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Upcoming Events
- Office Open
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Repeating Event - WEB Leader Training
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Repeating Event - WEB Leader Training
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Student Council Training
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
District Announcements

The Community Foundation of Yucaipa Valley was established to support enrichment opportunities and provide scholarships for YCJUSD students. They will be holding a fundraiser at a local restaurant/coffee house on the evenings of August 11-14, and the restaurant kindly is donating 20% of sales to CFYV. Find out how you can get involved. Click here for more information.
School Announcements
A New School Year is Almost Here

As you get ready for the first day of school on August 14, take time to check out all of the handy resources here on the Mesa View website.  Maybe you want to learn more about STEM?  Do you need to download paperwork for the office?  It's all right here.
Start-of-School Information

Please check-out this information concerning the start of the year, Yearbooks, PE clothes, and more, via the links below.á Hard copies of these documents are available in the office.

Parent-Student Handbook
Principal's Newsletter, August 2014
Free &áReduced Lunch Application
Yearbook Order Form
"Spirit Pack" PEáClothes Information
Photo Package Prices & Information
Bell Schedules
Campus Map
Course Guide
Fact Sheet
Online Textbook Waiver Form
YCJUSDáParent-Student Notifications


Sixth Grade Orientation is Monday, August 11 from 1:00 to 4:30.
Seventh & Eighth Grade Pick-Up is Tuesday, August 12.


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.
Principal's Outstanding Students

Congratulations to the 2014 Principal's Outstanding Students, who were recognized on Thursday, May 29 during the annual Eighth Grade Awards Night.  These ten are the best and brightest among our accomplished eighth grade class.  From left to right, they are:  Tyler F., David P., Abby K., Garett L., Emma E., Tulsi P., Grace F., Neely E., Lainey B., and Gwenyth K..  When one looks at grades, citizenship, attendance, behavior, service, and impact, these ten have done remarkable things during their time at Mesa View.  Special accolades go to Garett and Grace, who earned top honors.  Thank you, students, for being such great role models and consistently showing Mustang Pride.
Awards Ceremonies

On Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29, Mesa View celebrated the achievements of it's sixth, seventh, and eighth grade classes at three awards ceremonies.  Above, student speaker Lainey B. shares her thoughts during Eighth Grade Awards Night.  Below, Mr. Lacey and Mr. Stolze recognize students during the Seventh Grade Awards Ceremony.  Congrats to all of the students who earned awards!  Thank you to Viable Reproductions for the fantastic and enormous Mesa View banner seen above.

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.

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.

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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