Elkhorn Village School
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Elkhorn MESA Advisors

Mr. Marín, K-8 MESA

Dr. Delia Bethell, Volunteer

Mr. Forsman, emeritus

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Elkhorn MESA Awards and Recognitions

Karely DT and Abril J, 8th Grade

7th/8th Grade Popsicle Stick Bridge2nd Place

MAX WEIGHT: 262 pounds

Kelemendi G and Norberto A, 6th Grade

6th Grade Popsicle Stick Bridge, 2nd Place

MAX WEIGHT: 132 pounds

N. California MESA Day - UC Davis

April 30, 2016

 

Alicia L, Kinder

Kinder Math, 1st Place

Diego G, 5th Grade

Sail Car, 3rd Place

Martin M, Jorge R, and Isaac S, 6th Grade

Tongue Depressor Bridge, 3rd Place

Jorge R, 6th Grade

Outstanding MESA Student Scholarship

Elementary MESA Day - Prairie Elementary

April 16, 2016

 

Karely DT and Abril J, 8th Grade

7th/8th Grade Popsicle Stick Bridge, 3rd Place Medal

Kelemendi G and Norberto A, 6th Grade

6th Grade Popsicle Stick Bridge, 1st Place Medal

Martin M and Isaac S, 6th Grade

6th Grade Popsicle Stick Bridge, 2nd Place Medal

Kelemendi G and Norberto A, 6th Grade

6th Grade Popsicle Stick Bridge (Creativity & Design), 1st Place Ribbon

Martin Macias and Isaac Swearegnin, 6th Grade

6th Grade, Popsicle Stick Bridge (Creativity & Design), 2nd Place Ribbon

Victoria S and Cynthia R, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mousetrap Car (Power), 1st Place Medal

Juliet R and Angela G, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mousetrap Car (Power),  2nd Place Medal

Nico Z and Sabawoon H, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mousetrap Car (Creativity & Design), 3rd Place Ribbon

Pre-MESA Day - UC Davis

March 20, 2016

 

Brianna S, 3rd Grade

Third Grade Math, 1st Place

Isaias R, 3rd Grade

Third Grade Math, 3rd Place

Elementary MESA Math Competition - Isador Cohen

January 16, 2016

 

Brian B, 8th Grade

Eliseo H, 6th Grade

Outstanding MESA Students

MESA Awards Breakfast

May 16, 2015

 

Federico G and Rafael G, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mousetrap Car, 3rd Place

Eliseo H and Brian G, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mousetrap Car - Design, 2nd Place

N. California MESA Day - Chico State

April 25, 2015

 

Victor G, 3rd Grade

Tongue Depressor Bridge (S to W), 1st Place

Tongue Depressor Bridge (King K), 1st Place

Shinia R, 6th Grade

Tetrahedron Kite, 2nd Place

Mia R, Kindergarten

Kinder Math, 1st Place

Juan M, 1st Grade

1st Grade Math, 2nd Place

Juan Pablo A, 1st Grade

1st Grade Math, 3rd Place

Brianna S, 2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math, 2nd Place

Jordan Tran, 2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math, 3rd Place

Eliseo H, 6th Grade

MESA Scholarship

Elementary MESA Day - Matsuyama Elementary

April 18, 2015

 

Federico G and Rafael G, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mousetrap Car, 1st Place

Eliseo H and Brian G, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mousetrap Car, 2nd Place

Gabriela F and Maria H, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mousetrap Car, 3rd Place

Jose G and Angel S, 8th Grade

7th/8th Popsicle Stick Bridge, 1st Place

Alejandro Z, 7th Grade

7th/8th Popsicle Stick Bridge, 2nd Place

Bryan B, Jose G, Angel S, 8th Grade

7th/8th Team Math Quest, 3rd Place

Pre-MESA Day Competition - UC Davis

March 14, 2015

 

Carlos A, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mousetrap Car, 1st Place

Jaime P & Lizbeth R, 6th Grade

6th Grade Mousetrap Car, 2nd Place

John R, 8th Grade

7th/8th Mousetrap Car, 1st Place

Simmiran C & Ximena S, 8th Grade

Popsicle Stick Bridge, 2nd Place

Angel S, 8th Grade

Balsawood Glider, 2nd Place

Maria R, 8th Grade

7th/8th Grade Speak Up, 3rd Place

Pre-MESA Day Competition - Sac State

March 29, 2014

 

Brianna S, 1st Grade

First Grade Math, 1st Place

Camila Z, 1st Grade

First Grade Math, 2nd Place

Jordan T, 1st Grade

First Grade Math, 3rd Place

Olivia T, 5th Grade

Fifth Grade Math, 3rd Place

Elementary MESA Math Competition - Isador Cohen Elementary

January 25, 2014

 

2012-13 MESA Advisors

Certificate of Appreciation

WUSD School Board

May 24, 2013

 

Bianca R, 1st Grade

First Grade Math, 3rd Place

Elementary MESA Day - Matsuyama Elementary

April 27, 2013

 

Bryan B, 6th Grade

Sixth Grade Math, 3rd Place

Elementary MESA Math Competition - Fairbanks Elementary

January 26, 2013

 

E. Forsman, MESA Advisor

$1000 Grant

West Sacramento Ed. Foundation

June 1, 2012

 

A. Marín, MESA Advisor

$1000 Grant

West Sacramento Ed. Foundation

June 1, 2012

 

E. Forsman  and A. Marín

Outstanding MESA Advisor Award

2012 Sac State/UCD MESA Awards Banquet

May 2012

 

Karla F, Leslie G, and Jessica U

Outstanding MESA Students

2012 Sac State/UCD MESA Awards Banquet

May 2012

 

Elkhorn 7-8 MESA Students

Certificates of Achievement

WUSD School Board

April 12, 2012

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Karla F, Leslie G, and Jessica U

Wind Energy Challenge, Third Place

Northern CA MESA Day - SJ State

April 7, 2012

 

Karla F, Leslie G, and Jessica U, 7th Grade

Wind Energy Challenge, First Place

Aleah A and Jesenia H, 8th Grade

Model-The Eye, Second Place

Serina P and Victoria R, 8th Grade

Model-The Eye, Third Place

Daniela D, 8th Grade

Speak Up, Second Place

Melissa G, 7th Grade

Speak Up, Third Place

Kenia L, Miguel G, and Alfonso J, 7th Grade

Team Math Quest, Third Place

Pre-MESA Day - Sac State

March 17, 2012

M.E.S.A.

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement

We are PROUD to have MESA at Elkhorn! The 2016-2017 school year is the seventh year of our program and will see the continuation of Elementary MESA and Middle School MESA. Our MESA program is offered to Kindergarten through 8th grade students, and is the only one of its kind in West Sacramento K-8 Schools. We are also proud to offer MESA as a 6th-8th grade elective class.

Our program has had many successes over the last five years. In March 2012, 12 of our students placed at Pre-MESA Day in Sacramento, including First Place in the Windmill Energy Competition, and went on to compete regionally at MESA Day in San Jose. Our Windmill Energy team placed third at San Jose. In May 2013, two of our MESA Advisors, Mr. Forsman and Mr. Marín, were each awarded $1000 grants to help fund K-6 MESA. In March 2014, 8 of 13 students placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at Pre-MESA Day in Sacramento and then competed regionally at MESA Day in Stockton. In 2015, our students placed at the Pre-MESA Day at UC Davis, to advance to the regional MESA Day at Chico State, and placed in several categories at the Elementary MESA Day held in Sacramento.

We are looking forward to another exciting (and rewarding) year!

NEW and Returning MESA students

Application due by Friday, October 28, 2016

Solicitud debida antes del viernes 28 de octubre 2016

Today: 6/27/17

2015 MESA Awards Breakfast

May 16, 2015 -- The UC Davis/Sacramento State MESA Center held a MESA End of the Year Awards Banquet/Breakfast to recognize outstanding MESA students: high school seniors, middle school, and elementary.

Two Elkhorn MESA students were recognized for their outstanding work and dedication in MESA - Eliseo Hernandez, 6th grade and Bryan Barrera, 8th grade.

Congratulations Eliseo and Bryan!

2015 Elementary MESA Day

April 18, 2015 -- Our students had a great time on Saturday at Elementary MESA Day and placed in several categories!

Thank you teachers, parents, and volunteers for your support!

2015 Preliminary MESA Day

March 14, 2015 -- Students from both the Elkhorn Village and River City MESA program participated in the 2015 Preliminary MESA Day at UC Davis.

The event hosted middle and high school students from around the Sacramento area that submitted projects/participated in competitions such as mousetrap cars, balsawood gliders, popsicle stick bridges, egg drop containers, model science projects, team speeches, team math tests, and MESA’s National Engineering Design Competition.

WUSD MESA students placed in several of the categories...

 

Mousetrap Car - High School  

2nd Place: Angel Q* (12th)

Honorable Mention: Leslie G* (10th)

Speak Out - High School

1st Place: Daniela D* (11th), Elizabeth H, and Magda T* (11th)

*Former Elkhorn MESA student

 

Mousetrap Car – 6th Grade

1st Place: Federico G and Rafael G

2nd Place: Eliseo H and Brian G

3rd Place: Gabriela F and Maria H

Popsicle Stick Bridge – 7th/8th Grade

1st Place: Jose G and Angel S

2nd Place: Alejandro Z

Team Math Test – 7th/8th Grade 

3rd Place: Bryan B, Jose G, Angel S

 

The students who placed 1st and 2nd for their project will compete against students from around N. California at the Regional MESA Day Competition at Chico State on Saturday, April 25.

2015 Elkhorn MESA Math Competition

Saturday, January 24, 2015 -- Elkhorn Village hosted its first onsite Math Competition. Over 115 students participated in the competition and had students from Kindergarten to 8th grade participate in grade level group tests and individual grade level tests. 
Students also had the opportunity to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics activities.

The event was a great success and could not have been done without the work of teachers, parents, and community member volunteers! Thank you for your support!

Elkhorn MESA Egg Drop

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.

2014 Elementary MESA Day

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).

Elkhorn MESA at UOP

April 19, 2014 --

Elkhorn rolls at Pre-MESA Day

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!

Elkhorn MESA in West Sacramento Sun Newspaper

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

 

West Sacramento Sun: Volume 2, Issue 4 - February, 2014

Elkhorn wins at Math Competition!

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!

2013 Elementary MESA Day

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April 27, 2013 -- 23 of our Elementary MESA students participated in the 2013 Elementary MESA Day. Students competed in math, tongue depressor bridge, tetrahedron kite, naked egg drop, water bottle rocket, and model rocket competitions! Our students had a great time with their competitions and the days activities. Our very own Bianca R took home third place in the 1st grade math competition! Congratulations Biana and everyone who participated!

2013 Elementary MESA Math Competition

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January 26, 2013 -- Ten Elkhorn Elementary MESA students took part in the 2013 Elementary MESA Math Competiton. The competition involved individual math and team math. Our school was represented by one 1st grade student, four 4th grade students, one 5th grade student, and four 6th graders! Bryan B, one of our 6th grade students placed in 3rd place! Congratulations to Bryan and everyone that participated!

UC Davis Rocket Club visits MESA!

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November 16, 2012 -- Today we had two guest speakers from the UC Davis Rocket Club visit MESA. They gave a presentation about Rocketry - it's history, usage, components, and evolution. It was great for our students to meet two college students involved in something so very cool! Our students were also able to see some of the rockets used by the club. After the presentation, our students (and teachers) built high-powered paper rockets and tested them with the club! Special thanks to Rebecca and Dillon for spending time with our students! 

K-6 MESA Bridge Tests

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November 15, 2012 -- Today our K-6 MESA students were able to see how much weight their bridge was able to hold!

MESA 7/8 Bridge Test

MESA Egg Drop competition

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September 28, 2012 -- We had a very successful Egg Drop competition today!

The West Sacramento Fire Department Ladder Truck came to help out with our event! It was tons of fun!!!

Thank you to everyone that came out and made this a successful event! Thank you to the West Sacramento Fire Department! 

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MESA FAQs

What is MESA?

  • Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement
  • Students have the opportunity to explore a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • Students involved in the program throughout their junior high and high school years will have the opportunity to receive scholarships from MESA to help toward college/university attendance.

What do you do in MESA?

  • Hands-on projects related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • STEM competitions
  • Field trips

 When does MESA meet?

  • K-5/6 MESA meets Thursday after school from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 6/7-8 MESA meets Friday after school from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

 Who can join?

  • Anyone with a positive attitude about math, science, engineering, and technology
  • Anyone with a positive attitude about working together to solve problems
  • Anyone with a positive attitude about doing hands-on projects

How do I join?

  • See an Elkhorn MESA Advisor
  • Complete an application

What are students saying?

  • "Mrs. Ogino, that was so cool!"
  • "I don't like MESA... I LOVE MESA!"
  • "I should have stayed in MESA!"

What are teachers and parents saying?

  • "I have seen my kids more interested in math and engineering. They love building bridges, kites and especially the water rockets. They take pride in their work and when they go to the competitions it shows."
  • "An opportunity to engage early on with the fundamentals of math, science, engineering, and problem-solving. These are not only skills that benefit them for an school activity, but rather throughout their education and lifetime." 

Where can I get more information?

  • Stop by Room 37
  • Contact Mr. Marin