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

Student Using Technology in the Classroom
 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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




Audience: Estancia High School, Homepage and Homepage

Cielo Cruz, a senior at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa, was one of only 46 students worldwide to obtain a perfect score on the 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) Exam in Spanish Language and Culture. She answered every multiple-choice question correctly and earned full points on the free-response section. She will graduate in 2018 with a bi-literacy seal on her diploma, in recognition of her attaining proficiency in two or more languages.

 

Cielo Cruz, Senior at Estancia High School

Cielo Cruz
 

Arriving to this country in second grade, growing up in a Spanish-speaking household, and having to constantly translate for her mom who spoke broken English, got Cielo immediately interested in languages. Her mom always instilled the importance of education and at a young age she became an avid reader in both English and Spanish. She spent summers, road trips, and family vacations reading;
it was and continues to be her passion.

 

During her four years at Estancia High School, Cielo has achieved a 4.46 grade point average and successfully passed multiple AP exams, including AP Human Geography, AP World, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP U.S. History, AP English Language, and AP Spanish Language.

 

“Cielo is a humble and kind person, who has always been an outstanding student at Estancia,” said Ms. Mayra Figueroa, Cielo’s AP Spanish Literature & Culture teacher.

 

With her many academic schievements, Cielo also finds time to be involved in extracurricular activities. She is on the school’s basketball team and is a member of Link Crew, which is a club on campus where upper grade students mentor new students on how to navigate high school, get involved and where to seek academic, social, and emotional support. She was also a member of the coding club, where high school students teach elementary students basic coding skills. She has been a member of the school’s academic decathlon and has competed in county competitions.  

 

When asked what one of the most rewarding experiences she’s had in life, she immediately says the Police Explorers Program.

 

“I loved the Police Explorers Program. I enjoyed learning different perspectives on the world, delving into human nature, and following a thoughtful, organized system that meets my core values of discipline and integrity,” Cielo said.

 

Cielo takes pride in continuous improvement of herself, her community, and younger generations. She loves giving back to the community as a mentor, tutor, and source of support for kids who may not have these type of champions at home. She tutors kids in her community on a variety of subjects and works to improve the look and feel of her community with various service projects. Cielo also is learning Chinese at the Orange County Lingual Institute.

 

“I know what it’s like to work hard and I want to empower my community to know what resources and opportunities are available for them to succeed,” said Cielo.

 

As committed as she is to her success and the success of others, Cielo’s long term goal in life is to improve the environment. She hopes to make a positive impact on the environment by becoming a mechanical engineer and developing technologies to undo the harm people have caused in all aspects of our environment.

 

“What inspires me the most about Cielo is her strong values and the genuine care that she has for people,” said Ms. Mayra Figueroa. “It is remarkable to hear her peers speak about Cielo the same way. Her peers look up to her, value, and respect her. There’s no jealousy and that warms my heart,” said Ms. Mayra Figueroa.

 

Now in her final year in high school, Cielo is taking AP Spanish Literature & Culture and plans to take the AP Spanish Literature exam this spring. She also plans to take the AP English Literature, AP Physics, AP Calculus AB, and AP U.S. Government exams.

 

The College Board administers the AP exams worldwide, which are reported on a 5-point scale, where a 5 is equivalent to a grade of A in the corresponding college course. In the 2016-17 school year, more than 2,000 students throughout NMUSD took nearly 4,000 AP exams.

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/11/18




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

Autism Awarness Family Night Fundraiser Flyer

Movie Night

Free Featured Movie

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

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

 

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

 

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

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




Audience: Adams Elementary School, Homepage and Homepage

PTA Reflections Arts Program Artwork


Nearly 600 Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) students participated in the Harbor Council Parent Teacher Association’s (HCPTA) Reflections Arts Program. Twenty-five students advanced to the Fourth District PTA level of competition, which represents all schools with PTAs in Orange County. Adams Elementary student, Zarrar Zubair, received the California State PTA Award of Excellence and advances to the National PTA competition.  

Adams Elementary Student, Zarrar Zubair, advances to national PTA Reflections Arts Program competition.
Adams Elementary Student, Zarrar Zubair, received the California State PTA Reflections Arts Program Award, advances to national competition.


HCPTA, which includes representatives from all PTAs in NMUSD, hosts the yearly Reflections Arts Program to enhance quality arts education by providing an opportunity for students to explore their artistic talents through visual arts, literature, music, dance, photography, and film production. Each year the artwork must fit a particular theme; the theme

for this year was “Within Reach”. The National PTA has sponsored the
program since 1969. 

 

Students are divided into four age divisions: primary (preschool through second grade), intermediate (third through fifth grades), middle (sixth through eighth grades), and high school (ninth through twelfth grades). Each of these categories and divisions are judged by the local school PTA, before submission to the Harbor Council PTA, then the District (Orange County) PTA, CA State PTA, and National PTA.

 

The following twenty-five students were honored by Harbor Council PTA with an Award of Excellence:
 

Visual Arts:                                         

Emerson Betz (Eastbluff Elementary)      

Milo ElyMcGregor (Newport Elementary)  

Brooke Allen (Newport Elementary)        

Dulce Estrada (Newport Harbor High)

 

Photography:                                      

Angeline Shipman (Newport Coast Elementary)    

Avery Burk (Anderson Elementary)

Isabelle Goodman (Davis Magnet)

Celine Niu (Corona del Mar High)

 

Special Artists:

Zarrar Zubair (Adams Elementary) – California State PTA Winner!

Angelina Espinosa (Davis Magnet)

 

Film Production:

Finn Miller (Lincoln Elementary)

Natalie Ashworth (Lincoln Elementary)

Katherine Odeen (Corona del Mar Middle)

Ian Turner (Corona del Mar High)

 

Musical Composition:                           

Amelia Lake (Lincoln Elementary)          

Jamie Chen (Newport Coast Elementary)

Ruby Brennan (Davis Magnet)                 

Nina Meindl (Corona del Mar High)

 

Literature:

Emmy Jacobson (Newport Elementary)    

Aaron Gruber (Adams Elementary)

Iabi Ishida (TeWinkle Intermediate)

Isabel Kehoe (Estancia High)

 

Dance Choreography:

Brielle Foote (Newport Coast Elementary)

Ella Lin Espinosa (Newport Coast Elementary)

Haley Atkins (Newport Harbor High)

 

In 2016, 24 NMUSD students advanced to the Fourth District (Orange County) PTA Reflections level for consideration. Of these artists, four received an Award of Merit, and one received an Honorable Mention.

 

“It is an honor to recognize the amazingly talented students in our district,” said HCPTA Reflections Chair Cynthia Strasmann. “We are fortunate to have a district that values arts programs and that we celebrate all aspects of student achievement,” she said.

 

NMUSD schools can expect an announcement of next year’s Reflections Arts Program in the fall of 2018. Next year’s theme will be “Heroes Around Me”.

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




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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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




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

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Summer Music Program - Students entering Grades 3-7

Summer Engineering Program - Students entering Grades K-7

Summer Music and Engineering Flyer

July 9 - July 26, 2018 (No Fridays)

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Rea Elementary

 

Applications will be accepted online only from April 2 - April 25, to apply please complete the online application:

Summer Music/Engineering Application

Solicitud para la Academia de Música y Ingeniería

 

For more information please email: summerprograms@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 4/2/18




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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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




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

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Board Meeting Brief – March 27, 2018

 

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

         

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

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Study Session

 

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

 

Recognition

 

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

 

Report

 

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

 

Consent

 

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

 

Public Hearing/Discussion Action

 

18.a. Public Hearing of the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Negotiations Commencing 2018-2019

 

19.a. Public Hearing of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 for Negotiations commencing 2018-2019

 

Discussion/Action Calendar

 

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

 

Board Meeting Overview

 

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

  • Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.
  • Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections: 
  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law. 
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.
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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/26/18




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

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

 

Janice Duzey, Counselor at Costa Mesa High School

Janice Duzey Counselor at Costa Mesa High School

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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




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

Healthy Communication and Limit Setting Parent Workshop Flyer
 

Parent Workshop: Healthy Communication and Limit Setting 

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

 


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

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

 

Healthy Communication and Limit Setting - Parent Workshop Flyer

Healthy Communication and Limit Setting - Parent Workshop Flyer - Spanish

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




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

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

 

Mrs. Caryn Broesamle, Lincoln Elementary

Caryn Broesamle Teach of the Year

Caryn Broesamle - Second from the right

 

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

 

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

 

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


Mrs. Amy Tupa, Ensign Intermediate

Amy Tupa Teacher of the Year

Amy Tupa – Second from the right

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

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




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

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

 

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

 

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

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




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

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

 

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

 

The 2018 Classified Employee of the Year winners are:

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

 

Daniela Logan

Daniela Logan
Daniela Logan - Center
 

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

 

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

 

 

Francine Harms

Francine Harms
Francine Harms - Third from left
 

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

 

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

 

Maria Gomez

Maria Gomez
Maria Gomez - Center
 

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

 

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

 

 

Patricia Sanchez


Patricia Sanchez
Patricia Sanchez - Second from the right
 

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

 

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

 

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

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




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

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

         

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

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Study Session

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

 

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

 

Consent

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

 

 

Board Meeting Overview

 

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

 

  • Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.
  • Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections: 
  • Public comment is provided so that members of the community can speak to the Board. If a speaker addresses an issue that is not on the agenda, the Board is restricted from responding to the speaker. If a speaker addresses an issue that is on the agenda, the Board may respond when the agenda item is scheduled to be addressed in the agenda. The purpose of the open meeting law, commonly referred to as the Brown Act, guarantees that public organizations will only make decisions or address issues that have been publicly posted. Public comments on non-agenda items do not meet this threshold. 
  • Presentation is when an item is being presented to the Board or from the Board.  Examples include presentation of a check or proclamation to the Board, or the Board presenting a Distinguished Service Award to a staff member.
  • Report is a verbal communication from staff on a topic of interest to the Board.
  • Consent calendar items are routine items of business that occur on a regular basis. The board will approve the consent calendar in one vote, unless the board pulls it for discussion. Often, consent calendar items are related to contract renewals, construction change orders, purchase of previously approved instructional materials, supplies and routine approvals required by state law. 
  • Discussion/action calendar items are required to be publicly approved separately. Items in this category are new items that have not been previously approved, require a policy change, or are related to compensation changes for all employees.
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Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/13/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Autism Awareness T-Shirt Flyer 2018

Please help support Newport-Mesa Unified School District's autism programs by purchasing an autism awareness t-shirt and wearing them each Tuesday in the month of April!  

 

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

 

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

 

Autism Awareness T-Shirt Flyer

Autism Awareness T-Shirt Flyer Order Form

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Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Published: 3/8/18




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

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

 

Teachers Collaborating
 

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

 

NMUSD Prioritizes Safety
Cohesive Math Experience
Signature Academies

Featured Projects
Community Spotlight: Girls Inc.

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




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

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Davis Magnet School Applications For 2018-2019 Prospective Students

 

The application window for new Davis Magnet School students and siblings will be available online from February 26, 2018 (3 p.m.) through March 26, 2018. Please visit the Davis Magnet School website to apply.

 

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

 

Please call Davis Magnet School at 714-424-7930 if you have questions.

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