Schools

Rah, rah for the cheer team

CROWD PLEASERS—The Agoura High School cheerleaders, under the direction of coach Emily Costas, win first place in the Crowdleading category at the USA National Championship Competition in Anaheim last weekend. This is the team’s 18th time winning the award.

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., March 8: Spring pep rally/ 10:05 a.m. ComedySportz/main stage/7 p.m. Sat., March 9: Spring formal/ gym/7 p.m. to midnight Mon., March 11: Staff development day-no school Tues., March 12: Agoura and Lindero Song Fest/7 p.m. Wed., March 13: Link Crew meeting/G building/12:30 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Mon., March 11: Staff development day-no school Tues., March 12: Board of […]

College Standouts

Audrey Schimmel of Agoura Hills made the fall 2018 dean’s list at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. Alyssa Oddi of Oak Park is on the dean’s list at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Jacob Picker of Calabasas, Lydia Bachman of Lake Sherwood, and Nicholas Furtman and Adam Geller of Westlake Village made the dean’s list at Baylor University in Waco, […]

Cal Poly’s Povah honored

Calabasas resident Braden Povah, 21, was among 19 students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo who was recognized for their accomplishments by state lawmakers in Sacramento on Feb. 11. Povah, who graduated from Agoura High School in 2015, is a Cal Poly senior majoring in forestry and natural resources. He was a member of a Cal Poly team that placed […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., March 1: Agoura Art Collective/G building/7 to 9 p.m. Wed., March 6: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament/ media center/5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., March 7: Community service fair/main quad/10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Eighth-grade parent drop-in/ media center/3 to 6 p.m. Oak Park Eagles Fri., March 1: Last day of Sandy Hook Promise “ Say Something” Week PFA […]

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. […]


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