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Ensign Weekly Announcements for March 30 - April 3, 2015

Upcoming Events for Incoming Students and Families

  • April 16 – Sixth graders visit Ensign from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • April 22 – Ensign’s annual Open House/Science Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • May 7 – Sixth Grade Parent/Student Orientation Night from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the gym
  • May 8 – Registration forms distributed to elementary schools
  • August 27 – Registration: all students will be scheduled by alphabetical order of last name (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
  • September 3 – W.E.B. orientation for seventh grade and new students from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the gym

Ensign Cheer Clinic

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All 6th - 7th grade students who will be attending Ensign next fall are invited to come participate in the Ensign Spirit Clinic.  Being in the Spirit Club is a great way to be a part of Seabee pride!


May 19-20, 2015

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Ensign Gym


The cost of the Ensign Spirit Clinic is $40.00 and must be paid prior to the clinic. If a student needs financial assistance, please contact Michelle Fryer in the Ensign ASB office at 949-515-3348. Girls will receive an Ensign spirit shirt and learn a routine.    


Students must have a 2.5 GPA and good citizenship. 

No student will be denied participation in the Spirit Clinic because of financial need.


Please contact Mrs. Halperin or Mrs. Higman with any questions about the 2015/2016 Cheer program.

Katie Halperin: (949) 515-3345/khalperin@nmusd.us                            

Kris Higman:  (949) 533-3594/khigman@rwli.net


February 2015 Students of the Month

  • Brandon Figueroa, Mrs. Reilly, Language Arts
  • Holden Clarke, Mrs. Wagner, Life Skills for Teens
  • Junior (Alvaro) Flores, Dr. V, Administration
  • Wynn Dietzler, Ms. Prober, Math 8
  • Madeline Cienfuegos, Mrs. Sandberg, PE
  • Summer Nedelman, Mrs. Tolles, Literature & Composition
  • Kia Icamen, Mr. Tucker, PE
  • Brian Gonzalez, Mrs. Halperin, Physical Education
  • Tyler Lowell, Mr. Becker, 8th Grade LA
  • Ashley Salem, Mrs. Gunz, Language Arts
  • Meredith Shaver, Mrs. Levy, AVID Elective
  • Cameron Hanson, Mrs. Moddelmog, Academic Skills
  • Jake Whelan, Ms. Rain, Enhanced Math 7/8
  • Sasa Klein, Mrs. Brandes, Math
  • Jonathan Stark, Mr. Blackie, Science
  • Naomi Valente, Ms. Brundage, Science
  • Jaime Contreras, Ms. Rogina, Math 8
  • Cara O'Mahony, Ms. Curtis, World History
  • Daphne Chong, Mrs. Dorian, World History
  • Keely Piwonski, Ms. Tupa, Life Science
  • Emma Martin, Capt.Fuschetti, Physical Education
  • Nicholas Browning, Mr. Nichols, U.S. History
  • McKenna Kummerfeldt, Mrs. Cross, Honors Language Arts
  • Rhett Farmer, Ms. Hernandez, World History
  • Peyton Cagle, Ms. Velastegui, Math 7
  • Tyler Jones, Mr. Mabry, Math 1 Enhanced
  • Caden Owen, Ms. Yeh, English-Language Arts
  • Madilynn Morrison, Mr. Savage, Physical Science
  • Amanda Niemiec, Mrs. Liebengood, Honors English


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

Inspirational Student of the Month for Caring

  • Kiara Gomez, Mrs. Tolles, Language Arts
  • Edson Hernandez, Mrs. Cross, 7th Grade Language Arts
  • Sophia Zahedi, Ms. Wagner, Life Skills for Teens
  • Levi Horne, Ms. Velastegui, Math 7
  • Cristal Mendoza, Mrs. Moddelmog, Academic skills
  • Leila Perez, Ms. Seaton,  Electives
  • Blanca Seville Sanchez, Rush, Science
  • Cameron Hanson, Mr. Blackie, Science
  • Jorge Labastida, Mr. Becker, 8th grade LA
  • Karoline Shannon, Ms. Prober, Math 8
  • Josh Steele, Ms. Dorian, World History
  • Zachary Forbath, Mr. Tucker, Life Skills
  • Skyler Phillips, Mrs. Reilly, Language Arts
  • Claire Bacon, Mr. Nichols, U.S. History
  • Suzan Avonce, Ms. Hernandez, World History
  • Marco Montufar, Mrs. Levy, ELD/ English
  • Deborah Brown, Mrs. Gunz, Language Arts
  • Gustavo Blanchard, Mrs. Brandes,  Math (caring)
  • Kip Schwartz, Ms. Rain, Enhanced Math 7/8
  • Elizabeth Peter s, Ms. Brundage,  Science
  • Matt Eimers, Mrs. Blankenship, Biology
  • Koa Smith, Ms. Curtis, World History
  • Rembrandt Persichini, Mrs. Charron, U.S. History

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.

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Ensign Staff - "Call Me Maybe"

Ensign School News

It's Here! NMUSD's Festival of Learning Event - Today, April 1, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. -Learn About the Signature Academies!
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 d... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 3/31/15

Candy Needed for Renaissance Spring Egg Hunt This Friday

This Friday Ensign ASB will be putting on the annual Spring Egg Hunt for Renaissance students. We need you to bring in candy that will fit inside of plastic eggs. Any contribution you can make to this event would be greatly apprec... Continue
Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 3/30/15

ASB Applications Are Due April 3, 2015
Seventh grade students, are you interested in applying to be in next year’s ASB class? If so, then please pick up a packet from Mrs. Charron in room 11 or from Ms. Fryer at the ASB window. Completed applications must be turned in by April 3r... Continue
Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 3/30/15

Cheer Spirit Clinic - May 19-20, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Ensign gym (for all students who would like to be in Ensign Cheer)
All 6th - 7th grade students who will be attending Ensign next fall are invited to come participate in the Ensign Spirit Clinic.  Being in the Spirit Club is a great way to be a part of Seabee pride!


May 19-20, 2015

3:30 - 5:0... Continue
Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 3/30/15

Ensign Weekly Announcements for March 30- April 3, 2015
ASB: Seventh grade students, are you interested in applying to be in next year’s ASB class? If so, then please pick up a packet from Mrs. Charron in room 11 or from Ms. Fryer at the ASB window. Completed applications must be turned in by thi... Continue
Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 3/30/15

Kendama Tournament- 7th Grade Lunch Intramurals ( Round 12) Tues/Thurs
Bring your Kendamas  out to the 7th grade { 2nd Lunch } to the track/ field and be prepared for outstanding Kendama contestants!

Very High Champs level skill competition!

Prizes/ Kendama's awarded!

Any Questions,

See... Continue
Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 3/27/15

Track and Field Team Meeting
Attention all students interested in joining the Track and Field Team this spring, there will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, April 14th at 3:00 pm in the Quad to discuss the upcoming season.  The first day of practice will begin on Thursd... Continue
Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/27/15

You're Invited to the All District Vocal Festival!
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... Continue
Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 3/26/15

Apply Today for NMUSD's Signature Academies!

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 currenc... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 2/22/15

Debate team hosts competition this Saturday
The Ensign Debate Club is hosting an Orange County Debate League tournament this Saturday February 7th. Teams from Pegasus, Fairmont, Heritage Oak, and other public and private middle schools will be competing. In the December competition, an Ensi... Continue
Published: 2/2/15

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Today: 3/31/15
6:00 PM District Music Festival - Vocal Festival at St. Andrews

Contact Us

2000 Cliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: (949) 515-6910
Fax: (949) 515-3370

Attendance Line: (949) 515-3342
Absence excuses can be left 24 hours a day

Click here to read the March/April 2015 issue of our online school newspaper, the Seabee Buzz!


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