Volume 8, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2023Subscribe

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From the Tar Pit

Newport Harbor Events: April 2023

By Jack Alvino

At Newport Harbor High School (NHHS), the month of April is considered part of the last stretch students must make it through before they can relax for the summer. Given that, April is packed full of activities for current students and even some for future Sailors.

The month starts with the last night of ARREIS, the annual show put on by the NHHS dance program. From March 31-April 5, members of the vocal choir will be in New York, performing at the famous Carnegie Hall! And on April 6, the BRIDGES club will host their annual Mix-It-Up lunch, where students can meet new people during an extended lunch. 

In less-fun news, there will be an ACT test on Tuesday, April 4 for students who signed up. On April 5, there will be a virtual presentation during the school day about the dangers of Fentanyl, presented by Newport Harbor’s ASB and TarTV video production program. During lunch that day, ASB will hold an informational meeting about applying for appointed positions in student government.

The first event for incoming ninth grade students will be on the evening of Monday, April 17, in the form of Welcome Aboard, which features presentations from school leaders and tables where students and their families can talk to leaders of various programs, departments and sports teams. On April 18, during school hours, the 8th grade class from Ensign Intermediate School will get to walk over and visit Newport Harbor, so they can see the campus before their freshman year begins. On April 19, ASB will host an informational meeting for incoming 9th graders applying for appointed positions, which will be held at 4 p.m. 

This month also features two Battle of the Bay matchups: The boys lacrosse team plays Corona del Mar High School on Friday, April 7, and girls lacrosse will have their match on Thursday, April 20. Both games will be held at CdMHS.

Finally, April comes to a close with an Academic Rally on the 25th (Tuesday). And on Thursday, April 27, the testing season begins for International Baccalaureate exams, with Advanced Placement tests starting on Monday, May 1.

That’s a wrap for Newport Harbor during the month of April. See you all in May for the next slate of events.

March 31-April 5 – Vocal Music in New York

April 1 – Last night of ARREIS dance show

April 4 – ACT test

April 5 – In-Class Rally about dangers of Fentanyl

April 5 – ASB informational meeting for appointed positions (lunch)

April 6 – BRIDGES Mix-It-Up Extended Lunch

April 7 – Boys Lacrosse Battle of the Bay at CdMHS

April 17 – Welcome Aboard Event for incoming 9th graders and families (7 p.m.)

April 18 – Ensign 8th graders visit NHHS

April 19 – ASB informational meeting for incoming 9th graders (4 p.m.)

April 20 – Modified schedule (school ends at 12:40 p.m.)

April 20 – Girls Lacrosse Battle of the Bay at CdMHS

April 21 – Modified schedule (school ends at 12:40 p.m.)

April 25 – Academic Rally

April 27 – IB testing begins

Jack Alvino is News Editor on “The Beacon,” the student-run magazine at Newport Harbor High School.

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