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Common Core Information Night

All parents are invited to attend a Common Core Information Night on Wednesday, December 10 at 5 p.m. in Ensign’s cafeteria. This event will provide an overview of our school and district Common Core State Standards initiatives as well as an opportunity to answer questions about them. Please join Dr. Duncan and Ensign’s Common Core coaches in mathematics, science, history, and English on December 10 for an informative evening on the Common Core State Standards.


Please learn more about the Newport-Mesa School District’s mathematics program at the following link: https://nmusd.haikulearning.com/ckarr/math. It provides an outline of each of the mathematics courses offered in the district, detailed information about the state standards in mathematics, and more. This “work in progress” link will be continually updated with the most current and relevant information related to our mathematics curriculum.


Ensign ASB Sticker - Buy Yours Now!

We have only sold 209 out of our goal of 500 ASB stickers!


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

October 2014 Students of the Month


  • Braham Duncan, Ms. Brundage, Science
  • McKenna Kummerfeldt, Ms. Dorian, World History
  • Jason Gillespie, Mrs. Gibbons, Basic Skills
  • Hailey Craft, Mrs. Sandberg, TA and PE
  • Summer Nedelman, Ms. Rain, Enhanced Math 7/8
  • Ty Marking, Ms.Rush, Science
  • Braham Duncan, Mrs. Tolles, Literature & Composition
  • Cielo Cuenca Munoz, Mrs. Reilly, Language Arts
  • Azalya Felts, Mr. Becker, 8th grade Language Arts
  • Matthew Albrecht, Mr. Klaren, Life Skills
  • Ester Sosa, Mrs. Wagner, Life Skills for Teens
  • Payton Dettloff, Ms. Prober, Math
  • Ashley Vasconcelos, Ms. Moddelmog, Study Skills
  • Lane McArdle, Ms. Hirsch, History
  • John Drake, Mr. Blackie, Science
  • Carly Yasko, Mrs. Cross, Honors Language Arts
  • McKenna Kummerfeldt, Mrs. Brandes, Math 7
  • Lance Coffman, Ms. Rogina, Math 7
  • Alexis Kirby, Mr. Jain, 7th grade Science
  • Brandon Figueroa, Marisa Levy, AVID Elective
  • Ellie Terry, Ms. Velastegui, CC Math 7
  • Rodrigo Lozano, Mme Maille, Spanish
  • Olivia Cox, Mrs. Halperin, Physical Education
  • Ximena Quero, Mr. Harrell, U.S. History
  • Henry Jeremiahs, Mrs. Gunz, Language Arts
  • Mia Matsunami, Gregg Savage, Physical Science
  • Delaney Knipp, Kaczynski, Physical Education
  • Jose Ortiz, Mrs. Charron, U.S. History
  • Scott Mais, Mr. Mabry, Math 1 Enhanced
  • Peyton Cagle, Ms. Yeh, English-Language Arts Grade 7
  • Joey Vargas Brownlee, Mrs. Tupa, Life Science
  • Edson Hernandez, Ms. Hernandez, History
  • Grace Burke, Mrs. Liebengood, Honors English
  • Jaden Golden, Mrs. Blankenship, Biology



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

Teacher/Student Zumba Performance

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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

Newport-Mesa Hope Clinic Invites You to a Flu Clinic!
The Hope Clinic is offering flu vaccines at no cost for non-pregnant individuals 4 years and older.  Vaccines will be distributed on a first come first serve basis and will be given during the posted times until supplies run out.

November ... Continue
Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 11/7/14

Ensign Sweatshirts- Twenty Dollars at the ASB Window
The air is getting chilly! It's time to purchase an Ensign sweatshirt for twenty dollars online at the Ensign webstore or at the ASB window. Make sure you get one for the colder months ahead. Continue
Posted by: Lindsey Charron
Published: 11/4/14

N-MUSD Presents Common Core Math Workshop for Parents At Various School Sites
Newport-Mesa Unified School District will be hosting parent/guardian workshops focusing on the transition to Common Core Math, including the standards for Mathematical Practices, examples of Common Core strategies, the SWUN math model, and online ... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 10/21/14

State of Schools 2014 Video Now Available
The video from the 2014 State of the Schools inaugural event is now available.  Please visit the following webpage:  web.nmusd.us/stateofschools

Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 10/13/14

Read the Seabee Buzz - Ensign's Online Newspaper! New articles added!
Click here to read the Seabee Buzz.  Current articles:

   Cold calling
   Chewing gum in class
   Would you prefer having early out on Wednesday or late start?
   Rumor has it...
   Best places for lunch on Wednesday... Continue
Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 10/2/14

NJHS First-Time Applicants - Applications Are Out!
Attention all students who are interested in being first-time NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) members:


Applications are now out!


Please visit http://ensign.nmusd.us/njhs for more information or to print out an applic... Continue
Posted by: Kristine Cross
Published: 9/29/14

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Today: 11/28/14
All Day: Thanksgiving Recess

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


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OC Register: "Science is serious fun for O.C. tweens picked for TV show" - September 13, 2014

Hyde said science is her favorite class at Ensign Middle School in Newport Beach. Learning science at the beach was “pretty awesome,” she said. The experience has made her more environmentally conscious, she thinks...read more.