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School Announcements
New York & Washington DC Trip



Where did these eighth graders go during Spring Break? áThey joined Mr. Peters and other Yucaipa-Calimesa students as a part of the annual New York & Washington DC Trip, seeing a host of historical and important venues and locations in the two cities. áWay cool!
Spring Principal's Newsletter

Click here for the Spring Principal's Newsletter.á Get the latest info on what's coming up at Mesa View during April, May, and June.
Pi, Anyone?



Nick B. and his team race to complete a math problem during Pi Dayáactivities on Friday, March 13. áWinning teams earned real pies for their efforts!
Destination Imagination Excels



Mesa View's Destination Imagination team, pictured above, competed at the middle school level on Saturday, February 28 onáa technical challenge called Creature Feature. áThe group (Noelle R., ReannonáW., Madison V., and Justin M.) received a third place medal and trophy ay the regional competition. áThey are going on to compete at the State Competition in Riverside on March 28. áGood luck!
Making Automata



Students in Mrs. Weaver-Beal's English classes are hard at work creating their Automatas. áWhat's an "automata," you ask? áAn automata is a movingámechanical device that imitates life. áThese machines, here made out of cardboard, will be built to re-enact a pivotal scene from Freak the Mighty when someone moves levers at the bottom of the box. áSTEM and English together; how cool!
Electives Showcase



During lunch on Monday, March 9, sixth and seventh graders participate in the Elective Showcase to learn about what elective classes they'll have to request from when it comes time for registrationáafter Spring Break. áHere, Joel W. and otheráSTEM Applied Science students show off a hovercraft and other STEM projects.
Girls AAUW/STEM Trip



On Wednesday, February 25, a group of eighth grade girls from Mesa View participated in the annual AAUW/STEM Trip to the University of Redlands. áEvery year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) puts on a special event highlighting STEM careers and how women can be successful in these careers. áClick here to read the Press-Enterprise article.
Run with the Mustangs



The 2015 Run with the Mustangs was a big hit! áFor details, goáto my.racewire.comáand click on "Results." áCongrats to overall winner Cole C. (Ms. LaFourcade'sáson) from Moore MS with an overall time of 19:40. áThe first female finisher was AtalieáB., coming in at 22:17. áWhat was your time? áThank you to all of the racers and to PTSA for another fantastic fundraising event. áWe look forward to seeing you back for another race in 2016.
STEM Academy Information

Our highly-acclaimed STEM Academy continues at Mesa View for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. áThe 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. áContact Registrar Renee Jones for information on how to transfer at (909)á790-8008 x 5275

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



STEMáACADEMY INáTHEáNEWS!
- Second annual Da Vinci Day is a big hit.á Click here to read more.
- STEM Academy opens in August, 2012.á Click here to read the Press-Enterprise story.
- Mesa View receives $10,000 STEMágrant!á 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.

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

Please e-mail Principal Jim Stolze at jim_stolze@ycjusd.us if you have questions about our STEMáprogram 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.á 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.á All proceeds go to support Mesa View field trips.á 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.
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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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