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Volume 6, Issue 47  | June 11, 2021

School Notes

NMUSD Board of Education seeking input for selection of new superintendent

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board of Education is seeking your input in the selection of the district’s next superintendent. 

As part of the process, the board is providing an anonymous online survey and encouraging students, staff, parents, and the community to provide thoughts on the desired qualities and characteristics for the next superintendent. This survey also will guide the recruitment and reference check process, as well as development of interview questions. 

The survey also seeks perspectives on the district’s strengths, challenges and community. 

You can find the survey at This survey will be open through June 30 at 4 p.m.

Leadership Associates, the consultants who are assisting the board with the superintendent search process, will compile a report summarizing the results of the survey. 

For more information, visit the Superintendent Search Webpage

Students from around the district honored for character awards

Students from high schools around the NMUSD were recognized with Superintendent Character Trait Awards last week.

They were Hanna Mofid, Corona del Mar (Citizenship); Ruby Hammond, Newport Harbor (Respect); Maddiline McNamer, Back Bay (Caring); Chris Lopez De Los Angeles, Costa Mesa (Courage); Valeria Zecua, Estancia (Fairness); Elisabeth Leiby, Cloud Campus (Responsibility); and Bridget Pineda, Early College (Trustworthiness).

Graduation ceremonies scheduled for Thursday at Newport Harbor’s Davidson Field

Graduation ceremonies for Corona del Mar High School will be held this Thursday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m. on Davidson Field. Tickets for guests will be limited. No other service information is available.

Ceremonies for NHHS are later Thursday, June 10 at 6 p.m. in the same location of Davidson Field. Although tickets will be limited, the graduation ceremony will be livestreamed for all family/friends who are unable to attend, and the link will be posted on the NHHS Homepage at

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