January 2018 Message
Mesa View Middle School is proud of the authentic community partnerships we have built. We know that to be an effective school, we must have a strong connection between our families, community groups, and our campus, so that we can work together to support our top priority – our middle school students. A great example of our collaborations is the relationship we have nurtured with the Huntington Beach Police Department. Our School Resource Officer, Joel Peterson, has become a positive figure on our campus. He is trusted as a role model, mentor and resource to our families in need.
This year, Mesa View’s staff is involved with the Oak View Family Resource Center. Our Assistant Principal, Jessica Haag, attends their monthly meetings to help bridge the Oak View community with resources. Last fall, our teachers and staff members rallied to collect donations for the Resource Center’s annual Halloween carnival.
We are fortunate to work with some outstanding parent volunteers at Mesa View. Our PTSO-sponsored Student Store continues to be a good way for parents and family members to volunteer on campus. At three times throughout the day, our Student Store is open for students to purchase school supplies. Parents help us stock inventory and sell goods to our students, which provides them with the opportunity to be on campus and support their school. Principal Randy Lempert continues to host a quarterly “Coffee with the Principal” event. Parents are encouraged to attend for casual conversation with our administration team. For parents who are unable to attend the coffee meetings, Mesa View goes out in to the community. Recently, our school hosted its first English Learner Advisory Committee meeting on the campus of nearby Oak View Elementary to boost engagement and bring support for our English Learner population.
Mesa View is currently in the process of developing a community relationship with Beachpoint Community Church. In early October of 2017, the lead Pastor of Beachpoint, Ken Primeau, reached out to Mr. Lempert with the simple goal of being a blessing to our community. Mr. Lempert brainstormed a few ideas on how Beachpoint could serve our school. Since that meeting, the church has provided Mesa View with a variety of basic needs for our teachers and students. This includes bike helmets, school supplies, hand sanitizer, and positive words of encouragement from their congregation.
These authentic community partnerships demonstrate a commitment to the academic success of all of our students. We will continue to engage and invest for years to come.