USD 418, along with six other Kansas school districts, will participate in the KSDE Mercury 7 School Redesign Project during the 2017-2018 school year. While the "school redesign" gives many people an idea what the project is about, many have asked: "Why Mercury 7? What does that mean? And, why is USD 418 a participant?"
USD 418's involvement in the KSDE Mercury 7 Redesign Project will undoubtedly require communication with students, staff, parents, and community members across McPherson, Kansas.
On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the Kansas State Board of Education named McPherson USD 418 as one of the seven Kansas school districts participating in the Kansans Can School Redesign Project known as the "Mercury 7 Project" - a parallel to the 1960's race to the moon.