Category Archives: Atlas Bears

Mesa’s 2014 Top Ten Board Competition

By Maddie Frost & Izzy Jacobson. The top ten board is one of the biggest competitions of the year for P.E. There are many reasons why people try to get on the top ten board. “I think it will give

Should 7th graders be allowed to play tackle football at Mesa?

By Logan Caskey and Kyle Sterner. American football. The more modern version of it has been around since about 1918, and the first instance of football has been around since 1869. Football is an American icon, almost everyone loves watching

Is Bear Hour useful?

By Bailey Squire There has not been a story about Bear Hour in a year so it is time to see what the new seventh graders think. Conor Crawford, Tristen McConnell, Allie Korenic, and Jillian Hagans use their Bear Hour

Ms. Paul is an amazing teacher

By Thomas Markham and Jose Whitehouse. Ms. Paul is a new teacher here at Mesa and she is doing an amazing job. People in the Atlas pod love her and think she did an amazing job for her first year

Atlas and Kodiak bears visit Denver Zoo

By Kelsey P. The Denver Zoo has always been a hit. Team Atlas and Team Kodiak took a visit there for science class, in order to learn about an endangered species. They chose a variety of different animals that are

Which 7th grade pod has the best teachers?

By Ashley Galligan. Every 7th grade pod at Mesa has different teachers that teach in different ways. Everyone has their own opinion on which teacher they think is the best, but it is finally time to ask and find out

Atlas’s Hot Chocolate Party

By Jaeleigh Dunning. At Mesa, all the pods compete in getting points for their team. Sometimes it’s dressing up and sometimes it is donating something. Atlas came victorious for the first point competition, for a party in their pod on

Mesa Bear Challenge

By Noah Johnson and Braden Finley. These are exciting times at Mesa, Thanksgiving is behind us, and the Mesa Bear challenge is just right around the corner. The new Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has created a warrior dash on the

NJHS food drive

By Braden Finley. Some may say that the Mesa food drive, which is supported by the NJHS, could be a great way to give back to the community. “I think that it is important to have the Mesa food drive

Mr. Weiss’s Talents

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

Dissections at Mesa

By Scarlett Vilt and Sydney Stegeman. On Oct. 8, 9, and 10 the Kodiak team dissected frogs in science. On Oct. 22 and 23 Atlas pod also dissected frogs. On Nov. 8 the glacier pod may dissect preserved pigs and

Getting Involved at Mesa

By Molly Jones and Kenneth Saunders. Do you want to maximize your middle school experience? Do you wish you were more involved at school? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should join one of the clubs

Do the Write Thing

Atlas Pod is participating in the “Do The Write Thing” essay contest. By Bryce Tenney. Some of the MMS A-Pod, Atlas students in the seventh grade, are participating in the “Do The Write Thing” essay contest. The essay contest was

Bacteria Unit

By Zach Rensch. During the last 2-3 weeks in the Atlas pod, Mr. Funk decided  for the bacteria unit to swab Mesa Middle School. The bacteria unit had a lot of fun events because Mr.Funk  helped us to think more like a scientist

International Towne for Team Atlas

By Kasey Sloat and Jennifer Lopez. International Towne has been talked about a lot. It seems almost every student in the Atlas Pod is excited, but what is International Towne? Megan Smith describes International Towne as “A place where we

Cell Phone/iPod Rules: Are they really an issue?

By Zach Rensch. Mesa Middle School has rule where you are not allowed to have your cell phones and iPods out during class, but is it really a distraction? Or could it be great way to learn and talk to

Mr. Funk: Teaching in a new way

By Danny Tafoya and Jarrod Biado. Mr. Funk is the Atlas science teacher and he goes to the limit with his teaching. He sees things you don’t want him to see. He does his best to teach you the way

Atlas Bears Take Action

By Molly Nyberg and Haley Brown. On Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012, 7th grade team Atlas took action to clean up the community with the help from Parks and Open Space Trails also know as P.O.S.T. All of Team Atlas split

Big writing competition going on in Atlas pod

By Mikayla Paddock. Are you a good writer? Are you an atlas bear? Want a chance to win  MANY prizes? Maybe even a trip to Washington DC? Are you up for a little competition? If you just said “Yes” to

Mikaria Widmer is elected for student council

By MaryRose Axtell and Ashley Smith   As the Presidential elections are heating up, Mesa Middle School just experienced their own elections, only it was for Student Council. Mikaria Widmer, a 7th grader on team Atlas, was elected to represent