Dec
03
2018

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 […]

Nov
28
2018

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 […]

Nov
13
2018

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 […]

Nov
06
2018

Aspects of ancient Greece and Rome

High School students recently presented their posters on aspects of ancient Greece and Rome. Their subjects included Greek mathematicians, the Roman Army and the Olympic Games.

Oct
31
2018

High School tries Odysseus for blinding of Cyclops

Freshman and sophomore literature students tried Odysseus for the blinding of Cyclops in a mock trial on Monday. It was their final on “The Odyssey” for the first quarter. Students took the trial very seriously, and were not only well-prepared, but were also adept at ad-libbing. They dressed in their best courtroom apparel for the […]

Sep
12
2018

High School retreats to Olympic Peninsula

In the featured photo, high school students study river flow at Nature Bridge during their annual beginning-of-the-school year retreat. They spent three full days at the Olympic Peninsula environmental education center. At Nature Bridge, students develop inquiry-based science skills while hiking nearby peaks, exploring in canoes, investigating tidepools, and analyzing old growth forests.  See a […]

Stained glass polygons
Jun
22
2018

Artwork reflects geometry

These stained glass pieces were the Secondary’s final geometry project of the 2017-2018 school year. Students had to design them using polyhedrons, then calculate the area and that of two of their classmates’ projects. All of the shapes that are used are symmetrical. View more of the pieces in the gallery →.

Senior thesis
Jun
12
2018

Thesis day for seniors

Our seniors,  Anisha Chutani and May Hong,  have been immersed in the complex topics of voting in the United States and the question of extraterrestrial life, as they researched their senior thesis papers, which they presented on Tuesday. As the high school, some administrators and board members  listened,  Anisha discussed  “Voting: A Cornerstone of Democracy:  The […]

PNW icons
Jun
12
2018

Icons of the Pacific Northwest

The Middle School studied the Pacific Northwest this school year. One of their culminating projects is a 3-D model of an iconic feature, symbol or structure, which they present to the younger students who visit—the original Starbucks store, Space Needle, Safeco Field and Deception Pass Bridge among them. They used the Innovation and Design (ID) […]

Platonic solids
May
23
2018

Building Platonic solids integrates art and math

  In 360 BCE, Plato wrote about five polyhedra—solid figures with sides consisting of regular polygons. These are the tetrahedron (4 equilateral triangles), hexahedron (6 squares), octahedron (8 equilateral triangles), dodecahedron (12 regular pentagons), and icosahedron (20 equilateral triangles). Plato believed that these solids were the building blocks of the universe, and that unlocking their […]

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