McPherson Middle School Redesign

Students will be future ready through balanced, personal learning.


Social/Emotional Academic Civic Engagement

Welcome to the McPherson Middle School Redesign Page!

Join us on our journey as we participate in the Kansans Can Redesign Initiative as a Mercury school.

Each page outlines our progress in each of the nine redesign structures:

  • Relationships
  • Balanced Learning Opportunities
  • Individual Plan of Study
  • Student Choice
  • Business & Community
  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Extracurriculars
  • Physical Activity
  • Graduation/Post-Secondary

McPherson Middle School Redesign Team Members

Brandon Simmelink-Principal

TJ Jackson-SPED Teacher

Maria Loewen-Science

Jenny Vernon-Grammar & Composition

Taryn Vetter-Literature


Jackie Bohnenblust-Social Studies

Jeff Allmon-Guidance Counselor

Jacque Colgrove-Math

LeeAnn Reiss-Reading/math interventionist

Carol Nelson-District Education Technology Specialist

Shiloh Vincent-Executive Director of Secondary Education

Jay Scott- KSDE Secondary Redesign Specialist

Redesign Meetings

School Visits

10/3/2017 MS88 in New York

Jeff Allmon

Jackie Bohnenblust

Maria Loewen

Brandon Simmelink

MS 88 Core Values.pdf

11/3/2017 Tulsa MET JR/SR High School & McClure Elementary, Tulsa, OK

TJ Jackson

LeeAnn Reiss

Jacque Colgrove

Brandon Simmelink

Shiloh Vincent

2/13/2018 Capturing Kids Hearts, Goddard KS

Jason Fish

TJ Jackson

Wendy Gottwald

Sarah Hendricks

Jeff Almon

Kim Krase

Nicky Bowers

Brandon Simmelink

Shiloh Vincent

Gordon Mohn

4/6/2018 Woodland Park Middle School, Woodland Park Colorado

Bev Nye

JoRae Myers

Taryn Vetter

Jenny Vernon

Johanna Niehage

Jill Hultburg

David Hoffman

Miriam Griggs

Brandon Simmelink

Shiloh Vincent

4/6/2018 Capturing Kids Hearts, Jenkins Middle School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jenny Vernon

Johanna Niehage

Brandon Simmelink

Shiloh Vincent