26th Annual Newport Beach “Spirit Run” Attracts Nearly 2,000 Runners To Benefit Elementary Schools In Newport-Mesa Unified School District

newportbeachspiritrun2009“…nearly 2,000 runners – some as young as 4 years old – braved intermittent downpours and gusty winds Sunday to compete in the Newport Beach Spirit Run, which began at 7 a.m. on Newport Center Drive across from the Fashion Island mall.

The Spirit Run, now in its 26th year, consists of 11 timed events though the streets of Newport Beach near Fashion Island. All but three of the races are for kids in middle school or younger.

The Spirit Run is organized by parents at five Newport Beach elementary schools – Andersen, Eastbluff, Harbor View, Lincoln and Newport Coast – which are the primary feeder campuses for Corona del Mar High School, serving seventh- through 12th-graders.

Most of the race’s proceeds will go to the five elementary schools’ PTAs, although participants from other Newport-Mesa Unified School District elementary campuses may request that a portion of their $20 entry fees go to their schools…”

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/year-newport-race-2342885-beach-spirit

 

RealSAVI Number For Newport Mesa Unified School District Reflects High Property Values

County / School District / High School 2008 API High School Index Average Price Per Sq Ft Per High School Real Savi  Average Price Per Sq Ft Real Savi
                                                                           Jan 09                   Feb 09
Corona Del Mar    864 644.38   1.34 645.80   1.34
Costa Mesa    720 277.19   2.60 322.64   2.23
Estancia    694 312.34   2.22 267.47   2.59
Newport Harbor    792 465.57   1.70 333.38   2.38
NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT’S FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS ARE RANKED HERE ACCORDING TO OUR NEW ”REALSAVI” NUMBER. THE NUMBER IS DERIVED BY TAKING THE HIGH SCHOOL’S CURRENT “API” (”ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX”), WHICH IS FOR 2008, AND DIVIDING IT BY THE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES (”BY $/SQUARE FOOT’), THEREFORE PRODUCING OUR REALSAVI TM INDEX WHICH REPRESENTS A “SCHOOL-VALUE ADDED” VALUE FOR HOMES SELLING IN THAT HIGH SCHOOL’S DISTRICT AREA.

 

Newport-Mesa Unified School District “Spirit Run” Fundraiser On March 22, 2009

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The Spirit Run is a marvelous student, family, and community road-racing event, the net proceeds of which benefit Newport-Mesa schools. 26 years ago, parents at the Elementary schools that feed into CDM High School (currently Anderson, Eastbluff, Harbor View, Lincoln, and Newport Coast) started the Spirit Run as a fundraiser. It is now open to every school within our Newport Mesa District!

The Spirit Run has grown to host 4,000 runners, 5,000 spectators, and 40 booths at its expo. It attracts runners, young and old, from beyond Newport Beach, beyond Orange County, and even beyond Southern California, including Olympians!

It has raised well over $1 million dollars for education.

The Spirit Run can help promote fitness at your school and be a terrific fundraiser. For every entry that identifies a school in our district, the Spirit Run will give $5 to that school. Also, the Spirit Run provides online registrants the chance to donate to their Newport-Mesa school. Finally, several of the Spirit Run schools conduct pledge drives where family and friends pledge money if their student completes a Spirit Run race.

The Spirit Run Committee can help you set up a pledge program as well. Join the fun! See the attached flyer for details.

SONORA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Honored As A 2008 “National No Child Left Behind Title I Distinguished Schools Recognition Award”

sonoraelementarynewportmesaSonora Elementary School, a 475-pupil campus in a residential neighborhood near the 55 and 73 freeways, has experienced a dramatic turnaround in its academic performance in the past four years.

In 2005, the school was placed on federal academic probation for failing to meet its standardized-testing targets under the No Child Left Behind Act.

School officials immediately rolled out a multi-pronged intervention strategy that focused on Sonora’s biggest weakness, language arts. The strategy included after-school tutorials, pre-teaching to English learners, and separating children within each classroom by skill level.

california-distinguished-school1Since that time, the school’s Academic Performance Index score – an overall gauge of a school’s scholastic showing – has shot up by a whopping 135 points, to 844. California’s benchmark target for schools is 800.

The school’s federal academic probation status also was removed after just one year.

“I can’t say the (intervention strategies) were popular with everyone,” Sonora Elementary Principal Christine Anderson said. “But I said, ‘We can either work together to solve this our ourselves, or someone will come in and tell us how to fix things.'”

http://sonora.nmusd.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1211914114258

 

Corona Del Mar High School In Newport Beach, CA 92660

2008 API = 858

2,189 Students Enrolled

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coronadelmarhighemblem1Corona del Mar High (Newport Beach, CA 92660) belongs to the Newport Mesa Unified School District. It is a combination of a middle school (7th & 8th grades) and a high school (9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades). The school was established in 1962, and has consistently proven itself a top-ranking school in both California and the nation.

 

 2101 Eastbluff Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660