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GIS Day at Mesa View

Mesa View participated in the national GIS Day on Wednesday, November 19 by having multiple activities during science classes that showed the value and importance of maps and geography in everyday life.á Above, Seanáfrom the Yucaipa Valley Water District explains how he uses mapsáwhen working on the sewer lines with his vactor truck.á Big thanks to Joe Zoba and Jennifer Ares from YVWD for supporting the day at Mesa View!
Sawing Away

Students in sixth grade worked diligently to create their JengaáBlocks on Friday, November 7. áThank you to Lowes, Crown Ace Hardware, and the many parents who donated miter boxes, wood, and sandpaper to make this STEM event happen.
Science Fair Information

The Science Fairácomes in February. áDecide on your topic soon so you can begin to collect data. áGet information and see example below. áAll Mesa View students will be doing a Science Fair project. áTri-fold board are on sale in the library for only $3 (cash only, please). áSee your science teacher for additionaláspecifics.

click the links below for details
Science Fair Information Night Presentation
Science Fair Handbook
Science Fair Example #1
Science Fair Example #2
Science Fair Example #3
Science Fair Example #4
Rock Candy, Anyone?

Allison S. and Alondra S. (pictured above, left to right) work diligently on their recent science lab activity in Mrs. Carr's Science 8 class where they were making rock candy.
Educator of the Year

Congratulations to art teacher Mike Bennett, who was recently named as a regional Educator of the Year by the California League of Middle Schools.á Mr. Bennettáis a passionate artist and dedicated teacher. áHe has painted large murals, guided studentsáthrough units on clay, paper-mache, 3D paper modeling, and devoted countless hours to extra projects. áThis is a well-deserved and prestigious accomplishment. áWell-done, Mr. Bennett.á We are extremely proud of you!
Can Robots Do Geometry?

Students in Mr. More's Geometry classes recently had to demonstrate the connection between programming a robot's movements and geometry. áStudents worked to have a robot complete specifiedámaneuversáafter they took a set ofágeometric measurements. á"It was difficult, but fun," said Karen W. and AnnaliseáP. (pictured above, left to right).
At the Edward-Dean Museum

On Tuesday, October 28, students from Mr. Bennett's art classes visited the Edward-Dean Museum in Cherry Valley. áStudents viewed the collections, sketched landscapes (above, with Savannah V., Nathan W., Lindsey M., and Serana L. pictured, left to right ), and created an artistic craft.
Natural High Essay Contest

During Red Ribbon Week, Mesa View students had an opportunity to enter the "Natural High"áEssay Contest.á A "natural high" is any sport, activity, or art form that you love to do which makes you feel good inside.á For their essay, students had to describe their own natural high, explain how they discovered it, how it makes them feel, how it keeps them drug free, and who inspired them to take on this passion.

Congrats to Hayley D., whose excellent essay describes how theatre is her natural high.á Click here to read her essay.á Hayley earned a $10 iTunes gift card for her work.

Honorable mention statuságoes to these two students who also did fine work.á Click on their names to read their essays:á Allison H. and Hallee H.á Well done, everyone!
Periodic Table Battleship

How do you make the Periodic Table fun? áPlay Periodic Table Battleship! áSavannah O. and Amanda H. (above, left to right) square off against their opponents during Mrs. Pennino's first period science class.
Fall Principal's Newsletter

Click here for the Fall Principal's Newsletter.á Get the latest info on what's coming up at Mesa View during October, November, and December.
Mystery Fruit

Garden Club, which meets after school on Mondays, grows several different items throughout the year, including the fruit pictured above (seen before it's picked and after). áBe among the first ten to correctly e-mail Mr. Stolzeáthe name of this fruit and you'll earn a small prize. áCongrats to those who got the correct answer!
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.

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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