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Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Boys' Basketball Team for winning the Coastal Athletic League Tournament Championship.  The team won a hard fought game over Sowers to clinch the title and finished the season with an overall record of 6 and 2.  Great job boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 2/16/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

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

                                 

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

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Reports

 

12.a. NMUSD Mental Health and Crisis Response Initiatives. Last Spring the Board of Education approved board policy and administrative regulations related to compliance with Assembly Bill (AB) 2246, which mandated suicide prevention and education training to public school employees. This action was just one component of a larger, multi-faceted, and ongoing plan related to providing mental health and social and emotional supports to all students and families in the District. This report will offer a mid-year assessment of the initiatives related to the crisis response protocols that have been put into place since the adoption of AB 2246 board policies and administrative regulations 

 

Consent

 

15.a.8. Approve a 24-Month Extension of the Memorandum of Understanding With the City of Newport Beach for Field Improvements at Newport Elementary School. The City of Newport Beach is requesting a 24-month extension to improve the playground and fields. The City of Newport Beach will design, bid, and construct the improvements including but not limited to all plans, specifications, permits, drawings and public notices.

 

 

15.b.1. Approve Addendum for Instructional Materials Adoption Support with the University of California, Irvine History Project. The UCI History Project has assisted NMUSD secondary history and social science teachers with comprehensive staff development to support the implementation goals for history and social science. This proposal is an addendum to the ongoing relationship between the UCI History Project and NMUSD to support the district to initiate the process of instructional material adoption.

 

Discussion/Action

 

16.a. Approve California School Board Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly Election for 2018. CSBA Delegate Assembly is the primary policy-making body of the association. Each year in the fall, nominations for representatives to CSBA's Delegate Assembly are accepted. Delegates represent 24 regions throughout the State of California, and serve alternating two-year terms.

 

 

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.
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/12/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball team for finishing the league season with an undefeated record of 6 and 0 and winning the Coastal Athletic League Championship.  The team moves on to the playoffs next week as the #1 seed.  Good luck girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 2/8/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the 8th grade boys' basketball team on their 34-16 victory over Dwyer on Thursday.  The team finishes the league season with a record of 4 and 2 and heads to the playoffs next week as the #3 seed.  Good luck boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 2/8/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Attention all boys interested in playing soccer this year - tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade boys’ soccer teams will take place the week of February 26th.  Please come dressed in appropriate athletic gear - PE shirt, shorts, and athletic shoes.  

 

7th grade tryouts will begin on Monday, February 26 from 3-4 pm and students should meet in the bleachers.  Tryouts for 7th graders will continue on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Tryouts on Tuesday and Thursday will be from 3-4 pm, and tryouts on Wednesday will be from 3:15-4:15 pm.  8th grade tryouts will begin on Tuesday, February 27 from 3-4 pm and students should meet in Mr. Blackie’s classroom (Room 41).  Tryouts for 8th graders will continue on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Tryouts on Wednesday will be from 2:30-3:30 pm and tryouts on Thursday and Friday will be from 3-4 pm.  You must attend tryouts each day unless you have an excused absence approved by the coach ahead of time. 

 

If you have any questions regarding tryouts for the boys’ soccer team, please see Coach Blackie in Room 41.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 2/5/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Attention all girls interested in playing soccer this year - tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade girls’ soccer teams will take place the week of February 26th.  Please come dressed in appropriate athletic gear - PE shirt, shorts, and athletic shoes.  

7th and 8th grade tryouts will begin on Monday, February 26 from 3-4 pm.  8th graders should meet in Ms. Rush’s classroom (Room 42) and 7th graders should meet in Mrs. Stepp’s classroom (Room 4). 

 

Tryouts will continue on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Tryouts on Tuesday and Thursday will be from 3-4 pm, and tryouts on Wednesday will be from 2:30-3:30 pm.  You must attend tryouts each day unless you have an excused absence approved by the coach ahead of time. 

 

If you have any questions regarding tryouts for the girls’ soccer team, please see Coach Rush in Room 42 or Coach Stepp in Room 4.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 2/5/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

7th grade girls at 3:30

7th grade boys at 3:45

8th grade girls at 4:00

8th grade boys at 4:15

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Posted by: Beatrix Kulik
Published: 2/1/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball Team for their victory over Back Bay rival Corona Del Mar.  With the win, the team improves to a record of 4 and 0 and remains in first place in the Coastal Athletic League.  Great job girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 1/31/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

The Orange County Committee on School District Organization is hosting the following public hearing meeting regarding Newport-Mesa Unified School District's request to approve and establish Trustee Areas from which Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board Members will be elected in a By-Trustee Area Election Process.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Boardroom
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Please visit the Orange County Department of Education webpage to view the agenda.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/25/18




Audience: Physical Ed Period 4, Physical Ed Period 8, Sus Silent Rdg Period 5, Physical Ed Period 7, Homepage, Physical Ed Period 1, Homepage and Physical Ed Period 3

Ahoy Everyone,

 

Thank you to everyone who attended this week's meeting.

A Special Shoutout to "Blackbeard Blackie" for his famous Talents as a Science Teacher and giving good cross-curricular examples of Liquid Nitrogen and it's properties and uses.

 

Our "proposed trips" are as follows and Dr. Sciacca is meeting today for finalization of protocols w/ district admin. for these trips and once approved by NMUSD we can proceed w/ the permission slips;

The Proposed Trips:

Catalina Island May 4-6, 2017 - Camping at Two Harbors / Camping/ Snorkeling / Hiking/ Marine Biology/ Island Ecology

Catalina Island -Fishing Trip June 8, 2017

 

These are the "proposed trips" and we are awaiting final NMUSD approval.

 

Have a great day and "Sea" you all at the next meeting.

 

Capt. Fuschetti 

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 1/25/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball Teams on their victories over TeWinkle yesterday.  The 8th grade team remains undefeated and in first place, while the 7th grade team moves to a record of 2 and 1.  Great job girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 1/24/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

Early College High School (ECHS) is hosting a information night on February 1, 2018.  Please view the attached flyers for more information and schedule of events.

 

Early College High School Information Night Flyer - English

Early College High School Information Night Flyer - Spanish

 

Early College High School is an academic, college preparatory program intended to enable students to pursue post-secondary education at a four-year college or university.

 

If you have any questions please call ECHS at: 714-424-7990

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/22/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teachers, All Grades, Homepage, Students and Parents

 

I will be at an ASB conference for a few days and the ASB office will be closed from Wednesday the 24th through Friday the 26th.

 

There are no fieldtrip deadlines while I am gone, so there should not be anything the students need that can’t wait until next week. If you have not purchased a ticket to the play, tickets will be sold at the door.

 

I don't want to miss parents making a special trip ... so please make note.

 

Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

Ms. Fryer

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Posted by: Michelle Fryer
Published: 1/22/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Boys' Basketball Teams for their victories over Costa Mesa Middle School.  Both teams remain unbeaten at 2 and 0 and in first place in the Coastal Athletic League.  Great job boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 1/18/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Volleyball Team for their win over Dwyer.  The team won 2 games to 0 and has a season record of 2 and 0 and remains in first place.  Great job girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 1/17/18




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

Dance tickets are ten dollars.

 

Remember you do need to turn in a permission slip to attend the dance. And if you have an ASB card, admission is free. Tickets will not be sold the day of the dance or at the door.

 

Make sure you buy your ticket tomorrow!

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 1/17/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents within the district boundaries. Dependent upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request for their child to transfer to another school. The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2018-2019 school year begins January 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm. and closes on March 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Please visit the transfer request application webpage to apply. A lottery process is used to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application by email or in writing by May 15, 2018. For more information, please visit the transfers webpage.  

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/16/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

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Renew 2nd Semester Bus Passes beginning January 8, 2018
 

Annual Passes are valid through June 2018
 

Submit payment by Friday, January 26, 2018 to guarantee Transportation for Monday, February 5, 2018

 

Mail check or money order payable to:

NMUSD-Transportation (reference student name/ID# on memo line)
Or
Pay online through MySchool Bucks
 

For more information please visit the Transportation website or call the office at (714) 424 - 5080
 

2nd Semester Transportation Bus Passes flyer

Submit payment by Friday, January 26, 2018 to

guarantee

transportation for Monday, February 5, 2018

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/12/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Boys' Basketball teams for their season opening victories over TeWinkle yesterday.  Both teams move to 1 and 0 on the season and move into first place in the Coastal Athletic League.  Great job boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 1/11/18




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

NJHS applicants – the first turn-in date is quickly approaching!  It is mandatory that you turn in your application on or before Thursday, February 1 to the ASB window

 

Note: please do not turn in a completely blank application - fill in as much information as you know about now.

 

This is not optional. 

 

All parts of the application do not need to be completed, but we want to check-in on your progress.  See Mrs. Cross (kkcross@nmusd.us) in room 21 if you need more information.

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 1/11/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Girls’ Volleyball Teams on their seasoning opening victories over Sowers.  Both teams won 2 games to zero in impressive fashion and move into first place in the Coastal Athletic League.  Great job girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 1/11/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 08, Homepage and Parents

Parents, this is your LAST CHANCE to make a dedication for your 8th grade student!  It's easy - just visit Balfour.com.  A flyer was sent home with your student in October - you can find it attached below.  No dedications will be accepted in 2018.

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Posted by: Sarah Grenier
Published: 12/19/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

School News Magazine Cover
Check out the latest School News Magazine with highlights of things going on throughout our schools! 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/8/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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Calendar Review Committee Recommendation

 

The Calendar Review Committee, comprised of certificated and classified staff, parents, district administrators, and employee bargaining units, typically develops calendar recommendations two to three years in advance of implementation. For the past few years, the Committee has discussed the concept of a collegiate calendar; the school year starting prior to Labor Day with the first semester ending prior to winter break.

 

Starting this fall, the Committee met five times to explore and consider a collegiate calendar. The Committee began by seeking anecdotal data from the school community which led to the attached Fact Sheet (Benefits and Concerns/FAQs). A survey was circulated to obtain input related to the concept of a Collegiate Calendar. Five information meetings were hosted to share and clarify particulars of the Fact Sheet and gather input from staff, parents and students.

 

The Committee carefully weighed these components prior to coming to a recommendation.  When reviewing the information gathered, the Committee found that the responses on the survey varied with overall results indicating most respondents did not support the move to a collegiate calendar. Analyzing subgroups from elementary, middle and high school respondents, there was a gradual increase of support for the change (please see attached survey results).  Comments collected during the information meetings identified multiple benefits for students, numerous concerns regarding heat in the classrooms of those schools without heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), and the timeline for implementation.  While there has been a systematic plan for HVAC installation since 2013, the plan beyond the summer of 2018 was not available during the time of the survey and information meetings. The complete installation plan for all remaining schools was shared during the November 14, 2017 Board Meeting (please see attached).

 

After extensive analysis and discussions, the Committee recognized significant student benefits of a collegiate calendar particularly when they reach the secondary level  and acknowledged the primary concern expressed by many stakeholders for HVAC to be installed at all school sites.  The Committee considered the new information provided in the HVAC plan to address the concerns regarding heat and explored ways to provide students the benefits of the collegiate calendar.  The Committee ultimately determined moving to a collegiate calendar was in the best interest of students. Implementing it three years from now would address concerns related to HVAC installation and create more time to plan for the transition.

 

The Calendar Review Committee has made the following recommendations and will meet to design the details of the calendars, which will move forward to the District and NMFT negotiation teams:

  • A traditional calendar for the 2018-2019 school year  (Adopted October 10, 2017)
  • A traditional calendar for the 2019-2020 school year
  • A collegiate calendar for the 2020-2021 school year

Upon completion of negotiations and approved by the Board of Education, the adopted calendars will be made public.

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

HVAC Plan

Collegiate Calendar Survey Results

 

Recomendación del Comité de Revisión de Calendario

 

El Comité de Revisión de Calendario, formado por miembros del personal acreditado y de apoyo académico, administradores del distrito, y unidades de negociación de empleados, típicamente desarrolla recomendaciones de calendario con dos o tres años de anticipación antes de su aplicación. En los últimos años, el Comité ha tratado el concepto de un calendario universitario; en donde el año escolar comienza antes del Día del Trabajo y el primer semestre termina antes del descanso de invierno.

 

Comenzando este otoño, el Comité se reunió cinco veces para explorar y considerar el calendario universitario. El Comité empezó con la recolección de datos anecdóticos por parte de la comunidad escolar lo cual resultó en la Cartilla Informativa adjunta (Beneficios y Preocupaciones/Preguntas Frecuentes). Se circuló una encuesta para obtener aportes relacionados con el concepto de un Calendario Universitario. Se llevaron a cabo cinco reuniones de información para compartir y clarificar las particularidades de la Cartilla Informativa y para recolectar aportes por parte del personal, padres y estudiantes.

El Comité examinó cuidadosamente estos componentes antes de determinar una recomendación. Cuando se revisó la información recolectada, el Comité encontró que las respuestas en la encuesta variaban con los resultados generales indicando que la mayoría de los encuestados no apoyaba el cambio a un calendario universitario. Una vez analizados los resultados de los subgrupos encuestados de primaria, secundaria y preparatoria, hubo un aumento gradual en el apoyo al cambio (favor de ver los resultados de la encuesta adjunta).

 

Los comentarios recolectados durante las reuniones de información identificaron múltiples beneficios para los estudiantes, numerosas preocupaciones en cuanto al calor en las aulas de esas escuelas sin calefacción, ventilación, y aire acondicionado (HVAC por sus siglas en inglés), y la línea de tiempo de aplicación. Mientras que ha existido un plan sistemático para la instalación de HVAC desde el 2013, el plan para después del verano del 2018 no estaba disponible durante el tiempo de esta encuesta o las reuniones de información. El plan completo de instalación para las escuelas restantes se compartió en la reunión de la Junta de Educación el 14 de noviembre del 2017 (favor de ver la hoja adjunta).

 

Después de extenso análisis y conversaciones, el Comité reconoció los beneficios significativos a los estudiantes de un calendario universitario particularmente cuando alcanzan el nivel secundario y reconocieron la preocupación principal del HVAC y su instalación en todas las escuelas expresada por las partes interesadas. El Comité consideró la nueva información proveída en el plan HVAC que aborda el tema de las preocupaciones en cuanto a la calefacción y exploró maneras de proveer el beneficio de un calendario universitario a los estudiantes. Finalmente, el Comité determinó que el cambio a un calendario universitario era en el mejor interés de los estudiantes. La aplicación dentro de tres años abordaría las preocupaciones de la instalación de HVAC y crearía más tiempo para planificar la transición. 

 

El Comité de Revisión de Calendario ha hecho las siguientes recomendaciones y se reunirá para diseñar los detalles de los calendarios, lo cual se enviará al Distrito y los grupos de negociación de NMFT:

  • Un calendario tradicional para el año escolar 2018-2019 (Adoptado el 10 de octubre del 2017)
  • Un calendario tradicional para el año escolar 2019-2020
  • Un calendario universitario para el año escolar 2020-2021

Una vez que finalicen las negociaciones y sean aprobados por la Junta de Educación, los calendarios adoptados se harán públicos.

 

Hoja informative del calendario universitario

Plan de calefacción, ventilación, y aire acondicionado

Resultados de la encuesta de calendario universitario

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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The latest edition of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Community Newsletter is now available.

 

Featured Story

Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom Article

Visit our Community Newsletter website for these stories and more...

 

6th-8th Grade Instructional Materials Piloted

NMUSD Implements Suicide Prevention Policies

New Trustee Area Boundary Map and Election System

College and Career Night

Construction Update

Community Spotlight: Trellis

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/6/17




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

Ensign's choirs, bands and orchestras will be performing a selection of festive music at their concerts on December 12 and 14.  Performances always begin at 7 pm and will end around 8 pm.  Admission is free and friends and family are welcome!

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Posted by: Sarah Grenier
Published: 11/30/17




Audience: Physical Ed Period 4, Teacher Appt. Site, Teacher Helpers(y) Site, Teachers, Home 7 Site, Students, Archived Pages for Joseph Fuschetti, Parents, Physical Ed Site, Sus Silent Rdg Period 5, Physical Ed Period 7, Ensign Writing Files, Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08, Sus Silent Rdg Site, All Grades, Homepage, Physical Education Site, Physical Ed Period 8, Joseph Fuschetti, Generic 1 Site, Fishing Club, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Associates, Physical Ed Period 3 and Physical Ed Period 1

Ahoy everyone,

 

Next Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 in room #41 / Blackbeard Blackies Room, we will have our annual Holiday Party with food/ guest speakers/ slide show and other great tales of the best fishing in recent Newport Beach History....Yes, the Bluefin and Yellowfin in local waters last week...

 

If you would like to bring pizzas/store bought cookies/ chips/ store bought cakes, or anything store bought as is required by our district, please email me back.

 

We have been very blessed this year and are grateful for all of the Ensign Parents/students who have been a part of our club.

 

Thank you and have a great day!

 

"Sea" you all there!

Capt. Fuschetti

 

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Early College High School Information Night Flyer
Early College High School Information Night

November 30, 2017

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Multi-Purpose Room
 

Early College High School Information Night Flyer

Early College High School Information Night Flyer - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Homepage

Parent Seminar Flyer

Parent Seminar Series - Suicide Education and Prevention Strategies

November 29, 2017 6 pm - Estancia High School

November 30, 2017 6 pm - Costa Mesa High School

 

Parent Seminar Series Flyer

Parent Seminar Series Flyer - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/20/17




Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Boys' Volleyball Team for winning the Coastal Athletic League Tournament Championship yesterday at Harbor Day.   The boys team defeated back bay rival CdM 2 games to 0 to win the championship.  Way to represent Ensign boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 11/16/17




Audience: Physical Ed Period 1, Physical Ed Period 3, Physical Ed Period 4, Physical Ed Period 7, Physical Ed Period 8, Sus Silent Rdg Period 5, Joseph Fuschetti, Archived Pages for Joseph Fuschetti, Generic 1 Site, Home 7 Site, Physical Ed Site, Physical Education Site, Sus Silent Rdg Site, Teacher Appt. Site, Teacher Helpers(y) Site, Ensign Writing Files, Fishing Club, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Ahoy Everyone,

 

Come to our meeting on Wednesday Nov. 15 @ 12:45pm to thank our U.S Marines from 3rd Tracs AA bn.

 

We will have snacks and prizes as well!

 

Thank you to Pelagic/ Salty Crew and Shimano USA!

 

"Sea" you at the meeting.

 

Capt. Fuschetti

 

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 11/14/17




Audience: Homepage

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District will host a Flu Vaccine Clinic on November 15, 2017.  Vaccines are available at no cost for non-pregnant individuals four 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.

 

Wednesday November 15, 2017

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

HOPE Clinic

2045 Meyer Place Bldg. C

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-515-6725

 

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/9/17




Audience: Homepage

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District has partnered with Hanover Research, an independent research firm, to explore parents’ experiences with our district. The findings from this exploration will support the development of our district’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

 

As part of this exploration, Hanover Research will conduct a series of telephone interviews with parents. These conversations are designed to explore how parents engage with our district and their child’s school, and how parent engagement could be improved.

  

Participants will be selected at random and participation in these interviews is voluntary. However, it is important that members of the Newport-Mesa school community participate because only they can tell us about their perceptions and experiences. Please note that participation or non-participation will not affect any relationships you or your student(s) have with teachers, peers, or administrators. If you choose to participate, your responses will be kept anonymous.

 

You may be contacted by Hanover Research in the coming weeks to request your participation. If you have any questions or do not want to participate in these conversations, please email Hanover Research’s Content Director, Cate Keller at: ckeller@hanoverresearch.com or call 714-424-8919.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/8/17




Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Boys' Volleyball Teams on their victories over Costa Mesa.  Both teams defeated Mesa 2 games to 0 and head into the playoffs next week on a winning streak.  Congratulations to the 7th grade team for finishing the season with a record of 6 and 0 and winning the league championship.  Great job boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 11/8/17




Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to the 8th grade girls' basketball team for their victory over Costa Mesa Middle School.  The girls' team finishes the regular season with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss and open the playoffs next week as the number 2 seed.  Good luck in the playoffs!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 11/7/17




Audience: Homepage

Attention all boys interested in playing basketball this year - tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball teams will take place in the gym the week of November 27th.  Please come dressed in appropriate athletic gear - PE shirt, shorts, and athletic shoes.  

 

7th and 8th grade tryouts will begin on Monday, November 27th from 4-5 pm in the gym and continue on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Tryouts on Tuesday will be from 3-4 pm and tryouts on Thursday will be from 4-5 pm. 7th Grade tryouts will also take place on Wednesday from 3-4 pm.  All tryout information is posted on SchoolLoop.

 

If you have any questions regarding tryouts for the boys’ basketball team, please see Coach Harrell in Room 9 or Coach Savage in Room 40.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 11/6/17




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Attention all girls interested in playing volleyball this year - tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade girls’ volleyball teams will take place in the gym the week of November 27th.  Please come dressed in appropriate athletic gear - PE shirt, shorts, and athletic shoes.

 

7th and 8th grade tryouts will begin on Monday, November 27th from 3-4 pm in the gym and continue on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Tryouts on Tuesday will be from 4-5 pm, and tryouts on Thursday and Friday will be from 3-4 pm.  You must attend tryouts each day.  All tryout information is posted on SchoolLoop.

 

If you have any questions regarding tryouts for the girls’ volleyball team, please see Coach Rush in Room 42.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 11/6/17




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Ahoy Everyone,

 

Good news for the fishing club!

 

Come and  share in the highlights of the Catalina Trip. Planning fo the next trip and our fundraising for the club.

 

Parents invited and please email me back if you can bring cheese pizzas or sodas or water to the meeting.

 

Thank you and have a great weekend.

 

Fish Report

Water temp at San Clemente Island - 68 degrees- still nice and good weather predicted for this weekend.

Bonito being caught right between Balboa and Newport Pier- part of the tuna family and called "half day tuna". Great eating

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 11/6/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District, in collaboration with Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) and the Classified School Employees Association (CSEA), has decided to re-launch the online Collegiate Calendar Survey due to concerns expressed regarding the survey allowing for multiple entries.

 

If you have previously taken the online survey, please note that those responses will not be included. We ask you to retake the survey using the link previously provided or the link below. If you are a parent and have completed a hard copy of the survey, your input will be included and you will not need to retake the survey.

 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please know that we truly value our school community’s input on this important topic, which is why we are moving to a more accurate survey platform.

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

Collegiate Calendar Survey 

 

Por favor vuelva a tomar/tome la Encuesta del Calendario Universitario

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa, en colaboración con la Federación de Maestros de Newport-Mesa (NMFT) y la Asociación de Empleados de Apoyo Académico (CSEA), han decidido relanzar la encuesta en línea titulada Encuesta sobre el Calendario Universitario debido a las preocupaciones expresadas que conciernen a la encuesta y la posibilidad de entradas múltiples.

 

Si tuvo la oportunidad de tomar la encuesta en línea previamente, por favor tenga en cuenta que sus respuestas no serán incluidas. Le pedimos que vuelva a tomar la encuesta usando el enlace que se le proveyó anteriormente o el enlace que ha sido incluido abajo. Si usted es un padre y ha completado esta encuesta en papel, su aporte será incluido y no tendrá que volver a tomar la encuesta.

 

Nos disculpamos sinceramente por cualquier inconveniente que esto haya causado. Sepa por favor que realmente valoramos el aporte de nuestra comunidad escolar en cuanto a este importante tema, y es el motivo por el cual nos hemos movido a una plataforma de encuestas más precisa.  

 

Cartilla Informativa sobre el calendario universitatio

Encuasta sobre el calendario universitatio

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/3/17




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Posted by: Jennifer Fox
Published: 10/30/17




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Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade girls' basketball teams on their victories over TeWinkle yesterday.  The 7th grade team won 28-8, while the 8th grade team won 27-13.  Next up is Costa Mesa on November 7th.  Great job girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 10/26/17




Audience: Physical Ed Period 1, Physical Ed Period 3, Physical Ed Period 4, Physical Ed Period 7, Physical Ed Period 8, Sus Silent Rdg Period 5, Joseph Fuschetti, Archived Pages for Joseph Fuschetti, Generic 1 Site, Home 7 Site, Physical Ed Site, Physical Education Site, Sus Silent Rdg Site, Teacher Appt. Site, Teacher Helpers(y) Site, Ensign Writing Files, Fishing Club, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Ahoy Everyone,

 

Today Oct 24 is the last day of Fall Saing Club:

 

We will resume in the Springtime w/ new members and you may join at any time:

 

Please see:

 

Capt: Fuschetti 

or Capt . Johnson co-advisors 

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 10/24/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is considering a shift to a collegiate calendar to more closely align with neighboring school districts and local colleges. This shift would start the school year up to three weeks prior to the Labor Day holiday and end the first semester prior to the winter break.

 

As a unified school district, this decision impacts everyone; therefore, NMUSD is in the process of seeking input from the school community regarding the potential shift. Please see the Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet link below. The Fact Sheet includes background information, dates for informational meetings, benefits, concerns/frequently asked questions and the survey link (survey will be available November 1-15).

 

Your input will help guide the Calendar Committee in developing their recommendation. The final decision is determined through the negotiations process and adopted by the Board of Education.

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Lindsey Charron, Homepage, Academics, Administration, Administrative Support, Archived Pages for Lindsey Charron, Archives, Art Club, ASB, Athletics, AVID, Basketball, Book Club, Cheer Squad, Clubs, Community, Cross Country, Dance Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Faculty, Field Trips, Garden Club, Garden News, Generic 1 Site, Information, Misc. Elective Site, Nature Academy, NJHS, Our School, Programs, Robotics Club, Seabee Buzz, Seabees Connect, Soccer, St Gov/Lead 7-8 Site, Staff/Faculty, Student Services, Sus Silent Rdg Site, Teacher Helpers Site, Track and Field, Us Hist/Geog 8 Site, Volleyball, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Halloween Dance: This Week Ensign has its Halloween Dance on October 27th from 6-8 P.M. Tickets will be sold Monday through Thursday for ten dollars, and then tickets will be sold on Friday for fifteen dollars through the end of second lunch. Tickets will not be sold after school at all the day of the dance. In order to buy your ticket, you need to have your ID card, a permission slip, and money. And if you have an ASB card, you just need to have your ID card and a permission slip. At the dance, we will be selling pizza slices and drinks for a dollar. There will be a costume contest, games, and a photo booth. This is our first dance of the year so we would love to see everyone there. Dress code rules apply to this dance. No masks or face make-up concealing identity can be worn.

 

Spirit Week: This week is Spirit Week.  Monday is Red Day. Tuesday is Sports Day. Wednesday is crazy Sock Day. Thursday is Pajama Day, and Friday is wear Orange, Black, or Purple Day.

 

Boo Grams: ASB is selling Boo Grams for a dollar that will be delivered on Halloween. Buy one for your friends, your favorite teacher, or even Mr. Sciacca.

 

Attention Ensign!  NJHS is having our annual food drive Monday, October 23 through Friday, October 27. This food drive helps Ensign families during the holidays. Here's how you can help: Donate canned or non-perishable food (or gift cards) by dropping them off at 7:30-8:00 a.m. at the front of the school or to the ASB window.

 

Golf club meets Thursday after school in room 7.  Thanks!

 

Fishing Club- Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting Monday Oct. 23, 2017 @ 2:45pm in Room #41 / Blackbeard Blackies Room If you are attending the Catalina Island Trip this week you must attend w/parent. All medical forms were due on Friday to the School Nurse if you turned them in. The discussion regarding future fishing trips will also be discussed. Any questions please "Sea" Capt. Fuschetti

 

Our Second FCA meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, during lunch!  Everyone is welcome at FCA for new friends, food, fun, and inspiration.  7th grade meets in Mr. Blackie's room and 8th grade meets in Ms. Rush's room.  Both classrooms are by the Ensign garden.  That's FCA, Tuesday at lunch.  See ya there!

 

Nature Academy: Let's meet again in the cafeteria for our ramp car competition! See you Monday 2:45-3:45!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Lindsey Charron, Homepage, Academics, Administration, Administrative Support, Archived Pages for Lindsey Charron, Archives, Art Club, ASB, Athletics, AVID, Basketball, Book Club, Cheer Squad, Clubs, Community, Cross Country, Dance Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Faculty, Field Trips, Garden Club, Garden News, Generic 1 Site, Information, Misc. Elective Site, Nature Academy, NJHS, Our School, Programs, Resources, Robotics Club, Seabee Buzz, Seabees Connect, Soccer, St Gov/Lead 7-8 Site, Staff/Faculty, Student Services, Sus Silent Rdg Site, Teacher Helpers Site, Track and Field, Us Hist/Geog 8 Site, Volleyball, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Halloween Dance: This Week Ensign has its Halloween Dance on October 27thfrom 6-8 P.M. Tickets will be sold Monday through Thursday for ten dollars, and then tickets will be sold on Friday for fifteen dollars through the end of second lunch. Tickets will not be sold after school at all the day of the dance. In order to buy your ticket, you need to have your ID card, a permission slip, and money. And if you have an ASB card, you just need to have your ID card and a permission slip. At the dance, we will be selling pizza slices and drinks for a dollar. There will be a costume contest, games, and a photo booth. This is our first dance of the year so we would love to see everyone there. Dress code rules apply to this dance. No masks or face make-up concealing identity can be worn.

 

Halloween Dance Permission Slip

 

Halloween Dance Permission Slip Spanish

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 10/23/17




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Congratulations to the girls' 7th and 8th grade basketball teams on their hard fought victories over Dwyer.  The 8th grade team now has a record of 3 wins and 1 loss, while the 7th grade team picks up their first win of the season. Great job girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 10/19/17




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Ahoy Everyone,

 

 

Updates to trips Discussion:
 

Deadline Tuesday for Catalina Island Oct. 25-27 Permissions Slips

(Lottery fashion drawing for participants Wed. morning)- students will be notified.

 

Nov. 4 Catalina Island Fishing Trip in district- waiting for approval.

 

 

Parents - thank you for the cheese pizzas if you have donated- If you haven't and would like to for the club members, feel free to bring to the meeting today.

 

 

 

"Sea" you all there! 2:45pm @ Room #41

 

Capt. Fuschetti

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 10/16/17




Audience: Lindsey Charron, Homepage, Academics, Administration, Administrative Support, Archived Pages for Lindsey Charron, Archives, Art Club, ASB, Athletics, AVID, Basketball, Book Club, Cheer Squad, Clubs, Community, Cross Country, Dance Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Faculty, Field Trips, Garden Club, Garden News, Generic 1 Site, Information, Misc. Elective Site, Nature Academy, NJHS, Our School, Programs, Resources, Robotics Club, Seabee Buzz, Seabees Connect, Soccer, St Gov/Lead 7-8 Site, Staff/Faculty, Student Services, Sus Silent Rdg Site, Teacher Helpers Site, Track and Field, Us Hist/Geog 8 Site, Volleyball, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Renaissance Friday: Our first Renaissance Friday of the year is this Friday. Eighth grade students, please make sure you wear your Renaissance shirt to get out to lunch five minutes early and to receive a treat at lunch. If you think you qualified for Renaissance but have not receive your card, please see Mrs. Charron in room 11.

 

Halloween Dance: Our Halloween Dance is next Friday, October 27th from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Make sure you pay attention to the announcements ASB students will make on Thursday regarding details.

 

The PAWS4CAUSE club is in full swing! Make sure you come to the meeting TODAY (Monday October 16th) during 7th grade lunch in room 4. 8th graders, please see Mrs. Stepp for an SSR pass. 

 

Dancin Seabeas meets every Tuesday in the cafeteria.  It’s not too late to join. Come and learn the new dance routine! Donations for uniforms due by Oct. 17th.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 10/16/17




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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.

 

Halloween Safety Flyer

Halloween Safety Flyer - Spanish

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/13/17




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Our first Catalina Island trip:

The camping trip is coming up this Oct. 25-27, 2017 located @ Camp Emerald Bay, on the West end of Catalina Island.

 

We will be snorkeling, hiking, kayaking and learning about Ecology and Marine Biology amongst the many other activities.

 

There will be a mandatory meeting this coming Monday Oct. 16, 2017 @ 2:45pm- 3:35pm in Room #41, Blackbeard Blackies Room, to discuss details.

 

If interested, please download the doc.'s and submit to the ASB Office ( no check will be required at this time) The students interested in attending will have submitted their permission slips only prior to Oct. 17 "Deadline". On Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017 students will randomly be selected in a lottery fashion and notified to bring a check to the ASB office.

 

Any questions please see:

Capt. Fuschetti

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 10/12/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education has approved the School Calendar and Schedule of Activities, for the 2018/19 school year.

 

Schedule of School Activities 2018/19
School Calendar 2018/19

School Calendar and Student Holidays Website

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District
 

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 standard for school year 2017-2018.

The public hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled board of education meeting scheduled on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 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
 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa

Mesa Directiva de Educación

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 2017-2018.

La audiencia pública se llevará a cabo en conjunción con la junta regular programada para el martes, 24 de octubre de 2017, 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

Directora, Proyectos Especiales

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




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Congratulations to the 7th and 8th Grade Boys' Volleyball Teams for their victories over Dwyer Middle School.  Both teams won 2 games to 0.  The 7th grade team remains undefeated at 3 and 0, while the 8th grade team picks up their first win of the season to move to 1 and 2.  Great job boys.

 

 

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Published: 10/11/17




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Notice is hereby given that on October 24, 2017, the Board of Education of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District at a regular meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. at the District’s Board Room, located at 2985 Bear Street, Building A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, the Board of Education will conduct a public hearing to provide opportunity for the community to provide oral comment to the Board regarding the proposed waiver application to the State Board of Education with respect to a shift to by-trustee area elections.  Persons seeking information should contact the Superintendent’s Office, (714) 424-5031.

 

Q & A on Waiver Request to State Board of Education Regarding Change in Board of Education Election System from At-Large to
By-Trustee Area Voting

 

On February 28, 2017, the Board of Education of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District directed a shift from the current at-large system of electing Board Members to by-trustee area elections. These Questions & Answers have been developed to provide information to all interested parties on this process. 

 

 

Q: What is the change that will take place?

A: Currently, members of the Board of Education are elected in “at-large” elections, i.e., elections in which each governing board member is a resident of a trustee area but elected by the registered voters of the entire school district. Starting in the November 2018 election, Board Members will be elected by only the voters living in a designated trustee area.

 

Q: How many areas will there be?

A: The Board of Education will remain at seven members; therefore there will be seven areas.

 

 

Q: How may I learn more and/or provide feedback to the Board?

A: A public hearing regarding the submission of a waiver to the State Board of Education for a change from at-large to by-trustee area elections will be held October 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Q: What if I have additional questions?

A: You may contact the Superintendent’s office via email at superintendent@nmusd.us and/or attend the public hearing referenced above.

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/6/17




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Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Team for their victory over Back Bay rival Corona del Mar.  The team reamains undefeated on the season with a record of 2 wins and 0 losses.  Keep up the great job girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 10/5/17




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Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys' Volleyball Team for their victory over Back Bay rival Corona del Mar.  The team won 2 sets to none and are undefeated on the season with a record of 2 wins and 0 losses.  Keep up the great job boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 10/4/17




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Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Basketball Team for their season open victory over Sowers.  The team won 43 to 11 and begin the season with a record of 1 and 0.  Great job girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 10/2/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Students Show Growth from 2015 to 2017 in Statewide English and Math Assessment

 

Students in Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) show growth from 2015 to 2017 in statewide English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments. NMUSD students also remain above the Orange County and California averages in ELA and math.  

 

The Smarter Balanced assessments are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), which tests ELA and math standards for students in grades three through eight and grade 11. The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer adaptive tests that adjust the difficulty of the test items based on how a test taker responds. This provides a more precise measure of student performance.

 

The Smarter Balanced assessments, now in the third year, show an increase of 4.57 percentage points in NMUSD students having met or exceeded ELA standards, and an increase of 3.99 percentage points in students having met or exceeded math standards, when compared to the 2015 baseline assessments.

 

Many NMUSD schools have shown impressive growth during the three year period. Ensign Intermediate School maintained growth all three years in both ELA (9.0 percentage point growth) and math standards (8.50 percentage point growth). Nine schools have shown a growth of more than ten percent in ELA standards, with Adams Elementary showing a growth of 19.23 percentage points. Five schools have shown double digit growth in math standards, again with Adams topping the list at 17.13 percentage point growth.

 

Specific to Title I schools, nearly all have shown growth in ELA and math standards. Adams, Sonora, and Paularino Elementary Schools have shown double digit growth in both ELA and math standards.

 

“It is encouraging to see our Title I schools performing well,” said Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Russell Lee-Sung. “This is a testament to the focus of our teachers, and principals to improve our instructional program for all our students,” he said.

 

Our district has been focused on providing support for classroom intervention systems to better implement differentiation of instructional strategies. This allows teachers and instructional assistants to provide targeted support to struggling students and additional enrichment opportunities for high achieving students, such as small group instruction with specifically tailored instructional materials.

 

ELA and math results for English Learners have remained relatively flat throughout the three year assessments. Our district is focused on improving English Learner proficiency by providing additional supports, such as the adoption of new elementary English Language Arts, English Language Development, and math instructional materials. Our district has added two Instructional Specialists in 2017/18, for a total of three that are solely dedicated to improving English Learner proficiency in all subject areas.

 

Looking at grade levels, third and sixth grade students have shown consistent growth in both ELA and math, throughout the three years of the assessments. While the district looks at improvement at all grade levels, there has been a strong focus on the third grade foundational skills. It is widely known that if students are not reading at grade level by third grade, it is increasingly more difficult for them to meet future grade level performance.

 

Comparing results from 2016 to 2017 assessments, NMUSD students showed a slight growth of .57 percentage points in ELA standards and a decline of 1.01 percentage points in math standards.

 

“We are confident that the selection of new elementary math and ELA/ELD instructional materials being implemented this school year will improve student proficiency,” said Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Russell Lee-Sung.

 

The current statewide assessments only focus on ELA and math standards, however it is anticipated that the California Science Test (CAST) will be included in the state testing program in 2019. In the meantime, NMUSD teachers continue to work on the next generation Science Standards (NGSS) to prepare for the CAST.

 

Individual student 2017 assessments were mailed to parents. The NMUSD Smarter Balanced testing schedule for 2018 is anticipated for March 20 through June 15.

 

While statewide assessments provide valuable information about overall student progress and areas for improvement, they do not provide a holistic view of student achievement. The new California School Dashboard is expected to provide a more detailed view of performance, based on multiple factors, beyond state testing results. These factors include graduation rates, suspension rates, chronic absenteeism and college and career readiness. However, the State is not expected to provide this data until December 2017. 

 

Links:
 

Smarter Balanced Test Results
 

Parent and Student Resources
 

Stay connected with NMUSD: register for district news via Constant Contact, download the NMUSD Mobile App, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/27/17




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Congratulations to the 7th grade Boy's Volleyball Team on their season opening win.  The boys defeated Sowers 2 games to none and start the season with a record of 1 and 0.  Keep up the great work boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 9/26/17




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Thank you to all those who will be in attendance at Wednesday's Annual State of the Schools Breakfast!

 

We are sold out!

 

We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning for our fantastic event!

State of the Schools Breakfast
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Costa Mesa High School

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State of the Schools Breakfast Invitation

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/19/17




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Makeup picture day is today, September 11th. Any student who did not get their photo taken at registration will need to take a photo for the yearbook and to get their ID/ASB card.

 

Do you have a new idea for a club on campus? If so, please pick up a club application from Ms. Fryer in the front office. Applications are due this Friday, September 15 to the ASB window.

 

Dippin’ Dots: ASB is selling Dippin’ Dots at your lunch for three dollars on Tuesdays and Thursday. Make sure you bring money so you can purchase this tasty treat at lunch.

 

Club Fair: Do you want to find out about all of the amazing clubs Ensign has to offer? Then come to the Club Fair next week on Wednesday, September 20, after school in the gym until 1:30 PM. The Club Fair will have information for all clubs that Ensign has to offer here on campus, and TK burger will be selling meals as well.

 

Interested in being on Ensign's debate team?   Come to the information meeting Tuesday after school in room 41, Mr. Blackie's room.  Learn about how argue and persuade effectively.    That's Tuesday, after school, in room 41.

 

 

Boys’ Volleyball Tryouts: Attention all boys interested in playing volleyball this year - tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade boys’ volleyball teams take place this week.  Please come dressed in appropriate athletic gear (t-shirt – PE shirt if you have one, shorts, and tennis shoes).  

 

7th and 8th grade tryouts will begin on today, September 11th from 3-4 pm in the gym and continue on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Tryouts on Tuesday and Thursday will be from 4-5 pm, tryouts on Friday will be from 3-4 pm, and tryouts on Wednesday will be from 2:30-3:30 pm for 7th graders and 3:30-4:30 pm for 8th graders.  You must attend tryouts each day.  All tryout information is posted on SchoolLoop.

 

If you have any questions regarding tryouts for the boys’ volleyball team, please see Coach Rush in Room 42.

Girls’ Basketball Tryouts: Attention all girls interested in playing basketball this year - tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade girls' basketball teams will take place this week.  Please come dressed in appropriate athletic gear (t-shirt – PE shirt if you have one, shorts, and tennis shoes).  

 

7th and 8th grade tryouts will begin today, September 11th from 4-5 pm in the gym and continue on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4 pm.  You must attend tryouts each day.  All tryout information is posted on SchoolLoop.

If you have any questions regarding tryouts for the girls’ basketball team, please see Coach Harrell in Room 9 or Coach Savage in Room 40.

 

 

 

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 9/11/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Wagner as assistant principal of Back Bay/Monte Vista High School, Ryan Longacre as assistant principal at College Park and Mariners Elementary Schools, Samantha Payne as assistant principal of Corona del Mar High School and Jennifer Fox as assistant principal of Ensign Intermediate School.

 

Michael Wagner, Assistant Principal, Back Bay/Monte Vista
 

Michael Wagner has 11 years of experience with NMUSD, spending eight years as a classroom teacher at Back Bay/Monte Vista and the past three years as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) as an administrative intern at Back Bay/Monte Vista. He is known for his passion for alternative education and his unwavering dedication to the students and staff at his school. His collaborative approach to building and leading teams has built positive relationships through all facets of his high school community.

 

“I believe in giving students the attention that they need when they need it,” said Wagner. “I am looking forward to continuing to successfully support the students and staff at Back Bay/Monte Vista as we work to provide the tools necessary for each student to graduate,” he said.

 

As the administrative TOSA at Back Bay/Monte Vista, Wagner has gained invaluable experience in the areas of restorative practices and student discipline. He was the Positive Behavior Intervention Systems Chair, the site coordinator for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the Professional Learning Communities site leader, and has graduated from the NMUSD Leadership Institute.

 

“In the time that I have worked with Michael it is easy to see that he is an essential part of our team, a positive influence on our campus, and a truly dedicated leader,” said Marc Trocchio, principal at Back Bay/Monte Vista High Schools.

 

Ryan Longacre, Assistant Principal, College Park and Mariners Elementary Schools

 

Ryan Longacre has been an educator with NMUSD for the past 12 years, serving in a variety of teaching and leadership roles at Davis, Newport Coast and California Elementary Schools. He began his career with NMUSD as a sixth grade teacher and through the past 12 years has taught in grades four through six. He has tremendous experience with the Gifted and Talented Education program (GATE) and most recently served as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for elementary education.

 

As an experienced educator, Longacre has filled a broad range of leadership roles. He has served as a Site Technology Coordinator, a GATE Site Coordinator, a district GATE trainer, and a Literacy Coach for Title I support.  

 

“I believe that high quality instruction is imperative for all of our students,” said Longacre. “I eagerly look forward to working in collaboration with the great students and staff at College Park and Mariners Elementary Schools,” he said.

 

Longacre has supported and worked in partnership with the principals and teachers at various schools, delivered multiple presentations on a variety of curriculum and instruction programs and is a graduate of the NMUSD Leadership Academy.

 

“We are fortunate to have such a talented and experienced member as part of our team,” said Rich Rodriguez, principal at College Park Elementary. “Ryan’s depth of professional educational experience will immeasurably benefit the students and staff here at our school,” he said.

 

Samantha Payne, Assistant Principal, Corona del Mar High School

 

Samantha Payne has been with NMUSD since 2001, and has 17 years of experience in education as a teacher and as a middle and high school administrator. Prior to her new role as assistant principal at Corona del Mar High School, Payne was an assistant principal at Ensign Intermediate School. She also was an administrative intern at Corona del Mar High School before joining Ensign.

 

While at Ensign Intermediate and CdM High School, Payne assisted in the overall administration of the school, created and facilitated professional development for staff, implemented student discipline and restorative justice programs, supported and provided guidance at Individualized Educational Program, 504 and Student Study Team meetings, and supported teachers in lesson design and class management strategies.

 

“While I love and will miss the Ensign school community, I am excited to return to the CdM campus,” said Payne. “I look forward to working collaboratively to support students and staff, and continuing the many amazing successes at CdM,” she said.

 

Payne served as an eighth grade English teacher at Chandler Unified School District and a seventh, eighth and ninth grade English teacher at CdM Middle and High School. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University, with a master’s degree in administrative services and Arizona State University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in education, with a specialization in English.

 

Jennifer Fox, Assistant Principal, Ensign Intermediate School

 

Jennifer Fox has been with NMUSD since 2003 and prior to her new role as assistant principal at Ensign Intermediate School, she was a teacher and administrative designee at Estancia High School. Fox is known for her strong curriculum knowledge and ability to connect with and help students of all abilities succeed.
 

As administrative designee at Estancia High School, Fox has a strong focus on intervention and support services such as developing the tutoring center and tracking and coordinating supports for struggling students. She also led the Positive Behavior Intervention Systems Tier 1 Team and the site level Restorative Justice committee. As an instructional coach, Fox is active in the professional development of teachers and student leadership groups and led the roll out of the Estancia Lyceum Academy. She has strong ties to the greater school community as both a Youth and Government and California Scholarship Federation advisor at Estancia High School, and served as school liaison with the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Youth Employment Services, and the City of Costa Mesa.

 

“Jennifer demonstrates a passion and desire to help students learn and has many and various experiences to draw from,” said Michael Halt, principal at Estancia High School. “She is a self-driven individual with a special talent to bring out the very best in everyone,” he said.

 

Fox is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in organizational leadership at Pepperdine University and has a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction.

 

All assistant principal appointments are scheduled for Board of Education approval at the September 12, 2017 board meeting. 
 


 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/8/17




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Public Hearings to be Conducted Regarding the Adjustment of Trustee Area Boundaries on September 18, September 28 and October 9

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District will conduct three public hearings for the Board of Education to receive public comments specifically related to the two proposed trustee area boundary map options “B” and “G”. Trustee areas are specific boundaries within the school district that each Board of Education Member is elected to represent. Trustee boundaries are separate from school attendance boundaries and any changes to trustee area boundaries will not change or impact a student’s home school. Students’ home school will remain the same.

 

Two trustee area boundary maps, “B” and “G” are currently under consideration. Please visit the Trustee Area Boundary Adjustment webpage for more information, including proposed maps and analysis reports.

 

Upcoming Public Hearings:

 

You are invited to attend the following public hearings to provide public comments specifically related to the two proposed trustee area boundary map options.

*Please note that the District may adjourn earlier than 8 p.m. after accepting all comments, commencing
at 6 p.m.

 

September 18, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor High School Theater

600 Irvine Avenue

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

September 28, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Costa Mesa High School

Theatre

2650 Fairview Road

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Transportation to the public hearing at Costa Mesa High School will be provided from the Rea Elementary School parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and will return at the conclusion of the public hearing.

 

October 9, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Boardroom

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Public Hearing Format:

  • The public hearings are formal Board of Education meetings and will be video recorded.
  • The two maps (“Map B” and “Map G”) will be on display, as well as the analysis reports for each map.
  • Public comments will be received verbally or in writing.
  • Spanish interpreters will be available at each public hearing.

Background:

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District has seven Board of Education members who are currently elected through an at-large voting system. An at-large voting system means that each member is elected by the entire school district voting population, but is required to reside in a particular trustee area. This is authorized by Education Code section 5030.

 

In a separate but related topic to boundary adjustments, in February 2017 the Board of Education initiated the change to elections by trustee area, commencing with the November 2018 elections. Elections by trustee area means that members will be elected by the specific trustee area that they represent, as opposed to the entire school district voting population (as is currently the process).

 

Due to the extensive population growth on the east side of the district, the superintendent convened a committee to review trustee areas. The committee, with the assistance of a demographer, was tasked with balancing the seven trustee areas to each have proportionate population and take into consideration traditional redistricting principles, such as trustee areas should be compact and contiguous; should consider communities of interest; should consider man-made and natural geographic features; and should continue with at least one majority–minority trustee area. The committee created proposed trustee area boundary map B.

 

The District conducted two initial public meetings in March 2017 to review trustee area boundaries and receive public input.

 

At its April 18, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education conducted a study session to receive and consider information related to the boundary adjustment. The Board directed the demographer to prepare additional draft maps for consideration. Map G was a result of public input and direction form the Board.

 

In its August 22, 2017 meeting, the Board of Education voted to conduct three public hearings to receive community input on maps B and G (meeting details are noted above).

 

Next Steps:

 

The Board of Education is expected to take action on the proposed trustee area boundary maps at a future Board of Education meeting.

 

Please visit the Trustee Area Boundary Adjustment webpage for more information, including current and proposed maps, and map analysis reports.

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Audiencias Públicas que se llevarán a cabo respecto al Ajuste de los Límites de las Áreas de los Miembros de la Junta Directiva el 18 y 28 de septiembre y el 9 de octubre.

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport Mesa llevará a cabo tres audiencias públicas de la Junta Directiva de Educación para escuchar los comentarios del público específicamente relacionados a las dos opciones propuestas para el mapa de límites del área “B” y “G”. Las áreas de miembros de la Junta Directiva son límites específicos dentro del distrito escolar que son representados por cada miembro elegido de la Junta Directiva. Los límites de los miembros de la Junta Directiva son límites completamente separados de los límites de asistencia escolar, y cualquier cambio a los límites de las áreas de los miembros de la Junta Directiva no cambiará ni tendrán impacto en la escuela de residencia del estudiante. La escuela de residencia del estudiante será la misma.

 

Dos mapas de límites de las áreas de los miembros de la Junta Directiva, “B” y “G” están actualmente bajo consideración. Por favor visite la página web del Ajuste de Los Límites de las Áreas de Miembros de la Junta Directiva para obtener más información, incluyendo los mapas propuestos y los informes de análisis. (Oprima “Select Language” aribba, a la derecha de la página de internet para cambiar el idioma a “Spanish” (Español)).

 

Próximas Audiencias Públicas:

 

Los invitamos a asistir a las siguientes audiencias públicas para escuchar sus comentarios públicos específicamente relacionados a las dos opciones propuestas para los mapas de límites de área.

 

*Por favor tenga en cuenta que el Distrito puede dar por concluida la junta antes de las 8 p.m. después de haber aceptado todos los comentarios, comenzando a las 6 p.m.

 

Septiembre 18, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor High School Teatro

600 Irvine Avenue

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

Septiembre 28, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Costa Mesa High School

Teatro

2650 Fairview Road

Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Se ofrecerá transporte a la audiencia pública en la Secundaria Costa Mesa desde el estacionamiento de la Escuela Primaria Rea a las 5:30 p.m., y regresara una vez concluya la audiencia pública.

 

Octubre 9, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School   Sala de Conferencias

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

 

Formato de la Audiencia Pública:

  • Las audiencias públicas son juntas formales de la Junta Directiva de Educación y serán grabadas.
  • Los dos mapas (“Mapa B” y “Mapa G”) estarán exhibidos, así como también lo estarán los informes de análisis para cada mapa.
  • Los comentarios públicos ser recibirán de manera verbal o escrita.
  • Tendremos Intérpretes para español disponibles en cada audiencia pública.

Antecedentes:

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport Mesa tiene siete miembros de la Junta Directiva quienes son actualmente elegidos a través de un sistema de votación general. Un sistema de votación general quiere decir que cada miembro es elegido por toda la población votante del distrito escolar, pero se requiere que el miembro resida en una de las áreas específicas del distrito. Esto está autorizado por el Código de Educación sección 5030.

 

En un tema separado pero relacionado al ajuste de límites, en febrero de 2017, la Junta Directiva de Educación inició el cambio a las elecciones por área de miembro de la junta directiva, comenzando con las elecciones de noviembre de 2018. Las elecciones por área de miembro de la junta directiva quieren decir que los miembros serán elegidos por el área de miembro específica que ellos representen, contrario a que sea toda la población votante del distrito la que los elija (proceso actual).

 

Debido al crecimiento de la población en el lado Este del distrito, el superintendente convocó un comité para revisar las áreas de los miembros de la junta directiva. Se le asignó al comité, con la asistencia de un demógrafo, balancear las siete áreas de los miembros de tal manera que cada uno tuviera una población proporcional y que considerarán los principios tradicionales de reestructuración, tales como que las áreas de miembros de la junta deberán ser compactas y contiguas; deberán considerar comunidades de interés; deberán considerar características geográficas artificiales y naturales; y deberán continuar con por lo menos un área de miembro de la junta de mayoría-minoría. El comité creado propuso el mapa de límite de área B.

 

El Distrito llevó a cabo dos juntas públicas iniciales en marzo de 2017 para revisar los límites de las áreas de los miembros de la junta directiva y para recibir aportes del público.

 

En la junta del 18 de abril de 2017, la Junta Directiva de Educación llevó a cabo una sesión de estudio para recibir y considerar información relacionada al ajuste de límites. La Junta Directiva instruyó al demógrafo a preparar borradores de mapas adicionales para ser considerados. El Mapa G fue el resultado del aporte del público y de la instrucción de la Junta Directiva.

 

En la junta del 22 de agosto de 2017, la Junta Directiva de Educación votó para llevar a cabo tres audiencias públicas para recibir aportes de la comunidad en cuanto a los mapas B y G (los detalles de la junta se describen arriba).

Siguientes pasos:

Se espera que La Junta Directiva de Educación tome acción en los mapas de límites de las áreas de los miembros de la junta directiva en una futura junta de la Junta Directiva de Educación.

 

Por favor visite la página web del Ajuste de Los Límites de las Áreas de Miembros de la Junta Directiva para obtener más información, incluyendo mapas actuales y propuestos, y los informes de análisis de los mapas. (Oprima “Select Language” arriba, a la derecha de la página de internet para cambiar el idioma a “Spanish” (Español)).

 

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 9/6/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07 and Grade 08

There are four spots open for the Ensign leadership class. If you would like to apply, please click on the link below. Application need to be submitted by 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 9th. No other exceptions will be made.

 

Ensign Leadership Application

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 9/6/17




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Hey Ensign Sailors,

 

Join our awesome Ensign Fall Sailing Club!   No experience is necessary!  All interested sailors should attend a very short informational meeting in room 32 this Thursday, September 7, at 2:45 p.m.  to pick up the necessary forms.  Forms are due to the ASB window no later than Tuesday, September 12.   We will sail from 3 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday for 6 weeks, beginning September 19 and ending October 24.

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 9/4/17




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Attention all girls interested in playing basketball this year - tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade girls' basketball teams will take place in the gym the week of September 11th.  Please come dressed in appropriate athletic gear (t-shirt – PE shirt if you have one, shorts, and tennis shoes).  

 

7th and 8th grade tryouts will begin on Monday, September 11th from 4-5 pm in the gym and continue on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4 pm.  You must attend tryouts each day.  All tryout information is posted on SchoolLoop.

 

If you have any questions regarding tryouts for the girls’ basketball team, please see Coach Harrell in Room 9 or Coach Savage in Room 40.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 8/23/17




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Attention all boys interested in playing volleyball this year - tryouts for the 7th and 8th grade boys’ volleyball teams will take place in the gym the week of September 11th.  Please come dressed in appropriate athletic gear (t-shirt – PE shirt if you have one, shorts, and tennis shoes).  

 

7th and 8th grade tryouts will begin on Monday, September 11th from 3-4 pm in the gym and continue on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Tryouts on Tuesday and Thursday will be from 4-5 pm, tryouts on Friday will be from 3-4 pm, and tryouts on Wednesday will be from 2:30-3:30 pm for 7th graders and 3:30-4:30 pm for 8th graders.  You must attend tryouts each day.  All tryout information is posted on SchoolLoop.

 

If you have any questions regarding tryouts for the boys’ volleyball team, please see Coach Rush in Room 42.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 8/23/17




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Applying for free and reduced priced meals and pre-paying for student meals is easier than ever. Apply or pre-pay online today. Please see the attached flyer and visit the links below for more information.

 

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program Flyer

 

Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals Online
 

Add Funds to your Student’s Meal Account Online

 

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/16/17




Audience: Homepage, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

PE Locks and Clothes Handout
This is a preview picture which contains information about PE locks and how to write on your PE clothes.  Please click the .pdf file to view a full sized version of this.

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 8/9/17




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You are invited to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District

 

Summer Language Development Program Open House:

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

10:30 am - 12 pm

 

Costa Mesa High School Library

2650 Fairview Road

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Click flyers below for more information.

Summer Language Progam Open House Flyer

 

Summer Language Program Open House Flyer- Spanish
 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/13/17




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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/23/17




Audience: Joseph Fuschetti, Archived Pages for Joseph Fuschetti, Computer Lab 28, Generic 1 Site, Home 7 Site, Physical Ed Site, Physical Education Site, Sus Silent Rdg Site, Teacher Appt. Site, Teacher Helpers(y) Site, Ensign Writing Files, Fishing Club, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Ahoy Everyone,

 

What a great year!

 

Stop by room #41 Tuesday @ 2:40pm for some treats and recap of 2016-17 year! 

 

Capt. Fuschetti

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 6/19/17




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

Eighth grade students will be receiving a medallion to wear at the promotion ceremony based up their cumulative GPA at the school for seven quarters. To find out what color ribbon you will be wearing based upon your cumulative GPA, please click below

 

Gold Level- 4.0 GPA for Seven Quarters

 

White Level- 4.0 GPA for Three Consecutive Quarters

 

Purple Level- 3.5-3.99 GPA for Seven Quarters

 

Green Level- 3.0-3.49 GPA for Seven Quarters

 

Any questions, please email Mrs. Charron at lcharron@nmusd.us

 

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 6/18/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

8th Graders! It's time to celebrate your promotion to high school! 

 

Don't miss out! Buy your tickets TODAY for the annual 8th Grade Promotion Party!

 

Friday, June 16 from 7-9pm at "The House" at St. Andrew's Church.

$20 for person-Includes tons of food, candy, games, photo booth, DJ and much more!

 

Join in the fun! Tickets are on sale at lunch and after school through Thursday. 

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 6/13/17




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Leis: Leis are being sold for eighth grade students to wear at the promotion ceremony at the ASB window. Leis are $23.00, and the leis need to be picked up the day of the promotion ceremony by 11:00 A.M. The deadline to purchase a lei has been extended to June 12th. Make sure you purchase yours now to wear at the promotion ceremony.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 6/7/17




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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/5/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Eighth Grade Students: The deadline to turn in your permission slip and payment to attend the trip to Knott’s Berry Farm has been extended to June 9th. Permission slips for the end of the year trip to Knott’s Berry Farm are available at the ASB window. Tickets for the trip are $40.00. If you have a pass to Knott’s Berry farm, tickets for the trip are $15.00 to cover the bus fare. There are only a few spots left, so make sure you turn in your permission slip and payment as soon as possible.

 

Leis: Leis are being sold for eighth grade students to wear at the promotion ceremony at the ASB window. Leis are $23.00, and the leis need to be picked up the day of the promotion ceremony by 11:00 A.M.. The deadline to purchase a lei is June 6th. Make sure you purchase yours now to wear at the promotion ceremony.

 

Talent Show Auditions: Talent show auditions will take place this Thursday after school in the gym from 3:00-4:00 P.M.

 

Renaissance Friday: This Friday is the last Renaissance Friday of the year. Make sure you wear your renaissance shirt on Friday to receive a special treat on Friday. You will be able to leave your eighth period class the last twenty minutes of class to get your treat. We will hand out shirts one last time Tuesday and Thursday during lunch. Remember, you have to wear your shirt all day.

 

Seabees Connect is looking for STRONG role models to represent Ensign and build school spirit through kindness, respect, and perseverance. 7th graders, if you're interested in enjoying games and activities, meeting new friends, and supporting teams and organizations on campus, join Seabees Connect!  Seabees Connect will also lead summer orientation for new students.  Applications are available in room 32 (Mrs. Johnson) or 35 (Mrs. Arrow) and due Tuesday, June 13th.   

 

7th graders, do you love to sing and listen to a capella music?  Then Twelve Tones might have a spot for you!  Auditions will be tomorrow and Wednesday after school. See Mrs. Grenier in the music room for details.

 

Congratulations to the girls’ track team on winning the overall district track championship – beating out 6 other teams for the title.  Both the 5’4 and under and the 8th grade teams also won division championships – giving the Ensign girls’ track team 3 out of the 4 major championship awards.  This year’s team ranks as one of the most successful in Ensign track history.  Great job girls!

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 6/5/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Eighth grade students: The deadline to turn in your permission slip and payment to attend the trip to Knott’s Berry Farm has been extended to June 9th. Permission slips for the end of the year trip to Knott’s Berry Farm are available at the ASB window. Tickets for the trip are $40.00. If you have a pass to Knott’s Berry farm, tickets for the trip are $15.00 to cover the bus fare. There are only a few spots left, so make sure you turn in your permission slip and payment as soon as possible.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 6/5/17




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Congratulations to the girls’ track team on winning the overall district track championship – beating out 6 other teams for the title.  Both the 5’4 and under and the 8th grade teams also won division championships – giving the Ensign girls’ track team 3 out of the 4 major championship awards.  This year’s team ranks as one of the most successful in Ensign track history.  Great job girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 6/2/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Staff, Teachers, Grade 07 and Homepage

If you love to sing, consider trying out for 12 Tones, our own select a capella choir.  All you need to do is prepare a song to sing with no accompaniment and see Mrs. Grenier to sign up or for more details.

 

Auditions will be June 6 and 7 after school in the music room.

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Posted by: Sarah Grenier
Published: 6/1/17




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Ahoy,

 

Have you ever been fishing and wondered why the person next to you was catching all the cool fish and you came up empty handed every time w/ nothing on your hook?

 

If so, you'll want to attend the 3 Week series titled: "Coaching Confident Fishermen" - Meeting on Monday's right after school in Room #41 - Blackbeard Blackies Room @ 2:40- 3:20pm.

 

Learn the trade secrets of professionals and maybe this could be a career for you down the road in life. Many former Ensign Students are working in the fishing industry.

 

Capt. Fuschetti

 

 

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 6/1/17




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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/31/17




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As of May 25 we have sold every yearbook we had available for pre-order.  If you have not reserved one but still want a yearbook:

  • Our publisher will send extras, but we don't know how many until the books arrive
  • We CAN NOT reserve any of these extra books for you
  • These books will be available to purchase on a first come, first served basis for $60 CASH after all the pre-orders are distributed on Tuesday, June 20.
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Posted by: Sarah Grenier
Published: 5/25/17




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The girls' track team continued their impressive season yesterday at CdM with both the 5'4 and under division and 8th grade division earning 1st place finishes against Dwyer and Corona del Mar.  The girls' 7th grade team finished a close second.  On the boys' side, the 5'4 and under division and 7th grade division both finished in 2nd place.  For full results, see the Track and Field team page and click on the results link from yesterday's meet.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 5/24/17




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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/23/17




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

Renaissance Cards were delivered last Friday. If you did not receive your card, or have questions about receiving a card, please see Mrs. Charron in room Eighth-grade

 

Eighth grade students: Permission slips for the end of the year trip to Knott’s Berry Farm are available now in the front office. Tickets for the trip are $40.00. If you have a pass to Knott’s Berry farm, tickets for the trip are $15.00 to cover the bus fare. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis, so please make sure you turn in your permission slip and payment as soon as possible.

 

Leis: Leis are being sold for eighth grade students to wear at the promotion ceremony at the ASB window. Leis are $23.00, and the leis will be available for pick-up the day of the promotion ceremony. The deadline to purchase a lei is June 6th. Make sure you purchase yours now to wear at the promotion ceremony.

 

Nature Academy will not meet today after school.

 

Noontime Activity: Do you like fidget spinners? If so, please make sure you head to the noontime activity area tomorrow for a special bonus noontime activity.

 

Ahoy all Fishing Club Members: This Spring has been filled with pelagic fish entering our local and island waters. Yes, the return of the Bluefin Tuna, along with Giant Homeguard Yellowtail.

Come to our next fishing club meeting or talk with Mr. Fushchetti to learn more about the by the upcoming/ privately sponsored fishing tripe June 3rd and 4.  Any questions, please sail on over to Capt. Fuschetti

 

Textbooks:  Seabees, do you know where your textbooks are? If not, now is the time to start looking. Textbooks will be returned next month, so make sure you locate yours now to make the process more smooth next month.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 5/22/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District received a request to name the Newport Harbor High School (NHHS) track and field the "Bob Hailey Memorial Track and Field", in honor of Mr. Bob Hailey, who was a NHHS teacher and coach. 
 
For more information and to take the survey regarding this naming request, please click the following link, Newport Harbor High School Track and Field Naming Survey. The survey will be available for public input until June 7, 2017.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/19/17




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Click the image or the link below to read the latest edition of Newport-Mesa Unified School Districts Community Newsletter!

Community Newsletter
Community Newsletter

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/19/17




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All 3 divisions of the girls' track team finished first in their tri-meets with Harbor Day and Sowers on Thursday, May 18.  This is the second tri-meet sweep of the year for the girls' team.  The boys' team turned in some outstanding individual performances and finished second in each division.  For complete results see the Track and Field Page on SchoolLoop.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 5/19/17




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This message is only for 8th grade NJHS students (first-time and second-time inductees).

 

If you would like to purchase a gold cord to wear at promotion to indicate that you were in NJHS, we are selling them at the ASB window for $15.  These gold cords are official National Junior Honor Society cords ordered from the national office.  They have an NJHS charm that hangs off of the end of the cord.

 

Cords will be available for purchase at the ASB window starting Monday, May 22.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Cross and Mrs. Tolles

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 5/18/17




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Renaissance Friday: This Friday we will have our last pepssembly of the year. Please make sure you wear you Renaissance shirt this Friday and help celebrate all of your accomplishments.

 

Nature Academy meets in Room 39 Monday 2:45-3:45! Come on out and compete in STRAW TOWERS!

 

FCA is Tuesday this week!  It's "May" and "Maybe" you've never been FCA this year!  Well, everyone is welcome, even if you've never come before!   Check it out Tuesday, at lunch for fun, food, new friends, and inspiration!    7th grade meets in Mrs. Blankenship's room, and 8th grade meets in Ms. Rush's room.  That's FCA, Tuesday at lunch!  See ya there!

 

Eighth Graders: Tickets for the end of the year trip to Knott’s Berry Farm and promotion leis go on sale next Monday. Please pay attention to the announcements for more details.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 5/15/17




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Under the Sea Dance: Tickets for the last dance of the year are on sale. Our last seventh and eighth-grade dance of the year is themed Under the Sea and is from 6:00-8:00 P.M on this Friday.If you have an ASB card, you just need to turn in your permission slip, otherwise, you need to turn in a permission slip and ten dollars to the ASB window. Ticket prices will go up on Thursday to twelve dollars, and the last day tickets will be sold is on Thursday, the day before the dance. Please make sure you have your ID when you go to purchase your ticket. We will have a photobooth, games, and much more. Hope to see you there!

 

Nature Academy meets Monday in room 39 at 2:45! Come join the SCIENCE fun!

 

Relay for Life: thanks to all who donated to fight cancer! You may still donate online at the Newport  Beach site until this August!

 

Dance Club meets every Thursday in the gym after school from 2:40-3:30 P.M. Hope to see you there.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 5/10/17




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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. Recognition of California Gold Ribbon School - TeWinkle Middle School. The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

 

10.b. Recognition of 2017 Model Continuation High School - Back Bay High School and 2016-17 California Continuation Education Association Region 10 Administrator of the Year, Principal Debbie Davis. Back Bay High School was named a 2017 Model Continuation High School for their program designed to help struggling students stay in school. Debbie Davis, who has been the principal of Back Bay High School for nearly 15 years, has been recognized as the 2016-17 California Continuation Education Association Region 10 Administrator of the Year. 

 

10.c. Recognition of California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 18 Scholarship Recipients. CSEA Chapter President, Pam Saunders will present scholarship awards to Jackelyn Huerta - daughter of Jackeline Huertra, Nutrition Assistant at Ensign Intermediate School and  Maximilian DeNembo - son of Elizabeth DeNembo, Job Transition Specialist at Harper Transition Services.

 

Reports

 

13.a. Report on Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Corona del Mar Sports Field. The Facilities Development Department will report on the status of the draft California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process.
 

13.b. Report on Elementary Math Instructional Materials. Education Services along with K-5 elementary lead teachers will report on the process and results for the elementary math instructional materials pilot.

 

Consent

 

15.b.1. Approve Additions to the High & Middle School Course of Study. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the revisions to the High & Middle School Course of Study for the addition of various courses.

 

Discussion/Action

 

17.b. Approve New Logo to Represent Newport-Mesa Unified School District. It is recommended that the Board review logo designs and select a new logo to represent Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

17.c. Approve 2017-18 PreK-12 District Priorities. The Board met to review the 2017-18 PreK-12 Board's District Priorities, evaluate the progress made towards those priorities, and determine the revisions needed as the district moves into 2017-18. The document presented for approval reflects the Board's direction for 2017-18. 

 

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

 

May 9, 2017 Full Board 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.

 

 

Dr. Fred Navarro, Superintendent

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/8/17




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Under the Sea: Tickets for the last dance of the year go on sale this week. Our last seventh and eighth-grade dance of the year is themed Under the Sea and is from 6:00-8:00 P.M on May 12th. Permission slips will be available on Wednesday, May 3rd, and tickets will go on sale Thursday, May 4th,  for ten dollars. Ticket prices will go up on May 11th to twelve dollars, and the last day tickets will be sold will be on May 11th, the day before the dance. Please make sure you have your ID when you go to purchase your ticket. We will have a photobooth, games, and much more. Hope to see you there.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 5/5/17




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Poster for Tony Alva s event
 

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 5/2/17




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Eighth graders, are you interested in joining the Newport Harbor leadership class? If so, please fill out the ASB application attached to this announcement. The application is due to Newport Harbor's ASB window by May 12th.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 5/1/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Under the Sea: Tickets for the last dance of the year go on sale this week. Our last seventh and eighth-grade dance of the year is themed Under the Sea and is from 6:00-8:00 P.M on May 12th. Permission slips will be available on Wednesday, and tickets will go on sale Thursday for ten dollars. Ticket prices will go up on May 11th to twelve dollars, and the last day tickets will be sold will be on May 11th, the day before the dance. Please make sure you have your ID when you go to purchase your ticket. We will have a photobooth, games, and much more. Hope to see you there.


FCA meets this week!    Hey Ensign, it's not to late to check out the FCA club -- even if you've never been before!  We meet this week on Tuesday, during lunch for fun, food, new friends, and  inspiration!  7th grade meets in Mrs. Blankenship's room and 8th grade meets in Ms. Rush's room.   That's FCA, Tuesday at lunch!  See ya there!


Reminder: 2017-2018 Ensign Cheer tryouts are next week on May 3-4th for all of you 7th graders who would like to be a part of the cheer club next year.  See Mrs. Halperin or Schoolloop for details.


7th graders, yearbook applications are now available!  Stop by the music room to pick one up or look for it in the SchoolLoop announcements.  Applications are due next Monday, May 8.


Do you love musicals?  Don't throw away your shot to see our very own choir students in a musical revue this Thursday, May 4 at 7 pm in the Newport Harbor theater.  Admission is free!  Don't miss this chance to see your friends sing and dance your favorite songs.


Speaking of singing and dancing, Twelve Tone auditions are coming up! If you are interested in being part of this select choir please email or see Mrs. Grenier in the music room for more information.


7th graders, it's not too late to learn to play an instrument! You don't even need to have your own.  Join band or orchestra in 8th grade and learn a new skill while playing fun music.


GSA meets every Monday. Seventh and eighth grade students please join us in the BAND room at the start of 5th period.  There is a sign-in sheet, and you will be excused from SSR on this day.


Dance club would like to see you at dance club EVERY Thursday after school from 2:40-3:45. We hope to see everyone there!
 

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 5/1/17




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Super-Star Awards

“Celebrating Excellence”

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 and going the extra mile.

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

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted for Employee

Super-Stars. Nominations need to be received

by 4:00 pm Friday, April 28, 2017 to be considered.

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and

complete the Online Nomination Form. You may submit your

nomination anonymously, if desired. All nominations will be

considered by the Super-Star Awards Selection

Committee. Recipients will be honored at a Board of

Education meeting and receive a pin, certificate and a

personally engraved award plaque.

 

Tip – To make your nomination stand out above the rest, be

specific about the individual’s unique and compelling

contribution(s).

 

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: 4/24/17




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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. Recognize 2016-2017 NMUSD Classified School Employee of the Year Recipients. The California School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program was established in 2008 by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and is based on guidelines set by the California Department of Education. It is recommended that the Board of Education recognize and commend NMUSD nominees for the California School Employee of the Year Program.

 

Reports

 

13.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report - 2000s. It is recommended that the Board of Education receive this report from the Costa Mesa High School student board members reflecting back on what it was like to be in school in the 2000s in Newport-Mesa.

 

Consent

 

Various routine contractual agreements related to the following:

 

15.a.2. Authorization to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Geocon West, Inc. for Geotechnical Investigation for the New 50 Meter Pool Facility at Estancia High School

 

15.a.3. Approval of Agreement with C.E.M. Lab Corp. for Materials Testing and Deputy Inspection Services for the Newport Harbor High School Varsity Baseball Field Scoreboard Replacement Project

 

15.a.4. Approval of Agreement with MTGL, Inc. for Soil and Materials Testing and Inspection Services for the Learning Resource Center at Corona del Mar High School

 

15.a.8. Approve Funding for Monolith Signs at Woodland and Killybrooke Elementary Schools

 

Resolution Consent

 

16.b. Adopt Resolution No. 32-04-17 In Support of May 10, 2017 as "National School Nurse Day" and the week of May 8 - 12, 2017 as "National School Nurse Week"

 

16.c. Adopt Resolution No. 33-04-17 In Support of Autism Awareness Month, April 2017

 

16.e. Adopt Resolution No. 36-04-17 Recognizing California Day of the Teacher May 10, 2017 and National Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5, 2017

 

 

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: 4/24/17




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Final Seventh and Eighth Grade Dance of the year: You voted, and we listened. The theme for our seventh and eighth grade dance of the year is Under the Sea. The dance will be on May 12th. Stay tuned for more updates.

 

ASB: We are going to have one more round of ASB applications. If you are interested in applying for ASB, please fill out the seventh grade application on the front page of school loop. Applications are due this Friday, April 28th.

 

ROBOTICS:  Do you want to create the future?  Do you have ideas that you want to bring to life?  Then, Robotics & Automation is your elective class first choice!  Give your dreams shape, form, and life!  In Robotics & Automation, and its companion course Design & Modeling, you will design, build, customize, program, and pilot robots, tackle and solve various challenges, and learn skills like 2D and 3D drawing, 3D printing, laser cutting, and more.  Additionally, you will find a use for the concepts you have learned in your math and science classes.  For more information, talk to Mr. Metcalf in room 1.  Robotics & Automation is open to all Ensign Intermediate School students in 7th and 8th grades.  No previous engineering experience is required!  8th graders headed to Newport Harbor next year, you haven’t been forgotten either.  Keep an eye out for new Engineering and Computer Science courses being added to the electives offerings as we speak.

 

AHOY All Catalina CIMI camp attendees/Fishing Club crew- members: We will be having a meeting on Tuesday, April 25th to cover any last minute items before departing to Catalina on Friday April 28. All doctor's orders for any medications going to camp  including over-the-counter meds are due to School Nurse, Fran Brock, by Monday April 24th. There will also be fishing club updates on the next White Seabass/ limited load "Honors Fishing Club" trip in the NMUSD approval process for June 3-4, 2017. See you all at the meeting!

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 4/23/17




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"Sea" you all at the meeting Parents/students welcome!

Tuesday April 25th @ 2:40pm -Room #41

 

 

Agenda:

1. All those going to Catalina Is. Friday Apr. 28-30

   Protocols and any questions answered regarding activities/and room cabin assignments (Also, all doctor's orders for ANY Medications to include over the counter meds due to the School Nurse, Fran Brock, by Monday April 24th)

 

2. Update on approval process by NMUSD for "Honors White Seabass Fishing Trip" June 3-4, 2017. Keep your grades/citizenship in good standing...

 

Capt. Fuschetti

 

 

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 4/21/17




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Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade girls’ soccer teams for their semifinal playoff victories yesterday at Dwyer.  Both teams move into the finals today, Wednesday, at Costa Mesa High School Stadium with the 8th grade team playing at 5:00 pm and the 7th grade team playing at 6:15 pm.  Come on out and cheer on the Seabees to victory.  Good luck girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 4/5/17




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Congratulations to the 7th grade boys’ soccer team for winning the Coastal Athletic League Tournament Championship yesterday at Costa Mesa High School Stadium.    This was the 2nd tournament championship in Ensign history.  The team finished the season with a perfect record of 8 wins and 0 losses!  Great job boys!

 

 

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 4/5/17




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Students Working on Computers

We are proud to announce that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Learning Impact Awards. The program recognizes outstanding innovative applications of education technology to address significant challenges facing education.

 

Please read the attached Learning Impact Award news item for more information!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/4/17




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Roadeo Winners Ricardo Sandoval, Juliann Scheafer, and Jason Greenberg
(Left) Ricardo Sandoval, (middle) Juliann Scheafer, (Right) Jason Greenberg, 2017 Orange County Roadeo winners.

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) school bus drivers Ricardo Sandoval, Juliann Scheafer and Jason Greenberg win top honors at the 57th annual Orange County School Bus Roadeo, which attracted nearly 100 drivers.

 

Ricardo Sandoval, who has been a school bus driver with NMUSD for four years, won first place in the county and first place overall. Juliann Scheafer was awarded third place in the county. As a team, Ricardo, Juliann and Jason placed first countywide.

 

NMUSD school bus drivers have been competing in the Roadeo, on and off, since 1991, and have amassed 18 first place individual wins and seven team wins at the county level.

 

School Bus Safety Roadeos are held across the United States and require drivers to pass a written test prior to competing in the seven behind the wheel events. The emphasis throughout the competition is safety and by design, increases safety awareness. Various Roadeos occur throughout California, leading up to the statewide competition. Drivers that perform well at the state level are invited to compete at the International Roadeo competition. Last year, NMUSD bus driver Victor Garza was awarded first place at the International Roadeo. Part of NMUSD’s success in the Roadeo can be attributed to the rigorous training program, ongoing education and testing that takes place within the district. 

 

“Everything we do, all of the training, all of the testing is to increase safety. We want parents to know that we have some of the best drivers in the state,” said NMUSD Transportation Operations Supervisor Norm Turner.

 

Participation in the Roadeo is voluntary and NMUSD consistently participates and succeeds at these events. Some drivers attend the Roadeo even if they are not participating in the competition just to support their colleagues, often times cooking and volunteering at the event.

 

There is a proud history throughout NMUSD of providing safe and efficient school bus transportation. NMUSD is an industry leader in student transportation for a variety of reasons including maintaining clean buses in good working order, having some of the best drivers in the state, and assisting other districts implement the Bus in the Classroom student transportation safety skill training program.

 

NMUSD is currently hiring bus drivers! If you or someone you know is interested in joining an award-winning team of school bus drivers, please visit the job opportunities website. Drivers can start with little or no experience and through paid training get the experience and licensing necessary to become a school bus driver. Juliann Scheafer, one of this year’s award-winning Roadeo participants, began with NMUSD in 2014 with no previous experience. She received her training through NMUSD and went on to successfully compete at the state level finishing with a fourth place win within her first year.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/3/17




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Spring Scavenger Hunt: The annual Spring scavenger Hunt is here. If you wear your Renaissance shirt and have your third quarter Renaissance card, you will be able to participate in our annual egg hunt out on the fields. You will be released at the start of SSR to head out to the fields to participate. Make sure you wear your Renaissance shirt and have your Renaissance card.

 

Renaissance Cards: We will be handing out Renaissance cards Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before and after school from room 11, and Monday and Tuesday during lunch. You will not be able to pick up your Renaissance card on Thursday. Also, you will be able to pick up a Renaissance shirt if you haven’t already Monday or Tuesday.

 

The NJHS final turn-in date is on or before Friday, April 7 to the ASB window. No late applications will be accepted. Please double check that the information, signatures, and hours on the form are accurate before turning it in. For more information, please talk to Mrs. Cross or Mrs. Tolles.

 

Attention all students interested in participating in Track and Field this year.  An informational meeting about Track and Field will take place after school at 2:50 pm on Thursday, April 6 in the quad.  All students interested in being a part of the team must attend.  We will be introducing the coaches, covering expectations, and handing out important documents such as practice schedules and activities certificates.  So if you can run fast, jump high, or throw far, we want to see you coming out for Track and Field.  If you have any questions about the upcoming season, please check SchoolLoop or see Mr. Savage in Room 40.

 

GSA meets every Monday. Seventh and eighth grade students please join us in the BAND room at the start of 5th period.  There is a sign-in sheet, and you will be excused from SSR on this day.

 

Dance club would like to see you at dance club EVERY Thursday after school from 2:40-3:45. We hope to see everyone there!

 

All those attending the 3 Day Fishing Club Fieldtrip in April: There is a mandatory parent/student Meeting at 2:40pm in Mr.Blackie’s Room, #41, on Monday Apr. 3rd.

 

 

Hey Seabees, it's time to start thinking about next year's elective... Did you know that it is never too late to start singing or playing an instrument?  We want you to join music!  Check SchoolLoop for the latest concert videos and to find out how to get involved in band, orchestra or choir here AND at Newport Harbor.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 4/3/17




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Newport-Mesa USD is pleased to announce the 2017 Classified Employee of the Year Awards Program winners, two of which were selected as Orange County Classified Employees of the year and will proceed for consideration at state level.

 

The 2017 NMUSD Classified Employee of the Year winners are:

  • Karen Allison, child nutrition (county winner, proceed to state level consideration)
  • Ilse Taborga, support services and security (county winner, proceed to state level consideration)
  • Pam Saunders, office and technical
  • Emma Tyaransen, para-educator/ Instructional Assistant
  • Olga Sandoval, transportation

Please click here to read news item for more information!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/30/17




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Students using Chromebooks

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) launched a Chromebook initiative that will provide access for all students to a digital environment.  

 

In fall 2016, implementation of the Chromebook initiative began with the Estancia Zone. This provided all students in grades K-7 with access to Chromebooks, with grades 3-7 being a one-to-one environment. Chromebooks were distributed to students in the Estancia Zone which includes TeWinkle Middle School, Adams, California, Pomona, Rea, Victoria and Wilson Elementary Schools.

 

Informational parent meetings were held at all schools. Traditional computer labs are being replaced with mobile technology and devices in the classroom.

 

With more devices in their hands, students will learn the benefits that technology has to offer by fine-tuning their foundational research skills, storing their projects and activities in the cloud, and sharing ideas in a safe and supportive online environment.

 

This initiative has led to increased use of technology in the classroom, with students using it for research, collaboration and to create new and exciting works, while teachers are finding new ways to engage students both in groups and individually. As professional development for staff is crucial part of the initiative, the Educational Technology Department has been providing training on best practices for using Chromebooks as an instructional tool, support for initial setup and lesson design using a co-teaching model and customized trainings based on skill level of staff. Digital Fellows and site technology coordinators at the schools also continue to provide support as needed.

 

The Initiative includes the following:

 

  • Kindergarten - 2nd grade: One shared classroom set of Chromebooks per grade level. Each classroom also receives 6 Chromebooks. Chromebooks remain at the school.
  • 3rd - 4th grade: One classroom set of Chromebooks per class. Chromebooks remain at the school.
  • 5th - 8th grades: In fifth grade students are assigned a Chromebook that they take home and keep until 9th grade. For the initial launch of the initiative all students in grades fifth through seventh were assigned a Chromebook.
  • 9th grade: Students will be assigned a Chromebook in 9th grade that they take home and keep until they graduate. For the Initiative, 9th graders will receive Chromebooks in Year 2.

 

Students that are assigned Chromebooks to be taken home follow a similar approach to when textbooks are checked out from the library. They are responsible for ensuring the safe handling and charging of their Chromebooks.

 

For the 2017-18 school year, the Chromebook initiative is expected to be implemented throughout the Newport Harbor Zone in the same format as the Estancia Zone. The Newport Harbor Zone includes Kaiser, Mariners, Newport, Newport Heights, Whittier and Woodland Elementary Schools, as well as Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School. It is anticipated that the Chromebook initiative will be implemented in the Costa Mesa zone and Corona del Mar in the following years.

 

For more information about the Chromebook Initiative please contact edtech@nmusd.us

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/29/17




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Congratulations to the 7th grade boys soccer team and 8th grade girls’ soccer team for their victories over Sowers yesterday.  The 7th grade boys’ team finishes the season with a record of 6 and 0 and are champions of the Coastal Athletic League.  Great job boys!  Soccer playoffs begin this Thursday at Costa Mesa.  Good luck to all our soccer teams in the playoffs!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/29/17




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Hi All,

 

If you are going to CIMI - Catalina Camp Apr. 28-30, 2017 w/ Capt. Fuschetti and other teachers @ 2:40pm in Room #41 Blackbeard Blackies Room you and your parents need to be present at the mandatory meeting to receive extra medical forms to be signed for camp and a list of what to bring to camp and what not to bring.

 


Capt. Fuschetti

 

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 3/28/17




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Attention all students interested in participating in Track and Field this year, an informational meeting about Track and Field will take place after school at 2:50 pm on Thursday, April 6 in the quad.  All students interested in being a part of the team must attend.  We will be introducing the coaches, covering expectations, and handing out important documents such as practice schedules and activities certificates.  So if you can run fast, jump high, or throw far, we want to see you coming out for Track and Field.  If you have any questions about the upcoming season, please check SchoolLoop or see Mr. Savage in Room 40.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/27/17




Audience: Homepage

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:

 

Report:

 

13.a. Report on Estancia Zone’s Engineering Pathway and Construction Technology Pathway. The Department of College and Career Education, Estancia High School, and TeWinkle Middle School will report on this Pathway.

 

12.c. Report on the California School Dashboard. The Assessment Department will report on the new Dashboard.

 

Discussion/Action:

 

15.a. Final Reading and Adoption of Board Policy Revisions.

 

15.b. First Reading and Adoption of Board Policy Revisions.

 

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: 3/27/17




Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to the 7th grade boys’ and girls’ soccer teams on their shutout victories yesterday over Costa Mesa.  The 7th grade boys’  team remains undefeated with the 6-0 win, while the 7th grade girls’ team won by a score of 5-0.  Great job Seabee athletes!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/24/17




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Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade boys' soccer teams and the 8th grade girls soccer team on their victories on Tuesday.  The 7th grade boys and 8th grade girls defeated Calvary, while the 8th grade boys defeated Huntington Christian.  Great job Ensign soccer teams !

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/21/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Second Assembly: Our second assembly of the year is this Thursday. Get ready to honor students on campus for good grades, citizenship, and participation in sports and clubs. Maybe you’ll even win a golden ticket.

 

Renaissance Cards: ASB will be distributing Renaissance cards this week during SSR. If you have any questions about this, please see Mrs. Charron in room11.

 

GSA meets every Monday. Seventh and eighth grade students please join us in the BAND room at the start of 5th period.  There is a sign-in sheet, and you will be excused from SSR on this day.

 

The NJHS final turn-in date is on or before Friday, April 7 to the ASB window. No late applications will be accepted. Please double check that the information, signatures, and hours on the form are accurate before turning it in. For more information, please talk to Mrs. Cross or Mrs. Tolles.

 

Nature Academy meets Mondays at 2:45 in Room 39! Come out for SCIENCE FUN! Please remember to bring refreshments if you have not!!

 

The Seabees Relay for Life team meets every Thursday during second lunch! We need YOU to join us in the fight against CANCER! See you in Room 39 this Thursday! 

 

 

The Fishing Club has almost sold out all the Stance Socks and it may be a while until the next shipment arrives. We will conclude our Stance Sock Sale this week @ both lunches by Friday as our inventory is almost gone! Thank you to those of you who bought a pair for $10- @ both lunches! Have an uber great Stance Day!

 Dance Club meets every Thursday from 2:45-3:30 P.M. All are welcome.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 3/20/17




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

If you are interesting in more information about the upcoming 2017-2018 Europe trip, there will be a meeting next Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. in room 6 (Mrs. Dorian's room).

 

Questions?  Please email Mrs. Dorian at kdorian@nmusd.us.

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Joseph Fuschetti, Archived Pages for Joseph Fuschetti, Computer Lab 28, Generic 1 Site, Home 7 Site, Physical Ed Site, Physical Education Site, Sus Silent Rdg Site, Teacher Appt. Site, Teacher Helpers(y) Site, Ensign Writing Files, Fishing Club, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Thank you to all who purchased a pair of Stance Socks for the Fishing Club. We will conclude our sales this week as our inventory has " Sold Out".

 

Capt. Fuschetti

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Parents, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Seventh grade students: are you interested in joining the ASB class next year for your elective class? Fill out the ASB application below to apply for the Ensign ASB class. The application deadline is March 20th at 5:00 P.M., so please make sure you fill out the deadline before then. Please see Mrs. Charron with any questions you have.

 

Seventh Grade ASB Application

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 3/17/17




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Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys' Soccer Team on their 6-0 victory over TeWinkle.  The win moves the team's record to 3-0 as they remain in first place and undefeated on the season.  Great job boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/17/17




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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: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/16/17




Audience: Homepage

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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Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade girls' soccer teams for their victories over TeWinkle Middle School  yesterday.  Both teams shut out TeWinkle and build on their strong starts to the season.  Great job girls!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage

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




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Step It Up Fundraiser: The Day you have been waiting for has arrived. If you helped raise enough money to participate, this Tuesday you will be getting out of third and fourth period to participate in the obstacle course. You will also receive any prizes that you have earned this day. Thank you for helping raise money for the Ensign Renaissance and Activities programs.

 

Spirit Day: This Friday is St. Patrick’s Day. Wear green and receive a special treat at lunch.

 

ASB: Seventh grade students, are you interested in being a part of the ASB class next year? The application to apply for ASB is up on the front page of school loop. Please see Mrs. Charron if you have any questions about it. The deadline to submit your application to apply for ASB is this Friday, March 17th.

 

One Recovery now meets on Fridays. Seventh and eighth grade students please join us in the BAND room at the start of 5th period. You can eat your lunch in ONE Recovery. There is a sign-in sheet, and you will be excused from SSR on this day.

 

FCA Club is this week!  Everyone is welcome Tuesday at lunch for fun, new friends, food and inspiration.  Even if you've never come to FCA all year, you're invited to check it out!  7th graders meet in Mrs. Blankenship's room, and 8th graders meet in Ms. Rush's room, next to the garden.  See ya at FCA!

 

Nature Academy will meet  today in Room 36 with Ms Carone! Come out for SCIENCE FUN,

 

THE ENSIGN RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM meets Thursdays in Room 39 during second lunch! Come join the fight against CANCER!

 

Stance Sock Fundraiser at both lunches every day starting Monday  for the rest of the month.  $10/ pair - 2 pairs for $20 - such a deal the best socks at the best price and your " Cool" factor goes to Champs level 5!

 

Fishing club meeting this Tuesday @ 2:45 pm in Room #41 Blackbeard Blackies Room w/ guest speaker Captain Ron Hoffman CA Fish and Game Warden

 

 

Dance club meets every Thursday in the gym after school until 3:30 P.M. All are welcome.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 3/13/17




Audience: Homepage

Congratulations to the 7th grade Boys' Soccer team on their 4-1 victory over Dwyer.  The win keeps the team in first place with an overall record of 2-0.  Great job boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/10/17




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Congratulations to the 7th grade boys' soccer team on their 3-0 victory over back bay rival Corona del Mar in the season opener.  The team next takes on Dwyer at 3:15 pm on Thursday at Dwyer Middle School.  Great job boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/8/17




Audience: Homepage

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




Audience: Homepage

Early College High School (ECHS) is hosting it's annual open house on March 23, 2017.  Please click here for the Early College High School Open House Flyer for more information and schedule of events.

 

If you are interested in applying to Early College the application deadline is May 5, 2017.  Please click here for the Early College High School Application.

 

Early College High School is an academic, college preparatory program intended to enable students to pursue post-secondary education at a four-year college or university.

 

If you have any questions please call ECHS at: 714-424-7990

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/6/17




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

Read the March/April 2017 issue of our online school newspaper, the Seabee Buzz!

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 3/6/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Blacklight Dance: The Blacklight Dance is this Friday, March 10th, from 6:00-8:00 P.M. A ticket for just the dance is ten dollars; a ticket for the dance and a TK burger which includes a burger, chips, and a drink is eighteen dollars. Ticket prices go up on March 8th to just a dance ticket being twelve dollars and a dance ticket and TK burger meal being twenty dollars. Tickets for the dance will not be sold the day of the dance at all, and no tickets for the dance will be sold at the door. There will be a photobooth, games, and we will be announcing the blacklight court. You do not want to miss out on this dance!

Spirit Week is this week, March 6th-10th! Monday is Black hole day, wear all black.Tuesday is sunglasses day. Wednesday is Tie Dye Day. Thursday is PJ Day. Friday is Renaissance Friday. Get ready to participate and help your SSR class earn spirit points.

 

ASB: Seventh grade students, are you interested in being a part of the ASB class next year? The application to apply for ASB is up on the front page of school loop. Please see Mrs. Charron if you have any questions about it. The deadline to submit your application to apply for ASB is March 17th.

Attention Ensign: Get ready to race!  The Spirit Run for Newport-Mesa schools will be held this Sunday, 3/12.  Ensign receives money for YOUR participation, so please be sure to mark our school when you register and join us at Fashion Island on Sunday.  More information is available in the front office.

Cross-country: Don't forget, we are meeting this week!  Practice has resumed in preparation for the Spirit Run.  We'll see you this Tuesday and Thursday after school, ready to workout.

Dance club is calling all teachers, we would like to inform you that we aredoing a collaboration with YOU! Our practices for your dance is on March 9th and March 16th. The performance will be on March 21st. Our super easy and amazing dance will be so much fun to learn! Dance club girls, we would like to see you at dance club EVERY Thursday after school from 2:40-3:45. We hope to see everyone there!

 

Relay for Life meets each Thursday during second lunch in Rm 39 until May 6 which is the date of the Newport Beach Relay for Life. Come join the fight against CANCER!

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 3/6/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Blacklight Dance: The Blacklight Dance is March 10th from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Tickets go on sale March 1st. A ticket for just the dance is ten dollars; a ticket for the dance and a TK burger which includes a burger, chips, and a drink is eighteen dollars. Ticket prices go up on March 8th to just a dance ticket being twelve dollars and a dance ticket and TK burger meal being twenty dollars. Tickets for the dance will not be sold the day of the dance at all, and no tickets for the dance will be sold at the door. There will be a photobooth, games, and we will be announcing the blacklight court. You do not want to miss out on this dance!

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 3/1/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Blacklight Dance: The Blacklight Dance is March 10th from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Tickets go on sale March 1st. A ticket for just the dance is ten dollars; a ticket for the dance and a TK burger which includes a burger, chips, and a drink is eighteen dollars. Ticket prices go up on March 8th to just a dance ticket being twelve dollars and a dance ticket and TK burger meal being twenty dollars. Tickets for the dance will not be sold the day of the dance at all, and no tickets for the dance will be sold at the door. There will be a photobooth, games, and we will be announcing the blacklight court. You do not want to miss out on this dance!

 

Spirit Week is next week, March 6th-10th! ASB will be announcing the days later this week. Get ready to participate and help your SSR class earn spirit points

 

 FCA is this week!  C'mon on out to FCA!  Everyone is welcome even if you've never come before!  Join us the fun, food, new friends, and inspiration.  8th grade meets during first lunch in Ms. Rush's room, and 7th grade meets in during second lunch in Mrs. Blankenship's room.  That's FCA, Tuesday, lunch!  See ya there!

 

We will be having a guest speaker at our meeting after school Monday, Feb.27th @ 2:40 in Room #41 / Blackbeard Blackies & teaching knot skills as well as fixing reels. Free snacks will be provided. Also: A special "Congrats" to those students who are published in this months issue of "Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine" w/their prize catch of big Yellowtail.

 

Dance Club meets every Thursday after school in the gym until 3:30 P.M.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 3/1/17




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




Audience: Homepage

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




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

Join the Ensign Relay for Life Team! Help us raise funds to fight CANCER!

We are celebrating NINE YEARS representing ENSIGN in the NEWPORT BEACH RELAY FOR LIFE! Relay for Life is THE largest fundraising effort of any kind!!!

This year again we will walk at Peninsula Park, next to the beach at the Balboa Pier, on May 6 from 9-3!

Come out to Room 39 during second lunch...8th graders check in with SSR first, 7th graders bring your lunch!

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Posted by: Gwen Blankenship
Published: 2/7/17




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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 Unified School District (NMUSD) and the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) are pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Jackie Wiseman, fifth grade teacher at Kaiser Elementary and Mr. Jim Blackie, eight grade science teacher at Ensign Intermediate, as the 2016 Teachers of the Year.

 

Mrs. Jackie Wiseman, Kaiser Elementary


Mrs. Wiseman is a seasoned professional entering her 48th year as a teacher. She began her career in NMUSD in 1969, having taught at Corona Del Mar Elementary (now closed), Andersen Elementary and now serves as a fifth grade teacher at Kaiser Elementary. She also served 20 years as a Teacher on Special Assignment, focused on staff development. Some of her responsibilities included seminars elements of effective instruction, classroom management, clinical supervision and other peer coaching strategies.  

 

“As teachers we get to work with the most incredible creation in the universe: the mind. I hope I have done the job well, and that the precious mind and spirit of each of my students has been safe in my hands,” said Mrs. Wiseman.

 

In addition to being a seasoned educator, Mrs. Wiseman is a product of NMUSD, having attended Newport Elementary, Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School.  

 

“Congratulations Mrs. Wiseman! We are extremely grateful for your genuine passion, dedication and overall positive approach to teaching,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro.

 

 

Mr. Jim Blackie, Ensign Intermediate

 

Mr. Jim Blackie is a veteran teacher who has worked at Ensign Intermediate School for 14 years.  He is currently an eighth grade science teacher who is known for his engaging approach to education. He inspires students to seek new and creative ways to approach learning and solve problems. His students are exposed to thought-provoking science lab activities, and asked to examine and analyze their observations at a very high level.

 

In addition to his role as a science teacher, Mr. Blackie also serves as club advisor for the Ensign Debate Team and the Ensign Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club.

 

“Mr. Blackie’s genuine character and high moral standards earn him the respect of both teachers and students and he possesses a keen sense of purpose in his work,” said Ensign Principal Michael Sciacca.

 

His skills also have allowed him to begin the transition process to the Next Generation Science Standards. He has been able to effectively manage varying perspectives and personalities within his department to ensure a collective commitment to the new standards.

 

“These two amazing people serve as inspiration to their peers, and hundreds of students,” said NMFT President Dr. Britt Dowdy. “We are extremely grateful to learn from these distinguished professionals and their passion to positively influence children,” he said.

 

NMFT provides the primary sponsorship for this program .Teachers are nominated for this prestigious honor by their peers at each school. From this distinguished group, the top five elementary and top five secondary teachers are selected for classroom observations and interviews by the NMFT Teacher of the Year Committee.

 

Both Mrs. Wiseman and Mr. Blackie will be submitted for the County selection process. NMUSD has historically fared well. In 2015, Brain Ristow, teacher at TeWinkle, was a finalist at the Orange County level, and Candace Leuthold, teacher at Early College High School, won the Orange County Teacher of the Year Award in 2010. 

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 12/14/16




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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