MS learns about Scandinavia

Ginkgo students visited the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle during Intersession. The staff provided a learning activity about immigration, with multiple stations and activities; students then toured the museum in small groups. They were impressed by the brand new building in Ballard, with its unique architecture communicating a sense of the ships for which Scandinavians […]

WMHS presents “The SeussOdyssey” on Jan. 23

Keep 6:30 p.m., Jan. 23, open for the WMHS drama class performance of “The SeussOdyssey,” acted out through puppets that the students have themselves created and learned to use. Narrator 1 and 2 guide your literary journey, as Homer’s Odyssey is told in the style of Dr. Seuss. Hear the singing Cyclops (“Oh the sights […]

Forensics class investigates Dollhouses of Death

The Dollhouse of Death project culminates the first semester science elective, a course in Forensics for 9th-12th-graders. Students built their dollhouses individually or in pairs, being sure to include all features specified as project criteria. They evaluate their own work according to 12 rubric categories, and then proceed to take notes on an investigatory sheet […]

MS students show immigration stories

Middle School students’ culminating immigration projects were built upon interviews with family members to learn as much as possible about their personal immigration and emigration stories: What were some countries of origin? What states have people lived in? How did the students come to be in the Seattle metropolitan area? Presentations also included illustrations relevant […]

Students of Japanese try their hands at calligraphy

Students in the Japanese 1 class learned some calligraphy during the first week of January. “I really liked the calligraphy project because it offered a unique insight into Japanese culture and history. It was also fun making ink and drawing the characters. We also learned about the different parts of the calligraphy set and paper.”—Tane […]

Of Nobler Ways

A short story by Zach— His eyes shone forth like two brilliant sparks in a wildfire of contorted fury. They split through the air like javelins, not stopping to rest at the man’s heart, but continuing forth to strike him in the soul. The king commanded him to rise, but in a voice so barely […]

High School Voices: CO2 Emission Rising in 4 Years

By Katherine Lee ‘22 Human-caused climate change is definitely one of the most serious issues in the world since the early 1800s. The emission of CO2 started during the Industrial era, where humans built an immense amount of factories. Climate change is a topic that the United Nations and many scientists in different countries are […]

Japanese language classes make sushi

High School and Middle School students in Japanese 1 classes with Atsuko Seckinger learned to make authentic sushi on Nov. 20. “I had a great time cooking this morning,” Kevin said. “I found it really cool how they used the cooking mats to help roll up the rolls. “I also thought the way we made […]

HS Students Attend JSA Convention

(During Nov. 3-4, WMHS’s Junior State of America participants attended the 2018 Fall State Convention in Seattle to learn more about politics and policy.) By Sachin I. During the JSA trip, we viewed various debates that were held, took part in the social activities, and overall had a wonderful time. Each debate is placed in […]

No Longer Empty, These Walls Have Wisdom

The walls of WMHS’s long upstairs hallway, so empty in summer, are now vibrant exhibit spaces for High School and Middle School student work. With visual components a part of every quarter’s assignments, the walls teem with student wisdom. At the Secondary level, as in Elementary, Early Childhood and Toddler communities, Montessori education reflects interdisciplinary […]

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