Mesa Middle School

October 8, 2020

A Message from the Principal

Hello Mesa Families,


We are in full swing for the school year. As educators, we realized that even though we have been back for roughly 2 months, we have only seen our students in person for roughly 14 days. During the first two months, we have worked to get to know our students and help them feel comfortable in this new educational environment.


We so appreciate your support by attending Mesa's Virtual Back to School Night. We recognize that event was very different this year, but we were happy to see the Mesa families that attended.


Our PTO has done an amazing job this year supporting our teachers and creating a number of fundraising opportunities, please look to join the group if you are interested.


At the DCSD Board Meeting on September 15th, Mary Murphy, Niki Brock, Lindsey Anderson, Alice Adetoye, Jessica Kinsey, and Chris Weiss were recognized for their work with the global classroom that was created and implemented at Mesa Middle School.


Through a rigorous, data-driven process, Colorado Succeeds selected 12 finalists that showcase exemplary education programs in two categories: Transformational Impact and Excellence in Education. Six winners receive $15,000 each, while six runners-up receive $5,000 each, to support their work. Mesa Middle School was named a finalist for the Succeeds Prize, more specifically the Transformational Impact in a Middle School Award.


This process was extremely rigorous with a lengthy application, teacher/student interviews and multiple follow up sessions. Here is the link on Youtube where you can see the video on Mesa. Please go to 9:25 on the video. In addition, here is their website that lists us as a finalist: https://coloradosucceeds.org/age-of-agility/meetthe2020finalists/


As always if you have any questions or if there is something we can support you with, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. We are always looking to grow and improve.


Sincerely,

Tony Jackowski

Principal

ajjackowski@dcsdk12.org

Mesa Middle School Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences

On Thursday, October 22nd from 3:45 pm to 6:45 pm and Friday, October 23rd from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, we are holding our Parent/Guardian-Teacher conferences. Please see the following letters for more information.


English Letter - LINK

Letra Española - LINK

Mesa Middle School Halloween Costume Expectations

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Cohort A students and on Thursday, October 29, 2020 Cohort B students may wear a Halloween costume to school. Please see the following letter regarding costume expectations. - LINK

Mesa's Counseling Department


The Counseling Department has been completing their Student Snapshots, where they meet with every 6th grader, 7th grader and all new 8th graders to Mesa. Some of the things discussed during these meetings is who is a trusted adult at school, how has the year been and what kind of support they want from the Counseling Department.

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Succeed Grant Finalist

On September 15, 2020 at the Board Meeting Mary Murphy, Niki Brock, Lindsey Anderson, Alice Adetoye, Jessica Kinsey, and Chris Weiss were recognized for their work with the global classroom that was created and implemented at Mesa Middle School. Mary and Niki completed the application for the Succeeds Prize on behalf of the team regarding the global classroom work.


Through a rigorous, data-driven process, Colorado Succeeds selected 12 finalists that showcase exemplary education programs in two categories: Transformational Impact and Excellence in Education. Six winners receive $15,000 each, while six runners-up receive $5,000 each, to support their work. Mesa Middle School was named a finalist for the Succeeds Prize, more specifically the Transformational Impact in a Middle School Award.

This process was extremely rigorous with a lengthy application, teacher/student interviews and multiple follow up sessions.


Here is the link on Youtube where you can see the video on Mesa. Please go to 9:25 on the video.


In addition, here is their website that lists us as a finalist:

https://coloradosucceeds.org/age-of-agility/meetthe2020finalists/

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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:




10/12 - 16-Fall Break/No School

10/21 - Picture Retakes for Cohort A1 &A2 during lunches

10/22- Picture Retakes for Cohort B1 & Cohort B2 during lunches

10/23- Picture Retakes for Mesa eLearning Students 10:00 am - 1:30 pm at Mesa MS

10/26- 8th Grade Virtual Career Expo

10/30- End of 2nd 6 week grading period for 1st semester