Year End Update from MIS Board ofTrustees

December 10th, 2017

Year-end update from the MIS Board of Trustees TLDR: MIS moves forward to build new school   Dear MIS family: It is my honor as Chair, and on behalf of the MIS Board of Trustees, to wish you and your family all the very best for the upcoming holiday season and new year. I know Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

December 5th, 2017

Eighth grade students have been developing their inquiry projects for the unit, “Changes in Europe, Africa, and the Americas” in Humanities. The inquiry process has been an intensive examination of student-lead, researched, and strategic questions and relevant terminology that highlight various aspects this time period, including European exploration, Protestantism, theology, and the Golden Age. An Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

November 29th, 2017

K/1 Multiage classrooms have been focused on the unit of inquiry how “how we organize ourselves” and specifically how people in communities meet their needs and wants. After interviewing parents about the work they do and listening to books about people’s various occupations, wants, and needs, students presented as professionals such as Bombero (firefighter), Policía Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

November 20th, 2017

Middle School at MIS is special for many reasons. Middle Schoolers rotate through 6-8 subjects a day including specialists such as acting, set design, and costume design that are planned to cater to the unique social and emotional needs of adolescents. Currently, these specialist blocks are an inquiry into recreating the tone and feel of Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

November 16th, 2017

2/3 Multiage students have been constructing their own instruments and learning how to make sounds with different recycled objects. On Friday, faculty and parents gathered for a presentation where classes showed how sound could facilitate local and global communication in a diverse world. Students displayed recognition for how different expressions of sound allow people to connect. Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

November 10th, 2017

Our Enrichment programs have often been focused on working with the resources we have available here within the school, and that is always a welcome option. Moving forward, our Enrichment Programs are looking to develop relationships and communication outside the school walls and reaching out to the community. Community relationships are fundamental to sustaining the Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

November 2nd, 2017

Preschoolers in Mishel y Ana’s Room 2 are developing cognitive skills, literacy, and what makes them each unique in their current unit of inquiry, “Who We Are.” They read, “The Color of Us” which explains different skin colors by using fun and engaging descriptions such as honey, cinnamon, peach, ginger, pizza dough, sugar, peanut butter, Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

October 27th, 2017

Students have been busy preparing for Day of the Dead by creating their very own representation of an Alebrije.  Alebrije were envisioned by the Oaxacan papier mache’ artist Pedro Linares about 80 years ago after an illness in which he awoke from a dream in which mixed animals were all about calling “alebrije! alebrije!” From then, Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

October 20th, 2017

In José’s 4/5 Multiage class, the first unit of inquiry engaged students in creating the country of their dreams. They created a flag, map, currency, and discussed civil rights. Students were able to express their creativity while Jose encouraged their individuality. What a great way to start the year together!   Jose Diaz is a Read More »

Weekly Feature: A Window into our Classrooms

October 10th, 2017

During our most recent assembly, Sergio and Lucia shared a beautiful and comprehensive presentation about their families and home in Spain and had the gym singing and dancing to a silly song. View their presentation here and learn more about our amazing Amity Interns in the following interview! The Amity Intern Teaching Program is an Read More »

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