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Polar Plunge

Aurora Reservoir- on Saturday, February 20th, Mesa students participated in The Polar Plunge.  The Polar Plunge is a very special occasion because participants are helping to raise money for Special Olympics. The Special Olympics help students perform in things they thought they couldn’t do. The Polar Plunge is an event that has students jump into freezing cold water maximum of a minute.

Student Alyssa Drab participated this year and she said,  “Yes, I would love to do it in the following years.”

Teacher Eric Sandstead also participated in the Polar Plunge and he said, “Freezin for a Reason and I was freezin!”

Student Keegan Clay participated this year and said “The Polar Plunge was really fun I was with friends and in general I would recommend it.”

Mesa had 34 participants this year. In the past 5 years, Mesa has raised $18,000 doing the Polar Plunge!

March 7, 2016 | By jsheets | Category: Mesa Middle School

District News

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.


The American School Counseling Association (ASCA) has certified Sagewood Middle School as a Recognized ASCA National Model Program (RAMP). A prestigious honor, Sagewood is now the only middle school in the state of Colorado to have gained this certification. Schools must receive a near-perfect score on ASCA’s scoring rubric, which outlines guidelines for building and maintaining student achievement, behavior, counseling curriculum, school culture, and several other factors, in order to become certified.