Monday Message


"Alice in Wonderland" this week!


Link to still shots

Thank you to Dana Dirks for taking and sharing these photos!

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"Alice in Wonderland"

The Mt. Everest Academy Theatre Company proudly presents "Alice in Wonderland," directed by Erin Petersen.

Show times:

  • Tuesday, March 12 / 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 13 / 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 14 / 6:00 pm


  • You can purchase your tickets NOW in the front office.
  • $5 for students / $10 for adults
  • Cash (exact change only) or a check made payable to "Mt. Everest Academy"
Tickets will also be available at the door.

Activity Changes this Week

Due the "Alice in Wonderland" performances this week, the following changes have been made to activities:

Room changes, week of 3/11

  • ASB - moved to Room B16
  • All music classes with Mr. Johnson - moved to the Cafeteria
  • Academic League evening competition - moved to Room 9

Cancelled, week of 3/11

  • Rubik's Cube Club
  • Yoga (both classes)

Academic League Competition

Thursday, March 14 / 7:00 pm / MEA, Room 9

The MEA Academic League with Coach Cate will meet here in ROOM 9 this Thursday to compete with the Clairemont High Academic League. Answering a series of questions for all core subjects, the contestants try to outwit and out-maneuver their opponents in a set of matches to reach the finals. Come out and support our team!

SSC/SGT Meeting

Wednesday, March 20 / 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

Parent Group Meeting

Wednesday, April 3 / 2:00 / Room 11

All parents welcome.

Agenda to include PE Co-op and more! We hope you come and chat about happenings at our school!

Padres Field Trip Day

Wednesday, April 3 / Petco Park

Reservation deadline: Wednesday, March 20

The Padres Field Trip is a fun day at the ballpark combined with an educational program prior to the game!

  • 9:30 - gates open
  • 10:30 - program begins
  • 12:40 - game begins

Tickets are $15 per person, adult or child. Please sign up and pay with either cash (exact change) or a check made out to "Mt. Everest Academy." Turn in your money to Ms. Ramos in the front office no later than March 20. Transportation is on your own. Please direct any questions to Nancy Mullen at

Senior Trip to Disneyland ?

Thursday, May 2

Hello Seniors! As there is no official senior trip for our class of 2019, one of our MEA parents has volunteered to coordinate an unofficial trip to Disneyland on Thursday, May 2. Students would need to provide their own transportation, and everyone would meet at the front gate. If you're interested in participating, please let Mrs. Barbara Romero know by Friday, March 22. or 619-218-2142

High School Prom

Friday, May 10 / 6:00-10:00pm / Mission Bay Yacht Club

All high school students are invited and encouraged to prom date needed! Make your reservations now for a discounted price! More prom info here.

Ticket prices

  • $30 (until 3/22) / $35 (until 5/3) / $40 (until 5/9)

No tickets sold at the door.


Thursday, April 11 / 5:00 pm / MEA Auditorium

Mark your calendar for our annual upcoming Talent Showcase & Silent Auction. As well as being entertained by our talented students, part of the fun of this annual event is bidding on exciting gift baskets and certificates. A grand evening of entertainment is guaranteed!

Talent Show Applications

Deadline to submit: Sunday, March 17

Students, if you'd like to showcase one of your talents, start turning in those applications! The Talent Show & Silent Auction will be on Thursday, April 11, and we want to see YOUR fabulous talent on stage! We're also looking for stagehands and MC's to apply!

Link to Talent Show application

There will not be any physical auditions as all input will be give through the online form. Rehearsals will take place during the week of April 8.

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For the Silent Auction, gift baskets will be put together from the donations that come in, so anything you can donate is wonderful!

  • Themed gift baskets will be made from whatever items you donate
  • Gift certificates
  • Overnight stays
  • Services offered from a friend or family business (i.e. hairstylist could offer one shampoo/cut/style)

Here's a donation form that can be used for tax purposes. Please share it with any businesses that contribute to this fundraiser.

You can bring your donations to the front office or to any teacher. We want this to be the best Silent Auction ever!

This is an ASB sponsored event and all donations go directly back to our student body. Thank you in advance for supporting our school!


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National Honor Society Members

Congratulations to our new members of the Mt. Everest Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society! Please congratulate these students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in all three areas of academics (a GPA of 3.75 or higher), leadership, and community service.

  • Madeline C. - senior
  • Skylar L. - senior
  • Benjamin S. - sophomore
  • Ruby Y. - junior

Congratulations new National Honor Society members!

School Parent Survey

Parents, We need your help! Please take the parent survey portion of the CA Healthy Kids Survey. This is used as part of our school climate data on the new CA Schools Dashboard. It is very important that we have a high participation rate! Thank you so much in advance for your support with this! Please take the survey at the link below or paper copies are available in the front office:


For more info please click here

Sign up for AP Exams Today!

Sign Up Deadline: Wednesday, March 20

This year, all AP students will sign up and pay for exams online. The deadline to sign up is March 20th. For more info and to register for the exams, please see the website below.

Elementary Students on Campus

To parents of elementary students,

Students in grades K-5 are supervised when they are in study groups and PALS. Any other time elementary students are on campus, they need to be supervised by a parent or family member. They should not be left on their own to go from one extracurricular activity to another. Please plan for your child's supervision, so they can enjoy all the wonderful activities and friendships that are available here on campus.

**** THE COOP SCOOP ****

Learning about our feathered friends

Are chickens good gardeners?

Yes, chickens can help gardens grow and thrive! They offer a natural way to fertilize, control weeds, manage insects and improve soil aeration.

MEA chickens Ophelia, Zira, and Chris scratch and dig the soil to forage for seeds and bugs. During this process, soil layers are mixed and the ground loosens. Also, oxygen is added to the soil and particle size is reduced.

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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.

If you are interested in offering an extracurricular class or workshop, please contact Principal Browne at 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.

Jam Band with Mr. Fisher

Wednesdays / 10:40-11:55 / Room B15

Mr. Mark Fisher, an MEA parent, leads this Jam Band. Mr. Fisher is the leader of his own band, "Fish and the Seaweeds," and they are well known in the San Diego music scene. Under his leadership, our students are jamming and making beautiful music together!

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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!

California Scholarship Federation Eligibility Meeting

Thursday, April 4 / 11:55-12:30 / Cafeteria


If you're interested in becoming a member of the California Scholarship Federation, please see Mr. Zappala between now and April 3 for a copy of your transcript and CSF application. If you attended last year's meeting and qualified for membership, Mr. Zappala has your application. You will still need to complete another application to qualify for membership this year.

Community College Informational Meeting

Friday, April 12 / 12:00 noon / Room 6

Juniors and Seniors: If you are planning on attending Mesa or another San Diego community college after high school, please come to the meeting on April 12th at noon in room 6. A Mesa admissions representative will be here to talk about enrollment, the benefits that the community college option has to offer, the transfer process, financial aid and answer any questions you have.

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.

Learn about Mesa College

Saturday, March 16 / 8:30-1:00 / Mesa College

"JUMPSTART YOUR SUCCESS" is free and includes:

  • Presentations from academic programs
  • Workshops on transfer, career, financial aid and much more
  • Find out about services and programs to help you successd
  • Campus tours with student ambassadors

Link to more information and to register

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March Library Challenge

Click here for the challenge

Match characters of books with the authors of books.

Turn into the library by 12:30 on March 22 to receive a prize!


February 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 March reading log.

Happy Reading!!!!!

Yummy Pizza!!!!

Link to Pizza Hut's BookIt!


Two MEA Students at SDUSD Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert

Ria Rizo (grade 7) and Petunia Rizo (grade 8) auditioned and were accepted to be part of of the SDUSD Middle School Honor Band. Ria was assigned the principal clarinet position, and Petunia was assigned the principal flute position. They'll represent MEA at the concert this Saturday. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert:

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:00pm

at Point Loma Nazarene University (Brown Chapel)

Speech Competition at the SD County Fair

Students can win cash awards and ribbons for their public speaking skills in the Speech Contest at the San Diego County Fair. The theme is "San Diego County Fair, Oz-some!"

Open to elementary, middle/junior high and high school students. Participants must register online in advance. The competition can accommodate a maximum of 25 entries per class, processed on a first-received, first-accepted basis, so enter early.


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