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March 13, 2003
INSIDE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT Here are some of the decisions coming out of Tuesday's school board meeting: NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH POOL WHAT HAPPENED Newport-Mesa Unified School District staff presented a request to the school board regarding a $1-million two-phase project to address the deteriorating condition of the swimming pool at Newport Harbor High School. The pool has posed health and safety concerns in a number of areas and, as a result, must be either repaired immediately or shut down.
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NEWS
October 4, 2012
Orange Coast College is hosting an artist's reception Saturday for its latest exhibit, "Body Language. " "Body Language," which Arts Pavilion Director Trevor Norris curates, features the work of 10 artists: Don Bachardy, Peter Liashkov, Dan McCleary, Rebeca Mendez, Miguel Angel Murillo, Bradford Salamon, Marianne Sadowski, Wayne Shimabukoro, John Sonsini and Pen Tsou. The reception runs from noon to 5 p.m. in the OCC Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, 2701 Fairview Road. The reception and campus parking are free.
NEWS
February 23, 2003
EDUCATION UCI students host 'Top Ramen Cook-Off' The Associated Students of UC Irvine held a "Top Ramen Cook-Off" to give students a taste of one of the few dishes they'll be able to afford thanks to tuition hikes. Tuition will increase $135 for the spring term 2003 -- and may significantly increase again -- Students have already begun to see cutbacks in of some of their services and outreach programs. The Associated Students at UCI held the event on Thursday to raise awareness among students, protest the increase in tuition and get the attention of the UC Regents.
NEWS
July 10, 2003
Deepa Bharath Local school district officials said they are disappointed by the state Board of Education's unanimous vote on Wednesday to postpone the high school exit requirement for two years. The board voted 9 to 0 to require the class of 2006 to pass the standardized test to get a diploma, saying that not all students have been prepared to take the test. Over the last three years, teachers and school officials have motivated Newport-Mesa Unified students to pass the test, said Jaime Castellanos, assistant superintendent of secondary education.
NEWS
June 1, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Gloomy clouds threatened to drop a light drizzle at Whittier Elementary School on Friday, but inside Yun Im's second-grade class, students stayed warm and dry and read about more extreme weather. The class, like all Newport-Mesa Unified elementary schools, uses the new Houghton Mifflin language arts series to teach reading. The district chose the phonics-based program to improve students' reading and comprehension. Students spend at least two hours a day reading.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | October 10, 2011
Elementary school backpacks are about to get a little lighter. Although the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has posted some of its textbooks on the Internet since 2007, all K-6 social science, math, English, language arts and science textbooks are now available to students online. "I think the biggest impact is they won't have to lug those textbooks home," said Jenith Mishne, the district's director of educational technology. Depending on the publisher, the online textbooks range from PDFs of books to interactive experiences with features like practice books, word definitions, videos and audio, Mishne said.
NEWS
August 30, 2002
Deirdre Newman The divide between student performance in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa schools continues, though Costa Mesa students are improving, according to statewide test figures released Thursday. Information released by the California Department of Education on Thursday shows Newport-Mesa Unified School District students in second through seventh grades demonstrated outstanding performance in all four areas of the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition -- reading, language, math and spelling.
NEWS
August 31, 2002
Deirdre Newman The final domino in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's alignment with required state standards will be gradually falling into place this year -- standards-based report cards. The district has already aligned its curriculum and assessment with state mandates in subjects like language arts, math, social science and science. Standards define what students are expected to know and the reports cards will measure students' mastery of these standards for grades two through six. The new report cards, approved by the school board Tuesday, will be brought in throughout the school year to give teachers and parents enough time to get comfortable with the changes.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | December 23, 2006
Three schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District may undergo drastic changes over the next year, according to a report issued Friday by a hearing panel that analyzed the schools' failure to meet federal standards. For several months, a seven-member advisory group visited Pomona and Wilson elementary schools and TeWinkle Middle School to find ways to boost student performance. The schools are in year three on the federal program-improvement list, meaning they must take corrective measures in the next year or risk sanctions and other interventions.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | March 24, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Rows of third-grade students dressed in costumes stood statue-like, holding out their clenched right fists. As parents walked up and down the rows and pressed a red "button" on the students' fists, 8-year-old versions of Leonardo da Vinci, Queen Elizabeth I, Colin Powell, Pocahontas, Ben Franklin, J.K. Rowling and Kobe Bryant came to life. "This is an impressionist picture I painted," said student Kristin Bennington, who stayed in character as artist Mary Cassatt when asked about a portrait she held.
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