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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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!