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Science night at Tierra Linda School

Tierra Linda School in Camarillo held their annual Science Night and MakerFaire on March 29, 2017. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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Bella Petersen, 11, holds dry ice bubbles during Tierra Linda Elementary’s Science Night and MakerFaire March 29 in Camarillo. The event featured science experiments led by students and parents.

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First day of school photo roundup

Schools all over Ventura and Los Angeles Counties have been starting for the past week. Here is a roundup of photos from Arroyo Elementary School, Santa Susana High, Chaparral Elementary and Tierra Linda Elementary. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers READY FOR STUDENTS - Tierra Linda Elementary Principal Robert Waggoner opens the gate for students and parents to enter during the first day of school in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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READY FOR STUDENTS – Tierra Linda Elementary Principal Robert Waggoner opens the gate for students and parents to enter during the first day of school in Camarillo on Aug. 26.

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Weathersfield Elementary Tea Party

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers TIME FOR TEA - Weathersfield Elementary School student Christopher Hull, 9, waits patiently as parent Suzan Grazier pours him another cup of tea during the school's annual third grade tea party on Friday, March 21.

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TIME FOR TEA – Weathersfield Elementary School student Christopher Hull, 9, waits patiently as parent Suzan Grazier pours him another cup of tea during the school’s annual third grade tea party on Friday, March 21.

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Knolls Elementary gets a new garden!

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers GROWING THEIR OWN - Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise members Hal Ward, who owns landscaping company Shamrock Irrigation, and Darryl Nind fill up a raised planter with soil before Knolls Elementary School kindergarteners join them to help plant seeds for their new garden on Monday, March 10.

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GROWING THEIR OWN – Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise members Hal Ward, who owns landscaping company Shamrock Irrigation, and Darryl Nind fill up a raised planter with soil before Knolls Elementary School kindergarteners join them to help plant seeds for their new garden on Monday, March 10.

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Simi Elementary School’s Final Bell



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers FINAL FAREWELL - A staff member waves out the window to Simi Elementary School parents as the buses pull away from the front of the school, taking their children to Mountain View Elementary for the first full day of classes there on Tuesday, February 18. Simi Elementary will be closing.

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FINAL FAREWELL – A staff member waves out the window to Simi Elementary School parents as the buses pull away from the front of the school, taking their children to Mountain View Elementary for the first full day of classes there on Tuesday, February 18. Simi Elementary will be closing.

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Marmonte League Wrestling Finals



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers Simi High School wrestler Tristan Martines pins down Thousand Oaks opponent Brendan Garland during their 152-lb match at the Marmonte League Championship wrestling finals on Saturday, February 15.

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Simi High School wrestler Tristan Martines pins down Thousand Oaks opponent Brendan Garland during their 152-lb match at the Marmonte League Championship wrestling finals on Saturday, February 15.

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Sinaloa Middle School Talent Show

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IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers TEEN TALENT - Sinaloa Middle School dean of students Nikki Perryman, left, and English teacher Jennifer Healy dance together during a staff performance in the annual PTSA Variety Show on Friday, February 7.

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TEEN TALENT – Sinaloa Middle School dean of students Nikki Perryman, left, and English teacher Jennifer Healy dance together during a staff performance in the annual PTSA Variety Show on Friday, February 7.

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Moorpark College Xtreme Raider Challenge



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers HE’S A CHAMP - Moorpark College groundskeeper Pete Finfrock cheers for the crowd atop the final obstacle before the finish line in the second annual Moorpark College Xtreme Raider Challenge, a timed, fitness-oriented obstacle course competition for students and staff on Saturday, November 23. The event is a fundraiser for the Flex Club and Fitness Programs at the college. Finfrock won the men’s staff competition, possibly as a result of his familiarity with the course surroundings. “We’re in my office right now,” he explained with a smile.

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HE’S A CHAMP – Moorpark College groundskeeper Pete Finfrock cheers for the crowd atop the final obstacle before the finish line in the second annual Moorpark College Xtreme Raider Challenge, a timed, fitness-oriented obstacle course competition for students and staff on Saturday, November 23. The event is a fundraiser for the Flex Club and Fitness Programs at the college. Finfrock won the men’s staff competition, possibly as a result of his familiarity with the course surroundings. “We’re in my office right now,” he explained with a smile.

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Veterans Day Ceremony at St. Mary Magdalen



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers PROUD PAPA - Michael Munninger II, a US Navy builder based at Port Hueneme, reads the class assignment his daughter Abigail, 8, proudly brought out to show her dad during a visit after the St. Mary Magdalen School assembly honoring local veterans on Friday, November 8.

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PROUD PAPA – Michael Munninger II, a US Navy builder based at Port Hueneme, reads the class assignment his daughter Abigail, 8, proudly brought out to show her dad during a visit after the St. Mary Magdalen School assembly honoring local veterans on Friday, November 8.

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Sounds of the Conejo Marching Band Exhibition

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers COLORFUL CHORDS - The Simi Valley High School marching band performs during the 6th annual Sounds of the Conejo regional exhibition at Thousand Oaks High School on Saturday, October 5.

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COLORFUL CHORDS – The Simi Valley High School marching band performs during the 6th annual Sounds of the Conejo regional exhibition at Thousand Oaks High School on Saturday, October 5.

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First day of school in Simi Valley

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers NERVOUS NEW STUDENT - Kindergartener Libby Hanks nervously holds tight to her mother, Megan, as they wait to enter her classroom at White Oak Elementary on Monday, August 19, the first day of school for Simi Valley Unified School District.

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NERVOUS NEW STUDENT – Kindergartener Libby Hanks nervously holds tight to her mother, Megan, as they wait to enter her classroom at White Oak Elementary on Monday, August 19, the first day of school for Simi Valley Unified School District.

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Football season prep at Royal and Oaks Christian

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers Royal High School football player Mitchell Spinneberg keeps his eye on an opening between players while carrying the ball at practice on Thursday, August 15.

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Royal High School football player Mitchell Spinneberg keeps his eye on an opening between players while carrying the ball at practice on Thursday, August 15.

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First day of class at Oak Hills Elementary

Kids are back in school in Oak Park, Thousand Oaks and Camarillo today. Here is a collection of photos from Oak Hills Elementary’s first day in Oak Park. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers GREETINGS - Kindergarten aide Lisa Solny, left, welcomes back Lal Besir, 6, on her first day of first grade at Oak Hills Elementary in Oak Park on Aug. 28.

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GREETINGS – Kindergarten aide Lisa Solny, left, welcomes back Lal Besir, 6, on her first day of first grade at Oak Hills Elementary in Oak Park on Aug. 28.

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Principal becomes a hot dog!

PERFECT AIM - Wildwood Elementary School principal Doug Hedin grimaces as a stream of mustard hits him right in the goggles as his students make him into a human hot dog on Friday, May 31 as a prize for raising money at the school’s Jog-a-thon.

PERFECT AIM – Wildwood Elementary School principal Doug Hedin grimaces as a stream of mustard hits him right in the goggles as his students make him into a human hot dog on Friday, May 31 as a prize for raising money at the school’s Jog-a-thon.

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Students turn principal into hot dog!

PERFECT AIM - Wildwood Elementary School principal Doug Hedin grimaces as a stream of mustard hits him right in the goggles as his students make him into a human hot dog on Friday, May 31 as a prize for raising money at the school’s Jog-a-thon.

PERFECT AIM – Wildwood Elementary School principal Doug Hedin grimaces as a stream of mustard hits him right in the goggles as his students make him into a human hot dog on Friday, May 31 as a prize for raising money at the school’s Jog-a-thon.

SILLY FUN - Wildwood Elementary School students, from left, Jack O’Neill, Sam Shapiro and Hudson Grey gleefully aim squirt bottles of mustard and ketchup directly at principal Doug Hedin’s face to make him into a human hot dog on Friday, May 31 as a prize for being top fund-raisers at the school’s Jog-a-thon.

SILLY FUN – Wildwood Elementary School students, from left, Jack O’Neill, Sam Shapiro and Hudson Grey gleefully aim squirt bottles of mustard and ketchup directly at principal Doug Hedin’s face to make him into a human hot dog on Friday, May 31 as a prize for being top fund-raisers at the school’s Jog-a-thon.

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Hollow Hills Variety Show

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers LITTLE SHOWSTOPPER - Hollow Hills Fundamental School first grader Emily Maher performs a tap dance to the 1950s song “Little Bitty Pretty One” in the school variety show, “Through the Decades,” on Friday, May 3.

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LITTLE SHOWSTOPPER – Hollow Hills Fundamental School first grader Emily Maher performs a tap dance to the 1950s song “Little Bitty Pretty One” in the school variety show, “Through the Decades,” on Friday, May 3.

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All District Chorus Festival

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers BIG VOICES - Grace Younes, center, 7, of Sycamore Canyon School sings her heart out while performing with fellow students at the All District Chorus Festival, held at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Tuesday, April 2.

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BIG VOICES – Grace Younes, center, 7, of Sycamore Canyon School sings her heart out while performing with fellow students at the All District Chorus Festival, held at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Tuesday, April 2.

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Conejo Winter Guard & Drum Line Exhibition

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers FIERCE FACES - Moorpark High School Winter Guard member Briana Stazak swirls a bright red flag around her shoulders as she performs with fellow guard members during the 2013 Sights of the Conejo Exhibition Show at Thousand Oaks High School on Saturday, March 2.

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FIERCE FACES – Moorpark High School Winter Guard member Briana Stazak swirls a bright red flag around her shoulders as she performs with fellow guard members during the 2013 Sights of the Conejo Exhibition Show at Thousand Oaks High School on Saturday, March 2.

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Mariposa Winter Faire



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers MAGICAL ADVENTURE - Dressed as a brave knight for his adventure in the Enchanted Forest at the Mariposa School of Global Education’s 4th annual Winter Faire, 5-year-old Christian Stewart follows the path through a labyrinth maze on Saturday, February 2.

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MAGICAL ADVENTURE – Dressed as a brave knight for his adventure in the Enchanted Forest at the Mariposa School of Global Education’s 4th annual Winter Faire, 5-year-old Christian Stewart follows the path through a labyrinth maze on Saturday, February 2.

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