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Phone: 949-515-6970

Email: sharding@nmusd.us

Principal's Message

Somer Harding

Dear Newport Heights' Families:

How lucky your child is to attend this wonderful school!  We are fortunate to have the best staff, as well as incredible support of our parents, all working together to provide your students the best education in their elementary school years.

Our 2018-19 school year will be highlighted with the opening of our Shark Tank.  This space is designed for CREATING CONTENT; for student expression through video production, coding, robotics and all kinds of STEM activities.  We will have a teacher on the team to help us all learn how best to use this space for all students (K-6).  I have a feeling that the students are going to be teaching us how they want to use this equipment.......more than we will be teaching them!  

Academically, we will be in our 2nd year of the Wonders (ELA) and Bridges (Math) programs, and will be bringing in Illustrative Math for our 6th graders to more align to the work that they will do in middle school.  We will continue to offer teacher support in reading, and this year we will also have a new teacher on our team that will be able to provide some support in English Language Development, as well as Math.  These targeted interventions are providing students help through our Multi-Tiered System of Support program.

As I look at our preliminary SBAC test results for our students, I can see that our hard work over the last few years is starting to be reflected in gains we have made in every grade level!  All of our resources and efforts are to aligned to provide our students the strongest possible foundation in learning so that they will reach their future goals.  Newport Heights Elementary, where STUDENTS ACHIEVE GREAT HEIGHTS!

Best,

Somer Harding

Principal