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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 22, 2014
Sage Hill School junior CJ McCord cleared 6 feet, 9 inches to break a school record and win the high jump at the Ocean View Small Schools Invitational Saturday. McCord's mark is No. 2 in the state. Senior Eric Moore of Rialto Carter is No. 1 at 7-feet. McCord's 6-9 is an improvement of seven inches from his personal record last season. He will compete in the OC Championships Saturday at Mission Viejo High. - From staff reports
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SPORTS
April 22, 2014
BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Corona del Mar def. Irvine IRVINE — Joey Martino finished with 11 kills to lead a balanced attack for the Sea Kings, who won the Pacific Coast League match, 25-16, 25-16, 25-22, Tuesday. Kevin Fults (seven kills), Andrew Boukather (seven kills, six digs), Augie Miller (six kills), Ryan Moss (six kills), Tommy Brooks (five kills, three blocks), Matt Ctvrtlik (30 assists) and Brett Shisler (10 assists, two digs) contributed for CdM (18-2, 6-0 in league), ranked No. 2 in CIF Southern Section Division 1. The Sea Kings play host to Woodbridge Friday.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014
GIRLS' TRACK & FIELD Mt. SAC Invitational WALNUT — Newport Harbor High's Rachelle A La Torre finished second in the seeded shotput and fourth in the seeded discus Saturday. She had a mark of 37 feet, 4 inches in the shotput and 116-11 in the discus. Grace Clemence of the Sailors took fifth in the pole vault with a 10-foot clearance. The distance medley team of Emily Bacon, Hope Bender, Lauren Loucks and Erin Barth finished fifth in the invitational race in 10:17.59.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014
BASEBALL Sage Hill 4, Calvary Chapel Downey 2 Freshman Brett Super pitched 5 2/3 strong innings yielding only two hits and one run while striking out seven to earn the win at Sage Hill Thursday. The Lightning (10-3, 5-1 in Academy League) made the most of their four hits. Defensively, senior center fielder Adam Ellingson made three crucial catches and Kellen Ochi came in to pitch the last 1 1/3 innings to help Sage hold on for the win. The Lightning next play at Palos Verdes Peninsula Chadwick in a nonleague game Tuesday.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | April 17, 2014
Regular runners and students from across the city will line up at Jim Scott Stadium at Estancia High School on April 26 for the seventh annual Costa Mesa Community Run to raise money for schools. Two-thirds of the proceeds will go to the Costa Mesa High School Foundation and Estancia and TeWinkle Schools Foundation, with the rest of the funds being split among the city's other schools, said race coordinator Karen Barloon. Phil D'Agostino, who was recently promoted to director of student services at Newport-Mesa Unified, and Barloon, who is the testing coordinator at Estancia High, came up with the idea for the run in 2008.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014
BOYS' GOLF Estancia 203, Calvary Chapel 219 FOUNTAIN VALLEY — Estancia moved into a first-place tie with Calvary Chapel in the Orange Coast League with Jaime Ramirez's two-over-par 38 medalist honor performance at Mile Square Golf Club on Wednesday. Estancia (7-7, 4-1 in league) saw Kobi Uta finish with a 40. The rest of the players were Gunnar Johnston (41), Davin Ortiz (41) and Brad Ehrhorn (43). Estancia is in the Mesa Verde Tournament at Mesa Verde Country Club on Monday at noon.
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.
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
BOYS' TENNIS Estancia 12, Costa Mesa 6 Charlie Griffin, Kyle Hastings and Sterling Gates swept at Nos. 1-3 singles, respectively, to lead the host Eagles in the Orange Coast League match Thursday. Estancia improved to 7-3, 4-1 in league. Corona del Mar 10, Beckman 8 Bjorn Hoffmann swept in singles, as did Carson Williams and Jonathan Rhone in doubles for the host Sea Kings in Thursday's Pacific Coast League match. The score was tied 6-6 in sets and 50-50 in games after two rounds.
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