Monday Message


MEA Podcasts

Enjoy these most recent podcasts by hosts Stephanie Lee and Toler Pfaff-Carano!

Episode #2: Definitely Not A Cult Episode

In the second episode, the hosts talk with Mr. Cate about ghosts, cults, and football.

Episode #3: Swiss (Un)Professionalism

In the third episode, the hosts talk with Mr. Spiegelberg about banking, childhood, and Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Holiday Hoopla

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Author Visit

Children's book author, Henry Herz.
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Pre Audition Meeting & Workshop

Thursday, December 13 / 12:30 / Auditorium


Calling all students that are interested in participating (on-stage or behind-the-scenes) in this year's theatre production, Alice in Wonderland! Come to the pre-audition meeting and workshop this Thursday, presented by the show director, Ms. Erin Petersen.



Monday, January 7th from 12-2pm

Tuesday, January 8th from 1:30-3:30

Callbacks: Wednesday, January 9th from 12-2pm

First Rehearsal: Wednesday, January 16th

Work Due for Month 4

Friday, December 14 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

Winter Wonderland Week

Festive Day: Tuesday, 12/18

Pajama Day: Wednesday, 12/19

School/Winter Colors Day: Thursday, 12/20

Next week, the 18-20th, MEA will be having a Winter Wonderland Week! Tuesday is festive day so wear your Santa hats, reindeer antlers, Hanukkah hats, ugly sweaters, and whatever other fun holiday items you own. Wednesday is pajama day and Thursday is school/winter colors day (blue and white). ASB will also be providing some fun treats and activities during lunch throughout the week so be sure to participate!


Sign up for our annual Legoland field trip by Friday, Dec. 21.

When: Friday, Feb. 8
What: Tickets include admission to both Legoland and the Sea Life aquarium
Cost: Tickets for children are $15, adults are $32 (unless you sign up in a 3:1 ratio with children. Then adults are $15)

Free parking passes are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Come sign up and pay (cash only) at the front office by 12/21. Yay!


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.

See's Fundraiser Update

All candy orders are in the office now, as well as the prize box for those who have prizes to claim!

Hello All MEA families! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the See’s fundraiser and donation drive! We are grateful to everyone who helped support our school!!

Breakfast/ice cream socials will be happening in January. A notice will go out through the Monday Message once we return from break.
Look for more activities and fun held here at MEA with your help through your participation in our fundraiser!
Thanks again!
Miss Barb

Toy and Gift Card Drive

The donation drive has been extended to Wednesday, December 12.

Mt. Everest Academy is having another toy and gift card drive this year for the San Diego Center for Children. The SD Center for Children provides services to children and teens struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral health challenges. You can help make their season brighter by giving a new unwrapped item from this Wish List.

We're collecting the new toys and gift cards until December 12. A donation bin is located in the front office. Thank you in advance to this beautiful MEA community!


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.


Tuesdays / 12:30-1:00 / Room 7
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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 retired teachers association Scholarship

  • Eligible students are seniors with a 3.2 or higher GPA, who have demonstrated leadership skills, participation in extra-curricular activities, community and volunteer service and financial need.
  • Applicants must plan on attending a 4 year university in the Fall of 2019
  • Students can go to and click the scholarship and grants link. Students must print the application and send it to: California Retired Teachers Association, PO Box 33421, San Diego, Ca., 92163-3421
  • Submit one sided pages only

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships

To our immensely talented visual and performing arts seniors who will be pursuing their passion in college after high school, here is a scholarship for you.

Please take a moment and consider applying for the MLK visual and performing arts scholarship. Good luck!

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Library Time

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November 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 December reading log.

Happy Reading!!!!!

Yummy Pizza!!!!

Link to Pizza Hut's BookIt!


SDUSD Student Equity Coalitions

All meetings are from 5:00-6:30pm

December 13 / Patrick Henry High School

February 6 / Morse High School

San Diego Unified School District is inviting all interested parties to participate! Students, parents, staff, and community members unite to leverage knowledge, networks, resources, and talent to ensure that every student is college, career, and community ready.

Student Equity Coalitions flyer

Medical Academy programs at Rady children's

The Rady Children's Medical Academy provides high school age students with unique and exciting opportunities to explore the world of medical training and practice. Below are the upcoming programs for 2019.

From Dreams to Reality-Become a Professional Nurse - Weekend Medical Academy

Learn what it takes to become a nurse; the variety of roles in the profession; and practice key nursing skills.

Mental Health Matters in Medicine - Weekend Medical Academy

Learn why “there is no health without mental health”; change perceptions about common mental health disorders; explore career options; and practice skills.

Learning, Doing, Sharing - Summer Medical Academy

During this 2-week intensive, learn about the wide range of possibilities in a healthcare career; get hands-on experience through different skills clinics; hear about key topics in medicine from experts; and make connections with future colleagues.


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