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.
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.
Growth mindset trait for March: Self Control / Awareness
For the month of March, the monthly growth mindset is Self Control / Awareness.
Self- control means controlling yourself so others won't have to. You discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you. It is showing that you can be in control of how you heave. Good judgment requires control of your feelings.
Awareness means paying attention to things that are happening all around you and observing with your ears and eyes. If you are conscious of what is happening, you'll be heading for success!
AERIES PARENT PORTAL & STUDENT ONLINE REGISTRATION
Online Registration and Instructions / Inscripción en línea e instrucciones
SCHOOL AND DISTRICT NEWS
Newport-Mesa Unified School District to Host Public Hearings Regarding the Adjustment of Trustee Area Boundaries
Good afternoon staff,
The NMUSD Board of Education at its February 28,2017 meeting called for the equalization of trustee area boundaries by population, and initiated the change to voting by trustee area elections, commencing with the November 2018 Board of Education elections.
As part of the adjustment of trustee area boundaries, the District will conduct two initial public hearings to review trustee area boundaries and receive public input.
Please read the attached press release for public hearing dates and more information.
The California Department of Education has designed a new accountability system that gives a more robust view into the performance of schools. The Dashboard gives a more complete picture of how schools are serving our diverse student population.
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. 2017 Harbor Council PTA Reflections Program - 4th District Award Recipients. The program is an art recognition program that has been sponsored by the National PTA since 1969. It honors students for their achievements in six categories: literature, film/video, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, and musical composition.
13.a. Report on the Chromebook Initiative. Staff will provide an overview of the district’s Chromebook implementation plan.
17.a. Public Hearing of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. There is currently a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NMUSD and CSEA in place until June 30, 2019. The District has received CSEA's initial proposal regarding negotiations commencing 2017-2018.
17.b. Public Hearing of the California School Employees Association, Chapter #18 Initial Proposal for Reopener Negotiations to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for Negotiations Commencing 2017-2018. The "sunshining" of this proposal has no direct fiscal implications. As a result of negotiations between NMUSD and CSEA, there will be a determined fiscal impact.
18.a. Approve Memorandum of Understanding with Boys and Girls Club Central Orange Coast to Provide Enrichment Programs for the Project Success After School Program at Rea and Pomona Elementary Schools for the 2016-2017 School Year. The Boys & Girls Club would provide the enrichment while the Project Success staff would provide the academic and recreation portions.
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
Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District
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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Recommendation for New Principal of Wilson Elementary School
Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Mia King as the principal of Wilson Elementary School. Ms. King has 15 years of experience in education and is known for her approach to creating positive school cultures and developing successful instructional programs.
Ms. King, a former elementary instructional support specialist with NMUSD, has served as the interim principal for Wilson Elementary since November 2016.
“Mia has done an outstanding job of connecting with the Wilson students, the staff and the community. Her focus on positive relationships and her deep knowledge of curriculum and instruction will be instrumental in her role as the school principal,” said Kurt Suhr, executive director of elementary education.
As a teacher on special assignment with NMUSD, Ms. King has developed instructional literacy programs, facilitated lesson designs, created and organized professional development for teachers and provided instructional support in English language arts curriculum.
Prior to joining NMUSD, Ms. King served as a teacher in grades first through sixth with Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD). During her time at GGUSD she served as grade level chair, facilitated parent meetings surrounding nutrition and academics, organized school community events, contributed to school wide discipline plans and participated in School Site Council, where she contributed to the review and evaluation of school improvement programs and budgets.
“I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to continue as part of the Wilson community,” said Ms. Mia King. “I am committed to collaborative approaches to achieving greatness with staff, students and the parent community,” she added.
Ms. King’s appointment will be recommended to the Board of Education at the February 14, 2017 Board meeting. Upon approval, the appointment will be effective February 15, 2017.
On July 1, 1966 the Costa Mesa Union School District, Newport Beach City School District and the Newport Harbor Union High School District unified to become the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD).
For more than five decades Newport-Mesa Unified School District has created lasting memories and nurtured the talents of its students. NMUSD is a leader in educational innovation; delivering a rigorous, broad-based curriculum through exceptional, high-quality instruction supported by a team of dedicated educators and support staff.
Throughout the District’s rich 50 year history, it has strived to help students find their passion, purpose, and potential, to prepare them to venture into the future in careers, college and active citizenship. Whether through academics, arts, athletics or other interests, NMUSD has opportunities to match every student's talents and interest.
While much has changed in education throughout NMUSD’s 50 year history, the District takes pride in continually evolving and adapting to changing educational needs. NMUSD has exceptionally bright and forward-thinking students, teachers, staff and leadership team that remain committed to ensuring that students are well-prepared for future successes.
“Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of our students,” said Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “We appreciate your unwavering commitment, support and partnership as we look forward to continued success,” he said.
Stay connected throughout the 2016/17 school year, and join NMUSD in celebrating this milestone anniversary, as the District shares some fun facts and highlights of its 50 year legacy of excellence, www.nmusd.us/anniversary.
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 student's 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!
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
Denise Potterton, Admin. Assistant
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.