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Seahawks assistant inspires MIHS students

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Ben Malcolmson, Special Assistant to Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, spoke to students at MIHS about the importance of perseverance and reaching their potential.
 
Spotlight Fall 2016

Mercer Island Schools have introduced a new Elementary World Language program this fall, teaching Spanish to all students in grades K-5. Join us for a visit to Lakeridge Elementary and watch as students talk about how much they are enjoying the experience of learning a new language.

 

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Mercer Island Schools embrace a 2020 Vision, preparing our students to think, collaborate, and to be creative in an interconnected world. This video, created for the 2016 Mercer Island Schools Foundation Breakfast of Champions, shows our students at work learning the foundations of literacy, building global awareness and citizenship, and exploring the frontiers of science.
 
 

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  • Dr. Gary Plano announces his plans to depart as superintendent June 30. 2017

    January 18, 2017 – In a message sent to Mercer Island families, staff and community members today, Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced the end of his tenure as superintendent of the Mercer Island School District on June 30, 2017. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island joins with regional education leaders to urge lawmakers to extend existing levy limits

    January 12, 2017 – The Mercer Island School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Gary Plano and Board Director and Legislative Representative, Ralph Jorgenson, joined education leaders from throughout the Puget Sound region today to urge legislators to enact a bi-partisan solution to the “levy cliff” issue – which threatens to create a $228 million hole in local school budgets for the coming school year. Read more...

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  • Procedures for Weather Related School Cancellations or Delays

    January 11, 2017 - With two delayed starts due to weather already this winter, this is a good opportunity to review the Mercer Island School District's Emergency School Operations Schedule, which is posted on our website HERE. Read more...

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  • Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year

    January 9, 2017 – Mercer Island School District will begin accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. For families seeking information about the district’s kindergarten program and registration process, kindergarten information sessions will be held at each elementary school from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31. Read more...

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  • Nominations close Feb. 1 for second year of Pathfinder Awards honoring Mercer Island High School alumni  

    The Mercer Island School District is now seeking nominations for its second annual Pathfinder Awards. The award celebrates graduates of Mercer Island High School whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s youth. The deadline to submit nominations online is February 1, 2017. Read more...

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  • MIHS broadcasting students named as finalists for national awards

    January 5, 2017 - Seven Mercer Island High School broadcasting students have been named as finalists for the coveted Golden Microphone awards. These are annual honors presented to the nation’s finest high school and college media students by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). Read more...

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  • MIHS to present “Big Love” as winter play

    January 3, 2017 - The Mercer Island High School drama department will present its winter play “Big Love,” with performances on January 26, 27, 28 and February 2, 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Read more...

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  • MISD receives Apple Distinguished Program award for innovation and excellence and serves as model for other schools

    December 12, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District accepted its award as an Apple Distinguished Program for its implementation of iPad in the classroom at the December 8 School Board meeting. This is the second time Apple has bestowed this award upon the Mercer Island School District. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District 2015-16 Annual Report available online 

    December 2, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District (MISD) 2015-16 Annual Report, titled “Soaring to 2020,” is now available online. Read more...

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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...
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