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  • Rube Goldberg machines are designed to complete a simple task in an overly complex and meticulous manner. Said concept is today’s STEM challenge; a hands-on learning activity for 6th graders studying energy transfers in their science classes.
  • Traditionally, origami cranes are a symbol of peace and hope. Today, eighth graders assist sixth graders in their efforts to bring optimism to families suffering from Thursday’s tragedy. The cranes will be distributed throughout Mesa View, laden with...
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COMING UP AT THE RANCH:

11 days ago

School Hours: 
Regular Schedule: 7:40 AM - 2:15 PM     Minimum Days:  7:40 AM - 12:20 PM
Office Hours 7:00 AM-3:30 PM
Library: See Quicklinks - Library Calendar
HW Center: T, W, Thurs Starting Sept 3, 2019
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Oct 9 Wednesday
Verizon Students 2:15 F103
WEB meeting 2:15-3
GSA meeting @ B lunch E101

Oct 10 Thursday
Robotics 2:15 F103
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Oct 15 Tuesday 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Parent conferences 
6th grade B139 Parent Center off of the MPR
7th & 8th grades MPR 
Bookfair will be open in the Library

Oct 16 Wednesday 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Parent conferences 
6th grade B139 Parent Center off of the MPR
7th & 8th grades MPR
Bookfair will be open in the Library


Oct 17 Thursday 1:30 - 6:30 pm
Parent conferences 
6th grade B139 Parent Center off of the MPR
7th & 8th grades MPR 
Bookfair will be open in the Library


Oct 17 ELAC meeting 4:30 - 5:30 pm
C107 HW Center. Translation will be provided




SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

about 1 month ago

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                                LOST BOOKS?

Have you lost a library or textbook?  Our school has a trade-in book policy.  You may purchase a good, used copy of the lost book online or a bookstore to replace it or you can pay the full price of a new book.  Please see the Librarian for more information!












Art Show Winners!

Best of Show:  Natalie C. - Grist Mill Sketch   

2-Dimensional: 1st: Rory F. - Grist Mill Sketch;  2nd: Jamie L.- Portrait of a Girl;  3rd: Delanie T.-Metallic Building - Painting;  Honorable Mentions: Alyssa S.; Hailey A.; Delanie T.; Lida P.; Iliana S.

3-Dimensional: 1st: Esther Z.-Mailbox Sculpture;  2nd: Rory F.-Paper Mache Mask;  3rd: Leah B. - Fish Pond Clay Sculpture. Honorable Mentions:  Gabriel D.; Chloe W; Tanner M.; Keith K. 

Photography: 1st: Mia G. - Baby in Flowers; 2nd: Trevor S. Arizona Vacation; 3rd: Maddie P. Bryce Canyon;. Honorable Mentions:  Giovanni C. (2);  Mia Gomez (2); Maddie P. 

Congratulations to our talented Mustangs!


                 




5th Grade Preview

5th graders visited campus on Wednesday, April 10 to tour the campus and see what life at middle school is like.   In the evening, parents and students were invited to an information night that included our Band Concert and our Annual Art show.  Thanks to the WEB leaders and all the staff that put together a great day of fun and information. 



Honor Band Students Honored at Board Meeting

Students that were accepted into the all-county honor band were recognized at the school board meeting this past Tuesday. These students, led by Mr. Kane,  have worked very hard, and exemplify all of the qualities that we strive to uphold as MVMS Mustangs.  This past year, Mesa View had more students accepted than any other school - elementary, middle, or high school - across the entire county.  



County Honor Band Performance 


On February 14, 2019, Mustang Band students had the chance to work with Dr. Eddie Smith, Director of Bands at the University of Redlands. Dr. Smith regularly works with some of the best high schools in the area, and we were able to benefit greatly from his insight as we prepare for festival season.

Over the course of the last month, students have been preparing for the San Bernardino County Honor Band. Students had to audition to win a spot with this group in December. This past Saturday, elementary, middle, and high school students played a concert packed house in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel.  Mesa View had the highest number of accepted students from every school at every level

         




Art Students Enter Coastal Art Contest

The following two students, Delanie T. and A. just entered the California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest.  They are both quite talented. We are wishing them great luck in the contest!


8th Grade Career Day

On Tuesday, 1/29/19, our 8th graders and 8th graders across our district, had the opportunity to hear speakers from a wide variety of career occupations .  Students got a look at what the jobs entail, and they were able to see first hand some of the tools and equipment used by some of the professions.   Thanks to the Rotary Club, and Mrs. LaFourcade for putting this together! 


New Office Security Buzzer

    Starting Monday, January 28, 2019, we will have a buzzer at our front door.  When arriving at the front door, simply ring the buzzer and state your name and reason for your visit.  The office staff will open the door for you.  This is a measure to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  Thank you for your support. 

     A partir del lunes, tendremos un timbre in las puerta de entrada.  Cuando llegue a la puerta principal, simplemente toque el timbre e indique su nombre y el motivo de su visita.  El personal de la oficina le abrirá la puerta.  Esta es una medida para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal.  Gracias por su apoyo.




7th Grade Career Exploration

On Wednesday, all of Mesa View's 7th grade students participated in an online career exploration activity utilizing the web page California Career Zone.  Students were asked a series of questions to help them determine the lifestyle they want to lead and how much it will cost them. They then explored occupations that might support that lifestyle.  Ask your student what their minimum annual salary will need to be to support their lifestyle, you might be surprised!!





AVID FIELD TRIP

From the ancient artifacts of King Tut to the Space Shuttle Endeavor to hands on exhibits, AVID students had the opportunity to explore STEM through the ages when they visited the California Science Museum. While the Endeavor is permanently on display at the museum, the Tut exhibit is a limited event, with this being its only stop in North America


Kindness Week Activities

Last week was Kindness Week here at MVMS.  Students had activities all week long, including "Kindness Bingo", making cards for kids in the hospital, putting encouraging messages on the Kindness Tree, and culminating in our big Rally.  At the Rally, teams were done by grade level, and they competed in a variety of games, while their classmates cheered them on.  Our sports teams and parents who have contributed were also recognized.  The band entertained everyone and did a great job! 





PRYDE Leadership Camp

Congratulations to the following five students for being selected to attend the PRYDE Leadership Camp held the weekend of November 17 & 18 in Crestline.  PRYDE is a leadership camp sponsored by the Yucaipa Rotary Club and these Mesa View students went through a competitive process to be selected.  Congratulations to Rhett B., Rebecca C., Kennedy C., Rory F., and Braidi N.!


International Poster Contest 

The Yucaipa Valley Lions Club participated in the International Peace Poster contest.  Lida P. of MVMS won First Place at the Club and District levels!   The contest theme this year is "Kindness Matters".   The winner of this international contest will recieve $5000.  Congratulations Lida!


STEM Family Challenge Night!


Fun was had by all on our first STEM Family Challenge Night!   The Mystery Challenge was a marble maze and the winners had a phenomenal score of 20.5 seconds!  Look forward to another Challenge Night in the Spring! 


Art Represented in STEAM 

The Grist Mill sketch is based on T.V. Art Instructor, Jon Gnagy's book lessons.  He is the artist who had the greatest influence on my life and Mr. Bennett met him twice.  The lesson incorporates one point perspective, highlighting, shadows and American ingenuity.  It is a lesson in early technology- a true STEAM Lesson. 








S.T.A.R.S. Afterschool Program Begins November 5

If you are interested in this afterschool program, please see the flyer for hours and rates.  You can contact the program coordinator at the number listed on this flyer.  This program is not run by the school but by an outside organization and is available to all students. 

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Mustang Robotics goes to Qualifying Tournament

Congratulations to the Mustang Robotics team, Rhett, Scott,  Brook, Ben, Tuck, Rowdy, and Jacob  for their 1st place trophy in Core Values at the FLL Qualifying Tournament on Saturday.




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Career Center Hosts Robotics Speaker

The Robotics Team had a virtual guest speaker On Tuesday, October 30 to talk to them about Life in Space.  Their speaker, Caroline, is a former flight control operator at NASA, she did some project mentoring with the students.


Robotics Team Hosts Scrimmage

On Saturday, October 27, MVMS hosted a scrimmage for the Robotics teams competition.  We had 16 teams and over 200 people here from as far away as Hemet and San Jacinto, as well as local teams from CES and PVMS.   The competition will be held on Saturday, November, 3 at UCR.  Go Mustangs!


Carson Scholarship Opportunity

It's that time of year again!   Mesa View is hoping we will have another one of our students selected for the prestigious Carson Scholarship!  The Carson Scholarship seeks to recognize and reward outstanding students in the United States who have exemplified academic and humanitarian qualities.  Recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Any student at Mesa View interested in being considered for the Carson Scholarship should see Ms. LaFourcade in the Counseling Office for application details.   This scholarship is open to grades 6, 7, and 8.  It's never too early to begin applying for scholarships.  Don't miss out! Applications Due November 8.


Verizon Innovative Learning Field Trip

Our partnership with Verizon and CSUSB for the Verizon Innovative Learning program offered a great field trip to CSUSB for our students. The trip included a tour of the campus, interviews with students from different STEM majors, a discussion about Climate Change offered by the League of Women Voters, a tour of the Innovation Lab including time with VR, 3D printing, and circuits. Students also visited a university chemistry lab and created 'comets' with dry ice, liquid nitrogen, ammonia, and some space debris in the form of corn syrup. 






PARENT CONFERENCES

Parent Conferences will be held on:

Tuesday, October 16.....

Last names A-C 12:30 - 2pm.  D-J  2p - 3:30pm.  Any   3:30 - 5pm

Wednesday, October 17

Last names  K-O  12:30 - 2pm.   P-S  2p- 3:30pm

T-Z  3:30 - 4:30pm.    Any  5:00-6:30pm.


Band news!

Spaghetti Dinner for Music!

Come out and support a local award winning organization! The Mesa View Middle School Band and Choir invite you to a spaghetti dinner at Clarkies Diner in Calimesa on October 19th from 4:30-7:30 PM.  Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at the door. 

Click here for details. Your meal will include Salad, Spaghetti (Vegetarian Option Available), Garlic Bread, Cinnamon Streusel Cake and a Soft Drink.  You may also take your meal to go (drinks not available to go).  MVMS Band and Choir receives 60 % of proceeds from this event. 

First Concert is Coming!

The award winning Mesa View bands and choir will be having their first concert of the year this Wednesday night, October 17. The performance will begin at 7:00pm in the gym.  These hard working students are looking forward to showcasing their progress and would love to see you there!  





Career Center in Full Swing

Our Career center has been bringing in speakers to a packed audience.  Students can come in at lunch to hear about a variety of careers and get some first hand experience.   


Jersey Day

Friday, October 5 was Jersey Day.  Students and staff were invited to wear the jersey for their favorite teams!


Volleyball and Football 

Our Volleyball and Football teams' season is almost over!   Be sure to come out and cheer for your fellow Mustangs as they work hard to get the win for our school!


Club Rush

Last week, students held a Club Rush during both lunches to promote this year's club activities.  A variety of clubs were represented so students could ask questions and decide what interested them.  Most clubs are still accepting members, so check the bulletin and website for meeting days and get involved!




PSAT TEST OPPORTUNITY for 8th Graders

"Is your 8th grader planning to go to college after high school? If so, the PSAT8 is a great opportunity to make sure they are on the right track. Registration and payment are due by Friday, September 7!"   Click HERE for the link, or see the Information Flyer in the block above.


Student Council Class Officer Elections

Student council campaigned last week for class officer elections.   Nominees made posters and other campaign materials, and then on Thursday, August 23, gave their speeches to the general student body at lunches.  

   Congratulations to: 8th Gr. President: Ethan M.; VP: Jayne F.;  Secretary:  Natalie W.;    Treasurer: Sammi B.;  Sports Commissioner: Arianna L.  7th Gr. President: Hannah E.; VP: Jack J.; Secretary: Alyssa O.;  Treasurer: Kaylee L.   Sports Commissioner: Jake G. 



Back to School Night

8/15/18


The 2018 Back To School Night was held on Wednesday, August 15. The WEB leaders gave a special presentation for 6th grade parents, and all classrooms were open for visitation and a brief orientation to their curriculum for the year. Thanks to WEB and Student Council for assisting.  Great job everyone!


Welcome Back Assembly Rally!   8/10/18

The action packed Welcome Back Assembly was held on Friday, August 10.!  Students met our Interim Principal, Mr. Donohue, and had fun learning about Mesa View's PBIS expectations and new slogan - "PIK the Mustang Way"!  PIK stands for Perseverance, Integrity, and Kindness.  During the rally student's showed their school spirit, won Mesa View apparel, and viewed an entertaining video showcasing how to "PIK the Mustang Way".  We're looking forward to our students showing perseverance, integrity, and kindness everyday, both in and out of the classroom!


Carson Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

Congratulations to Lily E. for being named a Carson Scholar!  Once named a Carson Scholar, students are awarded with a $1,000 college scholarship and recognition package. The Carson Scholars Fund announced that 501 of the best and brightest academic superstars from across the country have been named Carson Scholars this year and Lily is one of them! Lily was nominated by Mesa View based on her high academic achievement and commitment to the community. Carson Scholars are role models and represent our future leaders.  Lily was recently honored at a banquet held at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad where she met Dr. Ben and Candy Carson


Science Students Creat 

Students were to choose an endangered animal, based on their group research project, and create a PSA (Public Service Announcement) to bring attention to the public the needs of the animal based upon their findings.


Renaissance Week for 7th Graders

7th grade History classes participate in a variety of activities to bring the Renaissance to life.  Each day is a different activity and include presentations by "Queen Elizabeth" (pictured), a period blacksmith, MIlitary demonstrations, "Sir Francis Drake", and other in-class activities. 


6TH Graders Donate $500

6th graders in Mr. LeVan's class ran a popcorn business all year and chose to donate $500 of their profits to the Jeans for Genes fundraiser in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

These donations were accepted on the Foundations behalf by Mrs. Wendt, a teacher at MVMS.  We are proud of our Mustangs for such a generous and caring donation from their hard work!    Go Mustangs! 


Special Olympians!


Students from Ms. McMurtrey's class were cheered on by the student body as they prepared to leave to participate in the Special Olympics Regional School Games at Beaumont High School.   

Students will participate in a variety of track and field events.  Go Mustangs!

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Special Olympics


Special Olympics



MVMS Band and Choir Excel!

The Mesa View bands and choir have had a very successful past two weeks. All 7th and 8th grade students participated in at least one festival hosted by various organizations throughout southern California.  Ensembles prepare 3 pieces of music and perform for a panel of judges. The judges listen to the performance and provide both written and recorded feedback which we will use to further improve throughout the year. 

The bands also have to perform a piece of music they have never seen before. We are given 4 minutes to talk through any potential pitfalls, and then we perform.  This is like the equivalent of learning a new dance routine that includes between 20-50 dancers with only 4 minutes to prepare.

The Concert Choir received a rating of "Unanimous Superior" and a score of 74.5/80.

The Concert Band received a rating of "Excellent" at 2 festivals they attended and were just shy of "superior".  The Mustang Band received a rating of "Unanimous Superior" at 2 festivals.  

This ensemble has received this award at the last 7 consecutive festivals meaning they have received the highest ratings possible from every adjudicator (over 26 in total) that they have played for in the past 2 years. To this day, this is the longest streak of any band in the district.

Congratulations to our Musical Mustangs!!

Concert Choir

Concert Choir

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Concert Band

Mustang band

Mustang Band

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Well-deserved awards


PREVIEW NIGHT

Future Mesa View families!  You are invited to attend our Preview Night and Honors Information Meeting, April 10, 2018. The program  begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Mesa View MPR. This evening is specifically for our incoming Mesa View families.   

At 5:30, the award winning Mesa View band will be performing,followed by an overview of life at Mesa View at 6:00. At 6:30 p.m. we will begin our Honors Information Meeting for any families interested in enrolling in Honors classes for 6th grade.  Also, beginning at 6:30 is our Art Show where you can view some of Mesa View’s amazing student art work.  We hope to see all of our future Mustangs April 10 at 5:30 p.m.


Yucaipa Fire Department Does Career Day for Accelerate Students

On Wednesday, March 7, the Fire Department conducted a program for students in our Accelerate Program to demonstrate the duties of being a firefighter.  Students were given an opportunity to experiences everything from trying on gear, to exploring the engine and running the sirens.    Thanks to our great first-responders for showing our students a little slice of their possible futures!


BOOK FAIR THIS WEEK 

TUES-FRI

Book Fair has begun!    Tomorrow the book fair will be open all day from 7:30 - 3:30 TUES - WED- THUR and from 7:30 - 1:30 on Friday.

There are lots of great books, gift items and fun things to purchase.  All proceeds go to the PTSA to help pay for the assemblies, activities and field trips that you enjoy.  Please come and purchase some to help out Mesa View, and get a good read in as well!

book fair

Mustang 5K Run

Mesa View held it's annual Mustang 5k Run to raise funds for supporting students here at school.   The PTSA worked hard to put on this event and everyone enjoyed the activities prior to the run.   Thanks to everyone who worked to make this event a huge success.  


8th Grade Girls STEM Trip

Mesa View 8th grade girls had an amazing day at the University of Redlands attending a conference focused on STEM careers.  They participated in workshops presented by women who have STEM careers and heard from an amazing motivational speaker.

stem trip

District Science Fair

On Saturday February 24th the Yucaipa Calimesa JUSD, Science and Engineering Fair was held at Mesa View. The forty best projects from around the district competed for prizes. Thirteen students were selected to compete in the county fair, on April 3rd.  Winning Mesa View students included: Lili E. with $100 for first place, Madi P.with $50 for second place, and Rhett Bogh and Carson Lundgren with an honorable mention. These students also earned an Honors designation for their science grades

Science Fair

Spirit of Prudential Community Award for CA

Congratulations to William S. for receiving a certificate of excellence signifying he was among the top 10 percent of applicants for the Spirit of Prudential Community Award in the state of California.  William also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizing the significant amount of time he has spent volunteering in his community.  William was presented with a signed letter and certificate from President Trump recognizing his dedication to volunteering in his community.

Spirit Award

Lion's Club Peace Poster Contest

The local Lion's Club held their annual poster contest.  Shown are the entrants.  The winner was Evelyn M for the Yucaipa School District.  From left to right:  Front Row - Gregory C., Colin T., Derek D., Lexie F., Amber B..  MiddleRow - Inez W., Cariann T.,, Dillon P., Ethan M., Delanie T,.  Instructor: Mr. Bennett.  Back Row - Elizabeth E., Haley K., Evelyn M., Lida P., Avada G.  Well done Mustangs!

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Awards Assembly - January 19


Mesa View honored outstanding students on Friday, January 19, for it's mid-year Awards Assembly.   Students who earned awards for Academic Achievement, Citizenship, Band and Art were recognized before parents and their peers.  Congratulations to our best Mustangs!

assembly

Basketball Season is Underway


Boys and girls basketball season is underway here at Mesa View.   Girls and boys teams practice two to three days per week and it's been a fun run against other middle schools in our league.    Currently the Girl's team is ahead 2-0 games.  The8th Grade Boys are neck and neck at 1-1 games.   The 6/7 Boys are currently behind at 0-1.   Keep up the hard work, players, and finish strong!  

basketball

Social Media Responsibility Assembly

Tuesday, January 9, an assembly was held in the gym for all students.   Discussion of both internet/social media safety and responsibility online was presented in an entertaining manner that engaged students. 

Social Media Assembly

PRYDE Leadership Camp

     Congratulations to the following nine students for being selected to attend the PRYDE Leadership Camp held the weekend of December 9 & 10 in Crestline.  PRYDE is a leadership camp sponsored by the Yucaipa Rotary Club and these students went through a competitive process to be selected.  Congratulations to Leilani A., Peyton B., Shayla C., Spencer F., Griffin H., Phoebie M., Rudra P., Maddie P., and Me'Kya Y!

Pryde Leadership

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Winner of the Lion's Club Peace Poster Contest


     The winner of the 2017-18  Lion's Club Peace Poster Contest for the local area of Yucaipa/Calimesa School District is Evelyn M..  Her winning design will go on for future judging  - county, state, U.S., and world.  Congratulations to our Mustang! 

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Red Ribbon Week - 

Natural High Essay Winners

Last week, we received 86 Natural High essays and were amazed at how our students believe in the power of staying drug free and put their energy and focus into their Natural Highs.  Thank you to all of our students who entered the essay contest.

Congratulations to our Natural High essay contest winners. River P., Me'Kya Y., and Piper S. wrote the winning essays and received Starbucks gift cards!   Click on their name above if you’d like to read about their Natural Highs.

 Congratulations RiverMe'Kya, and Piper!

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Robotics Team Goes to the Qualifying Tournament!

   The Robotics team participated in the first scrimmage of the year on Saturday, October 21, here at MVMS.  They worked hard for weeks prior to the event and earned the right to go to the Qualifying Tournament in Riverside on November 4th.   Go Mustangs!

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Parent Conferences

  Parent Conferences were held on Tuesday, October 17, and Wednesday, October 18 for all parents to attend and discuss their child's progress.   

  Thanks to the teachers and staff that made this event run smoothly and to the parents who came.   

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DJ Party Tons of Fun!

Students who sold enough of the Cherrydale fundraiser items were treated to a fun DJ party on Thursday, October 19, in the MPR.   Food, drinks and games along with cash prizes were part of the fun.  Thanks to all the students who sold and contributed to the PTSA's fundraiser.  MVMS thanks you! 

dj party

Mesa View's Got Talent 

a Huge Success!

With over 200 hundred people in attendance, all enjoyed the variety of acts that were performed on Friday, October 6.  After some difficult deliberation, the judges determined the winners.   1st Place:  Malauna T., 2nd Place: Hailey S., 3rd Place: Frankie J. Congratulations winners!  Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Labrada, Ms. Williams, PTSA and all the volunteers who helped! 

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District Features MVMS Student Art

Students in Mr. Bennett's Art classes had their work displayed in the District Office Lobby and Board Room.   These art projects were the best of the best, and will be on display for the next few weeks.  Stop by and have a look!




Club Rush at Lunch This Week!


Clubs held sign ups at lunch this week.  Clubs to join include:   Video Game Club, Anti-Bullying Club, MakerSpace, Garden Club, Builders Club, Rotary Club, Olympia Math Club, The Ride Club. Signups were at Lunch on Wednesday, September 13, and Thursday, September 14.


Mesa VIew's First Dance

The first dance of the year, was a huge success! Hawaiian was the theme of the evening and was embraced by staff and students alike.  Special thanks to Student Council and all chaperones for making it a night to remember!


8th Grade History Field Trips

                 


There are TWO 8th Grade History field trips available this year and you can go to both!    Gold Rush Adventure, on March 7, 2018 and Civil War Day on May 10, 2018.   Permission slips were passed out in history classes today, August 25, 2017.   Cost is $30 for each trip, for both students and chaparones.  You must have TWO permission slips if you want to go to both.   Money must be turned in my September 6, 2017.  


Awards and Scholarship Applications

Attention Mesa View Students:    If you've made a difference volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  Even more importantly , you would win recognition that might inspire your friends to follow your example.  These prestigious awards have honored more than 100,000 middle and high school students over the past seventeen years solely for their volunteer work.  If you are interested, please see Ms. LaFourcade int he Counseling Office.


Yearbook Sales Have  Begun

IT's time to order your yearbook!    The early bird price is $45.  Price will go up in January so get yours now.  Yearbook ads are also available for purchase, space is limited so order early.    We sell out of the yearbook every year, so don't wait until the last minute and miss your opportunity to get your 2017-2018 yearbook. 


REMIND 101

All students, MVMS Staff, parents and community members that want to be updated about important school events, can join our Remind 101 messaging group.    You will get text notifications about these events.  

Just text to 81010  the message @mvmsadmin. 

It will automatically enroll you.  Some teachers are using this for their individual classes as well.  So check with your child's teacher for the access code. 


Student Council Elections

7th and 8th grade Student Council held their annual elections this week.  Campaigns ran all week and speeches were given at lunch on Thursday.    7th Grade Winners:  President Lea M.; Vice Pres. Jayne F..;  Secretary: Bella D.   Commissioner of Sports:  Phoebie M.; Treasurer: Shantal.     8th Grade Winners:  President:  Avai O.; Vice President: Alanna T.;  Secretary: Jordyn T.;  Commissioner of Sports: Brinley T.;  Treasurer:  Lauren P.   Congratulations to our elected officials! 


Homework Center


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Need a quiet place to finish your homework?  Need help with your homework?  Homework Center starts on September 5th,after school.  It meets in Room C101 for 7th & 8th and D112 for 6th and will be open from 2:15 - 3:15 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Some computers are available as well.  Students must sign in by 2:20, and must stay the entire time unless a parent comes to the door to pick them up.  Come to Homework Center and get your work done!
 


Welcome Back!

School starts Thursday, August 10.  Be sure you have gotten your schedule and textbooks before school starts.   Agendas will be passed out on the first or second day of school 

Back To School Night is on Monday, August 14, at 6pm.   

Yearbooks are already on sale.  We sell out every year, so get yours soon! 

Back to School

6th Grade Honors Classes Donates Money to Charity

Mesa View's 6th Grade Honors classes have worked hard over the last several months running a popcorn business, selling after school.   The classes contributed over 75 percent of their profits from their popcorn business to charitable organizations.  On Friday, the class Board of Directors presented a generous donation to Childhelp of Beaumont. Way to go Mustangs!  

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Random Acts of Kindness...

Jordyn T. was inspired, after a discussion in her Student Council class, to create RAK Bags (Random Acts of Kindness) for fellow students in need. She designed the bag and purchased products to create bags for both boys and girls. Her project was chosen to be implemented and the RAK Bag Committee spent this week putting together approximately 50 RAK Bags to be handed out to students in need on our campus.

Students in the Student Council

Carson Scholarship Winner 2017 - Kelsey C.

Congratulations to Kelsey C. for being named a Carson Scholar!  Once named a Carson Scholar, students are awarded with a $1,000 college scholarship and recognition package. The Carson Scholars Fund announced that 483 of the best and brightest academic superstars from across the country have been named Carson Scholars and Kelsey is one of them! 

Kelsey C

Kelsey was nominated by Mesa View based on her high academic achievement and commitment to the community. Carson Scholars are role models and represent our future leaders.  Congratulations also go to Matthew F.  for being a Recognized Carson Scholar!   Matthew received the honor of being a Carson Scholar last year and this year was selected as Recognized Carson Scholar, an honor that can be renewed each year for a Carson Scholar recipient.  Congratulations to both Kelsey and Matthew, we are proud of your achievements.


Winner of County Science Fair Goes to State Competition

Elisabeth (Lily) E. is the Mesa View STEM student of the week for her winning science fair project, “Firescape” which will be competing in the county science fair. “Firescape” explores what plants that can be used in landscaping are the most fire resistant. Lily is a talented artist and offers assistance to anyone who asks for it. Her art is usually showcased during school art shows. She is a member of the Builder’s Club, the middle school version of Kiwanis, and designed the club t-shirts. Lily volunteers in the special education classes because she loves giving back to the community. She is also an avid athlete playing volleyball, basketball, soccer, and she has been practicing aerial gymnastics since she was three. She would like to perform with a circus someday. Her teachers describe her this way: Lily is a fervent learner and what we love most is that she is transparent in her learning where she shares mistakes she has made and what she has learned from those mistakes...such a benefit for students around her!!

Elisabeth (Lily) E

MVMS Band Goes Regional!

Marching band on stage.


Marching band on stage.


Both the MVMS Concert Band and MVMS Mustang Band, under the direction of Mr. Paul Kane,  participated in SCSBOA festival hosted at Pacific High School.  They are given ratings from 4 separate judges that address their overall behavior, appearance, and all areas of their playing. Ratings range from 5 to 1 (1 being the best).  The concert band received two “1”s and two “2”s with an overall rating of Excellent.  The mustang band received a rating of 1 from all 4 judges (unanimous superior).  This is the 3rd time in 4 weeks that the mustang band has received this rating, and they are the only band in the district to receive this rating in at least 3 years.  They have been accepted to perform at a regional festival in May.

Classified Employee of the Year

We are so proud of Ms. Lisa Frye for being selected as “Classified Employee of the Year”., both at the District level and for San Bernardino County!   Lisa is recognized for her compassion and dedication to every member of the Magnificent Mustang Family through her service as an aide, a substitute custodian, and a club advisor.  She is involved with our school and our kids on a daily basis.

Ms. Lisa Frye

County Honor Band

Students selected as participants in the County Honor Band were recognized at the January school board meeting last Tuesday.  Four 6th grade students and 14 8th grade students were selected. 6th grade students are recommended based on a required criteria 

Students in the County Honor Band

while 7th and 8th grade students win a seat by undergoing a rigorous audition process.  These students will perform this Saturday, February 4th, in the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel at 7:00pm.  The high school ensemble will also be performing a world premiere of an elegy in honor and reverence of the victims of the 2015 San Bernardino Shooting.    Students Pictured: Victor S. Colby C. Diego L. Charlize W. Joshua O. Jasmine Q. Rachael P. Riley B. Sabrina B. Elijah H. Dwayne H. Julian H. Mia M. Yahir R. Maddie P. Alondra A. Bianca O. Alexis M.


CanSat Launch at MVMS

     On Tuesday, October 18, with perfect weather, students had the opportunity to learn about launching a satellite and tracking the data it provides. Ted Tagami, CEO of Magnitude.io, the company providing the launch, satellite, recovery, and data gave students an overview of the process at an assembly in the morning.    The successful CanSat launch lifted off at 11:20, almost the entire school was there. Mesa View students assisted in getting the weather balloon filled with helium and safely in the air. 

    

Students observing a balloon.


Students gathered in the park


Image of planet earth form space.

95,000 Feet view from CanSat

Projection using past launch data predicted the flight would be 3 hours and land in   Joshua Tree National Park, but a new, heavier 360’ camera and less available helium than expected, means it will be a long, low flight and might end up as far away as Arizona. Students will spend next week using the data from the recovered CanSat to study and graph the data If the video won't play, click the YouTube icon at the bottom of the video to play in YouTube directly


Seal of Excellence Added to Mesa View!

Workers setting up the Gold Ribbon Award logo on the side of the school building.
Gold Ribbon Schools Banner

Have you noticed our new emblem on the Administration building?  This marks our school as a Gold Ribbon Award School!  Last spring, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson awarded Mesa View, one of only 373 secondary schools in California, the new Gold Ribbon School Award.  This puts Mesa View in the top 8% of all high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools in the state.  This recognition replaces the former "Distinguished School" award and is a prestigious honor.  Read the official letter by clicking here.  Thank you to our students, parents, and staff who all contributed to earning this award!


STEM Academy Information
Symbols of science

Our highly-acclaimed and award-winning STEM Academy continues at Mesa View for the upcoming 2015-2016 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



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 John Moore at john_moore@ycjusd.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 Mindi Cox at 790-8008 ext. 5274 or at mindi_cox@ycjusd.us.


Marque on campus building

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