Sept. 14, 2020
School site Council (SSC) and site Governance Team (SGT)
Looking to support our awesome school with your time? The Mt. Everest Academy SSC and SGT have open positions for at least one parent (SSC and SGT) and student (SSC). If you are a parent or student interested in running for School Site Council and/or Site Governance Team, please submit your name and a short (3-4 sentence) biography to Principal Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 9/18. Biographies will be shared next week for voting purposes.
The School Site Council consists of elected members representing parents, teachers, students, the school principal, and other school employees. This group is responsible for reviewing the school's improvement plan and allocating fiscal resources to support Mt. Everest Academy's goals in the areas of curriculum development and instruction. The State Legislature, as well as the Mt. Everest Academy teaching staff and administration, believes that the best decisions are made by those individuals who are most affected by them.
The Site Governance Team is a shared decision making body required at each school by the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education. The team discusses issues, gathers input and makes recommendations about topics affecting our school and our children with an emphasis on the instructional program.
The SSC and SGT will meet a minimum of six times during the year, and meetings will usually be scheduled on Wednesdays from 2pm-3pm. Scheduled dates for this year include:
We greatly appreciate your willingness to support Mt. Everest with your time!
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.
Hello from your MEA library and book room! We hope you are settling into the new school year.
We have received these books in for checkout:
- Course: 6757 Government 1 (grade 12) and Course: 6758 Economics 1 (grade 12)
- German: Deutsch Prufungstraining, AP German Language and Culture
- Novel/texts: “Tuesdays with Morrie”and “How to Read Literature Like a Professor”
We still have…
Math workbooks (6-8th grade) and some middle grade novels, if you missed your chance to check out copies.
Do you still want textbooks you requested?
If you previously emailed about textbooks but weren’t able to get your copy, please let us know if you are still planning to pick up those textbooks.
If you have special requests for copies, please continue to email us at least 24 hours in advance of Tuesday or Thursday this week. We are doing our best to prepare materials for both staff and families as quickly as possible.
San Diego libraries
Don’t forget there are 28 San Diego libraries which are having drive-by “contact-less” pickups for books which you wish to check-out. Seek your closest library here.
MEA Library staff (Suzie Wilson and Karen Iwamoto)
National Honor Society
Students who are in grades 10-12 are welcome to apply for the Mt. Everest Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society. Applicants must have been enrolled for a full semester prior to the application deadline and have a current GPA of 3.5 or higher. There is no cost to apply, but students who are inducted may gain access to scholarship opportunities through the NHS.
Applications are on Dr. Rodenberg's website and are due to her by Friday, Sept. 25.
Technology Resources and Supports
Biocom presents Life Science Workshop for K-2
Parents of students in K-2, please mark your calendars for Sept. 18 at 10am. Students will experience a virtual Life Science workshop designed by BioCom. At textbook pick up you received a bag with supplies for the workshop.
A companion read along book will be available for pick up at school soon (provided free from Biocom!). Mrs. Finney will be posting the Zoom link on her classroom pages. We hope to see everyone there!
Music Classes with Mr. Johnson start Sept. 15
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! (Mr. Johnson apologizes for the link not working on Friday.)
Join Zoom Meeting
For questions please contact Mr. Johnson at email@example.com
MATHCOUNTS Club, grades 6-8
Mondays 12:30-1:30 pm (except turn-in weeks)
MATHCOUNTS Club had their first Zoom meeting today! For students who would like to join but were not able to make it today, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP as the student participant list will be finalized next week.
Students enrolled in grades 6-8 who enjoy math and challenging problems are welcome to join the MATHCOUNTS Club. The club will conclude with the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series which will be held online in the beginning of 2021 (it usually happens at the end of February).
** COUNSELING CORNER **
September is suicide awareness month
The Coronavirus pandemic has brought to the forefront of our attention the reality of the suicide threat for our students as they struggle to manage life while social distancing and distance learning. Please take a look at these facts and resources as you help your students to be successful during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Zappala at email@example.com.
Suicide and suicidal thoughts are relatively common. Suicidal thoughts do not mean someone is weak or flawed; learn about the warning signs and risks.
Show support with NAMI by participating in several annual mental health awareness events. Learn more about the events.
We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month.
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.