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NJHS Applications available

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a service based organization. NJHS members run Mesa's food drive for the Douglas/Elbert County Task Force, sell Valograms to contribute to Student-to-Student scholarships, and complete at least two hours of community service outside of school each semester. If you are a 7th or 8th grader interested in joining NJHS, please fill out and return this application by Friday, February 24th at 2:45 p.m. Applicants must have a 3.6 GPA (calculated using ONLY first semester content knowledge grades) to qualify, along with an interest in community service projects and positive teacher recommendations. More detailed requirements and instructions can be found in the application.

Application Found Here

February 9, 2017 | By rkyoung1 | Category: Mesa Middle School

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.