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April 11, 2013
Irvine's Northwood High School is a California Distinguished School for 2013, State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Thursday. The Irvine Unified School District campus is one of 218 middle and high schools across the state to be awarded with the honor, according to a news release from the California Department of Education. "These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path toward career and college," Torlakson said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
August 25, 2011
Residents can raise money for their local schools while getting their grocery shopping done. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is now registering for its 2011 Shop for Schools fundraising program, which donated $90,000 to Orange County schools last year. Schools can earn $1 for every $20 receipt collected between Sept. 15 through Dec. 31 at any Fresh & Easy store. The school that raises the most money in California also gets a $5,000 bonus. The program is open to any K-8 school within a three-mile radius of any Fresh & Easy store.
NEWS
November 4, 2013
The Costa Mesa High School Foundation and We Olive & Wine Bar will celebrate the city's 60th anniversary at a fundraiser Saturday. The Going Green event, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at The OC Mix in the SoCo Collection retail center at 3303 Hyland Ave., will feature wine tasting and appetizers from local restaurants. Proceeds will benefit programs at Costa Mesa High and Middle schools, said Debra Wanbaugh, event chairwoman and financial secretary for the foundation. "Being involved in our community is pivotal," she said.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | November 15, 2010
Newport-Mesa Unified School District maintenance workers were painting over graffiti — some of it reported to be racist in nature — at a pair of schools Monday morning. Newport Harbor High School and Mariners Elementary School were "tagged" with graffiti over the weekend, according to Newport-Mesa Unified spokeswoman Laura Boss. She said the vandalism was reported to Newport Beach police and that officers came out, took pictures and are in the process of investigating.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | October 21, 2010
CORONA DEL MAR — Four Corona del Mar schools were briefly locked down Thursday as Newport Beach police searched the area for an estranged husband accused of hitting his wife. For more than an hour, kids and faculty from Lincoln Elementary School, Harbor Day School, Pacific Shores Day School and Newport Center United Methodist Preschool were kept in their classrooms until police cleared the area without finding their man. The suspect, 47-year-old Mark Ward from Nevada, did not pose a danger to the kids, police said.
NEWS
March 12, 2013
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District wants help identifying employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. The district will honor its quarterly "Super Star" employees at a May 28 board meeting, but first nominations must be submitted. Submit names at http://www.nmusd.us/superstar anonymously or publicly by April 30. The Super Star awards selection committee will then winnow the suggestions to between 20 and 25 people to be honored by the school board. Every employees nominated will receive a congratulatory letter, and all selected Super Stars will receive a pin, certificate and personal engraved star from the school board.
NEWS
February 16, 2012
The Daily Pilot edition dated Feb. 8 offered an interesting contrast between two sincere advocates concerned with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's successful accomplishment of its mission to properly educate and prepare its graduates to be all they can be. Views were presented by Pilot columnist Steve Smith and school board Trustee Karen Yelsey. Smith's front page-column ("City Life: Hubbard could be re-hired") suggested a competent checklist for avoiding contractual obligations that have plagued past N-MUSD administrations.
NEWS
April 17, 2008
A couple of Newport-Mesa Unified School District schools will see what their peers have to say about them in a few months. Costa Mesa High School will be greeted by the Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges Saturday, and Estancia High School was just visited by a committee from the organization that evaluates schools, according to school officials. The WASC accreditation allows the schools to be seen as valid, said Tom Antal, director of secondary education for the school district.
NEWS
July 18, 2013
Orange Coast College will donate 760 surplus computers to about half a dozen nearby school districts and campuses including Newport-Mesa Unified, Huntington Beach City School District, Huntington Beach Union High School District and Fountain Valley High School. At its meeting Wednesday, the Coast Community College District board of trustees — OCC's governing body — approved giving away the equipment. In doing so, trustees acknowledged that the computers were too old to be useful at the campus and not valuable enough to arrange to sell, according to board documents.
NEWS
By Patrice Apodaca | September 1, 2012
A few months before his untimely death last October, Steve Jobs was visited by his longtime business rival Bill Gates. The two technology giants talked for hours, at one point discussing their visions of what schools of the future should look like and their mutual disappointment that the educational establishment had failed to fully embrace the computer age. This small but telling anecdote was mentioned in Walter Isaacson's excellent, exhaustive...
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SPORTS
April 15, 2014
BASEBALL Oak Hills 1, Newport Harbor 0 Shaun Vetrovec delivered a gem but finished as the hard-luck loser in the Sailors' Beach Pit Classic game Tuesday at Newport Harbor. Vetrovec, bound for UC Irvine, struck out 15, walked one and allowed four hits in his complete-game effort. Vetrovec, Connor Seabold, Chris McCann and Jonah Dipoto each had a hit for Newport Harbor (9-8). Sergio Bates made the game a pitchers' duel, as he struck out nine and walked none in his four-hit, complete-game shutout for Oak Hills.
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SPORTS
April 9, 2014
BASEBALL Corona del Mar 5, Woodbridge 3 IRVINE — Junior Konrad Lyle broke up a 3-3 tie in the top of the sixth inning with a two-out, two-run single, lifting the Sea Kings in a Pacific Coast League game at Ryan Lemmon Stadium on Wednesday. CdM's Ryan Pierce went two for five with a double, while Sam Younesi and Wyatt Zalewski each went one for three with a run batted in. Tyler Duncan and Teddy Stuka each doubled for the Sea Kings (3-11, 3-4 in league). Brett Olson threw six innings and got the win. Blake Schneekluth picked up the save.
SPORTS
April 8, 2014
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD Costa Mesa 81, Calvary Chapel 44 Senior Quinton Bell won two events to help the Mustangs win Tuesday's Orange Coast League meet at Jim Scott Stadium. Bell won the 100-meter race in 10.3 seconds, and the 200 in 21.7 seconds. Marco Zalpa, who captured the shot put (39 feet, 11 inches) and the discus (102-10), was another double winner for Costa Mesa. — GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD Costa Mesa 90, Calvary Chapel 18 Sophomore Paige LaBare won two sprint races for the Mustangs in Tuesday's Orange Coast League meet at Jim Scott Stadium.
SPORTS
April 3, 2014
BASEBALL Newport Harbor 6, Los Alamitos 3 Cameron Jabara provided a lift for the Sailors helping them earn their first Sunset League win Wednesday at Newport Harbor. Jabara smacked in the go-ahead run to give Newport Harbor a 4-3 lead. Starter Shaun Vetrovec got the win. He went six innings and finished with seven strikeouts, two earned runs, six hits and four walks. Liam Ogburn pitched the seventh Sean Korkmas had two hits and Jake Genova had one hit and two RBIs for the Sailors (7-4, 1-3 in league)
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | April 3, 2014
Even with a very young squad this year and rough preseason results, the Newport Harbor High softball team may still be the class of the Newport-Mesa district. The Sailors continued building their case for that Thursday. Freshman pitcher Sammy Del Toro recorded both her first win and first save of the season and the Sailors hung on to edge Estancia, 10-9, in a nonleague game at Newport Harbor High. "Any win is good," said Newport Harbor Coach Russell Hartman after his team improved to 2-11-1.
NEWS
April 2, 2014
With the number of measles cases increasing rapidly in Orange County, Newport-Mesa Unified schools are sending out letters to families that are at risk of contracting the disease, officials said. The letter encourages families of students who have not been immunized, or who are under-immunized, to get two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. So far, there have been 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County this year, the most of any county in the state, with five of the victims being children, according to the Orange County Department of Public Health.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014
SOFTBALL Estancia 7, University 6 Chloe Davis belted a three-run home run and made the tag for the final out for the Eagles in the nonleague game Friday. Bree Vernon went three for four, Steph Enriquez tripled and singled, and Kelly Hinkle struck out seven for Estancia (10-2). — BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Corona del Mar def. Irvine Joey Martino recorded 12 kills and Ryan Moss added eight kills to lead the Sea Kings to a 25-17, 25-16, 25-15 Pacific Coast League win Friday at CdM. Sam Kobrine and Kevin Fults had six kills each, while Finn Jeffrey (three kills, one solo block, three block assists)
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | March 28, 2014
Paularino Elementary School kindergartner Cash Gorke looked eagerly at the marine life swimming around inside the touch tank in a Costa Mesa High School science classroom. After getting a nod of approval from his mother, Cash plunged both arms into the tank, the sleeves of his black shirt quickly absorbing the water, and pulled up a bright orange sea star. He proudly displayed his catch to other children standing near him, holding it up like he had found treasure among the sea creatures.
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