Principal's Message

 

Dear West Mercer Families,


Happy 2017! Where has the time gone? It seems just yesterday we were welcoming your students for their first day of school, but now here we are quickly approaching the half way mark! Students are hard at work learning, playing, and making new friends.


At West Mercer we really pride ourselves in providing a top quality educational experience for all students. Part of that experience is of course academic (and our teachers are committed to providing research based instruction that ensures academic achievement for all) but it also includes Social and Emotional learning. Research has shown us two things that drives our belief in Social and Emotional learning:

  1. that students perform significantly better in an environment where they feel valued and that they feel comfortable in.

  2. that our social and emotional health can be as important (and sometimes more important) to our long term success in life.


 

 

Latest District Headlines

  • 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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About West Mercer Elementary

Our students will thrive in the cognitive, global and digital world while sustaining their passion and inspiration for learning.
 
1. Students will develop positive habits & attitudes toward learning
2. Students will pursue their personal best academic achievement
3. Students will prepare for their future learning and work in the modern world. 
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