Open House 2018

School News


The Road to Calculus Event Flyer

Parent meeting to learn about shifts in mathematics 
Join us to discuss the content and practice shifts in the State Standards for Mathematics in Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) with  
Dr. Patrick Callahan and NMUSD Staff. (Spanish interpreter available)

Date: Monday, June 18, 2018* 
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p .m.

Location: Newport Harbor High School Theater 600 Irvine  Ave. 
Newport Beach, CA 92663 

*Additional information nights will be scheduled at the start of the 2018/19 school year. 


Six Seniors Recognized in the Superintendent Character Trait Awards Program

Character Trait Award Recipients

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) recognized six high school seniors for their exceptional character leadership traits. Now in its sixth year, the program recognizes six graduating seniors from high schools throughout our district who exemplify one of the six pillars of character: caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness.

Miranda McCormick – Caring – Newport Harbor High School
Miranda cares about her community beyond the walls of the classroom. She works tirelessly in her community to help those in need and improve the lives of others. For six years, she spent her summers volunteering at our school district sponsored Camp Friendship helping younger children with autism develop social skills. She patiently and effectively connects with young people to bring out their best with her kindness that requires no acknowledgement. She also worked to ease childrens pain for children in life-threatening situations and their families as second year in a row president for the on campus the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

James Brown – Citizenship – Estancia High School
James is a peer mentor to ninth grade students as a Link Crew Leader and has participated in Estancia’s Youth and Government program for three years, where he currently serves as delegation president. He is an ambassador of Estancia High School’s student delegate of the Australia Sister City Education Exchange Program, and is a member of Estancia’s Leo Club through Lions International and Interact Club through Rotary International, which promotes leadership and responsible citizenship. He also serves as a tutor and volunteers at local homeless shelters to help coordinate food and clothing donation campaigns.

Alexander Johnson – Respect – Early College High School
Alexander is known for showing consideration toward classmates, staff, and anyone that he meets. He firmly believes in accepting differences in others and practices tolerance of differing ideas in the classroom, and in his daily interactions with others. He consistently demonstrates the ability to be an active listener and genuinely cares about other people’s points of view. When communicating with his classmates he is respectful in his speech and actions towards others. He is a balanced thinker who is easy-going and mild-mannered.
Emily Kubisty – Fairness – Estancia High School
Emily consistently models fairness by listening to all points of view during activities and lessons, and she upholds the expectations of leadership and collaboration within the classroom. She is a Link Crew Leader at Estancia and works daily with a group of twelve freshmen leading team-building activities. She actively encourages all students to equally participate and share thoughts in a positive manner. When freshmen students experience disagreement, Emily facilitates communication and understanding between all parties to resolve potential conflicts. She pursues positive solutions to problems, and has built strong relationships as a result. Emily’s ability to be fair and play by the rules also extends to the softball field where she exemplifies the C.I.F. Victory with Honor Principles.

Ryan Hamilton – Trustworthiness – Corona del Mar High School
Ryan has gained the trust of the staff on campus by working as an office teacher assistant. Ryan takes his job seriously and listens well to directions. He understands the importance of his job and ensures that he is ready to serve at any moment. If the office staff has something very important to be delivered or needs something done right, they make sure they give it to him or they will wait until they know he is working to get it done. School staff trusts him and knows that he will be responsible for any task given.

Zaid Batarseh – Responsibility – Costa Mesa High School
Zaid responsibly runs regular meetings with his peers and organizes students in various roles to implement community and fundraising projects. Zaid has taken his school leadership roles seriously, whether as a mentor, running community events, or fundraising. He works closely with parents on various band events, attends parent meetings, does monthly reports, advocates for his peers, and works closely with his teachers. He mentors younger members of the middle school and volunteers to work with elementary students during the summer. Due to his responsible work ethic Zaid was asked to assist teachers with various organizational duties during the district’s elementary summer music program.

In May the selected students received a surprise visit from Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro and were presented a letter of recognition and an invitation to be recognized by the Board of Education at the June 12, 2018 Board Meeting. A banner with a photo of each student, name of their high school, and their character trait will be displayed in the district lobby throughout the 2018-19 school year.

Superintendent Character Trait Award Recipients Photos


Summer Food Program Flyer

Did you know there are free meals available at these three Costa Mesa sites for your kids and teens this summer!

  • July 9 - August 2, Costa Mesa High School Cafeteria 2650 Fairview Rd. - Use entry gate next to gym. 
    Served Monday - Thursday / CLOSED Friday:
    • Breakfast - 8:30 to 9:00 
    • Lunch - 12:00 to 12:45
  • July 9 - July 26, Rea Elementary - 661 Hamilton Ave.
    Served Monday - Thursday / CLOSED Friday:
    • Breakfast - 8:30 to 9:00          
    • Lunch - 11:45 to 12:30
  • June 25 - August 3, Donald Dungan Library - 1855 Park Ave. near Lions Park
    Served Monday - Friday:
    • Lunch - 12:00 to 1:00

No cost or enrollment required. Open to all children under 18.

Summer Food Program Flyer - English/Spanish


Coffee Chats with the Principal for Prospective Parents

Coffee Cup with Victoria Logo

You are cordially invited to join us for

"Coffee Chats with the Principal"

Being informed about your local school is vital for your child to get the most out of his/her school

community. Come learn more about Victoria Elementary by attending an informal coffee chat with

our Principal, Dr. Aaron Peralta. Our coffee chats offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about our engaging curriculum
  • Interact with our leadership team
  • Meet and connect with other parents
  • our the campus and see key locations throughout the campus including classrooms, library, multipurpose room, playground, and lunch tables.
  • Gather information about the parent experience at Victoria
  • Ask questions in a small-group environment

We know that preparing your child for his/her school experience is an important decision – and our

goal is to help you before you begin the process. Group size is limited to 6-8 parents to allow for a

more interactive and personalized experience.


Please RSVP to Judi Chimits @ or call (949) 515-6985

Welcome to Victoria for the 2017-18 School Term!

Group of students on first day of school


Welcome to the 2017-18 school term! The start of a new year is an exciting time. It provides a unique opportunity to observe enthusiasm from students as they make new friends and focus on learning challenging curriculum, the excitement of our staff at delivering engaging materials and lessons, the parents’ joy at seeing their children off to an academic environment that will help to positively shape their future. This year, our team has undergone some changes, our student body has grown, and we’re working to implement new curriculum. Through all of this we have renewed our commitment to who we are with our theme, “We are Victoria!” We’re proud to be Voyagers – Soaring Above!


Enrollment for the 2018-19 term begins on April 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Welcome Center page.


(949) 515-6842

(available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Please call and leave a voicemail when your child will be absent.

Aeries Parent Portal


The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is updated yearly in February. This is a legal requirement by the State of California. The SARC provides a detailed report regarding each school about class size, demographics, test scores, climate, and more. The reports are published in the current year for the previous year.


School Accountability Report Card

Parent-Teacher Association

Home Connect

Home Connect Logo

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent.  Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so.  Compliance Officer Contact Information: Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041