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M.E.S.A. 2014

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October 24, 2014 -- On the final day of our MESA Egg Drop project, we celebrated by having  all 65+ K-8 MESA students will have each of their containers/projects dropped from 60 feet. We had help once again from the West Sacramento Fire Department with our egg drop.
 
 

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April 26, 2014 -- 32 of our Elkhorn MESA students from grades 1st through 6th grade participated in the 2014 Elementary MESA Day competition at Matsuyama Elementary School. All students participated in the event by taking a grade level math test and submitting a project they had been working on after school during MESA. Projects included tongue depressor bridges, tetrahedron kites, water bottle rockets, and/or an energy audit presentation.

Our students took home 5 medals at the event! In the math competition: Jordan T, 1st grade – 1st place and Brianna S, 1st grade – 2nd place. For the projects: Alexia A and Bianca R, 3rd place – Tongue Depressor Bridge (strength to weight ratio), and Andrea B, 2nd place – Tongue Depressor Bridge (creativity).
 
 

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March 29, 2014 -- Thirteen Elkhorn 6-8th grade students competed in the Sacramento area Pre-MESA Day held at Sacramento State. Students competed in several events including Balsa Wood Glider, Mousetrap Car, Popsicle Stick Bridge, and Speak Up competition. Eight of the thirteen students placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at Pre-MESA Day!

Students placed 1st in the 7/8th grade Mousetrap Car, 1st in the 6th grade Mousetrap Car, 2nd in the 6th grade Mousetrap Car, 2nd in the Popsicle Stick Bridge, 2nd in the Balsa Wood Glider, and 3rd in the Speak Up competition.

These students will move on to represent the Sacramento area at the Northern California MESA Day to be held at the University of the Pacific in Stockton on Saturday, April 19.

Congratulations students - we are extremely PROUD of you!
 
 

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Our MESA program was recently mentioned in the West Sacramento Sun Newspaper! Check out the story on their website.
 
 

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January 25, 2014 -- Ten of our 1st through 6th grade students participated in the K-6 MESA Math Competition held in Sacramento. Elkhorn students won by SWEEPING 1st grade individual math and placing 3rd in 5th grade individual math!

All students took an individual grade-level test, some students also participated in a team math test. The competition was organized by MESA advisors and the UC Davis College of Engineering, and included 11 area elementary schools from Sacramento and Elk Grove.

Congratulations to our students and everyone that got up early to do math and science on a Saturday! Go Tigers!