Distance learning recommenced for PVSchools students on Monday, November 23.
A new program at EMIS, Mutt-i-grees teaches students to show compassion, care, and kindness using shelter dogs and then allows students to use that experience to create and maintain a positive classroom climate. Designed by Yale University's School of the 21st Century, the program is part of the North Shore Animal League of America, the oldest and largest animal shelter and adoption operation in the world. Mutt-i-grees approaches social and emotional learning from the unique perspective of making shelter animals -both virtual and actual - catalysts for compassion and learning. Our School Resource Officer (SRO) will have an active role in the Mutt-i-gree program at EMIS.
EMIS is fortunate to have Phoenix Police Officer Josh Bodine as a part of our EMIS staff. Officer Bodine is on campus to support our Echo Mountain community through safety education and provides an additional level of security for our school.
Echo Mountain Intermediate School is one of the few schools in our area to offer full-time instruction in both Media (Library) and Technology. At EMIS, we feel that technology is best used as a tool for learning in the classroom, as well as a venue for creativity and a way for students to learn essential skills for the 21st Century job market they will face in the future. As such, we offer Google Chromebooks in a moveable lap that can be checked out, as well as 3 computer labs available for classroom use. These tools allow for individualized instruction for students and portals to the world of the internet.
Our Media and Tech Lab classes offer students the opportunity to engage with the world of print and electronic literature, gain keyboarding skills, and learn the basics of computer science through basic coding instruction.