Thirty-one scholars of the Los Nietos Middle School Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program will compete from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11 against about 10 other Chapman University MESA Center schools at the annual MESA Preliminary Competition. High-performing teams will compete against schools from 10 other Southern California Regions at the Regional MESA event on April 8 at UC Irvine. Los Nietos Middle School has been a fixture at the MESA Prelims and Regionals, reaching both competitions in each of the last five years.
Le Cordon Bleu chef Trina Nelson led Los Nietos nutrition staff in a two-day culinary workshop on Aug. 8-9 aimed at preparing the District to launch a new “scratch” cooking menu this fall. Nutrition staff practiced cooking items from the new menu and learned knife handling, fresh food preparation and presentation skills. The menu is one of the District’s 2017-18 health initiatives and will eliminate all processed food from school-provided meals in favor of fresh ingredients.
About 1,700 students in the Los Nietos School District will discover new digital tools, remodeled classrooms and a soon-to-be completed science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) lab when they return to campuses on Monday, Aug. 14. Students in grades three through eight will also receive 1:1 access to digital tools this year.
About 48 Los Nietos School District students are exploring science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) fields at Ada S. Nelson Elementary School during the District’s four-week summer enrichment program, which concludes Friday, June 30. Students in grades three through eight were selected for the program, which includes building model bridges, launching rockets and conducting Google Slides presentations.