Principal's Welcome

  •  JM




    Dear Lakeridge Families,


    It was nice to see so many of you at the Breakfast of Champions.  I am continually impressed by the community support of our schools and the amazing students that graduate from the Mercer Island School district and go on to be outstanding citizens.  Thank you for all your support in the district and at Lakeridge!


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  • Special Considerations for Student Placement 2017-2018

    As we approach the final months of school, we will begin the process of placing students in classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year.  Student placement at all elementary schools is guided by the following principles:

    • Every teacher is dedicated to high academic standards and meeting the learning and social needs of each child.

    • Every child’s placement is important and deserves careful consideration. 

    Classroom teachers, specialists, support staff, and the principal are all part of the placement process. Parent input is important and valued. However, classroom groupings based solely on parent requests can result in unequal class size, and/or classes organized by friendship groups, neighborhoods, sports teams, etc.

    • Students benefit from new experiences. 

    A life lesson for children to learn is that working with a variety of student and teacher personal styles is enriching and helps prepare them to successfully handle new and different experiences.

    • Balanced classrooms should reflect our diverse society.


    Click HERE for the Special Considerations Form

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  • K-5 Summer School

    The Mercer Island School District will offer a four-week "Keeping Pace" 2017 summer program. It is available to current students in grades K-5 who meet the following criteria:
    • He/she is enrolled in the Learning Support Program; or
    • He/she received a grade of 1 or 2 in reading/writing or math on the standards based report card; or
    • His/her teacher recommended him/her.

    Click here for more information about registering for summer school.

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  • Walking

    Walkers Club

    Walkers Club is coming back by popular demand! (Spring Session: Tues/Thurs April 18 – May 25) Our PTA needs volunteers to encourage (and monitor) students in this fun activity by cheering them on and providing them with charms when they complete milestones. The spring session will run each Tuesday and Thursday during lunch recess (12:30 pm to 1:30 pm).  Click HERE to read more and sign up!

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  • IMS

    5th to 6th Grade Transition

    Dear 5th Grade Parents,

    Believe it or not, 2017 is the year your 5th grader goes to middle school! The transition process for students and parents begins this March and runs through the first day of school next year on August 30th, 2017. In anticipation of how quickly spring will be upon us, we want to ask you to please SAVE the DATE for all the following important 5th to 6th transition activities. We have clearly indicated which events are for families, for parents and for students.  Read more HERE.

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  • K

    Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

    If you have an incoming Kindergarten student for the 2017-18 school year, please pick up and complete a registration packed in the main office.  Registration began February 1st, 2017.  The sooner you register, the sooner we can plan staffing and ensure we have everything prepared for the newest members of the Lakeridge community.  We are excited to welcome our newest Lakeridge Lions!

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  • Volunteer


    Lakeridge Volunteer Information

    If you are planning to volunteer in the classroom, on field trips, for class parties or any school function you must complete the 15 minute Volunteer Training and Washington State Patrol Background Check.  Click HERE for all of the details.



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Latest District Headlines

  • Biotechnology students earn awards at Student Bio Expo 

    May 25, 2017 - Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned several awards for their outstanding entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Read more...

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  • Reminder: Weather-Related Makeup Days scheduled May 26 and June 16

    May 19, 2017 - Consistent with the District’s 2016-17 School Calendar, the two school weather-related makeup days for the February closures will be Friday, May 26 and Friday, June 16, which is the last day of school.

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  • Mercer Island PTA Council honored for community service

    May 19, 2017 - The Mercer Island PTA Council was honored for community service by the Mercer Island School District on May 12. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island students place at international DECA competition

    May 15, 2017 – Four members of the Mercer Island High School DECA team placed in the recent International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, Calif. Read more...

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  • MIHS boys golf team named academic state champions

    May 11, 2017 - The Mercer Island High School boys golf team has been named Academic State Champions for the 2016-17 spring sports season. Read more...

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  • DigiPen Summer Workshops for HS Students

    May 11, 2017 - In partnership with DigiPen Institute of Technology, the Mercer Island School District will be offering two DigiPen courses: Video Game Development Level 1 and Mobile App Development during the summer. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District recruiting bus drivers

    May 9, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District is actively seeking new bus drivers for the 2017-18 school year. Read more...

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  • Lakeridge Elementary honored with national Green Ribbon Schools award

    May 4, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Lakeridge Elementary is among the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. Read more...

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  • MIHS receives gold medal ranking among nation’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report

    April 27, 2017 - Mercer Island High School has received a gold medal ranking among the nation’s Best High Schools in the 2017 annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report for student achievement. Read more...

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  • Kindergarten registration now open for the 2017-18 school year

    Mercer Island School District is now accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Families may download the registration packet here and return it to their neighborhood school. 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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