Sept. 28, 2020
SSC and SGT Meeting Info
Wednesday, September 30 / 2:00 pm
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
The School Site Council and Site Governance Team will be meeting this week. Meeting info is below.
Topic: MEA SSC and SGT Meeting
Time: Sep 30, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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End of Semester vs End of Month 5
AP Exam registration and payment
Registration and payment due October 23 for Spring Exams
Step 1: Activate Exam
Students log into their AP® Exam Class on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org to join the online AP® Exam group and activate the exam by clicking on “Register for the Exam”. Deadline to activate is October 23, 2020.
Step 2: Fee Submission
Go to https://aptsusa.com/mea/ and complete the online payment form to submit fees. All students registering for an exam must complete the online payment form. Deadline is October 23, 2020.
If you qualify for the free/reduced lunch rate for exams, please email email@example.com for information needed to complete the payment online.
Help needed for MEA Foundation
Last year, after much leg work, we formed the Mt. Everest Academy Foundation. The mission of the Mt. Everest Academy Foundation is to enhance the overall experience of Mt Everest Academy students by organizing volunteer efforts and raising funds to support teaching and learning opportunities. The MEA Foundation wants all students, staff, and parents to participate in the betterment of Mt. Everest Academy.
Unbelievably, despite Covid19, the MEA Foundation raised over $8,600 and 100% of this money will be used to enhance the educational experience of our students.
- Fun-Run $5,114.53
- Family Dinner Nights $618.98
- Start-Up Donations $1,200.00
- Donation to purchase kiln $1,500.00
- Cash Donations $224.00
We need your help! Some of the initial founders of the MEA Foundation have students who no longer attend Mt. Everest. We are in current need of additional Board members to keep the Foundation going. Please email Principal Browne if you are interested in learning more about the Foundation or becoming a Board member. We have minimal meetings throughout the year and it is one of those things that you can make as large or small as you want it to be. Everyone has skills to offer!
Hello from your MEA library and book room! This week and going forward in 2020 (except for turn-in weeks), material(s) and Chromebook checkouts will be held on:
- Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Thursdays, 12 noon to 3 p.m.
There is no need to email us in advance and you may also drop off materials you no-longer need.
INTEGRATED MATH 3 BOOKS have arrived! If you’re not able to pick them up on the weekly scheduled checkout times, please email Karen Iwamoto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget there are 18 San Diego libraries which are having drive-by “contact-less” pickups for books which you wish to check-out. Here's a link to seek your closest library. Watch for news as to when MEA will have a similar system ready!
MEA Library staff (Suzie Wilson and Karen Iwamoto)
Richard Choquette known to most MEA students as "Mr. Richard" has been a wonderful part of the the Mt. Everest community these last few years. He helped run and organize our MakerSpace, provided guitar classes and music at school events, and spent countless hours supporting the MEA Theatre Company. He was always there to lend a helping hand to any teacher or staff member. We are so sad to let you know that Mr. Richard is officially leaving MEA as of Oct. 1 to be closer to his daughter and granddaughter who live in Washington State. Feel free to reach out to Mr. Richard at email@example.com to say hello.
Music Classes with Mr. Johnson
To be held every Tuesday
- 8:00-8:40 Beg. Strings
- 8:50-9:30 Beg. Band
- 9:40-10:20 Choir
- 10:30-11:10 Adv. Band.
- 11:20-12:00 Adv. Strings
- 12:10-12:50 Music Theory (for older students)
NEW MEETING LINK
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Please contact Mr. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
** COUNSELING CORNER **
Meeting for all Seniors
You can preview some of the topics that will be covered at Senior Meeting Resources 2020-21 (this is also located under the Counseling tab on the Mt. Everest website)
- Friday, October 2
- 12:30 pm
Community College Summer Transcripts Needed
Students who took a community college Summer course for dual enrollment credit need to give Mr. Zappala an official, sealed transcript in order for the class or classes to be entered on your transcript. Please mail your transcript to Mt. Everest Academy or bring it to Mr. Zappala. If he is not on campus, you can put the envelope through the mail slot in Principal Browne’s door.
You can request official transcripts through your mySDCCD student portal or you can order them here.
Fall 2020 Mesa Deadlines
For students taking dual enrollment classes at Mesa College, the DROP deadline is this Thursday, 9/24/2020 and the WITHDRAWAL deadline is Monday, 11/16/2020. Students who drop before the drop deadline will not be penalized for dropping their course(s). Students who drop after the drop deadline, but before the withdrawal deadline will receive a W on their transcript and will no longer be eligible for Mesa College courses until they graduate high school. Students who remain in their course(s) after the withdrawal deadline will receive a letter grade and must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester in all college work in order to remain eligible.
Students are welcome to self drop in the mySDCCD student portal.
National College Fairs
Hello Juniors and Seniors. With college descending upon us it is time for seniors to think about where to apply to college for Fall 2021 and for juniors to begin exploring colleges for Fall 2022. College Fairs will be virtual this year, so get information on which fair is right for you. Here is information that should prove helpful to both Juniors and Seniors:
ASB (Student Government)
Monday College Knowledge Webinar Series
Women in Computer Science
ComputerScience.org has created an extensive guide geared towards women in computer science. This guide discusses the gap amongst women in the computer science field, the benefits of a career in computer science, and how universities are working to gain the momentum of females in the field of CS. Most importantly, this guide offers resources that will help women begin their journey to a rewarding and successful STEM career by listing free online courses, summer camps, scholarship information, and top female-dominated computer science programs.
** COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS **
Service Academy Nominations
Each year California Congressman Scott Peters has the privilege of nominating students to attend military service academies: US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy, and US Coast Guard Academy. The honor of attending a service academy comes with an obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation. Flyer
Service Academy & ROTC Information Night
Wednesday, Oct. 7 / 6:00pm / Zoom
Students that are interested in a nomination can apply here. The application deadline is Monday, November 30.
Coastal Art & Poetry Contest
California students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the annual Coastal Art & Poetry Contest.
- Let the coast and ocean inspire you!
- Win prizes!
- Have your work featured online and be part of a traveling exhibit, as conditions allow.
For the first time ever, entries will be submitted online. Students are encouraged to enter this way if at all possible, but they will accept mailed entries if it presents a hardship. Also new this year - digital art is allowed as a medium. Enter online by midnight January 31, 2021