Mesa Alta News


Math Innovation Pilot Program

posted May 25, 2017, 12:43 PM by Russell Florez   [ updated May 25, 2017, 12:44 PM ]

Congratulations to Mesa Alta Junior High for being awarded the Mathematics Innovation Pilot Grant!  The program is scheduled to bring in $178,000 each year for 3 consecutive years, including $90,000 for technology upgrades.

Please see attachments below for more information regarding this program.  Thanks!

PARCC Pledge

posted Apr 7, 2017, 11:23 AM by Russell Florez   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 11:23 AM ]

See the below pictures of our PARCC pledge banners in our school!  Thanks!




April 2017 News and Calendar

posted Apr 5, 2017, 12:08 PM by Russell Florez   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 12:09 PM ]

Please see the attached file.  Thanks!

Solar Cars Project

posted Mar 16, 2017, 7:26 AM by Russell Florez   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 7:27 AM ]

Check out our solar car project:

Our goal was for students to gain an understanding of solar power and the use of photovoltaic cells.  In order to meet our objective the 8th grade students were given instruction in class through videos, classroom discussion, reading, and analysis.  Then they were able to put their knowledge to use by building and testing their own solar cars; making adjustments where needed.  These 8th grade students then applied their knowledge to a project of their own design to teach the 2nd graders about solar power and photovoltaic cells.

Two classes of 8th graders and two classes of 2nd graders teamed up for ½ a day to put their knowledge to use.  The 8th graders were able to reinforce their learning by having to teach it to the 2nd graders.  Then they worked together to build, design and test their solar cars.  This project met our objectives and exceeded our expectations.  Students gained an understating of sustainable energy by using STEM based activities, and worked together as a community to increase their knowledge.





March News and Calendar

posted Mar 14, 2017, 7:11 AM by Russell Florez   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 7:11 AM ]

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STEAM Projects

posted Feb 21, 2017, 1:56 PM by Russell Florez   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 1:57 PM ]

Some of our 8th grade students participated in a STEAM Project to build cardboard boats with other 5th and 6th graders from Bloomfield Schools.  Read below a quote and view attached images.

Way to go, we are proud of you!

"I am so proud of our 5th, 6th, and 8th grade students. They worked hard together! There was never a down time, or a time to wonder what to do next. They had a goal, they had a plan, and they designed their plan and met their GOAL!! The students continued to be engaged, collaborate, and have deeper level discussions on how to improve their designs. Walking around the room, listening to their conversations and thought process, put a smile in our (teachers) hearts.  What I really loved was when our students were encouraging each other at the pool. They had to decide who was going in the boats and who was going to be the timer. I realized that our students are very competitive and they pushed each other to succeed.  Our students are our future, they will become our educators, researchers, innovators, and leaders. This project definitely impacted our students by connecting our curriculum to the real world and experiencing real life skills."  Mesa Alta Teacher, Dannette Lopez

2017 Spring Track Schedule

posted Feb 10, 2017, 9:48 AM by Russell Florez   [ updated Feb 10, 2017, 9:48 AM ]

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February News and Calendar

posted Feb 2, 2017, 3:28 PM by Russell Florez   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 3:28 PM ]

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January News and Calendar

posted Jan 12, 2017, 1:40 PM by Russell Florez   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 1:40 PM ]

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December News and Calendar

posted Nov 30, 2016, 2:37 PM by Russell Florez   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 2:42 PM ]

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