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School Announcements
Let's Make an iMovie!

Technology is everywhere at Mesa View!  Here students work in partners during Mr. LeVan's science class to create iMovies showing the various landforms in California.
Run with the Mustangs
The Run with the Mustangs 5K returns for its sixth annual race on Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m.  The 5K is a great opportunity to support the Mesa View PTSA in a healthy and enjoyable way.  Students who participate earn PE run credit.  (See your coach for details.)  All proceeds support programs at Mesa View.  Registration fees are a tax deduction.  Click here for a Registration Form.  Forms are also available in the office o in the gym on the day of the race.  Click here for online registration (for a small fee).Click here for a Course Map.
Click here for a cool video of the 2012 race taken by Mesa View parent (and owner of KamEdits.com) Kam Kalanui.
Applied Science Project

Students in Mrs. Pitman's STEM: Applied Science & Technology class are required to design and build a variety of projects throughout the year.  On Friday, February 20, Trevor H. presented the cabinet he made especially for Mrs. Wilson (according to what Mrs. Wilson had requested for her classroom).  Well-done, Trevor!
District Science Fair

Mesa View did extremely well at the District Science Fair, held at Chapman Heights Elementary on Saturday, February 21.  Five of the ten finalists going on to the County level were Mesa View students.  They are:  Atalie B., Savannah B., Dabin K., Gabrielle O., and Ava Z..  Impressive!  Pictured are sixth graders Hallee H. (left) and Timberlie M. (right) with their second place medals.  Congrats to all who participated.
Catalina Trip 2015

The Catalina Island Marine Institute was a blast for the 170 sixth graders who attended.  After a jam-packed three days and two nights of adventures at the Cherry Cove camp, students returned safe and sound, and tired, early Friday night.  Pictured are Omar M. and others preparing for ocean kayaking.  Thank you to everyone, especially Mr. Lacey, who made this trip possible.
Summer School Information

Eighth grade students interested in applying for summer school can pick up an application in the Mesa View office or print one from here.  The only available summer school class for eighth grade students is PE.  There is no summer school offered for sixth or seventh grade students.  Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis, so you’ll want to return your application as soon as possible.
YHS Preview Day

Mesa View's eighth graders visited Yucaipa High during Preview Day on Wednesday, February 11.  Students participated in multiple activities, demonstrations, and tours as a way of previewing what ninth grade will be like.  Pictured above, Karen T. and Colin W. learn about the Biomedical Pathway.  Yucaipa High hosts it's Parent Information Night on Thursday, February 12 at 5:30 p.m.  Yucaipa High counselors come to Mesa View on Wednesday, February 18 to review and collect registration forms.  Contact our counselors, Ms. LaFourcade or Ms. Savona if you have any regisitration questions.
Safe & Wise Waterways

Every year, multiple Mesa View students, with the help of art teacher Mr. Bennett, submit entries for the Safe & Wise Waterways Poster Contest (put on by the State Division of Boating and Waterways).  Mesa View has a history of doing well in this contest.  This year, four MV students were named as finalists.  Click here to see who.  
Science Fair Winners

Mesa View's Science Fair was a big success!  Students did a remarkable job collecting data, researching, and completing experiments.  Eighteen students, including Quinn B. pictured above, qualified for the district Science Fair that's set for February 21 at Chapman Heights Elementary.  The eighteen finalists are:
Presley A. (8th) Hallee H. (6th) Alistair S. (6th)
Quinn B. (7th) Sydnee H. (8th) Alfredo T. (7th)
Atalie B. (7th) Gregory K. (6th) Joahnna T. (6th)
Savannah B. (8th) Dabin K. (7th) Joshua W. (8th)
Skylar C. (6th) Timberlie M. (6th) Caitlin W. (7th)
Aidan D. (7th) Gabrielle O. (8th) Ava Z. (7th)

STEM Academy Information

Our highly-acclaimed STEM Academy continues at Mesa View for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.  The STEM Academy is a "magnet program," meaning that students from inside AND outside of the district (in grades 6-8) are able to attend upon completion of the necessary paperwork.  Join us for our annual STEM Information Night on Wednesday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m.  Contact Registrar Renee Jones for information on how to transfer at (909) 790-8008 x 5275

STEM Video
What's STEM really about at Mesa View?  Check out the video below or click here.

- Second annual Da Vinci Day is a big hit.  Click here to read more.
- STEM Academy opens in August, 2012.  Click here to read the Press-Enterprise story.
- Mesa View receives $10,000 STEM grant!  Click here for the Press-Enterprise story.
- Click here for a Press-Enterprise story on catapult building at Mesa View.
- Click here to hear our superintendent talk about Mesa View on radio station Air1.

Click the "STEM" link on the left-hand side menu of this webpage or download our STEM Brochure by clicking here.

Please e-mail Principal Jim Stolze at jim_stolze@ycjusd.us if you have questions about our STEM program and/or if you need assistance.

2014-2015 Carpool Listing

With the lack of busing and Mesa View's location, we know that getting your child to school can be a challenge.  We recommend working with friends to get your child to school.  Many families use carpools.  The Mesa View Carpool Listing below can help.

Click here to add your information to the Carpool Listing.

Click here to view the information in the Carpool Listing.

Use this information at your own discretion.  We do not coordinate carpool matches or contacts.
Marquee Messages

Mesa View's marquee can display your message.  Staff, students, and families may purchase appropriate and positive messages (such as birthday greetings, congratulatory remarks, and thank you notes) for the low price of only $20 per week.  All proceeds go to support Mesa View field trips.  If you'd like to run a message, please contact Melanie Nicholson at 790-8008 x 5274 or via e-mail at melanie_nicholson@ycjusd.us.
Car Wash, Anyone?

Calimesa Shell (at Calimesa Blvd. and Sandalwood) will be providing $1 to Mesa View for every car wash purchased.  Just enter code 8008 when you purchase a car wash.  This is a great way to support Mesa View.  Give it a try!

Take Charge of Education

Target's "Take Charge of Education" program donates 1% of all purchases to a designated school when customers use their Target REDcard.  If you would like to designate Mesa View as your school of choice, click here for more info or to sign up.  Click here to get the debit card application.  Mesa View's Target ID Number is 151972.  The REDCard links to your existing bank card, with no extra fees.  It's a painless and easy way to give to Mesa View.  You can visit the link above or get the paperwork in the school office.
Welcome to Mesa View Middle School

Welcome to Mesa View Middle School!  We look forward to the opportunity each day to work with middle school students as they prepare for high school and beyond.  Our job is to prepare our students to be productive leaders, learners, and citizens of the 21st Century. We emphasize this in our motto:  "Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow."

In our mission statement, we are dedicated to:

• Focusing on student learning and rigorous standards through the use of critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, technology, and oral, visual, & written communication skills.

• Fostering academic and personal responsibility based upon respect, integrity, commitment, patience, honesty, perseverance, and tolerance.

• Providing positive leadership experiences that promote social awareness and contribute to the school and the community.

• Developing student self awareness of individual strengths, interests, and personal health so students are prepared for their future.

• Bringing a hands-on, meaningful STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) experience to every Mesa View student.

We believe that everyone – students, parents, community members, and staff – play critical roles in our school community.  Students are at the center of every decision we make.  Mesa View has the very highest academic and behavioral standards.  We teach, model, and expect students to demonstrate positive character traits such as trustworthiness, commitment, respect, and responsibility.  We have created a safe environment in which all individuals have a sense of belonging and everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Our primary focus is that of offering a strong academic foundation so that Mesa View students have the tools they need to succeed in high school and what they do after high school.  We firmly believe that all adolescents can learn and that it is our duty to foster this learning.  We believe that all middle school students need to leave us with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the skills associated with the four core subject areas:  English, math, social studies, and science.  Mesa View’s staff is a highly experienced group of professional, dedicated, and knowledgeable educators and support personnel.  The staff works collaboratively to help students learn, discover, and extend their learning in and outside of the classroom.

Mesa View students will be fully prepared to participate in our technologically-advanced, 21st Century society, a society that needs students to understand the STEM fields.  Mesa View has a modern technological infrastructure that supports the most current computer, multimedia, and networked technology programs.  Our technology plan serves as a blueprint for preparing students and staff for the demands and expectations of a rapidly-changing world.

In our wish to teach the whole student, Mesa View also emphasizes the arts, community service, and going “above and beyond.”  Mesa View students have the opportunity to participate in a vibrant middle school band and choir program.  As a way of extending their learning, students may choose to participate in the challenging Honors Option program, our Mustang Robotics Team, First in Math, and other enrichment opportunities.  Students also have access to various visual and performing arts programs.  Student Council, Digital Media, and Yearbook offer leadership and community service opportunities.  In addition, Mesa View offers a rich curriculum for advanced learners.  Students have the opportunity to enroll in our unique STEM: Advanced Design and STEM: Applied Science courses.  These, and all of the elements that make up Mesa View, showcase our desire to be the best possible middle school for our students, their families, and our local community.

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