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PU@M is extremely happy to announce the merger of our program with the new Douglas County High School program.  The combined program will be called the HUSKIE BEARS!



PARENT of the MONTH - AGAIN
Project UNIFY @ Mesa would like to again thank the Anderson family (John, Libby-MMS staff member, Boo-10th, Kelsey-11th and Tyler-Boise State University) for all of their time and energy put into our program.  It is their passion for kids that continues to make this all so very special!  John Anderson has been recognized again (second time) as the "October 2013 Mesa Middle School Parent of the Month" for all of his time given as the head coach of our PU@M sports programs.  CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN and WE THANK YOU Coach Anderson!







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2014 POLAR PLUNGE PARTICIPANTS and SUPPORTERS!

Polar Plunge History at Mesa
2014
     
23 Mesa Plungers                                  21 DCHS Plungers
Raising $4,025+                                   Raising $1,700+
"How about those HUSKIE BEARS including both principals"

2013
27 Mesa Plungers Raising $2,700+

2012
13 Mesa Plungers Raising $2,600

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UNIFIED B-BALL TOURNAMENT

Project UNIFY @ Mesa hosted the Denver Metro Area Youth Activation Committee meeting Sunday November 3rd.  Special Olympics Colorado and area student leaders,  including Ashley Eilers (Sun-8) and Mackenzie Burkhardt (Grizzly-8) from Mesa, worked hard planning state activities for the school year.  Adult leaders came together to help Cresthill Middle School, Cimarron Middle School and Mountain Ridge Middle School get their programs started.


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LETTER TO PU@M 

from 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS COLORADO


We would first like to say welcome back to the 2013 – 2014 School Year and we are excited to have you as a Project UNIFY school again for this upcoming year.  This summer we were approached by Special Olympics International to nominate two potential schools from our state that have exhibited outstanding participation and success in their implementation of Project UNIFY Initiatives to be part of a Pilot Research Project.  Our nominations were then part of a  pool of High Schools and Middle Schools from across the nation.   We are writing to you to let you know that you are one of twelve schools selected from around the United States to be a part of the first ever Project UNIFY School Climate Research Project that will compare Special Olympics Project UNIFY Schools with schools with similar demographics on social inclusion and other school climates. So, first of all, congratulations! The Project will use correlational data analysis procedures to compare and contrast the two groups of schools, shed light on social inclusion as an essential element of a positive school climate and identify the effective strategies to integrate and sustain quality social inclusion opportunities for students to acquire/enhance socially inclusive knowledge, skills and dispositions.

 

There are many benefits to participating schools including receiving access to corresponding data to understand the current school climate and strategies to enhance quality, equity, engagement and social inclusion in your schools.  To receive this data each school will be asked to administer  the online Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) at no charge (common cost is $1500 per school). The CSCI is a research based measurement of a schools climate. To attain these results each school will be asked to administer  the online 20 minute survey to students, staff and parents in the Fall of 2013.

 

This is an important research project contributing to knowledge associated with creating and sustaining practices that lead to socially inclusive schools climates and positive impacts on students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents and communities.  Please read over the attached documents for more information and a timeline of the project. We look forward to working with you and believe your Project UNIFY schools will contribute to knowledge that socially inclusive schools provide positive impacts on everyone involved.