October 21, 1998
The Northwood TimberWolves. That's the mascot selected by a vote of eighth- and ninth-graders who are planning to attend Northwood High School in Irvine when it opens next September. They also selected the new school's colors: navy blue, silver and white. Students in the Northwood attendance area originally suggested 88 different mascots and 90 color combinations. A committee of more than 100 eighth- and ninth-graders narrowed the choice to 10 mascots and 10 sets of colors.
November 10, 1998 |
When Northwood High School opens in Irvine next fall, both Principal Tony Ferruzzo and Athletic Director Rick Curtis hope to have few worries about walk-on coaches. Ideally, they would like to have a faculty member coaching every varsity sport. "It's as much about continuity as anything else," said Curtis, currently athletic director at Irvine High, where all but four varsity head coaches are on staff. "There's a year-round program. The kids know what to expect. And it's better for the parents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1994 |
When Irvine's fourth high school opens in the fall of 1997, residents will be paying higher taxes for a campus lacking many athletic facilities, according to school board member Tom Burnham. When Irvine's fourth high school opens in the fall of 1997, residents will be paying higher taxes for campus athletic facilities, Burnham said. He is asking fellow Irvine Unified School District board members to take a closer look at plans for the Northwood High School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999 |
As students in tank tops streamed past legions of construction workers in hard hats to register for classes Wednesday at Irvine's brand-new Northwood High School, the cheerleading squad was practicing drills on the school's front plaza as if it had been together all summer. In fact, it has. And so have the football team and a fledgling student government, which started meeting in June to develop a school constitution and procedures for electing class officers.
September 6, 1999 |
Northwood High School opens its doors for the first time Thursday, and already there's talk about where to hang the championship banner. That's because the girls' cross-country team, one of only two varsity sports Northwood definitely will field this season, is expected to benefit from the arrival of Coach Randy Rossi and three key runners from Irvine High's 1998 state championship team.
HOME & GARDEN
July 21, 2005 |
Matt Harper's bedroom is a perfect mess. His desk is blanketed with papers, but don't expect the La Canada Flintridge 16-year-old to organize it. That would ruin his system. A pile of posters, banners and flags litters a spare bed, which he calls the "loading dock," but they're not junk. He just hasn't had time to stick them to the ceiling. A heap of old cellphones grows in one corner, accumulated for a school fundraiser.