Category Archives: Kodiak 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

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

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

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

Resilience Café spoken word poetry presentations

By Rachel Buswell and Megan Walsh. In Ms. Laury’s first period Advanced Language Arts class in the Kodiak Pod, students were working on a new project unlike any other: spoken word poetry. Unlike most other poetry, spoken word poetry is

So Far From The Bamboo Grove Review

So Far From The Bamboo Grove By Yoko Kawashima ¦ Non-Fiction ¦ Our Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ By Paul Tracy and Stephen Thoemmes.  Yoko Kawashima’s So Far from the Bamboo Grove was written to describe and explain a time before ours now, in a place

Jeans for Teens

Emily Wickenheisser, a 7th grade Kodiak student, is teaming up with Mesa, AEROPOSTALE, 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

Kodiak Bears…Did You Know?

By Grace Shalz & Haley Brown. Here at Mesa Middle School we have three seventh grade teams, but it’s time to pay attention to Kodiak. This is no ordinary team, “Kodiak is the only team that is allowed to chew