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  • Welcome Letter from Principal McAlaine


    Dear Lakeridge Families,

    Welcome to the 2015-16 school year!

    I am thrilled to have joined the Lakeridge community and eager to meet our students and families! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful summer and are feeling refreshed and ready for an exciting year of learning and growth. Collaboration between home and school is a key component to the success of every student and we are blessed to have such a dedicated, positive, and supportive community of parents, families, teachers, and staff. 

    About me…

    I am a Washington State native. I grew up in Kent and played soccer, basketball, and ran track in high school. I graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Psychology, received a Masters in Teaching and an Administration Certificate from City University of Seattle. I have three kids – my daughter, Austin (24), lives in Santa Barbara, CA and my sons, Cole (16) and Drew (14), attend Sammamish HS in Bellevue. I am getting married in October (new last name is McAlaine), so I will be gaining three more teenage boys – Liam (17), Connor (14), and Aidan (14). My finance, Mike, and I will be spending many hours at football and basketball games throughout the year and we will be keeping Costco in business. J

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Latest District Headlines

  • District responds to intra-district school transfers for 2015-2016

    With the much anticipated opening of the fourth elementary, Northwood, still one year away, the Mercer Island School District has been working with great intention to place students into its three existing elementary schools. Read more...

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  • School offices will be closed on August 20, 2015

    The Lakeridge Elementary office will be closed on August 20, 2015 due to a district event. The office will reopen on Monday, August 24. Summer office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to Noon.

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  • Back to School Information Now Available

    Important information regarding Back to School events and related information is now posted on the Back to School web page found here. The web page contains calendar lists for each school as well as links to many documents and other information you need to make a smooth start to the new school year.

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  • Lakeridge Summer Office Hours

    Open August 10 - September 4
    Monday -Thursday
    9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    Closed on Fridays
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  • Mercer Island School District names new elementary school

    The fourth elementary school in the Mercer Island School District has a permanent name. Northwood will be the district’s newest elementary school, a name suggested by Lakeridge Elementary fifth grader Lainie Wion. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island community supports schools with $950,000 donation through Bridge 2015 campaign

    The Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF) has raised $950,000 to support Mercer Island public schools through the Bridge 2015 campaign and hopes to reach $1,000,000 by June 30. “More than 55 percent of the Mercer Island School District parent community contributed to Bridge 2015,” said MISF Executive Director Penny Yantis. “These funds are critical to supporting our educational model that is focused on personalization and supplying the necessary coaching, supervision, and professional training, as well as having enough quality teachers to maintain lower class sizes than is funded by the state.” Read more...
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  • Jenny Gibbs appointed as new Lakeridge Elementary principal

    Jenny Gibbs has been appointed to serve as the next principal at Lakeridge Elementary School, effective July 1, 2015. Gibbs is familiar with the Mercer Island School District, having previously taught at West Mercer Elementary. While teaching at West Mercer she completed her administrative internship. Most recently, she was the assistant principal at Hazelwood Elementary in the Renton School District, leading and supervising educators and support staff. Read more...
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  • Three more Mercer Island public schools earn King County Green Schools recognition

    Three more Mercer Island public schools are adding green to their colors this spring. Mercer Island High School, Islander Middle School, and West Mercer Elementary have earned King County Green Schools Level Three recognition. Now all Mercer Island public schools have achieved this recognition as Lakeridge Elementary and Island Park Elementary earned the status in 2013. Read more...
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About Lakeridge Elementary


Lakeridge Mission, Goals & Beliefs

Our mission is to give all students at Lakeridge the opportunity to gain knowledge, grow in wisdom,develop confidence and become creative, compassionate and critical thinkers, and to ensure that all children, regardless of level of ability or individual needs, will have the opportunity to reach for, achieve and extend their potential in a changing world.
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