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Please check in to Beek Hall 161


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The 48th Annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Dinner-Orange County Chapter.

Football Hall of Fame Dinner


At The 48th Annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Dinner  two of our student-athletes and our beloved coach of 32 years, Jeff Brinkley, were honored. 


This year, all senior student-athletes who were honored had to earn at least a 3.5 scholastic average or greater during seven high school semesters, earn first team all-league honors, and/or recognition by sports writers covering high school football in Orange County. 


Further, Coach Brinkley was honored for his dedication and passion with student-athletes, football, and preparing young adults for life-32 years at Newport Harbor High School and 7 at Norwalk High School as head football coach and teacher. 


Please help me congratulate Jake Bashore, Coach Brinkley, and Spencer Blake. 



IB Diploma Online Application

Sophomores interested in applying for the IB Diploma Program, please complete the online application by Friday, March 16th.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Di Giorgio in room 253. Serious applicants only please!



Shows are March 21-24th at 7 p.m. in the Robert Went Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and children and $15 for adults. Tickets are available at the ASB office and at the door. For more information call (949) 515-6368





Starting on March 21, 2018 the HOPE Clinic will be open until 5 pm on select Wednesdays of the month.


Please see the attached flyers for more details and a list of services.


Please contact the HOPE Clinic for more information at 949-515-6725.


Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) announces the 2018 Classified Employee of the Year awards program winners. The winners will proceed for consideration in the Orange County Classified Employees of the Year Program.


The Classified Employee of the Year awards program recognizes employees that go above and beyond the expectations of their job duties to provide exemplary service to students, families, and colleagues.


The 2018 Classified Employee of the Year winners are:

  • Daniela Logan, Office and Technical
  • Francine Harms, Transportation
  • Maria Gomez, Para Educator
  • Patricia Sanchez, Child Nutrition


Daniela Logan

Daniela Logan
Daniela Logan - Center

Daniela Logan serves as an accounting assistant III and has worked for NMUSD for more than 20 years and is the employee of the year in the category of Office and Technical. Daniela is a talented and dedicated employee whose customer service focus builds strong relationships with various departments and school employees across the district. Her positive attitude and ability to truly connect with people of varying personalities, needs, and budget knowledge make her an invaluable resource to the fiscal team and district as a whole.


Daniela is critical in assisting the management of programs that directly impact students such as early childhood education, after school enrichment programs, and the preschool programs. She also developed and implemented a budget training program for the school sites and departments that she supports. This gives those departments a greater understanding of the budget process. Living in Long Beach, Daniela also serves students in that area too. She is a member of the Assistance League of Long Beach Mentoring Program. In this program she serves local high school students and connects them with internship opportunities, raises funds for college scholarships, organizes career oriented workshops, and hosts cultural activities. She is dedicated to ensuring that all students know that anything is possible.



Francine Harms

Francine Harms
Francine Harms - Third from left

Selected as employee of the year in the category of Transportation, Francine Harms has worked with the district for more than 10 years in the transportation department. She started as a trainee bus driver and has worked her way up through the ranks and is now a bus cover driver managing 58 bus routes. Her ability to manage bus routes, placement of students, particularly those with special needs, mentoring drivers, maintaining records, and general office management makes her a perfect fit in the transportation department.


Francine’s charismatic personality builds camaraderie, support, and success. She regularly mentors, trains new drivers, and provides ongoing support and recommendations to experienced drivers. She comes to know drivers so well that she can actually tailor bus routes to match drivers to students that they can best connect with. Francine also has participated in the Bus In The Classroom program which teaches students with special needs life-long skills in independent mobility. She is a positive change-agent, kind hearted, and a collaborative problem solver. Francine works to build great morale amongst those around her in the workplace in many ways. Her random notes of kindness to drivers and positive inspirational quotes around the office make a deeply positive impact.


Maria Gomez

Maria Gomez
Maria Gomez - Center

Maria Gomez has worked as a special education instructional assistant at Killybrooke Elementary for 12 years, and was selected as employee of the year in the category of Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance. She is extremely creative, animated, and models good behavior for her students. Maria takes the time to get to know her students personalities, abilities, and preferences and then uses that to encourage success. She goes above and beyond what’s expected in order to help students unlock their passion and meet their full potential.


Maria believes in helping students become more involved, build friendships, and helping general education students become more accepting of all students. One year at a talent show, Maria had a student that loved dancing so she worked with that student to choreograph a routine along with backup dancers. She took the extra time and effort to make sure the students were prepared and comfortable. This is an example of how Maria’s passion and care, benefits more than just the students that she works with directly. Due to her years of experience Maria also is able to offer tips and ideas to colleagues on how to encourage students.



Patricia Sanchez

Patricia Sanchez
Patricia Sanchez - Second from the right

Patricia Sanchez has worked for NMUSD for more than 25 years. She currently works at TeWinkle Intermediate School where she has served for the past 10 years. As employee of the year in the Child Nutrition category, Patricia has served in a variety of roles in school kitchens. She displays this invaluable experience each day as she assists in the preparation of more than 700 meals at her site.


Patricia has a genuine care for each student and impacts their lives in a positive way each school day. She regularly encourages students to eat healthy and trade cookies and chips for fruits and vegetables. She takes time to get to know students’ favorite meals so that when they are honored with an exemplary behavior award she is sure to reward those students with their favorite foods. She is extremely flexible and cooperative in the kitchen and steps into the leadership role easily when her supervisor is absent. Patricia is able to lead and direct the work of her colleagues in a respectful and collaborative manner. She consistently exudes happiness and helpfulness in ensuring that the school lunch program is a healthy, positive place for staff and students.


The Classified Employees of the Year will be recognized at a future NMUSD board meeting and will be considered countywide for the Orange County Classified School Employee of the Year.


In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of some items on the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board Meeting.


The NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click the following link to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.


Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:


Study Session

2.a Estancia High School Theater Architect Selection Process and HVAC Projects Update


13.a. Report on Technology and Innovation in PreK-12 Classrooms



16.a.10. & a.11. Approve Authorization to Advertise and Award Bids for HVAC Project at College Park, Davis, Pomona, Kaiser and Woodland Elementary Schools


16.a.12.& a.13. Approve Authorization for to Advertise and Award Bid for Fencing Project at Mariners, Newport Heights, and Wilson Elementary Schools

16.b.1. Approve 2017 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Award

16.c.1. Receive Newport-Mesa Unified School District Calendar of School Activities for 2019/20

16.d.4. Approve Letter of Agreement between Newport-Mesa Unified School District/Hope Clinic and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

16.d.5. Approve Contract with Challenge Success to Provide Professional Development to NMUSD High Schools



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.

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

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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