April 13, 2000
The Huntington Beach High School Academy of the Performing Arts will present Rodgers and Hart's "Babes in Arms" at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at Dwyer Middle School, 1502 Palm Ave., Huntington Beach. "Babes in Arms" depicts a group of teenagers who stage a revue to keep from being sent to a work farm. Although the show is a bomb, they are later able to attract the publicity that makes it successful. The show is directed by Tim Nelson and choreographed by Sherry Witkin.
December 2, 2004
Tom Titus If you haven't yet gotten into the holiday spirit, you'll have a good chance to do so Tuesday. That's when the music department of Huntington Beach High School's Academy for the Performing Arts presents its annual Sounds of the Season holiday concert in the school auditorium. "The concert will be family oriented and have something to lift everyone's holiday spirits," declared event director Gregg Gilboe. The program will feature student performances by the Academy for the Performing Arts Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Music Ensembles, vocal classes and the Huntington Beach High School Oiler Band, along with the Surf City Singers.
November 15, 2001
Tom Titus From the romantic beauty of the Caribbean in its season opener, "Once on This Island," the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts moves into more serious territory tonight with the opening of the fact-based drama "The Elephant Man" in the Huntington Beach High School auditorium. This Tony Award-winning play by Bernard Pomerance about the hideously deformed John Merrick saved from exploitation as a freak show exhibit by a caring physician is a demanding assignment for the APA students, and one their director regards as a particular favorite.
October 26, 2000
Angelique Flores HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Catherine McGough, vice principal for Huntington Beach Union High School District Adult Education and Alternative Education, will begin her third term on the board in December. She has been a high school district administrator for 17 years, and a teacher and staff development consultant for 10 years. The most important issue facing the district, she said, is bringing children into the 21st century's technological revolution, even as they learn in aging classrooms with inadequate electrical wiring and broken walkways.
April 8, 2010
Huntington Beach High School has won the second round of Hurley’s Walk the Walk contest. The contest, in its fourth year, is pitting students around the nation against each other for the chance to compete in a “Project Runway”-esque challenge in Huntington Beach this summer for a $25,000 grand prize. The Surf City school beat nine others in the southwest region’s second challenge to create a video selling two of Hurley’s products. The school created a movie trailer highlighting a Hurley product.
June 25, 2009
Huntington Beach High School has completed a $9.6-million renovation of its historic 83-year-old auditorium and bell tower. The renovation of the Darrel Stillwagon auditorium and bell tower is part of the high school’s performing arts project that includes a new 9,200-square-foot art building. The project is funded out of the Huntington Beach Union School District’s Measure C funds, a bond measure passed by voters. The school’s auditorium and bell tower are an Orange County historic site.
July 2, 2009
Two locals won accolades last weekend at the Miss California pageant, the lead-up to Miss America. Kate Brewster, Miss Huntington Beach 2009, placed as one of the top 12 girls to compete in the Miss California pageant Saturday. She also won the preliminary evening gown competition June 25. Brewster, 18, recently graduated from Huntington Beach High School, and is a singer and dancer. She hopes to focus on music ministry for a career. Monica Stainer, a 15-year-old junior at Edison High School, is the new Miss California Outstanding Teen 2009.
May 10, 2007
Football coaching position open Huntington Beach High School is looking to hire a head coach for its freshman football team, Oilers varsity head coach Eric Lo has announced. The position is open immediately and interested parties can contact Lo at (714)-536-2514, ext. 4288, for more information. Jr. football signup May 19 Huntington Beach Jr. All-American Football will hold its next registration session for its football and cheer teams on May 19. Signups, open to boys and girls ages 5 to 14, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Huntington Beach HighVisit the website http://www.
May 27, 2008
A local teen will be having a garage sale Saturday to raise funds required to attend a summer school for future leaders. Huntington Beach High School sophomore Rachelle Clark, 16, has been selected to attend the 2008 session of the Junior Statesman Summer School at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. from June 16 to July 6. She is about $500 shy of the necessary $3,995. Students participating in the session take college-level courses in American government and speech.
June 16, 2008
A 25-year-old former Ocean View High School teacher’s aide is headed to jail after pleading guilty to sex with a 14-year-old student. Kristopher Charles Maw, of Huntington Beach, was sentenced Friday to 180 days of jail and five years probation for his crimes. He pleaded guilty to oral copulation and sexual penetration by a foreign object of a minor under 16 years old, as well as unlawful sexual intercourse, according to court records. Maw met the girl while working at the school as an assistant to the band teacher, prosecutors said.