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Electives Fair For Current 6th and 7th Graders

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Electives For 6th and 7th Graders
The Parent Portal is now open for our current 6 th  and 7 th  graders to pick their electives for the 2014/2015 school year. The elective choices will be available on the portal until April 30 th .  Instructions and elective details... Continue
Posted by: Mr. Schreiman
Published: 4/18/14

2014-2015 Office Aide Applications
The front office is looking for dependable, honest, hardworking leaders to be Office Aides next year.  7th or 8th grade incoming students who are  interested can  pick up the application and teacher evaluations in the front off... Continue
Posted by: Mr. admin
Published: 4/2/14

Smarter Balance Practice Test
Opportunity to try the types of questions that might be included on the Smarter Balance test in May. Students have an opportunity to preview the test by going on line and taking the sample test. Our suggestion is to have your child go on line at h... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Steidle
Published: 2/18/14

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On Thursday, March 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Blue Commons, we will be holding a special PTSA sponsored Parent Night that will feature a showing of the documentary ‘Overtaken’ which highlights the crisis of youth drug abuse which has risen to an epidemic level in our communities.  The creators of the movie and some of the individuals featured in the movie will be present, along with local health professionals and Mike Darnold, who handles Substance Abuse Interventions and Advice at Dana Hills High School.  Mike has worked with young people for many years, and will share what you as parents can do to help your kids continue to live a healthy lifestyle and avoid the pitfalls of drug abuse.  He will also be discussing the rise of e-cigarettes in the community and the problems they pose for our kids.  All the participants will be there to provide information and answer your questions. 

In the near future, all Niguel Hills 8th Graders will attend an assembly to view ‘Overtaken’ video and discuss the dangers of drug abuse with the creators of the movie.  Overtaken was created by two local parents, Jodi Barber and Christine Brant, who set a goal to educate young people and save lives.  The video is short (27 minutes), and addresses drug use and drug overdoses through frank interviews with young people and adults with firsthand experience in the crisis.  The filmmakers and some of the people interviewed in the movie, as well as local health professionals will be at our assembly to follow up with further information and questions the students might have about the film.  In the next few weeks you will be receiving a permission slip for your child to attend the assembly.  Please sign it and have your child return it to his/her 6th period teacher.  Our goal in holding the assembly is to raise the awareness of our kids and to prevent further tragedies from occurring.

Although our daytime assembly is for 8th graders only, you are welcome to bring your 6th and 7th grade children with you to the parent night on March 13th if you would like them to hear the presentation.  Again, we encourage your attendance at this very important parent night on the 13th.



The CUSD Parent/Student Portal is available to all K–12 parents and students. Parent Portal is a tool that will allow you to re-register your child each year online, saving valuable time and paper; update emergency contact information; receive real-time period-by-period attendance data; and review and print report cards, class schedules, unofficial transcripts and graduation status.

All current students (including our incoming 5th grade students)  must have a Parent Portal Account in order to complete registration for the 14/15 school year.  If you have not signed up for the portal, please do so now. Follow the instructions you will find at        




You may be aware that the state of California is moving to the new Common Core Standards.  This year all Niguel Hills Middle School students will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) online test this spring. Please be aware this is a field test so the state can “test the test”.  No scores will be released to the district, schools, or parents since this is a test of the assessment  


Most students will take a test in English-Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as a performance task, which requires students to read, answer questions and write a response. Students will utilize a computer to complete the entire test.


Students have an opportunity to preview the test by going on line and taking the sample test. Our suggestion is to have your child go on line at home with you to view a simulation of the test at


One part of the test requires students to listen to an audio clip, for which headphones or ear buds will be necessary. We will have a pair of headphones or ear buds for every computer. However, if your child has a set of ear buds or headphones he or she would like to use, please send them to school during the test window.


Students will begin taking the SBAC practice test with their English teacher between now and the testing window (May 19th through June 6th).  Your help in having them view the Practice Test at home is appreciated.




Thursday, March 13                                                                                           ‘Overtaken’ Parent Night – 7:00 p.m. in the Blue Commons

Friday, May 2                                                                                                      7th/8th grade dance – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 13                                                                                                    8th grade dance – 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Wood Canyon


Previously Announced




Please save all those water bottles, cans and newspapers you have been collecting or throwing away and bring them next Wednesday for our weekly collection.  Volunteers are set up and working hard at the exit of the parking lot, just pull over and we will help you unload!  We have raised several thousand dollars so far this school year!!  Please help us recycle, and raise money for the Niguel Hills Booster Club!  For more information on how you can help with this effort, email   






Dear Niguel Hills Parent,


Bring your whole family to ‘dine in style’ and meet other Dana Hills parents, teachers, and administrators at the 18th annual Taste of Dana on March 21st at Dana Hills high school!   Tickets for Taste of Dana are just $15.  It’s an inexpensive way to sample foods from 20+ amazing restaurants in our Laguna Niguel/Dana Point community.  There will be live music, a silent auction and a fabulous Hawaiian Vacation Raffle (description below).Only 1,000 raffle tickets will be sold.  Raffle Tickets are just $20 each or 6 for $100. The lucky Hawaii trip winner will be announced at Taste of Dana and does not need to be present.  Tickets are available for purchase online at   Ticket purchasers who cannot attend Taste of Dana simply provide Name, Address and Phone Number and a receipt and ticket stubs will be mailed to you prior to the event.


Raffle Description:


Waldorf Astoria Grand Wailea Vacation for Two  valued at $6,500+

  • 7 Nights in Deluxe Garden Room (Double Occupancy) @ the “Grand Wailea” – Wailea, Maui

Based on availability.  Room, Tax & Resort Fee Inclusive. 

Blackout dates (Dec 20th-31st) apply.  Expires 3/31/15.

  • $500 Grand Wailea Resort Gift Card

That can be used at  Resort restaurants and Spa Grande                          

  • $2,000 American Express Gift Card

That can be used for airfare or additional spending money!


Thanks for your help in providing a safe and sober Grad Night for our 2014 Seniors!


Terri Virgil


Dana Hills Grad Nite Committee 2014

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Thanks for your help!




The dates for our remaining dances are:


Friday, May 2                                                                                                      7th/8th grade dance – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 13                                                                                                    8th grade dance – 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Wood Canyon



We are requesting that all Niguel Hills parents who have not created a Parent Portal account please do so before the end of this month.  Having the account created will assist us and you with the registration process, and it allows you access to your child’s information.  If you have already created an account, you are set to go and there is no need to create another account.  Below is some important information to help you complete the Parent Portal sign up:

  1. Registering on Parent Portal requires your child’s student ID number.  Please call us at 234-5360 this week if you need that number.
  2. Registering on Parent Portal requires you access code.  This was on the current report card at the bottom of the page right above the GPA.  You may call us if you need that as well.
  3. You must follow the prompts to complete and update information, making sure you click “save” for each screen.
  4. On the student data page, make sure you complete each tab across the top and save.
  5. Click Here to register.
  6. Click Here for instructions (PDF).
  7. Click Here for video instructions: 
  8. Click Here for FAQs (PDF).


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Today: 4/21/14
All Day: 2014-2015 Office Aide Applications

NHMS Text-a-Tip


Niguel Hills Middle School has launched a new program called “Text-A-Tip” in another effort to keep schools safe. The program provides students with a confidential method to report problems directly to the school administrators.

Text-A-Tip will allow students to use their cell phone to text and report issues such as bullying, depression, fights, drugs, weapons, and any threats relating to campus safety. Via a confidential text, students can detail a problem without the fear of being labeled a “snitch,” “rat,” or “tattletale” by their peers. Posters will be placed around the campus so students will be aware of the program and the phone number for sending their texts.
Texting is a very comfortable way for the youth of today to communicate, and we feel this program will keep the lines of communication open between the students and the school administrators.
Text-A-Tip to (949) 391-6402
This program is not intended for emergency use. In case of an emergency requiring immediate law enforcement response, students should call 911.

New On-line Student Enrollment

If your child is new to CUSD, please click here to complete your enrollment on-line.



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