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By Britney Barnes | September 26, 2012
Davis Magnet School emphasizes environmentalism with Eco-Education Nights, "Waste-Free Wednesdays" and an ecology center. Now it's been chosen for a green-classroom experiment. The Orange County U.S. Green Building Council selected the Costa Mesa K-6 campus to receive a free "greenovation" of one of its classrooms in order to collect data on the financial impact of going green. The council hopes to reaffirm anecdotal evidence that an environmentally friendly classroom is healthier and cost-effective.
By Britney Barnes | November 8, 2011
COSTA MESA - Some call her the plant lady. She calls herself the Davis Gardner. JoAnn Copp, a 68-year-old retired teacher, who sports a blue streak in the front of her white-blond hair and nine hoop earrings on her left ear, never stopped working at Davis Magnet School. She just happened to trade in her dry-erase markers and red pens for a garden hose and shears. "This is my passion," said Copp, a former special education teacher and longtime Costa Mesa resident. "I love being here at school and I love my plants.
December 3, 2009
YMCA participants at Davis Magnet School in Costa Mesa are now plugged into a whole new way to learn and have fun. The Davis Magnet School YMCA Afterschool Program was awarded a $5,000 grant from AT&T for a new computer lab. The Central Orange Coast YMCA and AT&T executives held a “plugging in” ceremony Thursday afternoon in the new lab. Davis is the first magnet school in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s history,...
By Britney Barnes, | February 10, 2011
COSTA MESA — "Michael Recycle" held up a brown paper bag, several clear plastic baggies and a plastic juice box. He was showing off the items to a crowd of kindergarteners, first- and second-graders eating their lunch Wednesday at Davis Magnet School in Costa Mesa. The students stuck their arms up, with thumbs turned down in disapproval, and booed the supply of hard-to-reuse food and beverage containers. "I'd have to have all this trash, but you guys don't have to do that," said Michael Recycle, aka Mike Carey, as he showed the students what he used to take to lunch when he was a kid. Carey is the sustainability coordinator at Orange Coast College and director its recycling center.
By Britney Barnes, | February 18, 2011
Editor's note: This corrects the grade level of the students who received netbooks at Davis, Sonora, Paularino and Killybrook elementary schools. COSTA MESA — Gathered in the multipurpose room at the end of a recent school day, students in Liz Sawyer's fourth- and fifth-grade combo class awaited the red-carpet premiere of book trailers they had spent the last three months putting together. When the time was right, the students exited the room and came back in on a red paper "carpet" as their books were announced to cheers from a handful of parents and other students.
August 30, 2008
The UCI Medical Center nursing staff celebrated its second time being honored as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center this week. Established in 1993, the Magnet Recognition program is bestowed upon those nursing staffs that provide patients with the ultimate benchmark to measure expectations of care. Magnet enforces rigorous standards on those it gives its four-year designation. Only about 5% of the nation’s hospitals receive Magnet Recognition, UCI officials said.
By Laura Boss | October 28, 2008
N-MUSD Davis Magnet School Planning - Focus Group Meeting Dates Set The following community-wide focus group meeting dates have been set to continue dialogue about the proposed magnet school options at Davis School.  All focus group meetings will be held at Davis School.   Members of the public are encouraged to attend. November 6, 10:00 a.m. November 6, 5:30 p.m. November 10, 7:00 p.m. November 12, 1:30 p.m. If you cannot attend a meeting but wish to provide feedback, please send your comments to the Board of Education via Nora Roque at nroque@nmusd.
October 28, 2004
What's the most important issue facing the city? The need to elect three council members, devoid of special-interest obligations, who have conviction, courage, hindsight and vision to address, abate and remove, if necessary, the sources or magnet attractions of our growing conditions that are clearly affecting our public schools, our crime rate, our budget, environment, etc. What do you think of the city's joint-use...
By Rhea Mahbubani | April 4, 2013
Hoag Hospital has been named to Becker's Hospital Review's annual list of the "100 Great Hospitals in America. " Established in 1952, the Newport Beach-based 579-bed hospital was the only Orange County facility to join leading academic medical centers, community hospitals, flagship facilities and specialty hospitals from across the United States. Hoag recently announced that it will be affiliated with a new parent organization, Covenant Health Network. "We are thrilled to be named to Becker's Hospital Review's '100 Great Hospitals in America' list yet again," Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and chief executive, wrote in an email.
August 11, 2010
Name: Karen K. Yelsey Age: 59 Birth place: Salisbury, Md. H ow long have you lived in the Newport-Mesa district and where do you live exactly? Have lived in Newport Beach (Corona del Mar) for 32 years; married  (to Arthur)with 3 children who attended Newport-Mesa Unified School District schools from kindergarten to 12th grade.  Son (Josh - 27) graduated from Yale, daughter (Anne -25) graduated from Stanford, and daughter (Rachel-22)
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