Schools

Students share experience with cancer

Annual essay contest draws heartfelt response


It’s one lottery ticket nobody wants to win. Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma is an extremely rare form of adolescent cancer that affects only 1 in 5 million people. “A disease I could barely pronounce was taking over my life. I was 15 years old and dealt a difficult card,” said Lacey Grace, a 2018 Agoura High School graduate and keynote speak […]

Oak Park schools hailed as ‘distinguished’

Oak Park High School and Medea Creek Middle School were recently named as 2019 California Distinguished Schools, applauded for making gains in the area of academics and performance standards. The 162 schools across the state that won the award were recognized for achieving exceptional student performance for two consecutive years, or for closing the achievement gap during the previous two […]

Program on ocean pollution

Las Virgenes Unified School District will present a free screening of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” at 6 p.m. Wed., April 24 at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Ave. The film poses that in the near future there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. The documentary discusses where the plastic waste goes and what can be done […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 19: Last day of spring break Mon., April 22: Late start Thurs., April 25: “Why go out of state?” College info fair/6:45 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 19: Last day of spring break Oak Park Eagles Tues., April 23: Classes resumes after spring break. School site council/3:30 p.m. Board of education/6 p.m. Thurs., April 25: Student […]

Blast off at Oak Hills Elementary

CHS Aca Deca team finishes strong

BRAINS POWER—After winning the Ventura County Academic Decathlon in February, the Calabasas High School team went on to finish fifth in the state at the March 22 and 23 competition in Sacramento. With the students are head coach Tyler Lee, left and assistant coach Michael Fienberg, right.

COLLEGE STANDOUTS

Tristan Bailey of Calabasas, a junior majoring in digital arts; Noah Levine of Westlake Village, a senior majoring in kinesiology; Megan Lapides of Oak Park, a senior in zoology; and Liam Wilson of Oak Park, a senior in pre-public health, made the 3.5-GPA honor roll for the winter semester at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.

The future is now

Futures Academy will present its new innovative educational programs at a grand reopening event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., April 18 at the Woodland Hills campus, 21800 Oxnard St., Ste. 220. Futures Academy, formerly known as Halstrom Academy, is an accredited private school offering personalized learning for kids in grades six to 12. The academy has campuses in Woodland […]

Lindero returns as School to Watch

Lindero Canyon Middle School has been designated once again as a Schools to Watch/Taking Center Stage school. Lindero Canyon joins 33 other previously chosen schools whose commitment to continued progress and achievement allows them to retain the Schools to Watch designation. The school was recognized at the Schools to Watch state awards presentation March 14 in Sacramento. California’s Schools to […]

Scholarships available for Westlake youth

Funds given to seniors active in music, art or performing arts

Applications are open for the 2019 Westlake Village Community Foundation Scholarship program. The foundation is offering scholarships to graduating seniors who have had significant involvement in the music, art or performing arts program at their high school or in the community, or have contributed to the common good through volunteer work or community service. To be eligible, the student must […]


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