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Ensign Weekly Announcements for April 20-24, 2015

Ensign Science Night/Open House- April 22nd

Ensign's Science Night/Open House is this Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The TK Burger truck will be selling their wonderful hamburgers; ice cream and baked goods will also be available for purchase. Make sure you come out to see the amazing science projects that were created and all of the teachers on campus. See you there!

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

NMUSD is Now Accepting Applications for Wait List for 2015/16 Signature Academies
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... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 4/21/15

Extreme Heat Survey/Extremado Calor Encuesta
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 $... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 4/21/15

NMUSD Parents Are Invited to Participate in the 2014-15 Secondary Schools Climate Survey!
The 2014-15 secondary schools Climate Survey will help the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in making decisions to improve education for all students.

Parents of students in grades 7-12, are able to share your 2014-15 experience with your c... Continue
Posted by: Adriana Angulo
Published: 4/15/15

Relay for Life Team Meets Fridays-Second Lunch
Join the Ensign Team and fight cancer! We are making rainbow bracelets and necklaces as a fundraiser. So if you can make these or want to learn how, come out to Room 39 during second lunch. Eighth graders please check In with your SSR first. Continue
Posted by: Gwen Blankenship
Published: 4/11/15

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