Dear Ensign Community,


I am excited to announce that the Newport-Mesa Unified School district is funding a college readiness experience for all eighth graders in our district. ReadiStep is a College Board tool designed specifically for middle school students. This flexible assessment measures the knowledge and skills that students need to be on track for success in high school, college, and beyond. In addition, we will be using the ReadiStep test results to make informed decisions about curricula to improve students’ skills.


All Ensign eighth graders will be taking the ReadiStep test on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. More information about the ReadiStep test will follow.




Gloria Duncan, Ed.D.


Ensign Intermediate School

Back to School Night

You are cordially invited to attend Ensign’s Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. in the gym. At Back to School Night, parents will have a brief opportunity to meet the teachers, counselors, and administrators at Ensign. Teachers will be providing specific information about their curriculum and expectations.


Ensign Weekly Video Announcements for September 15-19, 2014

Ensign ASB Sticker - Buy Yours Now!

Ensign will not be hosting a magazine/cookie dough drive to raise money for activities or sports on campus. The Ensign ASB sticker is our fundraiser this year. The Ensign ASB Spirit Sticker includes admission to 2 (two) dances, a lanyard, Ensign spirit t-shirt, discounted prices for sweatshirts and yearbook, plus a special ASB spirit sticker event in the spring. A value of $60 - you pay only $40! Please support our school by purchasing your ASB sticker now during the registration process. Or, if you have already registered your child, you can still purchase the ASB sticker on our webstore. The ASB sticker will allow Ensign to continue with the following activities and sports:

  • Renaissance program - shirts, rewards, and prizes for students
  • Assemblies
  • Awards
  • Dances
  • Noontime activities
  • Student recognition
  • Kindness weeks
  • Sports - basketball, volleyball, soccer, track and field, and cross country

Teacher/Student Zumba Performance

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Ensign Announcements for 6/9/14-6/13/14

May 2014 Students of the Month

  • Jennifer Rosales, Brundage, Science
  • Nyah Ongkingco, Marshall, U.S. History
  • Cesar Alcala, Gunz, Language Arts
  • Emma Morehouse, Reilly, Language Arts
  • Emma Kjaer, Charron, U.S. History
  • Cinthia Gonzalez, Becker, 8th Language Arts
  • Jake Bashore, Rain, TA for Rain
  • Madison Wilkens, Brandes, Math
  • Gabriella Kenney, Tucker, Life Skills
  • Daniel Martinez, Tolles, Language Arts
  • David Rodriguez, Levy, ELD
  • Madison Wilkens, Blankenship, Science
  • Jacob Morgan, Dorian, History
  • Tyler Lowell, Velastegui, Math 7
  • Jordan Williams, Harrell, 7th History
  • Gavin Reese, Rogina, Math 7
  • Kate Egow, Maille, Spanish
  • Haile Reinhardt, Mabry, Geometry
  • Elitzabet Vazquez, Hernandez, History
  • Sara Robinson, Honors Language Arts, Cross

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

Register Today for N-MUSD's Inaugural State of Schools Breakfast Event - Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.
There is still time to register for N-MUSD's Inaugural State of the Schools event.    

The event will feature Superintendent Fred Navarro as the keynote speaker and include a presentation about the state of schools in Newport... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 9/17/14

Ensign Weekly Announcements for September 15th-19th, 2014
Back to School Night: Back to School Night is this Wednesday. Make sure your parents show up at six for a quick orientation in the gym and then they will be able to meet all of your teachers.


Jamba Juice: Jamba Juice will be selling d... Continue
Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 9/15/14

N-MUSD College and Career Night - Wednesday, October 8, 2014


N-MUSD College and Career Night

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.



Orange County Fairgrounds—BUILDING 10

88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

FREE PARKING: Mention NMUSD College ... Continue
Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 9/11/14

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Today: 9/17/14
6:00 PM Ensign IS Back to School Night

Contact Us

2000 Cliff Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: (949) 515-6910
Fax: (949) 515-3370

Attendance Line: (949) 515-3342
Absence excuses can be left 24 hours a day

Click here to read the September/October 2014 issue of our online school newspaper, the Seabee Buzz!


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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. 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 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