Mesa Middle School

GREAT NEWS, Please Read My Letter Below

Mesa's State Preliminary Rating is PERFORMANCE (The Highest Rating from the State)

Dear Mesa Families,


We hope all is well. We are contacting you to share some information regarding our state testing results. Recently the Colorado Department of Education released the Preliminary 2019 School Performance Framework (SPF) to school districts. These ratings are intended to hold districts and schools accountable for performance on the same single set of academic achievement and growth indicators and measures.


Depending on performance, schools are assigned a specific plan type which includes: performance plan, improvement plan, priority improvement plan, or turnaround plan. Mesa Middle School will be on a Performance Plan for the 2019-2020 school year (the highest rating possible).


To be identified as a Performance school the overall SPF needs to be at or above 53.0. Mesa's score was at 71.0. While we recognize there are various opinions and views regarding state testing we thank everyone for their support around this rating.


We believe that Mesa is an amazing school and we look to create an environment where students feel safe and cared for, and as a result, can grow academically, socially, and emotionally. In addition, we have a supportive community where parents/guardians recognize the positive school experience their students receive at Mesa Middle School.


Sincerely,

Tony Jackowski

Principal

Our Spanish Teachers Recognizing the Day of the Dead

Fall Literacy Week

Fall Literacy Week events...writing letters for International Day of the Girl, to someone that has had a positive influence, Book Buffets to discover a new genre to read over Fall Break. Our student winner of the book, Guts. Thanks for all of the student participation!
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Mesa's Students of the Month

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October Students of the Month - (PRINCIPLED): Atlas – Brooke Ma, Cope Dunphy Polar – Aliah Ericksen, Everett Shipley, Glacier – Emily Hester, Landon Covert Grizzly – Hannah Bard, Jose A Valdez-Martinez Sun - Anna Meverden, James Gramling Panda - Brynley McElroy, Kaden James

Westerra Grant

Mesa Teacher Eric Handke was the winner of the $500.00 Westerra Grant! Congratulations to Mr. Handke!
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Career Expo

On Wednesday November 6th, 8th grade Mesa Middle School students had the privilege to attend the Douglas County Career Expo. The Career Expo is an event for all eight grade students in DCSD to experience meeting with businesses and higher education representatives in and around Douglas County. It took place at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock. The Expo was created for DCSD by a group of business leaders and education professionals. DCSD sent over 5,200 8th grade students from all neighborhood middle schools. Mesa students did a great job representing our school, and learning about businesses and higher education in our community.

Douglas County Feeder Orchestra Concert

On November 6th, the Douglas County Feeder had a concert where the orchestra had the opportunity to play for a packed house. There was representation from the elementary level all of the way to the high school level.

Halloween at Mesa

Halloween Dance

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

11/12/19-Parent Visitation Day- 7th Grade AM- 8th Grade PM

11/12/19-Patriotic Celebration 6:30 pm

11/20/19-PTO Meeting- 5:30 pm at Mesa MS in the Library

11/21/19-Nicholas Thompson -Anxiety Management Expert 6 - 7:30 pm

11/18/19- 12/22/19- Spirit Week for Food Drive

11/25/19- 11/29/19- No School- Thanksgiving Break

12/3/19- IB Information Night 6:30 PM at DCHS

12/4/19-Spirit Night at Papa Murphy's (both locations)

12/5/19-Spirit Night - Rink at the Rock

12/6/19-Club Friday- Assembly Schedule

12/9/19-Spirit Night at Vitality Bowls

12/16/19-Band Concert 6:30pm

12/17/19-Orchestra Concert - 6:30pm

12/18/19-Choir Concert - 6:30pm

12/19/19-Assembly Schedule - (Basketball)

12/19/19-End of First Semester Grading Period

12/20/19-NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

12/23/19 -1/3/2020- NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

1/6/2020-NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

1/7/2020-Start of Second Semester

1/8/2020- Spirit Night at Papa Murphy's (both locations)

1/14/2020- Passport to Mesa (5 - 6pm & 6:15 - 7:15)

01/14/2020- Spirit Night at Chick-fil-a

1/16/2020- Passport to Mesa (4-5 pm)

1/20/2020- NO SCHOOL - Holiday

Family Information

Free Dentistry Day November 9th English Flyer Spanish Flyer
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Mesa students put on an amazing performance on Wednesday and Thursday. There are two more shows left, Friday and Saturday. Thank you to all of our students who performed, the stage crew, Mr. Linville, and parents/guardians.

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE:

The Douglas County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment of, or employment in educational programs or activities. The School District’s Compliance Officer is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.