June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Schools

Student misbehavior putting bad spin on the start to summer break

The recent vandalism at Westlake High School and the serious injury of a Thousand Oaks High School student after she participated in a prank are examples of the bad behavior that often marks the end of high school for seniors and the beginning of sum More...

Student from Kosovo inspired to help her countrymen

It may be an understatement to say Liburna Deva overcame insurmountable odds to graduate from Newbury Park Adventist Academy on Sunday.  Life for Liburna, a native of the war-torn Republic of Kosovo, took a dramatic turn in 2009: She was one of More...

WHS student will attend seminar at West Point this summer

Garrett Hardy, a student at Westlake High School, is among 1,000 juniors attending West Point Summer Leaders Seminar in June.  More than 4,000 juniors nationwide applied to the seminar, which offers qualified students the opportunity to experien More...

Maple helps Make-A-Wish

This year’s Maple Elementary School Jog-athon raised more than $9,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties.  The money will go toward the cost of granting the wish of Quinn McMurtry, a West Hills resident battling leukemia. More...

Adventist Academy grads at an advantage

Parochial school students celebrate their achievements

GRATEFUL GRAD— Newbury Park Adventist Academy graduate Thao Thu Vo takes her diploma and embraces principal Harold Crook dur i ng commencement on Sunday. More...

Local educator named county’s best

NPHS’ Peggy Walker wins Teacher of the Year

It was their last Advanced Placement psychology class and Newbury Park High School graduating seniors were poised to hear teacher Peggy Walker read an excerpt from one of her favorite books.  “I won’t do it dry-eyed,” the newly More...

Choir performs variety of musical styles

Thousand Oaks High School’s choral department, under the direction of Gary Fritzen, presented its “Spring Sing” on May 27 with a spirited display of the talent in the school’s various vocal ensembles.  More...

‘What will I be when I grow up?’

K.J. Koo, 10, is considering a career as a chef. Not because he loves to cook, he said, but because “I like to eat a lot.”  K.J. More...