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By Tom Ragan, | January 4, 2011
Nicolas Jaber is now a member of the jet set. The junior at Newport Harbor High School will serve on the California School Board Assn. as a student representative for its legislative committee. Translation: At 16, Jaber will occasionally fly to Sacramento to review legislation that affects school districts across the Golden State, including his own district, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. "Basically, the legislative committee looks over legislation that affects schools throughout California and it lobbies either for it or against it on behalf of the school board association," Jaber said in a phone interview Tuesday.
November 3, 2000
DISTRICT'S BIGGEST CHALLENGES Planning for the unexpected increase in student numbers over the next decade is the biggest challenge, Kittredge said. "This includes appropriate land use, with strong public input and maximal use of existing resources. The district must be a good neighbor while at the same time expand the class offerings and meet the needs of business for a well-educated work force." The colleges were designed before the advent of computers, and the use of computers in many classes has put a strain on the space available, he added.
By Tom Ragan | May 18, 2010
Two Newport-Mesa Unified schools scored a pair of “10” rankings each based on the state’s Academic Performance Index, and they were the only schools in the district to do so. Mariners Elementary School in Newport Beach and Early College High School in Costa Mesa were notified last week of their outstanding state rankings and measurements on the index, or API. It is a yardstick used to measure how well students in California are...
August 30, 2008
Sage Hill School recently broke ground on an $18-million arts facility that will feature a theater, a film studio, state-of-the-art sound technology and more. The 31,000-square-foot facility, known as The Studio at Sage Hill, is scheduled to open in time for fall 2009. For those keeping track, that will be nine years after Sage Hill first opened its doors to students, and 11 years after founding Head of School Clint Wilkins began laying out plans for the nondenominational private school — on about 180 Post-it notes, which he stuck to the walls of a tiny office near John Wayne Airport.
November 14, 2001
A canceled trip to New York because of the terrorist attacks has inspired a theatrical production by Ensign Intermediate School students. "The Spirit of America" will be performed on Friday and Saturday at Newport Harbor High School. The production is special because it was written, choreographed and produced by the students. The idea for the show was generated after an advanced choir from Ensign had to cancel its plans to visit New York City in the aftermath of the Sept.
February 9, 2005
Ninth-grader Michelle Y. Ha and 11th-grader Alexander S.B. Ha of Newport Beach earned high honors at Phillips Exeter Academy for the fall term. They are the daughter and son, respectively, of Dr. K. Ha and Mrs. H. Moon. The academy, located in Exeter, N.H., is a coeducational, independent, preparatory school where the diverse student body comes from a wide variety of geographic, economic, racial and religious backgrounds. ... Cristina Guccione, a 2000 graduate of Corona del Mar High School, recently graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with a major in government and a minor in communications.
April 24, 2003
INSIDE THE DISTRICT Here are some of the decisions coming out of Tuesday's school board meeting. SONORA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRESENTATION Parents, teachers, students and administrators at Sonora Elementary School in Costa Mesa shared their experiences and celebrated the school's diversity during a presentation to the school board. Christine Anderson, the principal at Sonora, shared with the board the school's academic accolades and highlighted the importance of its multicultural student body.
November 9, 1999
-- Danette Goulet NEWPORT-MESA -- It will be a night of policy setting for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Four of six items up for discussion at tonight's board meeting involve the approval of policy and procedures. After an update from Mike Fine, assistant superintendent of business services, regarding the facilities master plan and a proposed reconstruction of the district's schools, the board will debate changing a number of its governing rules and regulations.
January 26, 2009
Harlan C. Erickson Harlan C. Erickson, beloved husband of Lucy Erickson, and long time Newport Beach resident, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 17, 2009 at the age of 87. Harlan was born in Minnesota on July 15, 1921. Along with his parents, 2 brothers and a sister, he moved to Pasadena, California in 1937. There he attended the lower and upper divisions of Pasadena Junior College. In his final year he served as student body president.
By James Lee | May 29, 2006
Every year about this time, the pitter-patter of cleated feet begins to echo around The Farm Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. This year, that sound is just a little bit louder. Yes, it's time once again for the Daily Pilot Cup, the annual youth soccer tournament that includes every elementary school that serves the Newport-Mesa area. All of them, that is, except Killybrooke and Wilson, which declined to field teams again. Even without those two schools, there are more teams in the field for 2006 ?
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