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Art Galleria

+ + + Pictures from the Art Galleria

MEA's first Art Galleria, headed up by Mr. Nielsen, was a huge success! Many thanks to these students for contributing their talents:

  • Artists: Aurora B, Michele E, Arenui F, Katherine G, Anthony Q.
  • Musicians: Zachary C, Toler P, Colton S. Christina S.
  • Hors d'oeuvres: Aurora B.
  • Set-up Support: Muawiyah P, Obaid P.
  • Blacktop Chalk Artists: for creating a beautiful pathway to the event

It was inspiring to see what our students created, and we look forward to the next Art Galleria!

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Ice-Cream Party!

Vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped cream made for a yummy afternoon treat. Congratulations to Mr. Huy's 8th graders for being the first to turn in 100% of their Impact Aid Program Survey Forms!

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More Costumes on 10/31

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Turkey Handprints

Tuesday, November 7 / 12:15 / Makerspace

Come by the Maker Space on Tuesday, November 7th at 12:15. We’ll be making turkey handprints to celebrate the season using your very own hands! :)

Think Blue Brigade

Wednesday, November 8 / 10:40-11:15 / Room 17A

"I Love a Clean San Diego" is coming to Mt. Everest Academy to give a Think Blue Brigade presentation.

Think Blue Brigade is the premier club bringing together eco-conscious high school students throughout the City of San Diego. TBB members participate in fieldtrips and activities investigating local ecosystems and sustainability in San Diego. TBB provides students with the unique opportunity to explore nature, as well as analyze and offer solutions for real world issues. Everyone is invited to attend!

Come to our Fall Festival!!!

Wednesday, November 8 / 12:00-2:00

Please come join us for an afternoon of community play and fun! Some favorite events are back: pie throw, cookie decorating, cake walk, duck pond, ring toss, face painting, and football. And some new events are added: pumpkin bowling, photo booth, balloon animals, and more.

  • A wristband for unlimited play: one for $10, two for $15, three for $20
  • Single tickets: $1 ... Six tickets: $5

Check out our See’s Fundraiser to earn a free wristband by November 7 for all events!

Veteran's Day Holiday

Friday, November 10

School will be closed this Friday for Veteran's Day, honoring persons who served in the United States Armed Forces.

WASC Committee Meeting

Monday, November 13 / 9:00-11:00 / Cafeteria

MEA parents and students in grades 6-12 are needed for committees for our upcoming review by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC accreditation is an ongoing six-year cycle of quality whereby schools demonstrate the capacity, commitment, and competence to support high-quality student learning and ongoing school improvement.

Your input is invaluable in this process! Please email Principal Browne at if you are interested in being a part of our WASC teams or would like to learn more about it. If you were a part of a WASC team last year, we look forward to your continued support!

SSC/SGT Meeting

Wednesday, November 29 / 2:00-3:00 / Room 17B

All parents are invited to attend the School Site Committee (SSC) meeting. The SSC is a shared decision-making body composed of parents, staff, and students. Our Council identifies needs for academic programs and sets budgets to support these programs. More information, agendas, and minutes can be found on our SSC/SGT webpage.

For questions, please contact Principal Browne at

************* ANNOUNCEMENTS *************


See's Product List - Order form - Donation form.pdf

Reminder to All!! If you have earned a FREE WRISTBAND to the Fall Festival by selling 15 times - order forms and money must be turned in by tomorrow, November 7th to the Maker Space!!! Paperwork and money must be given to Ms Barb or Ms Bradford.

Our fundraiser is underway and going until November 16th! If for some reason you did not get fundraising paperwork-you can find some in the main office, library, Maker Space, and computer lab. Some teachers will still have forms as well. Please participate to help us raise money to continue all of the fun activities around school and in the Maker Space. If you do not want to purchase candy, you can always fill out donation paperwork and make a donation to school. We have a great school community; let’s support all that happens on our campus.

For selling candy, the following prizes have been decided on by the ASB:


- 15 Items: Wristband from Fall Festival/MEA Lanyard !!!

- 25 Items: Wristband from Fall Festival and mega beach ball !!!

- 50 Items: MEA Water Bottle !!!!

- 100 Items: VIP Party/Custom Shirt/Football Jerseys !!!

Grand Prize:

The grade that raises the most money gets a pizza/ice cream party!

The top seller in school gets two movie tickets!!!

Thank you for your support!!!

~ Your ASB

Makerspace: October Engineers of the Month!

Congratulations to Avery, Mae, Mark, Luke, Enzo, and engineers of the month! These resourceful students designed tools that picked up all the challenge objects for October. Stop by the makerspace this month and build the ultimate flyer. Maybe you will be November's Engineer of the Month!

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Box Tops for Education

Our school has earned $104 so far this year for Box Tops! Thanks to everyone who has turned them in.

Let’s keep it going while you give yourself another reason to be thankful…your Thanksgiving dinner can make a difference! Clip Box Tops from your favorite Turkey Day brands.

There are also many coupons on this site for items with Box Tops as well.

Box Tops can be turned in to the collection box in the office or in the Parent Lounge.

The Mount Everest Academy Theatre Company is Back and Ready for Their Third Season!

Get ready, because the MEA Theatre Company is back and ready to take on year number three with some exciting new changes!

For the last two years the MEA Theatre Company has been the theatrical outlet for MEA students in grades K-12! Founded in 2015 by Adira Rosen, a junior at the time, the company has proudly presented three main stage productions along with multiple side projects. Take a moment to look at some of our past productions

Although, founder and director, Adira Rosen graduated from MEA this past June, the MEA Theatre Company is going strong and we have some exciting announcements! Mark your calendars for November 27th when the MEA Theatre Company will announce their Third Season along with some other fun news!

Stay tuned and as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to MEA Alumna and Theatre Co. Artistic Director, Adira Rosen at!

MEA Theatre Co. Job Opportunity for MEA High Schoolers!!

Do you like to post on Facebook? Perhaps you know how to design a website? Then do we have a job for you!

Apply to be the Communications Intern for The MEA Theatre Company!

The MEA Theatre Company is seeking a Communications Intern to manage the MEA Theatre Company’s Facebook and website for the 2017-2018 school year.


All MEA students in grades 9-12 are welcome to apply!


This is a great opportunity to get involved with the MEA Theatre Company and there will be a small stipend!


Please visit the following link (or visit the MEA Theatre Co. Website to fill out the short application.

All applicants must be proficient in Weebly and Facebook.

Questions or Concerns?

Contact MEA Alumna and Theatre Co. Artistic Director, Adira Rosen, at

Or visit our webiste

Canned Food Drive

Hello Mt. Everest Families,

This week we’ll begin our canned food drive for the Salvation Army. Boxes will be located either inside or outside of the library. Let’s help support our fellow San Diegans for whom food security is no guarantee! Thank you so much for your support!

************* COUNSELING CORNER *************

Mr. Ron Zappala is the Head School Counselor at Mt. Everest Academy. You can reach him with any counseling questions at or 858-496-8791. Or feel free to stop by the counseling office anytime!

SD Chinese Women’s Association Scholarship

The San Diego Chinese Women's Association (SDCWA) offers $1,500 college scholarships open to male and female students graduating by June 2018, with a minimum 3.0 weighted GPA. The applicant must be at least one-quarter Chinese descent. Scholarship application and information link. Please note that the due date is March 2, 2018.

Salute to Education Scholarship

Brought to you by the San Diego County Ford Dealers.

Scholarships are based on student’s community/school activities, personal character, goals and faculty recommendations. There are many academic and vocational categories through which to apply. Go to Deadline is February 16, 2018.

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Please find the most up-to-date schedule here. This schedule is a work in-progress; we will continue to add to and fine-tune the schedule as needed.

If you are interested in offering an extracurricular class or workshop, please contact Principal Browne at All required district volunteer paperwork must be submitted in order to lead a class.

Book Club

Grades 6-12: If you love to read and then discuss what you've read about, get ready to participate in a new upcoming book club! The first meeting will be on Wednesday, November 29, from 1:00-2:00. More details to follow.

Blues Guitar on the Green

Wednesdays / 12:30-1:30 / Grass area in the elementary area

Mr. Joey Carano (Toler's father) teaches students guitar tuning, chords, simple blues scales, and improvising; all with an emphasis on having fun with the guitar! Everyone is welcome! No experience necessary!

Joey has created some "How-To" pages, a small sample is below.

Link to Blues on the Green webpage.

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November Library Challenge

Look at the Schoolwide Learner Outcomes for our school.

Show evidence of fellow students exhibiting one or more of these outcomes at school or at home. This can be a photo, an explanation, or a drawing. Be sure to indicate which outcome is portrayed. Submissions are due to the library by 12:30, November 30th to receive a prize!

Library Challenge webpage

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