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By: | October 2, 2005
The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers has endorsed the $282-million Measure F school bond, federation president Jim Rogers announced at a school board meeting Tuesday. Rogers, who supported the Measure A bond five years ago, has been an employee of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for 35 years. In a written statement, he praised the ongoing work of Measure A but said the district needed to modernize its outdated sites. "Teachers are the advocate for our students, so it is only natural that we advocate for the best learning environment that will benefit them," the statement read.
NEWS
By: | September 25, 2005
EDUCATION Campaigners for Measure F begin calling voters The campaign for Measure F -- the $282-million school renovation bond that supporters have hopefully dubbed "Measure Future" -- kicked off Tuesday evening in a slim office space on Newport Boulevard. Only six people came to call registered voters, but campaign chairman Mark Buchanan said he expects the office to fill in coming weeks. College Park Elementary School Principal Pat Insley and Andersen Elementary School Principal Mary Manos were among the group Tuesday.
NEWS
By: | August 21, 2005
o7"The magic of it all, the secret, is hard work -- making sure standards are taught at every grade level. As we've all learned, it's just a lot of hard work and concentration."f7 -- Robert Barbot, Newport-Mesa Unified School District superintendent, on standardized test scores released by the state Department of Education that showed gains in English and math proficiency at every grade level o7"We are so joyous. We believe that God has relieved us and delivered us from this legal battle."
NEWS
By: | September 11, 2005
COSTA MESA Council changes rules on athletic-field use The City Council on Tuesday revised the rules regarding who gets to use city and school athletic fields. The biggest change: Adult sports groups will no longer be allowed to use elementary school fields, many of which are closely surrounded by homes. Council members said they still want to work with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District to fix the agreement that governs how playing time on fields is scheduled, but the council wants the schools to agree to several conditions.
NEWS
By: | August 21, 2005
COSTA MESA Hundreds gather to support Cindy Sheehan Hundreds of Newport-Mesa residents participated in simultaneous vigils Wednesday evening to support Cindy Sheehan, the mother of an American soldier who had camped out at President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch until Thursday. She was demanding answers from the president about his administration's handling of the war in Iraq. At the corner of Newport Boulevard and 19th Street, in front of what used to be Triangle Square's Niketown store, more than 90 people lined the sidewalks with signs and candles.
NEWS
By: | September 10, 2005
1. What is a central issue that could hold up plans for residential towers in north Costa Mesa? A. No one is sure how tall they will be B. The traffic that more people living in the area might bring C. Neighbors are complaining about the building designs D. Debate about need for a new freeway offramp 2. Costa Mesa High School construction work, which was completed in July and paid for by Measure A funds, included...
NEWS
By: | September 19, 2005
AT A GLANCEDaily PilotON THE WEB: o7 www.dailypilot.com f7CHARACTER COUNTS The Newport-Mesa Unified School District will be among the 2005 Character Education Award Honorees when Orange County Supt. William M. Habermehl presents his State of Education address, titled "A Focus on Character," on Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine. The Orange Unified School District and 12 children from the Learning for Life Program will also be honored.
NEWS
By: | August 13, 2005
1. The Irvine Co. announced this week that it is taking over the management of which Newport-Mesa hotel? A. The Four Seasons B. The Ali Baba C. The Marriott D. Motel 3 2. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is going to put a bond on the November ballot seeking how much money? A. $110 million B. $163 million C. $200 million D. $282 million 3. A sea lion named what was returned to the ocean this week after it likely swam north in the San Diego Creek?
NEWS
By: | September 11, 2005
o7"They may be here forever. We don't know. Each one's with relatives at the moment, and it's up to the relatives."f7 -- Jane Garland, Newport-Mesa Unified School District spokeswoman, on four students from Louisiana who were enrolled in Newport-Mesa schools while they stayed with extended family in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina o7"People that will go have a desire to hear the candidates on specific kinds of...
NEWS
By: | September 24, 2005
1. This year's Lido Yacht Expo, which is taking place this weekend, has been running for how many years? A. 21 B. 23 C. 27 D. 29 2. What store closed its doors in Triangle Square this week? A. Niketown B. Chronic Cantina C. Virgin Megastore D. Barnes & Noble 3. Costa Mesa received a $930,000 grant to do what? A. Build a bridge at 19th Street B. Move Newport Boulevard at 19th Street underground C. Install a monorail along 19th Street D. Build a playground at TeWinkle Park 4. Which is the hot race among Newport-Mesa political insiders?
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NEWS
By: | October 11, 2005
o7Here are some items the board will consider at tonight's meeting: f7 MEASURE F COMMITTEES The school board will vote to establish two committees regarding Measure F, the $282-million bond measure. The first, required by state law, is a citizens' oversight committee to review the district's plans for spending the bond money. The committee will consist of 31 members -- far more than the state requirement of seven -- hailing from different locations and community groups.
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NEWS
By: Michael Miller | October 4, 2005
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has launched a project to expand science and technology teaching at Eastbluff Elementary and help boost enrollment at the underpopulated Newport Beach school. By next spring, the school plans to have a new portable classroom reserved entirely for science. It also hopes to provide laptops for all fourth- and fifth-grade students. The school board approved the plan last month to help encourage intradistrict transfers to the school.
NEWS
By: | October 2, 2005
The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers has endorsed the $282-million Measure F school bond, federation president Jim Rogers announced at a school board meeting Tuesday. Rogers, who supported the Measure A bond five years ago, has been an employee of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for 35 years. In a written statement, he praised the ongoing work of Measure A but said the district needed to modernize its outdated sites. "Teachers are the advocate for our students, so it is only natural that we advocate for the best learning environment that will benefit them," the statement read.
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | September 28, 2005
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has embarked on a three-year plan to improve math scores, citing new federal standards that demand higher student performance. Under the plan, which English-learner programs director Karen Kendall introduced at the Sept. 13 board meeting, Newport-Mesa will seek to enhance and coordinate its math programs. Items on the district's action plan include aligning grades with standardized test scores, encouraging project-based instruction and developing common definitions of what constitutes a grade.
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | September 27, 2005
One of the greatest supporters of the Measure F school renovation bond campaign is not a board member or a teacher or even a parent of a school-age child. He is an environmental and community activist -- and despite the many construction vehicles that will undoubtedly be required to modernize all of Newport-Mesa's schools, he sees the project as a boon to the local community. The reason is simple: Douglas Bader, the Costa Mesa resident who providing office space for the Measure F campaign team's headquarters, believes that Orange County youths aren't getting enough exercise.
NEWS
By: MARK GLEASON | September 27, 2005
o7This week we asked our parent panelists: Should parents be worried that three Newport-Mesa Unified School District schools were added to a federal list of at-risk schools because of their poor performances as part of the No Child Left Behind Act? Eight Newport-Mesa schools now are on the list. f7 Yes, I think that parents of kids in the eight schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District that are currently on the list should be concerned.
NEWS
By: | September 25, 2005
EDUCATION Campaigners for Measure F begin calling voters The campaign for Measure F -- the $282-million school renovation bond that supporters have hopefully dubbed "Measure Future" -- kicked off Tuesday evening in a slim office space on Newport Boulevard. Only six people came to call registered voters, but campaign chairman Mark Buchanan said he expects the office to fill in coming weeks. College Park Elementary School Principal Pat Insley and Andersen Elementary School Principal Mary Manos were among the group Tuesday.
NEWS
By: | September 24, 2005
1. This year's Lido Yacht Expo, which is taking place this weekend, has been running for how many years? A. 21 B. 23 C. 27 D. 29 2. What store closed its doors in Triangle Square this week? A. Niketown B. Chronic Cantina C. Virgin Megastore D. Barnes & Noble 3. Costa Mesa received a $930,000 grant to do what? A. Build a bridge at 19th Street B. Move Newport Boulevard at 19th Street underground C. Install a monorail along 19th Street D. Build a playground at TeWinkle Park 4. Which is the hot race among Newport-Mesa political insiders?
NEWS
By: Michael Miller | September 20, 2005
The federal Office for Civil Rights has agreed to investigate a complaint against the Newport-Mesa Unified School District that accused it of racial discrimination against students, staff and parents at TeWinkle Middle School. The complaint, filed June 20 by former TeWinkle parent Mirna Burciaga, made nine allegations against the predominantly Latino Costa Mesa school. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will investigate only the ninth allegation, which claims that the district interviewed parents in an intimidating manner after they first voiced concerns about TeWinkle.
NEWS
By: | September 19, 2005
AT A GLANCEDaily PilotON THE WEB: o7 www.dailypilot.com f7CHARACTER COUNTS The Newport-Mesa Unified School District will be among the 2005 Character Education Award Honorees when Orange County Supt. William M. Habermehl presents his State of Education address, titled "A Focus on Character," on Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine. The Orange Unified School District and 12 children from the Learning for Life Program will also be honored.
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