Monday Message


AP Exams: May 13 through May 17

State and AP testing startes May 6. Please be sure to carefully review the special testing calendar for May that can be found here. Different grade levels test at different times and some grade levels have more tests than others. Please note that regular study group classes are cancelled when students are testing. Life skills and sexual education classes are also taking place for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders in May and we highly encourage you to have your students attend. Please see your child’s supervising teacher with questions regarding the May schedule.

Senior Portraits

Looking good, Seniors!!
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What do we know about Knights?

Mr. Spiegelberg's History students worked in teams to write down what they had learned about Knights. Can you guess what's on a few of the lists?

Scroll to the bottom to find out.

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Market Day

Mrs. Battin's 3rd & 4th graders set up booths with products they had made. Then they took turns buying and selling their products.

Link to Market Day photo gallery

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High School Prom Pictures

Link to Prom photo gallery

Many thanks to Mr. Nielsen's wife for taking and sharing these wonderful pictures!

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Work Due for Month 9

Friday, May 17 by 3:00 pm

Grades 6 thru 12: Please take all of your work to your supervising teacher first. After your supervising teacher reviews it, then take your subject work to each of your subject teachers.

  • Students in Physics and Advanced Physics: please turn your work in to Room 17B (Mr. Huy's room)
  • Students in Spanish with Ms. Mullen: please turn your work in to Room 9

Please turn down volume during turn-in week

Students, please be mindful of your noise level outside classrooms during turn-in week.

Your fellow students are taking tests, writing essays, and need a quiet work environment!

Thank you.

Summer Programs at the Library

Tuesday, May 21 / 12:00 / Auditorium

Balboa Library Calendar of Events-May 2019

The Youth Services Librarian, Helene Idels, at the Balboa Branch Library will be visiting Mt. Everest Academy on May 21st at 12:00 to share a brief presentation for the staff, parents, and students about the various programs and services offered for all ages at the library. This would specifically include details about the upcoming annual Summer Reading Program with this year’s theme of “It’s Showtime @ Your Library”. The SRP is a vital service to the children, teens, and adults of the City of San Diego. The intention of the program is to get everyone of all ages excited about reading and learning which helps them maintain or increase their reading level during the summer time. The availability of summer library programs for all ages enhances lifelong learning and provides meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community. The San Diego Public Library branches offer “Opportunity, Discovery, and Inspiration” for all. This school visit will provide more details and answer questions. We hope to see you there!

SSC/SGT Meeting

Wednesday, May 22 / 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

"Welcome to Summer" Concert

Thursday, May 30 / 6:00-7:00pm / MEA Auditorium

Mr. Johnson’s students will showcase some of the musical pieces they have learned this year. Everyone is invited to come enjoy our Beginning Orchestra, Beginning Band, Choir, Advanced Orchestra, and Advanced Band as they perform for your listening pleasure!

MEA Family Picnic/BBQ

Friday, May 31 / 11:00-1:30

Mission Bay Crown Point Shores North

This year's picnic promises to be bigger and more incredible than ever- if you can imagine that!!!

  • Mr. Zappala will be at work on the barbecue turning out hot dogs and burgers
  • Parents, please bring a dish to share (salad, dessert, chips, fruit, etc)
  • Paper plates, cups, napkins and utensils will be provided, but please bring your own re-useable plates & cups if you want to be more "green."
  • There will be fun and entertainment for all!
  • Join in the activities, or sit on the grass, enjoy the food and chat with friends
  • Bring chairs and blankets to sit on
  • If you purchased a yearbook, it will be available for you to pick up at the picnic. This is a great time to have your friends sign it, so don’t forget a pen!

This is a wonderful chance to celebrate the completion of a terrific school year and welcome summer vacation!

Link to Crown Point Park info

Parking Lot, far north lot: 3740 Corona Oriente Rd., San Diego, 92109

Senior Prom at Serra High School

Saturday, June 1 / 7:00-10:00pm / Manchester Grand Hyatt

MEA seniors are invited to attend the Senior Prom with Serra High School. The theme is "Las Vegas" and the dance will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. If you are interested in going, here are the details.

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Link to school website calendar

AP Exams....May 13-17

CAASPP Testing, grades 6, 7, 8, 11....May 20-23

RRR Lifeskills & Sexual Education Classes, grades 8, 9, 10....May 20-22

Secondary Awards....May 29

MEA Family Picnic....May 31

Kindergarten Promotion....June 4

8th grade Promotion Luncheon....June 5

5th grade Promotion Luncheon....June 5

Senior Graduation....June 7


Dr. Rodenberg honored at Award Ceremony

See our very own Dr. Rodenberg on the home page of the SDUSD website, which shows the district teachers of the year award ceremony. Dr. Rodenberg was named a runner-up for San Diego Unified School District Teacher of the Year, one of just six honorees in SDUSD. Congratulations Dr. Rodenberg!!

Not returning to MEA next year?

Students planning to attend another school next year should please let their supervising teachers know.

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Learning about Zira

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Thursdays / Auditorium

10:45-11:45 grades 7-12, parents, staff

1:00-1:45 grades K-6

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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!

Choosing Classes for 2019-20

If you (or your student) are currently in grades 8-11 you should have already had an appointment with Mr. Zappala where you discussed courses for next year and graduation and college entrance requirements. If you have not done that, please email him at to set up a time to meet. If you do not meet with Mr. Zappala your schedule for next year will be created for you without your input based on graduation requirements.

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May Library Challenge

May Library Challenge

Click here for the May Challenge

Return completed form to the library by 12:30 on May 30 to receive a prize.

June Library Challenge

Click here for the June Challenge

The Library challenge for June will be to show your public library card to the librarians for a prize. Though you cannot get a prize for this until June 1, the challenge is available on our library’s website now with the public library’s application for a library card so you have it ready to go for our visit from the public librarian May 21st and the June challenge!

Library Due Dates

The last day to check out library materials for the school year is May 16th. All library materials (books, DVDs, Time Readers, Phonics Readers) are due by May 23rd.

The last week for Library Time is May 21st through May 23rd.

Textbooks are due to the textbook room (room 4) AS SOON AS YOU ARE FINISHED WITH THEM, or by June 11th at the latest.

Did you know that you can look online to see what you've got checked out?


  • Click on LOGIN on the upper right corner and use your school username and password


  • Go to or
  • Click the plus (+) sign next to Atypical Site, then click on Mt. Everest Academy
  • This will take you to the home page.
  • Click on LOGIN on the upper right corner and use your school username and password

Once you are logged in, you can click the my info tab to find out what you have checked out.


Two MEA Students in All-County Middle School Honor Band

Petunia and Ria Rizo auditioned and were selected to be part of the 2019 CMEA (California Music Educators Association) All-County Middle School Honor Concert. This is Petunia's third year and Ria's second year of participation in this annual concert. Petunia will be playing flute (Principal Flute & Piccolo) and Ria will be playing clarinet (2nd Chair).

Here's a link to the band roster


Saturday May 18th - 7:00pm
University of San Diego - Shiley Theatre
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110

Tickets: $5 at the door

Summer Camp Aide at the Nat

Love children?

Need community service hours?

The San Diego Natural History Museum is looking for camp aides for their summer camps. Students can earn valuable work experience.


Requirements for becoming a camp aide:

  • Minimum 16 years old
  • Must love children
  • Available June 17-August 16 for at least two full weeks, 8AM - 4:30PM
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal interview
  • Attendance at an orientation (June 13-15)

Learn more and apply here


For questions contact Romina Cardenas, 619-255-0162 or


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