Hour of Code at Vista Middle School

Hour of Code at Vista Middle School

Vista teacher Tracie Morris observes students Elena Bianco and Matthew Schlichting during Hour of Code.

Did you know that jobs with the best growth potential in the next seven years are in the information technology and health care fields? (careercast.com)

Vista Middle School students are preparing for those jobs and a future workforce that will be driven by technology. During Computer Science Week, and in celebration of Hour of Code, students in Ms. Tracie Morris' sixth period technology class are learning how to code.

Through the district's 1:1 program, students use their district issued devices to code. Students create and design computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult talks. They study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stores they can share. When students complete a project, they are awarded an Hour of Code certificate which goes into their online portfolio in OneNote.

This is the fourth year that Vista has participated in Hour of Code. Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. This year, more than 136,000 events worldwide were registered for Hour of Code. More information at https://hourofcode.com/us.


Hour of Code at Vista Middle School from Ferndale Schools on Vimeo.

For more information:

  • Vista Middle School Teacher Tracie Morris, 360.383.9370, tracie.morris@ferndalesd.org
  • Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning Scott Brittain, 360.383.9210, scott.brittain@ferndalesd.org
  • Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 360.383.9207, tammy.bengen@ferndalesd.org