CJSF members ventured out to Yucaipa Market Night on Friday, May 17 to promote all of the STEM offerings available at Mesa View. Passersby had a chance to look at and play with student-built catapults, seismographs, rockets, and more. CJSF members Robyn G., Grace F., and Jamie G. (Robyn's sister) are pictured.
Alexis R., Nikki D., and Breanna H. (with Anthony A. looking on) prepare to participate in the annual seventh grade Renaissance Faire on the morning of Friday, May 17.
It's Catapult Week at Mesa View! Students in Ms. Rickett's and Mrs. Pitman's STEM classes are making catapults throughout the week. Students above are fastening the sides of their catapults. Whose catapult will send a bouncy ball the farthest?
Summer is right around the corner, which means summer camp options might be something to consider. If you are interested in the Submarine Academy at Crafton Hills College, click here. There's also the Career Exploration Day Camp in Redlands. Click here for info. Both are meant for middle school students and have a STEM-related focus. Check 'em out!
Jorge M. (pictured) and the rest of the Mesa View Soap Box Derby Team participated in the Yucaipa Soap Box Derby Race on Saturday, May 4. Though the team was eventually eliminated, they learned a lot (which will prepare them for next week's race in Highland). Many thanks to Exclusive Auto, Yucaipa Auto Collision, and Dynamic Print Design for helping to paint and decorate the car. Props also go to team coach Mr. Mills for the work and time he put in guiding Mesa View's first soap box team. Go Mustangs!
Mesa View's Mustang Band presented its Spring Concert on Thursday, April 5 in the MPR. Both the advanced and beginner groups performed well, highlighting the songs they have been working on this term.
Mr. LeVan's Period 6 science class earned the victory in Monday's Da Vinci Day Races, coming out ahead in all of its brackets. Ryan G., Garrett S., Joel W., and Miranda D. (not pictured) built a formidable footwear vehicle using a water bottle to hold weight and CDs for wheels. The second place team from Mrs. McMurtrey's class is pictured below. Well-done, Andy P., Miguel H., Chase C., and Kim S. Great job to all of the teams that raced on Monday.
Mesa View's Destination Imagination team won third place at the California Championships on Saturday, March 23 and now advances to the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 22. The "Amazing DI-sasters," comprised of Savannah B., Avallon G., and Emily M. (pictured above with the third place trophy), were challenged to build a structure that could weigh no more than 175 grams and be able to hold weight (while taking a ram hit). Their championship structure was 8.5 inches tall, weighed a mere 82 grams, and held an incredible 495 pounds. The Global Finals include the world's best DI teams -- over 18,000 kids -- from over thirty countries. Well-done, girls! We will be rooting for you!
The team needs your financial support to assist with the significant cost! Click here for information on how to donate.
Our highly-acclaimed STEM Academy continues at Mesa View for the 2013-2014 school year. Our annual STEM Information Night was on Thursday, January 10. If you missed it, the agenda and the night's PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded from the links below. 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.
STEM Information Night Agenda, 01.10.13
STEM Information Night PowerPoint Presentation, 01.10.13
Parent Orientation Night, for admitted students, took place on Thursday, April 11. Click the links before for detailed information on what was shared.
Parent Orientation Night Slide Show for incoming 7th & 8th graders
Parent Orientation Night Slide Show for incoming 6th graders
HOW DO I SIGN-UP?
Entry preference is based on a "first come, first served" basis. Please contact our registrar, Renee Jones at (909) 790-8008 x 5275, for help on registering, including any assistance you may need transferring out of your existing district. Mrs. Jones is also keeping an Interest List for those who are not presently in a YCJUSD school. Please contact Mrs. Jones if you would like to be added to this list.
STEM ACADEMY IN THE NEWS!
- 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.
NEED MORE STEM INFO?
Click the "STEM" link on the left-hand side menu of this webpage.
Please e-mail Principal Jim Stolze at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about our STEM program and/or if you need assistance.
Click here for the Spring Principal's Newsletter. Get the latest info on what's coming up at Mesa View during April, May, and June.
By now, you've probably seen Mesa View's snazzy, new marquee at the front of the school. Thank you to PTSA for this valuable and informative donation. Starting now, 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 email@example.com.
It's never too early to buy your beautiful, all-color, hardbound Mesa View yearbook. Click here for the 2012-2013 order form. If you have questions, if you'd like to buy an ad, or if you'd like to include a nameplate with your book, please contact Yearbook Advisor Cherina Betters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 to share ride duties. 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.
Families may use this information at their discretion and on their own to find rides. The school does not coordinate carpool matches or contacts.
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! 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.
And starting in 2012-2013...
• 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, Algebra, 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 PTSA Reflections 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. Additionally. Mesa View's "Honors Option" program allows students to deeply explore an academic area of their choosing (with teacher support). 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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