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.
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?"
This video seeks to provide clarification for what the "Mercury 7 Project" is and why USD 418 is involved.