Visual, Music & Performing Arts
The arts at MIS promote communication, creativity, social development, and original thinking. MIS students develop an awareness and appreciation of music and theater from a range of places, times, and cultures. Through visual art, students can begin to construct an understanding of their community, their own feelings, and their environment.
Technology & Design
MIS promotes educational excellence by providing tools that support the educational program and address the diverse learning styles and needs of students. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning is a fundamental part of our program and is taught throughout the program.
All 2nd-8th grade students are involved in a design workshop and 3D printing project. The school also utilizes laptops, chromebooks, iPads and smart boards to extend student learning outside of the building.
LEGO Robotics is also being used throughout the school to teach programming and engineering.
2015 – MIS First Lego League Team (FLL) is formed
2016 – MIS FLL Team wins Montana State Championship and qualifies for FLL World Championship in St. Louis, MO
2017 – MIS FLL Team the AlphaBots were awarded 1st Place for Mechanical Design. BeeBots were awarded the 2nd Place Overall Champion’s Award. This award recognizes a team that embodies the FIRST LEGO League experience, by embracing the FLL Core Values while achieving excellence and innovation in both the Robot Game and Project. With this recognition, BeeBots also received an invitation to compete at the 2017 North American Open FLL tournament at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad, CA
Students at MIS benefit from learning both in and beyond the classroom. Experiential learning helps students connect the classroom learning with the world around us. Experiential learning at MIS includes both speakers, field trips, extended day trips and other workshops.
Skiing and Skating Days
The physical education program provides a variety of outdoor opportunities, such as winter skiing and ice skating. Students experience frequent field trips to explore local opportunities and take action in their community. Middle school students travel further afield to to spend a week at the Teton Science School in Jackson, WY and to La Paz, Mexico to enhance their academic learning.