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Ventura County Science Fair

Hundreds of students from all over Ventura County participated in the annual Ventura County Science Fair at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on April 1. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers TESTING - Naleah Ray, 12, right, a sixth grader at Mountain View Elementary in Simi Valley, tests her project on the voltage of produce while Athena Cruz-Albrecht, 12, a student at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park, watches during the Ventura County Science Fair in Ventura on April 1.

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Naleah Ray, 12, right, a sixth grader at Mountain View Elementary in Simi Valley, tests her project on the voltage of produce while Athena Cruz-Albrecht, 12, a student at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park, watches during the Ventura County Science Fair in Ventura on April 1.

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Students make pinwheels for peace

Students at Weathersfield Elementary in Thousand Oaks created pinwheels with messages of peace on one side and artistic expressions on the other and planted them on campus for the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Pinwheels for Peace is an international effort to help students express their feelings about war, peace, tolerance and harmony. Last year over 4.5 million pinwheels were spinning in 3,500 locations worldwide.  Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Second grader Roman Galvan blows on his pinwheel to make it spin after planting it for the Pinwheel for Peace project at Weathersfield Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Sept. 19.

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Second grader Roman Galvan blows on his pinwheel to make it spin after planting it for the Pinwheel for Peace project at Weathersfield Elementary in Thousand Oaks on Sept. 19.

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Pirates of Penzance at Moorpark College Theatre

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SWASHBUCKLING AND SONGS - Andrew Walker performs as Major General Stanley in a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, presented by the Moorpark College Performing Arts department on Saturday, March 29.

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SWASHBUCKLING AND SONGS – Andrew Walker performs as Major General Stanley in a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, presented by the Moorpark College Performing Arts department on Saturday, March 29.

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Agoura Girls’ Lacrosse

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers Agoura High School lacrosse player Alix Davies, right, tries to block teammate Kelsie Garrison from shooting during practice on Tuesday, March 25.

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Agoura High School lacrosse player Alix Davies, right, tries to block teammate Kelsie Garrison from shooting during practice on Tuesday, March 25.

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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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Head Shaving Support for Tyler Thompson

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SHAVING TO SUPPORT - St. Rose of Lima Catholic School first grader Drake Sakamoto, 7, squeals with laughter as school parent Steve Beausang gives him a close buzz during a head-shaving event for students and staff to show their support for sixth grader Tyler Thompson,  who has lost his hair from undergoing chemotherapy, at the school on Friday, March 14. The money raised from the event will be donated to the Thompson family to help with Tyler's medical costs.

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SHAVING TO SUPPORT – St. Rose of Lima Catholic School first grader Drake Sakamoto, 7, squeals with laughter as school parent Steve Beausang gives him a close buzz during a head-shaving event for students and staff to show their support for sixth grader Tyler Thompson, who has lost his hair from undergoing chemotherapy, at the school on Friday, March 14. The money raised from the event will be donated to the Thompson family to help with Tyler’s medical costs.

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Oak Park CIF Final Game

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers Santa Barbara defender Jack Baker tries to take control of the ball from Oak Park player Matt Byer during a closely matched semifinal game on Friday, February 28.

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Santa Barbara defender Jack Baker tries to take control of the ball from Oak Park player Matt Byer during a closely matched semifinal game on Friday, February 28.

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Students Perform Shakespearean Comedy



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SHAKESPEARE FOR A CAUSE - Westlake High School students Mike Ghaussy, left, and Rei Vardi perform a scene from “Romeo and Juliet” during “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged),” a play they produced and starred in with fellow student Kevin Shi on Sunday, March 9 to benefit the Westminster Free Clinic. The play, which was not part of the school’s drama department, was self-funded by the students.

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SHAKESPEARE FOR A CAUSE – Westlake High School students Mike Ghaussy, left, and Rei Vardi perform a scene from “Romeo and Juliet” during “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged),” a play they produced and starred in with fellow student Kevin Shi on Sunday, March 9 to benefit the Westminster Free Clinic. The play, which was not part of the school’s drama department, was self-funded by the students.

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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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West Coast Elite Dance Championship



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers PASSIONATE MOVEMENT - Calabasas High School student dancers perform in the Elite group category at the West Coast Elite Dance regional dance competition at Westlake High School on Saturday, February 8. Over 300 dancers from 12 schools competed in groups and solos throughout the day, with the hopes of making it to the state championship.

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PASSIONATE MOVEMENT – Calabasas High School student dancers perform in the Elite group category at the West Coast Elite Dance regional dance competition at Westlake High School on Saturday, February 8. Over 300 dancers from 12 schools competed in groups and solos throughout the day, with the hopes of making it to the state championship.

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Teachers vs. Students

To help celebrate National Red Ribbon Week, the teachers at Redwood Middle School took-on the students in a basketball game on Halloween

RG 101 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers GET ME IF YOU CAN - Paraprofessional aid Chris Cater drives down the court chased by seventh grader Lizzy Benton  during the National Red Ribbon Week basketball game, teachers vs students, at Redwood Middle School on Thursday, October 31.

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GET ME IF YOU CAN – Paraprofessional aid Chris Cater drives down the court chased by seventh grader Lizzy Benton during the National Red Ribbon Week basketball game, teachers vs students, at Redwood Middle School on Thursday, October 31.

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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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Alternative High Schools graduate

MOTHER’S LOVE - Her cheeks wet with tears of pride, Maria Salomon embraces her son Jamie following the Apollo High School commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 13.

MOTHER’S LOVE – Her cheeks wet with tears of pride, Maria Salomon embraces her son Jamie following the Apollo High School commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 13.

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Simi Valley and Santa Susana graduates!

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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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Early graduations at local Christian schools

MAKING MEMORIES - Oaks Christian High School graduates embrace each other and sway in unison as they sing the alma mater at the conclusion of the commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 30.

MAKING MEMORIES – Oaks Christian High School graduates embrace each other and sway in unison as they sing the alma mater at the conclusion of the commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 30.

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Calabasas Boys Tennis Team Feature

The Calabasas High School boys tennis team has a new coach and is on pace to take its third Marmonte League title. Check out the full story here.

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers Calabasas High School tennis player Max Swerdlick sends the ball flying back to his opponent during a match against Simi Valley on Tuesday, April 9.

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Calabasas High School tennis player Max Swerdlick sends the ball flying back to his opponent during a match against Simi Valley on Tuesday, April 9.

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Moorpark College’s 23rd Annual Multicultural Day

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers CROSS-CULTURAL ART - Moorpark College student Hufsah Khan of the San Fernando Valley draws an intricate henna design on fellow student Alejandra Cueva of Simi Valley during the 23rd annual Multicultural Day on Tuesday, April 9.

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CROSS-CULTURAL ART – Moorpark College student Hufsah Khan of the San Fernando Valley draws an intricate henna design on fellow student Alejandra Cueva of Simi Valley during the 23rd annual Multicultural Day on Tuesday, April 9.

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