Do the Merengue
Grade 5 students with some grade 6 helpers are learning one and two handed turns during partner dancing to the merengue. Click on the link below to listen to the song they're practicing to, "Pidi p'e" by Claudius Phillips. Kind of makes you feel like dancing, doesn't it?
Who's that wearing blue & white?
There were a lot of blue and white outfits on "Winter/School Colors Day."
Can you recognize any of the wearers?
Scroll down to the bottom to find out.
**** UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES ****
MEA Theatre Co.
The first group of auditions happened today, with one more round to happen tomorrow, Tuesday.
Tuesday, January 8 / 1:30-3:30
Wednesday, January 9 / 12:00-2:00
Wednesday, January 16 / 3:00-4:00
Location: All meetings will be held in the Auditorium
Room changes this week
Due to the MEA Theatre Co. using the auditorium this Tuesday and Wednesday, the following activities will meet in different locations this week:
- ASB - Room B16
- Math Counts - Cafeteria
- Advanced Band - Room B15
- Advanced Orchestra - Room B15
Integrated Health and Wellness Club (IHWC) Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 10 / 10:30-11:30 / Room 7
Open to grades 6-12, staff, parents
January 2019 - Integrated Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Theme:
"Empathy and Perspective - Walking In Your Shoes!"
- Make "Shoes" that celebrate who you are. (MEA MS)
- Collect worksheets and handouts (MEA Library) (MEA Front Office)
- Attend next IHWC meeting Feb 14th to talk about January experience (in Circle).
- Learn about SEL, and starting with"Perspectives through Empathy", be able to demonstrate understanding by describing objecyve and/or subjective experiences as relating to personal growth, self-advocacy, peer interactions, positive school climate and inclusive culture, etc.
- Initiate the IHWC at MEA to provide greater school-wide access to SEL curriculum and activities.
- Introduce first of Monthly SEL Themes.
- Expand MEA Blended Learning strategies through MakerSpace projects supporting the integration of Technology and SEL.
Improv Coach at MEA
Tuesday, January 15 / 12:30-1:45 / Auditorium
Professional improv performer and trainer, Gordon Fitzgerald (Gordy, 2nd row, far right), will be coming to the MEA Improv Club to offer direction and techniques to our budding improv students. Gordy performs weekly at The National Comedy Theatre. It's always cooler to have more people, so all high school students are welcome to come take part as Gordy leads everyone through improv exercises and games. Fun & laughter guaranteed!
Benefits of Improv
Practicing improv teaches a useful life skill, as learning to react and respond to unexpected situations onstage can also be helpful offstage. Here's an article written by a psychology student about what he has learned from doing improv.
Wednesday, January 16 / 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
**** EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ****
Please find the most up-to-date schedule on our website, This schedule is a work in-progress; we will continue to add to and fine-tune the schedule as needed.
* NEW * - M.E.T.A. on Thursdays at 12:00
* NEW * - Yoga on Thursdays at 9:30 and 1:00
If you are interested in offering an extracurricular class or workshop, please contact Principal Browne at email@example.com. We are looking for folks wanting to share talents in science, technology, robotics, and the arts! All required district volunteer paperwork must be submitted in order to lead a class.
Thursdays / 12:00-1:00 / Auditorium
Starts this Thursday, Jan. 10
Come check out M.E.T.A. (Mt. Everest Trend Association)!
We simply look at the latest trends, memes, gaming news, sports news, etc. We want to have fun with our friends while keeping hip and up-to-date with the world's trends. We shall discuss if the trends are cool, weird, or just plain silly. And we'll HAVE FUN!
A great thing about this club is that it's educationally viable as there are college classes that study pop culture. So this club is for 6th graders and above with at least a 2.0 GPA.
Thursdays / Auditorium
Starts this Thursday, Jan. 10
9:30-10:30 for grades 7-12, parents, and staff
1:00-1:45 for grades K-6
Yay! Yoga has come to Mt. Everest Academy! The certified yoga instructor, Dana Dirks, is teaching classes at 2 different times to accommodate all ages. If you have your own yoga mat, please bring it and any blocks or blanket you like to use. These items aren't required, but are helpful.
Yoga is a wonderful way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. Namaste!
Spanish Enrichment Sparkles
Ms. Mullen's elementary students got a special treat before the winter break, making snow globes to start off a sparkly new year!
**** COUNSELING CORNER ****
**** LIBRARY ****
January Library Challenge
It can be a jungle inside the library if you don’t know where you’re going. Turn in this scavenger hunt by 1:00 on January 31st and get a prize! Carefully maneuver around the library, answering the questions below and learning about the way our library is organized. Beware of bookworms!
December reading logs are due, come and turn them in to Miss Vivian or Miss Suzy. You will receive your coupon for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut, plus a January reading log.
**** COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ****
Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy
The Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy at UC San Diego (ROSA) is a hands-on educational program that inspires 11th and 12th grade girls to become the next generation of scientists and physicians. The curriculum is focused on oncofertility – an exciting new field in medicine that addresses the fertility needs and quality of life issues for young cancer patients.
This competitive program accepts 12/14 high school girls from all areas of San Diego County. Applications for the Summer 2019 Academy will open on December 10, 2018.