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Principal's Message

Josh Baldner

On behalf of the teachers and staff at Mesa​, welcome to our school’s website.​

Mesa is a Human Rights Campaign Seal of Excellence Welcoming School.  This means that we value the success of each student and every student.  We invite you to visit Mesa and learn more about us.  Mesa is a high achieving school.  We have earned the John J. Irwin Colorado Schools of Excellence Award based on Mesa students’ outstanding academic performance.  Annually, Mesa is designated as an excellent school by the State Department of Education.  Mesa has also been a recipient of the Colorado Alliance for Arts “Creative Ticket – School of Excellence" Award.  The fabulous parent community values education of the whole child, and the arts and athletics are important components of our educational program.

Mesa is one of only a few elementary schools in the United States to receive the National Schools of Distinction Award from the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education in Washington, D.C.  The award recognizes schools that have done an “outstanding job of making arts an essential part of the education of their students.”  In addition to their remarkable achievement in class activities, Mesa students demonstrate their achievement in the arts through participation in our Art Shows; KG-4 grade music performances; and the M&Ms' production of musicals such as Aladdin, Annie, HONK, and Lion King. In athletics, running the BolderBoulder with Fitness Club is a remarkable success each year.  The critical attribute that distinguishes Mesa from other schools is our strong sense of community.

As you visit our school, note the number of parent volunteers.  Watch how they interact with teachers.  Look at the smiles and hear the laughter.  Notice the tangible affection between adults and children and among the children themselves.  You are seeing people who feel like family; children and adults are valued and loved at Mesa.  We welcome you to join our community. 

~ Josh Baldner, Principal,