Category Archives: Features
Kristin Basey and Gisele Lopez Mercado International Baccalaureate or IB is a massive program at Mesa Middle School and it keeps the school running. Some students have opinions on what they think IB is, or what they like about it. “I
By Ashley Galligan and Molly Jones. Mr. Weiss, the math teacher for the Atlas Bears has a secret talent. He only shows his talent once a year to his math classes. If you’re absent that day, you’ll probably never even
By Barb Edwards and Witney Clippinger. The 2012-2013 school year is finally coming to a wrap at Mesa and sports were a huge part for the students. Sports started at the beginning of the year with cross-country and ended the
By Stephen Thoemmes and Paul Tracy. A world wintry, frozen in an ebon cold is found locked and dark; but there is light in the distance. Warmth rises out of a time locked in ice and snow- on comes Summer.
By Kaitlin Paquin. Soon the 2013 yearbook will be coming out and everybody is wondering who will be included in it and what will be featured in it. Students and staff here at Mesa are buzzing about the yearbook and
By Grace Malcolm and Cooper Davis. For the seventh grade team Polar the students worked hard for two weeks to create a proposal for investors and a business plan. Language Arts teacher on team Polar, Mrs. Hulley, gave the whole
By Barb Edwards, Kaitlin Paquin and Julia Weis. As you know, there was a dance on Thursday, April 25th. A lots of people went and many people were excited because the first one was exciting, fun, enjoyable, and just fantastic.
By: Rachel Buswell. As many students at Mesa (including all of the Kodiak pod) know, the Kodiak pod has a new math teacher, Mr. Livingstone. Mr. Livingstone started at the beginning of the second semester, after Mrs. Shaw left to
By Paul Tracy and Stephen Thoemmes. On the day of March 7th, 2013, North Korea threatened the U.S. again with a nuclear missile- they do that a lot. This is since we are their sworn enemy. And that is because
By Megan Walsh and Stephen Thoemmes. With a profound ability for the skill she developed in only twelve years, seventh grader Kaylee Schuler sculpted, painted, and sketched her way right to the Douglas County School District Art Show, Rock the
Emily Wickenheisser, a 7th grade Kodiak student, is teaming up with Mesa, AEROPOSTALE, DoSomething.org and The Denver Rescue Mission to collect jean for homeless teens and families. Today, the fastest growing segment of homeless people are children and families. 1
By MaryRose Axtell and Leslie Ayala The idea of students carrying their own computers around Mesa Middle School for class work instead of using the schools computers has been discussed throughout the district. This has left students hanging. Having computers would force
By Carly Dionisio Mrs.Enley is a really fun teacher. Connect starts the morning off for her “squirrels.” On Fridays they have dance-day Fridays. It is the best. Bear hour is really fun, too. The “squirrels” dance, sing, and play games.
By Tyler Brownell. There are quite a few clubs at Mesa. Fishing club, NJHS, Student Council, and Manga/Anime club. Every club has a different purpose and goal. The purpose of Gamer club is to unite gamers from around the school
By Ashley Smith. Photography takes serious skills, and the future generation of photographers is being taught here at Mesa, in Ms. Mullinix’s Digital Media classes. Ms. Mullinix, the teacher for Digital Media, has been teaching this elective for two years. Sharing something
By Thomas Meade and Grant Mosal. Costa Rica is a country in Latin America. 40 Students and 10 chaperones are going to this tropical country, But don’t just expect this will be 10 days away from school relaxing on the