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Ensign Announcements for March 31 - April 4, 2014

Spring Photos - April 18, 2013

Lifetouch will be back on our campus on Friday, April 18, to take photos of students, so please make sure you wear your best this Friday.

Spirit Run 2014

A number of Ensign students will be competing this Friday, April 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Volcom Outdoor Skatepark 900 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa

Ensign students will play against the following teams: Shorecliffs, Costa Mesa, and CdM.

The following high school teams also compete Friday:  NHHS, Costa Mesa, Estancia, CdM, Aliso Niguel, and Irvine.

Come out and cheer on your skateboarding classmates, watch some great skateboarding, and enjoy a BBQ dinner at the snack bar.

March 2014 Students of the Month

  • Shannon Leonard, Velastegui, Math 7
  • Ally Harano, Fuschetti, PE
  • Kate Egan, Ehrlinger, Math 8
  • Jessica Castaneda Gomez, Curtis, World History
  • Cielo Cuenca Munoz, Gunz, Language Arts
  • Scott Mais, Tupa, Science
  • Nikki Clark, Hernandez, World History
  • Sydney Abraham, Maille, PE
  • Mason McPhie, Reilly, Language Arts
  • Kevin Castaneda, Charron, U.S. History
  • Phuong Nguyen, Cross, Language Arts
  • Madeline Vargas Brownlee, Tucker, Life Skills
  • Priscilla Ocampo, Marshall, U.S. History
  • Karen Munoz, Levy, AVID
  • Mia Bagatourian, Brundage, Science
  • Ailea Tvedt, Halperin, PE
  • Dillion McArdell, Rain, Algebra 1
  • Hallie Peplow, Tolles, English
  • Jake Sullivan, Dorian, Science
  • Tyesha Valles, Brandes, Math 7
  • Tyler Beteag, Wagner, Life Skills
  • Kaela Whelan, Mabry, Geometry
  • Natasha Karlin, Becker, Language Arts
  • Jessica Ortega, Gibbons, Language Arts

For all former students of the month, please click here.

What Does the Fox Say? - Ensign Edition

School Webstore

EnsignWebStore.JPGAttention, students and parents!  You can now skip the lines and pay online! 

Visit our WebStore to pay conveniently and securely online by credit card and just bring your confirmation email with you to the ASB window. We have brand new Ensign sweatshirts, and we are always adding new items, so be sure to check back often.


Senator Mimi Walters Honors Ensign Staff

Senator Mimi Walters visited Ensign Intermediate School on Friday, May 17, 2013.  In her visit to the teachers and staff of the school, she presented each teacher with a certificate of recognition that thanked them for their educational contributions to the students of the school.

Ensign Harlem Shake

Ensign Staff - "Call Me Maybe"

Ensign School News

Extension for ASB Application- Now Due April 18th
Are you interested in becoming a part of Ensign's leadership class? Consider applying for ASB. Pick up an application from Mrs. Charron in room 11 or from Ms. Fryer at the ASB window. Applications are due by April 18th, and interviews will tak... Continue
Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 4/15/14

CAMP FOX - PHOTOS and the BEST CAMP IN YEARS! Thank you staff and chaperones!
Our Science Camp Fox was heralded as one of the best camps in 22 years by many and the the counselors/Marine Biologists at Camp Fox and chaperones all helped along with our staff to create memories for years to come in one of our most ma... Continue
Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 4/15/14

This past week, good counts of Yellowtail and Rockfish were caught at San Clemente island on live squid. We will be having our last fishing trip of the year to San Clemente Island on June 6- June , 2014 aboard the FURY leaving out of Dana Wharf Sp... Continue
Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 4/15/14

Fishing Club Meeting Wed. 4/16 @ 12:40pm In Room #41
Meet in Room #41 @ 12:40pm today for a Fishing Club Meeting.   Capt. Fuschetti Continue
Posted by: Joseph Fuschetti
Published: 4/15/14

From OC Health Care Agency - Measles Outbreak in Orange County - MMR Vaccine Highly Recommended
Measles Outbreak in Orange County MMR Vaccine Highly Recommended (Santa Ana) – Orange County has twenty-one confirmed cases of measles in 2014, the most reported by any county in California.  The Health Care Agency expects that the meas... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 4/14/14

Announcements for April 14th-18th, 2014
ASB Applications: If you’d like to apply for ASB next year, make sure you pick up an application packet from Mrs. Charron in room 11 or from Ms. Fryer at the ASB window. Applications are due this Friday. Nature Academy!    Today... Continue
Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 4/14/14

April is Autism Awareness Month. On Tuesday We Wear Blue!!
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Posted by: Emily Luevanos
Published: 4/7/14

NHHS Incoming Freshman Parent (and Student) Orientation - April 15 in the Theater
The annual Newport Harbor I ncoming Freshman Parent Orientation Night is coming!  Please mark your calendars for April 15 th .  This year they will be holding this presentation in the theater.  If your last name begins with A &ndash... Continue
Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 4/3/14

You're Invited to the District String Workshop - Performance Time At 6p.m.
The District String Workshop will be held Tuesday, April 29 at Ensign Intermediate School.  Performance time is 6:00pm. Ensign is located at: 2000 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663. This will be a fun evening of string music which will hig... Continue
Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 4/3/14

N-MUSD's Legal Notice of Trustee Area 1 Provisional Appointment
Notice of Provisional Appointment of Board Member for Trustee Area 1 Date:   Thursday, March 13, 2014 Following a public interview process on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District selected Mrs. Vicki Snell to r... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 3/13/14

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Today: 4/16/14
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Ensign in the News

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine: January/February 2014 Issue


The local Ensign Fishing Club knocked the yellowtail silly with all the live squid available in Pyramid Cove, San Clemente Island.  Chase Jaramillo, an eighth grader, landed this fine homeguard aboard the Fury out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing Landing... Read more.


Examiner.com: Eighth grader recognized for "Words Hurt" anti-bullying video - February 11, 2013

By Lindsey Rowe

The school auditorium is filled to capacity. Kids and teachers alike are clapping and stamping their feet to an infectious hip-hop beat. Onstage, a troupe of attractive young performers are rapping and rhyming, locking and popping, and performing wildly acrobatic dance moves with uncommon grace and precision. Read more.


The Daily Pilot: "Misty May-Treanor digs Ensign" - January 31, 2013

By Steve Virgen

Misty May-Treanor said it was surreal to return to Ensign Intermediate School in Newport Beach on Thursday, where she spoke to students and answered questions.  Read more.


Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine: March 2010 Issue

By Maddy Jones

It is three o'clock in the morning, and I am just getting up, along with the majority of the other fishermen.  When everybody starts arriving at the dock, it is 4 a.m.  Even though we're still sleepy, we talk about the fun day ahead of us.  Read more.


Daily Pilot: February 15, 2010

Students in Ensign Intermediate School’s Marine Studies Club have been working on saving local waterways, removing one plastic fork at a time.

Read more...Daily Pilot


Daily Pilot: September 21, 2009

Kids got up close and personal with a tarantula, turtles, an alligator, a python and lots of other creatures at Ensign Intermediate’s Nature Academy after school Monday.

Read more...Daily Pilot


Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine: April 2009 Issue

By Kristina Miller

"We were all in line, anxious to see what was in store on this one-of-a-kind fishing experience.  Once we arrived on the docks, each one of us got a number, said our goodbyes (with the occasional tear), and hopped down the ramp to board the Fury...read more.


Daily Pilot: October 21, 2008

...volunteers from Ensign Intermediate School enjoyed decorating the cages and kitties for Halloween. The children earn community service hours while helping animals find homes at Fashion Island to satisfy requirements for their Life Skills class taught by Katie Halperin.

Read more...Daily Pilot

Daily Pilot: September 3, 2008

...Ensign Intermediate School was also in the midst of making changes on its campus for the 2008-09 school year. A new program called CHAMPS was started to help improve communication between students and teachers.

“We draw from five different elementary schools, so we are trying to bring the community together very quickly and ease that transition,” Ensign Principal Steve McLaughlin said. “Campuswide, all students are getting the same message.”

Read More....Daily Pilot