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School Announcements
WEB Training



On Tuesday, May 26, Mesa View's current WEB Leaders worked with Mr. Peters (and Ms. Fountain and Mrs. Wilson) to train next year's WEB Leaders. áThe morning was spent celebrating this year's accomplishments and then getting the new group up-to-speed on what's expected of a WEB Leader. áGo WEB!
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Digital Media in Action

What have students been up to in Digital Media? áClick here to listen to a set ofáPodcasts,áto see a set of Interviews, and to check out moreáfrom Mesa View's accomplished Digital Media class. áClickáhereáto read the latestáE-Zine.
Huzzah!



On Wednesday, May 20, seventh graders observed the talents and skills of the Imperial Knights during the group's rousing Jousting Tournament.á This annual part of the Renaissance Faire was rescheduled from last Friday due to rain.
Time for a Car Wash



After school on Wednesday, May 13, CJSF/Builders Club/K-Kids students provided free car washes for teachers and staff in recognition of the California Day of the Teacher and for Classified School Employees Week. áThank you to the kids for the treat and to all of Mesa View's teachers and staff for all of your hard work.
Gold Ribbon School Award


State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced on Monday that Mesa View was one of only 373 secondary schools in California to earn the new Gold Ribbon School Award. áThis puts Mesa View in the top 8% of all high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools in the state. áThis recognition replaces the former "Distinguished School" award and is a prestigious honor. áRead the official letter by clicking here. áThank you to our students, parents, and staff who all contributed to earning this award!
Continental Drift "Family Feud"



Students in Mr. Meidinger's fifth period Science class conducted presentations last week on continental drift. áThe group above conducted a game of Continental Drift "Family Feud"áon Monday, May 11 as a way of reinforcing the material in a fun and engaging way. áWell-done to this group and all of the others.
Paleontologists at Work



Students in Mrs. Seaburg'sá(below) and Mrs. Logdon'sá(above) science classes, with the guidance of student teacher Ms. Beard, have been learning about and practicing what it takes to be a paleontologistáfor the past few weeks. áPictured below, students build a tool using natural materials to dig out fossils. áLater in the unit, students used these tools to unearth simulatedáfossils (above), which were also made by students. áWhat a perfect example of STEM in action!

ACS Challenge Day



On Friday, May 1, several staff members made good on the American Cancer Society (ACS) Fundraiser Challenge they had made for the Yucaipa Relay for Life. áPictured above are Mr. LeVan and Mrs. Zabaletaáwearing their funny costumes afterátheir two classes alone raised over $500 for ACS. áClick here to see Ms. Fountain, dressed as Tigger, get pelted with water balloons. áClick here to see Mr. Stolzeáduct taped to the wall. áThank you to everyone who donated!
Honors Option 2015



This year's Honors Option group saw seven amazing students complete the rigorous, year-long project. áIn the photo above, they are: (back) Ava Z., Dabin K., Olivia M., and (front) Sebastian D., Cassandra H., Jessica R. and Alfredo T.. áCongrats to these students for making it through and for working so hard to reach their goal.
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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