August 25, 2009
The Costa Mesa nonprofit Arts & Learning Conservatory received a $5,000 grant from the Doreen D. Marshall Fund, which it plans to use to give scholarships to Newport-Mesa Unified School District students who want to participate in an upcoming performance of a musical version of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” The instruction for the program takes place at Vanguard University and costs $135 to $295 per student, according to the conservatory. Theatrical auditions will be Sept.
August 17, 2009
The search for a new principal at Corona del Mar High School is almost complete. A pool of about 70 candidates has been reduced to a handful of finalists who will be interviewed by Supt. Jeffrey Hubbard and his cabinet in the coming days, said Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman Laura Boss. The district hopes to unveil its preferred candidate publicly at the Aug. 25 school board meeting. Outgoing Principal Fal Asrani resigned a couple weeks ago to take a job as assistant superintendent of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, a group of 10 failing Los Angeles schools Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took control of in an effort to turn them around.
August 12, 2007
Farewell to a landmark. On Thursday morning, a construction crew began tearing down Robins Hall, an iconic, 77-year-old building at Newport Harbor High School. Thousands of students have fond and funny memories of the complex, which included a bell tower and Loats Theater. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District closed Robins Hall in 2003 due to seismic problems. A newly-built structure is expected to be very similar to the old one, with some minor differences to conform with modern building standards.
June 2, 2007
Newport Harbor High School is expected to convert to an eight-period schedule this fall in a move that administrators believe is a first in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Under the plan sketched out by Principal Michael Vossen and Assistant Supt. of Secondary Education Chuck Hinman, the school would follow a block schedule, with four periods alternating each day. Vossen said the schedule would benefit students. "The biggest advantages are that it essentially allows students more choices and reduces their conflicts, allowing more periods for courses during the day," he said.
August 29, 2008
TeWinkle Middle School will have a grand opening ceremony for its new gym next week, a celebration of another project supported by Measure F. The grand opening celebration will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the school in Costa Mesa. The gym was part of 10 projects slated to be supported by the $282-million bond measure, Measure F, and was one of the first projects to be cleared and paid for by the measure. Newport Harbor High School, Estancia High School and elementary school science classrooms were among the other areas that received funding first.
April 21, 2008
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December 24, 2004
WEATHER Mostly sunny with northeast winds. See Page A4 PRESENTS People urged not to adopt pets as gifts this Christmas. See Page A3 FORUM Contributor Flo Martin laments efforts of grinches and scrooges to ban symbols of holiday spirit . See Page A5 HOLIDAY CLOSURES City halls in both Costa Mesa and Newport Beach will be closed today. on Friday, Dec. 24. Libraries in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach will be closed today and Saturday.
August 21, 2006
The Daily Pilot asked students at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's new site, "What inspired you to apply for Early College High School?" "The opportunity to get an A.A. degree." Jason Costa Mesa Valdez, 14 "It was a new challenge." Pedro Cervantes, 14 Costa Mesa "To get an opportunity to take two years of college and not pay." Gabriel Urbana, 14 Costa Mesa "To have a chance to be the first in my family to complete four years of college."
November 8, 2006
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