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Delayed Gratification Experiment

The "Oreo Cookie/Marshmellow Test" is one of the projects that will be on display at the Science Fair next week. These high school students tested several elementary students by putting an oreo cookie or marshmellow in front of them and saying they could have a second one if they could go 5 minutes without eating the first one.

Come to the Science Fair to find out what percentage of our young students were able to resist immediate gratification!

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What are Mr. Cate's students saying to each other?

Scroll down to the bottom to find out.

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Garden Exploration

Wednesday, January 23 / 12:00-1:00 / MEA Garden

Ms. Nikki will be visiting the garden. All ages are welcome to harvest, plant new seeds, spread mulch, or just enjoy the garden!

Crafty Creations

Thursday, January 24 / 12:00-2:00 / MakerSpace

Explore some of the materials always available at MEA for your new ideas! Creators of all ages are welcome to come get crafty with Ms. Nikki.

Academic League Competition

Thursday, January 24 / 7:00 pm / MEA

The MEA Academic League with Coach Cate will meet here in our auditorium this Thursday to compete with the Mission Bay 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!

Work Due for Month 5

Friday, January 25 by 3:00 pm

Grades 6 thru 12: Please take all of your work to your supervising teacher first. After your supervising teacher reviews it, then take your subject work to each of your subject teachers.

  • Students in Physics and Advanced Physics: please turn your work in to Room 17B (Mr. Huy's room)
  • Students in Spanish with Ms. Mullen: please turn your work in to Room 9

MEA Science Fair

Thursday, January 31 / 11:00-12:45 / Auditorium

We want to welcome the MEA Family and Community to our 5th Annual Science Fair. It will be an informal gathering, showcasing a wide variety of student investigations into what nature is doing all around us.

Please come, enjoy light refreshments, mingle, and talk with students, parents, and friends.

The students near their projects very much want to let you know what they found out, and welcome your thoughts and comments.

We thank you greatly for doing this.

We also invite interested parents and community members to help judge some projects any time from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 29.

If you are interested, please contact Norm Negus (nnegus@cox.net), Huy Tran (htran@sandi.net), or Athena Apazidis (aapazidis@sandi.net),

Grateful to have you with us,

MEA Staff and Students

San Diego Whale Watching Trip

Friday, February 1 / 10:00-1:00 pm / H & M Landing

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, January 23

Adults: $19.00

Students: $15.00

Please plan to pay and reserve your spot with Maria in the office. CASH ONLY, EXACT CHANGE PLEASE!

Plan to arrive by 9:15 at H&M Landing.

For questions, please contact Nancy Mullen nmullen@sandi.net. Thank you!

More information: https://www.hmlanding.com/whale-watching-trips

Field Day

Tuesday, February 5 / 2:00-4:00 / MEA Blacktop

All MEA students & families welcome!

Food! Fun! Inflatable jumpy obstacle course!

Schedule of games TBA – All run by MEA ASB students!

(K-6) Classics 4 Kids Concert

Friday, March 15 / 11:45 am / Balboa Theatre, downtown

Reservation Deadline: Friday, February 22

We have 20 tickets available for grades K-6 and parents to the following Classics for Kids- Patterns in Music. This concert has a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) focus.

Tickets are $7.00 per person. Sign up and pay in the front office. CASH ONLY, EXACT CHANGE PLEASE! For questions, please contact Nancy Mullen at nmullen@sandi.net.


Please turn down volume during turn-in week

Students, please be mindful of your noise level outside classrooms during turn-in week.

Your fellow students are taking tests, writing essays, and need a quiet work environment!

Thank you.

5 Legoland Tickets Available

Would you like to go to Legoland for just $15 per person? 5 Legoland reservations are now available, as one of our families that purchased tickets is not able to go. The reservations can only be used on Friday, February 8. If interested, please contact Corina by texting her at 858-373-7168. If needed, email can also be used at cgtrue93@gmail.com

SaveAround Coupon Book Fundraiser

The ASB is hosting a fundraiser selling SaveAround coupon books and we'd love it if you could help us. The coupon books have a ton of great deals for the San Diego area that last all of 2019. Anyone at MEA can help by selling books or by buying one. The books cost $25 each and half of the money goes to MEA. If you sell five books you get one free. If you are interested in buying a book or helping us sell please see Mr. Nielsen in room 6. The end of the fundraiser is February 5th.

Found: Guitar

Did you lose a guitar? We have an unclaimed guitar that was found in our school parking lot.

If you think it might be yours, please email a description to Linda Ele at lele@sandi.net.


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.


Mt. Everest Gaming Association (MEGA) added to Thursdays, 1:50-3:00. Start date: Thursday, January 31.

If you are interested in offering an extracurricular class or workshop, please contact Principal Browne at cbrowne@sandi.net. 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.


Thursdays / Auditorium

  • 9:30-10:30 for grades 7-12, parents, and staff
  • 1:00-1:45 for grades K-6

You too can increase your strength and flexibility by taking yoga with Dana Dirks!

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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 rzappala@sandi.net or 858-496-8791. Or feel free to stop by the counseling office anytime!

PSAT Score Reports Ready

PSAT score reports are now available for students that took the test last October. Students that were not able to attend the PSAT assembly shown below can pick up their score report from Mr. Zappala's office.

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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

MEA families. Here is a scholarship to keep in mind specifically for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school - whether that be a trade school, career training, community college, or four-year university. The scholarship application is for the 2019-2020 academic year opened on January 1, 2019 and will close on March 1, 2019.

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Seniors looking to pursue a STEM major in college can go to https://lockheedmartin.com/scholarship to apply for a renewable $10,000 scholarship. The deadline is March 12, 2019. Good luck.

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January Library Challenge

Click here for the challenge

It can be a jungle inside the library if you don’t know where you’re going. Turn in this scavenger hunt by 1:00 on January 31st and get a prize! Carefully maneuver around the library, answering the questions below and learning about the way our library is organized. Beware of bookworms!


December 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 January reading log.

Happy Reading!!!!!

Yummy Pizza!!!!

Link to Pizza Hut's BookIt!


(K-6) Water Conservation Poster Contest

The City of San Diego’s Public Utilities Water Conservation Program is launching its 2019 Kids’ Poster Contest for 1st through 6th grade students. This year's theme is "Where can we catch the rain?......and What can we do with it?" The winners’ artwork will be displayed to the public and will be featured in the 2020 Water Conservation calendar.

Please turn in your posters to your supervising teacher. The deadline to submit entries for the contest is March 22, 2019. This is a great and fun way to learn how to conserve water through art!


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Dynasty Debate

7th grade students participate in a debate to decide which of China’s ancient dynasties was the greatest! Students researched and promoted their assigned dynasties as well as found “dirt” on their rivals.

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