Principal's Message

Dear West Mercer Families,

I am happy to announce that spring seems to have officially arrived at West Mercer. The daffodils near our front entrance are beginning to bloom and the birds are singing now nearly every morning when I arrive at work. We certainly had our fair share of winter; spring is a welcome change!
We are very proud of our academic program at West Mercer. Part of what makes it so exceptional (aside from our amazing teaching staff) is the strong enrichment options that we offer.



  • 5th Grade Students Transition To Islander Middle School

    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.

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Latest District Headlines

  • MIHS Jazz Band earns top award at Spokane festival 

    March 29, 2017 - Mercer Island High School received the sweepstakes award at the Mead Jazz Northwest festival held in Spokane. Read more...

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  • KMIH receives general excellence award as the top high school radio station in the state

    March 29, 2017 – KMIH 88.9 The Bridge received the general excellence award as the top high school radio station in the state at the recent awards ceremony in Gig Harbor. Read more...

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  • MIHS to send 19 students to international DECA conference

    March 29, 2017 – The Mercer Island High School DECA team has qualified 19 students to advance to the International Career Development Conference next month in Anaheim, Calif. Read more...

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  • Intra-district transfer requests accepted April 1 to 30 

    March 28, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District’s intra-district transfer process is designed to provide families with an opportunity to apply for their child to attend a school in a different home school boundary area based on a unique set of circumstances. Read more...

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  • Resources offer information on immigrant student rights

    March 28, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District is committed to fostering and embracing diversity, inclusiveness, and equity with a focus on respect and acceptance of every student. Given current events, some students and families may wonder how the district will remain committed to this pledge given the recent immigration debates taking place in our nation. Thus, we would like to take an opportunity to reassure all of our families that protecting all of our students’ rights and opportunity to receive a public school education are fundamental to our district regardless of immigration status. Read more...

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  • MISD closed to new non-resident enrollment for 2017-18

    March 28, 2017 – Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced that the district is closed to new non-resident student applicants, due to inadequate space, facilities and staff. This includes students who were granted non-resident enrollment for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year after becoming nonresidents during this year. Read more...

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  • Annual water testing results in replacement of two fixtures

    March 15, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District conducted annual water testing earlier this month, a precaution to ensure the highest water quality throughout its facilities. Read more...

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  • Superintendent Plano's statement on the recent threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center

    On February 27, our Mercer Island community was shaken and experienced a threat of violence, or in other words an act of domestic terrorism, against the Stroum Jewish Community Center. Our District condemns this threat of violence in the strongest terms possible, whether this reprehensible act was intended as an act of hate, anti-Semitism or otherwise intended as anti-immigrant. Read more...

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

    March 6, 2017 - 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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  • Three MIHS graduates to be honored with Pathfinder Awards at Breakfast of Champions April 25

    February 24, 2017 –The Mercer Island School District will present its second annual Pathfinder Awards to three graduates of Mercer Island High School whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s youth to make significant contributions to humankind. 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.