About

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

Excite. Engage. Empower. ME3H


Vision

MEHMS is committed to creating an innovative learning environment that excites, engages, and empowers ALL of its members to become internationally-minded citizens who are active, compassionate, and reflective lifelong learners.

Mission

Our mission is to prepare our students for success in a global society by teaching them 21st Century skills through a rigorous curriculum while maintaining a safe environment conducive to their developmental needs. To achieve this mission we will follow these precepts:

  • We will develop a standards based curriculum that is innovative, challenging, exploratory, interdisciplinary, and relevant to the diverse needs of our young adolescents.
  • We will provide exciting, engaging and empowering learning opportunities that simulate real world experiences. The following effective approaches will be incorporated into our lessons: STEAM Integration (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), Arts Integration, Project Based Learning, Technology Integration, and MYP IB Middle Year's Programme.
  • We will incorporate the MYP framework within our school culture to encourage international mindedness; creative, critical and reflective thinking; and making connections between traditional subjects and the real world.
  • We will teach the agreed upon course objectives while providing evidence of student achievement of those objectives through varied means and timely, relevant assessments.
  • We will work as a Professional Learning Community focusing on best pedagogical practice and data analysis to appropriately challenge and ensure achievement for all learners.
  • We will, by differentiating instruction, demonstrate our belief and expectation that all students can achieve, and ensure each student attains proficient to advanced academic growth.