Principal's Message

Dear West Mercer Families,

Welcome to our new school year! Please note that the first day of school (Wednesday, August 31) will be a full school day (not an early release day like all other Wednesdays). School will be in session from 9:15-3:45 on August 31.

We are looking forward to this school year with enthusiasm and excitement. Our teachers and paraprofessionals are ready for your child(ren).  Lynn Lawrence, our West Mercer office manager, has registered many new families, ordered needed materials, and updated student files. Tamara Steeb, our secretary, has recently joined us in the front office to ensure our space is ready to receive your family.  Our hard working and conscientious custodians, Steve Kiner and Canh Ta, alongside several additional members of the Maintenance and Operations team, have been hard at work all summer cleaning every room and organizing many staff moves. We are ready, with sparkling floors and welcoming classrooms.

Our much-appreciated PTSA has been working hard to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer exciting events and programs. We continue to be a joyful and caring community, sharing in common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students, and promoting high-level learning.

An extra warm welcome to families new to our district, we look forward to meeting and working with you!  In addition to the New Family Principal’s Coffee on Friday, 9/9 at 9:30 a.m., you are invited to the All School Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Districtwide New Family Event on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (at Northwood) and our PTSA West Mercer New Parent Social on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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.