SCHOOL YEAR STARTS WITH CLASS TRIP ADVENTURES
Students returned from their class trips with new friends and a hunger for learning. Photos from the trips are now available on Flickr. See below for links to each album.





Grade 9: Malibu Coming soon!


Grade 11: Morro Bay Coming soon!

KINDERGARTEN AND THIRD GRADE STUDENTS TEAM UP TO DIG DEEPER INTO STEM
This summer, Third Grade Teacher Brooke Green, Technology Teacher Erica Downing, and Kindergarten Teacher Mieke Delwiche developed a new curriculum called STEM Buddies. The existing buddy program paired kindergarten students with third graders and now integrates science, technology, engineering, and math into their weekly activities.  Read more .
JOIN US TOMORROW NIGHT FOR FAMILY PICNIC ON THE GREEN
THIS SATURDAY IS COASTAL CLEANUP DAY
Please join us on Saturday, September 16 from 9AM to Noon for California Coastal Cleanup Day!  We are hosting the table for the eighth year at Miramar/Hammonds Beach (San Ysidro Road exit) in Montecito. 

WHAT TO BRING: 
  • Sunscreen, close-toed shoes, and a hat. Please wear Laguna spirit wear!
  • Water bottle
  • Bucket or reusable bag and/or gardening gloves to help cut down on waste.
  • Waiver signed by parent or guardian for volunteers under 18 who are cleaning the beach without their parent or guardian. The form is available here.

Spread the word about this important LBS event; it is an opportunity for EK-12 to give back to the community and provide service.

WANT TO HOST?
We’d love your help hosting the table. We have t-shirts to hand out for key players. Contact Clara Svedlund for more information.

To learn more, visit the California Coastal Commission website .
LAGUNA ALUM WILL LAUNCH RECYCLABLE, BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC BOTTLE
In 2012, Laguna alum Ryan Emmons '08 started Waiakea, Inc. This month, the company announced it will launch the world’s first fully degradable and 100 percent recyclable plastic bottle in the next year. Read more.
LAGUNA LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS FEATURED IN ARTWALK
Ten Laguna Lower School students will be featured in the annual Art walk at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: Charlie Eades, Colin Bradley, Sydney Fraser, Rafa Amezaga, Ezren Colson, Kaden Engel, Lorelei Tate, Hayes Costner, Charlotte Haimerl, and Nahum Duron-Angeles .

September 23- 24, 10AM-5PM
Includes work from local professional artists in Fleishman Hall—adjacent to the Children’s Art walk .

Rafa Amezaga’s pastel raccoon drawing was chosen to be a part of the printed greeting cards for the event. Congratulations to Rafa and all the other Laguna artists in the event!
GIRLS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM IN THE PRESS
The girls varsity volleyball team was in the news multiple times this week after their respectable fifth place finish at the annual Dave Mohs Tournament in Orange County over the weekend ( read more here ) and the announcement of Laurel Kujan '18 as Athlete of the Week at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon ( read more ).

"Laguna Blanca is loaded with a talented and experienced group of players,"  Noozhawk Sports Editor Barry Punzal wrote.

Pictured above from 2016 Homecoming Varsity Volleyball game: L to R: Maddie Walker '19, Sophia Fay '18, Laurel Kujan '18
CHANGE OF PLANS: VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME
The opponent and location for this Friday night’s football game has changed. The team will now travel to Edwards Air Force Base to play Desert High School. If you want to attend this game, email Coach Jason Donnelly by 5:30PM Thursday. Because the game is on an Air Force Base, there is a strict vetting process for anyone over the age of 18. 
HOOT FOR THE OWLS!
Click here for the athletics calendar & come cheer for our teams!
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!  

Is your child sick? Do you need to drop off tuition or a bus payment? Are you ready to volunteer for an event? Check out the quick links below to get you on your way!

LOWER SCHOOL - Montecito
Main Office Hours: 8AM-4PM
Sick or tardy students: Darla McDavid 805.695.8143 x410  

MIDDLE & UPPER SCHOOLS - Hope Ranch
Main Office Hours: 7:30AM-4PM
Sick or tardy students: Chris Davis 805.687.2461 x200

ADMISSION OFFICE - Hope Ranch
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM 
Alexandra Goodman 805.687.2461 x234

BUSINESS OFFICE - Hope Ranch, Braun House
Office Hours: 8:30AM-4PM
Tuition and bus payments/questions: Vicki Wang 805.687.2461 x203

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS - Hope Ranch, Braun House
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM *
For Parents’ Auxiliary, alumni relations, event volunteers, and donation drop offs:
Cynthia McClintock 805.687.2461 x206
Blaire Ridge 805.687.2461 x218
Marcy Jacobs 805.687.2461 x201

* Hours may vary due to meeting and event schedules
SHOW YOUR OWL PRIDE WITH LAGUNA SPIRIT WEAR
The Nest is your one-stop shop for Laguna spirit wear, offering youth and adult apparel, including t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts, jackets, active wear, hats, and accessories. The store features merchandise by a number of vendors including American Apparel, Champion, and Vineyard Vines.

The store offers gift items as well, including license plate frames, water bottles, cups, stadium chairs, blankets, beach towels, bumper stickers, holiday ornaments, and more.

Click here to visit The Nest, see a full list, and place an order. All proceeds benefit the Laguna Blanca Parents' Auxiliary.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ALUMNI GOLF CLASSIC
LA CUMBRE COUNTRY CLUB
9:30AM REGISTRATION | 11AM TEE OFF


GAMES & EXTRAORDINARY PRIZES
Win a 2017 BMW 320i
Closest to the pin contest on each Par 3
Hole-in-one contest on each Par 3
Pre-event putting contest

POST-TOURNAMENT RECEPTION
Non-golfers welcome!
Awards ceremony
Raffle with $2000+ in prizes
Appetizers/Beverages

QUESTIONS?
Office of Development and Alumni Relations – 805.687.1752 x206
IMPORTANT DATES
LOWER SCHOOL

FRI 9/15
Family Picnic on the Green (5-7PM)

SAT 9/16
CA Coastal Cleanup Day (9AM-12PM)

TUES 9/19
LS Parents' Night (6PM)

MIDDLE SCHOOL

FRI 9/15
Family Picnic on the Green (5-7PM)

SAT 9/16
CA Coastal Cleanup Day (9AM-12PM)
UPPER SCHOOL

FRI 9/15
Family Picnic on the Green (5-7PM)

SAT 9/16
CA Coastal Cleanup Day (9AM-12PM)