A Place Where Jewish Kids Learn Faith and Tradition Without Temple Affiliation

Nomie Azoff believes that receiving a proper Jewish education does not necessitate a family belonging to a synagogue. This is why, in 2002, she opened Judaic Studies by Nomie (JSN), an independent Hebrew School unaffiliated with any Temple or organization. “What makes JSN different than all other unaffiliated programs is that students are learning to […]

Filmmakers to Screen ‘Finding Kind’ to Raise Awareness About Bullying

by Susan Pascal The effects of bullying can last a lifetime. I know. I was bullied in middle school. I was in seventh grade and had just moved from a laid-back, small town, where I had plenty of friends, to an upscale, suburban neighborhood to become the quintessential fish out of water. Because I wasn’t […]

The Carnival Draws Big Crowds

Record crowds attended The Carnival, the annual family fundraiser for Las Virgenes schools, over the weekend. “I’m so happy with the turnout,” said Deanna Glassberg, president of The Foundation. “Over 6,500 people came to The Carnival over the three-day period! It was our largest event this year.” According to its mission statement, The Foundation’s goal […]

The Carnival For Las Virgenes Schools to Offer Fun For the Whole Family

The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools is once again hosting their Back to School Carnival next month in Agoura Hills, bringing three days of family fun and entertainment to the community. The event will take place at Whizin Market Square (28914 Roadside Drive) September 9-11. Admission to the event is free and proceeds will benefit the local schools. “Over […]

Las Virgenes Schools Welcome Students Back With Fun Video

School’s back in session! Enjoy this fun video posted by the Las Virgenes Unified School District for the 2016-2017 school year.

Living with Littles: Back to Business

by Nicole Loughan I learned this summer that my family is now completely dependent on school for structure. I started the summer with scheduled enrichments, summer camps, vacations and bible school. But all of that has wrapped up, and I have had weeks of unscheduled nothing. It was relaxing and amazing, for about two days. […]

LVUSD is Seeking Community Members For Curriculum Council

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is seeking applicants, who reside within the district’s attendance area, to serve on the District’s Curriculum Council. Three positions are available, each for a two-year term ending June 2018. This is a volunteer position. Applicants do not necessarily need to be teachers or former teachers. A college degree is […]

Agoura Hills Boy, 13, Youngest to Earn Degree at Moorpark College

While most 13-year-old boys use their free time doing homework assignments, hanging out with friends and figuring out girls, Pranav Kalyan was attending middle school while taking college level courses. Pranav, who received a diploma in mathematics and science on Thursday, May 19, has the distinctive honor of being the youngest person to earn an associate degree, […]

‘The Event’ Promotes Education, Sustainability

Local businesses, community leaders and residents from Hidden Hills to Westlake Village wined, dined and danced at the fifth annual The Event in support of the Las Virgenes Unified School District Saturday evening in Calabasas. Emceed by actor Jerry O’Connell, an LVUSD parent, The Event raises money for The Foundation, an education foundation created to raise […]

The Money Savvy Money: Demystifying the College Application Process

by Mira Reverente Last week, a friend invited me to a college plannning information session. I was thinking, “Oh no! Another one.” But she made a “no sales pitch” promise, and I trust this woman. I was hooked, so I RSVPed and off I went. As a working journalist and as a parent, I’ve sat […]