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Bus Pass Flyer

Bus Pass applications for the 2018-2019 school year will begin July 5, 2018. 

NMUSD Transportation
2985 Bear St. Bldg. D.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-5080
Monday– Friday
7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

Please visit our website at www.nmusd.us/transportation to apply or stop by our office. 

Please note: A new application must be submitted for each student. 

2018/19 Bus Pass Flyer - English/Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/19/18




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Student Using Technology in the Classroom

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is at the forefront of preparing students for a future that involves exciting technological advancements, innovation, and automation. Students and staff in kindergarten through twelfth grade participate in a variety of computer science, robotics, and engineering activities. Project Lead the Way and Computer Science Pathway programs in our middle and high schools, and coding and computer science programs in the elementary grades engage students in exciting technology based learning.

As the California State Board of Education continues to make significant strides in developing and implementing the Computer Science Standards, the momentum in teaching computer science in schools has never been stronger. NMUSD has introduced structured coding and computer science curriculum at many of our elementary schools, with the goal of aligning them to our new English Language Arts and Math curriculums in the fall of 2018.

One of this year’s newest district initiatives is the Elementary Vex IQ Scrimmage League. The Education Technology Department created and coordinated an intra-district robotics league for several elementary schools - Andersen, Davis, Kaiser, Newport Heights, Rea, Eastbluff, and Harbor View. Elementary robotics teachers at these sites coordinated efforts for students to compete in driver skill and teamwork challenges in this year’s Vex IQ Scrimmage League - Ringmaster. The league supported students and staff in their rigorous work aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, computer science, and engineering standards. It also allowed students to persevere in their engineering research, collaborate with teams to redesign robots, and work together to win the scrimmages and become league champions.

Our district also is hosting the 3rd Annual NMUSD District Robotics Competition, which is on Saturday, June 9th at Estancia High School. Teams from Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Ensign Intermediate, Tewinkle Middle School, and Estancia High School will participate in this year’s Vex EDR Challenge - In the Zone. Students will bring their creatively designed robots and competitive spirits to showcase their engineering and robotics skills as they battle for the coveted Tournament Champion award for their school.

As a district we are excited to recognize and share the amazing work of our students and staff in their computer science, engineering, and robotics efforts. We look forward to the expansion of our computer science programs and what our students will create in the near future.

Please take a moment to watch our Technology in the Classroom video as we share some of the advantages, opportunities, and the technology that we provide our students in classrooms throughout Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/18/18




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The Road to Calculus Event Flyer

Parent meeting to learn about shifts in mathematics 
Join us to discuss the content and practice shifts in the State Standards for Mathematics in Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) with  
Dr. Patrick Callahan and NMUSD Staff. (Spanish interpreter available)

Date: Monday, June 18, 2018* 
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p .m.

Location: Newport Harbor High School Theater 600 Irvine  Ave. 
Newport Beach, CA 92663 

*Additional information nights will be scheduled at the start of the 2018/19 school year.

www.nmusd.us/k12curriculum
Curriculum@nmusd.us 
714-424-7533

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/18/18




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Six Seniors Recognized in the Superintendent Character Trait Awards Program

Character Trait Award Recipients

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) recognized six high school seniors for their exceptional character leadership traits. Now in its sixth year, the program recognizes six graduating seniors from high schools throughout our district who exemplify one of the six pillars of character: caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness.

Miranda McCormick – Caring – Newport Harbor High School
Miranda cares about her community beyond the walls of the classroom. She works tirelessly in her community to help those in need and improve the lives of others. For six years, she spent her summers volunteering at our school district sponsored Camp Friendship helping younger children with autism develop social skills. She patiently and effectively connects with young people to bring out their best with her kindness that requires no acknowledgement. She also worked to ease childrens pain for children in life-threatening situations and their families as second year in a row president for the on campus the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

James Brown – Citizenship – Estancia High School
James is a peer mentor to ninth grade students as a Link Crew Leader and has participated in Estancia’s Youth and Government program for three years, where he currently serves as delegation president. He is an ambassador of Estancia High School’s student delegate of the Australia Sister City Education Exchange Program, and is a member of Estancia’s Leo Club through Lions International and Interact Club through Rotary International, which promotes leadership and responsible citizenship. He also serves as a tutor and volunteers at local homeless shelters to help coordinate food and clothing donation campaigns.

Alexander Johnson – Respect – Early College High School
Alexander is known for showing consideration toward classmates, staff, and anyone that he meets. He firmly believes in accepting differences in others and practices tolerance of differing ideas in the classroom, and in his daily interactions with others. He consistently demonstrates the ability to be an active listener and genuinely cares about other people’s points of view. When communicating with his classmates he is respectful in his speech and actions towards others. He is a balanced thinker who is easy-going and mild-mannered.
Emily Kubisty – Fairness – Estancia High School
Emily consistently models fairness by listening to all points of view during activities and lessons, and she upholds the expectations of leadership and collaboration within the classroom. She is a Link Crew Leader at Estancia and works daily with a group of twelve freshmen leading team-building activities. She actively encourages all students to equally participate and share thoughts in a positive manner. When freshmen students experience disagreement, Emily facilitates communication and understanding between all parties to resolve potential conflicts. She pursues positive solutions to problems, and has built strong relationships as a result. Emily’s ability to be fair and play by the rules also extends to the softball field where she exemplifies the C.I.F. Victory with Honor Principles.

Ryan Hamilton – Trustworthiness – Corona del Mar High School
Ryan has gained the trust of the staff on campus by working as an office teacher assistant. Ryan takes his job seriously and listens well to directions. He understands the importance of his job and ensures that he is ready to serve at any moment. If the office staff has something very important to be delivered or needs something done right, they make sure they give it to him or they will wait until they know he is working to get it done. School staff trusts him and knows that he will be responsible for any task given.

Zaid Batarseh – Responsibility – Costa Mesa High School
Zaid responsibly runs regular meetings with his peers and organizes students in various roles to implement community and fundraising projects. Zaid has taken his school leadership roles seriously, whether as a mentor, running community events, or fundraising. He works closely with parents on various band events, attends parent meetings, does monthly reports, advocates for his peers, and works closely with his teachers. He mentors younger members of the middle school and volunteers to work with elementary students during the summer. Due to his responsible work ethic Zaid was asked to assist teachers with various organizational duties during the district’s elementary summer music program.

In May the selected students received a surprise visit from Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro and were presented a letter of recognition and an invitation to be recognized by the Board of Education at the June 12, 2018 Board Meeting. A banner with a photo of each student, name of their high school, and their character trait will be displayed in the district lobby throughout the 2018-19 school year.

Superintendent Character Trait Award Recipients Photos

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/14/18




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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:

Employee Retirement Ceremony & Reception – 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Recognition

11.a. Recognition of the 2018 Superintendent’s Character Trait Award Honorees - Six high school seniors are recognized for their exceptional character leadership traits. Now in its sixth year, the program recognizes six graduating seniors from high schools throughout our district who exemplify one of the six pillars of character: caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness.

Report

14.b. Facilities Update on the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) Projects and Corona del Mar High School Sports Fields - It is anticipated that HVAC will be installed at the following schools in the summer of 2018 - Davis Magnet, College Park, Kaiser, Wilson, Pomona, and Woodland Elementary Schools. NMUSD is working to construct various upgrades to the sports field at Corona Del Mar High School.

14.c. Report on the Local Control and Accountability Plan and the 2018-19
Budget -
Each school district in California must develop an annual plan, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP),  that describes the district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. 

Consent Calendar

19.b.4. Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) With the Orange County Human Relations Council for the BRIDGES Program at Newport Harbor High School for the 2018-19 School Year. BRIDGES is a nationally-recognized program with the mission of improving inter-group relations by partnering with schools and communities to create, advocate for, and sustain a safe, inclusive, and equitable school climate that respects society’s diversity.

19.b.13. Approve Secondary Textbook for 30-Day Display – The textbook(s) listed below have been presented for adoption and use at all NMUSD High Schools. It has been certified that these textbook(s) are aligned with the new State Board of Education adopted content Standards (Section 60605).

  • Campbell Biology in Focus AP Edition 2nd Edition
  • Chemistry: A Molecular Approach AP Edition
  • Comprehensive Health, 2nd Edition
  • Discovering French Today - Level 1
  • Discovering French Today - Level 2
  • Discovering French Today - Level 3
  • ERWC Reader, 2nd Edition
  • Physics for Scientists and Engineers (AP Edition) 9th Edition
  • Practical Research: Planning and Design
  • Psychology in Modules 12th Edition

Discussion Action Calendar

20.a. Approve ‘Illustrative Mathematics” as the Grade Six Through Eight Instructional Math Materials - In August 2017, NMUSD began the process of evaluating and piloting new math instructional materials for sixth through eighth grade. Through the seven month, teacher-driven, pilot process, teachers and staff identified Illustrative Mathematics as the comprehensive set of sixth through eighth grade math instructional materials for NMUSD students. Materials were available for public review from May 10, 2018- to June 12, 2018.

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: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/12/18




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Please click on the links below to see which medallion level you will be awarded at for your academic achievements at Ensign during the promotion ceremony. Gold Level students earned a 4.0 G.P.A. for all seven quarters here at Ensign. Purple Level students earned a 3.5-3.99 G.P.A. for all seven quarters here at Ensign. Green Level students earned a 3.0-3.49 G.P.A. for all seven quarters here at Ensign. 

 

Gold Level

 

Purple Level

 

Green Level

 

If you have any questions about medallion levels, please email Mrs. Charron at lcharron@nmusd.us. Changes will not be made after Friday, June 15th.

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 6/12/18




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Summer Food Program Flyer

Did you know there are free meals available at these three Costa Mesa sites for your kids and teens this summer!

  • July 9 - August 2, Costa Mesa High School Cafeteria 2650 Fairview Rd. - Use entry gate next to gym. 
    Served Monday - Thursday / CLOSED Friday:
    • Breakfast - 8:30 to 9:00 
    • Lunch - 12:00 to 12:45
  • July 9 - July 26, Rea Elementary - 661 Hamilton Ave.
    Served Monday - Thursday / CLOSED Friday:
    • Breakfast - 8:30 to 9:00          
    • Lunch - 11:45 to 12:30
  • June 25 - August 3, Donald Dungan Library - 1855 Park Ave. near Lions Park
    Served Monday - Friday:
    • Lunch - 12:00 to 1:00

No cost or enrollment required. Open to all children under 18.

Summer Food Program Flyer - English/Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/6/18




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There is a music performance on 6/7/18 it is from 7:00-8:00 the twelve tones, choir, symphony, band, and orchestra will be performing. The admission is free and it is at harbor high school. Come and support the school  

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Posted by: Beatrix Kulik
Published: 6/6/18




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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

Featured Story:

Six Seniors Recognized in Superintendent Character Trait Awards Program

Character Trait Award Winners Collage
Visit our Community Newsletter Website

for these stories and more...

Blending Technology and Curriculum

Visual and Performing Arts

Summer Facility and Construction Overview

Community Spotlight: Think Together

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/4/18




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Super Star Award Recipients Photo Collage

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board of Education recognized ten employees in the district’s Super Star Awards Recognition Program, which celebrates employees who demonstrate high levels of service excellence and go above and beyond expectations to make a positive and recognizable difference within our district.

Kelli Adams – Special Education Teacher

Nominated by an immensely appreciative parent, this selfless Davis Elementary School Super Star helps transform the lives of or students and their families. She has a relentless drive and motivation to ensure that all students have the abilities and knowledge to succeed and thrive. Whether writing grant proposals to secure additional items for the classroom or organizing parents to participate in fundraising walks, this dedicated, thoughtful, generous, compassionate and tireless educator is more than deserving of this award and recognition.

Kira Brogden – Receptionist

Professional, polite, kind and hardworking, this Super Star is remarkably well-suited to be the face and voice of our district. Responsible for a multitude of tasks, in frequently challenging situations, her composed character is invaluable as she works with the public and staff. Possessing an uncanny ability to anticipate the next step of any situation, she quietly and modestly provides an immensely positive impact on her coworkers and on how the district itself is perceived.

Sourin Chanlasen - Health Assistant

With a humble, kind and calm manner this Whittier Elementary School Super Star has an immensely positive impact on her school community. Despite a significant workload, she is persistently thorough, caring, and ensures that students feel comforted and valued. She supplies her office with back up clothing and personal items for students in need, at her own expense, and never hesitates to assist with regular office duties whenever there is a need. With a contagious positive attitude, this reliable, caring, diligent and kind employee improves the workplace for all at her site.

Judi Chimits - School Administrative Assistant

This Super Star has been a transformational employee in just one school year at Victoria Elementary.  Kind and energetic with a student-first philosophy, she has gone far beyond her job description, including writing a grant proposal to redesign and furnish the employee lounge and front office.  Prioritizing an attractive school environment both visually and functionally, her influence in team building has been exceptional, her relationship-building with students has been genuine and significant and her impact has been immediate and admired.

Kristine Cross - English Teacher

Having designed, improved upon and perfected grade appropriate units of literary study now used by all seventh grade language classes at Ensign Intermediate School, this Super Star has had a profound impact on students and co-workers alike. Driven, analytical, insightful and dependable, this teacher has rightly earned the reputation for being one of Ensign’s most valued instructors. From captivating unit introductions, to socratic seminars, to personal and group reflection and much more, her hard work and masterful execution in the classroom drive students to excel.

Sonya Prescott - Health Assistant

A model of kindness and empathy, this Super Star creates a feeling of importance, safety and comfort with every child. She gives each child her full attention, is an expert at quickly recognizing when issues arise, and is highly regarded by both current and former students. She is organized and always prepared, ensuring that the health office is well-stocked. She has built remarkably positive and caring relationships with students, families, and staff, and is the heart of the Killybrooke Elementary School community.

Gloria Rios - School Administrative Assistant

As the “go-to” person on the Costa Mesa High School campus, this Super Star employs a diversified approach, instantly reads situations, and appropriately assists, directs, and facilitates conversations until a positive outcome is achieved. She is caring, confident and maintains confidentiality in all her dealings. She provides personal, sensitive and caring service and guidance to every student who walks through her door. She has an uncanning ability to find a solution and a genuine desire to assist, and is an invaluable asset and highly deserving of this commendation.

Maria Santana Baiza - Lead Instructional Assistant

Coordinator of the Project Kidz Connect program at Whittier and Adams Elementary, this Super Star is responsible for training and implementation of the after-school program for more than 175 students from dismissal time until 6 p.m. She expertly guides and supports a team of nine instructional assistants in everything from classroom behavior techniques to enrichment activities, while managing a safe and productive environment for students. She encourages student leadership through a student council and being attentive to student suggestions and ideas. With her collaborative and motivating approach, the program has grown and improved tremendously under her brilliant supervision.

Claudine Steck - Inclusion Specialist

This Super Star from the Special Education Department is continually pulled in many directions. With vibrant energy and a devotion to her work that cannot be matched, she never says no when there is a request for help and always finds a way to provide assistance. Her role often involves working in tense and emotional situations, with general and special education students, however she remains calm, helpful, creative and student-centered.

Annemarie Stellman - School Psychologist

Diligent and fully invested in the success of students, this Super Star handles her workload with positivity, humor and a proactive attitude. Despite the packed schedule, she never hesitates to take on new responsibilities, such as joining the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) team and launching the Sea Kings Unified Sports program at Corona del Mar High School, in which general and special education students compete with other high schools in a unified sports league. The Unified Sports program has been a complicated venture, but the joy and inclusion it brings for all students has been immeasurable. A team player, avid collaborator and strong advocate for students, this sincere, thoughtful and compassionate Super Star is a treasured member of the Corona del Mar school community.

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Published: 5/25/18




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Last day for PERSONAL CHECKS at the ASB Window: 5/31

 

(Cash and credit are still accepted).

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 5/25/18




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Athletic Clearance Day

2018-19

at Newport Orthopedic Institute

22 Corporate Plaza Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - boys only (5:30-7:30 PM)

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - girls only (5:30-7:30 PM)

Please do not arrive later than 6:30 PM

 

A bus will be available to pick up those student athletes that do not have transportation. Whitter Elementary School @ 5, 6PM, @ NHHS @ 5:15,6:15 PM and will return to both locations when all participants have completed physicals.

 

Every athlete in every sport MUST have a completed clearance packet on file to participate in any high school athletic practice or game.  Newport Harbor Athletics will be conducting physicals with registered medical doctors and nurses at Newport Orthopedics Institute.  We are requesting a voluntary contribution of $35.00.  We will be accepting cash, check, or credit card.  Checks should be payable to Newport Orthopedic Institute.  Cash and checks will expedite the process and are the preferred payment.  All proceeds, minus expenses will be divided between your student-athletes identified sport and the NHHS Athletic ASB account.

 

Clearance packets are available online @ http://nhhs.nmusd.us > Programs > Athletics, Drama, Music > Athletics > Athletic Clearance Forms OR you can pick up a packet in the Athletic Office.  Bring your completed clearance forms, required parent/guardian signatures, with a copy of your insurance card at your assigned time.  Please note:  If you do not have a copy of your card, we will make copies for you.  If you do not have insurance, our district offers Myers, Stevens & Toohey School-Time Accident plans to cover your student during the school year.  For more information on this plan please visit www.myers-stevens.com

If you have any questions, please call our Athletic department at 949-515-6308.

We look forward to an exciting 2018-19 year in Newport Harbor Athletics!

 

Go Sailors!

 

*Fall Sports:  Boys Water Polo, Girls Volleyball, Boys & Girls Cross Country, Girls Tennis, Girls Field Hockey, Girls Golf

**Winter Sports:  Boys & Girls Basketball, Girls Water Polo, Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Wrestling

***Spring Sports:  Baseball, Softball, Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Boys & Girls Track, Boys & Girls Swim, Boys Volleyball, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis

***All Year: Cheer, Surf, Sailing

 

IMPACT CONCUSSION BASELINE TESTING

 INCOMING 9TH GRADE STUDENT/ATHLETES WILL BE TESTED AT ENSIGN THROUGH P.E. CLASSES

                                           11TH GRADE STUDENTS WILL BE TESTING IN EARLY FALL

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 5/24/18




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2nd Annual Athletic Clearance Day

Newport Harbor High School Athletes 2018-2019

Wednesday, June 6 5:30-7:30 pm (boys only)

Thursday, June 7 5:30-7:30 pm (girls only)

Voluntary Contribution $35.00

Athletic physicals ARE required to participate in athletics/cheer

We need doctors and nurses!

In order to make this a success, we need doctors/nurses to volunteer to administer physicals to our student/athletes under the direction of Newport Orthopedic Institute.  If you are one of the following doctors/nurses below and can dedicate time to this event, please contact Jill Ayres (below). Without you, this event would not be possible!

  • Medical Doctor-MD
  • Nurse Practitioner-NP                                                                   
  • Physician Assistant-PA
  • Osteopathic Doctor-DO

Jill Ayers, MS, ATC

Human Performance & Sports Medicine Manager

949-722-5051

Thank you – to Newport Orthopedic Institute and their volunteer doctors and nurses.

Further information pertaining to Athletic Clearance Days(s) will follow.

 

Comunidad de futuros atletas /porristas Sailors:

Días para cumplir con el requisito de examen físico para atletas y porristas

Atletas de Newport Harbor High School

Ciclo escolar 2018-2019

 

Miércoles, 6 de junio de 5:30-7:30pm (solo chicos)

Jueves, 7 de junio 5:30-7:30pm (solo chicas)

 

Contribución voluntaria $35.00

Los exámenes físicos son obligatorios para participar en deportes/porristas

 

¡Necesitamos Médicos y Enfermeras!

 

Para que este evento sea un éxito necesitamos médicos y enfermeras que sirvan como voluntarios para administrar exámenes físicos a nuestros estudiantes/atletas debajo de la dirección de Newport Orthopedic Institute.  Al revisar la lista debajo, si usted ve la práctica que ejerce les necesitamos para este evento y si puede dedicarle tiempo, por favor póngase en contacto con Jill Ayres (debajo). ¡Sin la colaboración de ustedes este evento no sería posible!

Medical Doctor-MD

Nurse Practitioner-NP                                                                   

Physician Assistant-PA

Osteopathic Doctor-DO

Jill Ayers, MS, ATC

Human Performance & Sports Medicine Manager

949-722-5051

Gracias a Newport Orthopedic Institue y a su médicos y enfermeras voluntarios. Recibirán información adicional referente los días para cumplir con el requisito de examen físico para atletas y porristas a futuro.

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 5/23/18




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Newport-Mesa Public Information Office
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Newport-Mesa Unified School District hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held as follows:

Topic: 2018-19 Local Control and Accountability Plan

Copies of the Local Control and Accountability Plan are available for inspection at the Education Center.

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location:Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Education Center
2985 Bear Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Vanessa Galey
Director of Special Projects
717-424-8983

Notice of Public Hearing Flyer - English/Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/22/18




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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.

T
he 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:

Recognition

10.a. Recognize Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s 2018 Super Star Award Recipients - The Super Star program was established to recognize employees who have demonstrated high levels of service excellence, going above and beyond expectations to make a positive and recognizable difference at the district.

Report

13.b. NMUSD Inclusive Practices - The Special Education Department has been developing Inclusive Practice models at a number of elementary schools. The focus has been to increase the participation of special education students in the general education programs. At present every elementary mild/moderate special education student is on a general education teacher's roster.

Consent Calendar

17.a.3. - 17.a.5. – Various items related to grants for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses and expansion of the district’s CNG station.

Discussion Action Calendar

18.a. Approve Additions to the High & Middle School Course of Study.

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM)
Robotics and Programming 8
App Creators
Computing Science for Innovators and Makers
Green Architecture
AP Research
Introduction to Computer Science in Python
Expository Reading and Writing
Introduction to Design Engineering and Architecture
Construction Technology IV
Design and Modeling Re-Write
Flight and Space Re-Write
Medical Detectives Re-Write
Automation and Robotics Re-Write
Construction Technology I Re-Write
Construction Technology II Re-Write
Construction Technology III Re-Write
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Re-Writes
Aerospace Engineering Re-Write
Introduction to Engineering Design Re-Write
Principles of Engineering Re-Write
Engineering Design and Development Re-Write
Exploring Computer Science Re-Write
Foods 1AB Re-Write
Business Management IB HL 1AB Re-Write
Business Management IB HL 2AB Re-Write

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: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/21/18




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Click on the file attachment to view the May 15th track results versus Corona Del Mar and Dwyer.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 5/20/18




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School safety is a concern for everyone. Tragedies like what occurred in Texas today remind all of us to continue to be vigilant and prepare as best as possible for the unexpected.

Our district regularly reviews, practices, and enhances our safety procedures.

We have a partnership with the Costa Mesa Police Department and the Newport Beach Police Department to provide School Resource Officers (SRO), which are local law enforcement officers who work closely with all of our schools.

All school sites have safety plans in place which are updated yearly and as-needed throughout the year. Safety plans are regularly reviewed and updated in collaboration with emergency responders and local law enforcement, including SROs.

Schools regularly conduct safety drills with students and staff to prepare for a variety of potential situations. Drills include procedures for lock down, shelter in place, run, hide act, among others such as earthquake and fire procedures.

Schools participate in threat assessment and emergency response trainings with local law enforcement and first responders.

Our district has a Crisis Response Team that is immediately deployed to a school(s) during a crisis to provide immediate and ongoing support and resources. Counselors, social workers, and school psychologists are available to students should they need additional support during difficult times. We also encourage parents to have open discussions with their children to help them process the event and continue to raise awareness about the importance of safety.

While we have plans in place that are regularly practiced, please know that school safety is not something we can do alone. The partnership and support that we have with our local law enforcement and our school community is critical.

We ask for parents’ support in reminding students to please take all drills seriously, follow law enforcement, teacher and site administrator instructions, and if they see something, say something - it is the best deterrent to potentially harmful situations. We want everyone on our campuses, including parents and guardians to be empowered to report unusual or suspicious activity. 

Please know that we do all we can to provide a safe learning environment when students are in our care. We prioritize safety and continually assess our preparedness, improve our practices, and evolve with the changing times.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/18/18




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Robotics Competition Flyer

NMUSD Middle and High School Robotics Teams are In The Zone!

Saturday, June 9, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Estancia High School - Big Gym
2323 Placentia Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Participating Schools:

  • Corona del Mar Middle/ High School
  • Costa Mesa Middle School
  • Ensign Intermediate School
  • Estancia High School
  • TeWinkle Middle School 

Sponsored by the departments of Education Technology and Career and College Education

For more information please email edtech@nmusd.us 

​​​​​​​NMUSD’s 3rd Annual Robotics Competition Flyer

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/16/18




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District

In August 2017, Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) began the process of evaluating and piloting new math instructional materials for sixth through eighth grade. Through the seven month, teacher-driven, pilot process, teachers and staff identified Illustrative Mathematics as the comprehensive set of sixth through eighth grade math instructional materials for NMUSD students.
 

Illustrative Mathematics materials are available for public review on the Open Up Resources Website.  If you would like to review a hard copy of the materials, please contact Tere Russell at (714) 424-5066 or trussell@nmusd.us to make a viewing appointment at the District Office (Sanborn Building) – 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa 92626. Material viewing will be available from May 10, 2018- to June 12, 2018. All schools will have the QR code, links and a computer available should you wish to review material at the site. A recommendation for final approval will go forward to the Board of Education on June 12, 2018 to implement these new materials for the 2018/19 school year.
 

If you are having trouble accessing the IM website, please copy and paste this link into your browser.  https://im.openupresources.org/index.html

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/14/18




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,

 

There will be a fishing club meeting this Monday May 14 @ 2:40pm in Room # 41.

 

We will have 2 guest speakers. Additionally we will discuss some upcoming events.

 

Any questions,

See:

Capt. Fuschetti

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 5/14/18




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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:

Study Session


2.a Reach Consensus Student Board Members’ Selection Process, Timeline, and Application Details for 2018-19


Recognition
 

11.a. Recognition of CIF Southern Section Champions, Newport Harbor High School Girls’ Water Polo Team, CIF Division 2 Champions
 

11.b. Recognition of the Costa Mesa High School Cheer Team, First in Nation in Non Tumble; First in Nation in Game Day
 

12.b. Recognition of California School Employees Association (CSEA)Chapter 18 Scholarship Recipients; Xally Varela, Whittier Elementary School and Elyse Toal, Estancia High School
 

Report
 

14.a. Report on the Grade 6 – 8 Math Instructional Materials. Education Services along with Grade 6 - 8 elementary lead teachers and principal will report on the process and results for the math instructional materials pilot.
 

14.b. Report on Classroom, School and District Coordination for Integrated Pest Management. Staff will provide background Healthy Schools Act and will report on the implications of its Integrated Pest Management Plan.
 

Consent
 

18.b.4. Approve Agreement with Orange County Public Libraries to Sponsor a Summer Food Service Program at the Costa Mesa/Donald Dugan Library. The Nutrition Service Department will prepare, deliver and serve lunch to children each weekday from June 25 to August 3, 2018.  Library staff will provide supervision and enrichment activities for children.
 

18.b.5. Approve the 2017-2018 Carl D. Perkins Career Technical Education Application. The application allows the District to qualify for Perkins funding for the 2018 - 2019 school year. The 2018 - 2019 allocation of $130,913 will help in the continuing support of the CTE programs.
 

Resolution Consent Calendar
 

19.a. Adopt Resolution No. 33-05-18 in Support if May 9, 2018 as “National School Nurse Day” and the week of May 7-11, 2018 as “National School Nurse Week”
 

19.b. Adopt Resolution No. 36-05-18 Recognizing California Day of the Teacher
May 9, 2018 and National Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11, 2018

 

19.c. Adopt Resolution 34-05-18 Recognizing May 20-26, 2018 as Classified School Employee of the Week
 

19.e. Adopt Resolution No. 37-05-18 Order of Biennial Trustee Election and Specifications of the Election Order. Elections for Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board positions are held biannually in even years.  A Governing Board resolution is required, which serves the County Superintendent of Schools an order calling the election and specifying the date and purpose of the election.
 

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: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/8/18




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Update from May 17, 2018:

 

Acceptance letters will go out on Friday, May 18 during the student's SSR period. 

 

On Monday, May 21, during period 5 (regardless of lunch or SSR period), all students who will be inducted into NJHS will need to attend a mandatory meeting in the gym where we will pass out invitations to the ceremony on June 12.  

 

Mrs. Cross


 

Thank you to those who have turned in NJHS applications!

 

We are still processing them and reading through the reflections and verifying grades, citizenship, and hours.

 

We are hoping to let students know of their entry in a few weeks.  Hold tight!

 

Looking ahead, the induction ceremony date is Tuesday, June 12 at the Robert B. Wentz Theatre at Newport Harbor High School.  The first year induction ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. and the second year induction ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m.  Lots of information to follow!

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Cross

kkcross@nmusd.us 

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 5/7/18




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Free Preschool - openings available for 3 and 4 year olds 

Half Day Preschool Classes
Full Day Preschool Classes 

For requirements and information please contact the Preschool Registration Office at (949) 515-6716 


2045 Meyer Place, Room 127,  Costa Mesa CA
Mon-Fri  8:00am – 11:30 am,1:00 pm – 3:30 pm 


Preschool Enrollment Flyer - English/Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/30/18




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The March/April 2018 issue of our school newspaper, Seabee Buzz, is available for you to read!

 

Follow us on Instagram @seabeebuzzz.

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 4/30/18




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All 7th graders who are interested in photography and design are invited to apply for next year's yearbook staff.  The application can be printed from the file below or picked up in the music room.

 

Yearbook meets during 8th grade SSR, so if you apply for this position you agree to use your SSR time for yearbook and not homework.

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Published: 4/30/18




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,

 

We have 2 guest speakers to talk about upcoming events.

 

Come to the meeting, Monday April 30 @ 2:40pm in Room #41 Blackbeard Blackies Room #41

 

Capt. Fuschetti

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 4/27/18




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Ahoy

 

Mandatory NMUSD Parent/ Student Meeting this Monday April 30 @ 2:40pm in Room #41 for all those attending Catalina Island May 4-6, 2018

 

Meeting should end by 3:30pm

 

Capt. Fuschetti

 

 

 

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 4/27/18




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Please visit the Welcome Center  website for information on how to enroll a new student in Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

For more information, please contact the address verification office at 949-515-6743 or the pre-enrollment office at 949-515-6740

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/26/18




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Open House: Our Open House will take place this Thursday night from 6:00-7:30 P.M. There will be an introductory meeting for incoming sixth grade parents from 6:00-6:30 P.M. All departments will have tables set up in the area outside the gym. The Kona Shaved Ice Truck will be here, a comedy night will be held in the library, ASB will have games, and the cheer and dance teams will be performing. Make sure you come out to celebrate our school!

 

Sixth grade tour: We will be on a different schedule on Thursday due to the sixth grade tour. Nutrition will be after first period.

 

Noontime Activities: We will have two noontime activities this week. One on Tuesday, and one on Friday. Make sure you head out to the noontime activity area to participate.

 

Attention 7th graders: Ensign Cheer Tryouts for next year are May 9-10th after school.  Applications will be available from Mrs. Halperin.

 

Anyone interested in trying out for NHHS Pep Squad, there is a mandatory parent and student meeting May 8th at 5 pm in the NHHS Social Hall which is located by the big anchor. Tryouts are June 4-6. See Mrs. Halperin for an Application.

 

Attention all 8th graders: Our next season of intramurals is starting and we’ll be playing Volleyball.  We had a great turnout for our “March Madness” Basketball Tournament and want another large turnout for Volleyball. Your team should be made up of 6 players.  Sign-ups will occur outside of the boys PE office during 8th grade lunch every day this week.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Anderson in the Boy’s P.E. Office.

 

Attention all Participants attending Catalina Island May 4-6, Camping at Little Harbor and Fishing Club Members, there is a MANDATORY MEETING for ALL Parents and students to cover camp protocols, safety, emergency contact #’s and gear needed to bring to the trip. Meeting will take place on Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 2:40pm in room #41 Blackbeard Blackies Room. Any questions please see Capt. Fuschetti

 

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Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 4/25/18




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Eighth Graders,

 

Are you interested in being this year's 2018 Eighth Grade Promotion speaker?  If so, please write your promotion speech and submit it to your Language Arts teacher no later than Friday, May 4. Finalists will be contacted for auditions.

 

Speeches should be in the range of three to four minutes long.

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 4/24/18




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Board Meeting Brief – April 24, 2018

 

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:

Study Session


2.a Discussion on Student Board Members' Selection Process, Timeline, and Application Details for 2018-19

Recognition

11.a. Recognize Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s 2018 Classified Employee of the Year Recipients. The following classified employees were selected as NMUSD’s Classified School Employees of the Year and their names were submitted to the Orange County Department of Education for consideration as the Orange County nominee:

  • Patricia Sanchez, Nutrition Services Assistant III – Child Nutrition
  • Daniela Logan, Accounting Assistant III – Office and Technical
  • Maria E. Gomez, Instructional Assistant-Special Education – Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance
  • Francine D. Harms, School Cover Bus Driver – Transportation

Consent

17.a.4. Approve Agreement With Studio+ for Architectural Consulting Services to Determine the Best Approach to Provide Access Control at all District Sites. The district has committed to a continuing effort to enhance security at our campuses. The Board of Education has requested that staff review these improvements and the conditions at the district's other sites to determine whether additional improvements may be appropriate to provide for secure access points and site perimeters.

17.b.1. Approve Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center Contract for California Elementary School for the 2018/2019 School Year. Students and teachers from California Elementary School will participate in the program offered at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center during the 2018/19 school year. Students will have a hands-on experience, interact with the natural surroundings in a program aligned with the California Science and/or Social Science Content Standards.

Discussions/Action Calendar

18.a. Adopt Resolution 32-04-18 Designating the Observance of Washington Day on February 18, 2019 and Lincoln Day on February 19, 2019.

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: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/24/18




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Student Using Technology in the Classroom
 

We are happy to announce the Newport-Mesa Unified School District YouTube Channel.

 

You can view various district videos, such as our most recent addition of Technology in the Classroom Video, which highlights some of the advantages, opportunities, and technologies that we provide students throughout our district. You also can view an Introduction (or Overview) of NMUSD Video, 2017 State of the Schools Video, and the NMUSD 50th Anniversary Video.

 

NMUSD Board Meetings videos from January 2018 to present also are available for viewing on our YouTube Channel - NMUSD Board of Education Meeting Videos

 

Visit our Stay Connected Webpage for more ways to connect with our district.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/19/18




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Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls' Soccer Team on their Coastal Athletic League Tournament Championship win yesterday at Costa Mesa.  The team defeated Sowers 3-2 in an exciting and hard fought game and finishes the season undefeated with a record of 6 wins, 0 losses, and 1 tie.  Great job girls' soccer.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 4/12/18




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,

 

This is one of NMUSD's longest running and arguably best fieldtrip in Junior High.

Activities include:  Hiking Catalina’s infamous Trans Catalina Trail/skin diving / kayaking/ camping// Marine Biology/ Island Ecology

 

This year we are travelling and camping at pristine, Little Harbor, Catalina Island May 4-6, 2018. 

 

Attached are the 2 Catalina Permission Slips to download and sign and turn into the ASB window.

 

Cost is $375 per person 

Check written to the Ensign ASB

Submit check and permission slips to ASB window.

 

Due Date: Friday April 13 by 1pm- turned into ASB window

 

Any questions please contact:

 

Capt. Fuschetti

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 4/12/18




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Autism Awarness Family Night Fundraiser Flyer

Movie Night

Free Featured Movie

April 27, 2018 from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m

At the Harper site, 425 E 18th st., Costa Mesa

 

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

 

If you have any questions please contact the Harper Clinic at (949)515-5353 or (949)515-6838.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/10/18




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Congratulations to the 8th grade boys soccer team on their 5-0 victory over Costa Mesa yesterday in the Coastal Athletic League Tournament Championship.  The teams finishes the season undefeated with a record of 7-0 and is both league and tournament champions.  Great job boys soccer!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 4/4/18




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School safety is a concern for everyone particularly with the recent events that have occurred nationally and locally. While Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) has always prioritized safety we must continually assess our preparedness, improve our practices, and evolve with the changing times.

 

In an effort to support this important goal, Superintendent Dr. Navarro has assigned Deputy Superintendent Mr. Russell Lee Sung to immediately conduct an in-depth review of all safety related procedures, update policies and procedures (where necessary), and provide assistance to all school sites and work locations throughout the district. Since this will require focused attention in next several months, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Mr. John Drake, will temporarily assume many duties of Chief Academic Officer.

 

You may recall a communication that Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro sent to NMUSD families in February, which provided a brief overview of current safety plans and procedures. While all our schools have comprehensive safety plans to respond to safety-related incidents that meet or exceed the compliance requirements of the state, NMUSD must have a renewed focus on all safety practices.

 

Since October 2017, district administrators from various departments throughout the district met regularly to review all aspects of safety. Mr. Russell Lee-Sung facilitated this process, and has supported and worked with site principals and district management.

 

On February 27, 2018 the Board of Education directed staff to provide recommendations for improved safety. A series of immediate short-term actions items have been developed and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Physical Environment
    • Conduct site safety reviews with focus on access to campus.
  • Law Enforcement Partnership
    • Coordinate increased School Resource Officers (SRO) visibility throughout all school zones, particularly at the elementary schools.
  • Drills
    • Review, update, train, and practice safety drills to ensure they meet current needs of our ever-changing school/work environments.
  • Communication
    • Seek updated contact information for parents and guardians to ensure schools have the most accurate contact information in case of an emergency – Update Contact Information
    • Conduct emergency communication drills (email, phone call message, if cell phone is on file - text message)
    • Research district-wide anonymous reporting system
  • Positive School Culture
    • Continue to implement Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) and restorative practices.
    • Continue to use social, emotional, and behavioral health support services and assess all threats and reports of bullying.
    • Implement the Challenge Success partnership at high schools. Challenge Success is an organization that provides strategies to staff, students, and parents to create a positive academic learning environment. Based on their work with our schools, Challenge Success will offer recommendations for creating a healthier school climate.  

While these are only a few of the immediate action items, other long term safety measures must be considered on a district wide level and strategic basis after careful research and consideration.

 

Please know that safety is always at the forefront of our mind but safety requires the diligence of everyone playing an important role in contributing to a safe environment. We urge everyone to stay alert, report concerns, wait for official communication from your child’s school or our district, avoid spreading rumors or unsubstantiated information, and use good judgment and flexibility during an emergency as each incident is unique which may require modifications to our planned procedures.
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La seguridad escolar es una preocupación para todos particularmente con los eventos recientes que han ocurrido nacional y localmente. Aunque el Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa (NMUSD) siempre le ha dado prioridad a la seguridad, debemos evaluar nuestra preparación, mejorar nuestras prácticas, y evolucionar con los tiempos cambiantes.

 

Con el fin de apoyar a esta importante meta, el superintendente Dr. Navarro ha asignado al vicesuperintendente Sr. Russell Lee Sung, a llevar a cabo una revisión profunda de todos los procedimientos relacionados con la seguridad, actualizar los reglamentos y procedimientos (donde sea necesario), y proveer ayuda a todos los planteles escolares y lugares de trabajo a través del distrito. Ya que esto requerirá el enfoque especial en los siguientes meses, el director de Currículo y Enseñanza, el Sr. John Drake, asumirá muchas de las funciones del director de Asuntos Académicos.

 

Es posible que usted recuerde un comunicado que el Superintendente Dr. Navarro envió a las familias del NMUSD en febrero, el cual proveía un breve resumen de los planes y procedimientos actuales. Mientras que nuestras escuelas tienen planes de seguridad comprensivos para responder a incidentes relacionados con la seguridad que cumplen o sobrepasan los requisitos de cumplimiento del estado, el NMUSD debe tener un enfoque renovado en todas las prácticas de seguridad.

 

Desde octubre de 2017, los administradores del distrito de distintos departamentos dentro del distrito se reunieron regularmente para revisar todos los aspectos de la seguridad. El Sr. Russell Lee-Sung facilitó este proceso, y ha apoyado y trabajado con los directores escolares y la administración del distrito.

 

El 27 de febrero de 2018, la Junta de Educación dirigió al personal a proveer recomendaciones para mejorar la seguridad. Se ha desarrollado una serie de cosas inmediatas a corto plazo que incluye, pero no está limitada a, lo siguiente:

  • Entorno Físico
    • Llevar a cabo revisiones de seguridad con un enfoque en el acceso al plantel escolar.
  • Asociación con las Autoridades
    • Coordinar la visibilidad aumentada de Oficiales de Recursos Escolares (SRO) en todas las zonas escolares, particularmente en las escuelas primarias.
  • Simulacros
    • Revisar, actualizar, entrenar, y practicar los simulacros de seguridad para asegurar que cumplan con las necesidades actuales de nuestros entornos cambiantes de la escuela/trabajo.
  • Comunicación
    • Pedir información de contacto actualizada para padres y tutores para asegurar que las escuelas tengan la información de contacto más precisa en caso de emergencia – Actualizar la Información de Contacto
    • Conducir simulacros de comunicación de emergencia (correo electrónico, mensaje telefónico de voz, si existe un celular en el expediente – mensaje de texto)
    • Investigar un sistema de reporte anónimo a nivel del distrito
  • Cultura Escolar Positiva
    • Continuar aplicando los Sistemas de Intervención de Conducta Positiva (PBIS) y prácticas restaurativas.
    • Continuar usando los servicios de apoyo social, emocional y de salud conductual y evaluar todas las amenazas y reportes de acoso escolar.
    • Aplicar la colaboración Challenge Success en las preparatorias. Challenge Success es una organización que provee estrategias a personal, estudiantes, y padres para crear un entorno de aprendizaje académico positivo. Basado en su trabajo con nuestras escuelas, Challenge Success ofrecerá recomendaciones para crear un ambiente escolar más saludable.

Mientras que estas son algunas cosas de acción inmediata, se deben considerar otras medidas de seguridad a largo plazo a nivel del distrito y una base estratégica después de una cuidadosa investigación y consideración.

 

Tenga presente que la seguridad siempre está al frente de nuestra mente, pero la seguridad requiere la diligencia de todos en desempeñar un papel importante en contribuir a un ambiente seguro. Instamos a todos a estar alerta, reportar preocupaciones, esperar comunicación oficial de parte de la escuela de su niño o nuestro distrito, evitar esparcir rumores o información no confirmada, y usar su buen juicio y flexibilidad durante una emergencia ya que cada incidente es único lo cual puede requerir modificaciones a nuestros procedimientos planificados. 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/3/18




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Ahoy everyone,

 

There will be a meeting in room #42 on Tuesday to hand out permission slips for the 3 day Catalina Trip

camping / skin diving/ hiking/ kayaking and more Island activists including ecology & marine biology

 

” Sea” you all there!

 

Capt. Fuschetti

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 4/3/18




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Congratulations to the 7th grade girls and 8th grade girls’ and boys’ soccer teams on their playoff victories yesterday.  All 3 teams now move into the championship games that will take place at Costa Mesa High School Stadium on April 11 and 12. Both 8th grade teams remain undefeated, while the 7th grade girls' teams pulled off a major upset of the #1 seed.  Great job soccer!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/30/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Teachers Training

Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s (NMUSD) successful approach to curriculum adoption was featured in a case study by EdReports.org.

 

EdReports.org is an independent nonprofit designed to improve K-12 education. EdReports.org increases the capacity of teachers, administrators, and leaders to seek, identify, and demand the highest-quality instructional materials.

 

The case study reviewed NMUSD’s nine month curriculum adoption process for elementary math and English language arts instructional materials. The case study notes NMUSD’s commitment to a transparent adoption process that was data driven, aligned to state standards, and teacher-centered.

 

As part of the process NMUSD partnered with the Orange County Department of Education who supported the district with their deep knowledge and expertise to provide guidance on the adoption process, evaluation tools, professional development, and final program selection process. 

 

The adoption process began with a Steering Committee, which included educators throughout the district. The Steering Committee reviewed and determined which two instructional material programs would be piloted. The next step in the process was intensive training into the shifts in mathematics. Each program was then piloted for seven weeks.

 

After months of meetings, piloting, and evidence gathering, the materials adoption team reviewed the results and began the consensus process to select the best instructional materials for NMUSD students. The first task in the consensus process was to build a shared definition and understanding of what consensus means.

 

“The idea is that all voices are heard, and you don’t move forward until everyone, even those who most oppose it, can see the will of the group emerging,” said Mr. George Knights, director for assessments for NMUSD.

 

Based on the analysis of the results, a consensus was reached through a variety of activities designed so that all voices would be heard and eventually reveal the will of the group. At the end of the nine month process, the NMUSD Board of Education adopted the recommended math and English language arts curriculum for elementary students.

 

While the comprehensive, teacher-centered adoption process ends there, the implementation, ongoing support for students and teachers, and parent education continues.

 

The implementation process began with a summer professional development series, where teachers participated in various training opportunities to learn the new material and approaches on how to best implement the material.

 

NMUSD also has implemented a yearlong Moonlight Series, which are two hour grade specific sessions to review upcoming units of study. The lead pilot teachers from the adoption process and district staff lead these monthly sessions.

 

As part of the momentum that’s building specific with elementary math instruction, schools also began incorporating parent education sessions. Each school site has flexibility as to how they engage, educate, and provide parents with resources to support their child’s learning. Some schools have hosted “bring your parent to math class day” or “muffins and math day,” for parents to see firsthand what math looks like in the classroom today. Schools also have or will host formal parent meetings and presentations to provide a greater understanding of the state standards and how students are learning math concepts to best prepare them for future success.

 

To learn more please read the full case study by EdReports.org about NMUSD’s transparent approach to curriculum adoption.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/29/18




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 Ensign

 

Yes, after 4 months we have been approved by NMUSD for our 3 day Catalina Island Trip. There will be skin diving / hiking/ kayaking / fish lab and many more activities.  Camping @ Pristine Little Harbor Campground on the beach - back of Catalina Island - Yes you will actually get to see the sunset in the horizon at sea level:)

 

This Trip will sell out,

 

Please plan on attending the Fishing Club Meeting to receive permission slips on Tuesday April 3 @ 2:40pm in Capt, Rush’s Room #42

 

Good grades and citizenship a must & required

 

Special Guest teacher: Peg- leg Jain will be joining us too

 

Any questions please see

 

Capt. Fuschetti

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 3/29/18




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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 12 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. Walters in Room 36.

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/28/18




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Congratulations to the 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys’ soccer teams on their victories over Sowers yesterday.  With the win, the 8th grade boys finish the regular season as Coastal Athletic League Champions with an undefeated record of 5-0.  The 8th grade girls’ soccer team also won the Coastal Athletic League Championship with an overall record of 4-0-1.  All four soccer teams clinched playoff berths, which begin on Thursday.  Great job soccer!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/28/18




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Board Meeting Brief – March 27, 2018

 

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:

 

Study Session

 

2.a. Discussion on a Possible Change to a Single Student Board Member for 2018-19. It is recommended that the Board of Education discuss the options of moving to a single student board member representative including the application, selection process, and expectations of the position.

 

Recognition

 

11.a. 2018 Harbor Council PTA Reflection Program – 4th District Award Recipients. The program honors students for their achievements in six categories: literature, film/video, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and musical composition.  

 

Report

 

14.a. Report on Engineering Pathway at Costa Mesa Middle School and Costa Mesa High School. Staff members from Costa Mesa Middle School and Costa Mesa High School will report on their Engineering pathway.

 

Consent

 

17.b.4. Approve the Memorandum of Understanding between NMUSD Project Kidz Connect, After-School Program and Girls Inc. of Orange County for 2017-2018. Girls, Inc. of Orange County would like to partner with N-MUSD Project Kidz Connect, After-School Program to provide 60 hours of intentional, research-based, interactive programming in 2017-2018 school year. The curriculum is focused on academic support, building life skills, or personal development.

 

Public Hearing/Discussion Action

 

18.a. 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 2018-2019

 

19.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 2018-2019

 

Discussion/Action Calendar

 

20.a. Adopt Resolution No.31-03-18 in Support of Autism Awareness Month, April 2018. In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating national Autism Awareness Month since the 1970's. 

 

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: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/26/18




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

The final NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) turn-in date is Friday, April 13.  We will not accept late applications.

 

If your application is all filled out, you may start to turn them in to the ASB window.  It is advised not to wait until the last minute to turn in your application.

 

If you have any questions, please email them to Mrs. Cross at kkcross@nmusd.us.

 

Sample exemplary reflections for the NJHS application.

 

Thank you!

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Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 3/26/18




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,

 

A Huge Thank You to Pelagic, Salty Crew, and Hurley for donating items to sell for our Fishing Club Fundraiser.

 

We raised $1, 010.00 in the few days of the sale.

 

Ensign, thank you again for all your support

 

We are very grateful!

 

Capt. Fuschetti

 

 

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Ahoy Everyone,

 

Everything $10

 

Great deals as some items are marked well over $100 retail.

 

Fundraiser selling Pelagic/ Stance / Hurley Gear for 2 weeks starting Mon. March 19 at both lunches-

 

"Sea" you all at the fundraiser on the yard!

 

Capt. Fuschetti

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Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 3/26/18




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) congratulates Janice Duzey, Counselor at Costa Mesa High School, for receiving the Orange County Pathways Counselor Award. School counselors are invaluable in providing vital support to students in the areas of academics and mental health; they are a critical resource when it comes to student success.

 

Janice Duzey, Counselor at Costa Mesa High School

Janice Duzey Counselor at Costa Mesa High School

 

Ms. Duzey was recognized for her collaborative approach to supporting students in the areas of Career Technical Education, pathways, and preparing them for college and career success. She has worked in NMUSD for 18 years, starting at Estancia High School for one year and now serving as school counselor at Costa Mesa High School. Beyond helping students navigate the typical rigors of high school, coursework, preparation for college and beyond, she is also invaluable to students in the support of their mental health. She spends countless hours helping students and parents understand what options they have in navigating their path to success both emotionally and academically.

 

“My job is to help students identify their purpose and identify a pathway to that purpose,” said Janice Duzey.

 

Ms. Duzey finds that, while students may develop a passion in a particular area of study, some may complete a pathway and choose to go a different direction after high school. No matter what the students choose to do, completing a pathway gives them a real-life skill set beyond the typical high school graduation requirements that they can take with them regardless of the path they take in life. 

 

“I am privileged to have received such a significant honor from the county, and thankful that I found my own pathway, passion, and sense of belonging as a school counselor,” said Janice Duzey.

 

This is the first year of the Orange County Department of Education’s (OCDE) Counselor Recognition Program and Ms. Duzey was one of nine counselors to receive an award. The OC Pathways award is collaboration between the OCDE and a consortium of ten community colleges. The award recognizes counselors that help students unlock their own interests, strengths, and passion and then develop goals based on those assessments. Ms. Duzey and the other award winners were recognized at an OCDE board meeting February 14, 2018. Ms. Duzey also will be recognized at the 2018 Orange County Counselor Symposium in October 2018.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/23/18




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Professional Surfer Rob Machado visited Ensign Intermediate School to dedicate the new water station and bring every Ensign student a Rob Machado Foundation water bottle. The new station was made possible by Arbor Real Estate and the Rob Machado Foundation. 

 

Help join the fight to eliminate plastic bottles and keep our oceans clean!

 

Rob Machado and Ensign students at our new water station
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Fox
Published: 3/23/18




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Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer Teams on their victories over Back Bay rival Corona del Mar.  The girls’ team defeated CdM by a score of 4-2, while the boys’ team won 3-0.  Both teams remain undefeated and in first place in league.  Great job soccer!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/23/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

On Thursday, April 26th we would like to welcome current and future Ensign Families to our 6th Grade student Tour, 6th Grade Parent Night, and Open House. These are great events to learn about the academic and extracurricular offerings at Ensign. 

 

6th Grade Tour:  9 am- 11 am 

If your student currently attends an NMUSD elementary feeder school, please contact your school office to get further information.If you are not at one of the elementary feeder sites, and you would like your student to attend, please contact the Ensign Front Office to be added to the list of participating students. 

 

6th Grade Parent Night: 6 pm- 6:30 pm

Please join us in the Ensign Gym for a parent presentation. Due to limited parking, please utilize the lot at St. Andrews Church. 

 

Ensign Open House: 6:30pm -7:30 pm

Come meet the Ensign teachers and staff and learn about all of the great programs we have to offer. 

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Fox
Published: 3/22/18




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Congratulations to the 7th grade boys’ soccer team on their victory over Back Bay rival Corona del Mar yesterday.  The win keeps the team’s playoff chances alive with one more game next Tuesday at Sowers.  Great job boys!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/22/18




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Congratulations to the 8th grade boys’ and girls’ soccer teams on their victories over Costa Mesa.  The girls won 1-0, while the boys won 5-3.  Both teams remain undefeated and in first place.  Great job soccer!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/21/18




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Healthy Communication and Limit Setting Parent Workshop Flyer
 

Parent Workshop: Healthy Communication and Limit Setting 

Presented by: Dr. Kay Ostensen & Joy Cleary, LCSW

 


Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 9-11 am & Thursday, April 26, 2018  from 6-8 pm 
  
NMUSD – Education Center

2985 Bear Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 
 
*Note: Childcare will only be provided on April 26th 

 

Healthy Communication and Limit Setting - Parent Workshop Flyer

Healthy Communication and Limit Setting - Parent Workshop Flyer - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/20/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) and the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) are pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Caryn Broesamle, third grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary and Mrs. Amy Tupa, science teacher at Ensign Intermediate, as the 2018 Teachers of the Year.

 

Mrs. Caryn Broesamle, Lincoln Elementary

Caryn Broesamle Teach of the Year

Caryn Broesamle - Second from the right

 

Mrs. Broesamle began her career with NMUSD in 1997 and has taught at Woodland, Kaiser, Pomona, and currently at Lincoln Elementary. Mrs. Broesamle also serves as a Math Teacher Leader, where she plans and facilitates third grade math after school sessions. As a Site Tech Coordinator, she serves as a technology liaison between the school and the district, coordinating and leading technology professional development and support.

 

As a Digital Fellow, Mrs. Broesamle has demonstrated her dedication to providing students with invaluable learning through technology. She believes in creating a supportive and safe environment for students to explore and learn and uses innovative strategies to help students achieve success beyond academics.

 

“My greatest reward in teaching is the success of my students. Helping a child find the right path to becoming a reader, a writer, or a mathematician, makes my job worthwhile,” said Mrs. Broesamle.


Mrs. Amy Tupa, Ensign Intermediate

Amy Tupa Teacher of the Year

Amy Tupa – Second from the right

 

Mrs. Tupa has been in education for more than 10 years and is currently a seventh and eighth grade science teacher at Ensign Intermediate. Mrs. Tupa works tirelessly to provide a structured, welcoming, positive, and rigorous environment for students. She is known for supporting students beyond academics with a focus on their social and emotional needs. She is dedicated to helping students’ overcome obstacles. In addition to teaching science at Ensign, Mrs. Tupa is a member of several professional organizations and believes strongly in the importance of learning and personal growth. 

 

“As teachers we must constantly grow and adapt how and what we teach, through professional development, research, collaboration, as well as person reflection,” said Mrs. Tupa.

 

Teachers are nominated for this prestigious honor by their peers at each NMUSD school. Both Mrs. Broesamle and Mrs. Tupa were honored at an awards banquet hosted by the Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation in February 2018 and will be submitted for consideration in the Orange County selection process.


“We are excited to honor these passionate educators. They are a positive representation of the many dedicated and hardworking teachers throughout our district,” said Superintendent Dr. Frederick Navarro.     

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/20/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

Starting on March 21, 2018 the HOPE Clinic will be open until 5 pm on select Wednesdays of the month.

 

Please see the attached flyers for more details and a list of services.

 

Please contact the HOPE Clinic for more information at 949-515-6725.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/15/18




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Congratulations to the 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys and girls soccer teams on their victories over TeWinkle.  The 7th grade girls team picks up their first win of the season, while the 8th grade girls and boys remain undefeated at 2 and 0.  Great job soccer!

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Posted by: Gregg Savage
Published: 3/14/18




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) announces the 2018 Classified Employee of the Year awards program winners. The winners will proceed for consideration in the Orange County Classified Employees of the Year Program.

 

The Classified Employee of the Year awards program recognizes employees that go above and beyond the expectations of their job duties to provide exemplary service to students, families, and colleagues.

 

The 2018 Classified Employee of the Year winners are:

  • Daniela Logan, Office and Technical
  • Francine Harms, Transportation
  • Maria Gomez, Para Educator
  • Patricia Sanchez, Child Nutrition

 

Daniela Logan

Daniela Logan
Daniela Logan - Center
 

Daniela Logan serves as an accounting assistant III and has worked for NMUSD for more than 20 years and is the employee of the year in the category of Office and Technical. Daniela is a talented and dedicated employee whose customer service focus builds strong relationships with various departments and school employees across the district. Her positive attitude and ability to truly connect with people of varying personalities, needs, and budget knowledge make her an invaluable resource to the fiscal team and district as a whole.

 

Daniela is critical in assisting the management of programs that directly impact students such as early childhood education, after school enrichment programs, and the preschool programs. She also developed and implemented a budget training program for the school sites and departments that she supports. This gives those departments a greater understanding of the budget process. Living in Long Beach, Daniela also serves students in that area too. She is a member of the Assistance League of Long Beach Mentoring Program. In this program she serves local high school students and connects them with internship opportunities, raises funds for college scholarships, organizes career oriented workshops, and hosts cultural activities. She is dedicated to ensuring that all students know that anything is possible.

 

 

Francine Harms

Francine Harms
Francine Harms - Third from left
 

Selected as employee of the year in the category of Transportation, Francine Harms has worked with the district for more than 10 years in the transportation department. She started as a trainee bus driver and has worked her way up through the ranks and is now a bus cover driver managing 58 bus routes. Her ability to manage bus routes, placement of students, particularly those with special needs, mentoring drivers, maintaining records, and general office management makes her a perfect fit in the transportation department.

 

Francine’s charismatic personality builds camaraderie, support, and success. She regularly mentors, trains new drivers, and provides ongoing support and recommendations to experienced drivers. She comes to know drivers so well that she can actually tailor bus routes to match drivers to students that they can best connect with. Francine also has participated in the Bus In The Classroom program which teaches students with special needs life-long skills in independent mobility. She is a positive change-agent, kind hearted, and a collaborative problem solver. Francine works to build great morale amongst those around her in the workplace in many ways. Her random notes of kindness to drivers and positive inspirational quotes around the office make a deeply positive impact.

 

Maria Gomez

Maria Gomez
Maria Gomez - Center
 

Maria Gomez has worked as a special education instructional assistant at Killybrooke Elementary for 12 years, and was selected as employee of the year in the category of Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance. She is extremely creative, animated, and models good behavior for her students. Maria takes the time to get to know her students personalities, abilities, and preferences and then uses that to encourage success. She goes above and beyond what’s expected in order to help students unlock their passion and meet their full potential.

 

Maria believes in helping students become more involved, build friendships, and helping general education students become more accepting of all students. One year at a talent show, Maria had a student that loved dancing so she worked with that student to choreograph a routine along with backup dancers. She took the extra time and effort to make sure the students were prepared and comfortable. This is an example of how Maria’s passion and care, benefits more than just the students that she works with directly. Due to her years of experience Maria also is able to offer tips and ideas to colleagues on how to encourage students.

 

 

Patricia Sanchez


Patricia Sanchez
Patricia Sanchez - Second from the right
 

Patricia Sanchez has worked for NMUSD for more than 25 years. She currently works at TeWinkle Intermediate School where she has served for the past 10 years. As employee of the year in the Child Nutrition category, Patricia has served in a variety of roles in school kitchens. She displays this invaluable experience each day as she assists in the preparation of more than 700 meals at her site.

 

Patricia has a genuine care for each student and impacts their lives in a positive way each school day. She regularly encourages students to eat healthy and trade cookies and chips for fruits and vegetables. She takes time to get to know students’ favorite meals so that when they are honored with an exemplary behavior award she is sure to reward those students with their favorite foods. She is extremely flexible and cooperative in the kitchen and steps into the leadership role easily when her supervisor is absent. Patricia is able to lead and direct the work of her colleagues in a respectful and collaborative manner. She consistently exudes happiness and helpfulness in ensuring that the school lunch program is a healthy, positive place for staff and students.

 

The Classified Employees of the Year will be recognized at a future NMUSD board meeting and will be considered countywide for the Orange County Classified School Employee of the Year.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/13/18




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:

 

Study Session

2.a Estancia High School Theater Architect Selection Process and HVAC Projects Update

 

Report
13.a. Report on Technology and Innovation in PreK-12 Classrooms

 

Consent

16.a.10. & a.11. Approve Authorization to Advertise and Award Bids for HVAC Project at College Park, Davis, Pomona, Kaiser and Woodland Elementary Schools

 

16.a.12.& a.13. Approve Authorization for to Advertise and Award Bid for Fencing Project at Mariners, Newport Heights, and Wilson Elementary Schools

16.b.1. Approve 2017 National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant Award

16.c.1. Receive Newport-Mesa Unified School District Calendar of School Activities for 2019/20


16.d.4. Approve Letter of Agreement between Newport-Mesa Unified School District/Hope Clinic and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

16.d.5. Approve Contract with Challenge Success to Provide Professional Development to NMUSD High Schools

 

 

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: 3/13/18




Audience: Homepage, Webmasters and Homepage

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

 

Teachers Collaborating
 

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

 

NMUSD Prioritizes Safety
Cohesive Math Experience
Signature Academies

Featured Projects
Community Spotlight: Girls Inc.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/1/18




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Flu Vaccine Clinic 

 

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 February 28th, 2018 1-4 p.m.

BESST Center

2045 Meyer Place, Bldg. C  

Costa Mesa, CA 92627 

 

You cannot receive a flu shot if: 

  • You are sick on the day of  vaccination 
  • You have a history of GuillanBarré Syndrome 
  • You have previously had a reaction to a flu shot 

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer - English/ Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/26/18




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




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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




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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




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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




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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




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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




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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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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

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




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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




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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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Published: 6/23/17




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Published: 6/5/17




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Published: 5/31/17




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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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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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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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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