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School Announcements
Mesa View's Got Talent!

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!
Dunk Tank!



Today, August 27, 2015, at both lunches, PTSA sponsored their annual Dunk Tank Fundraiser.á Students could purchase tickets to dunk a teacher during lunch. Here, Mrs. Fountain, in her Tigger suit, gets a soaking from the bulls-eye throw from a student. All proceeds go to help fund PTSA activities for students througout the year.
Student Council Elections



Candidates for Student Council offices gave their speeches this week at both lunches on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.á We congratulate those who are running for office and wish them luck at the voting this Friday!
Football and Volleyball Tryouts




Football and Volleyball Tryouts are being held this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 25-27 after school at 2:30 pm.á Come out and try out for the team and play against other schools!
Cherry Dale Farms Fundraiser



On Friday, August 21, we had an exciting assembly to kick off the PTSA's Cherrydale Fundraiser event. Students can sell products and earn money and awesome prizes!á Student packets were given out with catalogs of the available products.á If you would like, you can also shop online at http://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com.á Enter the group number 990080162 for our school.áá
Important information:
Sale starts:á 8/21/2015
Sale ends:ááá 9/4/2015

Please collect all money while taking orders
Checks should be made payable to MVMS PTSA
All orders and money must be returned NO LATER THAN 9/4/15
No door-to-door sales!
Please read the information sheet enclosed in the student packet for additional directions.á Show your Mustang spirit and raise money for school functions and activities!á

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Back to School Night Turn-out a Success!


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á Another great Back to School Night.á Thanks to the parents and students who braved the heat and turned out to visit classrooms and teachers.á Our interim principal, Mr. Kelleher welcomed the crowd and then parents went from class to class to hear about what to expect.á Ms. Fountain, left, speaks to parents in her classroom. Special thanks to all the Student council members who assisted with schedules and organization!á We're off to a great start for this year!
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Sixth Grade Stem Build




Sixth graders participated in their first STEM build.áá Here, Juliet S., Ramon N., and Isabel R. design and build their own Water Bottle Gravity cars.The cars will be going down an 8ft ramp and the car that reaches the greatest distance will be the winner.á Stay tuned for final results tomorrow!á
Back To School Night



Back To School Night is Monday, August 17, 2015 at 6:00pm.á Come and see our beautiful campus and visit our classes.á We will start in the Quad with a Welcome assembly and from there parents and families can visit classrooms to meet teachers and to find out about classroom expectations and grading.á Please have your child's schedule with you so you know where to go.á The event will end promptly at 8pm.
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Welcome Assemblies


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Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!á We welcomed all students during assemblies today and students learned about the things that go on here at MVMS!áá We especially welcomed our new interim principal, Mr. Kelleher!á Mr. Kelleher has a vast amount of experience and knowledge and we are lucky to have him.á He has served as a high school principal for ten years, a middle school principal for nine years, and an elementary principal for two years.á He also has served in our district Human Resources office, as well as the HR offices in Riverside school district and the county.á We feel he will be a great addition to our staff while he is here.á Welcome everyone and have a great school year!
Box Tops for Schools
Save your boxtops and bring them to Mrs. McMurtry's class to earn money for our school!
WEB Leaders in Training



WEB Leaders are seen in training in the MPR on Thursday, August 6 as they prepare for the sixth grade WEB Orientation.á Each incoming sixth grader will be assigned a WEB group led by two of these top-notch eighth graders. áWEB Orientation is on Monday, August 10 from 1:00 to 4:30.
Tuesday is Pick-Up Day

Pick-Up Day is set for Tuesday, August 11! áDon't forget, seventh graders and eighth graders pick-up their schedules on Tuesday. áBe sure to bring two completed Emergency Cards (which are currently available in the office) in order to get your schedule. áAlso, for seventh graders, be sure you've turned in proof of your Tdap vaccination to our health tech, Mrs. Putnam. áIt's required to get your schedule.
Transition at Mesa View

Click here to read the letter from Principal Jim Stolze concerning his recent promotion and the transition plans for selecting a new principal at Mesa View.
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

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.



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.
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