March is upon us and while that
typically means the start of spring, it feels as though we have been
enjoying spring for well over a month now! February was a very busy
month here at Lakeridge. The fifth grade production of Willy Wonka was
amazing, we celebrated our collective cultural heritage at International
Night, and all month long, the students and staff celebrated “Loving It
at Lakeridge Month.” I would like to thank all of the parents and staff
who helped make these events possible. Read More
Islanders advance in Destination Imagination competition; four teams bound for state tournament
Mercer Island School District sent 16 teams to the 2015
Destination Imagination Seattle-Metro Regional Tournament on Feb.
28 at Bellevue High School. Four teams advanced and will compete at the
state tournament in East Wenatchee on March 28. Read more...
REMINDER | School in session Monday, March 16 for make-up day
Mercer Island School District will hold classes on Monday, March 16 to
make up for the day that was missed Sept. 29, 2014. All schools, programs and
transportation will operate on a normal Monday schedule. Read more...
King County Executive Dow Constantine tours Mercer Island schools
On Feb. 12, King County Executive Dow Constantine, along with Deputy Executive and Mercer Island High School (MIHS) graduate Fred Jarrett, toured Mercer Island schools and discussed educational programs and initiatives with students and staff. The Mercer Island School District is one of the 19 public school districts in King County which Constantine is visiting in his efforts to reduce demand for the criminal justice system by investing in less-expensive prevention efforts, including early education. Read more...
Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Core Literacy Adoption Open House Events
A team of teachers, parents, and
administrators have been working hard conducting a comprehensive search for a
new third, fourth, and fifth grade core literacy program. The curriculum
adoption group, guided by literacy research, best practices in instruction and
knowledge of Mercer Island students, evaluated five publishers. The process has
reached a point where we would like to invite more community members to two
open forums to elicit feedback from parents and other stakeholders. Read more...
The Mercer Island School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Harassment, Intimidation and
Bullying (HIB) Coordinator:
Dr. Gary Plano, Superintendent,
Title IX Compliance Coordinator:
Dean Mack, CFO/COO, (206) 236-4522
Section 504 & ADA Coordinator:
Lindsay Myatich, Director, (206) 236-3326
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator:
Mark Roschy, Director, (206) 236-3439