Wilson Elementary Wildcat Facts
Wilson Elementary School serves 462 students in Kindergarten through grade six, with an additional 50 children in our preschool. We are proud of our diverse student population that allows us to develop a mutual understanding of working collaboratively to support our students. Our teachers and staff are committed to providing a rigorous and comprehensive academic program. We are excited to be able to provide students with one-to-one technology in grades 4-6 as well as challenging music and science programs.
Each Friday, we will be holding Wildcat Rallies starting right at 8:15. Parents are invited to serve as a spectator to see performances by one class per week and find out which students' names are drawn for Wildcat Tickets prizes. This will be a great opportunity to hear important announcements and join in the fun with our school!
Aeries Parent portal & student online registration
Online Registration and Instructions / Inscripción en línea e instrucciones
Monthly growth mindset
Each month we will be focusing on a growth mindset to foster positive growth in our school community. Our Wildcat Student Council will be announcing the trait at the first Wildcat Rally of the month.
For the month of April, the monthly growth mindset is Skill.
"Practice makes perfect" is a phrase that you might have heard for many generations. The more you practice, study, and repeat, it allows us to learn and improve. For some people, things come very naturally. For other people, they need opportunities to practice and get better with time.
SCHOOL AND DISTRICT NEWS
Greetings! In the interest of keeping the community informed, please see below for a brief review of the upcoming Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board meeting. I have highlighted a few items that may be of interest to the general public.
Board Meeting Agenda Highlights:
10. a. Recognize 2016-2017 NMUSD Classified School Employee of the Year Recipients. The California School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program was established in 2008 by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and is based on guidelines set by the California Department of Education. It is recommended that the Board of Education recognize and commend NMUSD nominees for the California School Employee of the Year Program.
13.a. 50th Anniversary Student Board Member Report - 2000s. It is recommended that the Board of Education receive this report from the Costa Mesa High School student board members reflecting back on what it was like to be in school in the 2000s in Newport-Mesa.
Various routine contractual agreements related to the following:
15.a.2. Authorization to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Agreement with Geocon West, Inc. for Geotechnical Investigation for the New 50 Meter Pool Facility at Estancia High School
15.a.3. Approval of Agreement with C.E.M. Lab Corp. for Materials Testing and Deputy Inspection Services for the Newport Harbor High School Varsity Baseball Field Scoreboard Replacement Project
15.a.4. Approval of Agreement with MTGL, Inc. for Soil and Materials Testing and Inspection Services for the Learning Resource Center at Corona del Mar High School
15.a.8. Approve Funding for Monolith Signs at Woodland and Killybrooke Elementary Schools
16.b. Adopt Resolution No. 32-04-17 In Support of May 10, 2017 as "National School Nurse Day" and the week of May 8 - 12, 2017 as "National School Nurse Week"
16.c. Adopt Resolution No. 33-04-17 In Support of Autism Awareness Month, April 2017
16.e. Adopt Resolution No. 36-04-17 Recognizing California Day of the Teacher May 10, 2017 and National Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5, 2017
Please note that the NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda is posted online the Friday prior to the meeting. Click here to view the full NMUSD Board of Education meeting agenda.
General Board Meeting Overview
Board meetings are where elected officials conduct the business of the school district. Agendas for regular meetings of the NMUSD typically consist of a closed session and an open session.
Closed session agenda items are confidential and cannot be shared with the public. If the board agenda contains a closed session, the topics will be routinely related to confidential employee or student issues and/or pending litigation. The Board may also discuss various negotiations with its chief negotiator in a closed session.
Open session items are non-confidential agenda items in which the board conducts its business in view of the public. Open session agenda items are divided into the following sections:
Dr. Fred Navarro
Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect…
This is what excellence is all about.
It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying
attention to the smallest detail and going the extra mile.
Excellence means caring – it is making a special effort to do more.
Nominations are now being accepted for Employee
Super-Stars. Nominations need to be received
by 4:00 pm Friday, April 28, 2017 to be considered.
Know someone deserving of recognition? Make their day and
complete the Online Nomination Form. You may submit your
nomination anonymously, if desired. All nominations will be
considered by the Super-Star Awards Selection
Committee. Recipients will be honored at a Board of
Education meeting and receive a pin, certificate and a
personally engraved award plaque.
Tip – To make your nomination stand out above the rest, be
specific about the individual’s unique and compelling
Questions about the Superstar Program? Contact V-Esther Caldwell in Classified
Personnel at email@example.com
The application window is open now until May 3, 2017. Please submit completed applications to your schools front office.
Summer Music Academy
Students currently in Grades 3-6 will learn how to read music and play an instrument. Instruction will be offered in music reading and playing on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, baritone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, percussion and electric bass. Students will be provided the use of clarinets, trumpets, or violins, student method (instrument) books and music theory exercises. There will be a culminating concert at the end of the program.
Summer Engineering Academy
Students currently in Kinder – Grade 6 have an exciting opportunity to explore earth science concepts through a series of investigations with an emphasis on engineering, exploration, data collection and interpretation. The Academy will provide students with an understanding of science that will stimulate curiosity, develop thinking skills, promote confidence, and support the Next Generation Science Standards and New State Standards.
For more information please click on the resources below:
The annual Pilot Cup registration window is open! This event is open to students in grades 3 through 6. It will be held Tuesday, May 30th through Sunday, June 4th, 2017.
Please click on the attached items for more information, entry forms, and the rules and regulations.
We are proud to announce that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Learning Impact Awards. The program recognizes outstanding innovative applications of education technology to address significant challenges facing education.
Please read the attached Learning Impact Award news item for more information!
Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) school bus drivers Ricardo Sandoval, Juliann Scheafer and Jason Greenberg win top honors at the 57th annual Orange County School Bus Roadeo, which attracted nearly 100 drivers.
Ricardo Sandoval, who has been a school bus driver with NMUSD for four years, won first place in the county and first place overall. Juliann Scheafer was awarded third place in the county. As a team, Ricardo, Juliann and Jason placed first countywide.
NMUSD school bus drivers have been competing in the Roadeo, on and off, since 1991, and have amassed 18 first place individual wins and seven team wins at the county level.
School Bus Safety Roadeos are held across the United States and require drivers to pass a written test prior to competing in the seven behind the wheel events. The emphasis throughout the competition is safety and by design, increases safety awareness. Various Roadeos occur throughout California, leading up to the statewide competition. Drivers that perform well at the state level are invited to compete at the International Roadeo competition. Last year, NMUSD bus driver Victor Garza was awarded first place at the International Roadeo. Part of NMUSD’s success in the Roadeo can be attributed to the rigorous training program, ongoing education and testing that takes place within the district.
“Everything we do, all of the training, all of the testing is to increase safety. We want parents to know that we have some of the best drivers in the state,” said NMUSD Transportation Operations Supervisor Norm Turner.
Participation in the Roadeo is voluntary and NMUSD consistently participates and succeeds at these events. Some drivers attend the Roadeo even if they are not participating in the competition just to support their colleagues, often times cooking and volunteering at the event.
There is a proud history throughout NMUSD of providing safe and efficient school bus transportation. NMUSD is an industry leader in student transportation for a variety of reasons including maintaining clean buses in good working order, having some of the best drivers in the state, and assisting other districts implement the Bus in the Classroom student transportation safety skill training program.
NMUSD is currently hiring bus drivers! If you or someone you know is interested in joining an award-winning team of school bus drivers, please visit the job opportunities website. Drivers can start with little or no experience and through paid training get the experience and licensing necessary to become a school bus driver. Juliann Scheafer, one of this year’s award-winning Roadeo participants, began with NMUSD in 2014 with no previous experience. She received her training through NMUSD and went on to successfully compete at the state level finishing with a fourth place win within her first year.
Newport-Mesa USD is pleased to announce the 2017 Classified Employee of the Year Awards Program winners, two of which were selected as Orange County Classified Employees of the year and will proceed for consideration at state level.
The 2017 NMUSD Classified Employee of the Year winners are:
Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) launched a Chromebook initiative that will provide access for all students to a digital environment.
In fall 2016, implementation of the Chromebook initiative began with the Estancia Zone. This provided all students in grades K-7 with access to Chromebooks, with grades 3-7 being a one-to-one environment. Chromebooks were distributed to students in the Estancia Zone which includes TeWinkle Middle School, Adams, California, Pomona, Rea, Victoria and Wilson Elementary Schools.
Informational parent meetings were held at all schools. Traditional computer labs are being replaced with mobile technology and devices in the classroom.
With more devices in their hands, students will learn the benefits that technology has to offer by fine-tuning their foundational research skills, storing their projects and activities in the cloud, and sharing ideas in a safe and supportive online environment.
This initiative has led to increased use of technology in the classroom, with students using it for research, collaboration and to create new and exciting works, while teachers are finding new ways to engage students both in groups and individually. As professional development for staff is crucial part of the initiative, the Educational Technology Department has been providing training on best practices for using Chromebooks as an instructional tool, support for initial setup and lesson design using a co-teaching model and customized trainings based on skill level of staff. Digital Fellows and site technology coordinators at the schools also continue to provide support as needed.
The Initiative includes the following:
Students that are assigned Chromebooks to be taken home follow a similar approach to when textbooks are checked out from the library. They are responsible for ensuring the safe handling and charging of their Chromebooks.
For the 2017-18 school year, the Chromebook initiative is expected to be implemented throughout the Newport Harbor Zone in the same format as the Estancia Zone. The Newport Harbor Zone includes Kaiser, Mariners, Newport, Newport Heights, Whittier and Woodland Elementary Schools, as well as Ensign Intermediate and Newport Harbor High School. It is anticipated that the Chromebook initiative will be implemented in the Costa Mesa zone and Corona del Mar in the following years.
For more information about the Chromebook Initiative please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
801 W. Wilson Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Office: (949) 515.6995
Fax: (949) 515.6825
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ms. Mia King, Principal
Ms. Denise Potterton, Admin. Assistant
Mrs. Rosa Rincon, Office Assistant
ATTENDANCE / ASISTENCIA
(949) 515- 6826
Please call the attendance line before 9:00 a.m.
Por favor llame a la línea de asistencia antes de las 9:00 a.m.