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The last day of school, June 9, is a minimum day.  School starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 12:40 p.m. that day.  There will be zero period that morning.




If you have had a recent change of address, please contact Louise Vondrak in the office so we can update your information.  234-5360




The NMHS registration committee is looking for 30 parent and 20 student volunteers for the upcoming registration dates to keep the process running smoothly.


Each student can earn a maximum of two shark pride hours during registration.  The following individuals should be emailed if you would like to volunteer.  The first to reply will be placed in a volunteer position.



Wednesday, August 3  Liz Ivory              8th Grade Registration - 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. send email to


Thursday, August 4 Julie/Barbara          7th Grade Registration - 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. send email to or


Friday, August 5    Wendy Pike              6th Grade Registration - 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. send email to wendyp22@



If you have any further questions regarding 2016/17 registration volunteering, please contact Kim Bortnick, Registration Chair at




Dear DHHS Parents,

We need your help with DHHS Registration.  In order for students to get through registration quickly and easily, we need you. Registration starts Monday, July 25th, and we still have many openings, especially for adult volunteers.

Please click this link: 


to view the 2016 Registration sign up dates, times and volunteer information: DHHS Registration Volunteer Sign Up 2016.  Once you choose your time slots and days, Sign up Genius will send you an automated confirmation email and reminder email.


Questions may also be sent to


Thank you for making a difference.

Kim Bortnick




Wednesday, June 8                                       8th Grade Knotts Trip

Thursday, June 9                                                Last Day of School – minimum day, dismissal at 12:40 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19                                                Packet Pick Up - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Wednesday, July 20                                      Packet Pick Up - 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 21                                               Packet Pick Up - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Wednesday, August 3                                     8th Grade Registration - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 4                                      7th Grade Registration - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Friday, August 5                                                6th Grade Registration - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Previously Announced





Congratulations to our NHMS Destination Imagination Teams, Crazy Cool Cats and DI Ops on their incredible success at the DI Global Finals   


“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”  Albert Einstein


More than 1,400 Destination Imagination teams from 21 countries showcased their creative solutions to this season’s academic Challenges in TN this past week at the DI Global Finals.  The NHMS teams have had quite a year!  In their respective challenges (CCC in Technical and DI Ops in Scientific), both teams earned First Place wins at the regional competition level and First Place wins at the state level.  They both spent the past week at DI Global Finals, each competing against over 80 of the best teams  from around the world! 

Congratulations to DI Ops (Josh Wallin, 8th grade) on their impressive 2nd Place win and to Crazy Cool Cats (Camryn Toole, Cole & Will Halbert, Iman Keyvan, and Natalia von Gierke, 7th grade) on a successful 16th place!  We are very excited to have Destination Imagination teams at NHMS and applaud their creativity, growth, and continued success.  




9th grade ORIENTATION: Dana Hills High School will be having a New Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. This will be for all incoming 9th graders and new transfer students.  Parents are invited, too. Check in time will be between 9:00am and 9:30 am at DHHS. Lunch will be served. Please refer to this link for further details:




We are happy to announce the Lion’s Club International Peace Poster Contest for 2016-2017!  The guidelines are:


The contest is open to all students who will be 11, 12, or 13 years of age on November 15, 2016.


Entries will be due in October, 2016.  Only one entry, per child, per year, is permitted for the contest.


$5,000.00 Prize goes to 1 International Winner.


$500.00 Prize goes to 23 Merit Award Winners


Posters must be original art in any medium done by only one student. Note: Chalk, charcoal, and pastel should be sealed with a fixative spray to prevent smearing. 


Posters must be no smaller than 13 inches by 20 inches and no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches.


3-D entries will not be accepted.  Nothing is to be stapled, glued or attached to the artwork in any way.


No letters or numbers are allowed on the front of the art.  The students name should be on the back.


The artwork must be done on flexible material which may be rolled for shipping in a mailing tube, do not fold the poster.


Lions Club Members will do the judging of Peace Posters from your school.  One winner will be sent to the next level of the international contest.


The contest may begin immediately.  The local winner will be determined by November 7, 2016.


More information and a video and slide show about former winning posters may be seen by searching Peace Poster Contest or at  Below is a link which will show the winners of the 2014-15 contest.


For questions, please contact Beth Andrini at




This summer we are offering two different summer camps for you to choose from, we have our summer day camp at NHMS and we are also offering a TEEN EXTREME Summer Day Camp at DJAMS.


Teen Extreme Day Camp includes TWO bus field trips a week (Wednesday and Friday) and TWO walking field trips a week (Tuesday and Thursday). Mondays will be specialty club days, such as sports club, cooking club, or science club, as well as the game truck and bounce houses! Some of those bus field trips include Knott's Berry Farm, Scooter's Jungle, Laser Quest, and an OVERNIGHT trip at Sea World.


Summer Day Camp at NHMS includes one bus field trip and one or two walking field trips each week. Some of the bus field trips include Knott's Berry Farm, Laser Quest, Fountain Valley Skate, and more. We will also be participating in Clubs and Activity Rotations as well, which offers art and science projects and outside games and sports. All admissions are included in the tuition.


Register by April 29th to take advantage of $100 off our monthly rates!


Join us today and take advantage of flexible schedule rates including before or after school only programs. Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify. Visit to view our program calendar and download registration forms. For more information please contact Yadira Delgado,, or Caprice Kavanaugh, at (949) 244-1279.


Caprice Kavanaugh

Teen Club Director


29831 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(Ph-AVMS) 949-233-0209

(Ph-DJAMS) 949-360-9517

(Ph-NHMS) 949-244-1279

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Tim Reece


Niguel Hills Middle School

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