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  • Thursday – 3:00 – 5:30 (ALL SUBJECTS)
  • Wednesday – 3:00 – 5:30 (MATH & SCIENCE ONLY)

Please check in to Beek Hall 161


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For any questions please contact:

Rebeca Gonzalez, Tutor Coordinator rgonzalez@nmusd.us or
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2017 Evening of the Arts

2017 Evening of the ArtsNHHS Evening of the Arts presents WORLD’S Fair! Food & Drink Tickets sold at door for $1/ea. or $20/25. Come see the works of the Art Departments Talented Students from ART – CERAMICS – CULINARY – DANCE – DRAMA – MUSIC – PHOTOGRAPHY. Savory Bites prepared by NHHS Culinary Students! Wednesday, May 24th from 6-9pm. Enter on 15th/Irvine.



All of us at NHHS would like to congratulate our 5 Legally Blonde nominees on their JRAY award nominations! Pictured from Left are Stephen Reifenstein (Director), Alina Aguirre (Elle-Actress), Keishaun Burroughs (Emmett-Actor), Tristan Neal CDM (Winthrop/Dewey-Male Cameo) and Jillian Brazelton (Paulette-Supporting Actress). Not pictured: Andres Delgado CDM (Carlos-Comedian) #NHHSDRAMA #LegallyBlondeNHHS2017 #Jrays


Newport Harbor High School is proud to host the 27th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Friday, May 26th, 2017

10:00am to 11:00am


In honor of our veterans, American Legion Post 291 Color Guard and Rifle Squad will perform a “21 Gun Salute” for our fallen veterans – the highest honor bestowed.  The ceremony will take place on campus in front of the bell tower off of 15th Street.


Please note, during the “21 Gun Salute” you may hear three brief loud noises.


Please contact Ann Brown at 949-515-6314 with any questions or concerns.




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District received a request to name the Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) track and field the "Bob Hailey Memorial Track and Field", in honor of Mr. Bob Hailey, who was a NHHS teacher and coach. 
For more information and to take the survey regarding this naming request, please click the following link, Newport Harbor High School Track and Field Naming Survey. The survey will be available for public input until June 7, 2017.


Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) recognized six high school seniors for their exceptional character leadership traits. For the fifth year in a row, Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro recognized one graduating senior from each high school who exemplifies one of the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.


Each high school is asked to submit the names of six seniors they believe are exemplars of each pillar of character. A district team reviews the 36 nominations and selects one student from each school that best represents one of the six pillars of character. In May each student received a surprise visit at their school from and was presented a letter of recognition and an invitation to be recognized by the Board of Education at the June 13, 2017 Board Meeting. A banner for each student will be displayed in the district lobby with a photo of each student, name of their high school and their character trait. The banners will remain throughout the 2017-18 school year.


“This is one of my favorite awards because it allows us an opportunity to acknowledge students for just being genuinely good people,” said Superintended Dr. Fred Navarro. 


Congratulations to the following students selected as Character Trait Award Winners:


Philandell Campaner

Philandell Campaner
Back Bay High School

Character Trait: Respect


Back Bay High School administration shared the following about Philandell:


As a student of martial arts Philandell applies the philosophy of the sport to those around him. He shows restraint, is slow to anger, and uses his thoughts as a tool to help others. He learned early in life that to be successful in school you had to do the work, question the content not the teacher, and ask for help. He demonstrates his respect for the classes he is in by engaging in the course work and participating in discussions. He learned not to judge others who have failed because he himself has failed and from his own failures he learned to empathize with students who are struggling. He has volunteered as a math tutor on campus and supports other students in the classroom. He also embraces discipline and restraint. As a site council member Phil was able to participate with adults and staff members and joined in discussions.


Haley Cohen

Haley Cohen
Corona del Mar High School

Character Trait: Caring


Corona del Mar High School administration shared the following about Haley:


Haley is known to have a genuine compassion and concern for others. She exemplifies kindness in all walks of her life. She is especially mindful of caring for nature, wildlife, the local environment, and making the world a better place to live. She is a responsible citizen of the planet and is dedicated to recycling and learning about renewable resources. Reaching out to others comes naturally for Haley. She will stand up for others, be inclusive of all, and do the right thing, even when no one is looking. She has a warm and welcoming spirit which draws people to her. Haley has a natural propensity to help and serve anyone in need. 




Cassidy Crandall
  Cassidy Crandall
Costa Mesa High School

Character Trait: Trustworthiness


Costa Mesa High School administration shared the following about Cassidy:

Cassidy is trustworthy, authentic, spirited and mature. As the current Associated Student Body President she takes initiative, shows up on time prepared for classes and school activities and she is well respected by her peers. She is without a doubt going to be missed next year and we are excited that she is pursuing her passion in special education and desires to be a teacher. Cassidy is always willing to help others in need and future students will be so lucky to be loved by her.



Andrew Mance

Andrew Mance
Early College High School

Character Trait:  Fairness


Early College High School administration shared the following about Andrew:

Andrew is a member of the Associated Student Body and is very dedicated. However, his true strength is his personality. He is affable, light hearted and sincere. Andrew is always willing to participate in class and he always treats his peers with kindness. He listens to their ideas and if he disagrees he does so respectfully. His body language and mannerisms during class discussions also speak to how intently he listens to others and respects their perspectives. He cares about the well-being of his peers and is balanced in his judgment.



Yvonne Padilla
Yvonne Padilla
Estancia High School

Character Trait: Responsibility


Estancia High School administration shared the following:

Yvonne Padilla represents responsibility in all ways and forms at Estancia High School. For the past three years, Yvonne has had an active and positive role on campus. She is president of the World Cultures Club and National Honors Society. In addition, Yvonne is one of the most reliable and positive leaders in our Associated Student Body Program on campus. Yvonne shows responsibility on campus and off campus due to the fact that she is an organized person and plans ahead every day to ensure that she takes care of her personal and student obligations. She works well under stress and she is someone that works efficiently and consistently. She is a committed individual who helps everyone when they are in need. In addition to showing dedicated responsibility she is fair with everyone. She is full of integrity and exhibits true leadership skills every day as she undertakes many leadership roles on campus. She is impressive! A true hard working and dependable student! 



Jose A La Torre
Jose A La Torre
Newport Harbor High School

Character Trait: Citizenship


Newport Harbor High School administration shared the following:

Jose is a genuinely friendly, funny, hardworking, determined, resilient and a talented young man. He truly knows he is blessed with great educational opportunities and doesn’t take it for granted.  He engages in class and develops positive relationships with his teachers. He is willing to help his peers in class when they are struggling. He found out how rewarding this was and decided to volunteer as a tutor for a local elementary school last year and is now tutoring current peers. Jose is active in school and is currently the Associated Student Body Vice President, Drum Major of the marching band, and has held leadership positions with several other campus clubs. He makes his family very proud because he is not only a good student and leader but a reliable and helpful member of the family.


Congratulations to the 2017 Superintendent Character Trait Award Winners!



Online Driver Education - Registration begins on May 22, 2017


The online course accommodates 150 students and will be available after 3 pm on May 29, through 3 pm on June 18, 2017.


The State of California requires 30 hours studying Driver Education before a learners permit is obtained. This online driver education course allows students to study at their own pace, on their schedule, any time of the day or night. This course sets the foundation for behind-the-wheel Driver Training and is in accordance with the guidelines set by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Upon successful completion, students will receive a DMV- approved certificate of completion. Students may begin taking the online classes on May 29, after 3pm and must complete the course by June 18, 2017 at 3 pm. All students must be 15 years or older on the day the course starts and have internet access to enroll.  All communication related to this program will be delivered by email.


VERY IMPORTANT! All students must have opted to agree to the Student Use of Technology Agreement during the registration process to access the class content. This can still be done on your school’s registration page.


To register please visit our Online Drivers Education website on May 22, 2017 and fill out the online application.


Please contact Tere Russell for more information or questions, trussell@nmusd.us.


Please note that Newport-Mesa Unified School District does not offer Driver Training, otherwise known as behind-the-wheel instruction.


Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.


Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:




10. a. Recognition of California Gold Ribbon School - TeWinkle Middle School. The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.


10.b. Recognition of 2017 Model Continuation High School - Back Bay High School and 2016-17 California Continuation Education Association Region 10 Administrator of the Year, Principal Debbie Davis. Back Bay High School was named a 2017 Model Continuation High School for their program designed to help struggling students stay in school. Debbie Davis, who has been the principal of Back Bay High School for nearly 15 years, has been recognized as the 2016-17 California Continuation Education Association Region 10 Administrator of the Year. 


10.c. Recognition of California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 18 Scholarship Recipients. CSEA Chapter President, Pam Saunders will present scholarship awards to Jackelyn Huerta - daughter of Jackeline Huertra, Nutrition Assistant at Ensign Intermediate School and  Maximilian DeNembo - son of Elizabeth DeNembo, Job Transition Specialist at Harper Transition Services.




13.a. Report on Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Corona del Mar Sports Field. The Facilities Development Department will report on the status of the draft California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process.

13.b. Report on Elementary Math Instructional Materials. Education Services along with K-5 elementary lead teachers will report on the process and results for the elementary math instructional materials pilot.




15.b.1. Approve Additions to the High & Middle School Course of Study. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the revisions to the High & Middle School Course of Study for the addition of various courses.




17.b. Approve New Logo to Represent Newport-Mesa Unified School District. It is recommended that the Board review logo designs and select a new logo to represent Newport-Mesa Unified School District.


17.c. Approve 2017-18 PreK-12 District Priorities. The Board met to review the 2017-18 PreK-12 Board's District Priorities, evaluate the progress made towards those priorities, and determine the revisions needed as the district moves into 2017-18. The document presented for approval reflects the Board's direction for 2017-18. 


Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting.


May 9, 2017 Full Board Meeting Agenda



General Board Meeting Overview


Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.


Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.


Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.



Dr. Fred Navarro, Superintendent


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Newport Harbor High School Vision Statement
Founded in 1930, Newport Harbor High School uses shared decision-making to create a dynamic and challenging school environment.

Newport Harbor High School Mission Statement
By challenging students to reach their academic and personal potential, we believe we can help all students become productive and successful members of our global society.

The mission of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, in partnership with the Costa Mesa - Newport Beach communities, is to graduate students who have acquired the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to achieve significant career, educational, civic, and personal goals, which will enrich our society.

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent.  Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so.  Compliance Officer Contact Information: Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041