Middle School Update November 16

November 16th, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, almost! This year, for the first time, MIS offered the AMC 8 to middle school students. It is a test offered by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to “promote the development of problem-solving skills.” On November 13th,  26 middle-schoolers and two 5th-graders took the AMC 8. We’ll receive results back on how Read More »

Middle School update, 9 November 2018

November 9th, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! In Science this week, 7th and 8th graders learned about exceptions to the rules of inheritance described in Gregor Mendel’s original hypothesis.  We’ve also started to look at the cellular structures that carry genetic information.  Be sure to ask your child what the relationship is between DNA and chromosomes!  Our 6th grade Read More »

Middle School Update 11/2/2018

November 2nd, 2018

Hello Middle School Parents, It was an exciting week leading up to our annual Day of the Dead celebration. Today the entire school joined their multi-age Familias to learn about The Day of the Dead, the migration of the Monarch Butterfly, and participate in a group art project. Every student in the school colored their Read More »

Middle School update 26 October 2018

October 26th, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! We’ve had some great conversations about identity in 7th and 8th grade science this week as we begin our unit on Genetics.  Our young scientists dissected flowers to better understand Gregor Mendel’s garden experiments.  They are now looking into how probability is used in predicting the results of Mendelian genetics.  Our 6th Read More »

MIS Middle School Sports Update 10/12/18

October 12th, 2018

Hello Middle School Community,   We had another solid week despite having to cancel a game against Frenchtown, going 1-0 for the week. On Monday we beat Hellgate’s A team 2-1, who until that game had not lost this season. This brings our season record to 5 – 0 – 1. As the soccer season Read More »

Blog Update October 5

October 5th, 2018

Dear Parents, I hope you and your children are finding yourselves enjoying the rhythm of the school year. The soccer team has had lots of success and seen a bear, the play performers and crew are hard at work, and all of the academic classes are well under way. In math, the sixth graders have Read More »

Blog Update 9/28/18

September 28th, 2018

Dear Parents, My name is Ismara Partidas and I am enjoying my first month of teaching at MIS! The 6th and 7th grade Humanities classes have been wonderful! We continue working with unit # 1 Human Evolution and Early Development of Human Society and Empires of West Africa, respectively. This week we are developing a Read More »

Middle School Update Septemer 21, 2018

September 21st, 2018

Dear families, What a beautiful fall week we’ve had of crisp mornings and warm afternoons!   Students are settling into their new routines and everyone is enjoying getting back into the swing of things. Biology students continued to explore cell processes this week and learned how to use microscopes to observe cells in real time.  Be Read More »

Middle School Update 9/14/2018

September 14th, 2018

Dear Families, We have finally completed a full week of school and are settling into our new routines.  This Thursday, we enjoyed a lovely visit from some international teachers.  The 7th graders had a lesson about the culture of Myanmar and enjoyed learning some traditional games from the guest instructors. Don’t forget that soccer games Read More »

Middle School Update 9/7/2018

September 7th, 2018

Hello Everyone, The Fall retreat was a grand success, bonds were made and reformed, students and teachers alike, basked in the glow of yet another enriching trip to Flathead Lake. One of our goals is to build community and establish common understandings of what an efficient, yet empathetic and compassionate middle school community looks and Read More »

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