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April 3, 2007
The Daily Pilot asked students in Adams Elementary School's soccer league, "What sports team would you most like to manage?" "The Lakers, so I could scream at them." Missael Espinoza, 11 Costa Mesa "I would do the Galaxy, because I like to play soccer and it's fun being a coach." Angelina Freiberger, 11 Costa Mesa "The Lakers, because my favorite sport is basketball." Nick Rubio, 11 Costa Mesa "The Clippers.
NEWS
October 17, 2006
The Daily Pilot asked fifth-graders at Adams Elementary School, "What's the key to playing in a band?" "To know how to play, and make sure you're good and not mess up a lot." Nancy Harris, 10 Costa Mesa "To follow directions so you know the beat and you won't get off track." Carissa Bernal, 10 Costa Mesa "To practice really hard and be able to play an instrument." Randu Casillas, 11 Costa Mesa "To listen to what they're saying and what you're supposed to play."
NEWS
October 2, 2001
--Interviews and photos by Bryce Alderton The Daily Pilot went to Adams Elementary School in Costa Mesa to ask kids, "What makes you proud to be an American?" "We're free and not a lot of people have to judge us." Yuriko Marshukova, 8 Costa Mesa "We have the best schools." Oscar Aguirre, 9 Costa Mesa "Because it's a free country and I can do anything I want, like being together with my friends." Daniel Cho, 7 Costa Mesa "It's beautiful here.
NEWS
April 20, 2001
Matt Grenert Adams Elementary School in Costa Mesa will hold its fourth annual Country Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19. There will be games, prizes, hot dogs, face painting, raffles, a disc jockey and more. The community outreach event is sponsored by the school's PTA, along with local real estate agents and businesses. Students at the school are selling chocolate bars similar to "Willie Wonka Bars" to promote the fair. Inside some of the bars is a gold star, which will enter the person into a drawing to win one of five grand prize -- all-day passes to the fair or 10-hour passes.
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By Michael Miller | January 27, 2007
Anthony Marco Perez, the fourth-grader at Adams Elementary School whose illness sparked a fundraising drive, died Wednesday at the age of 9. In November Marco, who usually went by his middle name, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The school's PTA held a fundraiser Jan. 20 at Adams to raise money to help his family cover basic needs. Adams parent Suzanne Hughes organized the fundraiser and said it raised more than $17,000. A memorial service is planned for today at 11 a.m. at the Newport-Mesa Church at Fair Drive and Newport Boulevard.
NEWS
May 7, 2010
New principals have been selected for four Newport-Mesa Unified School District schools. Laura Vlasic, who served as assistant principal at a Capistrano Unified School District elementary school for nine years, will be Andersen Elementary School’s new principal. Gabriel DelReal, who was selected as principal for Adams Elementary School, is not new to the district. DelReal has taught at Newport-Mesa for 10 years. Duane Cox, Newport Coast Elementary School’s new principal, has 15 years of experience as an educator, including five as administrator of students programs for the Orange County Department of Education.
NEWS
October 16, 2012
I am writing to express my concern about your article, "State data: API scores jump 11 points," published in the Daily Pilot on Oct. 12. The students, staff and families of Adams Elementary School are celebrating the tremendous progress our school demonstrated last year in both English language arts and mathematics. In fact, the test scores for Adams during the 2011-12 school year were the highest on record for the school, thanks to the tireless efforts of our dedicated teachers, supportive families and the enthusiastic students.
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By Joseph Serna | February 6, 2008
At the Jan. 8 Newport-Mesa School Board meeting, a group of parents calling themselves the Mesa Verde Education Committee strongly criticized all facets of Adams Elementary School, from school leadership and student safety to test scores. Adams supporters responded in kind, speaking out at the Jan. 23 school board meeting and challenging critics to visit the school and give it a chance. The foundation for much of the criticism are Adams’ state and federal test scores.
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March 1, 2014
Officials are considering building a fence around Andersen Elementary School in the Port Streets neighborhood of Newport Beach. From what I can tell, the neighborhood is not interested in having a 6-foot, wrought-iron fence around the school. The school is situated in a lovely greenbelt, and a fence would make the greenbelt look more like a prison. I have heard that a good number of people have signed a petition against the fence. Recently, Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt.
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By Deborah Lucas | February 21, 2014
On Feb. 13, I attended the meeting held at Estancia High School regarding the layout of fencing to be installed at Adams Elementary School. First, I want to commend Newport-Mesa Unified School District Supt. Fred Navarro for how well he led this sometimes-emotional meeting. The fact that there is going to be a fence installed is a done deal. All proposed layouts are basically the same across the front of the campus and will require visitors during school hours to check in through the front office before being able to come onto school property.
NEWS
November 21, 2013
Re. "Parents at odds over grade-school fencing," (Nov. 13): As a neighbor of Adams Elementary School (and parent of three Adams "graduates"), I opposed fencing off the school campus from the neighborhood. Adams is situated in a quiet, idyllic park-like setting enjoyed by neighbors and students. I filled out the school district's survey, registering my views, but knew there was a momentum for fencing for reasons of greater security — whether truly justified or not. I took some solace in the fact that Adams and Anderson, a Costa Mesa school and a Newport Beach school, respectively, presented very similar considerations and, thus, were in the same boat.
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By Britney Barnes | November 20, 2012
Kindergartners celebrated Thanksgiving at Adams Elementary School on Tuesday. Students chowed down on all the traditional fixings during the three kindergarten classes' annual Thanksgiving Feast. "We've been preparing for turkey time for weeks," said teacher Robyn Reese. "We do this every year as an annual tradition to teach the children about the Thanksgiving traditions, community and sharing. " Genesis, 4, and her mother, Erika Silva, agreed that Thanksgiving is about sharing with all types of people.
NEWS
October 16, 2012
I am writing to express my concern about your article, "State data: API scores jump 11 points," published in the Daily Pilot on Oct. 12. The students, staff and families of Adams Elementary School are celebrating the tremendous progress our school demonstrated last year in both English language arts and mathematics. In fact, the test scores for Adams during the 2011-12 school year were the highest on record for the school, thanks to the tireless efforts of our dedicated teachers, supportive families and the enthusiastic students.
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By Bruce Bourquin, Special to the Daily Pilot | May 31, 2012
COSTA MESA - Raising their clasped hands to the sky, the Adams Elementary School fifth- and sixth-grade boys' soccer team did a brief celebratory dance in front of their coaches, parents and friends. The defending champions from Costa Mesa were able to do the dance, which was similar to the one done by Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Steve Martin in the 1988 comedy movie, "Three Amigos," twice. It was all part of a 5-0 shutout of Eastbluff Elementary of Newport Beach, in the silver division of the Daily Pilot Cup Thursday.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | February 3, 2012
With a black garbage bag in hand, second-grader Hayden Marshbank led the way at morning recess Friday for more than a dozen of her peers over the blacktop and onto the field in search of litter. Hayden not only leads, but founded Adams Elementary School's Trash Pick-Up Team, which goes out during recess in search of any trash their peers at the Costa Mesa campus might have left behind. "I did this because I thought it would help our Earth be more clean," the 7-year-old said.
NEWS
September 10, 2011
Editor's note: The following are letters from readers about the Daily Pilot's three-part series, School Flight, which was published Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Congratulations on the wonderful and insightful story on Sunday's front page. Staff writer Mike Reicher has done a great service to Costa Mesa to so intelligently and objectively examine a sensitive subject that is often avoided. The editorial was also excellent. The Daily Pilot has really matured under your leadership.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher, mike.reicher@latimes.com | September 3, 2011
First of three parts. COSTA MESA - As he tours Mesa Verde with prospective home buyers, Realtor Larry Weichman boasts of the neighborhood country club's heated swimming pool and acclaimed golf pro. But when clients ask about the public schools, Weichman becomes more circumspect. The chairman of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce pulled his son out of the neighborhood elementary school and sent him instead to the nearby Huntington Beach City School District. "It's sad," said Weichman, who lives two doors from Adams Elementary School.
NEWS
May 7, 2010
New principals have been selected for four Newport-Mesa Unified School District schools. Laura Vlasic, who served as assistant principal at a Capistrano Unified School District elementary school for nine years, will be Andersen Elementary School’s new principal. Gabriel DelReal, who was selected as principal for Adams Elementary School, is not new to the district. DelReal has taught at Newport-Mesa for 10 years. Duane Cox, Newport Coast Elementary School’s new principal, has 15 years of experience as an educator, including five as administrator of students programs for the Orange County Department of Education.
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