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MUSICAL THRILLER SWEENEY TODD LIGHTS UP THE STAGE AT LAGUNA THIS WEEKEND
Join us THIS WEEKEND to see our talented Laguna performers in a musical thriller on Friday, April 28 at 7PM and Saturday, April 29 at 2PM.

Tickets are $10 at the door. Cash or check only.

PG-13 mature content.


*Laguna Blanca theatre t-shirts are now available for purchase for $20 at the show.

Read more about the experience preparing for the show here.
LAGUNA WELCOMES A NEW LITTLE OWL TO THE NEST
Please welcome to our Laguna family Bridget Roarty Bedard, born April 24 at 1:45PM. Mom (Laguna's Gr. 7-12 Academic Services Coordinator Meghan Roarty), Dad, and Baby Bridget are doing well.
CUM LAUDE TAPS SEVEN MORE LAGUNA STUDENTS
On Wednesday, seven Laguna students were inducted into the prestigious Cum Laude Society.

Each year, the upper school gathers for the induction ceremony of juniors and seniors into Laguna’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society, a national academic honor society.

TENNIS TEAM IS ONE WIN AWAY FROM PLAYOFF ELIGIBILITY

By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor

Laguna Blanca boys tennis defeated Dunn, 13-5, in Los Olivos and is one win away from meeting the CIF's stipulation of freelance teams winning 80 percent of at least 16 matches to be eligible for a postseason wild-card berth.

The Owls are 12-3 with one match remaining at Coast Union. They ranked No. 7 in Division 4.

"Today was another important step forward for us," Coach Trevor Thorpe said. "We're excited to go after that crucial playoff-clinching win against Coast Union next Tuesday. I feel the boys have very much earned the right to compete with the best in our division this post-season."

The freshman duo of John-Henry Schulz '20 and Rhami Zeini '20 swept their doubles sets and the Owls' three singles players all went 2-1 on the day against Dunn.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL TAKES CARE OF DUNN IN 3 SETS
By Barry Punzal, Noozhawk Sports Editor

Henry Farrell '17, Sam Stegall '19, and Miles McGovern '18 combined for 31 kills in Laguna Blanca's sweep of Dunn in a Condor League boys volleyball match on Wednesday. The scores were 25-14, 25-19, 25-15.

Farrell led the way with 12 kills, Stegall had 10 and McGovern nine.

"Our setter Andrew Tolles '19 continues to improve, so consequently our  offense does well," said Laguna Blanca Coach Jon Roberts.

The Owls play host to Garden St. Academy on Friday.
LOWER SCHOOL CELEBRATES EARTH DAY
GRADES K & 1 STUDENTS PERFORM IN SPRING MUSICAL
Earlier this week, Kindergartners and First Graders performed Ordinary Mary's and Ordinary Jerry's Extraordinary Deed, a musical with the important message that a child's compassion and good deeds CAN change the world.

See more footage on the Kindergarten blog and on the First Grade blog .

Bravo to the student thespians on their outstanding performances!

HISTORY 8 STUDENTS CREATE WWII RADIO BROADCASTS
Last week, History 8 students immersed themselves in a study of WWII as they prepared to begin Elie Wiesel's holocaust memoir, Night, in English 8.

In order to examine how the war affected Americans on the home front, students created radio broadcasts from a variety of perspectives. They worked with partners to write realistic, entertaining news segments that included interesting stories, sound effects, and music.

Students chose one of the following groups to focus on during broadcast: women in the military, Mexican Americans, the government, Japanese Americans, Jewish Americans, consumers, and African Americans.

Read more here.
MS OWLS BECOME FLYING CONTESTANTS IN QUIDDITCH GAMES
Quidditch is the fourth and final Middle School Advisory House competition, chosen by the MS student leadership team. Students have already competed in three other House sport seasons including: beach volleyball, dodge ball, and capture the flag. House competitions in the Middle School include sports chosen by the student leadership team, as well as recycling challenges, food drives, dance-offs, and quiz bowls. All of these activities bring fun, play, bonding, and a sense of service to our students in Grades 5-8. Quidditch was a new idea this year, and the student leadership gamely took on the task of explaining bludgers, quaffles, snitches, seekers, beaters, and keepers to all of the MS students. On Wednesday, students played in the semifinals and the final match on the quidditch pitch.
GRADES 3-5 COMPETE IN CRANE TRACK MEET
Earlier this week, students in Grades 3-5 laced up their running shoes for some friendly competition with local schools at the Annual Crane Track Meet. 

Way to go, Owls!
JOURNALISM STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO NSPA HONOR ROLL
Congratulations to the following Fourth Estate staff members who qualified for the 2017 National Scholastic Press Association's Honor Roll:

Kelly Bickett '18
Aura Carlson '18
Sydney Edgecomb '18
Mathew Goldsholl '17
Kailea Hieshima '18
Rose Houglet '18
Sonya Kotler '18
Amanda Skinner '18
Jack Stein '19
Carina Tedesco '18
Kendall White '18
Caylin Zimmerman '18

The Honor Roll recognizes students who have achieved a 3.5 or higher grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and have completed at least two years on the staff by the end of this school year. 

All Honor Roll inductees will receive a certificate of recognition. A listing of all inductees will be published in the NSPA Best of the High School Press 23.

Congratulations, Owls!
AP EXAMS BEGIN ON MONDAY, 5/1
AP Exams begin next week. To view the exam schedule, click here.

Attendance policies:

All AP students are expected to take the AP exams and attend their AP classes until the end of the year. Seniors must attend AP classes until May 12, unless otherwise instructed by their AP teacher.

Students scheduled to take a morning exam must attend afternoon classes that day.

Students scheduled to take the afternoon exam are not required to attend their morning classes on that day.
SAVE THE DATE 5/3
Mark your calendar for Laguna's Upper School Experiential Ed / NYC Night: "Nonstop New York"--on Wednesday, May 3, 6:15PM in Isham Library. In addition to the trip-goers sharing select stories, photos, and videos, the entire ninth-grade class will display the research-based creative projects they have been working on for weeks. This part of the evening will be based on the science fair model, and the ninth graders will be involved in the “design thinking” challenge of figuring out how best to display their wide variety of humanities projects. A few students will present their projects to the whole group.   
 
Special notes:
  • Please email Dr. Tidey if your child would like to have pizza before the event (5:45PM outside of the library).
  • Students should not worry about changing clothes, especially if they are coming from sports or other practices and the boys’ tennis game.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Tidey. We hope to see you there!

GRANDFRIENDS' DAY IS NEXT WEEK
MIDDLE/UPPER SCHOOL (GRADES 5-12)
THURSDAY, MAY 4
9:15AM check-in
9:45AM-12:00PM program
Hope Ranch campus

*12:10-1:10PM Students may go off campus for lunch with grandparents


LOWER SCHOOL (GRADES EK-4)
FRIDAY, MAY 5
9:30AM check-in
10AM-12:30PM program
12:30PM early dismissal for LS students
Montecito campus

ENJOY ON BOTH CAMPUSES
COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING, REFRESHMENTS, CLASSROOM VISITS, AND CAMPUS TOURS

Questions? Please contact  Blaire Ridge in the development office.
NUMBER THEORY SESSION OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH CLUB: SATURDAY, MAY 6
Final Saturday Session of the Middle School Math Club
Saturday, 5/6--Number Theory
Classroom E402
10AM-12PM
 
It's never too late to join the Middle School Math Club (MSMC)! The goal is to share the joy of mathematics throughout the Middle School, while providing an opportunity for students in Grades 5-8 to experience problem solving situations outside of the math classroom. Participants will solve new mathematical problems and learn new problem solving methods, both individually and as part of a team. The problems will be based on grade appropriate math knowledge, yet may require higher order math problem solving skills.
 
All activities of the MSMC are free of charge. Saturday sessions are conducted by Joel Poholsky, and lunch is included! Come give it a try! 

To register your child today, please email Joel Poholsky.
 TUESDAY, MAY 9
11:45AM-1PM
RUGG ROOM ON HOPE RANCH CAMPUS

Come enjoy a delicious lunch and learn about the launch of MyLaguna, the new Laguna parent portal.

Click on the video below to view a brief introduction to MyLaguna.
PROM IS ALMOST HERE! SAVE THE DATE 5/13
S AVE THE DATE 5/24
SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Summer 2017 at Laguna promises tons of fun and sun for camp-goers. Students ages 4-10 will be placed in age-based groups and will experience a variety of offerings throughout the day, including arts and crafts; outside sports and games, including rock wall climbing; building and programming with LEGO; and prepping for singing stardom in music. With so much to do and explore, eac h day will be a fun and engaging experience!

CLICK FOR DATES AND MORE INFO

UPCOMING EVENTS
LOWER SCHOOL

MON 5/1
Gr. 1 & 2 to MOXI Museum
(10AM-12:15PM)

New Parent Reception
Hope Ranch Campus (5:30-7PM)

TUES 5/2
EK-4 Chess Club
LS Tech Lab (3:15-4:15PM)

WED 5/3
Gr. 1-4 Musical Theatre
LS Music Classroom & Pavilion (3:15-4:15PM)

THURS 5/4
No After School Care today

LS Art Show
Emmons Arts Center on Hope Ranch Campus (5:15-6PM)

LS Spring Concert
Spaulding Auditorium (6:30-8:30PM)

FRI 5/5
LS Grandfriends' Day (9:30AM-12:30PM)

Early Dismissal (12:30PM)

No After School Care today
MIDDLE SCHOOL

FRI 4/28
Spaulding Auditorium (7-9PM)

SAT 4/29
Spaulding Auditorium (2-4PM)

MON 5/1
New Parent Reception
Hope Ranch Campus (5:30-7PM)

WED 5/3
Gr. 8 to Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Clarita (8AM-5PM)

MS Quiz Bowl
(10:15-10:55AM)

MS Math Club
MS7/E402 (12:20-12:50PM)

THURS 5/4
MS/US Grandfriends' Day
Hope Ranch Campus (9:15AM-12PM)

FRI 5/5
MS Course Signups, May Legacy Lesson, & Leadership Meeting
10:15-10:55AM

SAT 5/6
MS Math Club
MS7/E402 (10AM-12PM)

UPPER SCHOOL

FRI 4/28
Spaulding Auditorium (7-9PM)

SAT 4/29
Spaulding Auditorium (2-4PM)

MON 5/1
Week 1 AP Exams Begin (click for schedule)

New Parent Reception
Hope Ranch Campus (5:30-7PM)

WED 5/3
AP Physics to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita (8AM-5PM)

NYC Night "Nonstop New York" in the
Library  (5:45-7:30PM)

THURS 5/4
MS/US Grandfriends' Day on  Hope Ranch Campus (9:15AM-12PM)

SAT 5/6
SAT