Principal's Welcome

May 1, 2017
Dear Northwood Families,

Welcome to May. I hope you are all enjoying the lengthening days and the sunny, blue skies.
Please note: Friday, May 26 is a school day. This is a weather make-up day, and school will be in session.

 
Special School Board Meeting:
Please mark your calendars and plan to join the special meeting of the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 16 at 11:00-11:30 a.m. in the Northwood Elementary Commons. The Board members will spend the morning at Northwood visiting classrooms, followed by this opportunity for Northwood community members to connect with them in this forum. We hope to see you there.

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Latest Northwood Headlines

  • Special Considerations for Student Placement 2017-2018

    As we approach the final months of school, we will begin the process of placing students in classrooms for the 2017-2018 school year.  Student placement at all elementary schools is guided by the following principles:

    • Every teacher is dedicated to high academic standards and meeting the learning and social needs of each child.


    • Every child’s placement is important and deserves careful consideration. 

    Classroom teachers, specialists, support staff, and the principal are all part of the placement process. Parent input is important and valued. However, classroom groupings based solely on parent requests can result in unequal class size, and/or classes organized by friendship groups, neighborhoods, sports teams, etc.

    • Students benefit from new experiences. 

    A life lesson for children to learn is that working with a variety of student and teacher personal styles is enriching and helps prepare them to successfully handle new and different experiences.

    Balanced classrooms should reflect our diverse society.

    Link to Special Considerations Form

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  • Kindergarten registration now open for the 2017-18 school year

    March 6, 2017 - Mercer Island School District is now accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Families may download the registration packet here and return it to their neighborhood school. Read more...

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  • Summer School Information

    Mercer Island School District will be offering summer school for students who need an extra boost or to maintain skills over the summer. Current Mercer Island teachers and staff teach and support students. The summer school staff collects information from the current teachers to help determine areas of focus for the students. Parents who are interested can register online: Click here.  

    If you have questions, please contact Mary Newcomer (mary.newcomer@mercerislandschools.org).

    Location: Northwood Elementary

    Dates (15 Days):
    July 5-7
    July 11-14
    July 18-21
    July 25-28

    Times:
    9:00- 10:30- Literacy
    10:45- 12:15- Mathematics

    Summer School Cost
    $250 for just literacy
    $250 for just math
    $500 for both content areas

    Families interested in financial assistance may contact Mary Newcomer (mary.newcomer@mercerislandschools.org).

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Latest District Headlines

  • Biotechnology students earn awards at Student Bio Expo 

    May 25, 2017 - Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned several awards for their outstanding entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Read more...

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  • Reminder: Weather-Related Makeup Days scheduled May 26 and June 16

    May 19, 2017 - Consistent with the District’s 2016-17 School Calendar, the two school weather-related makeup days for the February closures will be Friday, May 26 and Friday, June 16, which is the last day of school.

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  • Mercer Island PTA Council honored for community service

    May 19, 2017 - The Mercer Island PTA Council was honored for community service by the Mercer Island School District on May 12. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island students place at international DECA competition

    May 15, 2017 – Four members of the Mercer Island High School DECA team placed in the recent International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, Calif. Read more...

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  • MIHS boys golf team named academic state champions

    May 11, 2017 - The Mercer Island High School boys golf team has been named Academic State Champions for the 2016-17 spring sports season. Read more...

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  • DigiPen Summer Workshops for HS Students

    May 11, 2017 - In partnership with DigiPen Institute of Technology, the Mercer Island School District will be offering two DigiPen courses: Video Game Development Level 1 and Mobile App Development during the summer. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District recruiting bus drivers

    May 9, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District is actively seeking new bus drivers for the 2017-18 school year. Read more...

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  • Lakeridge Elementary honored with national Green Ribbon Schools award

    May 4, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Lakeridge Elementary is among the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. Read more...

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  • MIHS receives gold medal ranking among nation’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report

    April 27, 2017 - Mercer Island High School has received a gold medal ranking among the nation’s Best High Schools in the 2017 annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report for student achievement. Read more...

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  • Kindergarten registration now open for the 2017-18 school year

    Mercer Island School District is now accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Families may download the registration packet here and return it to their neighborhood school. Read more...

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