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School Announcements
Preferred Parking Raffle Winners

Congrats to Karen Carubis, Denise Rogers, and Chasie Conwayáwhose names were drawn for PTSA'sáPreferred Parking Raffle.á Each parent will have a quick way to drop off or pick-up their students at Mesa View.á They will have exclusive use of one of three specially-marked, quick and convenient parking spots in front of the MPR.á Thank you to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket.
Mesa View's Got Talent!

PTSA'sáannual talent show, Mesa View's Got Talent, filled the MPR on Friday, September 26 with sixteen talented acts. áCongrats to Atalie B. (above in green dress), who won the $200 top prize for her mesmerizingápiano performance of "Contemplative Dream" (which she also wrote). á Second place went to Karena W., at far right, who brilliantly played Handel's "Sicilianaá& Giga" on the flute. áThe four-person band known as "The Mustangs," composed of Raul B., Eric, G., Dakota G., and CarleyáM.,átook third place with their rendition of "Come Together" by The Beatles. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the performers.
Whose Straw Tower Is Tallest?

On Friday, September 19, sixth graders participated in their second STEM challenge of the year, attempting to build the tallest straw tower that could support a tennis ball. áEvery sixth grade class participated, with students free to form their groups from any student in any sixth grade class. áGreat job, students, showing your creativity and engineering and design-sense!
It's Club Rush Time!

Monday, September 15 was time for Club Rush at both lunches. áStudents had an opportunity to visit multiple tables to get information about nearly a dozen clubs. áPictured are Luke F., Ram P., and Julian H. promoting Geography Club. áCheck out all of Mesa View's clubs by listening to the morning announcements and by going to the "Clubs" link under the "Students" tab above.á
Volleyball at Mesa View

Above, it's Mesa View's first volleyball game! áIn an evenly matched contest on Thursday, September 11, Mesa View's volleyball team lost to Park View, 1-0. áThe boy's flag football team fought hard in the heat, but lost 12-0. áWell-done to all of the players. áGo Mustangs!
Amazing Masks

Students in Mr. Bennett's art classes are in the midst of making 3D masks, as seen above with Miranda D. and Markie R.'s Mickey and Minnie masks. áNicely-done, girls!
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.
STEM Academy Information

Our highly-acclaimed STEM Academy continues at Mesa View for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  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.  Contact Registrar Renee Jones for information on how to transfer at (909) 790-8008 x 5275

Click these links for information on our program:
STEM Information Night Presentation
STEM Information Night Agenda

STEM Video

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

- 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.

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

Please e-mail Principal Jim Stolze at jim_stolze@ycjusd.k12.ca.us if you have questions about our STEM program and/or if you need assistance.

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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