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.
April 3, 2007
Newport Harbor High School started small with veganism on Monday, frying up only 12 meatless burgers in case sales went slowly. In the end, there was no need to have a cow. The school, the first in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to sell vegan food at lunchtime, sold out of the burgers within a few minutes and still had requests coming in, according to cafeteria manager Sue Lindsey. As a result, she said the school would prepare twice as many vegan patties today. "We've gotten orders already for some teachers," Lindsey said.
February 9, 2001
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH -- While some people spend their whole lives trying to get to Carnegie Hall, a group of students from Ensign Intermediate School are planning their second appearance at the famed venue. The Ensign Madrigals, a choir of seventh- and eighth-grade students, has been invited to perform with the National Youth Choir 2001 on March 25 at the famous hall in New York City. "It's great. And you know what else? It's neat because we've been there, and so it's great not to be as nervous," said Donna Kelsen, the vocal music teacher at Ensign.
September 5, 2000
Michael Vossen will be principal at Newport Harbor High School. Diana Carey will be principal at Costa Mesa High School. Brooke Booth, principal at Newport Heights Elementary School, will become assistant principal at Corona Del Mar High School. Pam Coughlin will be principal at Mariners Elementary School. Barbara Rothman-Haddock will be principal at Lincoln Elementary School. Kathy Sanchez will be principal at Killybrooke Elementary School.
April 2, 2002
The Daily Pilot went to Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach to ask eighth-graders, "What are your plans for Spring Break?" "Going to the Colorado River. I'm going with a friend's family. I'm going to wake board." Alex Fleming, 14, Newport Beach "Going to Mexico for a few days. I'm going to surf Shipwreck's. I've been before but not to that part." Travis Duffield, 14, Newport Beach "Plan to go surfing and play in a soccer tournament.
November 14, 2001
A canceled trip to New York because of the terrorist attacks has inspired a theatrical production by Ensign Intermediate School students. "The Spirit of America" will be performed on Friday and Saturday at Newport Harbor High School. The production is special because it was written, choreographed and produced by the students. The idea for the show was generated after an advanced choir from Ensign had to cancel its plans to visit New York City in the aftermath of the Sept.
September 23, 1999
Jessica Garrison NEWPORT-MESA -- From a tent at Sonora Elementary School to lavishly decorated classrooms at Paularino, 'tis the season for Back to School nights. Sonora Elementary School has lavish plans for today's Back to School night. "It's a really big event for us," said office manager Peggy Olrich. At 5:30 p.m., Sonora parents and their children are invited to come have dinner -- they can bring or buy from Carl's Jr., which will be selling hamburgers at the school.
April 22, 2001
Earlier this month, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District got yet another piece of good news when Ensign Intermediate School became the district's 13th California Distinguished School. The honor, which recognizes top schools throughout the state and makes those campuses eligible for the prestigious National Blue Ribbon award, is the culmination of hard work -- both in the classroom and in the time-consuming application process. And make no mistake.
March 8, 2013
DULIN, Gene July 13, 1917- March 4, 2013 Miss Gene Dulin, 95, of Newport Beach, California passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, March 4, 2013. Gene was born in Missouri, the only child of Eugene and Myrtle (Starling) Dulin. Her father died shortly before Gene's birth. She and her mother moved to Oklahoma to be with relatives for several years before moving to California in the late 1920's. She graduated from Stanford University in 1939 and obtained a clerical job with the Western Air Corp during WWII.