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Good afternoon staff,

 

The NMUSD Board of Education at its February 28,2017 meeting called for the equalization of trustee area boundaries by population, and initiated the change to voting by trustee area elections, commencing with the November 2018 Board of Education elections.

 

As part of the adjustment of trustee area boundaries, the District will conduct two initial public hearings to review trustee area boundaries and receive public input.

 

Please read the attached press release for public hearing dates and more information.

 

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - English

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - Spanish

 

Thank you,

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/16/17

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The California Department of Education has designed a new accountability system that gives a more robust view into the performance of schools. The Dashboard gives a more complete picture of how schools are serving our diverse student population.

 

Please click here to learn more about the Dashboard.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/15/17

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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:

 

Recognition:

10.a. 2017 Harbor Council PTA Reflections Program - 4th District Award Recipients. The program is an art recognition program that has been sponsored by the National PTA since 1969. It honors students for their achievements in six categories: literature, film/video, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and musical composition.

 

Report:

13.a. Report on the Chromebook Initiative. Staff will provide an overview of the district’s Chromebook implementation plan.

 

Public Hearing:

17.a. Public Hearing of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018.  There is currently a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NMUSD and CSEA in place until June 30, 2019. The District has received CSEA's initial proposal regarding negotiations commencing 2017-2018.

 

17.b. Public Hearing of the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. The "sunshining" of this proposal has no direct fiscal implications. As a result of negotiations between NMUSD and CSEA, there will be a determined fiscal impact.

 

Discussion/Action:

18.a. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Boys and Girls Club Central Orange Coast to Provide Enrichment Programs for the Project Success After School Program at Rea and Pomona Elementary Schools for the 2016-2017 School Year. The Boys & Girls Club would provide the enrichment while the Project Success staff would provide the academic and recreation portions.

 

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

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro

Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/14/17

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California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) could put money back into your pocket if you qualify. Please visit CalEITC4Me.org for more information.

 

California Earned Income Tax Credit Eligability Flow Chart
 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/7/17

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/28/17

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Through an abundance of caution, we have been preparing for today’s weather.  All schools are prepared to shelter in place if necessary due to the severity of the storm.  At this time all buses are scheduled to run normally.  If the bus schedule changes, we will update you.  Please know school staff will remain with students and keep them dry and safe until the storm subsides and busses can safely transport students or they can be picked up.  Parents are welcome to pick up their students early today however we ask that anyone traveling in the rain exercise caution.  We would like to remind you that all schools have safety plans and emergency procedures that are in place and are regularly practiced.  We would like to remind you that school staff will keep your students safe until they can be released. Please exercise caution if you are driving in the rain today

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/17/17

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Weather Update #2

 

In an abundance of caution, the district office activated our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 10:55 AM today so that we could closely monitor the storm as it developed throughout the day and provide necessary resources and communication to our school sites. We would like to thank all of our staff, students, parents, and community for your cooperation today and attention to safety.  We expect to deactivate our EOC by 9:00 P.M. this evening. All of our students have been safely dismissed from school with the exception of those students involved in afterschool activities. Over the break our staff will be working hard to ensure that any damage caused by the rain and high winds is repaired before our students return to class on Monday, February 27, 2017. Again we sincerely thank you for your cooperation.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/17/17

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Vaccines will be provided at the HOPE Clinic located and are available at no cost for non-pregnant individuals 4 years and older. Vaccines will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and will be given until posted time or until supplies run out.

Please wear short sleeves or sleeveless top.  

 

Vaccine are provided at No Cost!

 

Hope Clinic

2045 Meyer Place Building C

Costa Mesa, CA 92627.

 

Please see the attached flyer for more details and information.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/30/17

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Parent School Choice Transfers
2017-2018 School Year

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.  Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2017-2018 school year begins January 17, 2017 at 9:00 am. and closes on March 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers .  A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2017. 

 

 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
Peticiones de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela

Año Escolar 2017-2018

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa permite la Petición de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela dentro del Distrito a estudiantes residentes del Distrito. Dependiendo de la disponibilidad, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el Distrito podrá solicitar una escuela de transferencia para su hijo(a). El periodo de aplicación para la Petición de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela para el año escolar 2017-2018 comenzará el 15 de enero, 2017 a las 9:00am y terminará el 15 de marzo, 2017 a las 11:59pm. Se podrá llenar la aplicación de petición de transferencia solo por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers.  Se llevará a cabo una lotería para clasificar las aplicaciones en orden de prioridad. Los padres serán notificados acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo, 2017.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/17/17

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Newport-Mesa Employee “Super-Star” Awards

“Reaching for the Stars”

 

Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…

This is what excellence is all about.

It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying

attention to the smallest detail, going the extra mile.

Excellence means caring – it’s making a special effort to do more.

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted
for Employee Superstars.

Nominations need to be received

by Friday, December 9, 2016 to be considered.

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and complete the Online Nomination Form at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

Your nomination can be made public

or you can also submit it anonymously. All nominations are

then forwarded to the Superstar Awards Selection

Committee. The committee selects nominees twice a

year to be recognized at Board meetings. Recipients honored

at the Board level receive a pin, certificate and a personally

engraved star.

 

A good tip – To make your nomination stand out above the rest, be specific about the individual’s unique and compelling contribution(s).

 

The online nomination form is available at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

 

Questions about the Superstar Program?
Contact V-Esther Caldwell in Classified

Personnel at vcaldwell@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/15/16

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Click here for the quarterly publication of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Community Newsletter!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/7/16

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The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance at Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD). The District has plans and processes in place to respond to unfortunate and unplanned events and to communicate accurate and timely information with you.
 

All NMUSD schools have safety plans, which outline emergency procedures for natural and man-made disasters. Safety plans are regularly reviewed and updated in collaboration with emergency responders and local law enforcement, including school resource officers. School resource officers are local law enforcement officers from the City of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police departments, who are on many of our school campuses to provide security and crime prevention services.
 

Schools regularly participate in safety drills, threat assessment, and emergency response trainings with students, local law enforcement and first responders. Safety drills prepare staff and students for a variety of potential situations. Some examples include earthquakes, fire and intruder/active shooter.
 

The safety drills include procedures for a lock down, shelter in place, drop/cover/hold, run, hide, act, and evacuation. Every school and District facility also has emergency supplies in multiple locations and various individuals responsible for ensuring that there are adequate and properly maintained supplies and equipment.

Examples of some of the essential items include:

  • First aid

  • Food and water

  • Flashlights, radio and batteries

  • Portable toilets

  • Blankets

For large scale events involving multiple schools or regional incidents, the District collaborates beyond local governments, law enforcement, first responders, and utilities. NMUSD follows California’s Standardized Emergency Management System and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System. These systems include emergency management collaboration among county, state and federal agencies, and community organizations on a cohesive approach to emergency response.

 

Every situation is unique and may include distinctive response approaches and communication methods. Parents may expect communication via email, phone call, news postings on the District and school websites, social media postings, and mobile app alerts. The District also works closely with local media to disseminate information to keep parents and the community informed as best as possible, always keeping in mind that the safety of students and staff is the priority.

 

It is common knowledge that viral information disseminates quickly. One inaccurate text or social media post can trigger a full speed rumor mill and create unnecessary panic. The District has a responsibility to provide accurate and timely information and will do its best not to perpetuate misinformation. This is especially important during an emergency when the situation (and subsequent information) can change rapidly.

 

Depending on the emergency, the first communication that parents and community members can expect to receive is the basics. If these questions can be answered, communication may include: what happened, when it happened, what the district is doing about it and how to stay informed. Updates may include information regarding changes in dismissal times or transportation, the location of the parent re-unification area, incident updates, and other important information.

 

Tips for parents:

  • Do not go to the school or call the school during an emergency. School administration

    will be focused on keeping students and staff as safe as possible. In some instances, additional presence on campus also may impact law enforcement’s investigations and searches.

  • Contact your school and ask their staff to familiarize you with your school’s comprehensive school safety plan.

  • At the conclusion of an emergency, be sure to bring your identification to the re-unification area in order for your student to be released to you.

  • Be active in your child’s education: ask questions, get involved- join the PTA, school foundations, parent advisory councils, etc.

  • Stay connected - provide current contact information to your child’s school, check district and school website news feed, follow district and school social media accounts, and download the district mobile application.

Tips for students:

  • Take emergency drills seriously.

  • Follow teacher and site administrator instructions.

  • See something, say something. This is the best deterrent to potentially harmful

    situations.

For more information or questions regarding school emergency response, please contact your child’s school.

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/28/16

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Stay Connected with Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

Scan the QR code or visit the Apple or Google Play store to download our mobile app!

 

Follow Newport-Mesa on Social Media!

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/26/16

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The Elementary Math Pilot Steering Committee met in early October with each publisher to gain a deeper understanding of each program before making a collective decision on the programs that will be piloted in the coming months. The committee selected the following programs to pilot:

 

K-5 Pilot Programs:

  • Bridges in Mathematics by The Math Learning Center
  • Go Math by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  

6th Grade Pilot Programs:

  • Eureka Math by Great Minds
  • Digits by Pearson

Please click here for additional information and to stay updated on the progress of the elementary math pilot program. 

 

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El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa está en el proceso de evaluación de currículo de matemáticas para la primaria y estará comenzando programas de matemáticas viables, alineados con las directrices de la Junta Estatal de Educación para libros de texto y materiales de instrucción viables. El Comité Directivo de Matemáticas para la Primaria se reunió a principios de octubre con cada editor para obtener una comprensión más profunda de cada programa antes de tomar una decisión colectiva sobre los programas que serán piloteados en los próximos meses. El Comité seleccionó los siguientes programas viables:

 

Programas Viables K-5:

  • Bridges in Mathematics por el Centro de Aprendizaje de Matemáticas (Math Learning Center)
  • Go Math por Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  

Programas Viables 6to Grado:

  • Eureka Math por Great Minds
  • Digits por Pearson

Por favor pulse aquí para obtener más información y estar actualizado(a) sobre los avances del programa viable de matemáticas para la primaria.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/20/16

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NMUSD is pleased to announce the launch of its district-wide school mobile application. This application is free and provides mobile access to news, school notifications, school calendars, food service, student information (with secure login), and other resources that can be helpful to you, specific to your student’s school. The application is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.  

 

If you are a parent, you should have received an email with your login ID, temporary password, and instructions on how to download the application. If you have not received this email you should log in to your parent account or visit your student’s school to update your information. For instructions on how to log in to your parent account or for more information, please visit nmusd.us/mobileapp.

 

If you are not a parent, but would like to stay informed, we also encourage you to download the application and get up to date news and updates about our schools.

 

We are excited to stay in communication and encourage you to download the app today!

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your students school(s) or the district at feedback@nmusd.us 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/18/16

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District in partnership with the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments would like to provide you with the important attached announcements regarding Halloween safety.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/6/16

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

THE NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE 60119 AND 60422 – SUFFICIENCY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016 AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT EDUCATION CENTER BOARDROOM, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

VANESSA GALEY

DIRECTOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

 

AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA

 

EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNIFICADO NEWPORT-MESA TENDRÁ UNA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA EN CONCORDANCIA CON EL CÓDIGO DE EDUCACIÓN 60119 Y 60422 – SUFICIENCIA DE MATERIALES DE INSTRUCCIÓN ALINEADOS A LAS NORMAS ACADÉMICAS PARA EL AÑO ESCOLAR 2016-2017.

LA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA SE LLEVARÁ A CABO EN CONJUNCIÓN CON LA JUNTA REGULAR PROGRAMADA PARA EL MARTES, 11 DE OCTUBRE DE 2016, A LAS 6:00 P.M. APROXIMADAMENTE, EN LA SALA DE JUNTAS DE LA MESA DIRECTIVA DEL CENTRO DE EDUCACIÓN DEL DISTRITO, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

 

PARA INFORMACIÓN, POR FAVOR COMUNÍQUESE CON:

VANESSA GALEY

DIRECTOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/20/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/13/16

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87th season of NHHS football kicks off.

Sailors win opening game dominating! 

Read the Daily Pilot Article 

 

 #sailorpride

 

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Posted by: Sean Boulton
Published: 9/2/16

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Please click here to read Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Community Newsletter.

 

 

 

 

Stay connected with NMUSD and click here to register for district news via Constant Contact

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/25/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/24/16

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.

 

Meal applications will be sent to all households with a letter informing parents or guardians of the availability of free and reduced-price meals. To apply, complete one application for all children in the household and submit to the school for processing. Additional copies are available at the school office or you may apply online at http://nmusd.heartlandapps.com.   Households may submit an application at any time during the school year. Information provided on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school officials.

 

Children are eligible for free or reduced-price meals if their household income is less than or equal to the Income Eligibility Guidelines identified below, which will be used to determine eligibility for meal benefits. These guidelines are effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

 

NMUSD will notify the household of their children’s eligibility for free meals if any household member receives CalFresh, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), or Food Distribution Program Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits. Households will also be notified of any child’s eligibility for free meals if the individual child is categorized as foster, homeless, migrant, runaway, enrolled in an eligible Head Start, or enrolled in an eligible pre-kindergarten class.

 

 

An Application is not required if a household receives the eligibility notice from school officials. Households should contact the school immediately regarding any child in the household not included on the eligibility notice. The household must notify school officials if they choose to decline meal benefits.

 

Households that did not receive the eligibility notice from school officials and would like to apply for meal benefits must submit a complete free and reduced-price application for Newport-Mesa Unified School District to determine a child’s eligibility.

 

Households receiving CalFresh, CalWORKs, or FDPIR benefits must include the following on their meal application:

  1. Names of all enrolled children
  2. One case number from any household member
  3. Signature of an adult household member

 

Households with foster, homeless, migrant, or runaway children must include: 

  1. Names of all enrolled children
  2. Indication of individual child’s categorical eligibility status
  3. Signature of an adult household member

 

Households who may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income must include:

  1. Names of all household members (children and adults)
  2. Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member
  3. The last 4 digits of the Social Security number (SSN) of the adult household member who signs the application or check the box if the adult does not have a SSN
  4. Signature of an adult household member

 

Foster children are eligible for free meals and may be included as a household member of a foster family if the foster family chooses to also apply for the non-foster children. Including foster children as a household member may help the non-foster children in the household qualify for free or reduced-price meal benefits. If the foster family is not eligible for meal benefits, this does not prevent foster children from receiving free meal benefits.

 

Children in households participating in Women, Infants and Children (WIC) may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Contact school officials for further information or complete an application for processing.

 

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size changes, the family should contact the school. Such changes may make the household eligible for free or reduced-price meals if the household income falls at or below the levels shown above.

 

For up to 30 operating days into the new school year, eligibility from the previous school year will continue within the same school/agency. When the carry-over period ends, unless the household is notified that their children are directly certified or the household submits an application that is approved, the children must pay full price for school meals and the school will not send a reminder or a notice of expired eligibility.

 

 

 

Free

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch, Breakfast, and Milk

Reduced-Price

Eligibility Scale for

Lunch and Breakfast

Household size

Year

Month

Twice Per Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

Year

Month

Twice

Per

Month

Every Two Weeks

Week

1

$ 15,444

$ 1,287

$   644

$  594

$  297

$ 21,978

$ 1,832

$   916

$   846

$  423

2

20,826

1,736

868

801

401

29,637

2,470

1,235

1,140

570

3

26,208

2,184

1,092

1,008

504

37,296

3,108

1,554

1,435

718

4

31,590

2,633

1,317

1,215

608

44,955

3,747

1,874

1,730

865

5

36,972

3,081

1,541

1,422

711

52,614

4,385

2,193

2,024

1,012

6

42,354

3,530

1,765

1,629

815

60,273

5,023

2,512

2,319

1,160

7

47,749

3,980

1,990

1,837

919

67,951

5,663

2,832

2,614

1,307

8

53,157

4,430

2,215

2,045

1,023

75,647

6,304

3,152

2,910

1,455

For each additional family member, add:

 

$  5,408

$    451

$   226

$   208

$    104

$  7,696

$    642

$    321

$   296

$   148

 

 

 

Under the provisions of NMUSD Free and Reduced-Price Meal Policy Statement, the designated determining official(s) will review meal Applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the eligibility determination may discuss the decision with the determining official on an informal basis. Parents or guardians may also make a formal request for an appeal hearing of the decision and may do so orally or in writing with Todd Hatfield. Contact the hearing official at 714-424-5090 for information regarding the hearing procedures.

 

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture  

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

       

  1. Fax: (202) 690-7442 
  2. Email: program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/21/16

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) is pleased to announce that Mr. Russell Lee-Sung has been appointed acting associate superintendent and chief academic officer, effective immediately. A recommendation to appoint Mr. Lee-Sung as the permanent associate superintendent and chief academic officer position will be brought to the Board of Education at the August 23 Board Meeting.

 

Mr. Lee-Sung has more than 30 years of service as an educator and administrator, most recently serving as the associate superintendent, chief human resources officer, responsible for directing all human resource functions for certificated and classified employees at N-MUSD. He has previously served as a teacher, department chair, high school principal, assistant principal of business, activities, and curriculum and instruction, and district administrator in four diverse school districts. 

 

“His history of working in diverse educational settings and his leadership in human resources and business, position Russell exceptionally well for this role,” said, Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “I am confident that he will continue to bring meaningful insight and leadership to our district in this new capacity,” he said.

 

As high school principal in the Alhambra and Walnut Valley Unified School District’s, Mr. Lee-Sung’s schools earned two California Title 1 Academic Achievement Awards, a California Distinguished School Award and Exemplary Career Technical Education Award. He is known for being an exceptional communicator, collaborator, innovator and problem solver. These are the same characteristics and skills we are committed to developing in all N-MUSD students.  Mr. Lee-Sung also was successful in closing the achievement gap and removing obstacles that increased access to rigorous academic programs, such as advanced placement and international baccalaureate.

 

“I am honored to carry out the Board of Education’s vision to inspire and bridge our school community to create the highest quality instruction program in order to prepare all students for college and career success,” said Mr. Russell Lee-Sung.

 

With the anticipated Board approval of Mr. Lee-Sung’s appointment, N-MUSD will begin the process to fill the assistant superintendent, chief human resources officer position.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/15/16

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Summer meals for kids and teens are being served in your community!  This is open to all children 18 and younger with no enrollment and no cost!  Two locations are open.  Please see the attached flyers for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/11/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/8/16

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) was named a District of Distinction for its Psychological Support Services programs. In addition to providing support for educationally related mental health services these programs also serve to support the social and emotional well-being of students by providing support to students struggling with homelessness, drugs, bullying and other related circumstances.

 

Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program created by District Administration Magazine to honor school districts that are leading the way in establishing initiatives that yield quantifiable benefits, and that could be replicated by other districts.

 

The focus of NMUSD’s Psychological Support Services is to provide multi-tiered systems of support and interventions in order to encourage positive mental health that in-turn leads to positive learning and behavior. A unique aspect of NMUSD’s program is that it falls under the auspices of the Student Services Department, which allows a natural connection between both general education and special education.

 

“The mental, emotional, psychological, and social well-being of our students’ is essential to learning,” said Sara Jocham, assistant superintendent of student services. “By providing dynamic psychological support services, we are fostering student’s abilities to pay attention, concentrate, focus and learn,” Jocham added.

 

Part of the success of the Psychological Support Services programs is due to the partnerships with parents, other school-based professionals, and more than 30 community partners who work collaboratively to provide a continuum of services that meet the needs of the whole child. During the 2015-16 school year, the District hosted 12 master’s level social work interns from the University of Southern California School of Social Work.

 

Additionally, the District is one of 11 school districts selected, nationwide, to participate in a Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN), focused on the  implementation of best practices, policies, and financial strategies that support access to and the expansion of high-quality and sustainable school-based mental health services.  As part of the CoIIN initiative, the District is developing a first-ever national performance framework for measuring and publicly reporting outcomes in the area of school-based mental health. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/5/16

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On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).

 

For more than five decades Newport-Mesa Unified School District has created lasting memories and nurtured the talents of its students. NMUSD is a leader in educational innovation; delivering a rigorous, broad-based curriculum through exceptional, high-quality instruction supported by a team of dedicated educators and support staff.

 

Throughout the District’s rich 50 year history, it has strived to help students find their passion, purpose, and potential, to prepare them to venture into the future in careers, college and active citizenship. Whether through academics, arts, athletics or other interests, NMUSD has opportunities to match every student's talents and interest.

 

While much has changed in education throughout NMUSD’s 50 year history, the District takes pride in continually evolving and adapting to changing educational needs. NMUSD has exceptionally bright and forward-thinking students, teachers, staff and leadership team that remain committed to ensuring that students are well-prepared for future successes.   

 

“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “We appreciate your unwavering commitment, support and partnership as we look forward to continued success,” he said.

 

Stay connected throughout the 2016/17 school year, and join NMUSD in celebrating this milestone anniversary, as the District shares some fun facts and highlights of its 50 year legacy of excellence, www.nmusd.us/anniversary.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/1/16

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Ms. Susan Astarita, the district’s senior associate superintendent and chief academic officer, has announced her retirement.

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“It has been my privilege to work in the Newport Mesa Unified School District for the last 22 years,” Said Astarita. “I’ve enjoyed the focus on teaching and learning, the collegiality and the team atmosphere. I’ve worked with the finest teachers, principals, District staff, Superintendent and Board of Education,” she added.  

 

Ms. Astarita’s 39-year career in public education began as a teacher in the Santa Ana Unified School District where she worked for 17 years, serving as a principal and District-level administrator before joining Newport Mesa Unified School District in 1994.  Most recently she served as the senior associate superintendent and chief academic officer, overseeing overall elementary and secondary education services for the district, which includes early childhood education, curriculum design and implementation, assessments, education technology, college and career education and special projects.

 

Ms. Astarita is looking forward to having time to explore her family history, participate more actively in the local Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Orange County Society of Mayflower Descendants. She enjoys golf and is looking forward to having time to practice and play on a more regular basis.

 

“I would like to congratulate Susan and wish her the best of luck in her retirement,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “She has done an exceptional job at focusing recourses and aligning the Education Services Division to better meet the needs of our students and support to our school sites. I truly value and admire her great work and leadership, and will miss her tremendously,” Navarro added.

 

Ms. Astarita’s last day is June 30, 2016. Within the next few weeks an interim senior associate superintendent and chief academic officer will be assigned. The District anticipates filling the vacancy prior to the start of the 2016/17 school year.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/27/16

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Below please find a link to photos from the 2016 Newport-Mesa Unified School District high school graduations and middle school promotions.

 

https://nmusd.smugmug.com/organize/Graduations-/2016-Graduations-and-Promotion

 

The District is happy to provide these photos, which are free to download. Please note that we are unable to take photos of every student, but we do our best to take as many photos as possible to capture these special moments. Enjoy and congratulations!

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/24/16

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Summer Fit Club at Dr. Riba’s Health Club

 

Fit Club se enfocado en nutrición y educación física. Este programa ayuda a los niños de 4 a 18 años aprender hábitos saludables, adquirir seguridad en si mismo(a) mientras participan en juegos divertidos.

 

Gratis programa de verano!! El espacio

es limitado, aplique hoy!

Julio 11 Agosto 18, 2016

Lunes Jueves: 1pm-3:15pm

Sitio: Pomona Elementary School

2051 Pomona Ave

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 

 

aplicación incluida con este aviso

 

Aplicaciones disponible en:

Newport-Mesa Unified School District HOPE Clinic & Health Services

2045 Meyer Place, Bldg A

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-515-6730

 

Programa Incluye:

Carreras de obstaculos

Deportes

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Proporciona habilidades a los niños para que vivan una vida saludable. Con una tasa del 80% de éxito nuestro programa ayuda a familias a volverse saludables por medio de educación nutricional y actividades físicas.

 

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Santa Ana, CA 92704

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Posted by: Shirin Nazari, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/21/16

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The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) hosted a student awards ceremony on June 7 to honor many exemplary graduating seniors on their accomplishments. More than 200 guests attended the awards ceremony at the Corona Del Mar High School Performing Arts Center.

 

Among the 1,669 seniors graduating this month, NMUSD congratulated a few stand-out students that achieved perfect scores on their ACT/SAT, those that received the Simon Scholar designation, and Seals of Excellence. 

 

“It is gratifying and awe-inspiring to watch as our students garner recognitions for distinguished achievements in excellence,” Said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro.

 

The following seniors achieved a perfect score on their SAT/ACT this year, in addition to one junior who also achieved a perfect score on their ACT.

 

Perfect score on ACT

  • Baylee Bakkila, Newport Harbor High School
  • Shane Gooding, Corona del Mar High School
  • Matthew Paragas, Corona del Mar High School
  • Abigal Peterson- Corona del Mar High School (Class of 2017)

 

Perfect score on SAT

  • Hikaru Masuda, Corona del Mar

The awards ceremony also recognized 17 students as part of the Simon Scholars Program, which enables students facing difficult life and economic circumstances to graduate from high school with enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence. Simon Scholars is a unique six-year program that begins during a student's junior year in high school and continues through four years of college. Each recipient received a $16,000 scholarship.

 

Additionally, 12 students received the Seal of Excellence which honors students who took the most rigorous academic path. These students will be honored with a special seal on their diploma, notation on their transcript and highlighted in the graduation program.

 

“Congratulations! This is sure to be one of many successful moments for you and we wish you continued success as you embark on new adventures,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “Good luck on the journey ahead and go make your mark on the world!,” he said.

 

Additional awards and recognitions included; National Merit Scholar Finalists, Dr. Norman R. Loats Scholarship, Dr. Robert Charles Francy Science Scholarship, John W. Nicoll Scholarship for Future Teachers, Norman Stillwell Award, ASCE Every Student Succeeding Award, Girls Incorporated Scholarship, Coastline ROP Awards, OCDE Academic Pentathlon, Naviance College & Career Essay contest winners, Youth & Governments Participants, Newport Beach Youth Council Government Day participants, Girl Scout Gold recognitions, and Eagle Scout recognitions.

 

Click here to view and download photos of the student awards ceremony.

 

As a whole, the 2016 graduating seniors are receiving more than $2.5 million in scholarships and grants. That money will go to good use as our graduates prepare to enter notable colleges throughout the country and abroad including; Boston University, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Michigan State, Princeton University, Stanford University, UC Berkley, UCLA, and USC to name a few. 

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/8/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/17/16

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CharacterTrait-PhotoCollage_5-10-2016.pngNewport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) recognized six high school seniors for their exceptional character leadership traits. The goal of the Character Trait Awards Program is to identify six seniors, one from each high school, who exemplify one of the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Employees from the six high schools in NMUSD nominate a student for each category and final award selections are made by a small committee led by Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. 

“We have a wealth of incredible students and it is gratifying to annually recognize a few of them,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “Getting to know students and their genuine good natured approach to life is something that I look forward to each year,” he added.

Congratulations to the following students selected as a Character Trait Award Winner:

Kaitlynn Kistler, Early College High School – Trustworthiness

Selected for the Character Trait Award of Trustworthiness, Kaitlynn is a dedicated, thoughtful, and hardworking student. She is a member of the National Honors Society and dedicates her time to assist struggling classmates and goes above and beyond to offer her support.

 

Ryan Kassel, Corona del Mar High School – Respect
Selected for Character Trait Award for Respect, Ryan is unfailingly courteous, kind and respectful to his peers, teachers, and coaches. He is captain of the Varsity Cross Country team and participates as an intern in the Biorobotics Lab at UC Irvine. 

 

Menzin Echols, Back Bay High School – Responsibility
Selected for the Character Trait Award for responsibility, Menzin has maintained excellent attendance, stellar grades, and earned the respect and friendship of his peers as well as the Back Bay faculty and staff.

 

Clarissa Barragan, Estancia High School – Fairness
Selected for the Character Trait Award for fairness, Clarissa is good-natured, open minded and patient. She is respectful toward peers and staff and carefully listens to other’s viewpoints to ensure fairness among peers.

 

Peyton Espley-Jones, Newport Harbor High School – Caring
Selected for the Character Trait Award for Caring, Peyton regularly displays a caring, positive, optimistic approach to things. She is personable, compassionate, and driven to succeed. She is president of a student body of more than 2,500 students and consistently spends time and energy to improve the lives of others through her genuine caring nature.

 

Nora Vartanian, Costa Mesa High School – Citizenship

Selected for the Character Trait Award of Citizenship, Nora maintains a 4.3 GPA, while balancing her academic activities and activities outside of school. She is a member of the Madrigal Choir and the varsity cheer team. She advocates for the needs of herself and others and is active in her church and numerous community service activities.

 

The selected high school seniors reflect strong leadership traits and a culture of kindness, which is important in a school learning environment. Award winners are honored with a six foot banner with their photo, character trait, and school that they represent prominently displayed in the district lobby for one year. Students also will be recognized at a special student recognition ceremony on June 14, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. in the District Boardroom

 

Congratulations to these exceptional students and good luck in your future endeavors.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/13/16

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is joining the Orange County Department of Education’s One Billion Acts of Kindness initiative, which launched this month and will continue until reaching one billion acts of kindness in Orange County.
 

As the name of the campaign suggests, the goal is to register one billion good deeds throughout Orange County, in an effort to promote civility, character and positive school climates in Orange County — and hopefully beyond.
 

“This is a wonderful initiative that we wholeheartedly support,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “As educators it is important to look beyond just academics and foster positive school climates to nurture students’ emotional and social well-being,” he said.
 

All kind acts count toward the goal of one billion, regardless of where they occur. Be sure to record the acts by posting to social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) using the hashtag #kindness1billion, or by visiting the website www.kindness1billion.org and clicking on the designated button. There also is an option for schools and community organizations to submit multiple acts at once.
 

An act of kindness can be as simple as welcoming a new student to school, picking up a discarded cup along the sidewalk or writing a kind note to a friend or family member. It could be more involved, such as visiting a home for senior citizens, joining a beach clean-up or volunteering at a local animal shelter. Either way, it is about doing something kind with no expectation of reciprocity.
 

Please join us in spreading kindness and together we can reach One Billion Acts of Kindness. For more information, please visit www.kindness1billion.org.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/12/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/26/16

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District received a request to name the Costa Mesa High School (CMHS) athletic field the "Edgar C. Baume Field" or "Ed Baume Field" in honor of Mr. Edgar Baume, who was an active supporter of CMHS football and baseball.

 

Please click here for more information and to take a brief survey regarding this naming request. The survey will be available for public input until May 11, 2016.

 

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/25/16

Audience: Homepage

Dear NMUSD Parent, Guardian, or Community Member:

Starting in the 2013-2014 school year, the state of California created a new model for school district funding and accountability.  As a result, each district develops an annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans.  The plan describes the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.  The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.
 

We would like to invite you to provide your feedback on the 2015-2016 LCAP Actions and Services through a short online survey. 

You may also review all of the district’s LCAP documents on our dedicated webpage at http://web.nmusd.us/lcap
 

If you have questions or would like to provide additional input, please send an email to lcap@nmusd.us

Thank you.


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Estimado padre, tutor, o miembro de la Comunidad de NMUSD:

 

A partir del año escolar 2013-2014, el estado de California ha creado un nuevo modelo de financiación de distrito escolar y la rendición de cuentas. Como resultado, cada distrito desarrolla un Plan de Rendición de Cuentas y Control Local (LCAP por sus siglas en ingles). Cada distrito escolar debe involucrar a los padres, educadores, empleados y la comunidad para establecer estos planes. El plan describe la visión general del distrito escolar para los estudiantes, las metas anuales y las acciones específicas del distrito tomará para alcanzar la visión y los objetivos. El LCAP debe centrarse en ocho áreas identificadas como prioridades del estado. Los planes también mostrarán la manera como se usará el presupuesto del distrito para ayudar a lograr las metas y cada año se evaluará si las estrategias del plan han mejorado los resultados

 

Nos gustaría invitarlos a que aporten sus comentarios sobre las acciones 2015-2016 LCAP y servicios a través de una breve encuesta en línea.

También puede revisar todos los documentos LCAP del distrito en nuestra página de internet, http://web.nmusd.us/lcap

Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea proporcionar información adicional, envíe un correo electrónico a lcap@nmusd.us.

Gracias.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/21/16

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The Newport - Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) Board of Education recognized the 2016 Classified Employee of the Year winners at the April 12, 2016 Board meeting. 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.

 

Classified employees are nominated by principals and district directors in the following six categories; Child Nutrition, Maintenance and Operations, Office and Technical, Instructional Assistant, Support Services and Security, and Transportation. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Current, permanent employee
  • Rank and file employee, not management or supervisory position
  • Minimum of five years of service in nomination category.

NMUSD congratulates the following 2016 Classified Employees of the Years:

 

Laura Chirinos, Child Nutrition

Ms. Laura Chirinos has worked for the NMUSD for nearly 20 years and has served as a Nutrition Services Specialist III at Estancia High School for the past nine years. She is responsible for planning and coordinating the production of more than 1,000 meals daily.

 

Ms. Chirinos is a fast learner, quickly promoted because of her ability to assimilate the wisdom gained from working at multiple schools throughout the district.  She has incorporated this broad knowledge to satisfy the unique dietary needs of students and build strong relationships with her co-workers who often seek her guidance and advice. She has created a positive and welcoming atmosphere for students and a fun and a collaborative work environment for her colleagues and encourages the staff to further their education and work experiences so they too can be promoted.

 

Jean Paul Vigneault, Maintenance, Operations and Facilities

Newport-Mesa’s Classified Employee of the Year from the Maintenance, Operations and Facilities team, Mr. Jean Paul Vigneault, has consistently proven himself to be an exceptional employee who regularly goes above and beyond to ensure the safety and security of staff, students and the public. With his extensive knowledge of custodial operations and standards, he has established himself as an invaluable asset, able to fill in for virtually all custodial positions throughout the district. In addition, he is always willing to assist anyone who asks, is known for doing the right thing no matter the circumstance, and is widely admired throughout the school community for his foresight and compassion.

 

Wayne Wescott, Office and Technical

Highly regarded for his tenacity, self-motivation and exceptional customer service, Office and Technical Support Technician Mr. Wayne Wescott, has impressively advanced his position within the District throughout his twenty-one years of employment. 

 

Collaboratively leading a team of technicians, he has helped package and deploy hundreds of business and instructional applications to thousands of computers throughout more than thirty schools and multiple district offices. His distinguished work on automated software deployment of the latest instructional and business applications have proven crucial to the success of District-wide operations and positively impacted both employees and students. Consistently updating his skills and knowledge, he regularly leads training sessions for information technology staff and has proven to be of immeasurable value to the schools and the overall District.

 

Jesse Murray, Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance

Mr. Jesse Murray, a special education instructional assistant at Corona del Mar High School, is an exceptional employee who provides consistent encouragement and motivational support for both students and staff. He frequently chaperones student outings and actively participates in school fundraisers, events and rallies. He has become a household name within the Corona del Mar school community. 

 

Known by many families as a mentor and friend to special needs students, he is able to manage and inspire with a sense of accountability and empathy. In addition, this consummate professional is the aide everyone desires to have in their classroom because of his vital data collection abilities, flexibility and reliability, as well as his dedication to and affinity with students. Mr. Murray is the quintessential role model for what an effective student-focused leader should be.

 

Vicki Martini, Support Services and Security

With an outstanding reputation and greatly respected in her field, Vicki Martini has had an immense impact in the community during her twenty-four years with the district.

 

She is a strong supporter of youth organizations and a volunteer for numerous events and fundraisers. Ms. Martini also has been masterful at building collaborative relationships throughout the district as well as the community at-large. She has established work training programs and facilitates student job placement at local businesses, nurtured beneficial relationships with multiple county and state agencies and attends local Better Business Bureau and Chamber of Commerce functions to promote, support, and build partnerships for District programs. This vast network of resources has been assembled all in the service of students, culminating in far-reaching results that ultimately empower students to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living and integration into all aspects of society.

 

Lucky Nguyen, Transportation

Newport-Mesa’s Classified Employee of the Year from the Transportation category, Lucky Nguyen, is known for his commitment to his job and the students with whom he interacts daily. His attentive, friendly, and approachable demeanor is instrumental in providing excellent service. He recognizes when students are struggling and is more than willing to proactively provide extra care when needed. 

 

The ultimate team player, he consistently volunteers wherever and whenever a need arises, including at the School Bus Roadeo Competitions, and is regularly sought out by his fellow drivers for his friendly and effectual advice. He has not missed a day of work in more than five years, exemplifying his remarkable dedication to his job, as well as to all with whom he interacts. This is part of the reason NMUSD consistently receive compliments on his exceptional service.

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/13/16

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Newport - Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) has been recognized as a Constant Contact "power user." This recognition underscores the value that NMUSD places on communication with parents, students, staff, and the community. We are honored to receive this news and we would like to thank YOU, this is a shared moment of success!
 

This annual designation as an “all-star” is given to only ten percent of the more than 500,000 small businesses and organizations using Constant Contact. The All-Stars are selected by Constant Contact and recognized for their effectiveness in building better relationships and successfully using marketing tools to communicate with stakeholders.

 

Be sure to stay connected with NMUSD and please sign-up to receive district news at http://bit.ly/1MEoGtj, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/31/16

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD), like many school districts has been impacted by the mobile application, Ogle. Ogle allows users to submit photos, make comments and post information without censorship and in total anonymity. Earlier this month two NMUSD schools were made aware of school threats made via the Ogle application. Today, as a result of the strong partnership and collaboration with NMUSD, the Costa Mesa Police Department identified the individual involved with the threat.

 

The threat, posted on the social media application earlier this month, resulted in proactive safety measures immediately implemented by Costa Mesa High School staff, district personnel and law enforcement. No evidence has been discovered that would suggest there was an imminent threat to the students or staff. The Costa Mesa Police Department’s investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Nicole Brown at
(714) 754-4873.

 

“We are extremely proud of our staff and local law enforcement placing a high priority on student safety,” said NMUSD Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro.

 

NMUSD does not believe that there is a practical use for the Ogle app and that it is largely being used to spread harmful, hurtful and negative messages. The District does not believe that it adds any value nor does it deliver any positive benefits for students.

 

We urge parents to carefully monitor student’s online presence and use of this app and any other social media. We respectfully ask parents strongly consider removing this app from student’s phone. NMUSD continually reviews district-owned devices to ensure that such applications are not installed.

 

We commend the dedicated efforts of our staff and the Costa Mesa Police Department and appreciate their commitment to ensuring a safe environment focused on student learning.

 

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/31/16

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We would like to make you aware of a problematic mobile application called Ogle. Ogle is designed and marketed for students to post videos and/or pictures about themselves, other students and their school campuses. The application allows users to submit photos, make comments and post without censorship and in total anonymity.

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District believes that there is no practical use for this app and that it is largely being used to spread harmful, hurtful and negative messages. We do not believe it adds any value nor does it deliver any positive benefits for our students. The schools in our district (and many others) are being affected by this application. The Ogle app, like many other social media, can become an avenue for cyber-bullying, harassment, violence and other issues.

 

We urge parents to carefully monitor student’s online presence and use of this app and any other social media. We respectfully ask that you strongly consider removing this app from your students phone. We continually review district-owned devices to ensure that such applications are not installed.

 

There are offensive, insulting and even threatening posts on the Ogle app. While we partner with local police departments to research the validity and origination of threatening claims, we urge your support in the following:

  • REPORT HARASSMENT. Report harassment to your school administrators. Administrators will follow up on any credible matters that are reported, involving student-to-student harassment. Include as much information as you can; if it’s related to Ogle (or another app or program), take screenshots of the offending material. The more information that you can provide, the better.
  • REMOVE THE OGLE APP. We strongly encourage parents to remove the app from students phone and mobile devices. The best way to be unaffected by Ogle is to be disconnected from it.
  • REPORT PROBLEMS TO THE COMPANY DIRECTLY. The app itself is supposed to have a "Report" function that allows users to report abusive activity; the company, in turn, can remove the offending user. We have no control over whether or not they’ll follow through. (If that doesn’t work, you can always call the company directly at 949-413-3280.)

We appreciate your help in partnering with us to ensure a safe environment focused on student learning.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/24/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/18/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/16/16

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Please help support Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Autism programs by purchasing an on Tuesday we wear blue t-shirt!  

 

All proceeds go to help purchase supplies and materials for our autism programs and classrooms.

 

Please click here to view and print your order form.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/8/16

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Posted by: Sean Boulton
Published: 2/25/16

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One of the primary goals of special education is to create learning environments that lead students to be as independent as possible. At Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) that extends beyond the classroom and into the bus.
N-MUSD’s Bus in the Classroom program teaches transportation independence to students with special needs. The program fosters independence, a safer school career and more productive post K-12 life for students with special needs.

 

The program includes teams of transportation professionals serving as educators in the classroom. N-MUSD transportation staff and drivers teach one-hour sessions, for four weeks in special education classes throughout the District. Students learn skills associated with waiting for the bus, boarding the bus, riding the bus and exiting the bus. Team members work closely with students on story boards, which visually guide the student through the lesson skills. In small group settings, students then practice the skills in progressively more independent exercises. A fifth session involves community-based instruction where the bus delivers the students to their bus stops to practice the skills in real-world experiences, oftentimes with the assistance of parents.

The program has proven to be effective in teaching basic safety skills, such as learning the danger zone, holding the handrail, showing their bus pass, sitting properly and asking for assistance.

 

Eventually, with continued success, it is reasonable to expect many students to transition to neighborhood bus stops with other students. The Bus in the Classroom program has been praised by special education teachers, transportation staff and parents for its success in helping students lead more productive lives. Not only do they acquire essential life skills, but their self-esteem gets a boost.

Please click here to learn more about the Bus in the Classroom program, which is featured in the latest issue of School Bus Fleet magazine. Pete Meslin, director of transportation at
N-MUSD and author of the Bus in the Classroom article featured in School Bus Fleet Magazine,
has been in the school transportation field for more than 30 years (11 years with N-MUSD). He is a highly sought after presenter at national, regional and state conferences on topics including management innovation and performance, leadership and special education transportation best practices. In fact, he assists other school districts with implementation of the Bus in the Classroom program.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/24/16

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The Newport-Mesa Unified School District invites you to the Second Annual Festival of Learning, February 25, 2016

 

What:              Second Annual Festival of Learning

Date:               February 25, 2016

Time:               5 – 7 p.m.

Location:         Estancia High School- 2323 Placentia Avenue, Costa                          Mesa, CA 92627

 

Newport-Mesa Families and community members are invited to attend the Second Annual Festival of Learning, on February 25, to learn about specialty programs offered throughout Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD).

 

The Festival of Learning will feature booths for each school zone, promoting unique program offerings, including the high school Signature Academies,  Elementary bi-literacy programs, specialty intermediate school programs that prepare students for a seamless transition to high school, hands-on art and technology demonstrations and more.

 

The event also will feature principal, teacher and student presentations and performances, online registration booths with staff to assist in the program registration process, and food available for purchase- provided by the Newport Harbor High School Culinary team.  

 

Featured at the Festival of Learning, the Signature Academies offer students a global competitiveness to better prepare them for college and career success. Students enrolled in Signature Academies receive unique curriculum options and supplemental activities that complement the core academic programs at N-MUSD.

 

Signature Academies are centered on key industry leading careers and areas of study, such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. These programs are open to all ninth grade students within the NMUSD, regardless of their zone of residence.

 

In addition to Signature Academies, N-MUSD also offers specialty elementary school programs, including a Modern Scholars Program at Adams Elementary, a Mandarin bi-literacy program at College Park Elementary and a Spanish bi-literacy program at Whittier Elementary.   

 

Applications for the programs will be accepted February 15, 2016 through April 15, 2016. Visit www.nmusd.us/signatures to learn more and to apply.

 

We hope to see you at the Second Annual Festival of Learning on February 25!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/22/16

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As you may already be aware, the California Department of Education (CDE) has been directed to disclose student records pursuant to a Court Order issued in the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association v. CDE lawsuit.

 

Our district was not involved in the lawsuit and is not the subject of any of the suit’s allegations. Nonetheless, as a part of this lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the United States District Court to release data on all students who have attended a California school since January 1, 2008. 
 

Although the court has ordered the parties to keep student record information confidential, the court also has provided an opportunity for parents, guardians, and current and former students over the age of 18, to personally object to the release of those records by the California Department of Education. Any objection must be submitted to the court no later than April 1, 2016.

 

The CDE website, http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase, provides a Notice and an Objection Form should you wish to object to the disclosure of your child’s personally identifiable information. THE OBJECTION FORM MUST BE MAILED BY APRIL 1, 2016 via U.S. Mail to:
 

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
C/o Clerk of the Court
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Room 4-200

Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: DOCUMENT FILED UNDER SEAL


If you have any questions please visit CDE’s website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase or contact CDE at (916) 319-0800.

 

 

Anuncio de Divulgación de Registros Estudiantiles

Como usted posiblemente ya sepa, al Departamento de Educación de California (CDE) se le ha instruido divulgar registros estudiantiles en conformidad a una Orden Judicial emitida en la demanda Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association v. CDE.

 

Nuestro distrito no estuvo involucrado en la demanda y no es objeto de ninguna de las acusaciones de esta. No obstante, como parte de la demanda, el CDE ha sido ordenado por el Tribunal Federal de Distrito a divulgar los datos de todos los estudiantes que han asistido a una escuela en California desde Enero 1 de 2008.

 

Aunque el tribunal le ha ordenado a las partes mantener confidenciales los registros de información de los estudiantes, el tribunal también ha proporcionado una oportunidad para que los padres, tutores, y estudiantes actuales y antiguos mayores de 18 años se opongan personalmente a la divulgación de esos registros por el Departamento de Educación de California. Cualquier objeción podrá ser presentada al tribunal a mas tardar el 1ero de Abril de 2016.

 

La pagina web del CDE, http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase, proporciona un Anuncio y un Formulario de Objeción en caso de que usted desee oponerse a la divulgación de información de identificación personal de su hijo/a. EL FORMULARIO DE OBJECIÓN DEBE SER ENVIADO POR CORREO A MAS TARDAR EL 1ero DE ABRIL DE 2016 A:

 

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller
C/o Clerk of the Court
Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Room 4-200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: DOCUMENT FILED UNDER SEAL

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor visite la pagina web del CDE en http://www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase o póngase en contacto con el CDE en el numero (916) 319-0800.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/18/16

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The Newport - Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) Board of Education recognized Teacher of the Year recipients, a National Board Certified teacher and Employee Super Star Award recipients, at the February 9, 2016 Board meeting.

 

Teachers of the Year

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The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers recognizes teachers from school sites throughout the District as Teachers of the Year. The top elementary candidate, Melissa Price, from Adams Elementary, and the top secondary candidate, Tim McFadden, from TeWinkle Intermediate, were recognized by the N-MUSD Board of Education as District Teachers of the Year. Price and McFadden will represent N-MUSD in the Orange County Department of Education Teacher of the Year competition.

 

Elementary Teacher of the Year, Ms. Melissa Price, is an autism teacher at Adams Elementary and is known for implementing creative ways to engage students. She makes substantial contributions to her school community and coaches members of her instructional team while maintaining a model academic and behavioral program in her own classroom.

 

“Melissa’s intricate behavior systems are a major component of her moderate-severe autism classroom, but never at the expense of developing each student’s ability to read, write, solve math problems, and contribute to class discourse,” said Gabe Del Real, principal at Adams Elementary. 

 

Secondary Teacher of the Year, Mr. Tim McFadden, is the music teacher at TeWinkle Intermediate School with more than one-third of students enrolled in his music classes. He is a talented teacher and musician and through his love of music, inspires students to learn not only the fundamentals of music, but develop a real love for their craft and instruments. He motivates even the most reluctant student to be successful.

 

“Tim unequivocally encompasses all of the qualities synonymous with exemplary teaching, while demonstrating unparalleled dedication, ethics and character in the performance of his daily educational responsibilities,” said Kira Hurst, principal at TeWinkle Intermediate.

 

Price and McFadden also will be recognized, along with all of the District Teacher of the Year winners, at the Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation Teacher Award Banquet on February 11.

 

Board Certified Teacher – Ms. Mary Schiesser, Adams Elementary

 

The N-MUSD Board of Education recognized the accomplishments of the most recent National Board Certified teacher in the District, Ms. Mary Schiesser, from Adams Elementary.

 

Ms. Schiesser has a gift of connecting with students, building their strengths and supporting them in areas of need. Parents and fellow teachers recognize this quality in her, yet her humble and service-oriented natures are two of her most powerful characteristics.

 

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), created in 1987, is an organization of teachers and other education stakeholders working to advance the teaching profession and to improve student learning. The National Board Certification process is rigorous, requiring a two-part assessment based on the National Board standards and reflecting various facets of teaching. The assessment includes a classroom-based portfolio and a set of exams and exercises organized around student work and standards-based teaching.

 

National Board Certification has become a symbol of commitment to excellence in teaching and the Board congratulated Ms. Schiesser on a well-deserved accomplishment.

 

Super Star Awards

 

The Super Star Award program recognizes employees who go far beyond the call of duty, doing more than expected. Recipients strive for and maintain the highest standards, paying attention to the smallest detail and going far and above they daily job duties.

N-MUSD congratulates the following Super Star Award recipients:

  • Diego Arias, Counselor, Ensign Intermediate School
  • Annette Arora, Administrative Assistant, Costa Mesa Middle/High School
  • Erin Gordon, Teacher, Special Education, Victoria Elementary School
  • Kelley Katz, Teacher, Back Bay High School
  • James May, Teacher, Corona Del Mar High School
  • Jamileth Paley, School Community Facilitator, Wilson Elementary School
  • Daniel Patterson, Assistant Principal, Corona Del Mar High School
  • Deborah Pridmore, Nutrition Services, Estancia High School
  • Merrilee Randall, Teacher, College Park Elementary School
  • Janna Reid, Nutrition Services, Newport Harbor High School
  • Cynthia Ridens, Administrative Assistant, Killybrook Elementary School
  • Jean Shanley, Teacher, Special Education, Costa Mesa High School 

Celebrating excellence is an important part of the Board of Education's recognition of the contributions made by the employees of the N-MUSD.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/10/16

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Calling all shoppers! Newport Harbor High School's ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW OPEN!

Shop for various gift cards, vacation stays, jewelry, fashion, art, camps & more.

Simply REGISTER YOUR NAME & CREDIT CARD to start bidding by clicking HERE:

Or visit https://www.biddingforgood.com/NHEF

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You'll find some awesome items for sale, and

support programs for Harbor's students at the same time!

It's an exciting and fun way to purchase cool items!

Clickon this link for the Online Auction:  https://www.biddingforgood.com/NHEF  
Click here to use on your mobile phone: https://bforg.com/NHEF

 

Forget to buy your 2nd semester English Books?

If your student forgot to purchase their English books for 2nd semester

at the on campus book sale, it's not too late! Barnes & Noble Fashion

Island store has ALL the required reading list books in stock.

Look for the NHHS Book display table in the store now. Use this promo code #11801644 when you shop (between Feb. 3-29) and Harbor will receive 15% of your purchase (some exceptions apply). This promo code works at ANY Barnes & Noble store, so please share this with friends and family nation-wide for all kinds of purchases!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 2/4/16

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The application window for the 2016-17 school year at Davis Magnet School will be open on-line February 15 through March 15. Please check the Davis Magnet School website for more information and to apply.

 

School tours are scheduled for the second Friday of every month beginning at 9:00 a.m. New and interested parents and family members are welcome to attend. There is no need to make a reservation for the tour, simply arrive at the Davis Magnet School front office by 9:00 a.m. on the assigned tour dates. Specific dates are posted on the calendar of our school website.

 

Are you a parent who wants your incoming kindergartener to be a student at Davis Magnet School next year? Then you will want to attend our annual Kindergarten Round-Up scheduled for Wednesday, February 3 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet the principal, Mrs. Flores, along with the current kindergarten teachers. You will learn important information about our school and helpful tips from the teachers on how you can best prepare your child to have a successful transition into kindergarten at Davis Magnet School. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the MPR, located in the front of school, and then continue with a brief tour of the kindergarten classrooms and playground area.  We look forward to meeting you

 

Please call the front office at 714-424-7930 if you have any questions.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/22/16

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/21/16

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Members of Emperor Inc. and Speed Dealers, teams made up of Newport Harbor High School students, competed in the California State Business Competition last week.

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Published: 1/20/16

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Posted by: Sean Boulton
Published: 1/19/16

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At the Newport-Mesa school board meeting on January 12, 2016 students from Corona Del Mar High School, Newport Harbor High School, and Costa Mesa High School were recognized as the winners of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s second annual Narrative Writing Competition. The competition was open to all tenth grade students in the district and had a requirement of at least 1,000 words in length. 

 

The Second Annual Narrative Writing Competition winners include:

  • First Place: Mitchell Cooper, Corona Del Mar High School
    The Courier – A futuristic thriller about a terrorist messenger fighting his way through a dystopian war zone to deliver classified files.
  • Second Place: Allison Chen, Corona Del Mar High School
    Marmalade – A winter forest scene involving a hunter, an elk, and the power of Nature.
  • Third Place: Jillian Birt-Russell, Newport Harbor High school
    Sweet Simplicity – A cupcake considers its fate as it is about to be thrown away at the end of a bakery’s business day.
  • Fourth Place: Kalia Rodich, Corona Del Mar High School
    Best Friends – Science fiction about a terrorist plot to plant explosives and weapons inside the new iPhones.
  • Fifth Place: Nathan Pongsamart, Costa Mesa High School
    Don’t Fear the Reaper – After a traumatic loss, a child has a conversation with Death.

 

“This is a great opportunity to celebrate student achievement and to commend the dedicated work of all the teachers who participate in the curriculum design process,” said John Drake, director of K-12 curriculum and instruction.

 

The writing competition was conceived by English language arts curriculum design teacher teams, who collaborated to develop a narrative writing assignment as a common assessment for tenth grade students across the district. Dana Kahawai, an English language arts teacher on special assignment, facilitated the coordination of English teachers and scoring team to develop the writing assignment as a competition.

 

Please click on the links below to read the winning essays!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/19/16

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Posted by: Sean Boulton
Published: 1/15/16

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Winter Formal Dance

Winter Formal is January 29th at Knott's Berry Farm, 8pm-12am. January 11th is the starting date of the sales of Winter Formal tickets. Don't procrastinate! Save money! Get yours quickly! Student and Guest Contracts may be picked up at the ASB/student store, or downloaded and printed here:

 

Parking at Knotts is: $15 for cars, and $20 for limos.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 1/15/16

Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Winter Formal Spirit Week 1/19-1/22

Next week is the Winter Formal Spirit Week! Prizes will be given daily for the best dressed picture on Instagram! Follow  us @newportharbor_asb  and tag yourself in your awesome outfit #nhhswf2016spiritweek. Have a little fun before Finals and dress up to show your Sailor Spirit!

 

Tuesday 1/19 is Twin Day. Get together with your best friend and dress like twins! Matching outfits, hairstyles and shoes are a must!

 

Wednesday 1/20 is Country Club Day. Raid a closet and sport you favorite Izod sweater, tennis skirt, or polo shirt! Kaki's and pastels are always a favorite!

 

Thursday 1/21 is Jersey/Athletic wear Day. Dust off your favorite Team Jersey and show Harbor who your favorite team is!

 

Friday 1/22 is Denim on Denim Day. Steal your mom's old jean jacket and pair it with all the denim you can find! Jeans are a timeless classic.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 1/15/16

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Please join us on Saturday January 23, 2016 at Estancia High School for Parent University Classes.  The classes will be held in the Commons from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.

 

We will be offering the following classes:

  • Life After High School
  • Feeding Your Child to Support Health and Learning
  • Effective Communication & Limit Setting with Kids
  • Conservatorship/Special Needs
  • The Autism Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together Through Behavioral Parent Education

 

Please see the attached flyer for more information!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/4/16

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Congratulations to Joe Ferraro, Tim Brosnan, Ben Morrison, and Connor Turnbow-Lindenstadt for making the Daily Pilot Dream Team-2015.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 12/27/15

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Congratulations to Michael Bonds, Cole Kinder, Reed Rutter, Max Spruill, Elliott Frye, Max Durant, and Dalton Rosen for making the Daily Pilot Football Dream Team-2015.

 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 12/27/15

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Congratulations to Remy Wilson, and Ellie Hagadorn for making the Daily Pilot Dream Team-2015.

 

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Posted by: Sean Boulton
Published: 12/27/15

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The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District. Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  

 

The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2016-2017 school year begins January 15, 2016 and closes on March 15, 2016. Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers.  

 

A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2016.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/18/15

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El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tiene disponible la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela dentro del Distrito para los estudiantes que residen en el Distrito. Dependiendo del cupo, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el distrito podrá solicitar que se cambie a su niño de la escuela de su vecindario. El periodo de inscripciones abiertas para la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela para el año escolar 2016-2017 comenzará el 15 de enero de 2016 y terminará el 15 de marzo de 2016. Sólo se podrán llenar los formularios de petición por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers.  Se llevará a cabo una lotería para determinar el rango de prioridad de las peticiones. Se notificará a los padres acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo de 2016. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/18/15

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12/15/2015

 

Schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District are closed today due to a threat, specific to their area. 

Newport-Mesa District staff has confirmed with local and federal authorities that there is no threat to Newport-Mesa Unified schools. All schools within Newport-Mesa Unified will continue as scheduled.

Newport-Mesa Unified has been in contact with local law enforcement and will continue to monitor the situation in Los Angeles and be hyper vigilant in our district to ensure student and staff safety. However, any field trips that were scheduled to Los Angeles today area will be cancelled, as a precaution.

The safety of students, staff and parents is of utmost importance and we approach safety with an overabundance of caution.

If you have additional concerns please contact your school principal. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/15/15

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On June 30, 2015, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 277 (SB 277) changing school immunization requirements.  The new vaccine law took effect on January 1, 2016 and requires that all children in California be fully vaccinated to attend public or private school unless they had a valid medical exemption or a valid personal beliefs exemption on file with the District before January 1, 2016.  Students will have to meet all of the age appropriate State immunization requirements for admission to school as of July 1, 2016.

 

The District is required to implement SB 277 which will:

  • No longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children enrolling in public and private schools
  • Permit personal beliefs exemption (PBE) forms on file with the District by December 31, 2015 to remain valid until a student enrolls in transitional kindergarten/kindergarten or 7th grade
  • Permit valid medical exemptions provided by a licensed physician
  • Not apply to:
    • Students in home-based private schools
    • Students enrolled in an independent study program who do not receive classroom-based instruction
  • Not prohibit a student who qualifies for an individualized education program (IEP), pursuant to federal law and Section 56026 of the Education Code, from accessing any special education and related services required by his or her IEP
  • Allow for the immediate enrollment of foster and homeless youth pending the receipt of immunization records
  • Require the District to obtain documentation of every student’s immunization status and maintain a record of the immunizations of each student
  • Require the District to exclude a student from school until the immunization is obtained or an exemption is granted based on a valid medical exemption.

Please see the links below for additional information on SB277 and how it may impact your child.  If you have questions about this new law please contact Health Services at 949-515-6730.

Additional Resources for Parents and Families

Source: Shots For School http://www.shotsforschool.org/

California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/11/15

Audience: Homepage

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) has partnered with Project Hope Alliance to provide support to students experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, trauma, court involvement, group home placements, students with an educational surrogate and no immediate family members, and students who generally feel disconnected and are in need of a mentor.

 

Promotor Pathway, which is the program that Project Hope Alliance is partnering with to bring to NMUSD, will include two highly skilled case managers that will be at Newport Harbor High School to support a total of 50 students. Case managers will work with students to reconnect them with services, support and opportunities to meet their educational, workforce and social goals. They will continue to provide support until the age of 24 with the goal of successfully transitioning them to adulthood.

 

“As a homeless student who attended NMUSD, and a parent of two children currently at NMUSD, I am extremely honored to bring this program to the district,” said Jennifer Friend, chief executive officer of Project Hope Alliance.

 

This program has successfully been implemented in school sites across Washington DC, Baltimore and Oregon. In collaboration with Project Hope Alliance, NMUSD will be the first district to host this innovative intervention model for youth development in California with the intent of expansion across the state.

 

Please see the attached press release.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/10/15

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The first competition of the year for the Newport Harbor High School Pep Squad was a great success! The teams placed first in Varsity Baton, Varsity Song, and Varsity Cheer divisions at the SHARP competition held on Saturday at Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamonga. The team also, took the overall high point Champions of the day as well as the JV team placing second in their division. The team has been working very hard and this accomplishment is rewarding for the students as they excel at their athletic sport. Go Sailors!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 12/7/15

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 12/6/15

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Students from Corona Del Mar High School, Newport Harbor High School, and Costa Mesa High School were recognized as the winners of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s second annual Narrative Writing Competition. The competition was open to all tenth grade students in the district and had a requirement of at least 1,000 words in length.

 

Click the pdf below for additional information.

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/4/15

Audience: Homepage

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Vaccine provided at No Cost

Wednesday

December 9, 2015

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

HOPE Clinic - 2045 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa CA

See Flyer for Details

 

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La vacuna es Gratis!

Vacunas para la Influenza

 
Miércoles

Diciembre 9, 2015

1:00 pm a 5:00 pm

HOPE Clinic - 2045 Meyer Place, Costa Mesa CA

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Posted by: Shirin Nazari, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/2/15

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

This DECEMBER 2015 at NHHS!

WINTER HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK12/7-12/11/15

Themes brought to you in part by the Student Senate and Class Councils.

 

Monday, December 7th - Pajama Day.

Roll out of bed, stay cozy, and wear your pajamas to school!

 

Tuesday, December 8th - Happy Hula-Days.

Spend a day in the tropics and dress for the occasion, wear Hawaiian attire!

 

Wednesday, December 9th - Winter Sportswear.

Show off your figure skating, curling, skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, bobsledding, and/or luge attire today!

 

Thursday, December 10th - Star Wars.

Dress as one of the many characters from a galaxy far far away, be it R2-D2, Han Solo, or Boba Fett, shirts or costumes encouraged, but no masks or fake weapons.

 

Friday, December 11th - Ugly Holiday Sweaters.

Only one more week to get through until the break begins, show off your holiday spirit with Grandma's ugly holiday sweaters.  They're itchy and gross, but it's the thought that counts!

 

Start planning your costumes now and get excited for the holidays!

WINTER SPORTS/HOLIDAY RALLY - Friday 12/11/15

During school, Friday, December 11th, there will be rally schedule due to the Winter Sports/Holiday Rally.  Make sure to bring your spirit!

WINTER HOLIDAY DANCE- Saturday12/12/15 8-11pm

Join us on the evening of Saturday, December 12th, at 8pm in the large gym for the Winter Holiday Dance.  Tickets go on sale Monday, December 7th at the ASB Window, and the day of at the door.  Prices are $5 with ASB and $8 without.  N-EFFECT will be DJ-ing the event, so make sure to join us for this fantastic evening!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 11/30/15

Audience: Homepage, Parents, Students and Teachers

SPAC Holiday Blood Drive

Thursday, December 17th 7:00am – 2:00pm in the NHHS Social Hall

  • Donors who arrive prior to 8:00am and are eligible to donate will be entered into a Raffle Drawing for various gift card.
  • Wear Your Best…..A prize will be given to the winner of the “Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest”
  • All students who successfully donate blood will earn 2 hours of Community Service.

Sign Ups to donate blood are available via three different methods:

  1.  Online at:    http://www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp
  2. In English Classes the week of 12/7/15
  3. Forms available in the Student Services Office – Please see Mrs. Brown

PLEASE NOTE:  Students under 16 years of age MUST have a parental waiver signed beforehand in order to donate.

All adults are welcome to donate and will not need to wait in line

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 11/29/15

Audience: Homepage

Why is Early College High School in Costa Mesa such a great option for students?

 

How are Early College students able to pursue a high school diploma while earning college credit through Coastline Community College during their 4 years?

 

Come find out about Early College High School at our Information Night being held on December 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in our Multi-Purpose Room!

 

See the attached flyer for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/18/15

Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Employee “Super-Star” Awards

“Reaching for the Stars”

 

Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…This is what excellence is all about.  It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying

attention to the smallest detail, going the extra mile.

Excellence means caring – it’s making a special effort to do more.

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted for Employee Superstars. Nominations need to be submitted and received by Friday, December 4, 2015 to be considered.

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and complete the Online Nomination Form at: 
www.nmusd.us/superstar.

 

Every person nominated receives a

letter of congratulations. Your nomination can be made public or you can also submit it anonymously. All nominations are then forwarded to the Superstar Awards Election Committee. The committee selects 20-25 nominees twice a year to be recognized at Board meetings. Recipients honored at the Board level receive a pin, certificate and a personally engraved star.

 

A good tip – To make your nomination stand out above the

rest, be specific about the individual’s unique and

compelling contribution(s).

 

The online nomination form is available at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

 

Questions about the Superstar Program? Contact V-Esther Caldwell in Classified

Personnel at vcaldwell@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/10/15

Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa in partnership with the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments would like to provide you with the important attached announcements regarding Halloween safety.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/16/15

Audience: Homepage

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THE NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE 60119 AND 60422 – SUFFICIENCY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016.


THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015 AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT EDUCATION CENTER BOARDROOM, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
VANESSA GALEY
DIRECTOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS
714-424-8983
vgaley@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/15

Audience: Homepage

NEXT STEPS - College & Career Night

  • Wednesday, October 21st from 6:30-9:00 at the OC Fair and Events Center in the Costa Mesa Building, enter Gate 4 for parking.
     
  • Over 180 college and university recruiters from in-state and out-of-state.
     
  • 40 career exploration booths representing high-wage, high-demand, industry sectors in Orange County.
     
  • Presentations running throughout the evening on financial aid and choosing the right college for you.
     
  • Check with your Community Facilitator if you need bus transportation.
     
  • Want more information? Click on: COLLEGE & CAREER NIGHT DETAILS to get the event map, list of participating colleges/universities, presentation schedule, and more!
     

Click Here to download the flyer

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 10/9/15

Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Leona Olson as the director of certificated personnel and Mr. Rick Pembrook as assistant principal of Newport Harbor High School.

Ms. Olson was selected as the director of certificated personnel and brings with her more than 30 years of experience in education. She most recently served as assistant superintendent of personnel services for the Capistrano Unified School District. Ms. Olson also has served in a variety of administrative positions, including a high school assistant principal, middle and high school principal, director of educational services, and executive director of personnel services and compliance.

Known for her proactive and collaborative approach to problem-solving and implementation of new programs and initiatives, Ms. Olson has served as chief negotiator on bargaining teams and has directed all human resources functions for certificated and classified employees. She provides specialized assistance in managing employee issues pertaining to performance, legal matters, conflict resolution, discipline and grievances, while maintaining positive relationships with all associations.

Mr. Pembrook was selected as assistant principal of Newport Harbor High School and brings with him 25 years of experience in education. He has been employed with the Saddleback Valley Unified School District for the past 15 years, serving as assistant principal for Laguna Hills High School. As assistant principal his key responsibilities include campus supervision, attendance, discipline, athletics and facilities.

Ms. Olson and Mr. Pembrook’s appointments are scheduled for official approval by the Board of Education at the October 13, 2015 board meeting. Their transitions to N-MUSD are currently being finalized with their respective school districts.

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/9/15

Audience: Homepage
  • Wednesday, October 21st from 6:30-9:00 at the OC Fair and Events Center in the Costa Mesa Building, enter Gate 4 for parking.
  • Over 180 college and university recruiters from in-state and out-of-state.
  • 40 career exploration booths representing high-wage, high-demand, industry sectors in Orange County.
  • Presentations running throughout the evening on financial aid and choosing the right college for you.
  • Check with your Community Facilitator if you need bus transportation.
  • Want more information? Click on: COLLEGE & CAREER NIGHT DETAILS to get the event map, list of participating colleges/universities, presentation schedule, and more

See the attached flyer for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/9/15

Audience: Homepage

Please click here for important parent resources regarding CAASPP and SBAC student test scores.

 

Por favor, consulte esta hoja de porfavor vea esta información importante para padres, sobre CAASPP  y SBAC (resultados de los exámenes de estudiantes).
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/7/15

Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT 2015

CALLING ALL PARENTS!

Now that we have made all the necessary changes to your students’ schedules, we invite you to NHHS Back to School Night 2015:  on Thursday, October 1, please join us on the NHHS campus and travel from class to class – according to a bell schedule, just as the students do! – so that teachers can provide an overview of class content, curriculum, and goals for the school year.

Please download the flyer/schedule form for more information!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/30/15

Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

This year Newport Harbor High School presents, "Welcome Home Sailors" Homecoming extravaganza! Homecoming week is October 5-9. The festivities start with a student pep rally Tuesday the 6th, Homecoming halftime show and football game at Davidson Field starting at 7pm on Thursday the 8th and the final celebration at Balboa Pavilion on Friday the 9th-- 2015 Homecoming Dance!!!

During Homecoming week NHHS students are encouraged to get involved with the Sailor Nation!

Students may dress up for Spirit Week: Monday is Pajama Day, Tropical Tuesday (with Hawaiian style clothing), Workout wear Wednesday, Bleed Blue and Grey-- Sailor Pride Thursday and Fraternity Friday.

Students are encouraged to go crazy in cheering on many of the awesome NHHS performers during the spirit rally Tuesday!

Students can show their Blue and Grey Pride by supporting our awesome football team AND will enjoy the performers in our half time show-- which also includes the crowning of our very own NHHS 215 Homecoming Queen! The big game and show is Thursday!

And for the finale...... Students are invited to the Balboa Pavilion to dance the night away Friday night! Permission slips may be downloaded below.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/28/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

We are pleased to share that our second annual State of the Schools breakfast is sold out!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone who will be joining us on Wednesday morning for this fantastic event and thank you for your support of our Newport-Mesa schools!
 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/25/15

Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), at the beginning of each school year we are required to notify the parents of each student attending a school receiving any Title I, Part A, funds that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) in core academic subject areas and/or paraprofessional. The notices and information provided to parents must be in an understandable and uniform format and be provided in a language that the parents can understand. Enclosed are model notices that you may send out individually or add to your school's newsletter or post on your website. These notices will serve as parents' notification of rights to request and receive the professional qualifications of their child's classroom teacher(s) and/or paraprofessional. If you have any questions regarding classroom teachers, please call Kristin Gaeta at (714) 424-7550. If you have any questions regarding paraprofessionals, please call Christi Winslow at (714) 424-5049.
Thank you for your support.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/24/15

Audience: Homepage

Here’s the Scoop!

YOUR’RE INVITED TO…

AN

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
 

with:

SPECIAL EDUCATION &CAC

(COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE)

  • Let’s Start the Year Out Right!

  • Meet our New Assistant Superintendent - SARA JOCHAM

  • Meet our Special Education Staff

  • Homework Strategies, presented by: Claudine Steck

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 - 6-8pm

Lindbergh:

220 23RD STREET ∙ MPR ∙ COSTA MESA ∙ CA ∙ 92627

SPANISH TRANSLATION & CHILDCARE AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT:

JACQUELINE GONZALEZ - JGONZALEZ@NMUSD.US ∙ 714.424.5058

(See attached flyer in English & Spanish)

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/16/15

Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Newport Harbor High School Book Sale
(in partnership with Barnes and Noble)

What: any NHHS student, parent, grandparent can get 15% off any Barnes and Noble book purchase 

When: Sept 10-26, online or in store

How: present the attached voucher (or voucher code) PRIOR to making the purchase

Why: a percentage of sales go directly to NHHS to benefit the English department 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/15/15

Audience: Homepage

The following message is from Superintendent Dr. Navarro regarding the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) results.

 

Building on a Solid Foundation for the Future in the
N
ewport-Mesa Unified School District

The first year’s results of the new statewide testing system are in and we are encouraged. We also recognize that there’s a great deal more to be done.

 

California has developed an ambitious plan to give students the essential 21st Century skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the future. The new California State Standards are a dramatic shift towards more rigorous critical thinking. Students must regularly read complex non-fiction and write arguments that include claims, evidence, and reasoning. There is an increased emphasis on problem solving and analytical writing. These are the skills and capabilities that will enable students to thrive in postsecondary education and future careers.

 

The new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is helping us redefine what we want students to know and be able to do. CAASPP includes the Smarter Balanced Assessments Consortium (SBAC) results, which serve to measure a student’s mastery of these new skills. Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) completed the first administration of this new assessment last spring.

 

Additional information about the test:

·     2015 CAASPP results provide baseline assessments of English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics for grade 3 through 8 and 11.

·     CAASPP results cannot be compared with previous STAR tests, because they are substantially different from their predecessors.

·     Students’ CAASPP scores fall into one of four achievement levels: standard exceeded, standard met, standard nearly met, and standard not met.

 

The first CASPP test results were released yesterday by the California Department of Education (CDE). They show that a much higher proportion of N-MUSD students met or exceeded the State average for the California State Standards in both English language arts and mathematics. This is good news and reinforces what we already know -- that N-MUSD is offering a top-notch, high-quality learning experience for its students.

 

At every grade level, the percentage of elementary students who met or exceeded standards in ELA and math surpassed those percentages at the county and state level. When factoring in the percentage of students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, English language learners, and foster youth in our schools, we are also the most diverse and highest performing school district in Orange County.

 

The CDE also released results for the California Standards Test in Science, which is administered to students in grades five, eight and ten. These results, however, may not accurately represent student mastery of California’s recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Simply put, Newport-Mesa has moved towards new science standards, while the state continues to administer tests based on the old standards.

 

In all, 13,480 N-MUSD students took tests in ELA, mathematics and/or science. Less than 1% of students did not take the assessment because of parental exemption. This reflects the strong support from our community.

 

The 2015 CAASPP results provide us with new baseline data against which we can measure our progress. We are confident that as students, teachers, and staff have more experience with the new curriculum and assessments, our students will demonstrate continuous improvement. SBAC results provide us with a solid foundation to continue preparing students for success in college and career. To this end, N-MUSD has aligned its local priorities and adopted new standards, curriculum, and assessment methods. Our Signature Academies are a major step in the direction of coordinating and delivering a world class curriculum. As a school community, we will continue to strengthen programs and meet the needs of every student.

 

The entire Newport-Mesa community can be exceedingly proud of the overall strides we are making to build a solid foundation for the future. The 2015 CAASPP/SBAC results have proven that the instructional program led by quality teachers and principals is well equipped to handle this new era of standards and assessments. I know that our diligent and dedicated teachers and administrators will use these new baseline results as a diagnostic tool to set a course for the future that will ensure the best possible outcome for “Every Child…Every Day.”

 

For additional information please click here to access our district web site.

 

Parents will receive individual student scores no later than mid-October.

 

Thank you for your continued support of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/10/15

Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

September is National Preparedness Month and the City of Newport Beach encourages all residents, schools, businesses and churches to focus on preparedness efforts this month.  All Newport Beach residents should take the time this month to Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Trained for any unexpected disaster.  Listed below are some of the events that the City of Newport Beach is hosting in September to promote preparedness.  Please promote with Disaster Preparedness Expo and the upcoming fall 2015 CERT program classes within your organization.   If you have any questions about the expo, fall CERT classes, city’s disaster preparedness efforts, or would like copies of the expo and CERT class promotional materials please do not hesitate to contact us at (949) 644-3112 or email nbcert@nbfd.net .

7th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo- Saturday, September 19th

On Saturday, September 19th the Newport Beach Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is hosting the 7th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the Newport Beach Central library Friends Room.  The Expo postcard is attached.  The expo will have informational and interactive booths on disaster preparedness and is an event for the whole family.  The expo is open to all Orange County residents and is free of charge.  You do not need to register to attend the expo, just show up anytime between 10 am-2 pm.

Fall 2015 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes

The Newport Beach Fire Department is also holding three fall 2015 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training programs that begin in early October.  The Newport Beach CERT program is a nationally recognized, FEMA certified, 24 hour training program that teaches participants how to be better prepared for any unexpected disaster and provides them with an organizational structure to better prepare their neighborhoods, schools, businesses and churches.  The CERT program is open to anyone that wants to be better prepared for an unexpected disaster and who would like to assist their neighborhood, school or business.  The fall 2015 CERT program schedule is also attached.  This fall there are three CERT programs that are being held simultaneously- a Tuesday-Thursday evening class that begins on October 1, a Thursday day class that begins on October 8th and an all-day Saturday class that begins on October 10.  Interested participants must complete a CERT program application to register for one of the upcoming programs.  24 hours of community service credit are available for any high school student who completes the training program.  All CERT program information is available at: www.nbcert.org, or by emailing nbcert@nbfd.net or call (949) 644-3112.

We are also available to meet or present to your organization on disaster preparedness, the city’s Emergency Management Plan, and what you can to be better prepared.  Feel free to call (949) 644-3112 or email nbcert@nbfd.net with any questions.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/8/15

Audience: Homepage

Bienvenidos al ciclo escolar 2015/2016

Servicios de Nutrición tiene el gusto y orgullo de dar servicio a todos los estudiantes, las familias y el personal del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa.  Tenemos el compromiso de proporcionar alimentos saludables que los estudiantes disfrutarán y harán sentir bien a los padres de familia.

Todavía somos una ganga

Han ido a los supermercados, han visto lo que está pasando con los precios de la comida. Sentimos su dolor porque también nos está afectando a nosotros. Somos un departamento sin fines de lucro y tenemos que cubrir todos nuestros costos así que hemos tenido que aumentar los precios este ciclo escolar para poder hacerlo.  Aun así, pensamos que aún proporcionamos una ganga a su familia: comidas completas, nutritivas, deliciosas y baratas disponibles para sus niños cada día de clases. De hecho, cuando comparan el costo de la comida de las tiendas, nuestra comida en la escuela está a un precio mejor que nunca. Apreciamos su patrocinio.

Precios de las comidas

Escuelas primarias $1.50 Desayuno / $3.25 Almuerzo/lunch

Escuelas secundarias $2.00 Desayuno / $3.75 Almuerzo/lunch

Pueden pre-pagar los alimentos por internet en myschoolbucks.com

Para solicitar alimentos gratuitos o de costo reducido por internet, haga clic aquí

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/8/15

Audience: Homepage

School Meal Information

Welcome Back to the 2015/2016 School Year

Nutrition Services is excited and proud to be of service to all students, families and staff of Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  We are committed to providing healthy meals that students enjoy and parents feel good about.

We’re Still A Bargain

You’ve been to the grocery store, so you know what’s been happening to food prices.  We feel your pain because it’s also happening to us. We’re a not for profit operation, and we do have to cover all of our costs so we have had to raise prices this year to do that.  Even so, we think we still provide your family with a great bargain: nutritious, tasty, inexpensive complete meals that are here for your kids every school day.  In fact, when you compare how much more groceries cost this year, our school meals might actually be a better deal than ever. We appreciate your business.

Meal Prices

Elementary Schools $1.50 Breakfast/ $3.25 Lunch

Secondary Schools $2.00 Breakfast/$3.75 Lunch

You can pre-pay for meals on-line at myschoolbucks.com

Apply for free or reduced priced meals on-line here

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/28/15

Audience: Homepage

Summer On-Line Registration Goes Live Aug 4th!!

Seniors:
Monday, August 24th            8:00 – 11:30 A.M./1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

IN ADDITION TO SENIORS, ALL GRADES OF THE FOLLOWING STUDENT GROUPS MAY COME BEGINNING AT 2:00 ON THIS DAY:  ATHLETES IN SUMMER CAMP, CHEER AND MUSIC

Juniors:
Tuesday, August 25th            8:00 – 11:30 A.M./1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Sophomores:
Wednesday, August 26th      8:00 – 11:30 A.M./1:00 – 3:00 P.M.


Freshmen:
Thursday, August 27th         8:00 – 11:30 A.M./1:00 – 3:00 P.M.


Make Up Day (All Grades)
Monday, August 31st            8:00 – 11:30 A.M./1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/22/15

Audience: Homepage

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a program that allows students to bring and use their own personal electronic devices at school. Devices include but may not be limited to: tablets (such as iPad), laptops, and chromebooks, possibly smartphones.
With teacher approval, students may use their devices in the classroom to access and save information from the Internet, collaborate with other learners, and utilize productivity tools available to them
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The BYOD program is designed to help students keep up with the demands of the 21st Century. Helping students become responsible digital citizens will enhance not only what we do in the classroom, but also give students authentic experiences to build their 21st Century skills (collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking) to prepare them for college and career.


See the attached presentation!


Trae tu propio dispositivo, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD, por sus siglas en inglés), es un programa que permite que los estudiantes traigan y usen sus propios dispositivos electrónicos a la escuela. Los dispositivos incluyen pero no se podrían limitarse a: tabletas (como el iPad), computadoras portátiles, posiblemente celulares inteligentes.
Con la aprobación del maestro, los estudiantes podrían usar sus dispositivos en el salón de clase para acceder y guardar información de internet, colaborar con otros estudiantes y utilizar las herramientas de productividad que ellos tienen disponibles.
 

El programa BYOD está diseñado para ayudar a los estudiantes a que se mantengan actualizados con las exigencias del Siglo XXI. Ayudar a que los estudiantes se conviertan en ciudadanos digitales responsables enriquecerá no sólo lo que hacemos en el salón de clase, pero también le dará a los estudiantes una experiencia autentica para desarrollar sus habilidades del Siglo XXI (colaboración, creatividad, comunicación y pensamiento crítico) con el fin de prepararlos para las universidad y profesiones. 

Vea la presentación adjunta!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/19/15

Audience: Homepage, Athletics, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
Posted by: Sean Boulton
Published: 6/15/15

Audience: Homepage

Transportation for the 2015-2016 school year:

  • General Ed. Bus Applications for 2015-2016 school year can be submitted beginning July 1, 2015, and must be received no later than August 28, 2015, to guarantee transportation services.

  • Bus Applications can be downloaded online at wwww.nmusd.us/ transportation and mailed to the Transportation Dept. with the correct fees attached. Check or money orders are accepted and made payable to NMUSD-Transportation.

  • All students are required to have a completed bus application on file in order to receive transportation services for the new school year.

For more information please click here or call the transportation office at 714-424-5080

See attached flyer for more details.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/10/15

Audience: Homepage

NMUSD will be offering FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH for children and teens up to 18 years old during the summer. No registration or applications needed.

Where: Costa Mesa High School Cafeteria

2650 Fairview Road

Use entry gate next to gym


When: July 6 – August 13, 2015


Meals and Times:

Breakfast – 8:30-9:00 Lunch – 11:45-12:30


Meals are served: Monday-Thursday, closed Friday

 

For more information please contact Rebecca Sepulveda at (714) 424-5090

 

See attached flyer for more details.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/9/15

Audience: Homepage

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/4/15

Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

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Newport Harbor senior, CdM junior among 12 from Southern California honored at National High School Tennis All-American banquet.

Daily Pilot Link

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Posted by: Sean Boulton
Published: 6/3/15

Audience: Homepage

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/31/15

Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

June  4th 4:00 p.m.     
ASB Room, 304
Corona del Mar HS

Cost $5 if you register with the ASB office by June 2th,

Late registration $10 in room 204 on June 4th from 3:05 - 3:45 p.m.

Everyone will play at least 3 times.
Awards will be given to the top three competitors!

Contact:    
Gary Almquist:  galmquist@nmusd.us
Dominic Bulone: dbulone@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/12/15

Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The NHHS Annual Memorial Day Ceremony is scheduled to take place Friday, May 22nd at 10:00am.

This tribute honors the memory of Newport Harbor Alumni and all those who sacrificed their lives during the line of duty in order to defend our country and protect our freedom.  Please note that the American Legion Post 291 will perform a "21 Gun Salute" for our fallen veterans - the highest honor bestowed.  You might hear three brief loud noises.  If you have any questions, please contact Ann Brown at 949-515-6314.  Thank you.

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Posted by: Ann Brown
Published: 5/11/15

Audience: Homepage

Dear NMUSD Stakeholder (Parent, Guardian, Staff, Student, Community Member):

Roughly one year ago, the state of California created a new model for school district funding and accountability.  As a result, each district now develops an annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).   The LCAP is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).   Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans.  The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.  The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

We would like to invite you to review Newport Mesa’s goals and provide your feedback on a short survey.  The survey will be available from April 27 through May 22, 2015.  The survey is available via the following link: http://tinyurl.com/15-16LCAPGoals

You may also review all of the district’s LCAP documents on our dedicated webpage at: http://web.nmusd.us/lcap

If you have any questions or would like to provide additional input, please send an email to: lcap@nmusd.us

Thank you.

Estimados grupos interesados de NMUSD (padres, tutores legales, personal, estudiantes, miembros de la comunidad):

Aproximadamente hace un año, el estado de California creó un nuevo modelo para proporcionar fondos a los distritos escolares con el fin de que éstos rindan cuentas. Como resultado, cada distrito ahora desarrolla un Plan de Rendición de Cuentas y Control Local (LCAP).  El LCAP es una parte crítica de la nueva Fórmula de Fondos de Control Local (LCFF).  Cada distrito escolar debe incluir a los padres, a los educadores, a los empleados y a la comunidad para establecer estos planes.  Los planes describirán la visión general del distrito escolar para sus estudiantes así como las metas anuales y acciones específicas que el distrito tomará para lograr la visión y las metas.  Los LCAPs deberán enfocarse en las ocho áreas identificadas como prioridades estatales. Los planes también mostrarán la manera como se usará el presupuesto del distrito para ayudar a lograr las metas y cada año se evaluará si las estrategias del plan han mejorado los resultados.

Nos gustaría invitarlos a que repasen las metas de Newport Mesa y nos proporcionen aporte en una corta encuesta.  La encuesta estará disponible del 27 de abril al 20 de mayo de 2015.  La encuesta está disponible en el siguiente vínculo http://tinyurl.com/metas15-16LCAP

También, pueden repasar todos los documentos del LCAP del distrito en nuestra página dedicada a éstos: http://web.nmusd.us/lcap

Para preguntas o si quisiera proporcionar aporte adicional, por favor manden correo electrónico a: lcap@nmusd.us

Gracias.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/4/15

Audience: Homepage

2015/16 is the first year for the NMUSD Signature Academies.  Initial enrollment will be limited to 9th grade students  Admission for 10th through 12th grade students will be phased in over the next three years. Academy related courses of study and curriculum enhancement programs and services will also be expanded to elementary and middle schools in the coming years.

In addition to the 9th grade Signature Academies, the District is excited to offer three NEW Elementary Programs for the 2015/16 school year beginning at kindergarten.  

College Park Mandarin Language Program -district-wide enrollment
Whittier Spanish Language Program - district-wide enrollment
Adams Modern Scholars Academy - Adams attendance area only 

The official application period for all of the 9th grade academies and the new kindergarten programs was February 23 to April 15, 2015.  The District is currently accepting applications for a wait list.  

Late applications will be placed on the Signature Academy existing wait list on a first-come, first-served basis. As space becomes available, the committee will screen the application to confirm eligibility and the applicant will be notified of acceptance by email or phone.  No specific date is available at this time for wait list notifications.  

Applications are available on the signature academies website at: http://web.nmusd.us/signatures

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/21/15

Audience: Homepage

Dear Newport Mesa Family/Estimada familia de Newport Mesa,

Approximately 40% of classrooms across the Newport-Mesa Unified School District do not have air conditioning. Costs associated with adding air conditioning to those classrooms exceeds $45 million. Phase-in plans are currently being developed to air condition all N-MUSD classroom spaces at all school sites. However, based on current projections of air conditioning 1 to 3 schools per year, starting with those most inland in 2015 (Tewinkle, California and Killybrooke), it will take the District several years to accomplish.  In the interim, we need to examine our current operational procedures with respect to extreme heat and determine if those procedures are best meeting the needs of our students, staff members and parents.

On days where our community experiences extreme heat (over 90 degrees), the current procedure is to keep schools operating as usual.

There are a number of factors that go into planning a school calendar and your input will be extremely helpful as we evaluate possible options for the future. 

Thank you for participating in the survey.  http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsVRTUsUSXsPsPsP

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Aproximadamente 40% de los salones de clase de todo el Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa no tiene aire acondicionado. Los costos asociados con la instalación de aire acondicionado exceden los $45 millones. Actualmente, se están desarrollando planes en fases para instalar aire acondicionado en todas los espacios de los salones de clase de N-MUSD en todas las escuelas. Sin embargo, basado en las proyecciones actuales de instalación de aire acondicionado en 1 a 3 escuelas por año, empezando en con las más lejanas de la costa en 2015 (TeWinkle, California y Killybrooke), le tomará al Distrito varios años llevarlo a término.  Mientras tanto, necesitamos examinar nuestros actuales procedimientos operacionales en lo que respecta al calor extremo y determinar si esos procedimientos están cubriendo las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes, miembros de personal y padres de la mejor manera.

En los días de extremado calor en nuestra comunidad (arriba de los 90 grados), el actual procedimiento es mantener a las escuelas funcionando como siempre.

Hay un número de factores que son parte de la planeación del calendario escolar y su aporte es extremadamente
útil durante nuestra evaluación de posibles opciones para el futuro.  

Gracias por participar en la encuesta. http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsVRTUsUSXsPsPsP
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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/21/15

Audience: Homepage

In the Newport-Mesa Unified School District we are very excited to be launching our Signature Academies to enable students to be fully prepared to make their mark on the world! Your NMUSD diploma is your academic signature that gives you currency in the world economy.

All NMUSD Signature Academies aspire to take students beyond the basics to elevate their academic vision. All academies have a global competitiveness theme. Students choosing to enroll in the Signature Academies receive unique curriculum options and supplemental activities that complement the highly successful core academic programs at our four high schools. Each academy in our high school zones approaches global competitiveness from a unique angle.    

2015/16 is the first year for the NMUSD Signature Academies.  Initial enrollment will be limited to 9th grade students.. Admission for 10th through 12th grade students will be phased in over the next three years. Academy related courses of study and curriculum enhancement programs and services will also be expanded to elementary and middle schools in the coming years.

In addition to the 9th grade Signature Academies, the District is excited to offer three NEW Elementary Programs for the 2015/16 school year beginning at kindergarten.  

College Park Mandarin Language Program -district-wide enrollment
Whittier Spanish Language Program - district-wide enrollment
Adams Modern Scholars Academy - Adams attendance area only 

The application period for all of the 9th grade academies and the new kindergarten programs is February 23 to April 15, 2015.

Visit our website to learn more about the programs.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/15/15

Audience: Homepage

Background: 
Mr. Robert Tafoya and Mr. Christopher Ramsey have submitted a request pursuant to Board Policy 7000 to name the Newport Harbor High School pool the “Bill Barnett Pool”, in honor of Mr. Bill Barnett, who has served the district since 1966 to present, as a teacher and head water polo coach.


Process: 
The Governing Board considers the naming of district property an extremely important task. It recognizes that community input and discussion are an integral part of the process. It also recognizes that as time passes, the facts, conditions, and the reasons that went into the decision to name a district property may not be known to future Board members or interested individuals. All district facilities including: buildings, rooms, property, playing fields, equipment, etc., of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District shall be named by the Board in accordance with the following criteria:  
 
Individuals, living or deceased, who have contributed greatly to the betterment of society and/or the local community, area and/or district.

Individuals, living or deceased, who have served with distinction in their field of endeavor and represent a positive role model that would reflect with honor on the district.

Individuals, living or deceased, who have made contributions of state, national or worldwide significance.

The geographic area in which the property is located.

The proposed name shall have significant meaning to the individuals in the area. The Board's goal is to ensure that the naming of facilities honors those who are truly deserving of a permanent memorial and reflective of the purpose and mission of the district.

An Ad Hoc Committee is required to meet to begin the process. The Ad Hoc Committee consisting of members of all four district zones met in February 2015 to initiate this process. The next step according to Board Policy is to provide an opportunity to collect public input pro or con on this proposed naming. The comment period will be open Thursday, April 2 and conclude on Friday, April 17. Following community input, the information will go before the N-MUSD Board of Education on April 28, 2015.


Copies of the letters submitted in support of the naming are included for review in the survey link below.

NHHS Pool Naming Survey

http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsVRTUsUTVsPsPsP

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/2/15

Audience: Homepage

ALL NMUSD Families and Community Members  - Please Join Us! 

District Festival of Learning Event - 
Wednesday, April 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Costa Mesa High School

Bring the family, meet the principals, see demonstrations, student performances, and get information about ALL NMUSD signature academy programs.


Food available for purchase by TK Burgers!

NMUSD is currently accepting applications for the new 9th grade signature academies and three unique kindergarten programs.  Want more information?  Join us for a family fun evening to find out more 

Do you have or know of a current 8th grade student that resides within the Newport Mesa Unified School District?  

Do you have or know of a current pre-kindergarten student that resides within the Newport Mesa Unified School District? 

Applications are being accepted through April 15, 2015  Apply online at link below.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/31/15

Audience: Homepage

All District Vocal Festival
 

Tuesday, March 31st at 6:00 P.M.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
600 St Andrews Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92663


Join us for a night of high quality and fun choral music
performed by students from across the district.
Elementary Choirs will be directed by
Jon Lindfors from Costa Mesa High School.
The Middle School Honor Choir will be directed by
Dr. James Melton from Vanguard University.
The High School Honor Choir will be directed by
Eliza Rubenstein from Orange Coast College.


Parking is available at the church and across the street at
Newport Harbor High School.


Hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/26/15

Audience: Homepage

There is still time to register!  

Click here to register now for the run.  You can also visit Blaze Pizza in Fashion Island on Friday, March 13th from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. to register or pick up your race materials.

Be sure to take the attached flyer with you to eat at Blaze Pizza anytime on Friday, March 13th and they will donate 20% of your purchase to the Spirit Run!  

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/11/15

Audience: Homepage

Newport Mesa offers high quality fee-based preschool to families who reside inside and outside the Newport-Mesa Unified School District attendance zone.  Our fee-based preschool programs are available at the following elementary school sites:

Davis Magnet
Harbor View Elementary
Newport Elementary
Newport Coast Elementary (NCE)

Newport Mesa preschoolers are immersed in age appropriate research based literacy instruction with exciting explorations in science, math and technology.

The program carefully integrates teacher directed instruction with structured and independent play activities that promote healthy social-emotional, physical and cognitive development.

Click here to visit the Early Childhood Education website.

See the attached flyer for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/27/15

Audience: Homepage

Newport Harbor High School is proud to have named Aaron Peirsol our new varsity boys swim coach. Aaron will be joining Brian Melstrom, a seven-year varsity girls swim coach, on the pool deck to lead our swim team for the 2015 spring swim season.

As a five-time Olympic gold-medal swimmer, Coach Peirsol brings a wealth of swimming knowledge and experience as well as the character, grit, and talent that can only move our boys aquatic program forward in a positive direction.

“Aaron is, first and foremost, a true role model--both athletic and personal; we are very fortunate to be able to welcome him on-board,” said Principal Sean Boulton.

The original announcement was made Friday evening February 6, 2015.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/9/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Download the Newport Beach Police Department app for free!

Click here to read more about it!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/9/15

Audience: Homepage


Read the full story about Jose Avonce by clicking here!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/9/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

School News is an education publication that highlights articles from each school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  Also in this issue is information on the new Signature Academies launching in 2015/16!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/4/15

Audience: Homepage

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/4/15

Audience: Homepage

The Orange County Healthcare Agency has provided the attached advisory to families regarding measles.  Based on the advisory, there are confirmed cases within Orange County, however, there are no reported confirmed cases of measles within the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's school administrator immediately.  

La Agencia del Cuidado de la Salud del Condado de Orange ha proporcionado la alerta de sarampión anexa para las familias.  Basado en esta alerta, se han confirmado casos en el Condado de Orange. Sin embargo, no se han reportado casos confirmados de sarampión en el Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa.

Para preguntas o inquietudes, por favor comuníquese con el administrador de la escuela de su niño inmediatamente.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/19/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

First semester bus passes expire on January 30th.  Second semester bus passes are available now.

Click here to visit the Transportation website for more details!

Flyers are attached.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/14/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.

Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to. The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2015-2016 school year begins January 15, 2015 and closes on March 16, 2015. Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site: www.nmusd.us/transfers.

A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2015.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/14/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

From Page to Screen!

Click here to visit the Newport Mesa Film Fest website for more information!

Please see the attached flyers for submission guidelines and volunteer information - volunteers are needed!

For any questions contact:

Lisa Cermak
lcermak@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/12/15

Audience: Homepage

NHHS National Honor Society is collecting clean and in good condition jeans – for teens or young adults.
The Jeans for Teens Drive will run from January 13th – January 23rd.
Collection boxes will be in all the English classrooms during those weeks.
The donated jeans will be delivered to the orange County Chapter of Jeans for Teens.
They will be distributed to teens in need.  Thank you for your generosity and support.

 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 1/9/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Community Advisory Committee would like to invite you to a Family Resource Fair Saturday, January 24 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Over 50 agencies and organizations are participating to help further empower students with special needs.

Childcare will be available with an arts and crafts table!

See the attached flyer for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/8/15

Audience: Homepage

The District is hosting a series of community meetings throughout January and February regarding the planned installation of solar lunch and/or parking structures at various school sites throughout Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  For a complete listing of the scheduled meeting dates, times and locations, please visit the website link.  Please note that some meetings have been combined.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/5/15

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Hope Clinic is offering flu vaccines at no cost for non-pregnant individuals 4 years and older.  Vaccines will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and will be given during the posted times until supplies run out.

November 19, 2014 and December 10, 2014
1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Hope Clinic
2045 Meyer Place Building C
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/7/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District will be hosting parent/guardian workshops focusing on the transition to Common Core Math, including the standards for Mathematical Practices, examples of Common Core strategies, the SWUN math model, and online resources.  These are district meetings and you are encouraged to attend any one of the meetings that meets your schedule.  The purpose of these meetings is to share with you the new math program, SWUN and how it aligns to Common Core.

 

Please view the attached flyer for meeting dates and locations!

 

Click here to view the Common Core district website.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/21/14

Audience: Homepage

Check out the latest school news magazine about NMUSD schools.  This months issue features all NMUSD principals and where they attended college. Check it out today and see what's happening in your schools and city.  

 

Click on the attached file to view the magazine.  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/20/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Annually, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and the Police Chief's for the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach send out a collective letter informing parents and students about trick or treating safety tips and curfew guidelines for both cities.  Please review the attached letters.  

 

As a safe alternative, the Orange County Marketplace is hosting a Monster Mash with free admission for kids 12 and under when you bring in the attached flyer!

 

Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/20/14

Audience: Homepage

This month, groups across the country committed to stop bullying will release new resources, campaigns, and efforts aimed at bringing awareness to this important issue facing our youth.  

NMUSD has embraced the PBIS - creating a positive school climate where our students feel safe and supported. 

 

Additionally, Adams and Lincoln Elementary have volunteered to pilot the Olweus Bullying Prevention and Intervention Program.   To date, each school site has formed a bullying prevention committee that consists of: a teacher from each grade level, school psychologist, special education representative, principal, and custodian that have participated in the 2 day Olweus Bullying Prevention Program training. 

 

Overall, the training focuses on changing the climate and social norms so that bullying is not “cool” and to assure that no child is marginalized or excluded. 


Adams and Lincoln Elementary will be participating in a Bullying Prevention Kick-Off Events this month. 
Adam’s event is Friday, October 17 at 8:30 a.m.
Lincoln’s event is Tuesday, October 21 at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 
Additional resources for bullying prevention and intervention may be found by following the link provided:

http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/bullying_prevention_resources.page

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/14/14

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Cyber Safe Month focuses on educating students and school community members on the importance of being safe online and being a responsible digital citizen. The District uses Common Sense Media as our resource. Each week, teachers are asked to incorporate some of the lessons into their day so that students can learn and share about Internet safety, privacy and security, cyberbullying, copyright and creative credit and how their digital footprint impacts our world. 


Please see the attached website for resources and information being shared with students.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/14/14

Audience: Homepage

On September 9, 2014, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education approved the installation of solar photovoltaic structures in the form of carports and lunch shelters to be installed across numerous sites within the District.  The District is currently finalizing the design and location of the structures at thirty-two (32) district sites where such structures are feasible and cost effective.  The first phase of the planned projects is scheduled to commence at the four comprehensive high schools during the District’s winter break.   

Installation of the District owned solar structures will be by Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. The total project budget is $13 Million. A portion ($3 Million) will be funded with a no interest loan from the California Energy Commission, $5 million will be funded from Proposition 39 funds and the remaining $5 Million will be funded from the District’s Special Reserve Funds for Capital Outlay.  The savings from the photovoltaic installations will pay back the District its investment and provide an income stream over the twenty-five (25) year life of the system.  No general funds which could have been used in classrooms will be employed in the projects. 


In an effort to inform the neighbors surrounding the school community of the planned projects, we would like to invite you to attend a community information meeting hosted by Newport-Mesa staff. 


If you have questions about the meetings, please contact the Public Information Office at feedback@nmusd.us or 714-424-8977.  

 

The community meeting dates can be located on the attached webpage.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/14

Audience: Homepage

The video from the 2014 State of the Schools inaugural event is now available.  Please visit the following webpage:  web.nmusd.us/stateofschools

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/14

Audience: Homepage

The Great California Shakeout is the largest earthquake preparedness activity in U.S. history.  All N-MUSD staff and students are required to participate, including contractors working on site and staff and guests participating in formal meetings and conferences.
 

The drill will occur on October 16 at 10:16 a.m.  For more information and resources, please visit:  http://www.shakeout.org/california/

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/10/14

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The NHHS Student Political Action Committee Proudly Invites You to Donate Blood 

  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014 ("A") Day
  • 7:30am - 1:45pm
  • NHHS Small Gym
  • No waiting for parents, staff, teachers
  • All students who sign up to donate blood enter into a raffle to win two tickets to the Homecoming Dance
                   ($40.00 value each)
  • Students who successfully donate blood during zero period will earn double community service hours as well as a 2nd entry into the raffle drawing.  

Sign up forms are available in the Student Services Office
(Please note, if you are 16 years of age, you will need a parental permission form - these forms are also available in the Student Services Office)

For more information please contact:  abrown@nmusd.us or 949-515-6314

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 10/3/14

Audience: Homepage

In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), at the beginning of each school year we are required to notify the parents of each student attending a school receiving any Title I, Part A, funds that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s) in core academic subject areas and/or paraprofessional. The notices and information provided to parents must be in an understandable and uniform format and be provided in a language that the parents can understand.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/24/14

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There is still time to register for N-MUSD's Inaugural State of the Schools event.    

The event will feature Superintendent Fred Navarro as the keynote speaker and include a presentation about the state of schools in Newport-Mesa.  CDMHS is the host of this year's inaugural event.  CDMHS ASB students as well as ASB students from all N-MUSD high schools will serve as ambassadors at the event. CDMHS and Lincoln Elementary students will perform a few music sections for the event.   

Registration to the event is quick and easy! Just go to the website: http://newportmesaschoolsfoundation.com/donate/state-schools-breakfast-rsvp/

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/17/14

Audience: Homepage

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Orange County Fairgrounds—BUILDING 10

  • MEET INDIVIDUALLY WITH 160 COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES
  • EXPLORE INDUSTRY PATHWAYS
  • LEARN ABOUT HIGH WAGE, HIGH DEMAND PROFESSIONS
  • CAREER TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATIONS BY: COASTLINE ROP, VITAL LINK, AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES
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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/12/14

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English Department Book Fair Fundraiser
 
Barnes and Noble will be on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9 and 10, 2014 to sell the novels and plays students will read this semester.  Titles and prices are available from your student's English teacher and on the English Department's website
 
Questions or concerns may be addressed to your student's English teacher or to the Department Chair, Mr. Sigafoos at jsigafoos@nmusd.us.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/5/14

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The N-MUSD Board of Education approved the District's 2014/15 Priorities on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  The priorities can be accessed via the district's website at: www.nmusd.us or via the attachments.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/28/14

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

September 9, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Office 
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626
 

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Government Code section 4217.10 et seq. that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District  ("District") Board will hold a public hearing at the District Education Center - Roderick H. MacMillian Board Room, 2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, California 92626, at 6:00pm on September 9, 2014, to consider the adoption of Resolution Number 10-09-14 making findings that the cost of the proposed solar photovoltaic project to be installed across numerous school sites within the District, as identified in the Board Agenda, will be offset and will be less than the anticipated marginal cost to the District of electrical or other energy that would have been consumed by the District if such project was not completed. 

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/26/14

Audience: Homepage

School Climate Survey - Closes June 30 - Parents, Families, Staff - Please Participate!
Your feedback is very appreciated as we review the 2013-14 school year and plan for 2014-15.  This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be open until June 30, 2014. If you have children attending more than one school, you may take the survey again to rate the other school(s).
Elementary Schools Survey Link
Middle/High Schools Survey Link

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/12/14

Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

 Date: June 10, 2014 6:00 p.m./10 de junio de 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Office
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

 Oficina del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

At the June 10, 2014 Board Meeting, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing to accept comments from members of the public on Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) for the year ending June 30, 2015, prior to Final Adoption as required by Education Code section 52062.  The Notice of Public Hearing was posted at a school district elementary school, intermediate school, high school and the District Office.

The proposed LCAP will be available for public inspection at the District’s Education Center from June 2, 2014 through June 24, 2014 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
It is also available online at: https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/lcap


En la junta de la Mesa Directiva del 10 de junio de 2014, la Mesa Directiva de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tendrá una Audiencia Pública para aceptar comentarios del público acerca del Plan de Fondos de Control Local y de Rendimiento de Cuentas (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés) del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa para el ciclo escolar que cierra el 30 de junio de 2015, y antes de su Adopción Final en concordancia con la sección 52062 del Código de Educación. El aviso de la Notificación de Audiencia Pública se ha colocado en cada una de las escuelas primarias, secundarias, preparatorias y en la Oficina del Distrito. 

 La versión propuesta del LCAP estará disponible para la inspección del público en el Centro de Educación del Distrito en horas y días hábiles del 2 al 24 de junio de 2014, 7:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m. 
También está disponible en Internet en: https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/lcap

Dated:  Friday, May 30, 2014/Fechado: viernes, 30 de mayo de 2014

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/1/14

Audience: Homepage

N-MUSD recently distributed a survey district-wide asking the following BIG QUESTION: Should the District start school earlier for 2015-16?  As a reminder, the traditional 2014-15 school calendar is already approved and was not part of this survey.

NMUSD’s school calendar is developed after receiving feedback from various stakeholder groups through a Calendar Committee representing students, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff from various NMUSD departments including assessment, transportation, human resources and nutrition services. In addition to this feedback, the draft calendar is based on California Education Code, recommendations from the Orange County Department of Education and traditional NMUSD practices.

The survey was intended to gather input on options for the 2015/16 school year and beyond.  It  was launched on April 19 and received input through May 9, 2014.  A reported 3,865 district stakeholders participated in the survey.  The District will now evaluate the responses in connection with the negotiations process with the employee unions.   All draft calendars are considered by the District and the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) in the negotiations process and are included in the NMUSD-NMFT Collective Bargaining Agreement for approval by NMFT and the Board of Education.  The impact of a calendar change may also require negotiations with CSEA if it is within the scope of bargaining.

The District would like to sincerely thank individuals for participating in the calendar survey.  The attached survey results will assist N-MUSD with establishing the school calendars for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years.   Based on the initial results, the majority of participants selected Option 1- status quo – don’t make any changes; begin school the day after labor day.

The District hopes to have a negotiated draft calendar to present to the Board of Education for adoption on June 24, 2014.

Laura Boss
Director of District Communications
Public Information Office

Cell: 714-936-0483 Office: 714-424-5070
lboss@nmusd.us  www.nmusd.us
“Become Our Fan” at Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/nmusd1

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/1/14

Audience: Homepage, Counseling and Homepage

SENIORS: College Application Boot Camp
Get a jumpstart of your fall college applications. Many college application deadlines range from October-December.Having your personal statement and letters of recommendation requests out of the way is a great way to start your senior year. College Wise, a college preparation service, will coach students through this process.

JUNIORS: SAT/ACT Prep & Strategies Workshop
Taking prep tests are a great way to become familiar with the SAT and ACT. However, this workshop session is not a prep test, but rather real strategies and tips for taking the SAT and ACT tests. Princeton Review, a test preparation service, will assist with strategies and preparation during this session.

Click Here For More Information

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/14/14

Audience: Homepage

Wednesday, May 21st is Newport Harbor's 20th annual Evening of the Arts where you can enjoy work from our Visual, Performing and Culinary Arts departments.  The fun starts at 6pm and lasts until 9pm.  Admission is free, but bring money to enjoy some delicious delicacies from our own NHHS Culinary Arts. Everyone is invited, so bring your friends and family and don’t miss out on this spectacular event!

YOU have a chance to show off your creativity! If you are a student, pick up a postcard from any art teacher or the library, get creative and submit to Mrs. McKeon in 183 by Monday, May 19th. If you are a parent, please pick up a postcard from the main office under the bell tower and submit your finished art postcard to the main office by Monday, May 19th.  All “appropriate” entries will be displayed at Evening of the Arts on May 21st and the winner will get a $25 Visa gift card. Take part in this awesome group installation!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/14/14

Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Calendar Survey Link:  http://www.k12insight.com/k/RQsVRTUsUPYsPsPsP

BIG QUESTION: Should the District start school earlier for 2015-16?

We are working on 2015-16 and thereafter. The traditional 2014-15 school calendar is already approved.

Survey for 2015-16
NMUSD is in the process of reviewing and establishing our school calendars for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. We are seeking insight from our community as we develop the calendars. The Calendar Committee has recommended that this survey be performed to determine if the community would be willing to consider alternatives to the NMUSD calendar.

Traditionally, the first day of the school year for NMUSD is the day after Labor Day. An earlier start date would allow for an earlier release time in June and/or an extended break during Thanksgiving. Both of these issues have been raised by stakeholders over the years.

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa
Encuesta sobre el calendario  Link: http://www.k12insight.com/k/RQsVRTUsUPYsPsPsP

LA GRAN PREGUNTA:¿El Distrito debería comenzar la escuela más temprano en 2015-16?

Estamos trabajando en el período 2015-16 y en adelante. El calendario escolar tradicional de 2014-15 ya está aprobado.

Encuesta para 2015-16
El NMSUD está en proceso de revisar y establecer nuestros calendarios escolares para los años escolares 2015-16 y 2016-17. Estamos buscando ideas de nuestra comunidad a medida que desarrollamos los calendarios. El Comité del Calendario ha recomendado hacer esta encuesta para determinar si la comunidad estaría dispuesta a considerar alternativas para el calendario del NMUSD.

Tradicionalmente, el primer día del año escolar para el NMUSD es el día después del Día del Trabajo. Una fecha anterior permitirá el inicio del receso más temprano en junio o un receso extendido durante Acción de Gracias. Estos dos temas han sido planteados por los interesados durante los últimos años.

Laura Boss
Director of District Communications
Public Information Office
Cell: 714-936-0483 Office: 714-424-5070
lboss@nmusd.us  www.nmusd.us
“Become Our Fan” at Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/nmusd1

 

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/28/14

Audience: Athletics and Homepage

LOS ALAMITOS — The winners of the annual CIF Southern Section-Ford Academic Awards program were announced at the CIF-SS Office today. The team awards are based on an unweighted cumulative grade point average for the first semester grades. To be considered, teams must have a minimum 3.0 GPA average (4.0 scale) in college-prep courses in the first semester of the 2013-14 school year. The highest team GPA in each sport determines the winner. Schools are divided into two enrollment categories, 1500 and above and 1499 and below. The team with the highest GPA in each enrollment category for each sport receives the award. The first place teams receive a banner to commemorate their achievement. All teams who participate receive Academic Award certificates for their student athletes. Each CIF-SS member school is entitled to name a male and a female “Student-Athlete-of-the-Year” as well. Recipients of the individual awards must be seniors that have maintained a minimum of a 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) in college-prep courses over the past three years, in addition to earning a letter in at least one varsity sport and participating in extracurricular activities (music, drama, service groups, etc.). The Academic Awards program is sponsored by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Ford. The Woman’s Southern California Golf Association also provides scholarship grants to the Top-three placing schools per sport for all female team categories. The winners will be honored in a pre-game ceremony before the April 29 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim game vs. the Cleveland Indians.

See the attached list of NHHS Team GPAs.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 4/23/14

Audience: Homepage and All Staff Unique ID
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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/23/14

Audience: Homepage

Measles Outbreak in Orange County
MMR Vaccine Highly Recommended

(Santa Ana) – Orange County has twenty-one confirmed cases of measles in 2014, the most reported by any county in California.  The Health Care Agency expects that the measles outbreak will continue to spread, and reminds the public that the best way to prevent the measles is by getting vaccinated.
 
Five of the 21 cases have been children, none of them immunized. Five have been healthcare workers who became ill after exposure to measles cases. The Health Care Agency will take every precaution to prevent outbreaks in health care facilities, schools and daycare facilities.  Unimmunized children, school and daycare staff, and healthcare workers who are exposed to the measles will be instructed to stay home for up to 21 days after exposure.
 
Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes. Measles spreads very easily by air and by direct contact with an infected person.  People are contagious from approximately four days before the rash appears through four days after the rash appears. Anyone suspecting they have measles should CALL their medical provider BEFORE arriving at the medical office to avoid exposing others to the measles virus.        
 
Two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine are very protective; individuals who have not received two doses of MMR vaccine may be at risk of infection. Vaccination is especially important for children, health care workers, adolescents and adults who have not been adequately vaccinated, and people planning foreign travel. The MMR vaccine is widely available from medical providers throughout Orange County. A list of free and low-cost vaccinations is available on the Health Care Agency website.  
 
Protect Yourself and Family from Measles:
  • Children should receive their first MMR vaccine at 12-15 months of age. The second dose of MMR is given at 4 to 6 years of age before going to school.
  • Vaccinating children, adolescents and adults is the best way to protect infants who are too young to receive the MMR vaccine.
  • Vaccinations are very safe. The benefits far outweigh any risks. Side effects are usually mild, such as soreness where the shot was given.
  • Measles is found in many parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Vaccination before traveling is recommended. Learn more about measles by visiting the Health Care Agency or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/14/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

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Posted by: Emily Luevanos, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/7/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The District String Workshop will be held Tuesday, April 29 at Ensign Intermediate School.  Performance time is 6:00pm.

Ensign is located at: 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

This will be a fun evening of string music which will highlight secondary string students playing alongside elementary students.  The District String Workshop promises to be a wonderful evening of music that spotlights the special sense of teamwork that exists between all Newport-Mesa music teachers and students. We hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/3/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The District Vocal Festival will be held on Tuesday, April 1 at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church.  The start time is 6:00 p.m.

Saint Andrew's is located at: 600 Saint Andrews Road, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Students across the district from Elementary, Middle School, and High School will rehearse together that afternoon culminating in a combined performance that evening at 6pm.  Students will be directed by NMUSD music teachers, Tamara Fairbanks, Nick St. Royal, Jon Lindfors, and Val Jamora.  Guest Directors include, Dr. James Melton, Director of Choral Activities and Department Chair at Vanguard University, Chris Gravis, Choral Director of the Orange County Choral Society, and Kaley Eaton and Renee Rulon Cortez from The Pacific Chorale Academy.  This will be a special evening of high quality vocal music that you will not want to miss!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/26/14

Audience: Athletics and Homepage

Here is our boys tennis update for the week:  We played at Tesoro on Monday and showed up strong with a 13-5 win.  We hosted St. Margarets yesterday and came through with another 13-5 win.  Our #1 singles player Reese Stalder is undefeated in singles thus far and our #1 doubles of Sean Perrier/Garrett Byers have only dropped one set thus far.  Also, Garrett Hall earned his first Varsity doubles sweep yesterday by winning all 3 of his doubles sets for the day.  We are very excited as we improve to 8-1 and hope to keep improving as we move forward and enter Sunset League play.  Thanks so much for all of your support, and we will continue to do our best to represent NHHS to the best of our ability.  GO Sailors!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 3/20/14

Audience: Parents and Homepage

ArreiS 2014
The Most Spectacular Dance Event of the Year!

March 19, 20, 21 & 22 @ 7:00 pm
Newport Harbor High School
Robert Wentz Theater
Students and Children $10 Adults $15 
Premium/Reserved seating is also available for $25. 
Presale tickets available at ASB Office beginning March 11
Tickets will also be available at the Door
For More Information Call
949.515.6368

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/19/14

Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

National Honor Society Student versus Teacher Annual Basketball Game

When:  Wednesday, March 26, 2014  6 - 8pm
Where:  n the Big Gym
What: The National Honor Society Annual Students versus Teachers Basketball Game


Come root for your favorite team. Come watch your favorite teachers SWEAT!!! Come watch the Teachers Getting "SCHOOLED"!
$5.00 Students & $10.00 Adults
 
There will be a snack bar and a half time "Knock-Out" Contest.  Prizes will be awarded to winners! Proceeds go toward National Honor Society Scholarships.
 
Bring your friends and families have FUN!  Celebrate Sailor Pride!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 3/18/14

Audience: Homepage

Notice of Provisional Appointment of Board Member for Trustee Area 1

Date:   Thursday, March 13, 2014

Following a public interview process on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District selected Mrs. Vicki Snell to replace Mr. David Brooks as the representative for Trustee Area 1. 

The Board of Education of the District had previously announced the resignation of Mr. David Brooks from the District's Board of Education, effective March 11, 2014.  This deferred resignation was filed with the County Superintendent of Schools on January 17, 2014.

Mrs. Snell was seated at the March 11, 2014 board meeting and administered the oath of office.  Mrs. Snell’s provisional appointment is effective through December 5, 2014.

Unless a petition calling for a special election pursuant to Education Code 5091 is filed in the office of the County Superintendent within 30 days of the provisional appointment, the appointment of Mrs. Snell shall become an effective appointment.

The provisional appointment shall be effective until the next regularly scheduled Board of Education election, November 4, 2014.  At such election, a permanent representative for Trustee Area 1 will be selected and will be installed for the remainder of  the term through the November 2016 Board election.

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/13/14

Audience: Counseling and Homepage

NHHS Counseling Presents The Admission Game®
An Interactive Presentation of the College Admission Process
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM
NHHS Robert B. Wentz Theatre
Students and Parents Welcome- all grades
Featuring: Peter Van Buskirk - Author, Motivational Speaker, and Former Dean of Admission, Creator of the Best College Fit™
Featured: The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times,
USA Today, Family Circle, and "Oprah and Friends" with Jean Chatzky
Learn what will happen to your application behind closed doors!

  • Become a member of an admission committee
  • Review four candidates' credentials
  • Debate their strengths and weaknesses
  • Vote to determine who gets in

Questions?  Please email Mary Glenn at mglenn@nmusd.us or call 949-515-6361

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 3/11/14

Audience: Homepage

Please help us by taking this quick survey.  Deadline to participate is Friday, March 14.

Request for Input Re Naming of Heritage Hall Room at Newport Harbor High School in honor of Mr. Web Jones

http://www.k12insight.com/k/RQsVRTUsUPVsPsPsP

Background: Joseph Robinson and Larry Jones have requested that the Newport Harbor High School Heritage Hall be named the “Web Jones Heritage Hall, ”in honor of Mr. Web Jones, who served the district for 30 years as a teacher at Newport Harbor High School followed by 20 years as the curator/coordinator of Heritage Hall.

Information:

    -Mr. Jones taught at NHHS from 1949-1982
    -Mr. Jones was the curator/coordinator for Heritage Hall,   1984-2004
    -Mr. Jones devoted over 20 years of his retired life to Heritage Hall creating museum quality exhibits and preserving the memorabilia of the past school

    Please see the two letters of recommendation in support of the naming

Process:

The Governing Board considers the naming of district property an extremely important task. It recognizes that community input and discussion are an integral part of the process. It also recognizes that as time passes, the facts, conditions, and the reasons that went into the decision to name a district property may not be known to future Board members or interested individuals. All district facilities including: buildings, rooms, property, playing fields, equipment, etc., of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District shall be named by the Board in accordance with the following criteria:

1. Individuals, living or deceased, who have contributed greatly to the betterment of society and/or the local community, area and/or district.

2. Individuals, living or deceased, who have served with distinction in their field of endeavor and represent a positive role model that would reflect with honor on the district.

3. Individuals, living or deceased, who have made contributions of state, national or worldwide significance.

4. The geographic area in which the property is located.

5. The proposed name shall have significant meaning to the individuals in the area. The Board's goal is to ensure that the naming of facilities honors those who are truly deserving of a permanent memorial and reflective of the purpose and mission of the district.

An Ad Hoc Committee is required to meet to begin the process. The Ad Hoc Committee consisting of members of all four district zones met on February 13, 2014 to initiate this process. The next step according to Board Policy is to provide an opportunity to collect public input pro or con on this proposed naming. The comment period will be open Friday, March 7 and conclude on Friday, March 14. Following community input, the information will go before the N-MUSD Board of Education on March 25, 2014.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/10/14

Audience: Homepage

Your Spirit Run Check List 1,2,3:

1.      Now!
Sign Up today for Race Day - Sunday, March 23rd at Fashion Island. www.nmspiritrun.org.


2.      Thursday, March 20
Shop or Dine at Whole Foods Fashion Island – all day 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Whole Foods is giving back 5% of the day’s proceeds to N-MUSD! Packet Pick Up at Whole Foods from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

3.      Sunday, March 23

Race Day at Fashion Island. www.nmspiritrun.org.

Before and after your race, enjoy a pancake breakfast by Plum's Cafe and other fun food, live music, and exciting activities at Spirit Run’s Youth and Fitness Expo!   

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/6/14

Audience: Homepage

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BOARD OF EDUCATION APPOINTS VICKI SNELL AS TRUSTEE AREA 1 PROVISIONAL CANDIDATE TO REPLACE RETIRING BOARD MEMBER DAVID BROOKS

The N-MUSD Board of Education met earlier today to conduct interviews of six candidates: Christopher Blank, Clay Epperson, Erin McCarthy, Michael Schwarzmann, Vicki Snell, and Sheri Turner.  The public meeting included a half hour interview of each candidate followed by discussion and action.

The Board expressed their sincere appreciation to the six candidates for applying and participating in the public interview process.  “Each candidate was exceptional and it was a tough decision,” said Board President Karen Yelsey.  “We hope the candidates will continue to stay involved and share their insights with the Board.”

After the public deliberation, Vicki Snell was selected.  Mrs. Snell will be seated at the March 11, 2014 board meeting and administered the oath of office.  Mrs. Snell’s provisional appointment is effective through December 5, 2014.  She will need to stand for election in November 2014 to serve as the permanent representative of Trustee Area 1 and again in November 2016 to return Trustee Area 1 to its correct Board election cycle.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/4/14

Audience: Homepage

In case you missed it, due to popular demand, there will be a second informational meeting about Newport- Mesa’s newest high school, Early College High School,  on March 19th at 6:30 pm on the ECHS campus.  ECHS is a small school where students have the opportunity to earn college credit through the dual enrollment program with our partners at OCC and UCI.  Courses taken at ECHS are transferable to the four and two year college system thus saving time and money.   Please view the attached flyer and visit earlycollege.nmusd.us for more information

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/3/14

Audience: Homepage
Special Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
12:30 p.m. Flagship Presentations
3:00 p.m. Board Candidate Interviews for Trustee Area 1

http://nmusd.csbaagendaonline.net/cgi-bin/WebObjects/nmusd-eAgenda.woa/wa/showMeeting
 
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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/3/14

Audience: Homepage

On Thursday March, 6th SPAC is holding a blood drive. It will run from 7:30am until 1:30pm in the Social Hall (near the anchor).  Seniors who donate during zero period (before 8:00am) will receive double community service hours! Help save lives with SPAC on Thursday March, 6th!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 2/28/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Over the break our FHA-HERO students competed in their region culinary competitions.  This is a new competition team for Harbor, as we've only competed in ProStart before last year. The team took home gold in Wedding Cakes (Cheyenne Whitacre), Salad Preparation (Ali Millar), and Patisserie (Natalia Tortorello), bronze in Advanced Cakes (Amanda Lacher) and Patisserie (Lauren Schaffer), 4th in Commercial Food Preparation (Savannah Caviston and Gavin Zavala), and 5th in Patisserie (Alejandro Gomez).  Student Natalia Tortorello took home the Best In Show ribbon and the team is advancing on to the State Competition.

In March we will be heading up to Sacramento to compete in a different culinary competition, ProStart.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 2/24/14

Audience: Homepage

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD), Early Childhood Education Department continually strives to enhance high quality preschool opportunities in our community.  Currently the N-MUSD Early Childhood Education Department is researching community interest and need for creating additional high quality fee-based preschool programs available to families living inside and outside the N-MUSD  attendance areas.  Survey results will assist to inform decisions regarding programmatic preferences, potential preschool site locations and program service hours.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/24/14

Audience: Homepage

Newport Harbor High School Theater Arts Presents Lucky Stiff!

February 13, 14, 15 at 7:00p.m.
February 15 Matinee at 2p.m.
Newport Harbor High School, Robert B. Wentz Theater
600 Irvine Avenue Newport Beach, CA

Tickets on sale here !

See attached flyer for more details!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/5/14

Audience: Counseling, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Newport Harbor High School Counseling and College & Career Center Present:
The 15th ANNUAL

College Knowledge Night

When:    Wednesday March 5, 2014
Time:     5:45pm-6:00pm:  College & Career Center Check-In & Schedule
             6:00pm-8:00pm:  College Knowledge Night Presentations
Where:   Newport Harbor High School
              (see workshops for specific rooms)
What:    An Informative College Preparation Event
Who:     All students and parents welcome from all high schools in the NMUSD district.

Some sessions include:
The University of California (UC)
The California State University (CSU)
SAT Preparation
Essay Writing
Interview Tips
NCAA Eligibility
Attending an East Coast College
Community College Transfer Programs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Attending a Private University

***There will be tables outside College Center with Summer Opportunities information***
Questions:  Call NHHS Counseling at 949.515.6304

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 1/28/14

Audience: Homepage

Seniors who are planning on going to a community college or four-year college need to file a CalGrant.  Ms. Angie in the counseling office will be doing you a courtesy by filing it electronically if you get the form turned into her

NO LATER than Feb. 14th. 

If you have any questions, please contact her at 949-515-6304 or see your counselor.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 1/14/14

Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

You are invited to attend...

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Newport Harbor High School

When:    Thursday, December 5, 2013
Time:     6:30 p.m.
Where:   Whittier Elementary School, MPR
              1800 Whittier Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627       
              Telephone: 949-515-6360

Topics of Discussion:

  • OCC Counselor, Denia Guillen :
    • Difference between “College” and “University”
    • Getting your student ready for college
    • How to receive financial support for college

Training Topic(s):     

  • CALPADS Report:  Information on how many students come from homes that speak languages other than English and the services they receive at school.

FREE Raffle prizes, refreshments, and childcare will be provided.

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Los invitamos a asistir al...

Comité Consejero del Programa Estatal para Alumnos Aprendiendo Inglés (ELAC)
Escuela Preparatoria Newport Harbor

Cuándo:   Jueves 5 de diciembre de 2013
Hora:       6:30 p.m.
Dónde:     Cafetería de la Escuela Primaria Whittier
               1800 Whittier Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
               Teléfono: 949-515-6360

Asuntos a Tratar:        

  • Denia Guillén, Consejera de Orange Coast College (OCC) estará presentando la siguiente información importante:
    • La diferencia entre un “College” y una “Universidad”
    • Cómo preparar a su hijo/a para el college/universidad
    • Cómo recibir ayuda financiera para el college/universidad

Actividad de Capacitación:
    

  • Reporte CALPADS: Información acerca de cuántos estudiantes de la escuela hablan otro idioma aparte del inglés y los servicios que reciben.

Gratis: ¡Habrá rifas, premios, café y galletas! Tendremos cuidado para niños GRATIS!

Además, si los estudiantes vienen a ayudar a la niñera, recibirán horas de servicio a la comunidad. (Para recibir crédito, ES NECESARIO que los padres de estos estudiantes estén presentes en la junta).

 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 11/25/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Parents Speak Up – Your ideas are important to us!

Open Now – December 20th, 2013

http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013/

Be a part of the conversation! Starting today we will be participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is the first survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. As key stakeholders, Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)'s education. Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of over 2.6 million students, teachers, and parents from all 50 states, as well as internationally. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community—and contributing to the national dialog about science, technology, and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

The online survey is open to students, educators and parents; it’s quick and easy to get involved.  To take the survey visit: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013/  and click the blue parents enter here button!

Your secret word is: nmusd

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 11/15/13

Audience: Homepage

BOMBURGER is very generously hosting a fundraiser for NHHS Girls Basketball!  25% of your meal will go to the basketball boosters.

Come show your Sailor spirit and grab a burger and fries before the game!  

BOMBURGER
488 E. 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

11am-9pm

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/16/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Please see the attached link to view the 2013/14 K-12 District Priorities officially approved by the Board of Education on September 24, 2013.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/3/13

Audience: Homepage

You are invited to attend...
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Newport Harbor High School

When:    Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time:    6:30 p.m.
Where:    Whittier Elementary School, MPR
1800 Whittier Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627        
Telephone: 949-515-6360

Topics of Discussion:
Meet our new Principal, Mr. Sean Boulton!
PSAT Test

Training Topic(s):     
Program for English Learners
School Attendance

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/30/13

Audience: Principals and Homepage

OUR MISSION:

The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation is a nonprofit, all volunteer, community-based organization that promotes private support for public education in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. We are dedicated to serving all schools, all students and all teachers in our district by raising funds to enrich school programs, including our annual `Grants to Teachers' program.

We work on a variety of projects to support and enhance the students and teachers in our school district. These include:

  • GRANTS TO TEACHERS PROGRAM  - Upon learning that many teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own monies each year to purchase supplies and materials to initiante creative and innovative programs that stimulate children to learn, the Grants to Teahcers Program was established. The Grants Program is available to all certified staff throughout the entire schoool district and encourages educators who have unique ideas to apply for funding. Over 3,000 students benefit from the Foundation's grants each year that have included - books, computer hardware and software, educational media and other curriculum support.
  • GRANTS TO TEACHERS AWARD DINNER - Annual dinner to honor outstanding teachers and award "Grants to Teachers"
  • SUPPORT TO NON-SPORT CURRICULUM PROGRAMS
  • SUPPORT OF DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation welcomes and needs your financial support. Donations may be made by check or credit card.

To Make Your Donation by Mail:  

Please click on the link below to download a donation form. Print and fill out the form and mail along with your check made out to: NMSF.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwQSHOaLUD9rVEF3dEg4dnB3cVk/edit?usp=sharing

Mailing donation forms along with your checks to:

Newport Mesa Schools Foundation

P.O. Box 1368

Newport Beach, CA, 92663

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/25/13

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

Regrettably, former Newport Harbor Football Coach, Ernie Johnson, passed away September 15, 2013.  Coach Johnson coached the Sailors during their 1970 season when Newport Harbor won its first league title in 28 years!   The film “Touchdown Newport” a documentary based on Coach Johnson’s time with the Sailors was recently viewed in NHHS’s Loates Theatre for the 2013 Football Team.    Our deepest sympathies go out to Coach Johnson’s Family.

Daily Pilot Article:   Coach Ernie Johnson – Touchdown Newport

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/18/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

THE NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE 60119 AND 60422 – SUFFICIENCY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2013 AT APPROXIMATELY 7:05 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT EDUCATION CENTER BOARDROOM, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

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EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNIFICADO NEWPORT-MESA TENDRÁ UNA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA EN CONCORDANCIA CON EL CÓDIGO DE EDUCACIÓN 60119 Y 60422 – SUFICIENCIA DE MATERIALES DE INSTRUCCIÓN ALINEADOS A LAS NORMAS ACADÉMICAS PARA EL AÑO ESCOLAR 2013-2014.

LA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA SE LLEVARÁ A CABO EN CONJUNCIÓN CON LA JUNTA REGULAR PROGRAMADA PARA EL MARTES, 8 DE OCTUBRE DE 2013, A LAS 7:05 P.M. APROXIMADAMENTE, EN LA SALA DE JUNTAS DE LA MESA DIRECTIVA DEL CENTRO DE EDUCACIÓN DEL DISTRITO, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/16/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District offers mySchoolBucks, a convenient online service that allows you to securely pay for your student’s meals online using your credit/debit card or electronic check.

You can:

- Set Up Recurring Payments

- Track & Review Meal History

- Create Low Balance Alerts

- Make Payments with the New Mobile App

- And More…

Sign up now! Registering for your FREE account is easy, go to https://www.mySchoolBucks.com.  Create a secure account and never worry again about sending cash or checks with your student(s) to school again!

Click the link below to get the NEW mobile app:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/etc/getmobileapp.do

For questions contact Nutrition Services at: 714-424-5090

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/3/13

Audience: Principals and Homepage

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013

California State School Superintendent Tom Torlakson released the 2013 Standard Testing and Reporting (STAR) results today. Consistent with our colleagues throughout California, N-MUSD’s  test scores slipped slightly amid the constant changes and uncertainty facing our educational system.

In the last eleven years, N-MUSD has consistently shown gains on the STAR. N-MUSD Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro shared, “After more than a decade of growth, N-MUSD maintains a respectable level of achievement. We anticipated the slight dip in scores as our focus has changed during this past year as we prepare to transition to the Common Core State Standards.”

N-MUSD will continue to analyze the results and areas of focus as we move into the curriculum development for the Common Core. The District views this as an opportunity for an academic “audit”.

One of the programs fully piloted this year at Wilson and Pomona Elementary Schools is SWUN Math. The District is pleased to share some highlights from these schools. Wilson Elementary School is the only school in N-MUSD where every grade level increased more than 6 points. Pomona Elementary School’s results show 2nd graders at the 85th percentile and 4th graders at the 89th percentile. The District would also like to highlight that Paularino Elementary School’s 4th graders are at the 90th percentile. These are just a few examples of the trends in growth we anticipate in the coming years as we continue to enhance our K-12 academic infrastructure.

The teachers, staff, administrators and students are to be praised for their hard work and resilience as well as our parents for their continuing support and commitment.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/8/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces New Principal of Newport Harbor High School (NHHS)

Newport-Mesa Unified School District is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Sean Boulton as Principal of Newport Harbor High School. 

Mr. Boulton’s selection is the result of a successful recruitment process.  The process included a community forum held at the school and an online survey to gather input from parents and staff about the attributes they would like to see in their next principal. Panel members selected to participate in the district interview process included parent and staff representatives from NHHS.  The input received from the NHHS school community was used to guide the interview process and resulted in identifying Mr. Boulton as the leader who best meets the needs of the school.

Mr.Boulton is an experienced high school administrator and educator.  Since 2008, he has served as the Principal of Laguna Hills High School in Saddleback Valley.  Laguna Hills High School has thrived under Mr. Boulton’s leadership.  Their API has reached 854 from 779; 48% of graduates completed University of California A-G requirements; he has grown the 25-year old International Baccalaureate Program which is slated to award 39 diplomas next year; and started Laguna Hills High School Culinary Arts and Chinese Mandarin programs in 2012.

Mr. Boulton also has previous experience in Newport-Mesa Unified School District serving as a teacher at Ensign and assistant principal at Estancia High School.  He is also a member of the Newport-Mesa community and shared, “Newport Harbor High School is one of those rare places where history, community, and educational excellence come together.  I cannot wait to meet students, teachers, parents, and members of the educational community.  My wife and I have two children that will one day be Sailors, and to be connected in such a unique way is remarkable.  I'm honored to be the next leader of NHHS, and as always, Go Sailors!"

Mr. Boulton’s appointment is scheduled for official ratification by the Board of Education at the next regular scheduled board meeting on August 27, 2013.   Mr. Boulton’s transition to Newport Harbor High School is still being finalized between Saddleback and N-MUSD. 

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Para difusión inmediata: miércoles, 31 de julio de 2013

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa anuncia el nombramiento del nuevo Director de la Escuela Preparatoria Newport Harbor (NHHS)

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tiene el placer de anunciar  que se ha seleccionado al Sr. Sean Boulton como Director de la Escuela Preparatoria Newport Harbor. 

La selección del Sr. Boulton es el resultado de un proceso de reclutamiento exitoso.  El proceso incluyó un foro para la comunidad que se llevó a cabo en la escuela y una encuesta por Internet para recolectar las opiniones de los padres de familia y del personal acerca de los atributos que les gustaría ver en el nuevo director.  Según el proceso del distrito, se seleccionaron participantes para el panel de entrevista el cual incluyó a representantes de los padres de familia y del personal de la Escuela Newport Harbor High School (NHHS, por sus siglas en inglés). La información que recibimos de la comunidad de NHHS se utilizó para guiar el proceso de entrevista el cual tuvo como resultado que se identificara al Sr. Boulton como el líder que mejor llena las necesidades de la escuela.

El Sr.Boulton es un administrador y educador de nivel preparatoria con experiencia. Desde 2008, ha servido como Director de la Escuela Preparatoria Laguna Hills en Saddleback Valley.  La Preparatoria Laguna Hills ha prosperado bajo el liderazgo del Sr. Boulton.  Su Índice de Desempeño Académico (API, por sus siglas en inglés) ha aumentado a 854 de 779 y 48% de sus graduados completaron los requisitos A-G de la Universidad de California. Él ha aumentado el programa con 25 años de antigüedad International Baccalaureate, el cual tiene programado otorgar 39 diplomas el año próximo e inició los programas de Artes Culinarias y Chino-mandarín en la Preparatoria Laguna en 2012.

El Sr. Boulton también tiene previa experiencia en el Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa como maestro en Ensign y subdirector en la Escuela Preparatoria Estancia.  También, es miembro de la comunidad de Newport-Mesa y compartió, “la Preparatoria Newport Harbor es uno de esos raros lugares donde la historia, la comunidad y la excelencia educativa se aúnan.  Espero con ansia conocer a los estudiantes, a los maestros, a los padres de familia y a los miembros de la comunidad educacional. Mi esposa y yo tenemos dos niños que un día serán estudiantes de NHHS “Sailors”, y estar conectados de manera tan especial será notable. Será para mí un honor ser el siguiente líder de NHHS, y como siempre, ¡arriba los Sailors!"

El nombramiento del Sr. Boulton está programado para ratificación oficial de la Mesa Directiva de Educación durante su próxima junta regular programada para el 27 de agosto de 2013.  La transición del Sr. Boulton a la Preparatoria Newport Harbor todavía se está finalizando entre el Distrito Saddleback y N-MUSD. 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/31/13

Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Bus Pass Office will issue new bus passes throughout the summer months. To avoid long lines, you are encouraged to request your passes by mail. Please have your application to our office by August 1st, 2013 for 1st day of school service. New passes will be sent to the school sites to be distributed to your students. Click here for Bus Pass Applications and Information.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/21/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The District is seeking input from the NHHS School community regarding the qualities and attributes they would like to see in the next principal. Your input is extremely valuable! All input will be collected and will be considered during the selection process. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education thanks you for your time and participation.

All survey responses are anonymous unless you select at the end of the survey to provide your name in the space provided. This is completely optional.


Attached is the survey link which will be open until July 8, 2013.



 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/14/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

“TOUCHDOWN NEWPORT” – A 50 minute movie about Newport Harbor Football in 1970, featuring legendary coach, Ernie Johnson.  Just featured in the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival, where it sold out the Lido Theater.  Here’s the trailer – http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi3939935257/


Buy your tickets now for $10 each.  Our goal is to sell out the 499-seat theater, and have more than 100 alumni and their families in attendance.  Here’s where you can buy your tickets now.   http://newportharborfootball.org/fundraising-2/touchdown-newport/  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/12/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The District is seeking input from the Newport Harbor High School community regarding the qualities and attributes you would like to see in the next principal. Your input is extremely valuable! All input will be collected and will be considered during the selection process. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education thanks you for your time and participation.

All survey responses are anonymous unless you select at the end of the survey to provide your name in the space provided. This is completely optional.

In addition to the online survey, the District would like to invite all families and stakeholders to the following community forum:

*     Newport Harbor High School - Monday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m. - NHHS Theater

Contact for the principal search process is John Caldecott, Executive Director of Human Resources jcaldecott@nmusd.us 714-424-5041.

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport Mesa Encuesta de opiniones - Nuevo Director 

Para la siguiente escuela: Preparatoria Newport Harbor High School

El Distrito necesita la opinión de la comunidad de la Preparatoria Newport Harbor High School acerca de las cualidades y características que le gustaría ver en su siguiente director. ¡Su opinión es extremadamente valiosa! Recopilaremos todos sus comentarios y los tomaremos en consideración durante el proceso de selección. La Mesa Directiva del Consejo de Educación del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa le agradece su tiempo y participación.

Todas las respuestas de la encuesta son anónimas excepto cuando usted opte por proporcionar su nombre en el espacio indicado al final de la encuesta. Proporcionar su nombre es totalmente opcional.

Además de la encuesta por Internet, al Distrito le gustaría invitar a todas las familias y personas interesadas al siguiente foro para la comunidad:

*     Escuela Preparatoria Newport Harbor – lunes, 17 de junio, 6:00 p.m. – Teatro de la Preparatoria NHHS

Para comunicaciones respecto al proceso de búsqueda de nuevo director, envíen mensaje electrónico a John Caldecott a jcaldecott@nmusd.us o llamen al 714-424-5041.

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Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 6/12/13

Audience: Homepage

English Department Book Fair Fundraiser

June 11 & 12 in Upper Sims

Please support the NHHS English department by purchasing your books for summer reading assignments from our book fair with Barnes and Noble. 

Summer reading book lists and assignments are available from your English teacher or on our department web page on school loop.

If you have any questions, please contact Cori Ciok cciok@nmusd.us

Thanks in advance for your support!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/7/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 7, 2013

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Recommendations for Principal Changes at Newport Elementary and Tewinkle Middle School; Principal Openings at Rea Elementary and Newport Harbor High School; and, Appointment of Director of Pathways and Business Relations

 

Superintendent Fred Navarro is pleased to announce the following staff recommendations to be sent to the Board of Education for official approval on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
 
Newport Harbor High School – Principal Opening

Mr. Michael Vossen has served as the principal of Newport Harbor High School since 2000. During his tenure at NHHS, he has been a strong advocate for the enhancement and expansion of career technical programs both on the campus and district wide. The NHHS Culinary Arts Program is a nationally recognized award winning model. Michael’s knowledge and strengths in the area of career pathways combined with his leadership and business experience make him a match for the role of Director of Career Pathways and Business Relations in N-MUSD.

Pending Board approval, the position will begin July 1, 2013. N-MUSD will immediately begin the open search process for a new principal that will include staff, student, parent and community input. The goal is to have a new principal in place before the start of the new school year.

Rea Elementary School – Principal Opening

Dr. Anna Corral has served as the principal of Rea Elementary School since 2008 and has done an exemplary job.  Anna’s strong leadership skills and community outreach efforts have created a school environment rich in parent support and programs for all students.  Prior to Rea, Anna brought with her 13 years of experience serving as a middle/high school administrator.  Anna’s K-12 strengths make her a natural fit to transition to the role of principal of TeWinkle Middle School.

Pending Board approval, Anna will begin her new role as principal of TeWinkle Middle School July 1, 2013.  N-MUSD will immediately begin the open search process for a new principal that will include staff, student, parent and community input.  The goal is to have a new principal in place before the start of the new school year.

TeWinkle Middle School – Change in Principal

Rich Rodriguez has served as the principal of TeWinkle Middle School since 2010.  During his tenure, he has created innovative intervention programs for students and raised achievement levels including bringing TeWinkle’s API to over 800.  Prior to Rea, Rich served as principal of Newport Coast Elementary School.  His legacy for leading his instructional team into developing a strong professional learning community is still present at Newport Coast Elementary today.  Rich’s strengths in instructional leadership and student achievement make him a good fit to transition to the role of principal of Newport Elementary School. 

Pending Board approval, Rich will begin his new role as principal of Newport Elementary School July 1, 2013.  Dr. Anna Corral will transition to TeWinkle Middle School as the new principal at the same time.  

Newport Elementary School – Change in Principal

Dr. Amy Nagy has served as the principal of Newport Elementary School since 2004.  Dr. Nagy has led her team of instructional leaders to develop Newport Elementary School’s “Climate of Success,” by blending strong academics with a focus on character.  The “Best on the Beach” school will be in good hands as Dr. Nagy leaves her role as principal of Newport El.  Built on a solid foundation of success for all students, we expect a smooth transition as Rich Rodriguez assumes the role of Newport Elementary School’s new principal July 1, 2013.

As happens each year when we approach the conclusion of a school year, some staffing decisions remain in flux until such time as all transitions have occurred.  Dr. Nagy’s official role for the 2013/14 is still to be determined based on needs yet to be reconciled. 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/7/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 7, 2013

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Recommendations for Principal Changes at Newport Elementary and Tewinkle Middle School; Principal Openings at Rea Elementary and Newport Harbor High School; and, Appointment of Director of Pathways and Business Relations

Superintendent Fred Navarro is pleased to announce the following staff recommendations to be sent to the Board of Education for official approval on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Newport Harbor High School – Principal Opening

Mr. Michael Vossen has served as the principal of Newport Harbor High School since 2000. During his tenure at NHHS, he has been a strong advocate for the enhancement and expansion of career technical programs both on the campus and district wide. The NHHS Culinary Arts Program is a nationally recognized award winning model. Michael’s knowledge and strengths in the area of career pathways combined with his leadership and business experience make him a match for the role of Director of Career Pathways and Business Relations in N-MUSD.

Pending Board approval, the position will begin July 1, 2013. N-MUSD will immediately begin the open search process for a new principal that will include staff, student, parent and community input. The goal is to have a new principal in place before the start of the new school year.

Rea Elementary School – Principal Opening

Dr. Anna Corral has served as the principal of Rea Elementary School since 2008 and has done an exemplary job.  Anna’s strong leadership skills and community outreach efforts have created a school environment rich in parent support and programs for all students.  Prior to Rea, Anna brought with her 13 years of experience serving as a middle/high school administrator.  Anna’s K-12 strengths make her a natural fit to transition to the role of principal of TeWinkle Middle School.

Pending Board approval, Anna will begin her new role as principal of TeWinkle Middle School July 1, 2013.  N-MUSD will immediately begin the open search process for a new principal that will include staff, student, parent and community input.  The goal is to have a new principal in place before the start of the new school year.

TeWinkle Middle School – Change in Principal

Rich Rodriguez has served as the principal of TeWinkle Middle School since 2010.  During his tenure, he has created innovative intervention programs for students and raised achievement levels including bringing TeWinkle’s API to over 800.  Prior to Rea, Rich served as principal of Newport Coast Elementary School.  His legacy for leading his instructional team into developing a strong professional learning community is still present at Newport Coast Elementary today.  Rich’s strengths in instructional leadership and student achievement make him a good fit to transition to the role of principal of Newport Elementary School. 

Pending Board approval, Rich will begin his new role as principal of Newport Elementary School July 1, 2013.  Dr. Anna Corral will transition to TeWinkle Middle School as the new principal at the same time.  

Newport Elementary School – Change in Principal

Dr. Amy Nagy has served as the principal of Newport Elementary School since 2004.  Dr. Nagy has led her team of instructional leaders to develop Newport Elementary School’s “Climate of Success,” by blending strong academics with a focus on character.  The “Best on the Beach” school will be in good hands as Dr. Nagy leaves her role as principal of Newport El.  Built on a solid foundation of success for all students, we expect a smooth transition as Rich Rodriguez assumes the role of Newport Elementary School’s new principal July 1, 2013.

 As happens each year when we approach the conclusion of a school year, some staffing decisions remain in flux until such time as all transitions have occurred.  Dr. Nagy’s official role for the 2013/14 is still to be determined based on needs yet to be reconciled. 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/7/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

America's Best High Schools
May 6, 2013 5:00 AM EDT 

This year our ranking highlights the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation—those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent). Click here for full methodology.

Rank#         N-MUSD Comprehensive High Schools
200             Corona Del Mar High School
502             Newport Harbor High School
1075           Early College High School
1150          Costa Mesa High School
1703          Estancia High School

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/7/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage
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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/7/13

Audience: Homepage

The school recently received information on how our high school ranked in both the Washington Post - America's Most Challenging High Schools and U.S. News and World Report - Best High Schools rankings. Below are the results of each of these rankings:

 

Washington Post - America's Most Challenging High Schools

 

Out of approximately 22,000 schools surveyed nationwide, NHHS ranked in the Top 3% at 566th in the nation. The ranking is calculated by adding the total number of AP, IB and Advanced International Certificated of Education Tests taken by all students at the school and dividing it by the number of graduates for the 2012 Senior class. Data source: apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge

 

U.S. News and World Report - Best High Schools

 

Out of approximately the same 22,000 schools surveyed nationwide, NHHS once again ranked in the Top 3% at 575th in the nation (this is up from being ranked at 745th last year, an improvement of 170 spots and we are the only Newport-Mesa Unified School District high school that made an improvement from 2012 to 2013!) which gave us a "Silver Medal" designation nationwide. Schools that rank in the top 500 are recognized as "Gold Medal" school. The final ranking is determined by creating an index based on either AP or IB (whichever program has higher participation, which is AP participation for our site) tests. Seventy-five percent of the score is determined by test pass rate, and 25% is graduate participation rate in those tests based on the class of 2012.Data source:

 

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools

 

Congratulations to the students and staff for their outstanding work as well as to our school community for their ongoing support toward our mission.

 

NHHS ADMINISTRATION


 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/1/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

N-MUSD elementary school students and parents are invited to attend the 1st annual Costa Mesa Elementary Zone College Night.  The event will be held tonight, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Costa Mesa High School.

5:00 p.m.  Family Tail Gate Party $1 hot dog dinner
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visit over 20 college booths in the CMHS Gym and talk with College recruiters and financial aide representatives

Preparing For College Begins in Elementary School!

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/24/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

To review the information collected over the course of the last five months from the 33 community meetings held, please visit the following link:

https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/flagshipprograms

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/23/13

Audience: Principals and Homepage

Former Costa Mesa High School students Nicholas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, went missing in Trabuco Canyon on Easter Sunday.  Kyndall's mother Dawn Jack is an employee of N-MUSD and works at Corona del Mar High School.   On April 3 Nick was rescued and taken to Mission Hospital.  Earlier today, April 4, Kyndall was rescued and taken to UCI Medical Center. 

N-MUSD wishes to extend its support to the families and express sincere thanks to the members of the Orange County fire and police agencies as well as members of the community who volunteered their efforts in the search.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/4/13

Audience: Homepage

To All Incoming Freshman Parents

 

Our annual Incoming Freshman Parent Orientation Night is coming!  Please mark your calendars for April 22nd from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the large gym.  Parents, if your son/daughter will be attending, you are expected to accompany them throughout the entire presentation.  We look forward to seeing you on what is to be a fun and informative evening!
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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 4/1/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Newport Harbor Home and Garden Tour is coming up on Thursday, May 16, 2013.  Six homes have been selected to be featured this year on this annual  tour.  All six homes are located in Newport Beach and offer a variety of architectural and interior design styles.  Ticket price is $65 dollars and includes a morning reception, an outdoor luncheon and an afternoon reception.

Be sure to check out their new website, www.NewportHarborHomeTour.com.  This site makes purchasing tickets and volunteering so easy.  It also provides the public with lots of options for sponsorships.  The public can follow the latest news and updates of the home tour on facebook www.facebook.com/NewportHarborHomeGardenTour , pinterest www.pinterest.com/hometour  and twitter twitter.com/NHHSHomeTour .

This event was sold out last year, so buy your tickets early. This event also makes a great Mother's Day gift!  In the last five years alone, the home tour has raised $500,000 to benefit student programs at Newport Harbor High School.

To find out more, please visit www.NewportHarborHomeTour.com

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/11/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Newport Harbor Dance Proudly Presents

ArreiS 2013

The Most Spectacular Dance Event of the Year!

 

March 20, 21, 22 & 23 @ 7:00 pm

Newport Harbor High School

Robert Wentz Theater

Students and Children $10

Adults $15

Tickets will be available at the ASB Office and at the Door

For More Information Call

949.515.6368 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/5/13

Audience: Homepage

The third annual Student-Teacher Basketball Game will be played on Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30pm in the NHHS Gym. There will be a snack bar and a halftime "lightening" contest with prizes. Tickets are $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the ASB Store Window. Proceeds will go to National Honor Society College Scholarships and to this year's "cause" - to send as many cancer patients as we can to Round Up River Ranch through the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Come watch the heated competition. This year the teachers need revenge! Come cheer on both teams.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 3/1/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

On Thursday, February 28th, Whole Foods, Fashion Island will donate 5% of its net profits for the entire day to Newport-Mesa Spirit Run!

Please mark your calendar for Thursday, February 28th to go shopping or dining at Whole Foods, Fashion Island. And if you shop between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. you can also pick up your Spirit Run race number, t-shirt, and chip or register for the Spirit Run. It will be a fun time and a chance to say “Hello” to many of Newport-Mesa’s principals and school board members.

Packet pickup hours are:

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Also 5% Give Back Day!
  • Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Whole Foods, Fashion Island is located at Fashion Island at 415 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660. Whole Foods is open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Back Bay Tavern is open 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day. Phone number is 949-999-8572. Click for Map & Directions

Don't forget to sign up for the Newport-Mesa Spirit Run - Event is Sunday March 3, 2013 - Celebrating Our 30th Year! 

The Newport-Mesa Spirit Run is an award-winning children’s racing event that also hosts an adult 5K, 10K and 15K!   Newport-Mesa Spirit Run is a community event that provides all schools in the Newport- Mesa Unified School District the opportunity to share in the event’s net proceeds.

Join us in spreading the fitness and the fun to every student in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District!  Newport-Mesa Spirit Run provides scholarships for entry fees and bus transportation to the event to underprivileged students in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. 

For more information and registration, please visit: http://nmspiritrun.org/registration/

Join us in spreading the fitness and the fun to every student in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District!

The event is presented by Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, Inc., a California nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/20/13

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON 2013 AP EXAM REGISTRATION
AP Exam Testing is May 6-16, 2013

 

This message is to let all current AP students know that beginning Monday, February 25th (the day we return from Presidents Recess) you may begin paying for your 2013 AP Exams through the ASB Office. AP Exams must be paid for by Friday, April 12th. Cash or checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to NHHS. The price of the exam is $89, but will go up to $94 April 12, 2013.

  • Students must pick up AP Exam Registration packets from the College & Career Center located in lower Sims Hall. The packets contain the AP Exam schedule and information for students who can qualify for financial assistance (see paragraph below).
  • The only students who can qualify for financial assistance at this time are:
    1. those who qualify for the School District's Free or Reduced Lunch Program or
    2. whose family income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty income level.

The AP Exam Registration packets contain reduced fee applications for these two categories. Students who feel they qualify must submit this required paperwork to Asst. Principal Dr. Dave Martinez's Office no later than Thursday, April 11th, to be considered for the price reduction.

  • College Board allows students interested in taking an Advanced Placement exam, but who not enrolled in an Advanced Placement course, the opportunity to be considered to take an AP exam in the desired subject requested. Students in this category must contact Dr. Martinez's Office by email no later than Wednesday, March 27th, in order to be considered to take the AP exam this coming May in the subject requested. There will be no exceptions if requests are not made by Wednesday, March 27th. Please email your request to Dr. Martinez at dmartinez@nmusd.us.

We are anticipating close to 1,400 AP Exams to be taken by over 700 NHHS students. Once again, we wish our students the very best and commend them for taking on this rigorous course of study.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 2/15/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Catalyst's SAT Bootcamp is a monentum-boosting weekend seminar that arms students with go-to strategies for every question they'll face on the day of the test. 

The bootcamp is being hosted at CMHS and is open to all the high schools in our district as well as in the local community of Orange County.  To make this a successful event, we need at least 20-30 students.  

The bootcamp will be held at Costa Mesa High in the library on:  March 2nd and 3rd, 9am to 1pm.

Cost is $165 to enroll.  Enroll by February 27, 2013 - no walk ins will be accepted.

To enroll, please go to: www.catalystprep.com

See the attached flyer for more details. 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/14/13

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

Attention All Students!

CSF (California Scholarship Federation) applications are now available!  CSF applications can be found in the counseling office wall.  CSF eligibility is based on your grades from the most recent completed semester.  You must turn in your CSF application and all the additional requirements to Ms. Grace Nguyen in the counseling office.

1. Obtain an unofficial copy of your transcript from the counseling office.

2. Obtain the CSF application in the counseling office and complete the form.  You must have 10 points or more to be eligible.  Please read the directions carefully.

3. Pay $10 membership contribution to ASB and attach receipt to your application.

4. Turn in the application, transcript and receipt to Ms. Nguyen by NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MARCH 8. (LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED PER BY-LAWS OF CSF)

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Nguyen at gnguyen@nmusd.us .

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 2/12/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Dear Newport Mesa Families,

You may be aware that today there is a report of a school shooting at a high school in Bakersfield California.   I want to assure you that the safety of our students is our most important priority.  As a district, we continue to evaluate our safety and security measures at all of our campuses.   This has taken front and center of all of our activities in the district.   Our most diligent measure of safety is to continue our focus and vigilance on working together and creating awareness about any potential issues and concerns.   If you have any concerns about your students campus or practices, please contact the principal immediately.      

Estimadas familias del Distrito Escolar Newport Mesa,

Tal vez ya se han enterado el día de hoy del reporte del tiroteo en una preparatoria en Bakersfield California.  Les quiero asegurar que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes es nuestra más importante prioridad. Como distrito escolar, continuamos evaluando nuestras medidas de seguridad en todos nuestros campos escolares y esto ha tomado un lugar primordial en las actividades de nuestro distrito. Nuestra más diligente medida es continuar nuestro enfoque y vigilancia en nuestro trabajo en equipo para crear conciencia acerca de potenciales asuntos e inquietudes. Si las prácticas o el campo escolar de su estudiante le inquietan, por favor comuníquese con el director de su escuela inmediatamente.      

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/10/13

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Students, Teachers and Homepage

WINTER FORMAL DATE CHANGE

The Newport Harbor High School winter formal date has changed.  The 2013 winter formal will be held at Knott’s Berry Farm on FRIDAY, February 1st.  We suggest that any previous reservations that were made be changed as soon as possible.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 1/9/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The District is exploring options to create flagship programs for each school zone in N-MUSD.  The goal is to develop two flagship programs per zone…One Academic and One Arts

Please join us at an upcoming meeting or participate in the online survey today! 


Timeline For Community Input Meetings:

Estancia Zone Community Input - November 2012 - Completed

Costa Mesa Zone Community Input - December 2012 and January 2013

Newport Harbor Zone Community Input - January 2013

Corona del Mar Zone Community Input - February 2013

Process and Next Steps:

Once the community input process is completed by March 1, 2013, all information will be shared with the Board of Education, Superintendent and District administration.  A recommendation will be made to the Board in the spring of 2013 and open for additional public input. 

For details about the flagship development input process, schedule, and online survey, please go to: http://web.nmusd.us/flagshipprograms

Contact Information: Jane Garland jgarland@nmusd.us or Laura Boss lboss@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/5/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.  Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2013-2014 school year begins January 15, 2013 and closes on March 15, 2013.  Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers

A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order.  Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2013.

 Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
Peticiones para Cambiarse de Escuela para el Año Escolar 2013-2014

 El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tiene disponible la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela dentro del Distrito para los estudiantes que residen en el Distrito. Dependiendo del cupo, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el distrito podrá solicitar que se cambie a su niño de la escuela de su vecindario. El periodo de inscripciones abiertas para la Petición de los Padres para Cambiar Escuela para el año escolar 2013-2014 comenzará el 15 de enero de 2013 y terminará el 15 de marzo de 2013. Sólo se podrán llenar los formularios de petición por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers

Se llevará a cabo una lotería para determinar el rango de prioridad de las peticiones. Se notificará a los padres acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo de 2013.

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/5/13

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The N-MUSD held a study session on December 18, 2012 to discuss safety and security concerns and procedures.  Representatives from the City of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments were also in attendance to provide information. 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/21/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Dear Newport-Mesa Community, 

The shooting incident at an elementary school in Connecticut is a senseless and horrific tragedy that will rightfully raise concerns in communities around the world about school safety. We want to reassure you that we understand the levels of anxiety and concern an incident of this type can raise. Whenever children are involved, it is close to our hearts. It’s a frightful situation and one that we hope and pray we never have to deal with in Newport-Mesa. While no level of planning can truly prepare us for this kind of an incident, know that we are forever dedicated towards the safety of our children and staff. We will continue to reflect and shore up our campus visitor practices and protocols.  All school sites have emergency plans in place and they are practiced.  In the event of a Newport-Mesa emergency, we would exercise our capacity to immediately notify all families via our phone all call system, school loop webmail, websites and social media.  Above all, we need to support each other in this time of crisis.  This is a confusing situation that affects us all in different ways.  Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s principal with any questions or concerns.

Additionally, the Orange County Department of Education has posted resources to support schools, parents, and community members.  The resources can be accessed by visiting the following website: 
http://www.ocde.us/Emergency/Pages/Response-to-School-Shootings-in-Connecticut.aspx 

Dr. Frederick Navarro, Superintendent 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/18/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Dear Newport-Mesa Community,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 2:30 p.m., the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special board meeting to discuss the school safety efforts of the District.  The Board will conduct a roundtable conversation surrounding the District's school safety efforts with additional input from Chief of Police Gazsi from Costa Mesa, Deputy Chief of Police McGill from Newport Beach, and District staff responsible for the various elements of the District's plan to provide a safe environment for students and staff.  

Due to the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut the Board feels it is critical to hold this conversation now.  Unfortunately, we have limited time and availability to get the meeting together due to the holiday next week.  We understand the notice is short but feel it is necessary in light of the current circumstances.

If you can attend, we greatly welcome your participation.  If you cannot, the meeting will be available on the following:

Live viewing:  The Board meetings are broadcast live in the City of Costa Mesa via the local cable channel and replayed in Newport Beach.  Meetings can also be accessed live via AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. 

Recorded:  All N-MUSD Board meetings are available and accessible online at https://nmusd-ca.schoolloop.com/boardagendaswithin 2 to 3 days following the meetings. 

DVD’s:  All N-MUSD Board of Education meetings are taped and available to be checked out at no charge through the Office of the Superintendent.  You may also provide the District with a blank DVD and we will be happy to reproduce your own copy at no charge. 

If you would like additional information about the meeting, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 714-424-5030.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/17/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

7, 9 & 11 grade students will be taking the California Healthy Kids survey in December.  A parent letter has been mailed home with more information.  View the letter and survey: (http://nmusd.ca.admin.schoolloop.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1218998591247).

  

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Posted by: Clare Warner, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/26/12

Audience: Homepage
Congratulations to Art 3 students for all your artwork entered in the PTA Reflections contest! For the Visual Arts within the Newport-Mesa District, the winners are 1st place: Noelle Hubbard, 2nd place: Valentina Faubion, 3rd Place: Melissa Takeuchi-Gonzales. There will be a district art gallery on November 14 at the district office on Bear St. showcasing the first place winners from all the district schools. Wonderful job to all the Advance Art 3 Students!
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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 11/9/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation is a nonprofit, all volunteer, community-based organization that promotes private support for public education in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  The foundation raises money for grants to teachers.  Teachers submit an application requesting money for materials and equipment  that will enhance their program and student learning. Many schools have their own individual foundation.  The Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation is the only foundation serving all teachers and students in all 32 schools in the District. 

Apply today!

Web: www.newportmesaschoolsfoundation.org

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/29/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

All N-MUSD schools and offices will participate on October 18, 2012 at 10:18 a.m. 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/1/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Orange County Fairgrounds, the Hangar Building

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/1/12

Audience: Community Service and Homepage
Posted by: Ann Brown
Published: 9/14/12

Audience: Homepage

Volcom Skatepark - To register contact Sean at NSSL 949-502-8800 ext 205 or nsskateboardingleague@gmail.com

See flyer for registration and fee details.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/14/12

Audience: Homepage

This August, Miracles for Kids will assemble and deliver backpacks, school supplies, healthy snacks and essential home goods to low-income CHOC Children's and CHLA families with critically-ill children throughout Southern California. Start earning community service hours with this great opportunity!

Assembly/Delivery Dates and Times:

· Thursday, August 23rd | 10:00am-2:00pm | Set Up
· Friday, August 24th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Assembly Day 1
· Saturday, August 25th | 9:00am-12:00pm | Assembly Day 2
· Monday, August 27th | 8:30am-3:00pm | Delivery Day 1
· Tuesday, August 28th | 8:30am-3:00pm |Delivery Day 2
· Wednesday, August 29th | 8:30am-3:00pm | Delivery Day 3

For more information on volunteering, donating and community service hours, please contact Sarah Mancinelli, Community Relations Coordinator,
at smancinelli@miraclesforkids.org.
Miracles for Kids
3002 Dow Ave, Suite 320
Tustin, CA. 92780
714-730-3040

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 8/5/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The N-MUSD Board of Trustees is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Fred Navarro to the position of Superintendent of Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  Dr. Navarro comes to N-MUSD with more than 30 years of experience.  He is currently the Superintendent of Lennox School District in Lennox, California.

Newport-Mesa held an extensive search process and received over 50 applications.  After initial screening and background checks, the Board interviewed 6 candidates.  The finalists were forwarded for interviews by the 26 member Community Interview Committee.  After considerable discussion, the Board selected Dr. Fred Navarro as its top candidate.

Dr. Navarro will be formally approved and introduced at the June 26, 2012 Board Meeting.  His official start date is still being determined.  Dr. Barbot will remain in the district serving as the Interim Superintendent until July 31 and assist with the transition.

Please see the attached press release for more information.   

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/22/12

Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to the NHHS Drama Students for their nominations and commendations at the Orange County Cappies Awards on Sunday, June 3rd.

Special congratulations to the following trophy winners for 2012:
 

Tori Harris and Mark Roth
Best Lighting 
The Diviners

Brian Call
Best Actor in a Play
The Diviners

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/5/12

Audience: Homepage

This Friday, June 8th will be a make up day for New Student Enrollment.

Hours: 9:00 - 12 noon and 1:00 - 2:30

Please check in with the Counseling office Secretary.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/5/12

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

This Thursday, June 7th is NHHS’ last blood drive of the year. Sign up forms are available in student services, outside Mr. G. Robinson’s room (upper Beek), or at the SPAC’s booth during lunch Monday through Wednesday. Students must be 16 years of age to participate. Those students who are 16 years of age need a parent signature. All parents or adults are encouraged to donate! Successful donors will earn two hours of community service while saving a life! Even though 37 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood – less than 10 percent do annually. So you can make a difference this Thursday in the Social Hall! Thank you to all those who are able and willing to help save a life!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/4/12

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

PHYSICALS FOR SPORTS CLEARANCE

GIRLS – MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012 – 5:30 PM
BOYS – TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012 – 5:30 PM

DR. ALEX TISCHLER
22 CORPORATE PLAZA
NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 
(949) 722-7038
$25.00

**PLEASE HAVE ALL CLEARANCE FORMS FILLED OUT PRIOR TO TAKING THE PHYSICAL. FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE ATHELTEC OFFICE OR ON LINE ON THE N.H.H.S WEBSITE UNDER THE ATHLETIC TAB. STUDENTS MUST BE CLEARED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER ACTIVITIES.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/1/12

Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Homepage

 

The Childress M.A.C.Y. Awards, founded in 1969, by John and Lee Childress, is dedicated to recognizing, encouraging and rewarding achievements and excellence through high school musical theatre.  This year, M.A.C.Y. adjudicated 43 productions from 33 high schools throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties.

 

Congratulations to the Newport Harbor High School Drama Department, including our outstanding student orchestra under the direction of Mr. Kevin Weed. Our school was chosen to perform a song from Curtains the Musical mainstage for the 42nd  annual Childress MACY awards on Sunday, May 27th at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.  Senior Stage Manager Tori Harris worked in conjunction with Director/Choreographer Roberta Kay, Music Director/Orchestra Director Kevin Weed, and off-site Producer/Program Director Gail Brower-Nedler to prepare our students for the performance.  

 

Seniors Allison Sheppard and Nijel Thames were chosen to represent NHHS in the opening number of the MACY awards show, and Keach Siriani-Madden, Trent Brown, Philippe Noel, and Jerry Martin had the honor of escorting the judges and dignitaries. Booster parents Michelle Patrice Thames and Kim Kurisu provided much-appreciated parent support at the M.A.C.Y. Alumni table.  

 

Special thanks to Foundation Treasurer Cindy Siriani who organized tickets, tuxedos, transportation, and lunches for students and parents.  A huge thank you to all of the parents who provided support and encouragement for our student performers.  You are loved and appreciated!

 

Newport Harbor won the following awards:

 

BRIGHT SPOTS:

Alexis Stary

Dani McMahan

Katy Butterworth

Nijel Thames

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS:

DJ Corpuz

Emily Spicer

Ramses Hernandez

 

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

Keach Siriani-Madden

Philippe Noel

Wes Butera

 

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

Hannah Whitfield  

Kami Kurisu

 

HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

Allison Sheppard

McKenzie Brandon

 

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Kami Kurisu 

Allison Sheppard

 

SOUTH COAST REPERTORY SUMMER SESSION SCHOLARSHIP:

Ramses Hernandez

 

Congratulations to the cast, crew, orchestra and directors!  Great Job NHHS Drama!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/28/12

Audience: Homepage

May 31st 4:00 p.m. Library @ Corona del Mar High School

Cost $5 if you register with ASB office by May 30th, Late registration $10 in Library on May 31st from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Everyone will play at least 3 times.

Awards will be given to the top three competitors!

Contact: Gary Almquist galmquist@nmusd.us 

Dominic Bulone dbulone@nmusd.us 

Feel free to bring your own board!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/24/12

Audience: Homepage

ORANGE COUNTY CAPPIES
THEATRE CRITICS and WRITING PROGRAM
2012--NOMINEES AND COMMENDEES

NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL
Cappies Mentor: Gail Brower-Nedler

2011-2012 Critic Team
Allison Sheppard--Lead Critiv (Senior Critic)
Nijel Thames (Senior Critic)
Tori Harris (Senior Critic)
Keach Siriani-Madden (Senior Critic)
Hannah Whitfield (Junior Critic)
Maddie Decter (Sophomore Critic)
Kenzie Stephens (Frosh Critic)

BEST LIGHTING NOMINEES
Tori Harris, Mark Roth
The Diviners (play)

COMIC ACTRESS IN A PLAY NOMINEE
Dani McMahan as Norma Henshaw
The Diviners (play)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY NOMINEE
Hannah Whitfield as Jennie Mae Layman
The Diviners (play)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL NOMINEE
Allison Sheppard as Georgia Hendricks
Curtains

LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY NOMINEE
Brian Call as Buddy Layman
The Diviners (play)

CAPPIES CRITICS TEAM NOMINEES
Nijel Thames
Kenzie Stephens
Keach Siriani-Madden
Maddie Decter

 

Orange County Cappies Awards Gala
Sunday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m.
The City National Grove Theatre of Anaheim
Ticket purchase at www.seatyourself.biz/occappies
starting Thursday, May 17th (evening)
$20 for General Admission
$50 for Premium Orchestra/VIP Seats.

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE BOX OFFICE

BUY TICKETS OR MAKE A DONATION TODAY!
SUPPORT THE ARTS IN ORANGE COUNTY!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/17/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Community Input Survey
The community input survey will be available online and in hard copy from March 30 through April 30, 2012.  Your input is greatly appreciated! 

The survey consists of the same four questions that are currently being shared at the community input meetings.  8 district-wide community meetings remain and your attendance is welcome at any one of the meetings.  If time doesn't allow for you to attend a meeting, we truly appreciate you taking the time to complete this quick input survey about the characteristics and qualities you would like to see in the next superintendent.

All input is being collected and shared with the Board, the screening committee, the superintendent selection community interview group and, is also available online for all potential superintendent candidates to review to see if they are a match for our district based on the input being provided by our school community. 

The survey is available in English and Spanish online and in hard copy form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Information Office at 714-424-5070 or email lboss@nmusd.us

¡La Encuesta para Aportaciones de la Comunidad para la Búsqueda de Superintendente ya está disponible POR INTERNET!

Encuesta para aportaciones de la comunidad
La encuesta para aportaciones del la comunidad estará disponible por Internet y en copia dura del 30 de marzo al 30 de abril de 2012.  ¡Apreciamos mucho sus aportaciones! 

La encuesta consiste de las mismas cuatro preguntas que hemos estado compartiendo en las juntas de aportaciones con la comunidad.  Quedan 8 juntas para la comunidad por todo el distrito y los invitamos a que asistan a cualquiera de las juntas. Si no tuviera tiempo disponible para asistir a una junta, apreciaríamos que se tomara unos minutos para contestar esta breve encuesta para darnos su opinión acerca de las características y cualidades que le gustaría ver en el nuevo superintendente.

Estamos recopilando y compartiremos todas las aportaciones con la Mesa Directiva, el comité de antecedentes y referencias y los miembros del panel de entrevista de la comunidad para la selección de superintendente. También estarán disponibles por Internet para que todos los candidatos potenciales para superintendente puedan repasarlas con el fin de ver si acoplan con nuestro distrito basándose en las aportaciones que nuestra comunidad escolar nos ha dado.

La encuesta por Internet está disponible en inglés y en español y en copia dura.

Para preguntas, por favor comuníquese con la Oficina de Información Pública al 714-424-5070 o envíe mensaje electrónico a lboss@nmusd.us

Adjuntos:

Survey Link  Enlace de la Encuesta

Superintendent Search Webpage Página Web de Búsqueda de Superintendente

  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/30/12

Audience: Cheer and Homepage

 

Newport Harbor Pep Squad 2012 National Champions!

 

 

The Newport Harbor High School Pep Squad traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada this past weekend to compete in the Sharp International National Cheerleading Championships. The team won the National Championship title in the Varsity Cheer division, the Mascot division and placed 2nd in the Varsity Pom Pom Dance division. The Cheerleaders also received the over all Grand Championship Award out of over twenty High Schools that competed at the National Championships which were held at the Cashman Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Congratulations to the team on their amazing success  this year!

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Posted by: Kristin Higman
Published: 4/22/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Please join us Monday, April 23, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the District Education Center, Boardroom for the final community input meeting.  To date, 13 meetings have been held.  All notes from the previous meetings have been posted on the dedicated webpage at: www.nmusd.us/suptsearch2012

District Education Center is located at::
2985-A Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca 92626

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/20/12

Audience: Homepage

"SPACE JAM"

Black Light Dance 2012

8pm - 11pm
NHHS Main Gym
$15 w/ASB $20 w/o (price goes up $5 at the door)

All students must show a valid NH ID card to get in.
All students must be checked in by 9:30 and picked up by 11:15.
Dress code will be strictly enforced - students violating dress code will be sent home without a refund.
(Shorts must have a 3" inseam, no tube tops or spaghetti straps, no exposed bellies, no exposed undergarments)

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 4/20/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Join us for the fifth annual Community Run to support the Costa Mesa students. Festivities begin Friday evening, April 27, with live music featuring the Dan Kirkorian Band and other family activities and continue Saturday, April 28, with a pancake breakfast, 2K fun run, 5K run and, new this year, a 10K run. This is a USTFA sanctioned event open to both competitive and recreational runners.

First place overall male and female winners in the 5K and 10K races will receive a $250 IKEA gift card. Second-place overall finishers will win an ASICS gift card.

Proceeds benefit the foundations of Tewinkle Middle School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Estancia High School, Costa Mesa High School and Costa Mesa Community.

Register now: Online or download form (PDF).

Course maps: 10K | 5K

Packet pick-up

  • Thursday, April 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. at RoadRunner Sports on the corner of 19th Street and Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. (RoadRunner Sports is offering a 10% discount for runners during packet pick-up hours).

  • Friday, April 27 from 5-8 p.m. at the Community Run Family Expo, Estancia High School, 2323 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/16/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The N-MUSD Superintendent search timeline has been crafted to meet the Board’s desire for a process that provides numerous opportunities for input from all.  We will be reaching out to all Newport-Mesa stakeholders throughout the entire search process in a variety of ways in English/Spanish, online, in print, surveys, website, school meetings, and community forums.   

Please join us TONIGHT, Monday, April 16, 2012 for the following community meetings Scheduled at:

 6:30 -7:30 p.m. DAVIS Magnet School
or

7:00-8:00 p.m. Costa Mesa Middle/High School

All Meetings are open to any members of the public.  For more information and additional community input meeting dates and locations, please visit:

www.nmusd.us/suptsearch2012

  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/16/12

Audience: Homepage

To All Incoming Freshmen Parents

Our annual Incoming Freshmen Parent Orientation Night is coming!  Please mark your calendars for April 16th from 7:00pm - 8:00 pm in the large gym.  Parents, if your son/daughter will be attending you are expected to accompany them throughout the entire presentation.  We look forward to seeing you on what is to be a fun and informative evening.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 4/2/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Invitation from Board of Education to Serve on the 2012 Superintendent Selection Community Interview Group

 DEADLINE TO APPLY MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012 4:30 p.m.

 Appointments will be made at the March 27, 2012 Board meeting

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is in the process of selecting a new superintendent.  In an effort to seek broad-based input, the Board is establishing a Superintendent Selection Community Interview Group consisting of 31 representatives.  The Board is requesting members of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District community to represent two participant groups on the interview group.

 

The first group is Parent Representatives:  The Board will appoint 8 representatives from the following areas: 1 elementary and 1 secondary representative from each of the four high schools zones. 

 Any parent who currently has a student/s enrolled in one of the schools of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is encouraged to apply.  Your name will be placed into a hat by zone and grade level and appointments will be made after a drawing by lot at the March 27, 2012 Board meeting.

 

The second group is Community-At-Large (not currently a parent of a pre-k-12 student attending a Newport-Mesa school):  The Board will appoint 2 representatives from the following areas: 1 community member from the City of Newport Beach and 1 community member from the City of Costa Mesa. 

Any community member who currently resides within the cities of Newport Beach or Costa Mesa and does not currently have a student enrolled in one of the schools of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District is encouraged to apply.  Your name will be placed into a hat by city area and appointments will be made after a drawing by lot at the March 27, 2012 Board meeting.    

The tasks of the Superintendent Selection Community Interview Group will be to participate in interviewing the top finalist candidates selected by the Board of Education and optional participation in the community input process. 

Your input as a member of the interview group is extremely valuable to the Board’s process.  Members of the interview group MUST be available for the following two meetings.  Please review these dates and your schedule before applying to serve.  

  • Organizational meeting with Search Consultant, Dr. Robert Barbot - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 6:30 p.m.
  • Superintendent Candidate Interviews –Friday, June 8, 2012, all day.

 The Board has established the following community input meeting dates and welcomes members of the Superintendent Selection Community Interview Group to attend as many as possible to receive first hand input from the community about the desired characteristics and criteria for the next superintendent.  Attendance at the meetings below is completely optional. 

March 20-April 23, 2012

Stakeholder input meetings per zone - in coordination with already scheduled PTA meetings.  Four high schools, Four elementary schools, DELAC, and one district-wide meeting.  10 meetings in total; 6 evenings and 4 mornings.

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30-8:30 p.m. EHS PTA meeting

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 -8:00 p.m. Rea PTA meeting

Wednesday, April 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m. CdMHS PTA meeting

Wednesday, April 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mariners PTA meeting

Monday, April 16, 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Davis PTA meeting

Monday, April 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m. CMHS PTA meeting

Wednesday, April 18, 10:00-11:00 a.m. NHHS PTA meeting

Thursday, April 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Newport Coast PTA meeting

Thursday, April 19, 7:00-8:00 p.m. DELAC (District English Learners) meeting –Lindbergh Site

Monday, April 23, 9:00-10:00 a.m. District-wide meeting –Ed Center Board Room

Please complete the attached application and deliver to the Superintendent's office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012

 

  

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/15/12

Audience: Homepage

This April, Miracles for Kids will be delivering Spring baskets filled with treats, toys, and household supplies to over 200 CHOC Children’s families throughout Southern California as part of the Basket of Miracles Program.

There are 3 ways that you can help!

1. Donate unused home goods, toys, games, or cleaning supplies

2. Hand assemble and package the baskets

3. Assist in hand delivering the baskets to our CHOC families

Volunteer Dates: Thursday March 29th-April 4th

If you would like to contribute, volunteer or earn community service hours, please contact:

Sarah Mancinelli, Community Relations Coordinator

Phone: 714-730-3040 or Email: smancinelli@miraclesforkids.org

Thank you for your support!

www.miraclesforkids.org

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 3/15/12

Audience: Homepage
On Thursday, March 22, at 6pm in the big gym, the Students of Newport Harbor High and the Teachers will battle it out on the basketball court in the thrid annual Student-Teacher Basketball Game! 
 
Come see your favorite teachers SWEAT!  Tickets are $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults.  Presale tickets are available at the ASB window now!  Tickets will also be sold at the door. 
 
There will be a snack bar and a half-time Lightning Round.  The Lightning Round winner receives 2 USC 40 yard-line football tickets for the Opening Game! 
 
Come and cheer for your team - last year the teachers were victorious - so revenge is in the air!
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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 3/15/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Newport Harbor Dance Proudly Presents

ArreiS 2012

March 14, 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:00 pm

Newport Harbor High School

Robert Wentz Theater

Students and Children $10

Adults $15

For More Information Call

949.515.6368 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Staff, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/14/12

Audience: Homepage
Social Science AP information meetings
For all students interested in taking an AP class next year please plan to attend a short informational meeting in the library's reading room during lunch.
 
March 5th: AP Comparative Government (only for current juniors)
March 6th : AP Government (only for current juniors)
March 7th: AP Psychology (current 10th and 11th graders)
March 8th: AP U.S. History only current 10th graders)
March 9th: AP World History (open to current 9th to --11th)
March 12th: AP European History (open to current 9th to 11th)
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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 2/27/12

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Now is the time to register for the 2012 Newport-Mesa Spirit Run taking place on Sunday, March 4th at Fashion Island.  The event benefits all Newport-Mesa participating schools!  

Newport Mesa students , families, and friends – REGISTER NOW to run or walk a Spirit Run race.  Download a paper entry form or register on line at www.nmspiritrun.org.

Running and walking isn't the only way to support and enjoy Spirit Run.  When you register, or by visiting www.nmspiritrun.org , please donate to provide a Spirit Run entry for an underprivileged N-MUSD student.  You may also volunteer or perform at the event.  For more information about these opportunities email info@nmspiritrun.org .

Remember, while you are supporting Spirit Run, you’ll be helping all participiating Newport Mesa schools.   

And, before and after your race, enjoy breakfast from Plum's Cafe, live music, massage, shopping, and more at the event's Youth and Fitness Expo!  

For more event information visit www.nmspiritrun.org .

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/10/12

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

2012 Winter Formal
Let It Be.

Saturday, February 4th
Knott’s Berry Farm
8pm-Midnight

All students must purchase a ticket by Thursday, February 3rd.  All students must fill out an off-campus dance contract (forms available for download here).  Guests must fill out an off-campus dance contract AND a guest contract (2 forms).

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 1/19/12

Audience: Homepage

Attention Juniors and Sophomores who took the PSAT in

October 2011:

 

Please join us on

Monday, January 23 at 6:00pm in the NHHS library

 

Please join us for an informative night provided by Mr. Alan Pulido with the Princeton Review. 

PSAT scores and test booklets will be returned on that evening with a detailed explanation of your student's scores.

 

All students who tested are encouraged to attend.

Questions?  Please call NHHS counseling at 515-6304

 

Sincerely,

Counseling Department

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 1/12/12

Audience: Homepage

Final Exams are beginning the week of January 30th! Now is a great time for students to seek tutoring and academic assistance between now and January 27th.

 

On-campus tutoring occurs on the following days and times in the Library:

 

Monday-Friday: 1:30-4:30 p.m. for all subjects

Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00-8:00 p.m. for all subjects

Monday & Tuesday: 7:00-7:50 a.m. for Math only

 

If you have any questions about the after school tutoring program, you may contact our Academic Support Coordinator, Angela Newman, at anewman@nmusd.us.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 1/12/12

Audience: Homepage
Congratulations to Newport Harbor High School Senior Drama Student, Allison Sheppard, who has been selected as one of 15 Semi-Finalists in the Non Classical Voice category for the 2012 Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards.  This amazing achievement began with over 430 students competing in this category from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
 
Allison's semi-final audition will be Saturday, February 18, at the Los Angeles Music Center.  Following her audition, there will be a photo and media session where two finalists will be announced who will go on to perform at the final Gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in front of celebrity judges, family, and friends. 
 
The Music Center Spotlight Awards program was established in 1988 to provide meaningful recognition, encouragement, and advancement opportunities to high school performing and visual artists in Southern California. Students of all talent levels are encouraged to participate in order to strengthen performance skills. Now in its twenty-second year, the program boasts many highly successful alumni. More importantly, thousands of students of all levels of ability have benefited from this unique learning experience.
 
Congratulations and Break a Leg in the semi-finals, Allison Sheppard!
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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 1/12/12

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

Mr. Newport 2012

This THURSDAY, December 15th (date change)

St.Andrew’s : Diernfield Hall

7:00pm

Pre-sale tickets only at the ASB store

$8 with student ASB card and $10 for all other tickets

Questions?  E-mail April Helliwell : ahelliwell@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 12/12/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

NEWPORT BEACH — It was "Dancing with the Stars," but instead of football players and reality-TV personalities, teachers took to the stage.

Newport Harbor High School's theater was packed Tuesday night for the first-ever "Dancing with the Teachers" to benefit the school's dance program. It was the first of two performances.

"I'm so proud of these guys for getting on this stage and doing what they are doing," said Principal Michael Vossen, who also served as a judge.

For the full story, please see the attached Daily Pilot article.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/2/11

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS! The Credits for College Program through Coastline Community College is offering another class 2nd semester on Newport Harbor High School's campus. In the fall 2010 we offered Music 100 (History and Appreciation of Music). This spring 2012 semester we are offering:

ART C101-History and Appreciation of Art 2 for 3 college units
Tuesdays 5:30pm-8:30pm (plus 25 min/week arranged)
February 7, 2011-May 22, 2012
Room 266
CSU/UC Transferable

This course offers a unique opportunity for high school students to earn college credit on a high school campus. Through this class, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to experience a college course environment
  • Have access to the resources and services available through Coastline Community College
  • Have the opportunity to earn 3 college credits (and/or 5 high school credits-please see counselor for details) which helps lighten the college course load when you attend college
  • Have the opportunity to take general education and/or elective requirement for the UC, CSU and CCC systems.
  • Save money since the $26 enrollment fee is waived and the textbook is provided. CA resident high school students only need to pay $16.

If you want more detailed information about this opportunity or you want to reserve a seat in the class, please contact Ms. Grace Nguyen at 949-515-6356 or email at  gnguyen@nmusd.us or come by the counseling office as soon as possible and pick up a  "HIGH SCHOOL RELEASE FORM". The form and Coastline application needs to be turned in and completed to Ms. Nguyen by Thursday, December 15th.

More information and resources can be on the counseling page at the NHHS website.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 12/2/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Clinic will be held at Rea Elementary School from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Bus transportation available.  See attached schedule for clinic details and transportation.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/15/11

Audience: Homepage
Mindy Wheeler and Megan Bathen defeated Bott and Edwards from Los Alamitos to win the Sunset League doubles Championship. Robin and Christina Young rallied to earn 3rd after a hard fought tie breaker in the semi final against Bott and Edwards.  Natalie Cernius earned the Sunset League Singles runner up to Stadfelt of Edison. Annie Radeva earned 3rd place and Blake Bakkila 4 th.  Kenzie Ludes and Mollie Friend captured the JV Doubles Sunset League Championship. Caroline Graham and Lexi DeSantis placed 3rd and Michelle  Brookes and Ali Barkouras earned 4th.  McKenna Johnson was runner-up in the JV Singles championship. Annika Hall earned 3rd place and Taylor Kalatschan 4th.

Congratulations to the girls tennis team.  CIF playoffs begin on Thurs. Against Flintridge Prep @ 2pm.
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Posted by: Fletcher Olson
Published: 11/7/11

Audience: Homepage

THE NHHS DANCE TEAM PRESENTS

A NEW EVENT

DANCING WITH THE TEACHERS!

 TO BENEFIT THE NHHS DANCE PROGRAM

Tuesday, November 29th & Wednesday, November 30th, 7:00pm

Performances are the Same each Evening

Robert B. Wentz Theater
Norman Loats Performing Arts Center
(600 Irvine Ave.  Newport Beach)

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Pre Sale Tickets available at the ASB Office for $8.00; $10.00 at the Door 

Each ticket includes 1 Ballot Vote for Your favorite Teacher

Additional Vote tickets will be available at the event for $1.00 each

Votes will be tallied at the event and the Winner will be awarded the prestigious

DANCING WITH THE TEACHERS TROPHY

SO COME OUT AND WATCH OUR AMAZING TEACHERS AND THEIR DANCE TEAM PARTNERS AND CHEER ON YOUR FAVORITE PERFORMANCE!

www.NewportHarborHighDanceBoosters.com

 

If you have any questions, please contact The NHHS Dance Department at

949-515-6368 or email Julie Simmons at jsimmons@nmusd.us

 

 

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS NEW ANNUAL EVENT!

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/2/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Dear Parents:

Please take a few minutes and take the Speakup 2011 Survey!  This survey is about your child's education and your ideas about how your school is using technology to improve your child's education. We are also interested in how you and your child use technology for learning and communicating at home.

Your opinions matter! Since 2003, the Speak Up responses from over 2.2 million teachers, students, and parents have been shared with local, state, and national leaders. The Speak Up data is used regularly as input by policymakers who are developing new programs, funding and policies for education.

The survey consists of a series of multiple choice questions plus an open-ended type question at the end where you can write in your response. The survey should only take you about 20 minutes to complete. After the open-ended question, there are 6 demographic questions. These questions are optional and are used only by us to give context to our national data findings.

All of your answers are 100% confidential. That is why we have not asked you to give us your name anywhere on this survey. There is no way for anyone to know your specific answers. We encourage you to talk with your children and their teachers about your ideas for using technology effectively for learning.

We know that technology means different things to different people. For this survey, “technology” means all kinds of electronic devices such as computers, interactive white boards, cell phones and MP3 players, as well as Internet applications and software. If there are any items that you do not understand or are not familiar with, please feel free to skip to the next question.

By being part of Speak Up 2011, you are sharing your ideas to improve education. Please feel free to encourage your friends and fellow parents to participate in Speak Up 2011.

Sincerely,
Your Speak Up Team @ Project Tomorrow

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/2/11

Audience: Homepage

The Deloitte SPILL National competition began on Oct. 3 across the nation.  The business simulation incorporates business concepts, ethical principles and cost benefit analysis.  Students are required to make business decisions based on research to clean up a simulated Oil Spill in New City.  Students are placed into teams. Each of the teams must complete three tasks successfully.  Winners will be determined at the conclusion of the compeition the week of Nov. 12.

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Posted by: Fletcher Olson
Published: 10/24/11

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

"There’s No Place Like Homecoming”

Homecoming Dance
Saturday, October 29th
8-11pm – NHHS Main Gym
$15 w/ASB  $20w/out ASB (Price goes up $5 at the door)

Students must be checked in by 9:30.
The 5411 drug/alcohol policy will be in effect.
A strict dress code will be enforced.  Shorts must have a min 3” inseam, no tube tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, or exposed undergarments.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 10/21/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

On Thursday, October 20th at 10:20 a.m. millions of people will participate in the 2011 Great California ShakeOut!

In 2010, more than 7.9 million Californians practiced Drop, Cover, and Hold On to practice how they will protect themselves during earthquakes, and increased their overall preparedness. Join us in 2011!

All Newport-Mesa school sites, offices and staff will participate in the statewide drill and practice a simulated earthquake preparedness exercise. 

The great shakeout website has great resources for families.  Get prepared today.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/19/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Is Your Family Cyber Smart? Please Join Us For N-MUSD’s District-wide Cyber Smart Presentation

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
N-MUSD Education Center - Boardroom
2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa.

Spanish translation will be available.
Contacts: lboss@nmusd.us or jmishne@nmusd.us

N-MUSD Cyber Smart Weeks October 24-November 4, 2011 - Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom K-12 Student Curriculum and Parent Resources provided by Common Sense Media are available at: http://web.nmusd.us/cybersmart    

   

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/18/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Parents and students, please review the attached Halloween safety tips and curfew information from the cities of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.   

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Registration is now open for the 25th Annual Harbor Heritage Run scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29th!  Register online at www.harborheritagerun.com or fill out the registration form that went home in your NHHS folders. Students and athletes - if you can't run, walk or have an away game - that's ok - you can still register for $15 before Oct. 19th to be included in the Team Drawing to win $250!  This is a great way to support our community and our school.  Please contact Angie McCunniff at amccunniff@roadrunner.com or Denise Ludes at dlludes@yahoo.com with any questions.  All proceeds benefit NHHS PTA and help fund programs such as instructional technology, the Evening of the Arts, College Night, Senior Scholarships, Challenge Day, Reflections, Teacher/Staff Appreciation, and the Academic Rally. Please help us to make this the best Harbor Heritage Run ever!

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

7-12 Grade Parents - students will not be allowed to attend their classes as of October 7 if they have not provided their school with proof of a tdap shot or a waiver.   

On July 25, Governor Brown Signed SB 614 into Law.  Under this new state law, SB 614, California schools have the option of allowing students in the 7th through 12th grades to conditionally attend classes for up to 30 calendar days after their first day of the 2011-2012 school year before meeting the requirement for a whooping cough/pertussis vaccine (‘Tdap’).  The 30 day timeframe expires on October 7. 

Please plan to attend one of the t-dap clinic's being held next week to obtain the vaccination for your child or, sign the attached personal beliefs waiver and return it to your child's school office before October 7.

T-DAP shots available at:
N-MUSD HOPE Clinic

2045 Meyer Place, Bldg. C
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949-515-6725

Dates: Mon., Oct. 3, 2011  Time: 8am–6pm

Dates: Tues., Wed., & Thurs., Oct. 4-5-6, 2011  Time: 4pm-6pm 

Call For Appointment\Walk-ins OK
Parent or guardian must be present. Please bring all immunization records.   

Tdap vaccines will be provided by the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program to students.  Eligibility criteria applies.

Pertussis continues to occur at high levels in California.  Unimmunized adolescents remain at risk of becoming ill, missing school and spreading pertussis to their fellow students, households and communities. N-MUSD remains steadfast in its continued efforts to ensure students receive proper immunization and attend school. 

Parents, thank you for your immediate attention to this very important requirement. 

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/30/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District and the Harbor Council PTA cordially invites all sophomores, juniors, seniors and their parents to attend College Night 2011.  Over 120 colleges and universities from California and across the United States will have representatives available to meet with students and answer questions.  Representatives from many certificate programs, such as computer programming, graphic design, cosmetology, culinary schools and fashion design, will also be available to describe their programs and answer questions.  We hope your family can attend this event! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Orange County Fairgrounds
Building #12

Questions about College Night?  Please call 714-424-7551

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/27/11

Audience: Homepage

Each school year, the District’s Governing Board must ensure that they have fully complied with the requirements of Education Code Sections 60119 and 60422(b), which establishes steps and procedures to ensure that availability of textbooks and instructional materials for each pupil in the District that are consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework.

Sections 60119 and 60422(b) of the California Education Code require that the Governing Board shall hold a public hearing on the sufficiency of textbooks or instructional materials for each pupil in the District that are consistent with the content and cycles of the curriculum framework, through a resolution, before the end of the eighth week from the first day pupils attend school for that year.  A public hearing is scheduled at the October 11, 2011 Board of Education meeting at 7:00 p.m. District Education Center. 


 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/26/11

Audience: Parents, Homepage and All Staff Unique ID

Dear Families,

The Newport Beach Police Department has advised today that the closure of Irvine Avenue between 17th Street and Dover Drive will continue through Thursday, September 22.   Please plan ahead for extra time and the use of alternate routes.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/21/11

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

Newport Harbor High School will be offering after school tutoring starting on Monday, Sept. 19th in the Library Reading Room. Students who need assistance with their work can come to get help at the following hours:

Monday-Thursday: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. (all subjects)
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Math only at this time)


The intent of the Afternoon Tutoring Program held from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. is to have a certificated staff member present in the room along with tutors. Students who are done with classes for the day are allowed to drop in for help.

At the moment, the Evening Tutoring Program held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. will have 2 Math Teachers present in the room to assist students with their Math class. Again, this is open to all students in all grade levels.

If you have any questions about the after school tutoring program, you may contact our Academic Support Coordinator, Angela Newman, at anewman@nmusd.us.
 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/16/11

Audience: Homepage

We will start selling Battle of the Bay tickets September 14th in the ASB office.  Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 for ASB card holders, $5 for children under 12, and NHHS faculty are free with one guest (must show ID card).

Tickets for the NHHS side will only be sold at the NHHS ASB office between 7:30am - 3:00pm.

The OCC visiting side holds the same number of people as the home side at Davidson Field (3,000) so we anticipate selling out very quickly.

Families who would like a guaranteed ticket should consider buying their tickets this week.
 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/13/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Barnes and Noble will be on campus on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 to sell the novels and plays that will be read during this semester.  Throughout the year, the English Department teaches college-level skills of taking notes and annotating to prepare students to succeed with the college curriculum.  Students who want to annotate and take notes in their books are encouraged to purchase personal copies of the books.  Students who prefer not to purchase personal copies will be provided with school copies and the annotating will be done on a separate paper.  As a public institution, NHHS ensures "inclusion of all students"; no student will be excluded from instruction due to financial need.  

If you choose to use personal copies of the books, please purchase them at the book fair.  Doing so will:

  • Save you a trip to the bookstore
  • Guarantee that you purchase the correct titles and editions.
  • Guarantee that your student has the books when needed.
  • Raise funds to purchase additional materials for the English classes.  


Title lists are available on the English Department's website:

For more information, please email Ms. Barnebey, English Department Chair, at LBarnebey@nmusd.us.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/12/11

Audience: Homepage

NHHS Welcome Back Dance
“PIXAR Perfect”

Saturday, September 10th
8pm – 11pm  Main Gym
$10 w/ASB  $15 w/out ASB  $5 for Freshmen

Dress like your favorite PIXAR movie
Seniors: “Toy Story”
Juniors: “Finding Nemo”
Sophomores: “The Incredibles”
Freshmen: “A Bug’s Life”

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 9/9/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

7-12 grade students, get your T-dap shot as soon as possible and avoid the possibility of missing classes.  

On July 25, Governor Brown Signed SB 614 into Law.  Under this new state law, SB 614, California schools have the option of allowing students in the 7th through 12th grades to conditionally attend classes for up to 30 calendar days after their first day of the 2011-2012 school year before meeting the requirement for a whooping cough/pertussis vaccine (‘Tdap’). 

This option for conditional attendance will assist schools that need additional time to gather immunization records on their students. To exercise this option, the school must work with the pupil’s parent or guardian so that the pupil receives the Tdap vaccine. Students will face exclusion from classes if they have not met the vaccine requirement by their school’s deadline. Personal belief exemptions and medical waivers specific to pertussis/Tdap immunization are allowed.  The Health Services staff assigned to your childs school will assist in monitoring student immunization status.  

Pertussis continues to occur at high levels in California.  Unimmunized adolescents remain at risk of becoming ill, missing school and spreading pertussis to their fellow students, households and communities. NMUSD remains steadfast in its continued efforts to ensure students receive proper immunization and attend school. 

Parents, thank you for your ongoing attention to this very important requirement.  Updates and additional information will be shared as it becomes available.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/6/11

Audience: Principals and Homepage

NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

THE NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING IN COMPLIANCE WITH EDUCATION CODE 60119 AND 60422 – SUFFICIENCY OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2011-2012.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011 AT APPROXIMATELY 7:05 P.M. IN THE DISTRICT EDUCATION CENTER BOARDROOM, 2985 BEAR STREET, COSTA MESA, CA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
LAURA BOSS
DIRECTOR, DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS
714-424-5070
lboss@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/1/11

Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to the Newport Harbor High School Surf Team which took 3rd place overall in the highly competitive National Scholastic Surfing Association NSSA Championships this past weekend at Salt Creek. Teams travel from the East Coast, Hawaii and through out the West to compete in this highly competitive surfing event.  Blake Davis, a junior,  got second place overall in the High School Varsity division beating out world standouts Ezekiel Lau, who is rated #1 in the nation and competes on the Hawaiian International team and Derek Peter, who is on the USA Surf Team.   Stellar Performances also by Shelby Detmers, a junior,  who took 2nd overall by beating out some of the top female surfers in the country. Both Blake and Shelby were leading throughout the finals only to be outdone in the remaining minutes of their surfing heats.   
 
The team effort was also helped by team members, Zach Porteous, Jake Caughill, Colin Moran, Will Laidlaw, Ryan Croteau and Aaron Cervantes.  The girls were helped by the surfing of Ali Hayes.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/20/11

Audience: Homepage

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Live, from Newport Harbor High! It’s “Senior Night Live” presented in the beautiful Robert B. Wentz Theater on June 16 and 17 at 7 PM.  This original show consists of 10 comedy skits inspired by the long-running television comedy series, “Saturday Night Live” and were written, cast, and directed, and produced by the graduating seniors from the Drama program. Come share the laughter! Tickets are $5.00 for students and $10.00 for adults and are on sale at the box office, or click on the “Seat Yourself” link at www.nhhsdrama.com to buy tickets now.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/14/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The District has received a request to name the Press Box at NHHS Davidson Field in the name of Roger Carlson.  Per Board of Education Policy #7310, notice to the community is required to obtain feedback, support and suggestions regarding the proposed naming of a building located on a Newport-Mesa facility. 

In accordance with Policy #7310, a committee consisting of districtwide representatives will meet to review all submissions received during the community input timeframe.  The committee is scheduled to meet on June 15 at 6:00 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend to address the committee during the public hearing portion of the meeting.  The meeting will be held at the District Office, Boardroom - 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca.  

Attached are the following documents for community review:
Board Policy and Rule and Regulation No. 7310
Application Requesting the Naming of the Press Box in the Name of Roger Carlson and supporting information

Community input should be forwarded to Dr. Tom Antal on or before June 15, 2011 for consideration by the committee.  Dr. Antal can be reached by email tantal@nmusd.us or phone 714-424-7516


 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/14/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

 PERTUSSIS BOOSTER NOW REQUIRED FOR 7TH-12TH GRADE

NEW RULE SHOTS BEFORE SCHOOL - effective July 1, 2011

Whooping Cough Immunization Requirement for All Students

Assembly Bill 354

Updated, June 6, 2011

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District would like to notify you of a new immunization requirement for students entering the 7th through 12th grade in the 2011-12 school year.  Students entering these grade levels are now required to receive a booster shot against pertussis (also know as Tdap).  Assembly Bill 354, now chaptered into California law, requires students to be immunized against pertussis.

Pertussis is widespread.  If your child is 7 years or older and has not received the ‘Tdap’ pertussis booster shot, please contact your doctor or health department. Getting a booster shot now will protect your child against the ongoing threat of pertussis and meet a new school requirement.

For the 2011-12 school year only, all students entering 7th through 12th gradeswill need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.  This requirement:

  • Begins July 1, 2011
  • Can be met by receiving one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 7th birthday.

Beginning July 1, 2012, and beyond, all students entering 7th gradewill need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.

If your child has already received a Tdap booster, please bring proof to the health office.  If your child has not received a booster shot, please obtain it as soon as possible.  Proof must be submitted before the start of the school year or the student will not be allowed to attend.

Don’t wait for the beginning of the school year rush!  Please bring your immunization documents to the school health office now

Immunizations may be obtained from your health care provider or from the following locations:

Orange County Health Care Agency– 1725 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA.  Phone (800) 914-4887, or (800) 564-8448.

N-MUSD HOPE Clinic– Located at the BESST Center, 2045 Meyer Pl., Costa Mesa, CA.  Immunizations given on Mon – Fri. Call for appointment (949) 515-6725. Eligibility for the Vaccines for Children Program will apply.

A personal beliefs and medical exemption form specifically for Tdap is available.  If you have any additional questions, please contact your school administrator or school nurse.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/6/11

Audience: Homepage

NHHS Dance together with CdM Dance Presents:

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June 10 & 11 @ 7:00pm, NHHS Robert Wentz Theater
Tickets $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door 949.515.6368 for info

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/6/11

Audience: Homepage, Parents and Students

Attention Newport Harbor Students and Families:
Please be aware that ASB can only accept cash for transactions through the end of the school year.

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/3/11

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

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Donate Blood next Tuesday and Save Lives!!
Next Tues (June 7th) SPAC & the Red Cross are holding our LAST Blood Drive of the year.
 
NHHS did a wonderful job last drive of stepping up when we needed it,
and
We need your help again since we have very few students signed up now. 
 
  • WHO: 17 yr olds and 16-yr olds with parent permission
  • BENEFITS:  Earn Community Service & Some teachers offer Extra Credit
  • TEACHERS:  To donate you MUST have the permission of the teacher whose class you'll leave.

THANK YOU

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/2/11

Audience: Homepage, Athletics and Parents

Dear Parent and Athlete,

If your student is planning to participate in athletics at Newport Harbor, it is mandatory for them to have a yearly physical on file in the athletic office before participating in a sport or summer program. Physicals will be offered by Dr. Tischler and his colleagues at the Newport Orthopedic Institute*.

The cost for physicals is $25. All monies will be donated back to NHHS Athletic Programs; please make checks payable to NHHS Athletics. All required forms are available on-line on the NMUSD website: http://web.nmusd.us/athletics.

No appointment necessary, just bring completed paperwork and payment at 5:30 pm on the following dates:

Female Students Monday – June 6th (Please do not show up before 5:00 pm)

Male Students Tuesday – June 7th (Please do not show up before 5:00 pm)

Please do not contact Dr. Tischler’s office; all inquiries should be directed to the Newport Harbor Athletic office, 949-515-6308.

Sincerely,
Mike Zimmerman
Athletic Director

*Newport Orthopedic Institute, 22 Corporate Plaza Drive, Ste. 150, Newport Beach, CA 92660

For Google map: copy and paste the following URL: http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map& q=22+Corporate+Plz+Dr+Ste+150%2c+Newport+Beach%2c+CA+92660

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 6/1/11

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

“A Royal Affair”
Prom 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011
8:00pm – Midnight
American Way Cultural Center
2390 American Way Street, Orange 92865

All students need sign a dance contract prior to purchasing a ticket.
(File available for download here).
Outside guests need to fill out the above contract as well as an additional guest contract.
(File available for download here).

Reminders:
Prom is a formal event, a formal dress code will be enforced.
All students must be checked in by 9:30pm.  Students may not leave until 11:30pm.
The NMUSD 5411 drug/alcohol policy will be strictly enforced.
 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/27/11

Audience: Homepage
June 2nd 4:00pm Room 406 @ Corona del Mar High School
The cost of entry is $5 if you register with the ASB Office by June 1st
Late registration is $10 in Room 406 on June 2nd from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Everyone will play at least three times.
Awards will be given to the top three competitors!
Contact: Gary Almquist at galmquist@nmusd.us
or Dominic Bulone at dbulone@nmusd.us
Feel free to bring your own board!
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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/25/11

Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to the NHHS Theatre Arts Department for being nominated in 18 Cappies awards categories and having 4 outstanding Commendees for the 2010-2011 school year!  Newport Harbor High School has the most nominees ever recorded for the NMUSD in the Cappies Organization.  The Orange County Cappies includes 40 + schools and this year's NHHS Cappies Critics Team includes:  Allison Sheppard (junior--Lead Critic), Alex Avram (senior), Allie Whitfield (senior), Tal Kirk (senior), Jillian Paul (senior), Tori Harris (junior), Nijel Thames (junior), Hannah Whitfield (sophomore), and Alexis Stary (freshman).  Freshman Alexis Stary is the first NHHS freshman ever nominated for the prestigious Best Freshman Critic award.   

Winners will be announced at the Cappies Gala held at the Grove Theatre in Anaheim on Sunday, June 5th.

Congratulations to our outstanding Cappies Critic writing team and our stellar performers and technicians!

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/19/11

Audience: Homepage
On Wednesday, May 18th from 6-9 p.m., The Newport Harbor High School Visual and Performing Arts Department will proudly present our 16th annual Evening of the Arts in the small gym on campus.  Join us for an exceptional evening showcasing Fine Art, Ceramics, Crafts, Photography, Film, Music, Dance, and Theatre--all free of charge.  Food will be prepared and sold by the award-winning NHHS Culinary Arts students in front of the anchor on Irvne. Join us and celebrate the success of our outstanding 2010-2011 Arts students!
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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/6/11

Audience: Homepage and Parents

PTA is currently planning to celebrate and honor our teachers during a TEACHER APPRECIATION CELEBRATION, scheduled Thursday, May 19th at St Andrews Church across from NHHS in the youth center downstairs.and are seeking parent helpers as well as various donations! This is fa abulous and fun event to be a part of!

VOLUNTEERING

We will begin set up around 9:15 am and serving begins around 10:45am. Clean up is usually begins around 12pm.This is great way to show support of our wonderful teachers and staff and a great way to socialize with them outside the classroom!


DONATIONS

 All items may be dropped off that morning at the church (St. Andrews) across from NHHS. or can be dropped off the day before with non-perishables.

Here is what we need:

Cases of various sodas, iced tea/ and waters

Side dishes such as salads: various greens, macaroni, pasta, potato, fruit, etc

Desserts (brownies, cookies, pies, lemon bars, etc)

If you sign up for bought or homemade goodies - a large tray or platter is sufficient.  If you are leaving a tray, plate dish, etc., and would like it returned, please be sure to label it underneath with name and phone number.  We will place the trays in the NHHS front office the following day.

Thank you in advance for your support and generous donations - we look forward to a successful luncheon for our wonderful teachers! This is very large luncheon and we appreciate all the help we can get!

Please email Stacy Peterson at:
 thepetersonpad@gmail.com

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/5/11

Audience: Homepage

NHHS Culinary Arts Students are NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

Newport Harbor High School swept the management and culinary competitions this past Sunday at the National ProStart Invitational. Our school was representing the state of California in the competitions held in Overland Park, Kansas this past weekend. It was the first time the same state, much less the same high school, took first place in both categories since the National ProStart Invitational began 10 years ago!

The NHHS Culinary Arts Teams are comprised of the following individuals:

Culinary Team
Jessenia Hernandez (Senior)
Kelly Hackett (Junior)
Luke Fischer (Senior)
Jazmin Eck (Senior)
Marcus McGee - Alternate (Junior)

Management Team
Kellyn Perham (Junior)
Eliza Stubbings (Sophomore)
Kimberly Tessers (Sophomore)

Educator
Janet Dukes, NHHS Culinary Arts Program Director

Mentors
Emiliano Nino, Watermark Restaurant
Joshua Ponce Garcia, Watermark Restaurant
Nanette McWhertor, Stacked

The members of the winning teams each won $5,000 in scholarships from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. To read more about their accomplishments, click here.

You can enjoy the food of these fine students along with the other Culinary Arts students at the school's annual Evening of the Arts on May 18th.

Way to go Culinary Arts!
 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/3/11

Audience: Homepage
On Sunday, May 1st, the Newport Harbor High School Theatre Arts Department was honored for excellence at the John Raitt Awards (JRAY) held at Plummer Auditorium.  Cast members from the recent musical production, Little Women, were asked to perform a 5-minute cutting of the show, which was put together by student writers, Hannah Whitfield and Alexis Stary.  Student finalists/medallion winners include: Tori Harris (Best Lighting and Best Stage Manager), Alex Avram (Best Male Soloist), Katie Powell (Best Supporting Actress), Allison Sheppard (Best Actress), and the entire cast and crew of Little Women (Best Show). Senior Jared Deiro was awarded a $500 scholarship and junior Allison Sheppard not only won Best Actress, but was chosen as the female JRAY winner receiving a paid trip to New York to attend a week of workshops and perform at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway. She will compete for scholarship money in New York at the end of June.  Newport Harbor High School students perform under the direction of Director Roberta Kay, Music Director Kevin Weed, Assistant Director/Technical Director Ryan White, and Drama teacher/Producer Gail Brower-Nedler.  Congratulations to everyone involved in this outstanding program at NHHS!
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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 5/2/11

Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to seniors Katie Powell and Jared Deiro for winning the semi-final rounds of the OC Rotary singing competition on Saturday, April 9th, and advancing to the finals. Katie Powell placed 2nd in the Best Female Singer finals which took place at Orange Coast College on Sunday, April 10th.  Katie will receive a cash prize for her outstanding achievement.  Katie and Jared both train with stellar vocal coach Andrew Boettner.  

Congratulations to senior, Allie Whitfield, for having her Cappies theatre review published in the on-line Orange County Register news!  Allie was chosen as the #1 writer for her review of Irvine High School's play, A Rehearsal for Murder.  Congratulations to freshman, Alexis Stary, who was chosen as the #3 reviewer for the same show.  This is the second time that Alexis Stary has been given honorable mention for her outstanding writing.  Hannah Whitfield was also honored and published earlier this year.  Impressive work by our outstanding NHHS OC Cappies review team under the direction of teacher, Gail Brower-Nedler.
 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 4/18/11

Audience: Homepage

This is a reminder that all current AP students are expected to pay for each AP Exam to be taken in May 2011. Each exam will have an $87.00 fee. AP students will register for all their exams through the ASB Office. Students will be able to pay for their AP Exams after Spring Break beginning on Monday, April 18, 2011 through Friday, April 29, 2011 during this 2-week window. Cash or checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to NHHS. Students must pick up their AP Exam Registration packet in the College & Career Center in Lower Sims Hall before they are able to pay for their respective exams. The packets will contain the AP Exam schedule and information on those students who can qualify for financial assistance (see below).

The only students who can qualify for financial assistance at this time are those students who qualify for the School District's Free or Reduced Lunch Program or whose family income doesn't exceed 185% of the federal poverty income level. The packets our AP students will pick-up will have information as to how a student can apply for a reduced fee if they qualify under one of these two categories. Those students who feel they qualify and wish to seek financial assistance will need to see our AP Test Coordinator, Mr. Dan Princeotto, in the Counseling Office to have the appropriate paperwork filled out and submitted.

We are anticipating over 1,300 AP Exams to be taken among our student body. Once again, we wish your child the very best and they are to be commended for taking on this rigorous course of study.
 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 4/18/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
To All Incoming Freshmen Students and Parents:

 

Our annual Freshmen Orientation Night is coming!  Please mark your calendars for April 19th from 7:00pm - 8:00 pm in the large gym.  Parents, you are expected to

accompany your student throughout the entire presentation.

We look forward to seeing you on what is to be an informative

evening.

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Posted by: Tina Case
Published: 4/18/11

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

The NHHS Lost & Found is home to many beautiful items of clothing; athletic wear and more.  Please stop by Student Services in Room 181 to claim your things.  All items not recovered by May 8th will be brought to Good Will.  Thank you

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 4/4/11

Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to Janet Dukes and the NHHS Culinary Team for winning 1st place in both Culinary and Management categories in the Culinary State Competition!

The teams include the following students:

Culinary – Jessenia Hernandez, Luke Fischer, Jazmin Eck, Kelly Hackett and Marcus McGee

Management – Kimberly Tessers, Kellyn Perham and Eliza Stubbing

Both teams will be heading off to the Nationals in few weeks!

Again, Congratulations and Good Luck in your upcoming competition!
 

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Posted by: Cindy Ballreich
Published: 4/4/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Come support our fabulous students by coming to see your NHHS Drama Department's heartwarming production of the Tony Award winning musical, Little Women, a sweeping and inspiring American family saga coming to the Robert B. Wentz Theater March30-April 2 at 7 PM with an additional matinee on April 2 at 2 PM.  Tickets are on sale now at www.nhhsdrama.com


 

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/1/11

Audience: Parents and Homepage

 Online Driver’s Education

The next Drivers Education course will be held starting 4/20/2011 through 5/18/2011. Updated: 03/07/2011

The State of California requires you to spend 30 hours studying Drivers Education before you can get your learners permit. This online driver education course lets you study at your own pace, on your schedule, any time of the day or night. This course sets the foundation for behind-the-wheel Driver’s Training and is in accordance with the guidelines set by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Each course accommodates 150 students for registration. The course is offered two times a year. Upon successful completion, students will receive a DMV- approved certificate of completion (pink slip). The Newport-Mesa Unified School District does not offer Driver Training, otherwise known as behind-the-wheel instruction.

All students must be 15 years or older and have internet access to enroll.

The above application window will open on Friday, April 1st. at 12:00 noon.

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Posted by: Laura Boss, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/1/11

Audience: Parents, Students and Homepage

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