Hello Thurston families. We hope you enjoyed Back to School Night! For those who were unable to attend, please check out our teacher presentations. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your child's teacher via email. Thank you to all for a wonderful evening!
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The Laguna Beach Unified School District is honored to have earned two awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in the category of Publications and Digital Media Excellence. The entries that were awarded this honor include the LBUSD Mental Health Awareness Video, created by Andy Crisp, and Renew, Recharge, Reimagine: LBUSD's Annual Community Report 2020-2021, created by the Communications Department.
The FOA Foundation recently awarded Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School with grants totaling $10,000 toward ceramics, art, and theatre. In 1989, the Festival of Arts, with a $1.5 million donation, established the FOA Foundation, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation, in order to guarantee annual financial support, preserve, and promote the fine arts and all other artistic endeavors in Laguna Beach.
The Laguna Beach Unified School District is proud to announce the Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony and our site-level promotions that will take place on June 9, 2022.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced earlier this week the winners of the newly created 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award Program. This award program has taken the place of the California Distinguished Schools (DS) Program this year. It honors and recognizes schools and districts that went above and beyond to implement innovative practices during the 2020–21 school year when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forensics isn’t your typical class in middle school, but thanks to mother-daughter duo, Michelle and Noelle Martinez, what started out as an after-school club nine years ago at Thurston Middle School (TMS) has also become an extremely popular and sought after 7th grade elective rotation for the last five years.
Ranked Middle School in Orange County
Schools to Watch Recipient
Gold Medal School Award Winner
Social & Emotional Prevention and Intervention System