2010-04-08 E-Edition

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Thedinga brothers feel right at home in Oak Park

Duo wastes little time adjusting to life on the West Coast

Jack Thedinga moved to Oak Park from Middletown, Del., in January 2009. Instead of quietly burying his head in textbooks for the rest of his junior year, Thedinga—within weeks of moving across the country—tried out for a school play. His desire to embrace his new surroundings, encourage teammates with a smile and be a leader on the Oak Park High […]

OCHS grad Carlisle named All-American

University of California San Diego sophomore point guard Chelsea Carlisle was named to the NCAA Division II State Farm Coaches’ AllAmerican Team. Carlisle, an Oaks Christian graduate, was the only underclassman selected to the 10-member first team, which was determined by a vote of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association/State Farm selection committee. The committee is comprised of one representative from […]

With injuries mounting, Lions keep on mashing

Injuries can derail any team’s season. Since losing three starters with various physical ailments, the Oaks Christian baseball squad has had to mix and match younger players at a multitude of positions. The results, thus far, have been outstanding. Oaks Christian entered this week’s Bishop Gorman Easter Classic in Las Vegas with an 8-3 overall record and a 4-0 mark […]

A.C. Stelle teams up with popular author

Writer inspires students to create artwork, newspapers

Student-teacher Ashley Benning recently brought a tinge of Gothic excitement to the language arts curriculum for students at A.E. Wright Middle School. Capitalizing on fascination with the popular book series, the “Looking Glass Wars,” Benning last month invited author Frank Beddor to speak to the school’s sixth-graders about his dark novels and their connection to the fantasy classic, “Alice’s Adventures […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 9: Spring break-no school Mon., April 12: School resumes Tues., April 13: AP pre-admin (through Fri., April 16)/A-1/7:50 a.m. TAB meeting/faculty dining room/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 9: Spring recess-no school Sat., April 10: SAT/8 a.m. Mon., April 12: PFC meeting/ 9:30 a.m. Calendar meeting/10:10 a.m. Dance concert rehearsal/3 p.m. Tues., April 13: Walker’s Wild […]

White Oak introduces pre-K program

Las Virgenes Unified School District is offering the Journeys—A First Step Kindergarten Program program at White Oak Elementary School in the 20102011 school year for children who are kindergarten age but not ready for kindergarten.  With the increasingly academic demands of kindergarten, some parents are questioning their children’s developmental readiness for the traditional kindergarten program. Journeys is designed for, but […]

Honor roll

Acorn Bits

•Three Agoura Hills residents were recently named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the fall semester. They are: Alexander Abzug, Rina Beyda and Erin Wildman. •Andrew Chris Frangos of Agoura Hills was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Frangos is a graduate of Agoura High and is enrolled […]

Parent ed night slated

Mariposa Elementary School of Global Education will host a Parent Education Night, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., April 15 at the school, 6050 N. Calmfield Ave. Agoura Hills. At the fundraiser, Dr. Susan Johnson will discuss the practical steps that parents and teachers can take to help encourage children to embrace an active, joyful and loving lifestyle. Johnson will […]