Schools

Youths feted in COVID contest

Five students took home honors in the inaugural COVID Cognizance Contest sponsored by the SciArtsRUs Foundation. They are: Ria Kaushik (Sycamore Canyon School, Newbury Park), Jessica Joel (Red Oak Elementary, Oak Park), Rishabh Kaushik (Sycamore Canyon), Rithu Velu (Newbury Park High School) and Sadhana Jeyakumar (NPHS). In addition to her work in the general contest, Jeyakumar, a senior at NPHS, […]

Las Virgenes school district continues ‘aggressive’ back-to-school strategy

Third-graders to join K-2 kids as more classrooms open


The holidays are here and coronavirus cases are on the rise, but parents who favor a return to class in the Las Virgenes Unified School District have reason to rejoice. LVUSD announced that on Dec. 7 third graders will join kindergarten through-second-graders for on-campus learning. The district is taking advantage of a Los Angeles County Department of Public Health order […]

Students’ goal is a clean community

LIKE NEW—These Oak Park students, tired of seeing water bottle, wrapper and face mask debris on the fields at Deerhill Park, have been making regular trips to the park to clean it up. The students belong to Student Corps, a nationwide service organization for young people whose mission entails community projects. They are assisted by parent Jingqiu Zhu.

School board leader Gordon Whitehead dies

The Las Virgenes education community is mourning the loss this week of Gordon Whitehead, a school board trustee from 2001 to 2013. The 79-year-old Agoura Hills resident died Nov. 6 following a long illness, the family said. Whitehead graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in accounting and pursued a career as a certified public accountant. He moved […]

Logix lends hand to local schools

Logix Federal Credit Union is supporting Conejo Valley schools by participating on the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee as well as sponsoring the Teacher of the Month program. Westlake Village branch manager Guadalupe Bayardo will serve on the committee. The committee coordinates interaction between businesses, the local school districts and partners with private schools and colleges in […]

Teen sees glass half-full during coronavirus pandemic

COMMENTARY /// The student point of view


There is a widespread view that the teenage way of life has been utterly destroyed by the coronavirus. And while many adults pity our generation and its current state of disconnect, I feel otherwise. Before the lockdown I would wake up at 5:45 a.m. while the sky was still painted with blackness, and drive myself to school for my 7 […]


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