MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) is nationally recognized as an innovative and effective academic program that engages students in math, engineering and science. At Sunset Elementary, MESA has offered students an opportunity to engage actively in hands on engineering projects, science fairs, and robotics. This year, 2020-21, will bring some changes, but MESA will still provide students with highly engaging and motivating opportunities through VEX and the SeaPerch robotics programs.
Jr. Hope Squad focuses on mental wellness, anti-bullying, and resilience. They hold fun school wide service projects and activities to promote kindness and inclusion.
The Jr. Hope Squad is made up of a diverse group of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students that are both peer and teacher nominated based on attributes of kindness and inclusion of others. These students set a good example of kindness and peace.
These Squad members are trained to watch for at-risk-students-provide friendship, identify warning signs, and seek help from adults.