Students look forward to life after high school

‘LIFE’ GOES ON—Left, senior Eric Varney of Oak Park High School drew this winning art work to promote theupcoming musical “Is There Life After High School?” The show opens Thurs., Jan. 22 at the Oak Park High Pavilion. The ad will be on posters around the school and community advertising the play, which is student written and produced by the […]

Red Oak students collect toys for needy kids

JOY OF GIVING—Students at Red Oak Elementary School collect more than 800 toys for sick and handicapped children during the holidays. The toy drive was organized through Accredited Health Care Services.

High School Hi-Lights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to email updated information to newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Mon., Jan. 19: No school/Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tues., Jan. 20: Charger Club meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 21: Half day schedule/final exams Thurs., Jan. 22: Half day schedule/final exams […]

Parent Education Night to explore technology’s effects

Guest speaker is expert on how the brain functions

The Internet, iPods, iPhones, text messaging, video games and other technological wonders may have revolutionized the way people live, but the constant barrage of gizmos and gadgets has also altered our brains, according to a doctor scheduled to speak at Agoura High School this month. Dr. Gary Small, a UCLA professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and an expert on […]

Kick-off meeting to spotlight charities

The Keys to Survival program will be held as a part of The National Day of Service from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., Jan. 17 at 31565 Rustic Oak Drive, Westlake Village. The meeting will discuss how residents can participate in volunteer opportunities for three long-term sustainable projects: •The Fair Children/Youth Foundation connects communities in Conejo and Rwanda to help […]

Powerful presence on the pitch

Oak Park's Arsht specializes in scoring goals

Oak Park High boys’ soccer player Alec Arsht has learned to expect the unexpected. Through the Eagles’ first eight games, Arsht has been an offensive machine. Entering Wednesday night’s game against Oaks Christian, the junior had already scored a teamleading eight goals. The high scoring total doesn’t come as a surprise to Arsht. “After I scored my first goal this […]

Westlake star Ignoto gets tough

Junior guard facing plenty of double-teams

Since Westlake High junior Taylor Ignoto previously lived in Massachusetts, it’s easy to forgive her for rooting for the Boston Celtics. When the NBA Finals took place between the Lakers and Celtics last June, however, Ignoto decided to keep her faith toward the green-and-white on the down-low. Ignoto didn’t have any problems keeping her loyalty toward Boston a secret, but […]

Baseball camp coming to Agoura High

Atomix Sports, in association with Nike SPARQ Training, presents the 2009 baseball conditioning camp. Participants will receive professional instruction by certified Nike SPARQ master trainer Robert Steele. The focus is on developing a player’s speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness. Players will receive a Nike SPARQ backpack and have an opportunity to receive an official SPARQ rating. Camp takes place […]

Football players honored by CIF

The LA84 Foundation has announced its All-CIF-Southern Section football teams for the Northern Division. The following Marmonte League players made the list: Offense: Thousand Oaks running back John Lister; Agoura wide receiver Kevin Hansen and lineman Kevin Graf; Westlake offensive lineman Spencer Christiansen; Moorpark wideout Tim Vizzi and place kicker Steven Picchini. Defense: Moorpark defensive linemen Corey Sandoval and Cameron Phillips, […]

Calabasas freshmen upend TOHS in tourney

COYOTES MAKING NOISE—The Calabasas High freshman boys’ soccer team defeated Thousand Oaks, 1-0, to win the Los Virgenes District/Conejo Valley Classic Tournament. Calabasas only allowed two goals during the entire event. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Trevor Tonne, Frank Nelson, Wonde Nevens, Stephen Guimarais, Sargon Barkawi, Corey Schwarz and Johnathan Hendershot. Back row: Nick Guimarais, Brian Engel, […]