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CdM Sports Field Raises Concerns for Residents

The “worst case scenario” for the proposed Corona del Mar High School sports field will be a “nightmare” for the neighbors, a group of Eastbluff residents said at a school board meeting this week. Several residents voiced their concerns and complaints about the project during the...
Posted On 12 Feb 2016

NMUSD Employees Honored by Board

Several school district employees were honored this week by the board for their hard work and dedication. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education recognized Teacher of the Year recipients, a National Board Certified teacher and Employee Super Star Award...

Former NMUSD Employees Sue District, Superintendent

The public reacted strongly this week to the allegations of a hostile work environment as described in a recent lawsuit against the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and Superintendent Fred Navarro. On social media, community members are calling the district troubled and...
Posted On 05 Feb 2016

Students Dance for Autism

Dance can send a powerful message. And Newport Beach students who will take to the stage this weekend hope to do just that.   Kids from both Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor high schools will participate in the fifth annual HALO: Dance for Autism show on Saturday. There will be...

Newport Teen is Rockin’ Toffee

A local Newport Beach teen just made a sweet deal. Jack McKenna, 14, was featured and earned an investment deal on the CW’s show “Hatched” for his tasty treat company, Jack’s Rockin’ Toffee. The new entrepreneurial show gives American inventors the chance to learn from some savvy...
Posted On 06 Nov 2015

‘Pygmalion’ on NHHS Stage

Newport Harbor High School drama department invites everyone out for an evening of entertainment with their production of “Pygmalion,” by George Bernard Shaw. “Though set in turn of the century London, Pygmalion does bare some resemblance to the timeless tale of Cinderella,”...

Pacifica Christian Orange County Ready for Students

Members of Pacifica Christian Orange County’s administration, faculty and board spoke recently at an informational gathering at Geoff and Lucie Moore’s home in Newport Beach. After the presentation on the uniqueness of the newest school in town, everybody voiced a desire go back...

CdM Cheating Scandal Tutor Sentenced

The tutor who hacked into a Corona del Mar High School teacher’s computer and changed grades for a group of CdM students during the 2012 to 2013 school year was sentenced this week to one year in jail and five years of formal probation. Timothy Lance Lai, 29, pleaded guilty to a...
Posted On 07 Aug 2015

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Honors ‘Assisteens’

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa honored 15 graduating seniors of its Assisteens Auxiliary at the 24th Annual Medallion Recognition Ball, held in the ballroom at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach on June 13. All of the debutantes were marking the end of their years of community...

Assistance League Awards Scholarships to Local Students

Assistance League of Newport‐Mesa has a strong tradition of providing scholarships to the community. The first college scholarship was awarded in 1945; seven decades later the tradition continues. Fourteen students from Newport‐Mesa High Schools were recently selected to each...

News Briefs

News from around Newport Beach   Trial Starts for Former Sunday School Teacher in Newport Beach According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, a former volunteer Sunday school teacher was scheduled to face trial beginning June 10 for molesting seven minor boys...

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...