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Revolution Prep will be offering SAT and ACT Test Prep for juniors.  They will be offering a mock SAT exam on Saturday January 13th, a mock ACT on Saturday January 20th (at EHS) as well as a boot camp/test prep starting in February (also at EHS).  Please see attached flyer for more information including the tentative dates of the boot camp/test prep.  There is also a registration form attached as well.  If you are interested in any of the items mentioned above, please complete the registration form and turn in the counseling office by Friday December 22nd.  The mock exams are being offered free of charge.  The boot camp/test prep costs $10.  Please make checks payable to Estancia High School and pay at the ASB window. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 12/11/17




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SOY will be hosting a Winter Leadership Retreat during Presidents' Recess, Monday, February 19 to Wednesday, February 21 at the YMCA Camp Elk in Wrightwood.  Winter Camp gives teens a chance to connect with nature, one another, and great role models.  The camp includes workshops, guest speakers, hikes, crafts, team building activities, and archery.  Space is available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please see the attached flyer for more information about the camp and information about how to register. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 12/11/17




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

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




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Calendar Review Committee Recommendation

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

HVAC Plan

Collegiate Calendar Survey Results

 

Recomendación del Comité de Revisión de Calendario

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Hoja informative del calendario universitario

Plan de calefacción, ventilación, y aire acondicionado

Resultados de la encuesta de calendario universitario

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




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

 

Featured Story

Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom Article

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

 

6th-8th Grade Instructional Materials Piloted

NMUSD Implements Suicide Prevention Policies

New Trustee Area Boundary Map and Election System

College and Career Night

Construction Update

Community Spotlight: Trellis

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




Audience: 2017-2018 Activities, NCAA, PTSA, Library, Medical Pathway, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Teachers, Students, SPRING SPORTS, Parents, College Planning, Homepage, WINTER SPORTS, Athletics, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Programs, Grade 12, ASB Forms, Counseling, All Grades, Academics, FALL SPORTS, Activities, Campus News, School Site Council, Cheer, College Testing, ELAC, Staff, Financial Aid, Principals, Assistant Principals, EHS All Sports Boosters, Naviance, Construction Technology Pathway, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, Jennifer Chamberlin, Contact Us, Digital Media Arts Pathway, NAIA, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, Homepage, Resources, Community and Our School

Dear Parents/Guardians of students in Grade 9,

 

This year, Estancia High School established a new campus program called Link Crew to help freshmen with the transition to high school through academic and social mentoring.  Seventy 11th and 12th grade Link Crew Leaders were selected through a rigorous interview and training process to prepare them to serve as student leaders.  Their role is to help incoming freshmen as they assimilate to high school culture through activities specifically designed to promote and nurture individuality, self-esteem, team building, and inclusion within Estancia High School’s campus.  Each pair of volunteer Link Crew Leaders are responsible for working with an assigned group of 9-12 freshmen, meeting four times a week during instructional time allocated for the Estancia Tutorial-Advisory Program building friendships beyond their peer mentoring roles.  In order to better support the freshmen academically, Estancia High School will allow our Link Crew Leaders access to the School Loop portals of the freshmen they are assigned to work with to check student progress reports and provide tutoring and assistance as needed.  Access will also provide the Link Crew Leaders the opportunity to celebrate and encourage the successes of each 9th grader. 

 

If you are not in agreement with your child’s Link Crew Leaders having access to your son or daughter’s School Loop account to view their grades to provide additional support to your child, please contact me at (949) 515-6551 or jchamberlin@nmusd.us.   Also, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our Link Crew Program. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Chamberlin

Assistant Principal

Estancia High School

 

 

Queridos padres/guardianes de los estudiantes en Noveno grado

 

Este año, la Escuela Estancia estableció un nuevo programa en el campus llamado Link Crew para ayudar a los nuevos estudiantes con su transición a la escuela Secundaria, a través de mentores para ayuda académica y social.  Setenta estudiantes de 11 y 12 grados fueron seleccionados como líderes de Link Crew, a través de un rigurosa entrevista y proceso de entrenamiento y preparación para servir como líderes de estudiantes.  Su rol es ayudar a los nuevos estudiantes tanto asimilar la cultura de la escuela secundaria a través de actividades específicamente designadas para promover y nutrir individualmente la autoestima,  el trabajo en equipo, y la  inclusión en el campus de la Escuela Estancia.  Cada par de líderes voluntarios de Link Crew son responsables de trabajar con un grupo de 9 a 12 nuevos estudiantes asignados, reuniéndose cuatro veces por semana durante el tiempo de instrucción designado para la tutoría y asesoría de las Aguilas, construyendo una amistad más allá con su pares en el rol de mentores.  De manera de mejorar el apoyo académico de los nuevos estudiantes, la Escuela Estancia permitirá que los líderes de Link Crew accedan al portal de School Loop de los estudiantes de 9 grado que tengan asignados para que puedan trabajar y revisar el progreso de los estudiantes y proveer la tutoría y asistencia que sea necesaria.  El acceso dará a los líderes de Link Crew la oportunidad de celebrar y fomentar el éxito de los estudiantes de 9 grado.

 

Si usted no está de acuerdo con que el líder de Link Crew de su estudiante tenga acceso a la cuenta de School Loop de su hijo o hija para ver su notas y proveer apoyo adicional, por favor contácteme al (949) 515-6551 o email jchamberlin@nmusd.us.  Por favor, siéntase libre de contactarme si tiene preguntas acerca del programa de Link Crew.

 

Sinceramente,

 

Jennifer Chamberlin

Subdirectora

Escuela Estancia

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 11/29/17




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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: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, NAIA, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia High School Production Drama proudly presents Twelve Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose on November 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barbara Van Holt Theater at EHS.  Originally scripted at 12 Angry Men in the 1954 teleplay, 12 Angry Jurors is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest courtroom dramas of all time.  Tickets are $5 presale through the ASB Store or $10 general admission at the door.  Please see the attached flyer and press release for more information.  We hope your family can attend! 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 11/15/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, NAIA, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia High School's Counseling Department will be hosting a Financial Aid for College Workshop for students in Grade 12 and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. in EHS Room 207.  The workshop is for families who would like to learn about applying for financial aid for their student who plans on attending a four-year college or community college next year.  Information about how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Dream Act Application will be shared.  Parents/Guardians should bring their 2016 tax returns to the workshop to complete the financial aid application.  We hope to see you there!  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 11/13/17




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

 

Wednesday November 15, 2017

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

HOPE Clinic

2045 Meyer Place Bldg. C

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-515-6725

 

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer

Flu Vaccine Clinic Flyer - Spanish

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




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Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

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

 

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

  

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

 

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

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




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (N-MUSD) considering a shift to a collegiate calendar.  This shift would potentially start the school year up to three weeks prior to the Labor Day Holiday and end the first semester prior to winter break.  Please see the attached Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet for more information.  N-MUSD would like students and parents/guardians to participate in a survey on this issue.  Your input will help guide the Calendar Committee in developing their recommendation.  Please provide your input by responding to the survey by November 15, 2017

 

Families are also invited to attend an information meeting to learn more about the collegiate calendar and provide further input.  An information meeting will be held at Estancia High School on Wednesday, November 8 at 6 p.m. in the Main Gym. 

 

Collegiate Calendar Survey - English

 

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newport-Mesa (NMUSD) está considerando cambiar a un calendario  colegial. Este cambio comenzaría potencialmente el año escolar 3 semanas antes de la fiesta de Labor Day  y pondrá fin al primer semestre antes de vacaciones de invierno.  Por favor revise el Calendario Colegial adjunto con los detalles para obtener más información.  A N-MUSD le gustaría que las familias participen en una encuesta acerca de este asunto.   Su opinión ayudará al Comité de Calendario para desarrollar sus recomendaciones.    Por favor aporte con su opinión, respondiendo a la encuesta antes del 15 de noviembre del 2017.

 

Las familias están también invitadas a asistir a una reunión informativa para aprender más acerca del Calendario del Colegio y proporcionar ideas adicionales.  La reunión informativa se llevará a cabo en la escuela Estancia el miércoles 8 de noviembre a las 6 de la tarde en el gimnasio principal.

 

Encuasta sobre el calendario universitatio - Espanol

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 11/3/17




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

 

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

 

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

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

Collegiate Calendar Survey 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, NAIA, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

If you are planning on wearing a Halloween costume to school on Tuesday, October 31, please note the following: 

  • Students cannot wear masks or hoods as part of their costume
  • Students may not bring imitation weapons to school as part of their costume
  • Costumes must be in good taste, appropriate for the school setting, and follow our school dress code
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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/26/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, NAIA, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

There will be a community meeting on Monday, October 30 at 8:30 a.m. in the Estancia High School Staff Lounge regarding the Estancia pool.  Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials will share information at the meeting regarding the future plans for the Estancia pool and answer any questions community members in attendance may have.  Student athletes who do not have a 1st period class and are interested in hearing about the Estancia pool are also welcome to attend the meeting.  We hope you will be able to join us on Monday morning! 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/26/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, NAIA, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Even though Club Rush was held in the beginning of October, it's never too late to join a club at Estancia High School!  Attached is a list of all the clubs currently offered at Estancia, a short description of each club, when each club meets, and the meeting location.  We encourage all students to join at least one club.  If nothing on the list sounds interesting to you, start a new club.  Please see Ms. Figueroa in the ASB Office to learn how to start a club.  Get involved Eagles! 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, NAIA, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

SOY is now offering new dance and spin classes.  Classical Modern & Ballet will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Hip Hop will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. -6:15 p.m. and Spin class, taught by Soul Cycle Instructors, will be on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  All of these classes are FREE and held in SOY's new Dance Studio.  See the attached flyer for more information.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/23/17




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

 

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

 

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

 

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet

Collegiate Calendar Fact Sheet - Spanish

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




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, NAIA, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

he Battle of the Bell Varsity Football Game will be held tomorrow evening, Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m. at Mustang Field at Costa Mesa High School.  We wanted to provide you with some information about tomorrow’s game for all of you who are planning on attending.  We encourage students to purchase pre-sale tickets at Estancia High School.  Pre-sale tickets will be sold until 2 p.m. on Friday through the Estancia ASB Office.  This will ensure that spectators do not have to wait in long lines at Mustang Field as ticket windows are limited. Admission to the game is free for all students with an ASB Card.  There are two main areas to park - the OC Fair & Events Center (turn onto Arlington Drive and turn right into Gate 4 where the Costa Mesa Police Department will be present to escort fans across the street) or the front parking lot of Costa Mesa High School (turn into lot from Fairview Road and walk around school from Arlington Drive to Mustang Field).  The parking lot next to Mustang Field will be closed.  Food trucks will be in this designated area to purchase food before entering the field.  Estancia High School will be seated on the visitor’s side of the field.  Additional bleachers have been installed for the game to accommodate the size of the crowd anticipated.  You may want to consider arriving early to Mustang Field to get the best seats.  The gates will open at 5:30 p.m.   

 

Spectators are asked to demonstrate good sportsmanship at the game – no matter what the score.  Students are encouraged to show their Eagle spirit in a method that positively represents Estancia High School.  We are hoping to make the night a "Red Out" – so wear red to show your Eagle pride. Estancia Battle of the Bell t-shirts are still on sale at the Student Store for $10 – so buy one before they are sold out.

 

Go Eagles! 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, NAIA, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Construction of a landscaped median on Placentia Avenue began this week.  A raised median will be installed between Estancia High School and Adams Avenue.  As a result of the construction, traffic will be restricted to one-lane in both directions on Placentia Avenue for the first three weeks of the project.   Construction will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until the project's completion.  The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2018.  Click on the link below for additional information about the project.

 

Placentia Avenue Median Project

 

Please be aware that the construction has an impact on traffic around Estancia High School.  Students and their families should allow for additional time to travel to and from school.  Students who walk, bike or skate to school should be extra cautious as traffic lanes will be reduced during construction. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Need community service hours?  Two local elementary schools are in need of volunteers for their upcoming fall festivals.  Both opportunities sound like fun ways to earn community service hours! 

 

California Elementary is looking for students to help with their annual Halloween Hoot on Thursday, October 26 from 4 to 8 p.m.  Dinner and snacks will be provided to volunteers. Volunteers are asked to dress as monsters and be a part of their haunted house.  If interested in helping, please text or call Liz at 714-292-9633.

 

Victoria Elementary is hosting this Fall Festival on Friday, October 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. in their quad.  Volunteers are needed to help with their game booths, food booths, and activity booths.  If interested in helping, please contact Allison at allimann949@gmail.com.

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/18/17




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District in partnership with the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments would like to provide you with the important attached announcements regarding Halloween safety.

 

Halloween Safety Flyer

Halloween Safety Flyer - Spanish

 

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




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

 

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

School Calendar and Student Holidays Website

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




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Newport-Mesa Unified School District
 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Board of Education

Notice of Public Hearing

 

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

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

 

For further information, please contact:

Vanessa Galey

Director, Special Projects

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us
 

Distrito Escolar Unificado Newport-Mesa

Mesa Directiva de Educación

Aviso de Audiencia Pública

 

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

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

 

Para Información, por favor comuníquese con:

Vanessa Galey

Directora, Proyectos Especiales

714-424-8983

vgaley@nmusd.us

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




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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: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Do you need help with your homework assignments?

 

Do you need a quiet place to complete homework assignments and study for exams?

 

If the answer is yes, the Eagles Nest Tutoring Center is open and ready to assist you.  The Tutoring Center is located in Room 205.  It is open Monday through Thursday during Periods 1, 2, 7, and 8.  It is open until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.   Teachers and peer tutors are available to assist students in the Tutoring Center.  Computers are also available for student use. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/6/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia High School's Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, October 14 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the EHS Commons.  The theme is "Candy Land".  Tickets are on sale now for the dance through the ASB Store.  See the attached flyer for more information about ticket prices.  Tickets will be sold through Friday, October 13.  No tickets will be sold at the door of the dance.

 

Estancia students must complete a clearance form to purchase a ticket for the dance.  The clearance form is attached.  Students in Grade 10 must have completed at least 5 hours of community service.  Students in Grade 11 must have completed at least 15 hours and students in Grade 12 must have completed at least 20 hours of community service.  There is no community service requirement for students in Grade 9.  Students must also pay any library fees or fines before purchasing a ticket.  Estancia students can bring an approved guest under the age of 21 to the dance.  Guest passes must be turned in by Wednesday, October 11.  The guest pass form is attached.  

 

Alcohol detection devices are used at all dances sponsored by Estancia High School.  All students and their guests will be screened before entering the dance.  

 

If you have any questions regarding the Homecoming Dance, please contact the ASB Office at (949) 515-6506.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/6/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia High School would like to invite your family to Back to School Night on Thursday, October 5.  The evening will begin with a short presentation in the Main Gym at 6:30 p.m.  Classroom visits will begin at 6:55 p.m.  Students were provided with a schedule to complete and give to their parents/guardians in advance of Back to School Night.  The schedule is attached.  If you have any questions regarding Back to School Night, please contact the Main Office at (949) 515-6500.  We look forward to meeting your family on Thursday evening!  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/3/17




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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: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, NCAA, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia High School Seniors who are signed up to take the November SAT are eligible to participate in a FREE SAT BOOT CAMP at Estancia.  The boot camp with take place on the three Saturdays preceding the SAT test on November 4th.  Please see attached flyer and registration form for more information or stop by the Counseling Office.  This is a great way to increase your SAT scores! 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/2/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, 2017-2018 Activities, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Do you need community service hours to attend the Homecoming Dance?  If so, please view the attached list of community service opportunities the school has been made aware of in the month of October.  Below are a few of the ways you can earn community service hours:

  • Attend Peer Court at Back Bay High School on October 5
  • Participate in a beach clean-up on October 7
  • Volunteer to be a monster at California Elementary School's Halloween Hoot on October 26
  • Help restore Upper Newport Bay on October 28

Remember to bring the attached Community Service Verification Form with you when you volunteer.  Turn in the completed forms in the Counseling Office. 

 

Keep in mind that community service needs to occur at a non-profit organization such as a school, public library, church, soup kitchen, senior citizen's center, or animal shelter.  Volunteering your time at someone's business does not count as community service even if you are not paid for your time.  If you have any questions about community service, please see Miss Chamberlin in the Main Office. 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 9/29/17




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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Links:
 

Smarter Balanced Test Results
 

Parent and Student Resources
 

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

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




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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

State of the Schools Invite
State of the Schools Breakfast Invitation

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




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Seniors who were not able to take their senior portraits over the summer can make an appointment to take their senior portrait October 2-4 when the photography studio will be on campus. Students must go to www.laurenportraits.com to schedule an appointment. To create an account, students must use their client ID #.  ID #s were sent via mail during summer.  Seniors can also look for their Client ID # which is posted outside of the Yearbook classroom (Room 252).  If a student is new to Estancia High School, he or she will need to create an account using the following password - Estancia Eagles.  Portraits will be taken in the Faculty Lounge by appointment only.  The portraits will be included in the yearbook.  School ID photos are not used for seniors in the yearbook.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Chromebook Checkout Agreement

 

A Chromebook will be checked out to your son or daughter this year to keep for the next 4 years.  Students may have the privilege to take their Chromebook computers home each evening. Like other learning tools, such as dictionaries, pencils, and paper, this technology is designed to help students learn. The goal of the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative is to facilitate student use of technology as a tool for learning in all curriculum areas.

 

Using and taking home a Chromebook requires a level of responsibility and commitment from each student and parent/guardian. Before a Chromebook will be checked out to a student, he or she (and his/her parents/guardians) must commit to each of the following responsibilities:

 

1. To sign and return (a) Parent/Student Contract (this slip), (b) Acceptable Use Agreement for Chromebook Computers.

 

2. To treat the Chromebook computer with care, as if it were a “$250 egg.”

 

3. To take responsibility for not leaving Chromebook/backpack lying around outside/playground.

 

4. To use the keyboard in a way that does not “pop” keys off the keyboard.

 

5. To refrain from loaning the Chromebook to others.

 

6. To bring the Chromebook computer to class each day with batteries fully charged.

 

7. To return from holiday breaks (including summer) with the Chromebook.

 

8. To accept financial responsibility for damage or loss of the Chromebook. (Cost is $250)

 

9. To refrain from placing sensitive personal data on the Chromebook (ex. bank account or credit card information).

 

10. N-MUSD does not provide web filtering for home access to the Internet. This is the parent’s responsibility to ensure safety on the Internet.

 

11. To return the Chromebook to the school if you are leaving the district.

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Please see the attached letter to parents and students from Mr. Halt, Principal of Estancia High School. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 9/7/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

The Estancia High School Counseling Department presents New Parent Orientation on Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the EHS Theater.  Parents and guardians in attendance will have the opportunity to:

  •  Meet their student's counselor
  •  Learn about the N-MUSD graduation requirements
  •  Learn about the A-G requirements for admission to a UC or CSU campus
  •  Learn about various courses, career pathways, and programs offered at Estancia
  •  Find out how their student can become involved on campus

The event is intended for new Estancia parents/guardians but all are welcome to attend.  Spanish interpretation will be available.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 9/7/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia High School's first dance of the school year, the Aloha Dance, will be on Friday, September 8 after the home football game in the small side of the Main Gym.  The dance will be from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 with an ASB Card, $10 without an ASB Card, or $2 for freshmen.  Tickets can be purchased at the door of the dance.  The dance is only for Estancia High School students.  Students from other schools are not able to attend the dance. Students should bring their Estancia High School ID Card to enter the dance.  Alcohol detection devices will be used upon entrance to the dance.   

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Published: 9/7/17




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

 

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

 

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

 

Upcoming Public Hearings:

 

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

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

 

September 18, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor High School Theater

600 Irvine Avenue

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

September 28, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Costa Mesa High School

Theatre

2650 Fairview Road

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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

 

October 9, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Boardroom

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

Public Hearing Format:

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

Background:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Next Steps:

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Próximas Audiencias Públicas:

 

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

 

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

 

Septiembre 18, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport Harbor High School Teatro

600 Irvine Avenue

Newport Beach, CA 92663

 

Septiembre 28, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Costa Mesa High School

Teatro

2650 Fairview Road

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

 

Octubre 9, 2017*

6:00 p.m.

Newport-Mesa Unified School   Sala de Conferencias

2985 Bear Street

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

 

 

Formato de la Audiencia Pública:

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

Antecedentes:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Siguientes pasos:

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

 

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

 

 

 

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




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

 

National School Lunch and Breakfast Program Flyer

 

Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals Online
 

Add Funds to your Student’s Meal Account Online

 

 

 

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




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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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Published: 7/13/17




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




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Dear Parents of Graduating Seniors,

 

Congratulations to the senior class members of Estancia High School.  Graduation should be an occasion for pride and reflection.  Please discuss with your senior the importance of responsible behavior during their graduation ceremonies.  As mandated by school board policy, logical consequences for inappropriate behavior, such as removal from the ceremony, is possible. Everyone at EHS appreciates what you and the students have done to bring us to this point in time and we ask for your continuing support during these final days.

 

Commencement exercises are Thursday, June 22 at 3:00 pm in Jim Scott Stadium.  While participation in the graduation ceremony is not mandatory, most graduating seniors and their families attend.  In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, a senior must have completed the required courses and credits.

 

If everyone cooperates, this very special event will occur in a fashion befitting its significance.  Please observe the guidelines listed below:

  1. Parents and their guests are not permitted to cross or enter the field area before, during or after the graduation ceremony.
  2. No alcoholic beverages or smoking (including e-cigarettes) is permitted at the Jim Scott Stadium or on the Estancia campus.
  3. Seniors are not permitted to have gum, food, or beverages of any kind on the field.
  4. Seniors who arrive late will not be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.
  5. Students should report to the rear of the stadium close to the scoreboard by 2:00 pm.
  6. Students receiving academic recognition can wear honor cords and medallions issued by the school.  All other decorations and flowers/leis are prohibited during the ceremony.  Students are not allowed to decorate their caps.
  7. Seniors are to leave their personal belongings (cell phones, cameras, purses, etc.) with a family member as they are not allowed to have these items during the ceremony. 
  8. The audience shall remain seated during the entire ceremony.
  9. Staff members will conduct an open-gown check of all students for inappropriate materials prior to the ceremony.  Caps and gowns are not to be put on until students have been checked.  Staff members will also conduct an alcohol screening of all students.
  10. Any student whose behavior detracts from the dignity of the ceremony will be removed by school officials.
  11. Any student under the influence or in possession of alcoholic beverages or drugs will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony.
  12. Boys should wear slacks, dress shirt, tie, and shoes.  Girls should wear dresses, skirts, dress pants, blouses, and flat shoes. Spiked heels are not allowed on the turf at the stadium.

Students whose dress is obviously inappropriate will not participate in the event.  The ceremony begins promptly at 3:00 pm on Thursday, June 22 at Jim Scott Stadium.  Please arrive early as we anticipate seating of approximately 3,000 guests.  No tickets are needed for the event.

 

In closing, I would like to thank you for your efforts and offer congratulations on your successes.  This is a great senior class and I am confident that we will see many positive contributions to our community, state and nation from the class of 2017.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Michael Halt

Principal

 

 

Estimados Padres de Familia de Estudiantes que Están por Graduarse:

 

Felicidades a los estudiantes que están por graduarse de la Escuela Preparatoria Estancia.  La ceremonia de graduación debe ser una ocasión de orgullo y reflexión. Favor de hablar con su estudiante sobre la importancia de tener un comportamiento responsable durante su ceremonia de graduación.  El mandato de la junta directiva del distrito escolar indica que existen consecuencias lógicas por el comportamiento inapropiado, incluyendo que se les pida que se retiren de la ceremonia.  Todos aquí en EHS apreciamos lo que ustedes y sus estudiantes han hecho hasta este punto y esperamos que su apoyo continué durante estos días finales.

 

La ceremonia de graduación se llevará acabo el día jueves 22 de junio a la 3:00 p.m. en el Estadio Jim Scott.  La participación en la ceremonia de graduación no es obligatoria, sin embargo la mayoría de los alumnos y sus familias asisten.  Para participar en la ceremonia de graduación, el alumno del grado 12 debe haber cumplido con las materias requeridas y créditos.

 

Si todos cooperan, el evento se llevará acabo de una forma muy apropiada de acuerdo con su significado. Se les pide que cumplan con las siguientes normas:

 

  1. No se les permite a los padres e invitados entrar en el área de graduación (campo de deportes) antes, durante o después de la ceremonia de graduación.
  2. No se permite el consumo de bebidas alcohólicas o fumar (incluyendo cigarros electrónicos) en el estadio Jim Scott o en cualquier parte del plantel escolar de Estancia.
  3. No se permite que los alumnos que se gradúan tengan chicle, comida o bebías de cualquier tipo al campo de deporte.
  4. Los alumnos del grado 12 que lleguen tarde a la ceremonia de graduación no se les permitirá participar.
  5. Los estudiantes deben reportarse al área del marcador antes de las 2:00 p.m.
  6. Aquellos estudiantes que reciban un reconocimiento académico otorgado por la escuela, podrán llevar puestos los cordones y las medallas de honor.  Todo otro tipo de decoración o flores son prohibidas durante la ceremonia.  No se permite que los estudiantes decoren su gorro de graduación.
  7. Los estudiantes que se gradúan deben dejar sus propiedades personales (teléfonos celulares, cámaras, bolsas, etc.) con un familiar debido a que no se permite tener estos artículos durante la ceremonia.
  8. La audiencia permanecerá sentada durante la ceremonia en su totalidad.
  9. Miembros del personal escolar revisaran las togas de graduación de todos los estudiantes para asegurarse que no lleven artículos inapropiados a la ceremonia. Los estudiantes no deben llevar puesta la toga y el gorro de graduación hasta después de que sean revisados. Los miembros del personal escolar también revisaran por alcohol en todos los estudiantes.
  10. Cualquier estudiante cuyo comportamiento distraiga de la dignidad de la ceremonia será removido de la ceremonia por oficiales escolares.
  11. Cualquier estudiante que este bajo la influencia o en posesión de bebidas alcohólicas o drogas no se le permitirá participar en la ceremonia de graduación.
  12. Los varones deben llevar puesto un pantalón de vestir, camisa de vestir, corbata y zapatos de vestir. Las mujeres deben llevar puesto un vestido, falda, pantalón formal, blusa y zapatos planos.  No se permite zapato de tacón en el césped del estadio.

 

Los estudiantes que se vistan de forma inapropiada no participarán en este evento.  La ceremonia se dará inicio a las 3:00 p.m. en punto el día jueves 22 de junio en el Estadio Jim Scott.  Por favor llegue lo más antes posible puesto que anticipamos que ese día tendremos aproximadamente 3,000 invitados.  No se necesitaran boletos para este evento.

 

Finalmente, yo quiero agradecerles todos sus esfuerzos y les ofrezco felicitaciones por sus éxitos.  Esta es una clase estupenda y estoy seguro de que veremos muchas contribuciones positivas de parte de los alumnos de la clase del 2017 hacia nuestra comunidad, estado y nación.

 

Sinceramente,

 

 

Mr. Michael Halt

Director

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 6/15/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Estancia High School is excited to announce a new tutorial/advisory program for the 2017-2018 school year which will offer expanded and flexible options for Estancia students.  Designed by Estancia High School teachers and staff and modeled after other successful schools, our new tutorial/advisory program will increase academic achievement, offer more individualized assistance from teachers and peers, and help students build social relationships at school.  For nearly twenty years, Estancia High School has offered Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) during the school day.  Beginning in September, Silent Sustained Reading will be discontinued as a school-wide program and instructional time previously set aside for Silent Sustained Reading will be reallocated to our new tutorial/advisory program.  Although reading will continue to remain an instructional priority for Estancia High School, there are additional challenges we would like to address including the following:  providing students with increased support in Math, forming strong student-to-school connections, offering extended learning opportunities in advanced courses, and providing motivating incentives for students to earn good grades and demonstrate positive behavior. 

 

The new tutorial/advisory program will involve four components:  Eagle Advisory, Eagle Study and Read, Eagle Tutorial, and Eagle Activities.  Students will be placed into one of these four areas during Advisory time. 

  • Eagle Advisory is designed to assist all incoming 9th grade students in making a successful transition from middle school to high school.  It is an opportunity for students to build social relationships, become familiar with the culture of the school, work on assignments, and get assistance from their upperclassmen Link Crew Leaders.  All freshmen will automatically be enrolled in Eagle Advisory and will attend this advisory on block days.  Link Crew Leaders will be assigned to each class to provide freshmen with mentorship, guidance, and academic support.
  • Eagle Study and Read offers students in Grades 10-12 additional time during the school day to study, work on homework assignments, read for a course or for pleasure, or get help from a teacher or a peer.  Most sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be enrolled in Eagle Study and Read.
  • Eagle Tutorial will offer students who are struggling in a particular subject area, such as Math, additional time and tutoring.  They will be able to receive help from a teacher and peer tutors in that content area.  Students will be enrolled in an Eagle Tutorial if they are a sophomore, junior or senior identified as in need of extra assistance as evidenced by their grades. 
  • Eagle Activities will enable sophomores, juniors and seniors in good academic standing to select  extended learning opportunities for advanced courses or participate in enrichment activities such as Link Crew, Academic Decathlon, and new “mini electives”.  The “mini electives” will allow students to further develop their critical thinking skills, engage in dialogue, complete college applications, or take part in additional motivating activities. 

Current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be asked to take a survey before the school year ends so we can assess their interests, needs, and desires. Students will be informed of their tutorial/advisory assignment on the first day of school, September 5 and will attend their assigned tutorial/advisory four times a week on block days from 9:35 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.  If you have any questions regarding the tutorial/advisory program, feel free to contact me at mhalt@nmusd.us.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Michael Halt

Estancia High School Principal 

 

 

Estimados Padres y Guardianes,

 

La Escuela Preparatoria Estancia tiene el placer de anunciar un nuevo programa de tutoría y asesoramiento para el año escolar 2017-2018 que ofrecerá opciones amplias y flexibles para los estudiantes de Estancia.  Este nuevo programa de tutoría y asesoramiento fue diseñado por maestros y el personal de la Escuela Preparatoria Estancia y está basado en otros exitosos programas escolares, nuestro nuevo programa de tutoría y asesoramiento incrementara el aprovechamiento académico de los estudiantes, ofrecerá más asistencia individualizada por parte de los maestros y compañeros, y ayudara a los estudiantes a formar relaciones sociales en la escuela.  Durante casi veinte años, la Escuela Preparatoria Estancia ha ofrecido un tiempo de Lectura Silenciosa (SSR por sus siglas en ingles) en el día escolar.  Empezando en septiembre, el tiempo de Lectura Silenciosa será descontinuado como programa a nivel escolar y el tiempo de instrucción previamente apartado para el tiempo de Lectura Silenciosa será reasignado para nuestro nuevo programa de tutoría y asesoramiento. Aunque la lectura continuara siendo una prioridad de instrucción para la Escuela Preparatoria Estancia, hay retos adicionales que nos gustaría abordar incluyendo lo siguiente: incrementar el apoyo de matemáticas para los estudiantes, formar fuertes conexiones entre los estudiantes y la escuela, ofrecer oportunidades amplias de aprendizaje para cursos avanzados, y proveer incentivos de motivación para los estudiantes para obtener buenas calificaciones y demostrar comportamiento positivo.

 

El nuevo programa de tutoría y asesoramiento incluirá cuatro componentes: Asesoría de Águilas, Estudio y Lectura de Águilas, Tutoría de Águilas, y Actividades de Águilas.   Los estudiantes serán asignados a una de estas cuatro áreas durante el tiempo de Asesoramiento.

 

  • La Asesoría de Águilas esta desenada para ayudar a todos los estudiantes del 9° grado para tener una transición exitosa de la escuela secundaria a la escuela preparatoria.  Es una oportunidad para que los estudiantes formen relaciones sociales, se familiaricen  con la cultura de la escuela, para que trabajen en sus asignaturas, y para que reciban asistencia de sus compañeros del onceavo y doceavo grado líderes del programa Link Crew.  Todos los estudiantes de noveno grado serán automáticamente inscritos en la Asesoría de Águilas y asistirán a este asesoramiento en los días de horario de bloque.  Los líderes de Link Crew serán asignados a una clase para proveer tutoría, asesoramiento y apoyo académico. 
  • El Estudio y Lectura de Águilas le ofrecerá a los estudiantes de los Grados 10 al 12 tiempo adicional durante el día para estudiar, trabajar en sus tareas y leer o recibir ayuda de los maestros o compañeros.  La mayor parte de los estudiantes en los grados del decimo, onceavo y doceavo serán inscritos en el Estudio y Lectura de Águilas.
  • La Tutoría de Águilas le ofrecerá ayuda a los estudiantes que están teniendo dificultades en áreas específicas, como matemáticas, el tiempo y tutoría adicional.  Ellos podrán recibir ayuda de un maestro o tutoría de un compañero en esa materia.  Los estudiantes estarán inscritos en Tutoría de Águilas si son identificados como estudiantes en los grados del decimo, onceavo y doceavo que necesiten asistencia extra, demostrado por sus calificaciones.
  • Las Actividades de Águilas ofrecerán a los estudiantes con buen rendimiento académico en los grados del decimo, onceavo y doceavo  la oportunidad de ampliar su aprendizaje y de seleccionar actividades de enriquecimiento tal como Link Crew, Decatlón Académico, y de nuevas “mini-clases optivas”.  Las  “mini-clases optivas” permitirán que los estudiantes desarrollen sus habilidades de pensamiento crítico, participar en dialogo, que completen sus solicitudes para el colegio, o que tomen parte de actividades adicionales que motivan a los estudiantes.

Los estudiantes que actualmente están en los grados de noveno, doceavo y onceavo tomarán una encuesta antes de que termine este año escolar para que iniciemos el asesoramiento de sus intereses, necesidades y deseos.  Los estudiantes serán informados sobre su asignatura de tutoría y asesoramiento el primer día de clases, que será el 5 de septiembre y asistirán a su asignatura de tutoría y asesoramiento cuatro veces a la semana en los días del horario de bloque de las 9:35 a.m. a las 10:05 a.m.  Si tienen preguntas sobre el programa de tutoría y asesoramiento, no duden en comunicarse conmigo escribiendo un correo electrónico a mhalt@nmusd.us.

 

 

Sinceramente,

 

Michael Halt

Director de la Escuela Preparatoria Estancia

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 6/12/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

The PTSA-sponsored Graduation Kick-Off Event at Disneyland/California Adventure is right around the corner.  Below is information about the event for seniors who purchased a ticket.  No additional tickets are being sold.

 

When?  Saturday, June 17, 2017

 

When?  4:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

 

Where do we meet?  Seniors are to report to the Commons by 4:00 p.m. to check in.  Seniors must bring a picture I.D. to check in.  All students are subject to being searched by the chaperones to ensure a safe event for our seniors. 

 

How will we be transported to Disneyland?  On school buses

 

What should I wear and what can I bring with me into the park?  Please see the attached dress code guidelines issued by Disneyland.  Please pay special attention to the prohibited items list included in the guidelines.  Students are not allowed to bring food or drinks, perfume, selfie sticks, markers or highlighters, alcohol, illegal substances, or tobacco products. 

 

When will the event at Disneyland/California Adventure end?  2:00 a.m.

 

When and how will students get back to campus?  Students will return to Estancia High School by school bus between 3:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.  Students must return on the school bus.  Families should make arrangements to pick up their students from Estancia High School.

 

Who should I contact if I have any questions about the event?  Mrs. Tehnaz Rutledge, PTSA President, at rutledge@aol.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tehnaz Rutledge

Estancia PTSA President

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 6/8/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia High School will be on a minimum day bell schedule on Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th as seniors present their Senior Projects in the afternoon.  Students who do not have a 7th or 8th period class will be released from school at 11:20 a.m.  Students who have a 7th or 8th period class will be released at 12:25 p.m.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 6/5/17




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




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




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Rea Elementary School is in need of volunteers to help with their annual Spring Festival on Friday, May 26.  Help is needed setting up for the event at 2 p.m. and also with running game booths and food sales from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  If you are interested in helping, please contact Ms. Menendez at vmenendez@nmusd.us or at (949) 515-6905 extension 2527. 

 

Victoria Elementary School is in need of 15 volunteers to help with their annual Spring Fling on Friday, June 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Volunteers will help with their game and food booths.  Volunteers should check in 3:45 p.m. at the lunch tables.  If you would like to help, please contact Allison Mann at (949) 375-3934 or alliraye@aol.com

 

The Tower on 19th, a senior living community, is looking for volunteers to help senior citizens learn how to use technology.  Assistance is needed teaching seniors how to create an email and how to save a contact on their cell phone.  The Tower on 19th is also looking for volunteers who would like to color with senior citizens and teach residents how to speak Spanish.  They will work around your school schedule.  If you would like to help and earn community service hours, please contact Diana Guido at am2.toweron19th@madronaridgellc.com or call her at (949) 642-9941. 

 

Remember to bring the attached Community Service Verification Form with you when you volunteer.

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 5/25/17




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




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia High School's Prom will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the Westminster Rose Center in Westminster.  Tickets for the dance will go on sale beginning May 15.  Discounted pricing will be offered for students who purchase their tickets before Friday, May 19th at lunch. 

 

Purchase tickets May 15-19 - $80 with ASB Card or $90 without an ASB Crd

 

Purchase tickets May 22-30 - $90 with ASB Card or $100 without an ASB Card

 

The last day to purchase a ticket is Tuesday, May 30.  No tickets will be sold at the door of the dance.  All library fines and fees for lost books, sports uniforms, sports gear, and ASB fees must be cleared before purchasing a ticket.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 5/22/17




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

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




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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




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

Community Newsletter
Community Newsletter

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




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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




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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




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

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Reports

 

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

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

 

Consent

 

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

 

Discussion/Action

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

May 9, 2017 Full Board Meeting Agenda

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

Dr. Fred Navarro, Superintendent

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




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

If you are interested in having fun while earning community service hours, the Prom hosted by the Special Education Department is having its 10th Anniversary Prom on Friday, June 2 from 7-10pm. Those interested would assist in decorating, serving food/desserts, clearing trash from guest tables, and cleaning up at the end of the evening. Please see Mrs. Atkins in Room 324 if you’d like to sign up or have further questions.

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 5/4/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Need community service hours?  Back Bay High School will be hosting Peer Court on Wednesday, May 17 at 2:15 p.m. in their Multi-Purpose Room.  Peer Court is a juvenile crime diversion program that offers a second chance to first-time juvenile offenders who have committed non-violent misdemeanors.  It's a valuable educational experience to all high school students.  High school students are selected to serve as "jurors" and hear the cases presented before them and assign appropriate sanctions.  Students can also sit in the audience and observe while learning about the juvenile justice system and the importance of making responsible decisions.  By attending the event you can earn community service hours.  Just show up to Back Bay High School by 2:15 p.m. and check in at the their Multi-Purpose Room.  Remember to bring the attached Community Service Verification Form with you.  

 

Back Bay High School is located at 390 Monte Vista Avenue in Costa Mesa.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 5/3/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

There will be a PTSA meeting on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the Choral Room.  The Estancia PTSA has invited a speaker from the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force to education families about how predators utilize technology to sexually exploit children through the use of websites, chat rooms, newsgroups, and peer-to-peer trading.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia Cheerleading will be hosting a Spirit Night on Friday, May 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Main Gym. Estancia Cheer will showcase their routines from tryouts to competition season and introduce the 2017-2018 Cheerleading Team.  The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students and children.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Do you need community service hours to attend Prom or graduate in June?  If so, please see the attached Community Service Bulletin which lists opportunities to earn community service hours during the month of May.  Remember to bring the attached Community Service Verification Form with you when you volunteer.  If you have any questions regarding the community service graduation requirement, please see Miss Chamberlin in the Main Office. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 5/1/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Auditions for Estancia's award-winning Production Drama class is holding auditions for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students with any level of experience are welcome to audition.  Auditions will be held on Friday, May 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the theater  Interested students should pick up an application from the ASB Office or Ms. Maranian in Room 373 and prepare a monologue from a play. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 4/28/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Please see the attached document which explains the enrollment and registration process for students who are new to the school district and would like to attend Estancia High School in the fall.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 4/27/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Construction Technology Pathway, Contact Us, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Do you need community service hours?  Newport-Mesa Unified School District is in need of student volunteers to help with their 2nd Annual Digital Learning Day this Saturday, April 29 at Kaiser Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Volunteers can work 2 hour shifts or more if possible.  Lunch will be provided.  If you would like to volunteer, please register using the link below.  Remember to bring the attached Community Service Verification Form with you when you volunteer. 

 

https://docs.google.com/a/nmusd.us/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmi3hUNEFaHpUCx-XUUJv7CLU6vfQ4dngpTExKX8R6m6R8VA/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 4/24/17




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Super-Star Awards

“Celebrating Excellence”

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

 

This is what excellence is all about.

It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying

attention to the smallest detail and going the extra mile.

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

Celebrating Excellence!

 

Nominations are now being accepted for Employee

Super-Stars. Nominations need to be received

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

 

Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and

complete the Online Nomination Form. You may submit your

nomination anonymously, if desired. All nominations will be

considered by the Super-Star Awards Selection

Committee. Recipients will be honored at a Board of

Education meeting and receive a pin, certificate and a

personally engraved award plaque.

 

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

specific about the individual’s unique and compelling

contribution(s).

 

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

Personnel at vcaldwell@nmusd.us

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




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

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition

 

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

 

Reports

 

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

 

Consent

 

Various routine contractual agreements related to the following:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Resolution Consent

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Sincerely,

 

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

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




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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: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Are you an incoming freshmen who is interested in serving on Estancia High School's ASB next year?  Applications for the 2017-2018 Associated Student Body are now available.  ASB is our student government program that organizes activities to promote school spirit such as pep assemblies, dances, break and lunch activities, and student recognition.  Estancia's ASB is looking for responsible, reliable, and dependable students who would like to have a positive impact on the school.  Students interested in serving as student leaders on ASB must complete the attached application. Completed applications should be turned into Mr. Obey at TeWinkle Middle School or to the front desk in the Main Office at Estancia High School.  Applications for incoming freshmen are due by April 19th.  If you have any questions regarding ASB or the application process, please see contact Ms. Figueroa at mafigueroa@nmusd.us.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 4/4/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Are you interested in being a Link Crew Leader next year?  Estancia High School is looking for current 10th and 11th grade students who would like the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our incoming 9th grade students. 

 

Some qualities we are looking for in a GREAT Link Crew Leader:        

  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness to lead others
  • Responsible enough to manage a group                       
  • Commitment to be involved all year
  • Good attendance
  • Willingness to take risks
  • Interest in helping others
  • Positive role model
  • Enthusiastic
  • Respect for diverse ideas & personalities
  • Accountable to self and others
  • A minimum GPA of a 2.0

Please see the attached applications.  There is an application for new Link Crew leaders and a separate application for students who would like to return as a Link Crew Leader.  Applications for Link Crew Leaders are due by April 19 to Miss Chamberlin in the front office.  If you have any questions regarding Link Crew, please speak with Ms. Moore in Room 249 or Mr. Rodig in Room 251.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 4/4/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Are you interested in trying out for the 2017-2018 Estancia Cheerleading Team?  Cheerleading tryouts are coming up next month.  Whether you are a returning cheerleader or a new candidate, anyone interested in participating in tryouts must attend the mandatory meeting with a parent or guardian on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the EHS Choral Room.  The tryout process and schedules for summer, fall, winter, and spring will be discussed at the meeting. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 4/4/17




Audience: Homepage

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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




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

 

The 2017 NMUSD Classified Employee of the Year winners are:

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

Please click here to read news item for more information!

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




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Students using Chromebooks

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Initiative includes the following:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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




Audience: Homepage

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

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Report:

 

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

 

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

 

Discussion/Action:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Sincerely,

 

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

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




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia High School will be hosting Future Eagle Night & Spring Open House on Thursday, March 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The evening will begin with a presentation to incoming 9th grade students and their families in the Main Gym at 6:30 p.m.  Following the conclusion of the presentation, there will be an information fair in the Commons highlighting the academic, athletic and activity programs offered at Estancia High School.  Campus tours will also be offered to families.  We hope your family can join us that evening! 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 3/27/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

The Estancia High School PTSA will be selling tickets for a Graduation Week Kickoff Event at Disneyland and California Adventure Park on Wednesdays in the Commons during break beginning on Wednesday, February 1. The last to purchase a ticket for the event is April 24.  The Graduation Week Kickoff Event at Disneyland and California Adventure Park will be on Saturday, June 17.  The cost of the event is $100 per senior which includes transportation to and from the Disneyland.  For more information about the event, please see the attached information forms.  

 

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 3/22/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Are you interested in serving on ASB next year?  Applications for the 2017-2018 Associated Student Body are now available.  ASB is our student government program that organizes activities to promote school spirit such as pep assemblies, dances, break and lunch activities, and student recognition.  Estancia's ASB is looking for responsible, reliable, and dependable students who would like to have a positive impact on the school. Students interested in serving as student leaders on ASB must complete the attached application. Completed applications are due back in the ASB office by April 6th.  If you have any questions regarding ASB or the application process, please see Ms. Figueroa in Room 269 or the ASB office.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 3/21/17




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

 

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

 

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

 

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - English

Trustee Boundary Public Hearing Press Release - Spanish

 

Thank you,

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




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Have you ever heard of the Estancia Gridiron Girls Game, formerly known as the Estancia Powder Puff Football Game? It's that time of year again!  Any junior and senior girls interested in playing in the Gridiron Girls Game to win the coveted "blinged" out football and bragging rights, can pick up information at the end of this month in the Commons during lunch.  Look for the big sign that says "GRIDIRON GIRLS" and you'll find Coach Yumi with all of the details. 

 

Junior and Senior boys....We don't want you missing out on the fun either!  We're also looking for junior and senior boys brave enough to cheer on the girls and participate in the jaw-dropping halftime! 

 

Don't miss the fun!

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage

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

 

Please click here to learn more about the Dashboard.

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




Audience: Homepage

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

 

Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:

 

Recognition:

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

 

Report:

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

 

Public Hearing:

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

 

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

 

Discussion/Action:

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

 

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

 

General Board Meeting Overview

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Fred Navarro

Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District

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




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Estancia High School students will be participating in the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) survey March 15-31.  The survey will assist Newport-Mesa Unified School District in determining its' effectiveness in achieving its LCAP goal.  Please see the attached letter regarding the survey as well as the questions students will be asked to respond to.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 3/13/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

The Estancia High School Counseling Department will be offering a Community College Fair on Thursday, March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the EHS Theater.  Representatives from our local community colleges will be here to present to seniors about the programs they offer on their campuses and any answer any questions you may have.  If you would like to attend the event, please sign up in the Counseling Office. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 3/10/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Do you need community service hours?  If so, please look at the attached list of community service opportunities during the month of March.  You can earn community service hours for the following:

 

  • Help feed the hungry on March 11
  • Attend the Estancia High School PTSA meeting on March 13
  • Help the Surfrider Foundation clean up Huntington Harbor on March 25
  • Donate blood during Estancia High School's Blood Drive on March 29
  • Help clean up Fairview Park on April 1

Remember to bring the attached Community Service Verification Form with you when you volunteer.  If you have any questions regarding community service, please see Miss Chamberlin in the Main Office.

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 3/8/17




Audience: Jennifer Chamberlin, Homepage, Academics, Activities, ASB Forms, Athletics, Campus News, Cheer, Co-Curricular Programs & Clubs, College Planning, College Testing, Community, Constitiution, Construction Technology Pathway, Counseling, Digital Media Arts Pathway, EHS All Sports Boosters, ELAC, Engineering & Design Signature Academy, Estancia & TeWinkle Schools Foundation, FALL SPORTS, Financial Aid, Library, Medical Pathway, Naviance, Our School, Programs, PTSA, Resources, School Site Council, SPRING SPORTS, WINTER SPORTS, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

The City of Costa Mesa Parks and Community Services Department is sponsoring a "Teens Give Back" park cleanup event in honor of Earth Day at Fairview Park on Saturday, April 1 from 8:30-11:30 a.m.  Earn 3 hours of community service for helping keep our local park clean and breakfast will be provided by Chick-fil-A.  See the attached flyer for more information about this event.  Teens must submit the attached permission slip to participate.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 3/8/17




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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




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




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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




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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




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Are you interested in serving as a youth ambassador for the city of Costa Mesa?

 

Would you like to develop your leadership and public speaking skills?

 

Are you interested in traveling to Melbourne, Australia for three weeks voer the summer?

 

Would you like to experience attending high school in another country?

 

If your response to these questions is "yes", consider applying to be a youth ambassador for Estancia High School's Australia Sister-City Education Exchange Program.  Applicants must be a current Sophomore or Junior, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be able to make a one-year commitment to the program if selected, participate in fundraising activities, and have the support and involvement of their parents/guardians.  If interested, please complete the attached application and submit your typed application and supporting documents to Mr. Yuuki on or before Tuesday, February 28.  If you have any questions about the program, please see Mr. Yuuki in Room 264 or contact him via email at hyuuki@nmusd.us

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 2/1/17




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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




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Are you looking for ways to earn community service hours during the month of February?  Please see the attached bulletin which includes various community service opportunities.  Some of the upcoming events include the following:

  • Attend the Estancia PTSA meeting with a parent or guardian
  • Help at the Environmental Nature Center
  • Help clean up Bolsa Chica Bay
  • Help restore Upper Newport Bay
  • Prepare and serve food at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

Remember to bring the attached Community Service Verification Form with you when you volunteer.  If you have any questions regarding community service, please see Miss Chamberlin in the Main Office.

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 1/27/17




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The Estancia High School PTSA would like to invite parents/guardians and students to the next PTSA meeting on Monday, January 30 at 7 p.m. in the EHS Choral Room.  The meeting will include a presentation regarding Human Trafficking by Veronica Stephens, President of the Action Force Network.  

 

Regrettably, human trafficking is all too prevalent in Orange County. California has the most reported cases of trafficking in our nation.  In fact, California has more cases of human trafficking than the 2nd and 3rd highest states combined. Victims as young as 12 and 13 years old are being recruited and sold into the commercial sex trade industry. The FBI has classified human trafficking as the fastest growing crime in America. Due to the alarming rate of unsuspecting victims that are lured into this crime the need for awareness has never been more urgent.  The Action Force Network focuses on the prevention of this crime in our community. Below is a link to an Orange County Register article from September 2016 outlining the problem in our county.  

 

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/county-728434-trafficking-orange.html

 

Students who attend the meeting along with a parent or guardian can earn 2 hours of community service.  We hope your family will be able to attend the PTSA meeting on Monday evening.  

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 1/26/17




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Dear Parents and Families,

 

At many schools in Southern California there are concerns about how students will react during the upcoming presidential inauguration. Some schools are worried about potential student-led walkouts that may occur this Friday, during school hours. While we have not heard rumors of walkouts at Estancia, we would like to take this opportunity to inform you of this potential and the steps that we will take to ensure students’ rights are protected and the educational program is not disrupted.

 

While we respect student’s freedom of speech and passion, our students know they are required to be on campus and in class during the school day. Please be aware that students who choose to “walkout” of the school campus or the classroom during the school day will be directed to return to the campus or classroom.  Any students who participate in a walkout are subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

 

Students who are interested in having their voice and concerns heard on campus in an appropriate manner have several ways they can do this.  Estancia High School Administration and ASB Director are happy to work with any and all students who wish to do so.

 

All of us at Estancia understand that, based on some of the rhetoric of the campaign, it is easy to understand that some students may question whether the President-elect, or this great nation, values them as equal members of our society.  I would like to take this opportunity to ensure you that every student at Estancia High School is a welcomed and valued member of our Eagle family. No event that occurs outside of our school will change that fact.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael Halt

Principal

 

 

Queridos Padres y Familias,  

 
En muchas escuelas en el sur de California existen preocupaciones acerca de como reaccionarán los estudiantes durante la próxima inauguración presidencial. Algunas escuelas están preocupadas acerca de las potenciales deserciones de la escuela por parte de los estudiantes que pudieran ocurrir este viernes durante horas escolares. Aunque nosotros no hemos escuchado estos rumores de posibles deserciones en Estancia, quisiéramos tomar esta oportunidad para informales sobre esta posibilidad y los pasos que tomaremos para asegurarnos que los derechos de los estudiantes sean protegidos y el programa de educación no sea interrumpido. 

 

Aunque nosotros respetamos el derecho de libertad de expresión y la pasión de los estudiantes, nuestros estudiantes saben que requerimos que estén dentro del plantel escolar y en el salón de clase durante el día escolar. Por favor tengan en cuenta que los estudiantes que escojan irse del plantel escolar o del salón de clase durante el día, serán dirigidos a regresar a la escuela o su salón de clase. Cualquier estudiante que participe en deserción estará sujeto a una acción disciplinaria apropiada. 

 

Los estudiantes que estén interesados en ser escuchados o en hablar de sus preocupaciones en la escuela de manera apropiada, tienen varias maneras de poder hacerlo. La administración de la preparatoria Estancia y la Directora de ASB estarían felices de trabajar con cualquier estudiante que desee hacerlo. 

 

Todos nosotros en Estancia entendemos que basándose en parte de la retórica de la campaña, es fácil entender que algunos estudiante puedan preguntarse si el presidente electo o esta gran nación los valora a ellos como miembros iguales de nuestra sociedad. Yo quisiera tomar esta oportunidad para asegurarles a ustedes que cada estudiante en la preparatoria Estancia es bienvenido y valorado como miembro de nuestra familia Aguila "Eagle". Ningún evento que ocurra fuera de nuestra escuela cambiará esto. 

 

Por favor no dude en contactar a la escuela si tienen preguntas. 

 

Atentamente, 

 

 

Michael Halt 

Director 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 1/19/17




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

 

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

 

 

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

Año Escolar 2017-2018

 

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

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




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The Estancia High School PTSA is looking for new board members.  Our current members will be termed out in June and we are very interested in hearing from you.  If you have ever thought of being on a PTSA we want to know.  I have served my two terms and I am quite sure I will find a qualified replacement.  The first time I ever joined a PTA was when they needed a President at TeWinkle Middle School.  PTA’s have tremendous support from a group called the Harbor Council PTA.  Anyone is welcome to join and with the help of previous members and the Harbor Council PTA, anyone can do these volunteer jobs.  I want to emphasize that being part of a PTSA board is open to anyone.  Please let me know if you are interested.  We will need to know who our new board is by February and the board will be announced at our meeting in March.  The Estancia PTSA will be electing a nominating committee on January 30, 2017.  Due to time constraints, I am reaching out to our community before this event so that the nominating committee can directly contact interested parties.  Please contact me directly at Rutledge@nmusd.us or complete the attached interest form and return it to the front desk in the Main Office at Estancia.

 

Sincerely,

 

Tehnaz Rutledge

Estancia High School PTSA President

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 1/12/17




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Estancia High School's "Wonderland" Winter Formal Dance will be held on Saturday, February 11 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Hacienda in Santa Ana.  Tickets are on sale now and will be sold through February 2.  No tickets will be sold after that date.  Ticket prices are as follows:

 

Early Bird (January 17-20)

$40 per person with ASB

$50 per person without ASB


Regular (January 23-February 2)

$50 per person with ASB

$60 per person without ASB

 

Seniors must be current with their Senior Project and have at least 25 hours of community service completed to attend the dance.  Juniors must have at least 20 hours completed, sophomores must have at least 10 hours, and freshmen must have at least 3 hours of community service completed to attend Winter Formal.  The Dance Clearance Form that must be completed prior to purchasing a ticket is attached.  Students who would like to bring a guest under the age of 21 to the dance must complete the attached Guest Pass Form.

 

If you have any questions regarding the dance, please contact our ASB Office at 949-515-6506.   

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 12/23/16




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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




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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




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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




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N-MUSD will be offering an online Drivers Education course.  Registration for the course will begin in January 2017. 

 

The State of California requires you to spend 30 hours studying Drivers Education before you can get your learners permit. This online driver education course lets you study at your own pace, on your schedule, any time of the day or night. This course sets the foundation for behind-the-wheel Driver’s Training and is in accordance with the guidelines set by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Each course accommodates 150 students for registration. The course is offered two times a year. Upon successful completion, students will receive a DMV- approved certificate of completion. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District does not offer Driver Training, otherwise known as behind-the-wheel instruction.  All students must be 15 years or older on the day the course starts and have internet access to enroll.  All communication will be delivered by email.

 

Please visit the website below for more information about the course.    http://web.nmusd.us/driversed

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/27/16




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Estancia High School would like to announce the opening of our new Tutoring Center for EHS students.  The Tutoring Center is staffed with Estancia teachers, instructional assistants, and student tutors in most subject areas.  The Tutoring Center also has access to technology tools for students to complete their online Math homework.  The Tutoring Center is open Monday through Thursday during Periods 1, 2, 7, and 8.  Students are encouraged to come to the Tutoring Center during their home periods for academic assistance.  The Tutoring Center is open an extra hour after school until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  The Tutoring Center is located in Room 205. 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 10/14/16




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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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