Thursday, January 26, 2012


Just a reminder that the Legacy & Promise annual fund campaign is in full swing.  The students and staff wish to thank every parent, alumna, friend, business and organization who has already made a donation during 2011-12.  As a private Catholic school, La Reina is financially-independent, operating without church or government subsidies.
Every gift has an impact, for example:   
  • Equipment for science and the performing arts
  • Financial aid for 93 students
  • Instructional technology
  • An average class size of 24 that maximizes individualized attention. 

Learn more by following this link to the updated Wish List prepared by the staff...  Or make an unrestricted gift to meet the school's most urgent needs.  Please make an impact on our Regents through a recurring or one-time gift; just follow this link to donate online.

THANK YOU for believing in the La Reina legacy.  Your promise of support will bring hope to future generations of Regents.  Be assured of our prayerful gratitude, both now and in the future.   For further information, contact Sr. Lisa Megaffin by email or at 805-495-6494, ext. 382.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Senior spearheads local youth-business networking event

The La Reina community congratulates Gabriella Brignardello '12 for her leadership in spearheading a youth networking event with business representatives.  A member of the Thousand Oaks Youth Commission, Gabriella explained that "this was a professional, business-like networking event where students could gain insights from companies and learn about the job search process and internships..." To read more, follow this link.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Please join us as the Regent Performers present Rogers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella". 

Performances will take place in the gym on:

February 18, 19 and 25 at 2:30 p.m.
February 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Adults $8.00
Students and Children $5.00

Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased online by clicking here.

Friday, January 20, 2012


Looking for something warm to wear?  Don't miss the great sale on La Reina Regent Wear hooded and zip-up sweatshirts in the Student Store from January 23 - February 10th, click here for details.  Other selected items are on sale as well, including the popular Men's Polos.  Shop online anytime at our Student Store - and click on "Student Store".  Or stop by the Parent Relations Office Monday - Friday from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Regent Riders are still the champions!  Regent Riders took High Point again at Show #3 last Sunday.  Competing with only 2/3 of the LR team due to the threat of the Equine Herpes Virus, Regent Riders still came in strong.

Going into the final championship show of the season in April, La Reina has 879 points, second place Marlborough has 830 points, and third place Oaks Christian has 646 points.

Show #3 Results:  In the Varsity division, rider Stacey Bacheller '13 was the Reserve Champion High Point Rider and also qualified for the Medal Finals in April.  In the JV Division, Alice Lockhart '12 was the JV Dressage Reserve Champion.  Our Freshman division team came in 2nd place for the division, led by newcomer Ivey Burns '17 who was individually the 3rd place rider in the division.

Congratulations riders!  Each and everyone one of you contributed to our awesome points!  Well done!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


High School Juniors and Seniors and College Students are invited to a night of networking on January 23, 2012 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.  Explore internship options and connect with local employers.  Find out how to achieve your career goals!

Seating is limited and you must RSVP:  805-449.2743 or   For more information click here or go to


Congratulations to the Regent Speech and Debate Team--they captured the Grand Sweepstakes award at the California Lutheran University Classic last weekend.  This award goes to the team with the highest total combined points.

Congratulations to these students who earned individual awards:
  • Public Forum Debate, first place:  Lena Melillo '13 and Rachel Warner '13
  • Policy Debate, first place, Rajika Jindani '12 and Michaela Posner '14
  • Extemporaneous, first place:  Hannah Young '12
  • Extemporaneous, second place:  Lena Melillo '13
  • Extemporaneous, third place:  Ally Zlaket '15
  • Original Oratory, first place:  Nicole Morrison '14
  • Original Oratory, second place:  Michaela Posner '14
  • Thematic, second place:  Carly Brennan '13
  • Original Prose and Poetry, second place:  Camilah Hamideh '14
  • Dramatic Interpretation, third place:  Camilah Hamideh '14
  • Duo Interpretation, third place:  Carly Brennan '13 and Nisha Srinivasa '14
  • Novice Impromptu, first place, Ally Zlaket '15
  • Novice Humorous, first place:  Leila Flanagan '15
  • Novice Dramatic Interpretation, third place:  Devin Montgomery '15.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Our first Circle of Friends Mass of the new year will take place this Thursday, January 12th at 8:15 a.m. in the La Reina Chapel.  Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dave Heney and is followed by discussion, sweets and coffee.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  Bring a friend!  If you have any questions, please contact Ana Posadas at 805-289-6558.


Dennis Uniforms announces New Year's savings of 10% on all purchases and, mail, internet and in-store.  Please click here for details, or visit

Thursday, January 5, 2012


An information meeting for membership in the National Junior Honor Society will be held Thursday, January 12th during lunch in Room 110.  (Please bring your lunch.)

Eighth and ninth grade students have the opportunity to qualify for membership to a chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, part of the oldest and most recognized of the nationwide school-based recognition programs.  Membership is based upon excellence in five areas: scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship.

To be eligible for membership scholastically, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.1, totaled from all seventh through ninth grade semester grades.  In addition to the academic requirement, participation and leadership in school and other activities is required.  You must have attended at least one semester at LRHS before you may apply.  If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for NJHS, come to the information meeting to learn about the process of application and acceptance. Please see Mrs. La Belle in the College Center for any questions or contact her at or (805) 495-6494 x 325.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


La Reina presents a College Financial Aid Workshop on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00 p.m. in the LRHS cafeteria.  Tammy Velasquez, Financial Aid Counselor from California Lutheran University will be the speaker and will explain the Cal Grant program as well as going step by step through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form for the 2012/2013 school year.

Parents of seniors or senior students are strongly encouraged to attend.  Please contact Nancy La Belle at or 805-495-6494, ext. 325 or click here for more information.


High School students who are juniors or seniors for the 2011-2012 academic year may apply for membership to the National Honor Society.  Applicants must have at least a 3.1 GPA and provide evidence that they meet the four criteria for membership in National Honor Society:
  • Excellence in Scholarship
  • Service
  • Character
  • Leadership
Applications are available in the information rack in the Administration Building and outside of the College Center and are due to Mrs. La Belle by Friday, January 27th.

Students who have already applied but have not yet been accepted to the National Honor Society may fill out an NHS Addendum form that will allow them to add information to the application without having to repeat the entire application process.  Addendum forms are also available in the information rack in the Administration Building and outside of the College Center and are due to Mrs. La Belle by Friday, January 27th.