Monday Message



For the "pacer" part of Fitnessgram testing, students run back and forth across a 20 meter space that gets progressively faster each minute. The 7th grader shown below ran the most laps in his grade level - he was the "last man running!"

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Principal Browne joins in

Principal Browne ran the Fitnessgram pacer test along with the students!!
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What kind of art is this?

Yes, it's pretty and it's colorful!

And what else?

Scroll down to the bottom to find out.


Elementary Parent Conferences

Week of March 4

Due to parent conferencing for Elementary Reporting Period 2, all TK-5 elementary study groups are cancelled this week.

Elementary extracurricular Spanish and art classes will be canceled this week, as well.

Thank you for your flexibility so that we may review student progress with all families.

Academic League Competition

Thursday, March 7 / 7:00 pm / Madison

The MEA Academic League with Coach Cate will meet at Madison High this Thursday to compete with their 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!

"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.

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Activity Changes this Week

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

Room changes week of 3/4

  • ASB - moved to Room B16
  • 12:30 Advanced Band & 1:50 Advanced Orchestra - moved to Room B15

Cancelled week of 3/4

  • Yoga (both classes)

"Madagascar, Jr."

Friday, March 15 / 10:00 am / JCompany Youth Theatre

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, March 6

We like to move it-move it! We will be going to the school performance of Madagascar, Jr. on Friday, March 15, at 10:00 am. Come support some of our talented MEA students who are in the show!

Tickets are $8 each for people of all sizes, payable with either cash or a check made out to "Mt. Everest Academy." Please turn in your money to Ms. Ramos in the front office no later than March 6. Transportation is on your own. Please direct any questions to Nancy Mullen at

The performance takes place in the David and Dorothea Garfield Theater, located at 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.

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

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.


Dr. Rodenberg, Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our extraordinary high school teacher, Dr. Rodenberg, who has been voted Mt. Everest Academy's "Teacher of the Year!" This is not the first time that Dr. Rodenberg has received this honor, as a few years ago she was a finalist in the San Diego Unified School District's "Teacher of the Year."

Dr. Rodenberg is Mt. Everest Academy's foremost English teacher, and her classes span Regular & Advanced 10th grade English, Regular & Honors American Literature, English Literature, and AP English Literature & Composition. Other subjects include Regular & AP Art History and AP Psychology. Dr. Rodenberg also supports students by being a sponsor for the student-initiated Improv Club and is the advisor for the National Honor Society, Mt. Everest Academy Chapter.

We are honored to have a teacher with Dr. Rodenberg's knowledge, love of the English language, and teaching expertise here at Mt. Everest!

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.

Where in the world is Ms. Pachon?

Catch up on Ms. Pachon's latest escapades!

  • Volunteering at Elephant Nature Park
  • Hanging out with water buffalo
  • Seeing a Golden Buddha made of 5.5 tons of real gold
  • Exploring Bangkok, which is the most traveled to city in the world.

Silent Auction / Talent Show

Thursday, April 11 / MEA Auditorium

Preparations are beginning for our annual upcoming Talent Showcase & Silent Auction!


Students, start thinking about acts you'd like to perform. Sign ups for auditions will be opening in a couple of weeks. And if you'd like to participate in another way, we'll also be looking for student stagehands and MC's. This will be a great opportunity to share your talents for a grand evening of entertainment!


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. Gift baskets will be put together from the donations that come in, so anything you can donate is wonderful! And if you own a business and would like to donate a service or basket item, please let us know!

Ideas for Requesting Donations

  • Gift certificate for one month of classes where your child takes a class (i.e. karate, dance, etc)
  • Donation of service from a friend or family business (i.e. hairstylist could offer one shampoo/cut/style)
  • Donation of an electronic device from someone who has 'perks' through their office (i.e. IPOD, tablet, digital camera, etc)
  • Donation of an overnight stay or your timeshare you never use (do you have points or a timeshare you never use that could become a donation/staycation?)
  • Donation of tickets (Do you have tickets to a game or show you are not able to attend after 4/11?)
  • Photography (Are you a photographer looking to donate a session and get some advertising by putting your name out in our event?)

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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Learning about our feathered friends

Can people "talk" to chickens?

Chickens are very chatty little creatures and communicating with them is easier than you think. Listen closely to the different sounds they make and then try speaking back to them. They can even learn to obey simple commands.

Aquafina, our plymouth rock

Looking good, Aquafina!
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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.

Cancellation Reminder

Due to the Elementary Parent Conferences this week, the following extracurricular activities are cancelled:

  • Elementary Spanish Enrichment
  • Elementary Art Classes on Tuesday & Thursday

American Sign Language

Tuesdays / 11:30-12:30 / Cafeteria

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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!

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.

Naval Officers Association Scholarship

Here is a scholarship sponsored by San Diego Chapter of the Naval Officers Association. This $1,000 scholarship is open to seniors who plan on attending a 4-year university, participate in extra-curricular activities, and do community/volunteer service.

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!


Summer Internship at Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium offers a 9-week summer internship, InterpreTEENS, for teens who are 16 and above. They are seeking enthusiastic teens who are interested in science, have excellent communication skills and who are reliable, flexible and eager to learn. Birch Aquarium is committed to exposing the next generation of ocean conservationists to diverse careers within the field of marine science. The deadline to apply is April 7.


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Cookie Art

Mrs. Flo's students created art that was lovely to look at and also lovely to eat!

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