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Students Salute Veterans Over Breakfast

To thank the veterans who served the country, students at Mariners Christian School served breakfast to them this week as part of a special Veterans Day celebration. More than 200 veterans, relatives and community members attended the event on Tuesday. Following breakfast was a...
Posted On 21 Nov 2014

Tutor Charged in CdM Grade Change Scandal

A tutor was charged on Monday with crimes related to illegally changing grades of students at Corona del Mar High School during the 2012 to 2013 school year. According to a joint press release from the Newport Beach Police Department and the Orange County District Attorney,...
Posted On 10 Oct 2014

Newport-Mesa USD Provides Safer Foods to Students

Five years ago, an OC-based company called Grow Green Industries, Inc, introduced a line of fruit and vegetable wash and wipes called Eat Cleaner that removes pesticides, waxes and surface debris that can carry bacteria from commercially and organically grown produce. It also...

Campus: Sage Students Start School, Celebrate Science Center

Sage Hill School kicked off the year with a special celebration Monday. Following the school’s traditional welcoming convocation ceremony, officials held a ribbon cutting event for the high school’s new $8 million science center. “It’s a great way to start the year,” said Head of...
Posted On 29 Aug 2014

Survey Results Show School Calendar Should Remain the Same

The school district calendar should remain the same, according to more than 3,800 people polled on the subject. Reportedly 3,865 Newport-Mesa Unified School District students, parents, teachers, administrators, staff and community members participated in the online survey between...
Posted On 07 Jun 2014

Spirit Run Raises $60K for Newport-Mesa Schools

Following the success of the 31st Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, the nonprofit public benefit corporation that presents the event will donate more than $60,000 in cash and services to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. The funds and services are to be dispersed roughly...

Author Interview: Local Teen Discusses Boarding School Book

A local teen has some survival tips for students interested attending boarding school. Justin Muchnick, 16, a Harbor Day School graduate and current sophomore at Phillips Academy Andover boarding school in Boston, wrote “The Boarding School Survival Guide” to give students and...
Posted On 02 Jun 2014

News Briefs

Nearly 500 Citations Issued During NBPD Distracted Driving Campaign In April, the Newport Beach Police Department joined over 200 other local law enforcement agencies and the Highway Patrol in a statewide Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign.  Newport Beach Police Officers...

Students Spring Into Service

Kids and community members gathered at a Corona del Mar campus over the weekend to help others in need. It was all part of Harbor Day School’s Spring into Service event on Saturday, the school’s  semi-annual community service day. The day provides the Harbor Day community to...
Posted On 02 May 2014

Students Argue Their Way to a Win

Some local students won an argument over the weekend. The Middle School Public Debate Program National Tournament was held Saturday at Claremont McKenna College. Approximately 270 students on 90 teams from schools around the country participated in the competition, including four...
Posted On 02 May 2014

Campus: Students Celebrate Shakespeare

To be or not to be? That was the question on the minds of local students this week. The Pegasus School in Huntington Beach was celebrating famous playwright William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday this week, which is officially celebrated on April 23. “I don’t know if most people...
Posted On 25 Apr 2014

School Notes

New Private High School Hires Administrator A new faith-based, private, college preparatory school opening Fall 2015, Pacifica Christian High School Orange County, recently announced that they have hired a administrator. David O’Neil will be the first head of school for the...

Campus: Sage Hill Ceremony Blesses Science Center

Several hundred students, staff members, parents, school officials and supporters gathered on the campus at the top of the hill in Newport Coast on Monday to honor its history and celebrate its future. The event was part of a Sage Hill School Native American blessing ceremony...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014

Food and Festivity From Around the World

A Newport Coast campus was transformed into a global village over the weekend during an event that celebrates diversity. More than 1,000 people attended the 13th Annual Sage Hill School Multicultural Fair on Saturday. The public event featured more than 20 international food...
Posted On 27 Mar 2014

School Notes

Flagship Programs Proposed for NMUSD School Zones Corona del Mar, Newport Harbor, Costa Mesa and Estancia school zones presented their proposed distinguished programs for their respective schools to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of education on Tuesday. CdM...

Students Buzzing About History

A group of about 50 elementary and middle school students were buzzing about history at a Corona del Mar campus this week. The Los Angeles Regional Championship of the National History Bee was held Monday at Harbor Day School. It was great to see the kids thrive, said HDS history...
Posted On 06 Mar 2014

Campus: New Private High School Plans NB Campus

Newport Beach will be the home to another high school come Fall 2015. The faith-based, private, college preparatory school, Pacifica Christian High School, announced their plans to join the OC academic world last week. Pacifica Christian of Orange County will be partnering with...

News Briefs

School Official Resigns Over CdM Hacking Case A Newport-Mesa Unified School District administrator resigned this week after saying how NMUSD handled the students involved in a computer-hacking cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High School was a “total farce.” Jane Garland left...

School Trustee to Retire

A longtime school district board member announced his intent to retire this week, according to officials. Newport-Mesa Unified School District board of education trustee David Brooks announced his intent to retire during Tuesday’s board meeting. His final day is set for March 11....

Suspect Sought for Helping Students Hack School System, Change Grades

By Lauren Lamm | Special to the Indy An Irvine tutor is wanted for questioning by Newport Beach police in connection with helping a group of Corona del Mar High School students hack into their school’s computer system to change grades and access tests, authorities announced...