Principal's Message

 March 2, 2015

 Dear West Mercer Families,

As the recent flurry of communication has indicated, we have many upcoming events, activities, and important dates approaching at West Mercer.  I recognize your inbox may be getting more than the usual number of emails regarding district and school events and initiatives.  We appreciate the time you take to learn about, support, and invest in the continuing improvement of West Mercer Elementary and Mercer Island School District. 

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Latest West Mercer Headlines

  • Mark Your Calendars!

    The Mercer Island School District #400 Board of Directors will be holding a special meeting at West Mercer on Tuesday, March 17th. As part of their special site visit, Board Members will be meeting with parents in the West Mercer Staff Room from 11:15-12:00 a.m. We invite you to take this opportunity to connect with your Mercer Island School Board in this information session.
     
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  • Dear 5th Grade Parents,

    Believe it or not, 2015 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 September 8, 2015. 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. Click here to read more.
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Latest District Headlines

  • Islanders advance in Destination Imagination competition; four teams bound for state tournament

    The Mercer Island School District sent 16 teams to the 2015 Destination Imagination Seattle-Metro Regional Tournament on Feb. 28 at Bellevue High School. Four teams advanced and will compete at the state tournament in East Wenatchee on March 28. Read more...
     
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  • REMINDER | School in session Monday, March 16 for make-up day

    The Mercer Island School District will hold classes on Monday, March 16 to make up for the day that was missed Sept. 29, 2014. All schools, programs and transportation will operate on a normal Monday schedule. Read more...
     
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  • Input requested | 2015 Educational Effectiveness Parent Survey

    The 2015 Educational Effectiveness Parent Survey for schools in the Mercer Island School District has been released online. Surveys must be submitted online by April 3, 2015. Read more...
     
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  • Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Core Literacy Adoption Open House Events

    A team of teachers, parents, and administrators have been working hard conducting a comprehensive search for a new third, fourth, and fifth grade core literacy program. The curriculum adoption group, guided by literacy research, best practices in instruction and knowledge of Mercer Island students, evaluated five publishers. The process has reached a point where we would like to invite more community members to two open forums to elicit feedback from parents and other stakeholders. 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.