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City Starts Effort to Improve Bike Safety Around Schools

In response to a young boy recently being hit and killed while riding his bike near his school, Newport  Heights Elementary, city officials moved forward this week with an effort to improve bike safety around schools and other key areas. Newport Beach City Council unanimously...
Posted On 17 Jun 2016

Drug Problem Facing Local Campus

By Elizabeth Greenberg | NB Indy Lines of computers sat beneath walls of darkly colored paintings. A sign threatening a lunch detention for eating or drinking in the computer lab hung on the wall. How bad could this problem be? Was it like this at every high school in America?...

Parents Invited to Night of Knowledge

Newport Harbor High School PTA are teaming up with the Newport Beach Police Department to host a Night of Knowledge at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the school’s library. The event will include an informative presentation with a panel of experts sharing valuable information regarding...

Tensions High During Discussion of CdM Sports Field Project

Tensions were high during a community meeting this week about the proposed Corona del Mar High School sports field project. About 100 people packed into the CdMHS lecture hall on Monday for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s scoping meeting to discuss the recirculated...
Posted On 01 Apr 2016

Mobile App Creates Problems for NMUSD Schools

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District warned parents and community members about a mobile app that has become an avenue for cyber-bullying, harassment, violence and other issues, officials noted in a message this week. The “problematic” app, called Ogle, is designed and...

Sage Takes Trip Around Globe at Multicultural Fair

Visitors to the 15th Annual Sage Hill Multicultural Fair on Saturday enjoyed sights, sounds, and tastes from cultures all around the world without ever leaving the Newport Coast campus. The school’s town square transformed into a global village with 16 authentic international...
Posted On 18 Mar 2016

Phenomenal Lesson About Women for Harbor Day Students

Students and staff at Harbor Day School celebrated the contributions and achievements from women throughout history this week, culminating in a special assembly on Wednesday. The Phenomenal Women in History event was held in the Moiso Family Activities Center and featured...
Posted On 11 Mar 2016

School Notes: Global Culture and Local Spirit

Travel Around the World With Sage Sage Hill School will once again celebrate food and culture from around the world with their 15th Annual Multicultural Fair on Saturday. A visit to the Multicultural Fair is like traveling the world without leaving Orange County, parent...
Posted On 11 Mar 2016

Birds of Prey Visit Harbor Day

A few feathered friends visited a group of first graders at Harbor Day School last week. The Traveling Scientist from Inside the Outdoors, a self-supporting environmental program administrated by the Orange County Department of Education, came to the Corona del Mar campus on...
Posted On 04 Mar 2016

School Notes: Talented Dancers and Ted Talks

Ballet Skills Shine for Sage Student in Scholarship Contest A Sage Hill School freshman is one of 111 talented Southern California high school students chosen as a semifinalist in a nationally-acclaimed scholarship and arts training program for teens. Anya Lydon, 15, was selected...
Posted On 26 Feb 2016

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...