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Student and parent accounts for SchoolFusion (this web site) that were not working earlier this week are now functional again. If any parent finds that their account no longer seems to be "connected" to their student(s), two options are available: (1) Log in and click on My Family on the left navigation bar, then click on Add Student and enter the student's long ID number in the box; OR log in and click the Join Class pages on the Classrooms page and select all of the class pages you wish to "join". We apologize for any inconvenience in restoring site user services.
Upcoming Events
 
School Announcements
Join Gardening Club



Did you know that Mesa View's new Gardening Club meets Thursdays after school?  They've already gotten a great start on the vegetable and herb garden.  Above you'll see how they're doing with the unique flower garden.  If you have a green thumb, or want to learn how to discover one, come join this fun new club!  E-mail club advisor Mrs. Lerouge by clicking here if you have questions or if you need information.
Preview Night Information

If you mised the orientation programs on Thursday, April 17...

Click here to see the Sixth Grade Orientation presentation.
Click here to see "Welcome to Mesa View" Video.

Click here to see the Seventh Grade Orientation presentation.
Click here to see "STEM for All" Video.
Da Vinci Day Winners



Congratulations to Zac Mc F. and Armando A., whose unique and amazingly successful "Zippity Do Da" Zipline entry won Tuesday's Da Vinci Day competition.  Their "passenger" -- a six-sided die -- traveled 51 feet across the gym floor after being flung from their modified catapult.  Well-done, guys!  Each boy earned a $10 McDonalds gift card and the coveted first place trophy (which will be proudly displayed in Mrs. Austin's first period class).  Second place and $5 gift cards went to the girls below (Savannah C., Savannah B., Amanda H., and Gracie M.) from Ms. Stewart's fifth period class.  Click here to see the the full bracket standings.


Young Artist Award



Congratulations to Christina C., who was recently named by the U.S. Fish & Game Service as the winner of their Young Artist Award for her work on their annual Federal Duck Stamp contest.  Her fine work is pictured above.  Well-done, Christina!
BMX at Mesa View



The amazing BMX Pros Trick Team visited Mesa View's gym on Friday, April 4, courtesy of PTSA.  Pictured, rider Dustin jumps over eighth grader Kaitlyn B.  Wow!  Dustin and other rider Rob wowed the crowd with their tricks and stunts, while advocating safe riding and living.  Thank you, guys!
Spring Principal's Newsletter

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.
PRYDE Leaders (Corrected)



Congrats to seventh graders Madison O'C., Scuba O'C., Emily M., Joshua W. , and Autumn P. (pictured above, left to right) who were all selected by the Yucaipa Rotary Club to attend their annual PRYDE Leadership Camp this spring.  The camp teaches students the fine points of leadership and how to bring out a spirit of service in others.  Thank you, Rotary, for making this opportunity possible.  (Apologies to Emily and Autumn, who were mistakenly not included in the previous announcement.)
Doughnut Games



During Student Council "Games@Lunch" on Wednesday, April 2, Jesse R. (pictured) and others participated in the "Doughnut Eat It" Competition.  In this game, two students raced to be the first to eat a doughnut on a string.  Congrats to Jesse and everyone else who won their delicious competitions.
Digital Media in Action

What have students been up to in Digital Media?  Click here to listen to a set of Podcasts, to see a set of Interviews, and to check out more from Mesa View's accomplished Digital Media class.  Click here to read the latest E-Zine.
Mountain Bike Team



Yucaipa High's middle school Mountain Bike Team rode hard in the competitive Sycamore Canyon Race in Riverside on Saturday, March 23.  Click here to see a YouTube video of the race.  Three members of the team pictured above are proud Mesa View Mustangs.  Starting second from the left, they are:  Sam S., Hunter K., and Ethan C.  Well-done, team!
Mesa View at NASCAR



On Friday, March 21, Austin S. (pictured in center) and a group of Mesa View students gave up a part of their Spring Break to join middle school students from across the county as a part of Math & Science Day at the Auto Club Speedway.  Students experienced first hand the STEM connections that are a part of NASCAR racing and participated in several motorsports workshops.  (Students also earned a free ticket to the Auto Club 500 NASCAR race the next day).
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.



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 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.
Run with the Mustangs

CLICK HERE FOR FULL RACE RESULTS

First Place - Jarrett D. @ 20:09
Second Place - Mr. Gordon @ 21:14
Third Place - Sam S. @ 21:19
Fourth Place - Liam F. @
 21:21
Fifth Place - Danielle G. @ 21:30

The Run with the Mustangs 5K returns for its fifth annual race on Saturday, March 1 at 8:00 a.m.  This is a great opportunity to support the Mesa View PTSA in a healthy and enjoyable way.  Students who participate earn PE run credit.  (See your coach for details.)  All proceeds support programs at Mesa View.  Registration fees are a tax deduction.

Click here for a Registration Form.  Forms are also available in the office or in the gym on the day of the race.  Click here for a Course Map.

Click here for a cool video of the 2012 race taken by Mesa View parent (and owner of KamEdits.com) Kam Kalanui.



Marquee Messages

Mesa View's marquee can display your message.  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 melanie_nicholson@ycjusd.k12.ca.us.

2013-2014 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.
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.
Atlas Storage STEM Sponsor

Many thanks to Atlas Storage & Business Center of Calimesa, which recently made a donation to Mesa View as one of our STEM Sponsors.  Atlas manager Jason Magill promises to add to the donation by giving Mesa View the rental referral fee for anyone who rents an Atlas unit and mentions Mesa View.  Atlas Storage can be reached at (909) 795-1077.  Thank you, Jason, for your support!
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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