August 1, 2016
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)!
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)
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...
Open August 8 - August 30
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Afternoons by appointment only
Closed on Fridays
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...
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.
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...
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...
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM MIHS All-Fall Sports Parent Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board meeting-Public Hearing on Budget
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM IP Open House
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM NW PTA Welcome Back Staff Lunch
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM LR Open House
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM NW Open House & Tours
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM WM Open House/meet the teachers all grades