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  • Heat waves might bring shorter school days

    Newport-Mesa Unified district officials are considering shortening the school day when classroom temperatures reach intolerable levels.
  • 4 elementary schools to get assistant principals

    Two Newport-Mesa Unified School District teachers have been tapped to become assistant principals at four elementary schools. Jacob Topete, a fifth-grade teacher at Newport Heights who has taught in the district since 2007, will serve as assistant...

    Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class. Karen Coyne claims...

    Water Polo: Newport age-group girls back in NWPF

    They don't get the fanfare of the older high school girls. Many of them are just learning how to play the sport of water polo. But few would argue with Brian Melstrom that successful age-group players are a big part of a successful high school program,...

    Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little

    Chelsea Braverman doesn't mind 'Rockin' the Boat' a little
    Chelsea Braverman knows all about taking a group of energetic kids, assigning them roles and building a theater production from the ground up. Heck, she's been doing it since age 7. While icons like Charlie Chaplin and Clint Eastwood drew acclaim...