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...

  • 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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  • 25 MIHS seniors honored as National Merit Commended Scholars

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  • MIHS Wind Ensemble invited to perform at Northwest Music Education Conference

    October 7, 2016 - The Mercer Island High School Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the National Association for Music Education Northwest Conference to be held on February 17 and 18, 2017 at the Bellevue Hyatt and Westin. Read more...

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    September 14, 2016 – Ten Mercer Island High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists. Read more...

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    September 14, 2016 - The MISD Early Childhood Special Education Program, (ECSE Program) located in Northwood Elementary, provides morning and afternoon developmental programming for students three to five years old who have been identified as having disabilities. There are presently two openings in each session for non-disabled peers to serve as peer mentors to students with disabilities. 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.