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Take a minute to nominate someone who goes above and beyond!

Hello!

 

Do you know someone who goes above and beyond in PTSA/school/community? Someone who goes above and beyond for our students? We are looking for nominations to recognize those individuals!

 

Please return nomination forms to the Costa Mesa High School office by Friday, April 28.  The Nomination Form is attached.They can also be sent to denafisher@pacbell.net

 

The Awards are:

 

  • The Very Special Person (VSP) Award may be given to individuals or PTA constituent organizations to recognize having contributed to the school community in a special way.
  • An Honorary Service Award (HSA) may be given to an individual or organization in special recognition of outstanding service to children and youth
  • A Continuing Service Award (CSA) may be given to an individual or organization in special recognition of continued service to children and youth. The recipient may or may not have received a California State PTA Honorary Service Award.
  • The Golden Oak Service Award is the most prestigious PTA award in California. This award may be given to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in the school or community.
  • The Outstanding Teacher Award may be given to a teacher in special recognition for outstanding service in positively impacting the lives and welfare of children and youth in the PTA, school, or community.
  • The Outstanding Administrator Award may be given to an administrator in special recognition for outstanding service in positively impacting the lives and welfare of children and youth in the PTA, school, or community.

Thank you!

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Posted by: Vanessa Hatch Published:4/26/17
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Community Service Opportunities in the next few weeks!

 

Help out! Seniors your deadline in Monday, May 1!

 

1. Volunteers needed at the NMUSD 2nd Annual Digital Learning Day. For more information go to the link below:

https://sites.google.com/nmusd.us/dld17/home

 

Saturday, April 29th 8:30-2:30 pm

If interested, please complete this form

https://goo.gl/1uvalB


Any questions contact the NMUSD EdTech Dept.

edtech@nmusd.us

 

 

2. The City of Costa Mesa has an opportunity for student volunteers this Saturday, April 29th for Action Arts in the Park located at TeWinkle Park. The teens will be assisting with set up and tear down. They will be helping with the Teen Booth art activity where they will be creating a multiple piece mosaic on 8” X 8” Boards to create a 4’X4’ piece coming together to create the Costa Mesa Logo. We will not be accepting permission slips the day of the Event, the quicker teens turn in the forms the better. Turn your forms in at the CM Teen Center (Fireside Lounge near the cafeteria) if anyone is interested.

 

Each shift time is for two teen participants.

 

Shift Times

Shift 1: 7:30am-11:30am

Shift 2: 11:30am-3:00pm

Shift 3: 3:00pm-6:00pm   

 

 

3. CMHS Swimming is looking for volunteers to help with Orange Coast League Finals. They will need timers, runners to post results after each event and individuals to help set up and clean up.

 

Tuesday, May 2nd will run from 2:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, May 4th will run from 2:00pm-6:00pm

 

Any individuals interested please see Mr. Postiff in room 109 or at the pool the day of the event.

 

4. Free Wheelchair Mission warmly welcomes Costa Mesa High School students to our 12th Annual Run for Mobility at the OC Marathon located at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa! Join fellow volunteers from all over Orange County on Sunday,            

 

May 7 at 5:15 am to 10:30 am for a morning of volunteering at our OC Marathon assigned marathon mile 14 water station as we provide water, nutrition, snacks and encouragement to runners and so much more! The day guarantees to be a blast for all ages as we step out to serve our running community, who are running for a good cause! Please visit our volunteer website www.freewheelchairmission.org/volunteer for more information and contact Kim Caldwell, Events Manager at Free Wheelchair Mission to participate kcaldwell@freewheelchairmission.org or (949) 273-8470 ext. 223. Here is an event video that we produced recently https://vimeo.com/191508626, it shows the excitement the event generates amongst our participants!

 

We also have volunteer opportunities available from 4pm-8pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the OC Fair & Event Center charity booth to help us hand out flyers but our BIGGEST need is the marathon mile 14 water station located at Red Hill Ave. north of Airport Loop Drive intersection, so that is the focus I placed in the blurb above.

 

Here is a link to our story https://www.freewheelchairmission.org/pages/2-about-us/our- story which will give you a better idea of our impact across the globe. Here is a video narrated by Jim Carrey illustrating how life changing the gift of a wheelchair can be in the developing world. https://vimeo.com/3607489

 

 

5. Sonora Elementary Cinco de Mayo event will be held on Saturday, May 6th.  They need lots of student volunteers from 9 am – 4 pm. They need help with set-up, working in a game booth or in the nacho or beverage booth and with clean-up! Please sign up in the Community Service Office!

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Board Meeting Brief - April 25, 2017

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

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/24/17
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Nominations Are Being Accepted for Newport-Mesa Super Star Awards!

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

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/24/17
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ASB Commissioned applications will be available Monday. Come see Mrs. Delzer to pick one up.
Posted by: Carey Delzer Published:4/23/17
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AP tests are 1 week away....Join ASB this Friday for a fun activity in the Senior quad to get you all ready for the big test!
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Senior Week is on sale now! Stop by the ASB office and get your name on the list.
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The 2017-2018 ASB Election results are in........ Congratulations to you all!

2017-2018 ASB Elected Officials

 

Congratulations to the 2017-18 ELECTED ASB Class officers.

 If you did not win your election, appointed applications are available at the ASB Office on Monday

Your first meeting will be Wednesday May 17th at 7:30 AM

ASB President: Manual Morales

ASB VP: Maria Martin

Director of Communications: Aaron Nguyen

Senior Class President: Elizabeth Vaidhayakul

Senior Class VP: Kaylie Tickenoff

Senior Class Secretary: Walter Rodriguez

Junior Class President: Rachael Kricorian

Junior Class Vice President:  Haley Wolf

Junior Class Secretary: Ethan Gay

Sophomore Class President: Alexis Votran

Sophomore Class VP: Tristin Taber

Sophomore Class Secretary: Meera Nguyen

Freshman Class President: Hanna Jackson

Freshman Class VP: John Casey

Freshman Class Secretary: Natalie Arzmanians

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Maverick Ambassador Cabinet Position Results Are In!


 

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Apply Now for the Summer Music and Engineering Academies!

 

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

 

Summer Music Academy

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

 

 

Summer Engineering Academy

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

 

For more information please click on the resources below:

2017 Summer Programs Flyer

2017 Summer Programs Flyer - Spanish

2017 Summer Program Application

2017 Summer Program Application - Spanish

 

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/18/17
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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Selected as Learning Impact Award Finalist

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!

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

Reminder: May 1st is the deadline for the 2016-17 school year community Service hours.

 

Attached please find the newsletter!

Posted by: Vanessa Hatch Published:4/3/17
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Newport-Mesa Transportation Team Recognized as the Best in the County

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.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/3/17
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Newport-Mesa 2017 Classified Employees of the Year

 

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!

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

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

 

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/29/17
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Newport-Mesa Unified School District to Host Public Hearings Regarding the Adjustment of Trustee Area Boundaries

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,

Posted by: Annette Franco, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/16/17
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New Statewide Accountability Goes Beyond Test Scores

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.

Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:3/15/17
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Community Newsletter February 2017
Posted by: Matthew Jennings, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:2/28/17
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NMUSD Celebrates a 50 Year Legacy of Excellence

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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.

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