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Ribbon-Cutting at Harbor Day School

A new parking lot and carpool queuing area was unveiled last week at a Corona del Mar campus. Harbor Day School held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 7 to commemorate the new space. “The newly created carpool queuing area will allow us to reduce our impact on the neighborhood,”...
Posted On 19 May 2015

Students Host Dance Camp for Kids

A group of students at Corona del Mar High School is hosting a camp for the younger generation of dancers next week. Orchesis Dance Company is holding the two day program on May 20 and 21 from 3:15 to 5 p.m. at the CdMHS dance room. The junior camp will be “two fun and energetic...

Newport Harbor Brings Charlie Brown to Life

Newport Harbor High School drama students will make a classic comic strip come to life on stage next week through their production “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: The Broadway Musical.” The show is based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his...
Posted On 24 Apr 2015

Cultures Celebrated at Sage Hill Festival

Sage Hill School welcomed the world to its Newport Coast campus last month during the school’s 14th Annual Multicultural Fair. The quad was full of smells, sights and sounds from around the globe on March 21 as hundreds of visitors from across Southern California experienced the...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015

History is Alive at CdM High School

History came alive last week as Corona del Mar High School students honored nearly 100 veterans during a special luncheon. The March 19 event was part of the Living History Program which pairs groups of four to six sophomore students with a veteran from The Freedom Committee of...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015

Celebration of Cultures

Cultures will be celebrated this weekend as a Newport Coast campus is transformed into a colorful global village. Sage Hill School welcomes the world on Saturday as it hosts the 14th Annual Multicultural Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests senses will be delighted with the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Mathematical Fun and Competition

Sage Hill School hosted students from across the county on Saturday in their fifth annual Mathematics Invitational. Seventh and eighth graders from Orange County independent schools participated, many of whom do not have other opportunities to compete in mathematics, according to...
Posted On 13 Mar 2015

School Notes

History Fun at Harbor Day Students from across Southern California gathered at Harbor Day School in Corona del Mar Monday for the regional round of the National History Bee. For the second year in a row, HDS sixth grader Jean Marie Wanlass earned a spot in the finals.  ...

Runners Catch the Spirit at Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run

On your mark, get set, go! The 32nd Annual Newport-Mesa Spirit Run will be held Sunday at Fashion Island. Together with Newport-Mesa Unified School District and local community clubs and non- profits, Spirit Run will spread its “spirit” of youth fitness and fundraising throughout...

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