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Common Core Information Night

All parents are invited to attend a Common Core Information Night on Wednesday, December 10 at 5 p.m. in Ensign’s cafeteria. This event will provide an overview of our school and district Common Core State Standards initiatives as well as an opportunity to answer questions about them. Please join Dr. Duncan and Ensign’s Common Core coaches in mathematics, science, history, and English on December 10 for an informative evening on the Common Core State Standards.


Please learn more about the Newport-Mesa School District’s mathematics program at the following link: https://nmusd.haikulearning.com/ckarr/math. It provides an outline of each of the mathematics courses offered in the district, detailed information about the state standards in mathematics, and more. This “work in progress” link will be continually updated with the most current and relevant information related to our mathematics curriculum.


Ensign ASB Sticker - Buy Yours Now!

We have only sold 159 out of our goal of 500 ASB stickers!


Ensign will not be hosting a magazine/cookie dough drive to raise money for activities or sports on campus. The Ensign ASB sticker is our fundraiser this year. The Ensign ASB Spirit Sticker includes admission to 2 (two) dances, a lanyard, Ensign spirit t-shirt, discounted prices for sweatshirts and yearbook, plus a special ASB spirit sticker event in the spring. A value of $60 - you pay only $40! Please support our school by purchasing your ASB sticker now during the registration process. Or, if you have already registered your child, you can still purchase the ASB sticker on our webstore. The ASB sticker will allow Ensign to continue with the following activities and sports:

  • Renaissance program - shirts, rewards, and prizes for students
  • Assemblies
  • Awards
  • Dances
  • Noontime activities
  • Student recognition
  • Kindness weeks
  • Sports - basketball, volleyball, soccer, track and field, and cross country

September 2014 Students of the Month

  • Elizabeth Peters, Mrs. Cross, Honors Language Arts

  • Justin Boals, Mrs. Dorian, World History

  • Chloe Bagiu, Reilly, Language Arts

  • Sergio Garduno, Savage, Physical Science

  • Elliott Harrington, Wagner, Life Skills for Teens

  • Ryan Schroeder, Ms. Prober, Math

  • Amanda Niemac, Grenier, Choir

  • Madison Bashaw, Brundage, Life Science

  • Daniela Portillo, Gunz, Language Arts

  • Braeden Post, Hirsch, History

  • Kevin Avonce, Moddelmog, Common Core Math 8

  • Andrew Barrientos, Rush, Science

  • Adilene Valencia, Rogina, Math 8

  • Gavin Tunney, Metcalf/Ferrigno, Math 8

  • Makayla Sayler, Schaeffer, Library

  • Megan Stone, Mrs. Gibbons, All Subjects

  • Jace Younts, Ms. Hernandez, World Histor

  • Ximena Quero, Becker, 8th LA

  • Geneva Waters, Halperin, Physical Education and Teacher Assistant

  • Carlos Perdomo, Ms. Yeh, Language Arts 7th grade

  • Eddie Castillo, Blackie, Science

  • Almalee Rice, Brandes, Math 7

  • William Harvey, Mabry, Math 1 Enhanced

  • Cesar Alcala, Charron, Student Government

  • Debbie Brown, Blankenship, Biology

  • Ethan Barnes, Sandberg, PE

  • Cassandra Dominguez, Tupa, Life Science

  • Brandon Figueroa, Mrs. Levy, AVID Elective

  • Katelin Ayayo, Liebengood, Honors English

  • Cierra Bird, Mr. Ehrlinger, Art

  • Tessa Chapman, Curtis, World History

  • Lucas Woodruff, Rain, Math 8

  • Jennifer Garcia, Velastegui, Math 7

  • Sophia Zahedi, Tolles, English

  • Mia Bagatorian, Fuschetti, PE


For all former students of the month, please click here.

Teacher/Student Zumba Performance

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What Does the Fox Say? - Ensign Edition

School Webstore

EnsignWebStore.JPGAttention, students and parents!  You can now skip the lines and pay online! 

Visit our WebStore to pay conveniently and securely online by credit card and just bring your confirmation email with you to the ASB window. We have brand new Ensign sweatshirts, and we are always adding new items, so be sure to check back often.


Senator Mimi Walters Honors Ensign Staff

Senator Mimi Walters visited Ensign Intermediate School on Friday, May 17, 2013.  In her visit to the teachers and staff of the school, she presented each teacher with a certificate of recognition that thanked them for their educational contributions to the students of the school.

Ensign Harlem Shake

Ensign Staff - "Call Me Maybe"

Ensign School News

{78 Yellowtail Caught this past weekend}-Fishing Club- 1 Day Catalina Island Trip- Nov. 8, 2014- Permission Slps attached
Please fill out the attached permission slip with a contribution check for the amount made Payable to Ensign ASB and submit to the ASB window in the front office.


1 day fishing trip departing at 5:00am from Dana Wharf Sportfishing and... Continue
Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 10/28/14

FISHING CLUB MEETING --THIS Wed. 10/29 MR. Blackies Room #41 @ 12:40pm
Ahoy All,


Come and here the latest fish counts and get ALL your questions answered regarding upcoming trips and gear to bring.


Fair winds and calm seas,


Capt. Fuschetti Continue
Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 10/28/14

N-MUSD Presents Common Core Math Workshop for Parents At Various School Sites
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 10/21/14

October School News Magazine Now Available!
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.  


Cli... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 10/20/14

Information for Parents - Trick or Treat Tips From Newport Beach and Costa Mesa
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 10/20/14

October is National Bullying Prevention Month - Resources and Information
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 s... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 10/14/14

October is Cyber Smart/Safety Month - Resources and Information
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 inco... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 10/14/14

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

Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 10/13/14

Read the Seabee Buzz - Ensign's Online Newspaper! New articles added!
Click here to read the Seabee Buzz.  Current articles:

   Cold calling
   Chewing gum in class
   Would you prefer having early out on Wednesday or late start?
   Rumor has it...
   Best places for lunch on Wednesday... Continue
Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 10/2/14

NJHS First-Time Applicants - Applications Are Out!
Attention all students who are interested in being first-time NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) members:


Applications are now out!


Please visit http://ensign.nmusd.us/njhs for more information or to print out an applic... Continue
Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 9/29/14

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Today: 10/31/14
7:00 PM Spirit Week

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Click here to read the September/October 2014 issue of our online school newspaper, the Seabee Buzz!


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OC Register: "Science is serious fun for O.C. tweens picked for TV show" - September 13, 2014

Hyde said science is her favorite class at Ensign Middle School in Newport Beach. Learning science at the beach was “pretty awesome,” she said. The experience has made her more environmentally conscious, she thinks...read more.