Principal's Message

August 1, 2016 

Dear West Mercer Families, 

Did you know that we are just 4 weeks from starting our new school year? Where is our summer going? As is often the case, the month of July flew by! 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 continue to feel very honored to have the chance to work with this AMAZING learning community (students, staff, and families)!

School Office

West Mercer’s school office will open on Monday, August 8. Our summer hours are: August 8 to August 30 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, Monday through Thursday (closed on Friday)

Student Placement

A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2016-2017 school year.

Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive experience for ALL students. West Mercer is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher. Read more...

 
  • 2016-2017 Back to School Information

    Find important information about Back to School activities and the start of the new school year by clicking here. This includes information about class placement timelines, open houses, first day of school, transportation and much more.

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  • Summer Office Hours

    Open August 8 - August 30

    Monday -Thursday
    9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    Afternoons by appointment only
    Closed on Fridays

     

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Latest District Headlines

  • Volunteers sought for Diversity Advisory Committee

    August 29, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District seeks volunteers to serve on the district's Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC). Read more...

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  • Mercer Island students post gains in several grade levels on 2015-16 state assessments

    August 23, 2016 – Mercer Island students achieved results significantly above the state averages at all levels on the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) administered last spring. Read more...

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  • District, city partner to employ cameras on school bus stop arms for student safety

    August 18, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District and the City of Mercer Island are working together to enhance student safety with the installation of cameras on school bus stop arms, in order to deter illegal passing by private vehicles. Read more...

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  • 2016-2017 Back to School Information

    Find important information about Back to School activities and the start of the new school year by clicking here. This includes information about class placement timelines, open houses, middle school and high school Back to School/Fees and Photos events, athletic information and much more.

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  • 2016-2017 kindergarten start dates and information

    July 18, 2016 - For the first time, all-day kindergarten is fully funded by the state, making it tuition free for families. Concurrently, the district is placing greater emphasis on child/family transition to kindergarten. To prepare kindergarten students and families for the 2016-2017 school year, parent-student-teacher conferences will occur during the first two days of school, August 31 and September 1. The first full day of school for all kindergarten students will be Friday, September 2. Read more...

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  • Arlene Azose selected as a first place winner in Ivar's Teacher of The Year Awards

    June 27, 2016 - Arlene Azose, math and science teacher at Islander Middle School, was awarded first place in Ivar's 13th annual Teacher of the Year Contest. Read more...

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  • School Board urges city to fund and implement further safety improvements

    June 24, 2016 - Mercer Island School Board members have signed a letter urging the City Council to fund and implement additional safety improvements in the North Mercer complex area which includes Mercer Island High School and Northwood Elementary. Read more...

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  • Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year honored

    June 9, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District honored its Teachers and Support Staff of the Year at a recognition event June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library. 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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