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School Announcements
AVID Students and JPL--Showing Promise for the Future

On Thursday, October 1st, 25 AVID students toured the facilities at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. They learned about past, present, and future explorations of space made with JPL satellites and robots. Highlights of the tour included a close-hand glimpse of models of satellites, including Galileo and Cassini, as well as rover explorers.á They got a close up look at a full scale model of the Mars Rover Curiosity, which has been in the news recently for its discovery of surface water on Mars. Students also got to see into JPL's Mission Control Room and the "Clean Room" where JPL builds the robots and satellites it sends into space.á

Seal of Excellence Added to Mesa View!


Have you noticed our new emblem on the Administration building?á This marks our school as a Gold Ribbon Award School!á Last spring, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson awarded Mesa View, one of only 373 secondary schools in California, 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!
Minimum Day

This Friday, October 2, is Minimum Day for all students due to teacher collaboration day.áá All students will be dismissed at 12:20.á Please arrange your rides and carpools accordingly.á Thank you!
Homework Center

Need a quiet place to finish your homework?á Need help with your homework?á Homework Center starts on October 20, 2015, after school.á It meets in Room C102 (across from Library), and will be open from 2:30 - 3:30 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.á Some computers are available as well.á Students must sign in by 2:30, and must stay the entire time unless a parent comes to the door to pick them up.á Come to Homework Center and get your work done!
Sports Update

This past week, Football and Volleyball teams went 1-1 with their opponents.áá Both teams had victories against Mountain View Middle School, and both teams lost for the first time agains San Gorgonio.áá The Volleyball team played their best game of the year, unfortunately they lost 2 games to 1.á The Football team lost 18-0, but competed at a high level.áá Both teams carry a 3-1 record to the final games of the year this week. Tuesday, September 28 @MVMS, and Thursday October 1 @ PVMS.á All games start at 3:30
Mesa View Volleyball Wins Again!

Mesa View's volleyball team is undefeated so far.á In Tuesday, September 22nd's game, they beat Mt. View in both games:á 25-9, and 25-18 respectively. Way to go Mustangs!á
Sixth Grade Stem Build

áSixth graders had their second STEM build of the year last week.á Students were given the challenge of creating a structure using only straws and tape.á This structure must be at least 22 cm tall, and support a tennis ball for at least 30 seconds.á The winners were from Mr. Bennett's class, Saela, Kasey, Evelyn and Marissa.á Congratulations girls!
SuperHero Dance a Success!

Mesa View's first dance, SuperHero Dance on Friday, September 18, was a huge success!á Over 400 students attended and there were capes and superhero costumes everywhere.á The DJ kept things going and students and staff had a ton of fun!á Many thanks to Student Council, and advisor Ms.Kirkland for all their hard work. Thanks also, to all the staff volunteers, PTSA and parents who pitched it to do everything from snack sales to supervision.á All around, it was the teamwork that made everything a success, and makes Mesa View the great place it is!áá Click here to see a video link of the dance.
First Volleyball Game

Mesa View played their first volleyball game of the season yesterday, September 15, 2015 here at MVMS against Park View Middle school. Mustangs were victorious winning both games!áá Game 1 was 25-15, and Game 2 was 25-14.á Way to go Mesa View Volleyball!áá Next game is Thursday, September 17, 2015 here at MVMS. Cheer your team on!

MVMS Football Game!

MVMS Football team was supposed to have it's first game against PVMS today, Tuesday, September 15.á It has been postponed due to rain and will be played on Wednesday, September 16 at MVMS. Come and cheer our team on Thursday, September 17, when we play Highland, at Highland at 3:30pm.á Team members shown are:á Coach Frank; Bradley H.; Garry O.; Tommy F.; Elijah H.;á Lucas W.; and Cole C.áá Go Mustangs!
Jr. ROTC Visit

The Jr. ROTC from Yucaipa High School paid a visit to 8th graders today, September 9, 2015,á to share what they are all about.á Students presented an overview of the program and how it can positively affect your future.á It is one of the many beneficial programs available for students when they move to ninth grade.
Whole-School Photo

Yesterday, September 2, the entire school gathered on the quad for our annual school panorama photo. Here's a "behind-the-scenes" look, taken by one of our teachers,á of all the students sitting quietly to wait for the photographer as he set up for the staff photo.

PTSA's Fantastic Talent Show Competition is back!ááá Students can enter and audition for the show and try to win cash Prizes!á First place is $200!á Entry Applications must be turned into the office no later than Friday, September 11, 2015 at 3:00pm.á Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 16, at 2:30 pm.áá If your act qualifies, there is a non-refundable entry fee of $25 per act.áá Please see the entry application for more details. Let's make this the best show yet!
2015-2016 Carpool Listing

With the lack of bussing and Mesa View's location, we know that getting your child to school can be a challenge.á We recommend working with friends to get your child to school.á Many families use carpools.á 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.á We do not coordinate carpool matches or contacts.
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!
STEM Academy Information

Our highly-acclaimed and award-winningáSTEM 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

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

- 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.

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.

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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