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School Announcements
Red vs. Gold Game

Theá"Red vs. Gold" Staff/Student Basketball Game takes place this Friday, January 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mesa View Gym. áTickets are only $3. They're on sale at lunch and at the door. áWill the student's avenge last year's loss and even the series or will the staff team win again? áCome out to cheer both teams in this fun and exciting game. áIt's a great night out for the whole family. áDon't miss it!
Roman Arches, Anyone?



Students in seventh grade social studies are learning about the STEM contributions of the ancient Romans by building architecturally-correct arches (out of foam). áUsing a wood block template and their brains, students have to demonstrate how to build a proper Roman arch that does not fall. áPictured are Megan M., Ewan P., Andres D., and Abby A. (left to right) working on their arch in Ms. Betters' fourth period class.
Science Fair Information

Students, are youáworking on your Science Fair project? áYou should be. áGet information and see examples below. áAll Mesa View students are doing a Science Fair project. áTri-fold board are on sale in the library for only $3 (cash only, please). áSee your science teacher for additionaláspecifics.

click the links below for details
Science Fair Information Night Presentation
Science Fair Handbook
Science Fair Example #1
Science Fair Example #2
Science Fair Example #3
Science Fair Example #4
Great Job, Sixth Graders!



Sixth graders were treated to goody bags by Student Council on Wednesday, January 14 as a way of saying "Great job!" for finishing their first semester of middle school. áPictured (left to right) are Memphis K., Kaia S., Aubrey M., and Grace H. with their colorful bags.
STEM Academy Information

Our highly-acclaimed STEM 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. áJoin us for our annual STEM Information Night on Wednesday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. 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.
First Semester Awards



Congrats to all of the award recipients who earned recognition on Friday, January 16 during Mesa View's First Semester Awards program. áHundreds of students received awards for everything from straight A's to outstanding accomplishments. áAmong the awards given was the school's first Maverick Award. áThis award is given to students who do a remarkable and exceptional service foráthe school and/or others. áLondon P., pictured above, earned the Maverick for starting the Campus BeautifiersáClub. áWell-done to London and all those who earned awards!
Run with the Mustangs
The Run with the Mustangs 5K returns for its sixth annual race on Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 a.m. áStudents are encouraged to submit a design for the t-shirt. áDesigns are due to art teacher Mr. Bennett on or before Dec 16.

The 5K is a great opportunity to support the Mesa View PTSA in a healthy and enjoyable way. áStudents who participate earn PE run credit. á(See your coach for details.) áAll proceeds support programs at Mesa View. áRegistration fees are a tax deduction.áá
Click here for a Registration Form. áForms are also available in the office o in the gym on the day of the race. áClick here for a Course Map.

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Clickáhereáfor a cool video of the 2012 race taken by Mesa View parent (and owner ofáKamEdits.com) Kam Kalanui.
Homework Center



Is the homework from the new semester starting to pile up? áAre you looking for help or wanting time to get a head start on homework? áIf so, come to Homework Center, which is open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school in C102 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. áDrop in to get the help you need from the three Mesa View teachers who are on hand to assist students.
Rockin' at Lunch



Before Winter Break, The Mustangs performed during both lunches. áThank you to Mr. Cruz and Mr. Lacey for coordinating it all. áThank you also to band members Dakota G., Raul B.Mahkena T., and Tyler S. (left to right) for a fun, rock-n-roll concert.
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.



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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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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