Common Core

Common Core Thinking Skills

Sep 3-Sep 19     Analyze

Sep 22-Oct 10    Evaluate

Oct 13-Oct 31     Problem Solve

Nov 3-Nov 21       Associate

Nov 24-Dec 19     Generate

Jan 5-Jan 29        Hypothesize

Feb 2-Feb 27       Decide

Mar 2-Mar 20       Develop

Mar 23-Apr 17      Explain

Apr 20-May 8      Connect

May 11-May 29    Reason

Jun 1-Jun 18        Represent

District News



Semester Exam Schedule

Estancia High School will be on a semester final bell schedule January 26-29.  Please note the early dismissal times. 


Tuesday, January 27

Period Time
2 7:55 a.m. -9:55 a.m.
Break 9:55 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
6 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Wednesday, January 28

Period Time
3 7:55 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Break 9:55 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
7 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Thursday, January 29

Period Time
4 7:55 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Break 9:55 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
8 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Friday, January 30 - School not in session

Welcome Aussies

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Pictured left to right:  Rogan Vredenbregt, Bradley Bugeja, Toby Brooks, Carly Williams (Teacher), Stuart Baines (Teacher), Candice Peart, Alana Evans, Taylor Jacobson-Fisher, Selena Hema, Jaileigh Turner.  Not pictured:  Kim Firkin (Sister School Coordinator)

Estancia High School welcomes the 2015 Australia Sister City Education Exchange Program delegation from Hoppers Crossing Secondary College School in Wyndham, Australia.  Eight students and three faculty members from Hoppers Crossing Secondary College will be staying with host families from Estancia High School during their three week visit to Costa Mesa.  During their stay, they will attend school with their host students, visit several of Estancia's feeder schools, be recognized by Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials and the City of Costa Mesa, present to the Estancia community during a PTSA meeting and student assembly, tour city facilities, visit local tourist attractions, and attend our Winter Formal Dance. 

ETSF Annual Gala

ETSF Annual Gala…Save the Date!

Estancia School News

Winter Formal Dance
Estancia High School's Winter Formal Dance will be held on Saturday, February 7 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Costa Mesa Country Club.  The theme of the dance is "The Great Gatsby".  Tickets are on sale now through the Stud... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 1/26/15

Travel to Australia over summer
Are you interested in serving as a youth ambassador for the city of Costa Mesa?

Would you like to develop your leadership and public speaking skills?

Are you interested in traveling to Australia over the summer?

Would you like to experien... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 1/26/15

Attention Parents/Atención padres -Measles Advisory From Orange County Health Care Agency/Alerta de sarampión de la Agencia del Cuidado de la Salud del Condado de Orange
The Orange County Healthcare Agency has provided the attached advisory to families regarding measles.  Based on the advisory, there are confirmed cases within Orange County, however, there are no reported confirmed cases of measles withi... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 1/19/15

Community Service Opportunities
Are you planning on attending our Winter Formal Dance on Saturday, February 7?  If so, please make sure you have met the minimum community service requirement to attend the dance.  Seniors must have at least 25 hours completed, juniors m... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 1/14/15

Transportation 2nd Semester Bus Passes Now Available!
First semester bus passes expire on January 30th.  Second semester bus passes are available now.

Click here to visit the Transportation website for more details!

Flyers are attached. Continue
Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 1/14/15

Newport-Mesa Unified School District Parent School Choice Transfers for 2015-2016 School Year Now Being Accepted
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.

Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age resident student may request a school their child may transfer t... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 1/14/15

3rd Annual Newport Mesa Film Fest - Submissions Are Due By Friday, March 13, 2015
From Page to Screen!

Click here to visit the Newport Mesa Film Fest website for more information!

Please see the attached flyers for submission guidelines and volunteer information - volunteers are needed!

For any questions contact:... Continue
Posted by: Matthew Jennings
Published: 1/12/15

Earn college credits at EHS
Coastline Community College will be offering a college class at Estancia for the spring 2015 term for students in Grades 10, 11 or 12.  This is an excellent way for students to earn college credits while they are still in high school.&nb... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 1/12/15

Simon Scholar Applications
Sophomores - the Simon Scholar Application is now available.  You can pick up an application in the counseling office or you can print one out from the Simon Scholar website (simonfamilyfoundation.net).  The requirements to apply fo... Continue
Posted by: Jennifer Chamberlin
Published: 1/9/15

Solar Photovoltaic Program Community Meetings
The District is hosting a series of community meetings throughout January and February regarding the planned installation of solar lunch and/or parking structures at various school sites throughout Newport-Mesa Unified School District.  For a... Continue
Posted by: Laura Boss
Published: 1/5/15

Online Flyers

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EHS Calendar

Today: 1/27/15
7:55 AM Semester Exam Bell Schedule
7:55 AM Semester Final Exams - Periods 2 & 6
6:00 PM NMUSD Board of Education Meeting


Boys Basketball vs. Saddleback

January 28th

Main Gym

7 p.m.


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Upcoming Events

Semester Final Exams

January 26-29


End of 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

January 29


ELAC Meeting

January 29


Teacher Preparation Day

School not in session

January 30


Start of 3rd Quarter/2nd Semester

February 2


Financial Aid for College Night

February 4


Winter Sports/Winter Formal Pep Assembly

February 6


Winter Formal Dance

February 7




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