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.
This video provides an introduction to the Mercury 7 Redesign Project that Eisenhower Elementary School and McPherson Middle School will be involved in during the 2017-18 School Year.
This video details the purpose of this video series and describes why we are communicating in this manner. Additionally, this video discusses C3: Citizenship, College, and Career Readiness, which serves as the foundation for our district/schools as EES and MMS begin their work on the Mercury 7 Redesign Project.
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.
Regarding this recognition, Superintendent Mohn stated, “It is a distinct honor to join the efforts of other Kansas schools that are willing to look differently at how we prepare students to be successful adults. McPherson has a long tradition of designing our schools to meet the needs of students and the community. For us, this is the ‘next step’ in the district’s Citizenship, College and Career Readiness (C3) efforts.”
This video "sets the stage" for the redesign work that will occur this school year in McPherson, Kansas as they take MC418 To The Moon!
As USD 418 embarks on the school-redesign journey as part of the "Mercury 7 Project", many in McPherson, Kansas have asked: "Why redesign? Aren't we doing really great things already?"
This video seeks to explain USD 418's involvement in the Mercury 7 Project, and why it is important for USD 418 to redesign despite the great results we have seen in years past.