Lakeridge students become "Merchants With a Cause" to help others

Several Lakeridge Elementary classes in grades 3 to 5 recently concluded a "Merchants With a Cause" unit, creating socially responsible products to display and sell at their pop-up marketplace. The products raised over $1,400 to benefit non-profit organizations.



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Blanket tying

8th grade social studies classes at Islander Middle School held a Day of Service to help the community. Students assembled hygiene kits and tied blankets for local shelters, and painted rocks to be displayed next to the Anne Frank tree planted in the Seattle Center Peace Garden.

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Mercer Island is located in the middle of beautiful Lake Washington, within minutes of Seattle and Bellevue. It is joined with Seattle by the Interstate 90 floating bridge and Bellevue by the east channel bridge. The City of Mercer Island serves primarily as a residential community for about 24,000 people, most of whom are employed in professional and managerial positions in Seattle and the surrounding areas.

The Mercer Island School District has a K-12 population of more than 4,300 and enjoys a wide-spread reputation for quality and excellence, combining academics, cultural expression, and athletic achievement. More info...