Category Archives: Polar 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

Are teens geting enough sleep? What does social networking have to do with that?

By Harmony Slankard and Lauren Ceglia. Instagram, Facebook, Kik, Vine, Tumblr are all social networks used by students. Is technology getting in the way of schoolwork? Not getting enough sleep to be ready for the day leaves us exhausted, not

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

Slam Poetry

By Sydney Bridgman and Allie Korenic.   Many people write poetry and wish to share it, but not very many people have the opportunity to. On Oct. 29, at 2pm, in the commons, the winners of Mrs. Hulley’s classes went and

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

Adventure to International Towne

By Peyton Cronce and Kaitlyn Martin. Recently the 7th grade Polar team went to International Towne. The question is, are the students enjoying their trip there? Many students have said they they didn’t enjoy it and some are saying they

The Polar Bear Team in Action

By Ashley Frasersmith. There are three seventh grade teams. One of the teams upstairs is the one that has a white bear… and that is the Polar bear team. The Polar bear team has a lot of fantastic things. They

Ms. Cordes: The one who Makes P.E fun

 By Ana Vier and Ashley Frasersmith Ms.Cordes is a P.E. teacher for the Polar Bear team and Panda Bear team. She is the teacher that is fun, active, athletic, and much more. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

Mr. Craig the Science Machine

By Emily Southall and Molly Wagner. Mr. Craig is the science teacher of 7th grade Polar Bear pod. “I’ve been teaching for 8 years,” said Mr.Craig. “I was a wildlife biologist before I started teaching.  The job was fun and

Two times the fun with Loren and Jenna Hardy.

By Molly Wagner and Megan Liestman. Loren and Jenna Hardy are the identical twins of the Polar pod. Even though they are identical twins, they are completely different people. Loren Hardy, the oldest twin by two minutes, plays the piano, and

Math equals Mrs. Bache squared

By Joshua Minnick and Dalton Thomas. Math could be boring to some people, and fun to others. But Mrs. Bache makes math interesting, intelligent, smart, exciting and very fun. She is knowledgeable and she spreads the knowledge to her students

Mr. Morken’s interesting way of teaching

By Heaven Thomas and Lily Mason.  Many students at Mesa Middle School know Mr. Morken as a fun and amusing health teacher. One of Mr. Morken’s unique qualities is seeing if a student will “call out” on him if he

We’re all a little nutty here

By Thomas Meade & Dallas Beveridge. The seventh grade Language Arts students have been reading a memoir by Ron Jones called the Acorn People. It’s a book about a college student who is a counselor at a disabilaty camp. He