Schools

Jazzing it up at Lindero



Since 1990, Matt McKagan has been Lindero Canyon Middle School’s band guru, shepherding thousands of students through his program on their way to more advanced musical studies in high school and beyond. On Feb. 13, McKagan and his current crop of jazz students performed at the school’s multipurpose room in an event that helped raise funds for the students to […]

Allan Hunt and Oak Park students team up in ‘The Music Man’

Oak Park High School will present the classic musical “The Music Man” Thurs. through Sat., March 7 to 9 in the school pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road. Shoe times are 7 p.m. March 7 to 9 and 2 p.m. March 9. “The Music Man” by Meredith Willson is based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The story follows […]

Middle school stages play

Lindero Canyon Middle School will present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical” at 7:30 Fri. and Sat., March 1 and 2 at the Agoura High School performing arts education center, 28545 Driver Ave. Show times are 7:30 p.m. March 1 and 2, and a 2 p.m. matinee on March 2. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics […]

Agoura High senior takes director’s chair

play review /// ‘Mamma Mia!’


He probably has a few gray hairs by now, but Agoura High School senior Griffen Hamilton has done what is probably the hardest thing a young theater arts student can do: direct a full-scale Broadway musical. Hamilton, who just turned 18, helmed AHS’ current production of “Mamma Mia!” which was staged Feb. 13 through 17 in the school’s black box […]

High School Highlights

Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Feb. 22: Creative writing contest through Fri., March 1 Guitar building/scene shop/8:36 to 10:13 a.m. Sat., Feb. 23: Mock ACT/lecture hall/8 a.m. to noon Toys for Tots bake sale/farmers market/9 to 11 a.m. Mon., Feb. 25: Out-of-state college presentation/media center and lecture hall/5 p.m. Wed., Feb. 27: Black History Month wristband sales/homeroom Oak Park Eagles Fri., Feb. […]

Westlake High cast in moody, gothic drama

play review /// ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’


In an imposing mansion in Vermont, sisters Mary Catherine (aka “Merricat”) and Constance Blackwood are living in their own isolated hell. Six years before, the sisters’ parents, aunt and younger brother all died after eating blackberries spiked with arsenic-laced sugar. Only their uncle Julian survived, but he is now senile and confined to a wheelchair. Although Constance, who served up […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 15: Spring club rush/ main quad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Date night day care/5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Student-directed musical/ black box/7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 16: Student-directed musical/black box/1 and 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 18: Presidents Dayno school Wed., Feb. 20: Senior servants through Fri., Feb. 22/ main quad/10:20 to 10:30 a.m. Student council interest meeting/ A1/12:30 to […]

Recognition of local heroes

GRATITUDE—At the Jan. 29 Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education meeting, the board and Superintendent Dan Stepenosky thank the individuals, businesses and organizations that provided support to the community during the Woolsey fire last year. Private honorees include the YMCA Southeast Ventura County, Engage Therapy, Ludington Institute for Family Enrichment, Prime Realty, Target Westlake Village, Gelsons Market, Tavern […]

New independent middle school to open in fall

The founders of the Sycamore School in Malibu, an independent elementary school with a curriculum rooted in collaboration, innovation and learning through play and creativity, have created a new middle school in Agoura Hills based on the same foundational belief called Catalyst: A Learning Hub. At the school students are given choice with the aim of becoming self-directed, autonomous problem […]

Students welcome the Year of the Pig


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