Principal's Message

Dear West Mercer Families,

I see on my calendar that we are already in the third week of August and I am amazed! Where did our summer go? As is often the case, the month of July flew by and now August seems to be speeding along just as fast! Through this hurried summer I hope you have had lots of opportunities to enjoy fun and relaxation with family and friends. It is this very act of rejuvenation that gets us ready for the quickly approaching first days of school. While I still have much on my “to do” list, I am truly excited for the beginning of school. I am honored to have the chance to work with this AMAZING learning community (students, staff, and families)!

I am the new principal at West Mercer, having come from district leadership in the Issaquah School District. During my years in Issaquah I served in both district and school leadership roles as well as teaching both primary and intermediate grade levels. I believe that all students can grow and learn. In addition, I believe that all students DESERVE to grow and learn. It is with this lens that I have begun my work at West Mercer. I look forward to working with staff and families to support each and every one of our West Mercer “wolves”.

Latest West Mercer Headlines

  • Announcing the Super Student Council Sock and Shoe Drive during Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 7th! 

    Please bring gently worn shoes (all sizes) and/or new socks to donate to Treehouse Foster Care Support in Seattle!   Last year, West Mercer families donated 146 pairs of shoes and 96 pairs of socks to benefit Treehouse.  What an amazing effort to show our support!  West Mercer Student Council thinks we can do it again!   Clean out those closets and hit the sock sales!!  We’ll see you bright and early at Walk to School Day onOctober 7th!  Many thanks for your support.

    West Mercer Student Council

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  • New 2015- 16 Volunteer Training Information

    If you are interested in volunteering at West Mercer Elementary, please click this link for more information.

     This year, all 3 Elementary Schools will be requiring all volunteers to complete the following items before they can volunteer at the elementary school.

     You will  need to:

    1. Watch the PowerPoint - click here to view

    2. Fill out the Background Check Form

    3. Fill out the volunteer agreement

    4. Copy your Driver's License

     Return the Background Check Form, the Volunteer Agreement and the copy of your Driver's License to the office. Once your background check has been processed, you are set to go!

     Every volunteer will need to complete the forms, even if they have done this in years past.

     *** You will still need to check-in at the office and get a badge every time you volunteer in the school. To obtain a badge, you are required to present your Driver's License.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elementary No. 4’s first teachers named

    Today the Mercer Island School District (MISD) announced the teachers who will make up the Core Team at Elementary No. 4. Read more...
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  • Fred Rundle promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services

    Mercer Island School District Director of Learning Services Fred Rundle has been promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services, effective July 1, 2015. In his new role, Rundle will retain many of his current duties, but will also lead the learning services team and supervise the four elementary principals. 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.