Principal's Welcome

February 3, 2017

Dear Northwood Families,
Welcome to February. For such a short month, it promises to be a very busy one. February provides us an opportunity for us to observe Black History Month all month, Valentine's Day on February 14, and Presidents' Day on February 20. February 16 is a no-school day as it was reserved for Weather Make-up. We will also enjoy Mid-Winter Break from February 17 through February 21. February 1 and 8 also mark both our competitive and non-competitive spelling bees.

 

Latest Northwood Headlines

  • Dear 5th Grade Parents,

    Believe it or not, 2017 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 August 30th, 2017. 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.

    5th Grade Registration Information (packets distributed to students at their elementary): Registration information will be delivered to 5th grade classroom on March 17th. Families will need to complete the registration worksheet and turn it in to their 5th grade teachers by March 24th.

    Gator for a Night . . . Incoming 6th Grade Family Night (for parents and incoming 6th graders): This event is on Tuesday, March 21 at IMS.

    Click HERE to read more...

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  • Northwood Volunteer Information

    If you are planning to volunteer in the classroom, on field trips, for class parties or any school function you must complete the 15 minute Volunteer Training and Washington State Patrol Background Check.  Click HERE for all of the details.

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Latest District Headlines

  • Four MIHS graduates to be honored with Pathfinder Awards at Breakfast of Champions April 25

    February 24, 2017 –The Mercer Island School District will present its second annual Pathfinder Awards to four graduates of Mercer Island High School whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s youth to make significant contributions to humankind. Read more...

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  • Two School Board positions up for election this year - learn more at upcoming informational meetings

    February 22, 2017 - This fall, two of the five Mercer Island School Board seats will be up for election. This includes board positions 2 and 4. Board members are elected to four-year terms by Mercer Island voters. Read more...

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  • KMIH 88.9 The Bridge will no longer be simulcast on 94.5 FM

    February 16, 2017 - KMIH 88.9 FM The Bridge, the Mercer Island High School student radio station, will no longer be simulcast on 94.5 FM effective February 23, 2017. Read more...

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  • Community input sought for update to MISD demographic study

    February 16, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District has begun the process of updating its 2012 Demographic Study as a best practice for long term planning for operations, transportation, and facility needs as population data for the next five years and beyond is studied and analyzed. Read more...

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  • Weather-Related Makeup Days Scheduled

    February 8, 2017 - Consistent with our 2016-17 School Calendar, the two school weather-related makeup days for this week's closures will be May 26 (a Friday) and June 16 (a Friday). February 16 is not being used because we presently have substitute requests that exceed our ability to staff our classrooms; therefore, we need to use the May and June dates.

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  • Mercer Island High School students advance to DECA state competition

    February 2, 2017 – Ninety-three Mercer Island High School students have qualified to compete in the Washington State DECA Career Development Conference March 2 to 4 in Bellevue. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island HS student radio station rebrands as ‘The Bridge’

    January 26, 2017 - KMIH 88.9 The Bridge launches at noon on January 31, replacing the current “Hot Jamz Radio” format on the Mercer Island High School student radio station. Read more...

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  • Dr. Gary Plano announces his plans to depart as superintendent June 30, 2017

    January 18, 2017 – In a message sent to Mercer Island families, staff and community members today, Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced the end of his tenure as superintendent of the Mercer Island School District on June 30, 2017. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island joins with regional education leaders to urge lawmakers to extend existing levy limits

    January 12, 2017 – The Mercer Island School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Gary Plano and Board Director and Legislative Representative, Ralph Jorgenson, joined education leaders from throughout the Puget Sound region today to urge legislators to enact a bi-partisan solution to the “levy cliff” issue – which threatens to create a $228 million hole in local school budgets for the coming school year. Read more...

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  • Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year

    January 9, 2017 – Mercer Island School District will begin accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. For families seeking information about the district’s kindergarten program and registration process, kindergarten information sessions will be held at each elementary school from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31. Read more...

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