• Don’t miss the latest developments in the effort to change school start times. Middle and elementary schools may see changes.
  • This word cloud includes many descriptors with the largest being Good, Kind, Brave, Responsible, Respectful, Helpful, Ally, Example, Friendly, Nice, and Safe.
    Van Hise Word Cloud About Role Models
    Van Hise students from across the school generated a Word Cloud as a way of sharing what they think the most important aspect of role models are. This was a part of our February celebration of Role Models and Leaders.
  • Enrollment for all 4K and Kindergarten students new to MMSD is Monday, March 5
    You can begin the online enrollment process on February 26.
  • Families sit at tables, in discussion, as teachers stand at the front of the room with a presentation on TV screens.
    Van Success Nights a Huge...Success!
    Kindergarten-5th grade families participated in success nights throughout October to learn about "the learning pit," our new math curriculum, and a new parent mentorship program! The kindergarten success night is pictured here.
  • Tony Memmel on guitar and his wife providing back up vocals as students cluster at their feet in the Van Hise gymnasium.  Memmel plays guitar by attaching a pic to his handless left arm with Gorilla tape.
    On October 9th, Van Hise students enjoyed singing along with singer-songwriter Tony Memmel!
    A one-time student of Van Hise music teacher Margaret Jenks, Memmel came to share his music and his story of learning to play the guitar with only one hand. Students were entertained and inspired!
  • Principal Keeler and Hugo, the hedgehog mascot, make the assembled students go wild!
    Van Hise's First Assembly of the Year was So Much Fun!
    On Tuesday, September 12th the Van Hise students enjoyed an assembly with the theme of "Being an Awesome Hedgie." Our mascot, Hugo, was a huge hit!
  • Graduates high-five elementary school students
    MMSD Annual Report on Progress
  • Learn about your child's report card
    Find resources to learn what the standards-based report cards are all about
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