A High School Educational Visioning Process was launched this fall to develop ideas on how a new design of Mount Si High School might be more responsive to the needs of all students and better support the emerging trends in project-based teaching and learning. A committee of more than 30 staff, students, parents and administrators worked with a renowned facilitator over four full-day sessions in October and November, to identify priorities that will help guide a new design of the high school if the bond passes.
They researched best practices, learned about new educational modalities, and discussed ways in which the school design could better help prepare our students for a changing world. Key priorities emerged from the process providing an educational vision for creating a school model that:
supports student collaboration,
allows for project-based learning,
enables interdisciplinary instruction,
and supports the social/emotional needs of students.
An update on the results of the High School Visioning work was presented to the School Board on January 22. Click on the image below to watch the voice-over presentation of this work and the exciting possibilities for the Snoqualmie Valley learning community.
In this presentation, Assistant Superintendents Jeff Hogan and Ryan Stokes, and
Mount Si High School Principal John Belcher, describe the work that took place,
the collective results, and next steps. Student representatives on the School Board,
Baly Botten and Adrienne Barnhart, also participated on the committee and shared their perspective.
For photos from the visioning work sessions and a message from Principal Belcher, click here. For more facts about the school bond in general, click here.