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Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

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, Corona del Mar High School and Corona del Mar Middle School

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Students Take Action to Positively Influence Global Issues

Newport-Mesa Unified School District is known for offering a wide variety of programs and opportunities to pique students’ interest, and truly prepare them for life beyond high school. However, some students are not only preparing for the outside world, they are already actively changing it.

 

Now in its fourth year, the Academy of Global Studies (AGS) at Corona del Mar (CdM) High School is making tremendous progress in teaching students to think critically, evaluate current events and global issues, and encouraging students to be actively engaged with the global community.

 

The four-year AGS program offers a full spectrum of Advanced Placement courses designed to foster critical thinking skill-based collaboration and problem solving through real-world experiences. The multidisciplinary curriculum is rooted in social science, business, technology, politics, medicine, history, and foreign language. As an AP Capstone school, the Academy students learn to thoroughly evaluate the credibility of sources, develop arguments and claims, and provide evidence of facts surrounding global issues.

 

“The academy truly captures students’ interest and imagination because it expands their vision to a world beyond what’s just at their fingertips,” said Ms. Laura Mayberry, AGS Director. “Students are empowered to learn about varying global perspectives and approaches to today’s issues and take action to resolve them,” she said.

 

AGS inspires students to make informed decisions to improve global issues, such as food shortages, poverty, the world water crisis, vaccinations, and ocean exploration, to name a few. Students learn to work independently and collaborate in groups to view an issue from varying perspectives. For example, students have explored current international conflicts to have a better understanding of contemporary current events and viewed domestic topics, like vaccinations, from an economic, ethical, and medical standpoint. The ACG also hosts a yearlong speaker series which brings speakers in to discuss topics of interest to the students. 

 

AGS student Edward Jacobs, who will be part of the first AGS graduating class in 2018, said he, like many of his peers grew up very sheltered, with a limited view of the world. “AGS gives us a tremendous advantage to seeing the world from an international perspective, which is invaluable, especially given our current political climate and global path,” he said.

 

AGS fosters partnerships with non-governmental organizations, local and international non-profits, and international partnerships with schools and government leaders in many countries, such as Brazil, El Salvador, Germany, Japan, South Africa, and Turkey. One major partnership is with the Thirst Project, which works toward improving the global water crisis. The partnership between AGS and Thirst Project has brought clean water to areas around the world afflicted by the water crisis.

 

Through a partnership with the Thirst Project incoming ninth grade AGS class commits to partner to build a well. Students research the global water crisis, its disproportionate impact on women and children, review data on the water table, diseases, deaths, demographics, current water options, source distances, and the amount of people who would be impacted if clean water was brought to the area. Students then construct a plan of action to spread awareness of the crisis and to raise funds. Once funds are raised, students select a community to build the well and track the progress and impact the well has on the community. Each well costs approximately $12,000 and all funds raised go directly to its construction.

 

In its four year partnership with the Thirst Project, AGS students have raised more than $57,000 and commissioned the construction of four wells. AGS leads the nation in fundraising for the Thirst Project and last April AGS teachers Laura Mayberry and Kareem Captan were selected as Volunteers of the Year. The Academy currently has one well in Swaziland and one well in El Salvador already pumping clean water, with two additional wells in Swaziland under construction as part of the AGS student efforts. The partnership with the Thirst Project is a grassroots movement of young people and an integral part of AGS’s commitment to empowering young people to take action and to seeing themselves as part of the larger global community. This activism has already taken root as AGS students have founded an organization, YEP for Kids, which has partnered with schools here locally and in South Africa and Swaziland to teach coding to young people.

 

As part of AGS, students also have opportunities for international academic travel to put into practice the ideas, concepts and information learned in class to see firsthand the global perspective of today’s most pressing challenges. To learn more about this program, please visit the Academy of Global Studies Website or follow them on social media, at @AGSatCDM. You can also view a short video of the well that has brought clean water to a town in El Salvador.

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




Audience: Homepage

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Board Meeting Brief – November 14, 2017

 

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:

 

10. Introduction of new staff – Dipali Potnis, Principal, TeWinkle Intermediate School

 

Report

 

13.a. Report on proposed collegiate calendar

 

Consent

 

16.e.1. Approve setting Board of Education Annual Organizational Meeting. It is recommended that the Board of Education set its annual organizational meeting on Monday, December 11, 2017, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the District Education Center and that the Board of Education conduct a review of the Board Committee Appointments list and recommend any changes to the committees included on the roster prior to the annual organizational meeting.

 

Discussion/Action

 

18.a. Approve Agreement with Optimum Energy Design (OED) for Engineering and Design Services for the 2019/20 New and Renovated Air Conditioning Projects at Various Sites. Approve the Agreement with Optimum Energy Design (OED) for mechanical, electrical, structural and architectural engineering and design services for the 2019/20 New and Renovated Air Conditioning Projects at

Harbor View Elementary, Mariners Elementary, Newport Elementary, Newport Heights Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Ensign Intermediate and Back Bay High School.

 

18.b. Approve the Office of College and Career Education to apply for Phase 3 of the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG). It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Office of College and Career Education to apply for Phase 3 of the Career

Technology Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) in the amount of $1,000,000.

 

18.c. Approve Agreement with Open-Up Resources for Support for the Grades 6 - 8 Math Pilot.

 

18.d. Approve Agreement with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) for Support of the Grades 6 - 8 Math Pilot.

 

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: Adriana Angulo
Published: 11/14/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District will host a Flu Vaccine Clinic on November 15, 2017.  Vaccines are available at no cost for non-pregnant individuals four years and older. Vaccines will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and will be given until posted time or until supplies run out. Please wear short sleeves or sleeveless top.

 

Wednesday November 15, 2017

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

HOPE Clinic

2045 Meyer Place Bldg. C

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-515-6725

 

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer - Spanish

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

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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, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

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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.  

 

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Encuasta sobre el calendario universitatio

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




Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Ensign Intermediate School and TeWinkle Middle School

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: 11/2/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

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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: Homepage and TeWinkle Middle School

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Recommendation for new principal, assigned to TeWinkle Intermediate School

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Dipali Potnis as principal of TeWinkle Intermediate School. Dr. Potnis is known for her strong instructional leadership, ability to create meaningful relationships, and fostering a welcoming school culture.

 

Dr. Potnis most recently served as assistant principal of Dana Hills High School and prior to that as activities director for San Clemente High School, both in the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD). She has served as a middle and elementary school teacher, as well as an instructional coach, within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

 

While serving as an assistant principal in the CUSD, some of Dr. Potnis’ responsibilities included the design and implementation of instructional goals and curriculum development, coordination of interventions for both the academic and behavioral success of students, and management of student discipline, among other responsibilities. She places a strong focus on proven instructional strategies, differentiated instruction for the success of all students, and data driven solutions.

 

Though she has a strong instructional background, Dr. Potnis also is known for her ability to build collaborative relationships among staff and parent communities to jointly build a positive school culture that students are excited to be a part of.

 

“I look forward to collaborating with staff and empowering each other to inspire students to achieve success,” said Dr. Dipali Potnis.

 

Dr. Potnis is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she obtained a doctorate degree in education and the University of California, Riverside, where she obtained a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in political science.

 

Dr. Potnis’ appointment is scheduled for Board of Education approval at the October 24, 2017 Board of Education meeting.

 

 

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




Audience: Homepage

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Board Meeting Brief – October 24, 2017

 

In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. A few items that may be of interest to the general public are noted below.

                                 

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:

 

Discussion/Action

 

13.a. Adopt Resolution 21-10-17 Certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Approve the Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field(s) Project, Option A or B

 

Consent

 

15.a.6. Ratify the Notice of Completion for Bid #106-17 Estancia High School - Classroom Enclosures

 

15.a.7. Ratify the Notice of Completion for Bid #103-17 Costa Mesa High School - Project Lead the Way Project

 

15.e.1. Approve Date Change of November 28, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. It is recommended that the Board of Education move the regularly scheduled Board meeting of November 28, 2017 to December 5, 2017.
 

Resolution Consent

 

17.a. Adopt Resolution No. 22-10-17 Authorizing the Superintendent to Seek a Waiver From the State Board of Education. Adopt Resolution No. 22-10-17 authorizing the superintendent to see a waiver from the State Board of Education change in trustee election system.

 

17.b. Adopt Resolution No. 23-10-17 - In Compliance with Requirements of Education Code Sections 60119 and 60422(b) - Sufficiency of Textbooks and Instructional Materials. Each year, the school district's Governing Board must ensure that they have fully complied with the requirements of Education Code 60119 and 60422(b), which establishes steps and procedures to ensure the availability of textbooks and instructional materials.
 

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: Adriana Angulo
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Homepage

Neighborhood Peers Program Flyer

Neighborhood Peers Preschool Program Website

 

Program Overview:
NMUSD’s young learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn side-by-side with their neighborhood,  same-aged peers in structured, caring preschool  classrooms. The goal of the program is for all our young learners to achieve kindergarten readiness.


For more information please Contact Coordinator of Autism  Programs Dr. Lori Williams, Psy.D. to learn more about the programs and for application information.

Phone number: (949)515-6838

Email: lawilliams@nmusd.us

 

Neighborhood Peers Preschool Program Flyer

Neighborhood Peers Preschool Program Flyer - Spanish

 

 

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

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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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

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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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Board of Education

Notice of Public Hearing

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District will hold a public hearing in compliance with education code 60119 and 60422 – sufficiency of instructional materials that are aligned to the academic content standard for school year 2017-2018.

The public hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled board of education meeting scheduled on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the District Education Center Boardroom, 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA.

 

For further information, please contact:

Vanessa Galey

Director, Special Projects

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us
 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa

Mesa Directiva de Educación

Aviso de Audiencia Pública

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa tendrá una audiencia pública en concordancia con el código de educación 60119 y 60422 – Suficiencia de materiales de instrucción alineados a las normas académicas para el año escolar 2017-2018.

La audiencia pública se llevará a cabo en conjunción con la junta regular programada para el martes, 24 de octubre de 2017, a las 6:00 p.m. aproximadamente, en la sala de juntas de la Mesa Directiva del Centro de Educación del Distrito, 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, Ca.

 

Para Información, por favor comuníquese con:

Vanessa Galey

Directora, Proyectos Especiales

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

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







Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

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




Audience: Homepage

State of the Schools BreakfastWe invite you to please view a video of the 2017 State of the Schools that Deputy Superintendent Russell Lee-Sung delivered on September 27, at our 4th annual State of the Schools Breakfast.

State of the Schools topics include:

  • Overview of NMUSD’s approach to inspire students and enrich communities.
  • Strategies on the implementation of state standards that are changing the way we teach and the way students learn.
  • Integration of technology and innovation in educational programs.
  • Enrichment opportunities for students to find their passion – visual and performing arts, athletics, career technical education, and more.
  • Supports for the whole child – Positive school climate, mental health and wellness, social-emotional support, and more.
  • Commitment to build and maintain modern facilities to enhance the student experience.
  • Recognition of the many award-winning staff and programs that make a positive difference in the lives of students.
  • Importance of community partnerships and opportunities to get involved.

You also can view a 4.5 minute video overview of Newport-Mesa Unified School District that was presented at the event.

 

Thank you for taking the time to watch this video and for your continued engagement, partnership, and support.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo
Published: 10/5/17




Audience: Homepage, Back Bay High School, Corona del Mar High School, Costa Mesa High School, Early College High School, Estancia High School, Monte Vista High School and Newport Harbor High School

College and Career Night Flyer
Date: October 18, 2017

Time: 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Venue: O.C. Fair & Events Center in the Costa Mesa Building

 

College and Career Night Flyer
College and Career Night Flyer - Spanish

 

College and Career Website

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/3/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

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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
 

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

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




Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Adriana Angulo
Published: 9/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
 

Special Notice Regarding TeWinkle Middle School Principal Community Input Forum on September 21, 2017

 

Dear TeWinkle Middle School Family,

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is currently seeking input from the TeWinkle Middle School community regarding the qualities and attributes you would like to see in the next school principal. To begin this process, the District would like to invite all families and stakeholders to the following community forum:


TeWinkle Middle School

Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room

 

We encourage you to attend the meeting at TeWinkle Middle School; however, if you are unable to attend you may provide your input online. The link to the survey is a tab on the TeWinkle Middle School website or you can access the survey by clicking the link below:

 

TeWinkle Middle School Community Input

 

The Community Forum and online input will be used in the selection process to identify the best candidate to fill the position of TeWinkle Middle School Principal. We look forward to receiving your input/suggestions.

 

For more information, please call Human Resources at (714) 424-5041.

 

Thank you.

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Noticia Especial Sobre el Foro Comunitario de Recomendaciones para el/la Director(a) de la Escuela Secundaria TeWinkle el 21 de septiembre de 2017

 

Estimadas Familias de la Escuela Secundaria TeWinkle,

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa está actualmente solicitando información de la comunidad de la escuela Secundaria TeWinkle con respecto a las cualidades y atributos que les gustaría ver en el próximo(a) director(a) de la escuela.  Para iniciar este proceso, el Distrito desea invitar a todas las familias e interesados al siguiente foro comunitario:


Escuela Secundaria TeWinkle

jueves, 21 de septiembre de 2017

6:00 p.m.

                  Salón de Multiusos

 

Le animamos a que asista a la reunión en la escuela Secundaria TeWinkle, sin embargo, si no le es posible asistir, usted puede proporcionar su recomendación en línea.  El enlace a la encuesta  se encuentra en el sitio web de la escuela TeWinkle o puede acceder a la encuesta al hacer clic en el siguiente enlace:

 

TeWinkle Middle School Community Input

 

El foro de la comunidad y su recomendación en línea se utilizarán en el proceso de selección para identificar al mejor candidato(a) para ocupar el puesto de Director(a) de la escuela Secundaria TeWinkle.  Esperamos recibir sus recomendaciones/sugerencias.

 

Para más información, llame al Departamento de Recursos Humanos al (714) 424-5041.

 

Gracias.

 

TeWinkle Community Forum Announcement
TeWinkle Community Forum Announcement - Spanish

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo
Published: 9/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Newport Mesa Unified School District
 

Board Meeting Brief – September 12, 2017

 

In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. A few items that may be of interest to the general public are noted below.

                                 

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:

 

Consent

 

15.b.2. Approve Agreement Number 10014 with the Orange County Superintendent of Schools for Participation in the Inside the Outdoors School Program for the 2017-18 School Year. The Inside the Outdoors School Program features Traveling Scientists who come to the school site

 

15.b.3. Approve Agreement Number 10032 with the Orange County Superintendent of Schools for Participation in the Inside the Outdoors Field Program for the 2017-18 School Year. The Inside the Outdoors Field Program features traveling field trips to explore the wetlands, ecosystems, ecology and living history at various sites.
 

15.d.2 - d.9. Approve Memorandum of Understanding between NMUSD and Various Community Organizations to Provide Specialized Services to Students.

 

Resolution Consent

 

16.c. Adopt Resolution 15-09-17 in Support of the United Way Campaign. Each year, the Board adopts a Resolution in support of the United Way Campaign.  This year marks the 47th year of participation in the United Way Campaign.

 

16.d. Adopt Resolution 16-09-17 Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field Project Working Group. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt resolution 16-09-17 to formalize its support to continue meetings with the neighboring community and the City of Newport Beach until the completion of sports field project.

 

Discussion/Action

 

18.a. Approve Tentative Agreement and MOU Between the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and California School Employees Association Chapter #18. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Tentative Agreement and the MOU between the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and California School Employees Association Chapter #18 for the successor contract for 2016-2019.

 

18.b. Approve Management, Confidential and Supervisor 2017-18 Compensation and Benefits. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the proposed Management, Confidential and Supervisory compensation and benefits for 2017-2018.

 

18.c. Approve 2016-17 Unaudited Actuals. Education Code Section 42100 requires the governing board to approve, on or before September 15, an annual statement of the district's receipts and expenditures for the preceding fiscal year.

 

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: Adriana Angulo
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Homepage, Back Bay High School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Ensign Intermediate School, Mariners Elementary School and Monte Vista High School

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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




Audience: Homepage

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kimberly Doyle as the new Special Education Coordinator. Ms. Doyle has more than 20 years of experience in Special Education. She has a broad range of experience in areas of autism, severe disabilities, positive behavioral support, academic curriculum and assessment, and full inclusion methodologies.

 

Ms. Doyle has served as a classroom teacher and has been an autism/preschool program specialist in the Ocean View School District. She has distinguished herself as an educational leader in her field with vast knowledge of special education law, curriculum, instructional strategies, and a passion for students with special needs.

 

“I am excited to support Newport-Mesa students, parents, and staff as the special education coordinator. I look forward to working as a team for the success of our students with special needs,” said Ms. Doyle.

 

As a preschool/autism program specialist, Ms. Doyle built an impeccable reputation for approaching a diverse range of difficult issues with empathy and respect. She works to build understanding and support for the students, schools, parents, and staff that she supports. Her ability to listen for understanding has helped guide parents through more than 1,000 Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings. She has led professional development for teachers, administrators and support staff on the implementation of educational curriculum and supervised applied behavioral analysis programs.

 

“Ms. Doyle brings with her incredible knowledge, understanding, and passion for special education,” said Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services Sara Jocham. “We are excited to have her as a member of our Newport-Mesa family,” she said.

 

Ms. Doyle received her administrative credential through the Orange County Department of Education, her master’s degree in special education and her multiple subject and special education teaching credentials from the University of San Diego, and her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from San Diego State University.

 

Ms. Doyle will begin her new role in September. Her appointment is scheduled for ratification by the Board of Education at the September 12, 2017 board meeting.              

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo
Published: 9/7/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

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

 

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

 

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

 

Upcoming Public Hearings:

 

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

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

 

September 18, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor High School Theater

600 Irvine Avenue

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

September 28, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Costa Mesa High School

Theatre

2650 Fairview Road

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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

 

October 9, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Boardroom

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Public Hearing Format:

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

Background:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Next Steps:

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Próximas Audiencias Públicas:

 

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

 

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

 

Septiembre 18, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor High School Teatro

600 Irvine Avenue

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

Septiembre 28, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Costa Mesa High School

Teatro

2650 Fairview Road

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

 

Octubre 9, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School   Sala de Conferencias

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

 

Formato de la Audiencia Pública:

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

Antecedentes:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Siguientes pasos:

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

 

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

 

 

 

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




Audience: Homepage

IT Department will be performing maintenance on District's Internet and network equipment, starting at 6:30 pm.

 

The Aeries Parent Portal will be temporarily unavailable. Please check back Saturday morning. Thank you.

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Posted by: Asim Babovic
Published: 9/1/17




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

                                 

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:

 

Presentation

10. Introduction of New Staff: Michelle O’Neill, Coordinator of Early Childhood Education, Marc Trocchio, Principal at Back Bay High School, and Amanda Estrada Principal at Newport Elementary.
 

Report

11.c. What Facilities, Maintenance and Operations Did While You Were on Summer Vacation Report. The Facilities, Maintenance and Operations team will report on the work they performed over the summer break.

 

Consent

14.a.28. Approve Agreement with Optimum Energy Design (OED) for Engineering Services for the Re-Design of the New Air Conditioning Projects at College Park Elementary, Davis Magnet, Pomona Elementary, and Wilson Elementary. It has been determined that ground installed HVAC systems will be designed and installed for all future HVAC projects.

 

14.a.29. Approve Agreement with Optimum Energy Design (OED) for Mechanical Engineering and Design Services for the 2018 New and Renovated Air Conditioning Projects at Kaiser Elementary and Woodland Elementary. The project will provide for new HVAC including cooling systems for administration, classrooms, library, and miscellaneous rooms such as teacher’s lounge.

 

14.b.6. Approve the Consulting Agreement With the Freedom Committee of Orange County for the 2017-2018 School Year. The members of the Freedom Committee of Orange County have brought the “Living History” of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Secondary Education schools for several years.

 

Discussion/Action

16.a. Set Three Public Hearing Dates to Receive Community Input on Draft Boundary Maps and Sequence of Elections Regarding Trustee Areas in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. It is recommended that the Board of Education set three public hearings to receive community input on draft boundary maps and sequence of elections regarding Trustee Areas in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
     
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

 

Dr. Fred Navarro, Superintendent

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo
Published: 8/21/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

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

 

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program Flyer

 

Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals Online
 

Add Funds to your Student’s Meal Account Online

 

 

 

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




Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar High School and Corona del Mar Middle School

Pursuant to the State of California Public Resources Code Section 21165 and the Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act as amended to date, notice is hereby given that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (District or N-MUSD), as Lead Agency, is circulating for public review a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) for the Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field(s) project.

 

For more information please read the following resources:

 

Notice of Availability of Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field(s) Project PDF

 

Corona del Mar High School Sports Field Project

 

Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/11/17




Audience: Homepage and Newport Harbor High School
Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/10/17




Audience: Newport Elementary School and Homepage

Amanda Estrada
 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Amanda Estrada as principal of Newport Elementary School. In her 12 years at NMUSD, Ms. Estrada has been a teacher in grades one, two, four and five, and most recently she served as assistant principal of College Park and Mariners Elementary Schools.

 

“I look forward to continuing the great work at Newport Elementary, while collaborating with students, staff and the school community to further improve learning opportunities for students,” said Ms. Amanda Estrada.

 

As an administrator within the district, Ms. Estrada has successfully built relationships with teachers and the school community to further a school’s vision. She has managed disciplinary issues using positive restorative practices, led the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Systems, worked closely with the special education team to develop and implement Student Study Team processes, build intervention programs, coordinate state testing, and evaluate classified and certificated staff.

 

“Ms. Estrada is an excellent communicator, always collaborative and compassionate in her approach to ensuring that students receive the best education,” said Kurt Suhr, Executive Director of Elementary Education.

 

Ms. Estrada brings with her a strong understanding of the district’s priorities, instructional programs and strategies, and restorative practices. During her tenure at NMUSD she has served in various adjunct positions including grade level chair, leadership team, school site council, GATE trainer, Rigorous Curriculum Design team and Positive Behavior Intervention Systems coach.   

 

Ms. Estrada will begin her new role on August 1, 2017. Her appointment is scheduled for ratification by the Board of Education at the August 22, 2017 board meeting. 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/26/17




Audience: Homepage, Back Bay High School and Monte Vista High School

Marc Trocchio
 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Marc Trocchio as the new principal of Back Bay/Monte Vista High School. Mr. Trocchio has nearly 20 years of experience in education. He is known for his ability to connect with students, staff and parents to develop trust that contributes to a positive and cohesive school environment.

 

“I pride myself on being student focused, responsive and open minded when discussing placement of students,” said Marc Trocchio. “I am excited to collaborate with colleagues on the alternative education needs of our students,” he said.

 

Mr. Trocchio most recently served as assistant principal of Marina High School and Fountain Valley High School for the Huntington Beach Union High School District. He also has served as assistant principal of San Dieguito Academy and La Costa Canyon High School for the San Dieguito Union High School District. Mr. Trocchio began his career as a guidance counselor and teacher.

 

“Mr. Trocchio’s background in counseling and administrative leadership, make him an ideal leader for our alternative education program,” said Chief Academic Officer Mr. Russell Lee-Sung.

 

Some of Mr. Trocchio’s administrative experiences include successfully implementing restorative practices, overseeing student safety and discipline, developing staff collaboration time and Professional Learning Communities. He has collaborated among various district departments and school sites to create comprehensive counseling and wellness programs, develop master schedules, lead WASC teams and manage special education cases.  

 

Mr. Trocchio is happily married to his wife Kelli, and they have three kids; Jack - 12, Ben - 10, and Mary Jean - 5.

 

Mr. Trocchio’s appointment is scheduled for ratification by the Board of Education at the August 22, 2017 board meeting. His transition to NMUSD is being finalized with his current district.

                                   

 

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/20/17




Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Newport Harbor High School, TeWinkle Middle School and Homepage

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




Audience: Early College High School and Homepage

Early Colelge High School Ribbon-Cutting Invite

Early College High School Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8 am

2990 E. Mesa Verde Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Please join us as we commemorate the completion of the modernization project at Early College High School. 

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/12/17




Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces New Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Tim Holcomb as the Assistant Superintendent, Chief Operating Officer and Mr. Jeff Trader as Chief Financial Officer.

 

Tim Holcomb, Assistant Superintendent, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Tim Holcomb, Chief Operating Officer 
 

Mr. Holcomb has more than 30 years of experience and is known for leading organizations through large financial and operational management improvement programs while maintaining client and staff satisfaction. Having served as the Interim Chief Operating Officer for NMUSD since December 2016, Mr. Holcomb has been the principal advisor to the Board of Education and the superintendent in matters related to non-instructional areas of the district. The Business Services Division, which he will continue to oversee, includes non-instructional business operations such as facilities, maintenance and operations, technology, transportation and fiscal services.

 

Prior to joining NMUSD, Mr. Holcomb has served as a senior executive for large and small private company consultancies and public agencies where he has advised numerous California school Districts. He also has previously served as an interim deputy superintendent for Capistrano Unified School District and served as deputy superintendent for Anaheim Union High School District for seven years. At Anaheim Union, he led the development and implementation of best business practices in relation to the districts operational and financial management that successfully recovered approximately $80 million in state school facilities funding that had previously been denied.



 

 

Jeff Trader, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jeff Trader, Chief Financial Officer

                                                      

Mr. Jeff Trader has been with NMUSD for 19 years and has served as manager, director, and administrative director responsible for managing the district’s financial operations. In his role as chief financial officer, Mr. Trader will have greater oversight of the district’s financial operations which includes accounting, budgeting, payroll, purchasing, property and liability, and attendance accounting.

 

Mr. Trader has a strong understanding of the complexities and uncommon challenges that NMUSD faces as a community funded (basic aid) district. He closely follows the local and state labor housing markets, which directly affect community funded districts. 

 

Some of Mr. Trader’s success at NMUSD includes reduction of cash receipt processing time by 20 percent, decreased banking fees by ten percent, elimination of a five year archival backlog, and streamlined independent vendor contractor procedures to name a few.

 

Mr. Trader has been lauded for clearly and effectively communicating the district’s financial vision and ensuring that the district remains financially stable. He represents the district as president of the Southern Orange County Property/Liability Joint Powers Authority and oversight board member for the Orange County and Costa Mesa Redevelopment Successor Agencies and stays up to date on all aspects of school financial operations.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 7/6/17




Audience: Homepage

Summer meals for kids and teens are being served in your community!  This is open to all children 18 and younger with no enrollment and no cost. Please see the attached flyers and links below for more details.


 


 

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Posted by: Annette Franco
Published: 6/29/17




Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce Michelle O’Neill as the new Coordinator of Early Childhood Education.

 

Ms. Michelle O’Neil has been with NMUSD since 2001, most recently serving as an autism specialist. As an autism specialist, she supports and collaborates with teachers to assist them in successfully managing and executing specialized instruction and behavior management plans tailored to students with autism. Prior to this position, Ms. O’Neill also served as an applied behavioral analysis preschool special education teacher.

 

Ms. O’Neill has supported general education and special education programs for students from preschool through sixth grade. She has developed and implemented curriculum for language arts, math, reading, and social skills. Ms. O’Neill has successfully built staff capacity as a mentor teacher and has been instrumental to providing preschool programs in the least restrictive environment based on federal and state guidelines.

 

“Ms. O’Neill has a strong understanding of preschool curriculum, child development, teacher support programs, preschool testing and the overall dynamics of a preschool classroom,” said Dr. Lori Williams, coordinator of autism programs for NMUSD.

 

In her new role, Ms. O’Neill will assist in the development and implementation of a staff development plan for early literacy, provide training and classroom coaching for early literacy and language development and lead staff in the analysis of student assessment data to help plan for program improvement and classroom instruction.

 

Ms. O’Neill received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, her early childhood special education credential from California State University, Fullerton and her Masters of Science Education Administration Credential from the University of California, Irvine.

 

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Posted by: Annette Franco
Published: 6/28/17




Audience: Homepage, Back Bay High School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Early College High School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Harbor High School and TeWinkle Middle School
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/23/17




Audience: Homepage and Newport Elementary School

The Newport Mesa Unified School District is currently seeking input from the Newport Elementary School community regarding the qualities and attributes you would like to see in the next school principal. To begin this process, the District would like to invite all families and stakeholders to the following community forum:

 

Newport Elementary School

Thursday, July 6, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room

 

We encourage you to attend the meeting at Newport Elementary School; however, if you are unable to attend you may provide your input online. The link to the survey is a tab on the Newport Elementary School website or you can access the survey by clicking the link below:

 

Newport Elementary Community Input

 

The Community Forum and online input will be used in the selection process to identify the best candidate to fill the position of Elementary School Principal. We look forward to receiving your input/suggestions.

 

For more information, please call Human Resources at (714) 424-5041.

 

Thank you.

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




Audience: Homepage

Newport Mesa Unified School District Logo

As Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) celebrated its 50th Anniversary in the 2016/17 school year, it was an opportune time to consider re-designing the district logo. The new logo has been adopted and will be phased in starting in July.

 

In recent years, multiple versions of the previous NMUSD logo existed and were used interchangeably. The new logo was adopted in an effort to create consistent branding and to more accurately represent a unified district, inclusive of its various communities.

 

The new logo was designed based on input from a logo re-design committee, which included students, certificated and classified staff, administrators, community members and board member representatives. The logo is reflective of the district’s values of collaboration, unity and forward thinking/forward movement, as described by the logo re-design committee.

 

“I appreciate and commend the committee for their vision that resulted in a modern and bold reflection of our forward-thinking district,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “We have strong ties to our community and our new logo reflects our unified approach to education,” he said. 

 

The logo is professional, modern, unique and visually appealing. It includes multicolored triangular shapes moving upward. The colors are representative of the district’s four school zones and the triangular shapes can be seen as arrows, fish, birds, or other items meant to symbolize individuals working together toward a common goal. Teachers may see the logo as them guiding students, principals may see it as a collaborative approach to working with students, staff and local communities, community members may see it as having an active role within the schools, students may see it as diverse student populations working together toward a common goal. As with all art, it is subjective and story of the NMUSD logo will be as unique as the person interpreting it.

 

The NMUSD logo is timeless, yet current. While other school district logos contain dated imagery, such as apples, books, and pencils – all appropriate representations of education for their time, NMUSD’s logo is something that will work well into the future, without relying on period specific imagery that can become quickly outdated in the rapidly changing world of education.

 

The new logo will slowly replace the district’s current logo of an oval containing a sailboat on one side of a curved line and two people holding hands on the other side. In an effort to be fiscally responsible the new logo will be phased in through a cost effective approach. The plan is to implement the new logo on all digital items and other no-cost items first and replace the logo on other items as current stock is depleted or the during the typical re-order cycle. Although, this will result in a few years with both logos, the district’s obligation to be fiscally responsible outweighs the need to fully implement the new logo at one time.

 

As we complete the district’s 50th anniversary celebration and close one chapter in the Newport-Mesa history, we look forward to the next chapter of excellence in education.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 6/16/17




Audience: Homepage

Brief Overview:

 

Academics: NMUSD students will receive quality instruction based on meaningful lessons that incorporate creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and innovative uses of technology. We continuously expand rigorous, relevant, high-interest programs to prepare and support students to meet the demands and rigor of college and industry standards beyond graduation.

 

Behavior: NMUSD provides support systems for the emotional, behavioral and mental well-being of students. We utilize intervention systems to encourage students to become independent, responsible thinkers and problem solvers by providing opportunities to learn from the impact of their choices.

 

Community: Community partnerships are integral to the success of our students and we build and foster meaningful partnerships and shared commitment with community organizations. Our students are provided opportunities to apply their learning and skills in real world settings while serving and enhancing our community.

 

To view the full District Priorities please click on the following link:

District Priorities 2017-18

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 6/13/17




Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Early College High School, Ensign Intermediate School and TeWinkle Middle School
If you are interested in an alternative to the typical large high school and are motivated, mature, and ready for the challenge of college classes, you are a perfect "fit" for our program!
 
Please read the Early College High School Information Flyer for more information or visit: earlycollege.nmusd.us
 
Early College High School is accepting applications now through June 30, 2017.
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/6/17




Audience: Homepage, Ensign Intermediate School, Kaiser Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Whittier Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/5/17




Audience: Homepage, Back Bay High School, Corona del Mar High School, Costa Mesa High School, Early College High School, Estancia High School, Monte Vista High School and Newport Harbor High School
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/1/17




Audience: Homepage and College Park Elementary School

Dear College Park Elementary School Family,

 

The Newport Mesa Unified School District is currently seeking input from the College Park Elementary School community regarding the qualities and attributes you would like to see in the next school principal. To begin this process, the District would like to invite all families and stakeholders to the following community forum:

 

College Park Elementary School

Thursday, June 8, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room

 

We encourage you to attend the meeting at College Park Elementary School; however, if you are unable to attend you may provide your input online. The link to the survey is a tab on the College Park Elementary School website or you can access the survey by clicking the link below:

 

College Park Community Forum Principal Input

 

The Community Forum and online input will be used in the selection process to identify the best candidate to fill the position of Elementary School Principal. We look forward to receiving your input/suggestions.

 

For more information, please call Human Resources at (714) 424-5041.

 

Thank you.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 6/1/17




Audience: Homepage

Neighborhood Peers Preschool Program Flyer
Neighborhood Peers Preschool Program Flyer

 

We are now enrolling in our Neighborhood Peer Preschool Program!

 

We invite Neighborhood Peers(ages 3 and 4) to participate in our Seahorse & Starfish preschool autism classrooms.  

 

For more information please call - 949-515-6838. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 5/31/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/31/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/23/17




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition

11.a. Recognition of Employee Super Star Awards with Brief Reception Following. The Super Star program recognizes employees who go far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect. This is what excellence is all about. It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying attention to the smallest detail, and going the extra mile. Celebrating excellence is an important part of the Board of Education's recognition of the contributions made by employees of the Newport- Mesa Unified School District.

 

Reports

14.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report - 2010's. It is recommended that the Board of Education receive this report from the Newport Harbor High School student board members reflecting back on what it was like to be in school in the 2010's in Newport-Mesa.

 

14.c. Report on Elementary English Language Arts/English Language Development Pilot. Education Services along with K-6 elementary lead teachers will report on the process and results for the elementary ELA/ELD instructional materials pilot.

 

Consent

16.b.1. Accept Grant From the City of Costa Mesa and Costa Mesa United for Sports Facility Improvements for Costa Mesa High School. Approve the grant from the City of Costa Mesa and Costa Mesa United for sports facility improvements at Costa Mesa High School, which includes installation of a women’s batting cage at Costa Mesa High School. 
 

Discussion/Action

17.a. Approve Bridges in Mathematics by Math Learning Center as the Kindergarten Through Grade 5 Instructional Materials for Elementary Math. The office of K12 Curriculum & Instruction and the Elementary ELA/ELD Instructional Materials Pilot Team recommends Bridges in Mathematics by Math Learning Center as the core instructional materials adoption for Kindergarten through Grade 5.

 

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

 

17.c. Approve 2017-18 PreK-12 District Priorities. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2017-18 PreK-12 Board's District Priorities.

 

 

Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting.
May 23, 2017 NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
     
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

 

 

Dr. Fred Navarro, Superintendent

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 5/22/17




Audience: Homepage, College Park Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Paularino Elementary School and Sonora Elementary School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) is pleased to announce the recommendation of Mr. Jeff Gall as assistant principal of Costa Mesa Middle School.

 

Mr. Jeff Gall, who currently serves as interim assistant principal of Costa Mesa Middle School, has more than 25 years of experience in education, with the majority spent within NMUSD. For the past ten years, Mr. Gall has served as the lead high school counselor at Costa Mesa High School, and has established meaningful relationships with both the middle and high school community.

 

“Jeff has proven to be an effective counselor and site administrator,” Said Costa Mesa High School Principal Jake Haley. “His unique background, experience and knowledge of the campus culture make him an excellent choice for assistant principal.”

 

In addition to his experience in counseling, Mr. Gall has served in many leadership roles including summer school administrator, assistant principal and principal. He has experience in implementing rigorous, standards based instruction and curriculum. He has developed and implemented master schedules and has effectively managed budgets, staff and compliance matters.

 

Mr. Gall is known for his enthusiastic, approachable and thoughtful approach to ensuring that students’ maintain a path toward success. He makes it a priority to understand students’ needs and shows a genuine interest in their lives.

 

Mr. Gall’s appointment is scheduled for approval by the Board of Education at the May 23, 2017 board meeting.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/22/17




Audience: Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School, ~Demo: Newport Mesa School and Homepage

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

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




Audience: Estancia High School and Homepage

Estancia High School Aquatics Center

Public Meeting, June 5

6 -7 pm

Estancia High School - Library

2323 Placentia Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Estancia Pool Rendering

(photo above: aquatics center rendering)
 

For more information: Click the flyer link below, check the facilities projects website or contact Ara Zareczny, Director, Facilities Development at AZareczny@nmusd.us or (714) 424-7522.

 

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

Young Athletes Program

Friday, June 2, 2017

9 am - 12 pm

Estancia High School

Jim Scott Stadium

 

Young Athletes Program Flyer

See link to flyer below or contact Jacqueline Gonzales for more information at jgonzalez@nmusd.us or 714-424-5058

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and Homepage

Special Olympics Soccer Event

May 22, 2017

9 am - 12 pm

Costa Mesa High School - Mustangs Field

 

Special Olympics Flyer
 

See link to flyer below or contact Jacqueline Gonzales for more information at jgonzalez@nmusd.us or 714-424-5058

 

 

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

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




Audience: Homepage, Back Bay High School, Corona del Mar High School, Costa Mesa High School, Early College High School, Estancia High School, Monte Vista High School and Newport Harbor High School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) recognized six high school seniors for their exceptional character leadership traits. For the fifth year in a row, Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro recognized one graduating senior from each high school who exemplifies one of the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

 

Each high school is asked to submit the names of six seniors they believe are exemplars of each pillar of character. A district team reviews the 36 nominations and selects one student from each school that best represents one of the six pillars of character. In May each student received a surprise visit at their school from and was presented a letter of recognition and an invitation to be recognized by the Board of Education at the June 13, 2017 Board Meeting. A banner for each student will be displayed in the district lobby with a photo of each student, name of their high school and their character trait. The banners will remain throughout the 2017-18 school year.

 

“This is one of my favorite awards because it allows us an opportunity to acknowledge students for just being genuinely good people,” said Superintended Dr. Fred Navarro. 

 

Congratulations to the following students selected as Character Trait Award Winners:

 

Philandell Campaner

Philandell Campaner
Back Bay High School

Character Trait: Respect

 

Back Bay High School administration shared the following about Philandell:

 

As a student of martial arts Philandell applies the philosophy of the sport to those around him. He shows restraint, is slow to anger, and uses his thoughts as a tool to help others. He learned early in life that to be successful in school you had to do the work, question the content not the teacher, and ask for help. He demonstrates his respect for the classes he is in by engaging in the course work and participating in discussions. He learned not to judge others who have failed because he himself has failed and from his own failures he learned to empathize with students who are struggling. He has volunteered as a math tutor on campus and supports other students in the classroom. He also embraces discipline and restraint. As a site council member Phil was able to participate with adults and staff members and joined in discussions.

 

Haley Cohen

Haley Cohen
Corona del Mar High School

Character Trait: Caring

 

Corona del Mar High School administration shared the following about Haley:

 

Haley is known to have a genuine compassion and concern for others. She exemplifies kindness in all walks of her life. She is especially mindful of caring for nature, wildlife, the local environment, and making the world a better place to live. She is a responsible citizen of the planet and is dedicated to recycling and learning about renewable resources. Reaching out to others comes naturally for Haley. She will stand up for others, be inclusive of all, and do the right thing, even when no one is looking. She has a warm and welcoming spirit which draws people to her. Haley has a natural propensity to help and serve anyone in need. 

 

 

 

Cassidy Crandall
  Cassidy Crandall
Costa Mesa High School

Character Trait: Trustworthiness

 

Costa Mesa High School administration shared the following about Cassidy:


Cassidy is trustworthy, authentic, spirited and mature. As the current Associated Student Body President she takes initiative, shows up on time prepared for classes and school activities and she is well respected by her peers. She is without a doubt going to be missed next year and we are excited that she is pursuing her passion in special education and desires to be a teacher. Cassidy is always willing to help others in need and future students will be so lucky to be loved by her.

 

 

Andrew Mance

Andrew Mance
Early College High School

Character Trait:  Fairness

 

Early College High School administration shared the following about Andrew:


Andrew is a member of the Associated Student Body and is very dedicated. However, his true strength is his personality. He is affable, light hearted and sincere. Andrew is always willing to participate in class and he always treats his peers with kindness. He listens to their ideas and if he disagrees he does so respectfully. His body language and mannerisms during class discussions also speak to how intently he listens to others and respects their perspectives. He cares about the well-being of his peers and is balanced in his judgment.

 

 

Yvonne Padilla
Yvonne Padilla
Estancia High School

Character Trait: Responsibility

 

Estancia High School administration shared the following:
 

Yvonne Padilla represents responsibility in all ways and forms at Estancia High School. For the past three years, Yvonne has had an active and positive role on campus. She is president of the World Cultures Club and National Honors Society. In addition, Yvonne is one of the most reliable and positive leaders in our Associated Student Body Program on campus. Yvonne shows responsibility on campus and off campus due to the fact that she is an organized person and plans ahead every day to ensure that she takes care of her personal and student obligations. She works well under stress and she is someone that works efficiently and consistently. She is a committed individual who helps everyone when they are in need. In addition to showing dedicated responsibility she is fair with everyone. She is full of integrity and exhibits true leadership skills every day as she undertakes many leadership roles on campus. She is impressive! A true hard working and dependable student! 

 

 

Jose A La Torre
Jose A La Torre
Newport Harbor High School

Character Trait: Citizenship

 

Newport Harbor High School administration shared the following:


Jose is a genuinely friendly, funny, hardworking, determined, resilient and a talented young man. He truly knows he is blessed with great educational opportunities and doesn’t take it for granted.  He engages in class and develops positive relationships with his teachers. He is willing to help his peers in class when they are struggling. He found out how rewarding this was and decided to volunteer as a tutor for a local elementary school last year and is now tutoring current peers. Jose is active in school and is currently the Associated Student Body Vice President, Drum Major of the marching band, and has held leadership positions with several other campus clubs. He makes his family very proud because he is not only a good student and leader but a reliable and helpful member of the family.

 

Congratulations to the 2017 Superintendent Character Trait Award Winners!

 

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




Audience: Homepage

Visual Arts Showcase Flyer
Visual Arts Showcase Flyer

 

Date: Tuesday, May 30
Time: 5:00 pm - Opening Performance
          6:00 pm - Awards Ceremony

Location: Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College.

 

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 5/16/17




Audience: Homepage, Back Bay High School, Corona del Mar High School, Costa Mesa High School, Early College High School, Estancia High School, Monte Vista High School and Newport Harbor High School

Online Driver Education - Registration begins on May 22, 2017

 

The online course accommodates 150 students and will be available after 3 pm on May 29, through 3 pm on June 18, 2017.

 

The State of California requires 30 hours studying Driver Education before a learners permit is obtained. This online driver education course allows students to study at their own pace, on their schedule, any time of the day or night. This course sets the foundation for behind-the-wheel Driver Training and is in accordance with the guidelines set by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Upon successful completion, students will receive a DMV- approved certificate of completion. Students may begin taking the online classes on May 29, after 3pm and must complete the course by June 18, 2017 at 3 pm. All students must be 15 years or older on the day the course starts and have internet access to enroll.  All communication related to this program will be delivered by email.

 

VERY IMPORTANT! All students must have opted to agree to the Student Use of Technology Agreement during the registration process to access the class content. This can still be done on your school’s registration page.

 

To register please visit our Online Drivers Education website on May 22, 2017 and fill out the online application.

 

Please contact Tere Russell for more information or questions, trussell@nmusd.us.

 

Please note that Newport-Mesa Unified School District does not offer Driver Training, otherwise known as behind-the-wheel instruction.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/10/17




Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School and Costa Mesa Middle School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Recommendations for New Principal of Costa Mesa Middle School and New Assistant Principal of Corona del Mar High School

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) is pleased to announce the recommendation of Dr. Jennifer Padilla as principal of Costa Mesa Middle School and Mr. Daniel Valenzuela as assistant principal of Corona del Mar High School.

 

Dr. Jennifer Padilla (recommended principal of Costa Mesa Middle School)

 

Dr. Padilla has 17 years of experience as an educational leader in various school districts throughout southern California. She is known for her collaborative approach in building relationships with staff, students and parents to provide a safe and enriching learning environment for all students.

 

Throughout her educational career, Dr. Padilla has coordinated intervention and enrichment courses, collaboratively designed and implemented staff professional development for site and district initiatives, articulated with feeder schools to provide seamless transitions for incoming students, developed and implemented the district’s multi-tiered systems of support framework, implement a positive behavior support program, including the development of school-wide behavior expectations matrix, lessons and reinforcement systems.

 

In her most recent role Dr. Padilla serves as the interim principal for John H. Glenn High School in Norwalk. She also has served as summer school principal and assistant principal, responsible for the overall management of school operations, curriculum and instruction, attendance, discipline, security and facilities.

 

“My vision for education is to provide students with a rigorous and balanced combination of academic, career technical, and extra-curricular challenges coupled with systematic systems of supports and enrichment,” said Dr. Jennifer Padilla.

 

Dr. Padilla’s previous roles include serving as dean of students at Norwalk High School, where she was responsible for the site security plan - including emergency procedures and drills, attendance intervention programs, and evaluations of security and classified staff. She also served as assistant principal and an English teacher at Silverado High School in Victorville.

 

Additional responsibilities at Silverado High School include Dr. Padilla serving as an adviser for the yearbook, journalism, multi-media communications academy and dance club. She also served as WASC team leader and school site council representative, in addition to serving on the district’s assessment committee.

 

Mr. Daniel Valenzuela (recommended assistant principal of Corona del Mar High School)

 

Mr. Valenzuela has been a teacher for the past eight years at Estancia High School and currently serves as the interim assistant principal at Corona del Mar High School. His experience as an effective educational leader has garnered the respect of his fellow peers, parents, students, and members of the community. Mr. Valenzuela builds positive relationships with intellect and compassion by leading with a communicative and collaborative approach.

 

During his time as a teacher at Estancia High School, Mr. Valenzuela served as the World Language Department Chair and taught several Spanish courses, leveraging instructional strategies and the use of technology to engage students and reinforce learning. In 2011 he was awarded teacher of the year and in 2013 he received a NMUSD Superstar Award.

 

In his most recent role as the interim assistant principal for Corona del Mar High School, Mr. Valenzuela has gained invaluable experience working as an administrator in the front office and insight into the overall management of a high school campus. Working alongside administrators, counselors, and teachers Mr. Valenzuela has a deeper understanding of school operations, curriculum and instruction, attendance, discipline, security and facilities, and disaster preparedness. He is also a member of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) team, fostering a positive school climate.

 

“As assistant Principal I hope to foster a campus culture that students want to be a part of and assist in the continual development of an academic program that is rigorous, student centered, and engaging,” said Mr. Valenzuela.

 

Mr. Valenzuela obtained his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration through Concordia University, his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Culture, and his minor in Educational Studies from UC Irvine.

 

Both appointments are scheduled for approval by the Board of Education at the May 9, 2017 board meeting.

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




Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar High School and Corona del Mar Middle School
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/8/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Reports

 

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

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

 

Consent

 

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

 

Discussion/Action

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

May 9, 2017 Full Board Meeting Agenda

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

 

 

Dr. Fred Navarro, Superintendent

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




Audience: Homepage, Back Bay High School and Monte Vista High School

Dear Back Bay/Monte Vista High School Family,

 

The Newport Mesa Unified School District is currently seeking input from the Back Bay/Monte Vista High School community regarding the qualities and attributes you would like to see in the next school principal. To begin this process, the District would like to invite all families and stakeholders to the following community forum:

 

Back Bay/Monte Vista High School

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room

 

We encourage you to attend the meeting at Back Bay/Monte Vista High School; however, if you are unable to attend you may provide your input through this Principal Input Online Survey

 

The Community Forum and Online Input will be used in the selection process to identify the best candidate to fill the position of High School Principal.  We look forward to receiving your input/suggestions.

 

For more information, please call Human Resources at (714) 424-5041.

 

Thank you.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

Dear Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Parents,

 

In August 2016, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board of Education gave direction to staff to begin the process of evaluating and piloting new elementary math instructional materials.  Through this collaborative, seven month pilot process, NMUSD K-5 teachers and staff have identified Bridges in Mathematics by Math Learning Center as the comprehensive set of kindergarten to fifth grade math instructional materials that will best meet the needs of NMUSD students and teachers. 

 

As you may recall from previous communications, this process began with assembling a steering committee of teachers and administrators to develop and guide the pilot process and future recommendation to the Board of Education. The steering committee identified two viable sets of instructional materials that were implemented, analyzed and evaluated in select primary and upper grade classrooms at each site. Teachers used and evaluated each set of materials for seven weeks and then collaboratively reached consensus that Bridges in Mathematics is the best set of K-5 math instructional materials for NMUSD.

 

As part of the evaluation process parents and students in pilot classrooms were provided an opportunity to provide feedback on the instructional materials.  Community members were able to review website links to publishers and provide feedback through the District Elementary Math Instructional Materials Pilot website.

 

We are grateful for the guidance and leadership of our Board of Education and their commitment to ensure that we provide teachers with opportunities to identify the best resources to prepare our students for the ever-changing world. District staff will report on the pilot process and the resulting recommendation of Bridges in Mathematics at the Board of Education meeting on May 9, 2017.  Bridges in Mathematics materials will be on display for public review in the Sanborn Building from May 10, 2017 to May 23, 2017.  A recommendation for final approval will go forward to the Board of Education on May 23, 2017.

 

We appreciate your feedback and support throughout the process and will continue to provide communication to our school community to work toward a seamless adoption process.  

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/2/17







Audience: Homepage and Rea Elementary School

Dear Rea Elementary School Family,

 

The Newport Mesa Unified School District is currently seeking input from the Rea Elementary School community regarding the qualities and attributes you would like to see in the next school principal. To begin this process, the District would like to invite all families and stakeholders to the following community forum:

 

Rea Elementary School
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:15 p.m.
Multi-Purpose Room

 

We encourage you to attend the meeting at Rea Elementary School; however, if you are unable to attend you may provide your input online. The link to the survey is a tab on the Rea Elementary School website or you can access the survey by clicking the link below:

 

Rea Elementary School New Principal Survey  

 

The Community Forum and online input will be used in the selection process to identify the best candidate to fill the position of Elementary School Principal. We look forward to receiving your input/suggestions.

 

For more information, please call Human Resources at (714) 424-5041.

 

Thank you.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 5/1/17




Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 4/26/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

Super-Star Awards

“Celebrating Excellence”

Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…

 

This is what excellence is all about.

It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying

attention to the smallest detail and going the extra mile.

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

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted for Employee

Super-Stars. Nominations need to be received

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

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and

complete the Online Nomination Form. You may submit your

nomination anonymously, if desired. All nominations will be

considered by the Super-Star Awards Selection

Committee. Recipients will be honored at a Board of

Education meeting and receive a pin, certificate and a

personally engraved award plaque.

 

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

specific about the individual’s unique and compelling

contribution(s).

 

Questions about the Superstar Program? Contact V-Esther Caldwell in Classified

Personnel at vcaldwell@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/24/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition

 

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

 

Reports

 

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

 

Consent

 

Various routine contractual agreements related to the following:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Resolution Consent

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
     
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro
Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/24/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Davis Magnet School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

 

The application window is open now until May 3, 2017. Please submit completed applications to your schools front office.

 

Summer Music Academy

Students currently in Grades 3-6 will learn how to read music and play an instrument. Instruction will be offered in music reading and playing on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, baritone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion and electric bass. Students will be provided the use of clarinets, trumpets, or violins, student method (instrument) books and music theory exercises. There will be a culminating concert at the end of the program.

 

 

Summer Engineering Academy

Students currently in Kinder – Grade 6 have an exciting opportunity to explore earth science concepts through a series of investigations with an emphasis on engineering, exploration, data collection and interpretation. The Academy will provide students with an understanding of science that will stimulate curiosity, develop thinking skills, promote confidence, and support the Next Generation Science Standards and New State Standards.

 

For more information please click on the resources below:

2017 Summer Programs Flyer

2017 Summer Programs Flyer - Spanish

2017 Summer Program Application

2017 Summer Program Application - Spanish

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

 

The annual Pilot Cup registration window is open!  This event is open to students in grades 3 through 6. It will be held Tuesday, May 30th through Sunday, June 4th, 2017.

 

Please click on the attached items for more information, entry forms, and the rules and regulations.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/6/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/3/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

 

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

 

The 2017 NMUSD Classified Employee of the Year winners are:

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

Please click here to read news item for more information!

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Report:

 

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

 

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

 

Discussion/Action:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro
Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/27/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

The NMUSD Board of Education at its February 28,2017 meeting called for the equalization of trustee area boundaries by population, and initiated the change to voting by trustee area elections, commencing with the November 2018 Board of Education elections.

 

As part of the adjustment of trustee area boundaries, the District will conduct two initial public hearings to review trustee area boundaries and receive public input.

 

Please read the attached press release for public hearing dates and more information.

 

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - English

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - Spanish

 

Thank you,

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

The California Department of Education has designed a new accountability system that gives a more robust view into the performance of schools. The Dashboard gives a more complete picture of how schools are serving our diverse student population.

 

Please click here to learn more about the Dashboard.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition:

10.a. 2017 Harbor Council PTA Reflections Program - 4th District Award Recipients. The program is an art recognition program that has been sponsored by the National PTA since 1969. It honors students for their achievements in six categories: literature, film/video, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and musical composition.

 

Report:

13.a. Report on the Chromebook Initiative. Staff will provide an overview of the district’s Chromebook implementation plan.

 

Public Hearing:

17.a. Public Hearing of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018.  There is currently a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NMUSD and CSEA in place until June 30, 2019. The District has received CSEA's initial proposal regarding negotiations commencing 2017-2018.

 

17.b. Public Hearing of the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. The "sunshining" of this proposal has no direct fiscal implications. As a result of negotiations between NMUSD and CSEA, there will be a determined fiscal impact.

 

Discussion/Action:

18.a. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Boys and Girls Club Central Orange Coast to Provide Enrichment Programs for the Project Success After School Program at Rea and Pomona Elementary Schools for the 2016-2017 School Year. The Boys & Girls Club would provide the enrichment while the Project Success staff would provide the academic and recreation portions.

 

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

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
     
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro

Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/14/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) could put money back into your pocket if you qualify. Please visit CalEITC4Me.org for more information.

 

California Earned Income Tax Credit Eligability Flow Chart
 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/7/17




Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Ensign Intermediate School and TeWinkle Middle School

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/28/17




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

Recognition:

10.a. Recognition of Employee Super Star Awards with Brief Reception Following. The Super Star program recognizes employees who go far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect.

 

10.b. 2017 Harbor Council PTA Reflections 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:

13.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report - 1980's. It is recommended that the Board of Education receive this report from the Back Bay High School student board members reflecting back on what it was like to be in school in the 1980's in Newport-Mesa.

 

Discussion/Action:

17.a. Adopt Resolution 26-02-17 Calling for the Adjustment of Trustee Area Boundaries. Due to the extensive population growth on the east side of the district, it is necessary to consider readjustment of Trustee Areas. To this end the Superintendent convened a committee to review the Trustee Areas. The committee, with the assistance of a demographer and the district's legal counsel, reviewed the Trustee Areas that would be of similar population and is requesting a resolution to adjust the Trustee Area Boundaries.
 

17.b. Adopt Resolution 27-02-17 To Initiate A Change To By Trustee Area Elections Commencing With The November 2018 Board of Education Elections. It is the Superintendent's recommendation to change the method of Board Member elections from At-Large to By Trustee Area elections to be in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act, commencing with the Board of Education election in November 2018.

 

17.c. Adopt Resolution 28-02-17 Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field Project. It is recommended that the Board of Education adopt Resolution 28-02-17 Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field Project to formalize its support of the preference of the school and the community to limit the seating capacity of the bleachers for the replacement and reconfiguration of the existing sports track and field to no more than the current seating capacity.

 

17.d. Approve Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Successor Agreement to the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's (NMUSD) initial proposal for successor agreement to the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers (NMFT) for negotiations commencing 2017-2018.

 

17.e. Receive Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers Initial Proposal for Successor Agreement to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2017. It is recommended that the Board of Education receive the initial proposal of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers' (NMFT) for successor agreement to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) for negotiations commencing 2017-2018.

 

Please click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold.  
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member. 
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board. 
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.   
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

 

 Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro

Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 2/27/17




Audience: Homepage

In the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, there are seven Board of Education members who are each elected to four-year terms.  The terms are staggered by two years.  Board elections are held during the general election in November of even numbered years.  Currently, Board members are elected through an at-large voting system in which each Board member is required to reside in a Trustee Area.

 

Due to the extensive population growth on the east side of the district, it is necessary to consider readjustment of Trustee Areas.  To this end the Superintendent convened a committee to review the Trustee Areas.  

 

The committee, with the assistance of a demographer, reviewed the Trustee Areas that would be of similar population. 

 

At the February 28, 2017 Board of Education Meeting the committee will recommend the boundary adjustments in Map B. 

 

Please click here for the current Trustee Area Map

Please click here for Trustee Area Map A

Please click here for Trustee Area Map B

Please click here for Trustee Area Map C

 

Please click here for the current Board Agenda.

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 2/24/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

Weather Update #2

 

In an abundance of caution, the district office activated our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 10:55 AM today so that we could closely monitor the storm as it developed throughout the day and provide necessary resources and communication to our school sites. We would like to thank all of our staff, students, parents, and community for your cooperation today and attention to safety.  We expect to deactivate our EOC by 9:00 P.M. this evening. All of our students have been safely dismissed from school with the exception of those students involved in afterschool activities. Over the break our staff will be working hard to ensure that any damage caused by the rain and high winds is repaired before our students return to class on Monday, February 27, 2017. Again we sincerely thank you for your cooperation.

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




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

Through an abundance of caution, we have been preparing for today’s weather.  All schools are prepared to shelter in place if necessary due to the severity of the storm.  At this time all buses are scheduled to run normally.  If the bus schedule changes, we will update you.  Please know school staff will remain with students and keep them dry and safe until the storm subsides and busses can safely transport students or they can be picked up.  Parents are welcome to pick up their students early today however we ask that anyone traveling in the rain exercise caution.  We would like to remind you that all schools have safety plans and emergency procedures that are in place and are regularly practiced.  We would like to remind you that school staff will keep your students safe until they can be released. Please exercise caution if you are driving in the rain today

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




Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar High School and Corona del Mar Middle School

Notice of Community Information Meeting

 

Corona del Mar High School Sports Field Project

CEQA Process – Review of Draft Environmental Impact Report

 

Dear Community Member,

 

On October 15, 2015, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education approved the initial design of the Corona del Mar High School Sports Field. Currently, the District is in the process to evaluate the impacts of the project as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Draft Impact Report (DEIR) has been circulated and comments will be received through March 22, 2017.  

 

In an effort to continue to inform the neighbors surrounding the school community of the planned project and next steps, we would like to invite you to attend a community information meeting hosted by Newport-Mesa Unified School District staff. We will provide a general overview of the DEIR and allow for questions during the scheduled meeting. Written comments can be sent to: feedback@NMUSD.us prior to the March 22 deadline.

 

The Community Information Meeting will be held as follows:
 

            DATE:           March 8, 2017

            TIME:            6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

            PLACE:        Corona del Mar High School – Lecture Hall

                                  2101 Eastbluff Drive, CA 92660

For more information:

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




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Report:

 

12.a. Report on Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Corona del Mar Sports Field. The Facilities Development Department will report on sections one and two of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Corona del Mar High School Sports Field.

 

Consent:

 

14.b.6. Approve Contract with Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Northern Arizona University Summer Camps & Conferencing for Costa Mesa High School DELTA Program. Costa Mesa Middle/High School DELTA Program is a pathway geared for high achieving science and math students designed to provide both in class and out of class experiences that will prepare students for the rigor they will encounter in a four-year university.

 

Discussion/Action:

 

16.b. Presentation of proposed balancing for Trustee Zones and introduction of Trustee Zone Balancing Committee members. Update on Trustee Zone Balancing Committee progress.

 

16.c. Approval of Project Budget for the Athletic Field Reclaimed Water Conversion Project at Corona del Mar High School. In order to improve the condition of the fields, the District is planning a project to convert the irrigation system for the fields from potable water to reclaimed water. The District’s intention is to allow for increased and adequate watering of the fields through the use of reclaimed water, in order to maintain the required use level.

 

16.d. Approve Letter of Agreement between Newport-Mesa Unified School District/HOPE Clinic and Hoag Memorial Hospital. The HOPE Clinic provides physical exams and immunizations required for school entry, tuberculosis screening for staff and school volunteers, and links children to needed resources. This is grant funding for the HOPE Clinic specifically to provide clinical care to unfunded youth.

 

Please click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

 

Dr. Fred Navarro
Superintendent

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 2/13/17




Audience: Homepage and Wilson Elementary School

Photo of Mia KingNewport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Mia King as the principal of Wilson Elementary School. Ms. King has 15 years of experience in education and is known for her approach to creating positive school cultures and developing successful instructional programs.

 

Ms. King, a former elementary instructional support specialist with NMUSD, has served as the interim principal for Wilson Elementary since November 2016.

 

“Mia has done an outstanding job of connecting with the Wilson students, the staff and the community. Her focus on positive relationships and her deep knowledge of curriculum and instruction will be instrumental in her role as the school principal,” said Kurt Suhr, executive director of elementary education.

 

As a teacher on special assignment with NMUSD, Ms. King has developed instructional literacy programs, facilitated lesson designs, created and organized professional development for teachers and provided instructional support in English language arts curriculum.

 

Prior to joining NMUSD, Ms. King served as a teacher in grades first through sixth with Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD). During her time at GGUSD she served as grade level chair, facilitated parent meetings surrounding nutrition and academics, organized school community events, contributed to school wide discipline plans and participated in School Site Council, where she contributed to the review and evaluation of school improvement programs and budgets.

 

“I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to continue as part of the Wilson community,” said Ms. Mia King. “I am committed to collaborative approaches to achieving greatness with staff, students and the parent community,” she added. 

 

Ms. King’s appointment will be recommended to the Board of Education at the February 14, 2017 Board meeting. Upon approval, the appointment will be effective February 15, 2017. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/13/17




Audience: Homepage, Corona del Mar High School and Corona del Mar Middle School

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Report for Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field Project

 

Public Notice: Pursuant to the State of California Public Resources Code Section 21165 and the Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act as amended to date, notice is hereby given that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (District or N-MUSD), as Lead Agency, is circulating for public review a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Corona del Mar Middle and High School (CdM MS/HS) Sports Field Project.

 

Project Title: Corona del Mar Middle and High School Sports Field Project

 

Project Location: Corona del Mar Middle and High School is located at 2101 Eastbluff Drive (Assessor's Parcel Map Number 440-092-06), City of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

 

Project Description: The District is proposing to provide various sports field improvements near the northeast comer of the existing CdM MS/HS campus. The improvements include replacing and reconfiguring the existing sports field with new synthetic-turf sports field, constructing 1,000-seat capacity bleacher, a press-box, public address system, a restroom/ticket/concession/storage building, and a lighting system.

 

Public Review: The DEIR is available for a 45-day review period beginning February 6, 2017, and ending March 22, 2017. Copies of the DEIR are available for review online (PDF file can be downloaded) at web.nmusd.us/projects, and hard copies are available to view at the following locations:

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Education Center

2985 Bear Street, Building A

Costa Mesa, California 92626

 

Corona del Mar MS/HS Administrative Office

2101 Eastbluff Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

Responses: Written comments on the proposed project must be received no later than 5 PM on March 22, 2017. Send comments to the attention of Ara Zareczny, LEED/AP, Director, Facilities Development, Planning and Design, at N-MUSD, 2985 Bear Street, Building A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Comments may also be submitted via email to feedback@nmusd.us; include the name of the project in the subject heading.

 

Public Hearing: A public hearing will be held at the District Education Center, 2985 Bear Street, Building A Roderick H. MacMillian Board Room, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, on April 25, 2017, at 6 PM.

 

 

For more information, please contact Ara Zareczny, LEED/AP, Director, Facilities Development, Planning and Design, at (714) 424-7522.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 2/6/17




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition:

 

10.a. Recognition of Fall Athletic Sports Champion - NHHS Girls Field Hockey. Newport Harbor High School’s Girls Field Hockey team is being recognized for their championship in the Fall Tournament of Champions.

 

10.b. Recognize 2016-2017 District Teacher of the Year Recipients. Jackie Wiseman from  Kaiser Elementary and Jim Blackie from Ensign Intermediate School were selected as District Teachers of the Year and will represent Newport-Mesa Unified School District in the Orange County Department of Education Teacher of the Year program.

 

Report:

12.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report - 1970's. As part of the 50th anniversary Early College High School student board members will present on what it was like to be in school in the 1970's in Newport-Mesa. 

12.b. Report on Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Corona del Mar Sports Field. The Facilities Development Department will report on the "Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Corona del Mar High School Sports Field.

 

 

Discussion/Action:

 

17.d. Receive Information from District's Legal Counsel Pertaining to Term Limits for the Board of Education. Parker & Covert, LLP Attorneys at Law, will be providing the Board with options open to them pertaining to term limits for the Board of Education.

 

 

Please click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 

 

  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.

 

  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.

 

  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  

 

  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.


    Sincerely,
    Dr. Fred Navarro
    Superintendent
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 1/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

Vaccines will be provided at the HOPE Clinic located and are available at no cost for non-pregnant individuals 4 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.  

 

Vaccine are provided at No Cost!

 

Hope Clinic

2045 Meyer Place Building C

Costa Mesa, CA 92627.

 

Please see the attached flyer for more details and information.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/30/17




Audience: Homepage

The application window for new Davis Magnet School students and siblings will be available on-line from February 15 through March 15. Please click here to access the Davis Magnet School website for more information and to apply.

 

School tours are scheduled for the second Friday of every month beginning at 9:00 a.m. New and interested parents and family members are welcome to attend. There is no need to make a reservation for the tour, simply check-in at the Davis Magnet School front office by 9:00 a.m. on the assigned tour dates. Specific dates are posted on the calendar of our school website.

 

Davis Magnet school is located at:

1050 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

 

Please call the front office at 714-424-7930 if you have questions.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 1/27/17




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Parent School Choice Transfers
2017-2018 School Year

 

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.  Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer to.  The Parent School Choice transfer request application period for the 2017-2018 school year begins January 17, 2017 at 9:00 am. and closes on March 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District web site www.nmusd.us/transfers .  A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order. Parents will be notified regarding the status of their Parent School Choice Transfer request application online by email or in writing by May 15, 2017. 

 

 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa
Peticiones de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela

Año Escolar 2017-2018

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa permite la Petición de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela dentro del Distrito a estudiantes residentes del Distrito. Dependiendo de la disponibilidad, el padre/tutor legal de un estudiante de edad escolar que resida en el Distrito podrá solicitar una escuela de transferencia para su hijo(a). El periodo de aplicación para la Petición de Padres para Cambiar de Escuela para el año escolar 2017-2018 comenzará el 15 de enero, 2017 a las 9:00am y terminará el 15 de marzo, 2017 a las 11:59pm. Se podrá llenar la aplicación de petición de transferencia solo por Internet en la página Web del Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa en www.nmusd.us/transfers.  Se llevará a cabo una lotería para clasificar las aplicaciones en orden de prioridad. Los padres serán notificados acerca del estado de su petición por correo electrónico o por escrito antes del 15 de mayo, 2017.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 1/17/17




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting.  I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Report:

 

11.a. Report on the N-MUSD College Readiness Block Grant. The grant provides students with additional supports to increase the number of students that enroll in higher education and complete an undergraduate degree within four years.    

 

Consent:

 

13.a.4. Approve Authorization to Advertise and Award Bid #104-17 Learning Resource Center at Corona del Mar (CdM) High School. The CdM Foundation desires to upgrade the learning resource center and fund this project. This project will create a more technology focused resource center with areas for group activities and presentations that currently do not exist.

 

13.b.1. Acceptance of Grant from the City of Costa Mesa and Costa Mesa United for Sports Facility Improvements for Estancia High School for the 2016-2017 School Year. For several years, the City of Costa Mesa has provided a grant program to support the improvement of sports facilities at Newport-Mesa Unified School District high schools provided the purposes coincide with the City's interest in providing sports facilities for the Costa Mesa community.

 

Discussion/Action:

 

15.a. Authorization to Re-Design the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Logo and Form a Logo Re-Design Advisory Committee. As Newport-Mesa Unified School District celebrates its 50th Anniversary in the 2016/17 school year, it is an opportune time to consider re-branding the District logo in an effort to create consistent branding and to more accurately represent the current and future educational mission of the District.

 

Please click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.
     
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 1/13/17




Audience: Homepage and Estancia High School

Letters to Sala Cast
The Estancia High School play, “Letters to Sala”, received first place honors in the California Educational Theatre Association’s (CETA) Orange County awards program.

 

The play, adapted from the book “Sala’s Gift” by Ann Kirschner, is based on the remarkable true story of Sala Garncarz’s survival during wartime Germany. During the Nazi invasion of Poland, Sala, a Jewish girl at just sixteen years old, was sent from her home to the first of seven Nazi labor camps she worked at during the course of the war. Over a five-year period, she chronicled her experience by writing and receiving letters to and from friends and family. She was able to conceal 350 letters during a time when prisoners were not permitted to save or keep any personal possessions. Fifty years later, and days before undergoing an intensive surgery, Sala confides in her daughter, Ann Kirschner, and resurfaces the letters. Three generations of Kirschner women must work together to sift through the past and come to terms with the true significance of Sala’s letters.

 

Estancia High School Theatre students felt strongly about the theme of the play and went out of their way to conduct research about the Holocaust, read books, seek history lessons, visit museums and do all that they could to truly connect with the story.

 

Estancia’s performances of “Letters to Sala” took place in early December and they will now take the show on the road, performing at the CETA Southern High School Theatre Festival in January. The festival offers a variety of opportunities including workshops led by professionals in the industry encouraging artistic growth for high school students and their teachers. The three-day Festival showcases four MainStage plays selected from four regions of Southern California: Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County.

 

“We are extremely honored to be recognized by such a prestigious organization,” said Estancia High School Theatre Director Ms. Pauline Maranian.  “This was a touching experience for all of us and we are excited for our main stage performance at the festival,” she said.

 

Estancia also received the first place award from CETA a few years ago for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” performance. 

 

CETA mission is to achieve sequential, standards-based, comprehensive theatre education, promote equity and access to theatre arts education, recognize theatre excellence through awards and scholarships, and provide valued opportunities for theatre educators and students throughout California.

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




Audience: Homepage

At the annual organizational meeting on December 13, Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) trustees elected Karen Yelsey as president, Vicki Snell as vice president and Charlene Metoyer as clerk. Their new roles took effect immediately and will continue through the next organizational meeting in December 2017.

 

President Karen Yelsey has been a member of the NMUSD Board of Education since 2006 and represents the Corona Del Mar area. She will serve on the Newport Beach Youth Council, Visual and Performing Arts Committee, Newport Harbor Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, School Attendance Review Board, and the Wellness Advisory Committee.

 

Vice President Vicki Snell was elected to the NMUSD Board of Education in 2014 and represents the Costa Mesa area. She also was elected to serve on the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Costa Mesa Youth Sports Council, Office of College and Career Education/CTE Advisory Council, and serves as the legislative representative, political action representative for the Orange County School Boards Association, and as liaison for the Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation.

 

Clerk Charlene Metoyer was elected to the NMUSD Board of Education in 2014 and represents the Costa Mesa area. She also was elected to serve on the Newport Beach Youth Council, School Attendance

Review Board, Costa Mesa Youth Sports Council, and serve as the (alternate) legislative representative, political action representative for the Orange County School Boards Association, and the Visual and Performing Arts Committee. Ms. Metoyer also serves as liaison with the Special Education Community Advisory Committee and the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

 

In addition to the Yelsey, Snell, and Metoyer Past President Dana Black, Martha Fluor, Walt Davenport and Judy Franco will continue to serve as board member representatives on various committees. Past President Dana Black was recognized by the Board with a commemorative plaque for her dedicated leadership the past year.

 

The Board also approved the 2017 Board of Education meeting dates, which can viewed here

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Posted by: Annette Franco
Published: 12/15/16




Audience: Homepage, Ensign Intermediate School, Kaiser Elementary School and Homepage

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

 

Mrs. Jackie Wiseman, Kaiser Elementary


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Mr. Jim Blackie, Ensign Intermediate

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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




Audience: Homepage

In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting.  I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Agenda Highlights for the December 13, 2016 Board Meeting:

 

9. Oath of Office. It is recommended that the newly elected Board of Education members, Dana Black, Martha Fluor, and Vicki Snell take the oath of office administered by Mr. Paul Reed, Deputy Superintendent & CBO of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

12. Annual Organizational Meeting. Each year, during the Annual Organizational Meeting, the Board of Education nominates and selects Board officers, nominates and selects representatives/liaisons for various committees, schedules Board Meetings for the year, and appoints administrative positions.

 

Presentation:

 

16.a. Presentation of Resolution No. 16-12-16 the Board of Education Distinguished Service Award to Paul Reed, Retiring Deputy Superintendent and Chief Business Official. It is recommended that the Board of Education present Resolution No. 16- 12-16 the Board of Education's Distinguished Service Award to Paul Reed for his dedicated service to Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

 

Report:

 

17.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report – 1960s. As part of the District’s 50th Anniversary celebration, it is recommended that the Board of Education receive this report from the Corona del Mar High School student board members reflecting back on what it was like to be in school in the 1960's in Newport-Mesa.

 

Consent:

 

19.a.5. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding from the City of Newport Beach for Field Improvements at Newport Elementary School. The City of Newport Beach and the District have determined that the condition of the playground and fields need to be improved by removing existing turf and a portion of blacktop, re-grading soil, replanting turf, including irrigation and construction of a low berm wall. The City of Newport Beach shall design, bid and construct the improvements including but not limited to all plans, specifications, permits, drawings, and public notices.

 

19.a.13. Approve Authorization to Advertise and Award Bid #100-17 New HVAC Systems at College Park Elementary, Davis Magnet School, Pomona Elementary and Wilson Elementary. Staff proposes to start with the northernmost sites in the District and work incrementally until all the District's classrooms and main instructional spaces have updated HVAC systems.

 

Discussion/Action:

 

21.a. Approval of the 2016-17 First Interim Report of District’s Financial Status. The First Period Interim Report, for the period ending October 31, 2016 is being presented to the Board of Education for approval. The Board must certify in writing whether or not the District is able to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the fiscal year

 

Please click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.
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Posted by: Annette Franco
Published: 12/12/16




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

From the office of John C. Drake 
Director, Curriculum and Instruction

The Math Pilot Steering committee, working with elementary site representatives, has been hard at work in preparation for the implementation of the math pilot programs in the classrooms. 

The first six week pilot cycle will begin in select classrooms at each site during the last week in November and will continue through the middle of January. Parents of students participating in the pilot process were notified of their child’s participation during conference week. 

Please click here
 to for the steps that have been take in preparation for the start of the first pilot cycle.

As next steps, the site pilot team representatives will be meeting in early December for their second full day of building their collective understanding around the shifts in mathematics instruction.

 

Actualización matemática elemental

De la Oficina de John C. Drake
Director, Currículo e instrucción

El comité de dirección de Matemáticas piloto, trabajando con representantes comerciales elementales, ha estado trabajando duro en la preparación para la puesta en práctica de los programas piloto de matemáticas en las aulas. 

El primer ciclo piloto de seis semanas comenzará en algunas aulas en cada lugar durante la última semana de noviembre y continuará hasta mediados de enero. Los padres de los estudiantes que participan en el proceso experimental fueron notificados de la participación de su hijo durante la semana de conferencias. 

Por favor, oprima aquí
 para las medidas que se han tomar en preparación para el inicio del primer ciclo experimental. 

Como próximos pasos, los representantes de los equipos piloto sitio se reunirán a principios de diciembre para su segundo día completo de la construcción de su conocimiento colectivo en torno a los cambios en la enseñanza de las matemáticas.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/22/16




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

Newport-Mesa Employee “Super-Star” Awards

“Reaching for the Stars”

 

Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…

This is what excellence is all about.

It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying

attention to the smallest detail, going the extra mile.

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

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted
for Employee Superstars.

Nominations need to be received

by Friday, December 9, 2016 to be considered.

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and complete the Online Nomination Form at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

Your nomination can be made public

or you can also submit it anonymously. All nominations are

then forwarded to the Superstar Awards Selection

Committee. The committee selects nominees twice a

year to be recognized at Board meetings. Recipients honored

at the Board level receive a pin, certificate and a personally

engraved star.

 

A good tip – To make your nomination stand out above the rest, be specific about the individual’s unique and compelling contribution(s).

 

The online nomination form is available at:

www.nmusd.us/superstar.

 

Questions about the Superstar Program?
Contact V-Esther Caldwell in Classified

Personnel at vcaldwell@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/15/16




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Agenda Highlights for the November 15, 2016 Board Meeting:

 

Consent:

 

14.a.3. Approval of Agreement with LPA, Inc. for Conceptual Preliminary Design Services for the Relocation of the Varsity Baseball Field and Impacted Adjacent Athletic Fields at Estancia High School. The intent of the project is to relocate the varsity baseball field in order to minimize foul balls from hitting the Photovoltaic (PV) panels in the parking lot and foul balls entering the properties of the adjacent residents along the south border of the school property.

 

14.b.7. Approve the Office of College and Career Education to apply for Phase 2 of the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG). The purpose of the CTE Incentive Grant is to grow, enhance, and expand District CTE programs to industry standards within their pathways and to promote staff development for CTE teachers and staff.

 

14.e.1. Approve Setting Board of Education Annual Organizational Meeting. It is recommended that the Board of Education set its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the District Education Center and that the Board of Education conduct a review of the Board Committee Appointments list and recommend any changes to the committees included on the roster prior to the annual organizational meeting.

 

14.e.2. Final Adoption of Board Policy Revisions Which are a Result of Changes in Law, Regulations, Court Decisions, or District Protocols. The Board of Education Policy Review Committee has reviewed the revisions on various board policies containing mandated changes as a result of changes in law, regulation, or district protocols.

 

15.b. Accept Hoag Grant for the Newport Mesa Unified School District HOPE Clinic. HOPE Clinic is a school health center that provides well child care to underserved children. The program facilitates access to health care, health insurance, resources, and education for children. The grant for $275,000 is for 2016/2017 school year.

 

 

Please click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
     
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
     
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
     
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro

Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 11/14/16




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

Click here for the quarterly publication of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Community Newsletter!

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 11/7/16




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, Back Bay High School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Corona del Mar High School, Corona del Mar Middle School, Costa Mesa High School, Costa Mesa Middle School, Davis Magnet School, Early College High School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Ensign Intermediate School, Estancia High School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, TeWinkle Middle School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School, Woodland Elementary School and ~Demo: Newport Mesa School

The safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance at Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD). The District has plans and processes in place to respond to unfortunate and unplanned events and to communicate accurate and timely information with you.
 

All NMUSD schools have safety plans, which outline emergency procedures for natural and man-made disasters. Safety plans are regularly reviewed and updated in collaboration with emergency responders and local law enforcement, including school resource officers. School resource officers are local law enforcement officers from the City of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police departments, who are on many of our school campuses to provide security and crime prevention services.
 

Schools regularly participate in safety drills, threat assessment, and emergency response trainings with students, local law enforcement and first responders. Safety drills prepare staff and students for a variety of potential situations. Some examples include earthquakes, fire and intruder/active shooter.
 

The safety drills include procedures for a lock down, shelter in place, drop/cover/hold, run, hide, act, and evacuation. Every school and District facility also has emergency supplies in multiple locations and various individuals responsible for ensuring that there are adequate and properly maintained supplies and equipment.

Examples of some of the essential items include:

  • First aid

  • Food and water

  • Flashlights, radio and batteries

  • Portable toilets

  • Blankets

For large scale events involving multiple schools or regional incidents, the District collaborates beyond local governments, law enforcement, first responders, and utilities. NMUSD follows California’s Standardized Emergency Management System and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Incident Management System. These systems include emergency management collaboration among county, state and federal agencies, and community organizations on a cohesive approach to emergency response.

 

Every situation is unique and may include distinctive response approaches and communication methods. Parents may expect communication via email, phone call, news postings on the District and school websites, social media postings, and mobile app alerts. The District also works closely with local media to disseminate information to keep parents and the community informed as best as possible, always keeping in mind that the safety of students and staff is the priority.

 

It is common knowledge that viral information disseminates quickly. One inaccurate text or social media post can trigger a full speed rumor mill and create unnecessary panic. The District has a responsibility to provide accurate and timely information and will do its best not to perpetuate misinformation. This is especially important during an emergency when the situation (and subsequent information) can change rapidly.

 

Depending on the emergency, the first communication that parents and community members can expect to receive is the basics. If these questions can be answered, communication may include: what happened, when it happened, what the district is doing about it and how to stay informed. Updates may include information regarding changes in dismissal times or transportation, the location of the parent re-unification area, incident updates, and other important information.

 

Tips for parents:

  • Do not go to the school or call the school during an emergency. School administration

    will be focused on keeping students and staff as safe as possible. In some instances, additional presence on campus also may impact law enforcement’s investigations and searches.

  • Contact your school and ask their staff to familiarize you with your school’s comprehensive school safety plan.

  • At the conclusion of an emergency, be sure to bring your identification to the re-unification area in order for your student to be released to you.

  • Be active in your child’s education: ask questions, get involved- join the PTA, school foundations, parent advisory councils, etc.

  • Stay connected - provide current contact information to your child’s school, check district and school website news feed, follow district and school social media accounts, and download the district mobile application.

Tips for students:

  • Take emergency drills seriously.

  • Follow teacher and site administrator instructions.

  • See something, say something. This is the best deterrent to potentially harmful

    situations.

For more information or questions regarding school emergency response, please contact your child’s school.

 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/28/16




Audience: Homepage

Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meetings.  I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.

 

Agenda Highlights for the October 25, 2016 Board Meeting:

 

Presentations:

 

10.a. Proclamation from Assemblyman Matthew Harper’s Office in celebration of Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s 50th Anniversary.

 

Report:

 

13.a. Report on the status of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Corona del Mar sports field project. While it was anticipated that the draft of the final EIR would be available for review by latter October, the extensive work necessary to properly consider alternatives plus all the community input has pushed that date into November. Consequently, to honor anticipated timeline as closely as possible, staff will provide a preview of the alternatives to be included in the EIR for the Board's preliminary review.

 

13.b. Receive Newport Mesa Unified School District Calendar of School Activities for 2017-18. A committee composed of certificated, classified and management staff as well as parents and students, met to develop a school activities calendar. The school calendar is part of the negotiations process between NMUSD and NMFT and was approved by the Board of Education on October 11, 2016 as part of the Tentative Agreement with the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers.

 

Consent:

 

15.c. Approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Education Teacher Induction Program (formerly BTSA) Between the Orange County Department of Education and Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The goal of the Teacher Education Induction Program (formally known as BTSA) is to provide quality professional development and support to participating school district's first and second year teachers and their mentors.

 

Please click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.

 

Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.

 

Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:  

  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 

 

  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.

 

  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.

 

  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law.  

 

  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.
     

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro

Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 10/24/16




Audience: Homepage, Adams Elementary School, Andersen Elementary School, California Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, Davis Magnet School, Eastbluff Elementary School, Harbor View Elementary School, Kaiser Elementary School, Killybrooke Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Mariners Elementary School, Monte Vista High School, Newport Coast Elementary, Newport Elementary School, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Heights Elementary, Paularino Elementary School, Pomona Elementary School, Rea Elementary School, Sonora Elementary School, Victoria Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, Wilson Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School

The Elementary Math Pilot Steering Committee met in early October with each publisher to gain a deeper understanding of each program before making a collective decision on the programs that will be piloted in the coming months. The committee selected the following programs to pilot:

 

K-5 Pilot Programs:

  • Bridges in Mathematics by The Math Learning Center
  • Go Math by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  

6th Grade Pilot Programs:

  • Eureka Math by Great Minds
  • Digits by Pearson

Please click here for additional information and to stay updated on the progress of the elementary math pilot program. 

 

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El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa está en el proceso de evaluación de currículo de matemáticas para la primaria y estará comenzando programas de matemáticas viables, alineados con las directrices de la Junta Estatal de Educación para libros de texto y materiales de instrucción viables. El Comité Directivo de Matemáticas para la Primaria se reunió a principios de octubre con cada editor para obtener una comprensión más profunda de cada programa antes de tomar una decisión colectiva sobre los programas que serán piloteados en los próximos meses. El Comité seleccionó los siguientes programas viables:

 

Programas Viables K-5:

  • Bridges in Mathematics por el Centro de Aprendizaje de Matemáticas (Math Learning Center)
  • Go Math por Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  

Programas Viables 6to Grado:

  • Eureka Math por Great Minds
  • Digits por Pearson

Por favor pulse aquí para obtener más información y estar actualizado(a) sobre los avances del programa viable de matemáticas para la primaria.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 10/20/16




Audience: Homepage

NMUSD is proud of all of it's graduates and has a webpage dedicated graduates who have made a choice to serve our country by enlisting in our nation's armed services or attending a service academy. We are grateful for their commitment, sacrifice, and service.

 

Click here to learn more.

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Posted by: Annette Franco
Published: 10/12/16




Audience: Homepage

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Luis Camarena as the assistant superintendent of human resources. Mr. Camarena began his career in education in 1993 has most recently served as assistant superintendent for the Anaheim Elementary School District.

 

Mr. Camarena’s previous experience includes serving as superintendent of human resources for Lennox School District, and director of leadership and instruction, principal, assistant principal and teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. In his previous roles, he has been responsible for all personnel related matters, advised the superintendent and board on personnel, instructional and administrative matters, has ensured that board and district policies, State and federal laws, and collective bargaining agreements are administered. He also has served as lead negotiator with certificated and classified employee unions.

 

Colleagues praise him for his ability to calmly and collectively navigate through difficult situations. He is fluent in Spanish and is known for his strong leadership and communication skills. He prides himself on taking time to listen to employees, parents and students, believing that we are stronger when everyone’s contributions are valued.

 

Mr. Camarena received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Whittier College, and his Masters in Education, multiple subject credential and administrative credential from California State University, Dominguez Hills. 

 

Mr. Camarena’s appointment is scheduled for approval by the Board of Education at the September 27, 2016 board meeting. His transition to NMUSD is being finalized with his current district.

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 9/23/16




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Mr. Paul Reed, Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s (NMUSD) deputy superintendent and chief business official has announced his retirement, effective December 30, 2016.

 

“Paul is a dedicated professional and his strong leadership has greatly contributed to the success of the district. His vast business and educational knowledge and thoughtful approaches, especially through challenging times, will be deeply missed. I wish Paul all the best in his well-deserved retirement,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro.

 

Mr. Reed’s 48 year career in education began as a special education teacher, and continued on to a principal and labor negotiator, however for more than 30 of those he served as the chief business official for several Orange County school districts. Mr. Reed’s most recent role of deputy superintendent and chief business official at NMUSD included directing the district’s $280 million annual operating budget and overseeing all district fiscal operations, information technology, transportation and maintenance operations. Throughout his career, Mr. Reed also had oversight responsibility for school building programs in Irvine, Orange and Newport-Mesa.

 

“I have had the unique and satisfying experience of helping to build one school district from an empty field and then the challenge of rebuilding and reinvigorating another. I will miss working alongside my Newport-Mesa colleagues, who all do great work each day for students of this district. It's been a great run and I'm extremely appreciative to the board, the superintendent, and the community. Retirement will be a new beginning for me and I look forward to travel, family, friends and making a bit of sawdust," said Mr. Paul Reed.

 

Due to Mr. Reed’s fiscal savvy and forward-thinking approach, NMUSD has been able to not only properly maintain current facilities but also plan for future facility development to better serve students’ growing needs. Under Reed’s leadership the district effected two extensive bond programs, one to modernize the existing facilities and a second to add stunning new facilities to Newport-Mesa schools, including new state of the art performing arts centers and new sports facilities, to name a few.

 

Reed is widely credited with keeping the district solvent through the recession, without the loss of instructional days or salary roll-backs. Such financial stewardship and prudent fiscal management led to the district receiving a AAA bond credit rating from Moody's, one of only a handful of California's thousand school districts to receive this rating. His objective has been, as he often says in public, to keep the district "solvent and moving forward.”

 

"On behalf of the board, we are grateful for Mr. Reed’s immeasurable contributions to our district and his distinguished tenure throughout his 14 years with our district,” said NMUSD Board of Education President, Dana Black.

 

The District anticipates filling the vacancy prior to Mr. Reed’s departure on December 30, 2016. 

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Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 9/14/16




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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 8/25/16




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On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).

 

For more than five decades Newport-Mesa Unified School District has created lasting memories and nurtured the talents of its students. NMUSD is a leader in educational innovation; delivering a rigorous, broad-based curriculum through exceptional, high-quality instruction supported by a team of dedicated educators and support staff.

 

Throughout the District’s rich 50 year history, it has strived to help students find their passion, purpose, and potential, to prepare them to venture into the future in careers, college and active citizenship. Whether through academics, arts, athletics or other interests, NMUSD has opportunities to match every student's talents and interest.

 

While much has changed in education throughout NMUSD’s 50 year history, the District takes pride in continually evolving and adapting to changing educational needs. NMUSD has exceptionally bright and forward-thinking students, teachers, staff and leadership team that remain committed to ensuring that students are well-prepared for future successes.   

 

“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “We appreciate your unwavering commitment, support and partnership as we look forward to continued success,” he said.

 

Stay connected throughout the 2016/17 school year, and join NMUSD in celebrating this milestone anniversary, as the District shares some fun facts and highlights of its 50 year legacy of excellence, www.nmusd.us/anniversary.

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Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 7/1/16