March 2, 2013
Costa Mesa's City Council is poised to spend millions of dollars replacing Costa Mesa High School's much-maligned track and field, according to city staff and council members. Parents and coaches have lampooned the current facility, as dirt, dying grass and broken water mains continually cause injuries and disrupt practices, they say. Tuesday night, the City Council will vote on an agreement with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District that would kick off the design process to build an all-weather replacement using city money.
December 2, 2008
The cheerleaders at Costa Mesa High School and the CMHS Medical Club are joining forces to collect unwrapped toys to donate this Christmas season to CHOC Hospital. Community service and helping others is a very important part of the CMHS cheer program and they are very excited to continue their annual tradition of donating toys to children in our community in need. If you are interested in donating some toys for the cause you can drop off at Costa Mesa High School attn: Cheer Toy Drive or contact CMHScheer@aol.
April 17, 2004
School food drive services humanity Costa Mesa High School will host a Food Drive all this week to benefit Friends In Service To Humanity. Friends In Service To Humanity is a nonprofit organization that provides meals to the homebound, elderly, homeless and less fortunate. The food drive began this week and will run through Friday. Donations may include dry food items, healthcare products and other items. All donations can be brought to Community Service Office at Costa Mesa High School, 2650 Fairview Road, during school hours.
April 15, 2014
Costa Mesa High School students and staff returned from spring break this week to a much sunnier parking lot. More than 20 sizable eucalyptus trees with branches that once provided the school's front parking lot with ample shade were removed last week in preparation for work to repair the damage they have caused, according to district spokeswoman Laura Boss. "The existing trees are brittle, have damaged the concrete curbs, walkways, the asphalt parking lot, and the roots have clogged and broken drain lines," she wrote in an email. To remedy the problem, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District removed the trees and will replace the current asphalt parking lot, drain lines, curbs and gutters over the summer.
November 9, 2000
Play: "Our Town" School: Costa Mesa High School Story line: Thornton Wilder's American classic tells the story of two typical families and the people in their daily life. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, they marry, they have children, and they die. "Our Town" encourages people to put meaning into our lives and not take life for granted. Director: Margie King Student assistant director: Casey Filbey Number in cast: 28 Featured players: Les Vassilakis as the stage manager, Correy Grosklos as George Gibbs, Kenna Barton and Quyen Trinh as Emily Webb, Bobby Tripett as Doc Gibbs, Mary Chessmar and Averie Huffine as Mrs. Gibbs, Sean Engard as Mr. Webb, Natalie Embrey and Tran Ly as Mrs. Webb and Joseph Powers as Simon Stimson.
March 1, 2000
-- Andrew Glazer Volunteers will plant 65 trees on Costa Mesa High School's campus Saturday. The planting is the first this year for ReLeaf Costa Mesa, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization. California ReLeaf and the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection donated the trees, which will include pines, sweetgums and several other species. The group is looking for volunteers of all ages to help with the planting. Organizers say volunteers don't need experience, but should wear work clothes and gloves.
February 5, 2008
Costa Mesa High School cheerleaders have been selected along with four other Orange County high schools to appear in a fashion show at Gods and Heroes Studios in Costa Mesa at 7 p.m. Feb. 17. The event will be hosted by two stars of MTV’s “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County,” Clay and Allie. Corona Del Mar, Edison, University and Laguna Hills high schools are also represented. Tickets cost $20 at the door, but the Costa Mesa High School cheer program will pre-sell tickets to the event for $15 with $5 from each pre-sale going to the team.
October 29, 1999
COSTA MESA -- They normally frighten students with threats of pop quizzes or failing grades, but Sunday night a group of Costa Mesa High School teachers are performing a "Fright Night" concert. The all-faculty band lead by English teacher Michael Lawrence goes by the name of Stage Fright. Opening for the full-time scholars and part-time rockers is Disturbing the Peace, an all-student band. The three students from Ensign Intermediate School will take the stage at 5 p.m. The concert will be held at the Newport Beach Hard Rock Cafe from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance on the Internet at o7 www.etm.
May 1, 2008
A Costa Mesa High School student who authorities say is a known gang member pleaded not guilty today on charges that he brought a knife on campus, police said. Eric Salas, 18, was arrested at Costa Mesa High School Wednesday morning after a school staff member reported to authorities they saw Salas with a knife in his waistband, Sgt. Bryan Glass said. “He never made any threats or anything,” but was found with two knives on him, Glass said. Salas was charged with felony counts of bringing a deadly weapon on campus and street terrorism, a common charge for defendants accused of being in a gang, prosecutors said.