM)

STEM Class to NanoSystems Institute

SAT 6/2
SAT

MON 6/4
Senior Project Rehearsals

Gr. 9 to Fox Studios

TUES 6/5
Senior Project Rehearsals

WED 6/6
Last Day of Locally Grown Kids Lunch Service

Senior Project Rehearsals

Science Research Program Project Presentations in Isham Library (4PM)

THURS 6/7 (SPECIAL SCHEDULE)

School Starts at 9AM

US Dismissal at 11:30AM

PM Bus Departs Hope Ranch at 12:45PM

Senior Project Rehearsals

FRI 6/8 (LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SPECIAL SCHEDULE)

School Starts at 9AM

Upper School Awards Assembly (11:15AM-12:45PM)

PM Bus Departs Hope Ranch (11:15AM)

US Dismissal (12:45PM)

US Semester 2 Ends

SAT 6/9
ACT

MON 6/11
Senior Project Presentations
(3-5:30PM)

TUES 6/12
Senior Project Presentations
(9-11:30AM)

Senior to Alumni Luncheon on Merritt Patio (11:30AM)

Commencement Rehearsal Following Luncheon

WED 6/13
Senior Class Photo on Merritt Patio (2:45PM)

84th Commencement Ceremony in Ruston Amphitheater (4PM)

Reception to Follow