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Mesa View Honors & History





















School Honors
2015-2016

Randy Peters
District and County Teacher of the Year

2014-2015

Gold Ribbon School Award
The new state Distinguished School recognition!

Mike E. Bennett
CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year

2013-2014

Jim Stolze

San Bernardino County Principal of the Year

2012-2013


High Performance Math (HiPerMath)
#1 School in California

Destination Imagination
Third Place Finish, California State Finals

Jason Mills
CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year

2011-2012

Darlene Pitman
San Bernardino County Teacher of the Year


Jim Stolze
Alliance for Education STEM Champion

Jason Mills
Darlene Pitman
Courtney Hall

"Teach California" Distinguished Teachers

2010-2011


First in Math
#2 School in California

Julie Dutchover
San Bernardino County Classified Employee of the Year
California State Classified School Employee of the Year


Ana Lerouge
San Bernardino County Multilingual Award

Rebekah Murch
Inland Empire History/Social Science Teacher of Excellence
Best Buy @15 Challenge Winner


Darlene Pitman
Air Force Association Grant
AAIA Classroom Fund Grant
Honeywell Educators Space Academy
Siemens STEM Academy

Mark Watkins
CLMS Region 10 Educator of the Year


2009-2010

First in Math
#1 School in California

Valesca Lopez
San Bernardino County Teacher of the Year

Rebekah Murch
Best Buy @15 Challenge Winner

Terri Williams
CAHPERD Jump Day Guinness World Record Challenge


School History

Mesa View opened in August of 2009 in Calimesa, California, as the first of the district's schools to be built within Riverside County. The construction of the school was complete in 2006, but the lack of a suitable access road delayed its opening until the district built a 1.25 mile extension to Sandalwood Drive in 2008.  In its opening year, the site functioned as a middle school and housed seventh and eighth grade students from four feeder K-6 elementary schools (Calimesa, Dunlap, Valley, and Wildwood schools) in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District.  With the re-drawing of school attendance areas in 2011, Dunlap Elementary was reassigned to Park View Middle School.  For 2012-2013, Mesa View was designated a STEM magnet school, focusing on a hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math experience for all students.  Sixth graders who requested to come to Mesa View also joined the campus for the first time.  In 2014-2015, Mesa View grew to its biggest size ever -- 905 students - when all of the sixth graders were moved to the district middle schools.  Mesa View earned a great distinction at the end of 2014-2015 as one of only 373 recipients of the state's new Gold Ribbon School Award, given in recognition of the school's innovative STEM program.

Calimesa is located approximately 20 miles east of San Bernardino in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains between the Los Angeles Basin and Palm Springs. The Yucaipa Valley, which includes the cities of Yucaipa and Calimesa, covers approximately 45 square miles and has a current population of approximately 70,000 residents. The valley was once a rural, farming community with many retired residents. Recent years have brought several new housing developments to the area, attracting a diverse and younger population. Mesa View is less than a mile from County Line Road, which divides San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Most of Mesa View’s students live in Yucaipa, a slow-growing town of approximately 60,000 residents on the other side of County Line Road in San Bernardino County.


School Mascot

The Board of Education selected our school colors of red and gold in 2007. Incoming students selected "Mustangs" as the school mascot in February 2009, six months before the school opened.  (Bears, Lions, and Bobcats, by the way, were the other choices students could vote on.)  "Mustangs" was easily the top vote-getter, with many voters commenting on the appropriateness of the name.  For example, Yucaipa and Calimesa are equestrian communities.  Mustangs symbolize ruggedness and freedom.  They epitomize the industrious, frontier spirit of the Old West even as they continue to roam free in many western states.  Mustangs are strong, intelligent, independent, resourceful, and family-centered.  These are all traits that we hope Mesa View students emulate.

In addition, Yucaipa High School students, Mesa View's
future high school rival, are the "Thunderbirds," creating a Ford automobile connection.  Some just liked the alliteration of the similar sounding "M's."  The inspiration for the official Mustang logo came from the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo mascot, which is also a mustang (but with green and gold coloring).  In November of 2009, the student body voted on the name of our mascot (see it in stuffed animal form above).  "Miles" was selected as the mascot name.  Some indicated that this was an inside joke, given that the new road to the school (Sandalwood Drive and Mustang Way combined) was about a mile long.  In the Spring of 2010, a local Calimesa resident, Lori DeWitt, offered to donate a young, live mustang to the school named "Faith."  The plan is to have Faith visit Mesa View when she is old enough to make the trip and to handle being around students.  At the start of the 2010-2011 school year, Mesa View's second year, Student Council purchased a mascot costume.  This form of the mascot will also promote Mustang Pride.  We take great pride in being Mustangs and hope to share that pride with the Calimesa community.  In 2011-2012, "Miles" was joined by "Millie," an oversized, plush mustang who "works" in the office when not making classroom visits.

School Demographics

Mesa View Middle School has 905 students in 49 classrooms. The school was built to one day be the district's second high school.  It includes three specialized science labs, two computer labs, a language lab, a library, an art room with a kiln and pottery wheels, a "LifeSkills" classroom for older special education students with extreme needs, two County special education classrooms, a dance classroom, a suite of rooms for music instruction, classrooms dedicated to drama and choir, a large multi-purpose room with facilities for many types of productions, a career center, a full-service kitchen and serving area, a weight room, a full set of athletic fields (including an oval track and a practice football field), and two student locker rooms for physical education. 36% of our students are Hispanic, and 57% are Caucasian. The school principal administers the school program, an assistant principal assists in this task, and two certificated counselors assist and support all students. All teachers at the school are fully credentialed. Special Education services include: one classroom for self-contained Special Academic Instruction students, three classrooms for the SAI program, and a suite of offices for district psychologists and speech and language specialists. Five special education instructional aides also assist with the program. 9% of all students at Mesa View are English Language Learners. These students have access to the many support programs at the school and are assigned to a certified CLAD teacher. 28% of the students are GATE identified.  8% of the student body is classified as students with disabilities. 47% of the student body is considered of low socioeconomic status.

Mesa View Middle School is one of two middle schools in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District. The mission of the district is simply stated: “Innovative Programs, World-Class Education.” The entire school community is committed to that goal. Mesa View offers an all-star team of teachers and classified staff members, high quality academic program, support classes, rich elective offerings, and interventions that are aligned with program offerings at other sites in our school district.

 
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