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By Candice Baker | May 18, 2009
Prospective Davis Magnet School students and their parents gathered Monday for one of their first looks at the new campus. Principal Kevin Rafferty, just three weeks into his new post, gave the parents an overview of the new school. It is set to open this fall as the Newport-Mesa Unified School District?s first science, math and technology magnet, on the campus of Davis Elementary School. The new magnet school is geared to serve all primary grade levels; construction is underway on a new kindergarten play area, which Rafferty called the largest he?
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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.
NEWS
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,...
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | 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.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | 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.
BUSINESS
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.
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.
LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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...
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | May 28, 2013
Three Newport-Mesa schools rank among the best in the state. Lincoln Elementary School in Newport Beach, Davis Magnet School near the Orange County Fairgrounds and Early College High School in Mesa Verde received the highest-possible scores in a statewide ranking. Each year, the California Department of Education gives schools two rankings based on their Academic Performance Index, or API, scores derived from the previous year's standardized tests. The two scores range from 1 to 10, placing them anywhere from the top 10% of schools in the state to the bottom 10%. The first score compares schools statewide.
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