July 19, 2016 - Parent volunteers are needed to serve on the district's Instructional Materials Committee (IMC). The IMC helps recommend and adopt instructional materials that align to the state and district learning standards. The committee membership includes staff, students and parents.
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.
June 27, 2016 - Arlene Azose, math and science teacher at Islander Middle School, was awarded first place in Ivar's 13th annual Teacher of the Year Contest.
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.
June 21, 2016 - The Islander Middle School parking area and loop drive off 84th Avenue SE will be closed from June 24 through late August.
June 9, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District honored its Teachers and Support Staff of the Year at a recognition event June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library.
June 9, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District honored its 2015-16 retirees at a celebration June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library.
May 25, 2016 – The community is invited to the dedication and open house for the new Northwood Elementary from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at the school, 4030 86th Ave. S.E.
May 23, 2016 - Olympic Cascade Aquatics (OCA) and the City of Mercer Island, partners with the Mercer Island School District in operating the Mary Wayte Pool, were honored for community service on May 20.
May 23, 2016 - Mercer Island High School’s KMIH-FM was awarded second in the state for overall excellence at the annual Washington State High School Radio Awards and Conference.
May 23. 2016 - Mercer Island High School’s fall 2015 production of Hello, Dolly! has been recognized by the 5th Avenue Awards honoring musical theater.
May 19, 2016 - Mercer Island School District voluntarily tested its facilities’ drinking water for lead this month as a precaution, and none of the samples were of any level requiring corrective action.
April 28, 2016 - Mercer Island High School has again been recognized among the nation’s Best High Schools in the 2016 annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report for student achievement.
April 26, 2016 - Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation raised $503,523 at the annual Breakfast of Champions on April 26.
April 25, 2016 - Larry Bencivengo, science teacher at Mercer Island High School, has been awarded a grant in the Partners in Science program of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. During the next two summers, he will be conducting basic science research with Dr. Russell Van Gelder, professor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington and director of the UW Medicine Eye Institute.
April 18, 2016 - Island Park and West Mercer Elementary were named recipients of 2015 Washington Achievement Awards today by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and the Washington State Board of Education.
April 18, 2016 - All the world’s a stage! Join the Mercer Island High School drama department as they present their spring play, William Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It.”
The Mercer Island School District intra-district transfer window is designed to provide families with a process to apply for their child to attend a school in a different attendance area based on a unique set of circumstances.
March 30, 2016 – Mercer Island School District is accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2016-17 school year. The district now offers full-day kindergarten at all schools tuition free.
March 29, 2016 - Mercer Island High School received the top award at the Mead Jazz Northwest festival held in Spokane.
March 28, 2016 – Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced that the district is closed to new non-resident student applicants, including students who were granted non-resident enrollment for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year after becoming nonresidents during this year, due to inadequate space, facilities and staff.
March 25, 2016 – Mercer Island High School student journalists won several awards at the Washington Journalism Education Conference this month in Auburn.
Feb. 29, 2016 - The Mercer Island High School drill team is being honored as the 3A academic state champion for the 2015-16 winter sports season by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA).
Feb. 29, 2016 - In partnership with DigiPen University, the Mercer Island School District will be offering a Video Game Development Workshop for high school students this spring.
Feb. 22, 2016 - King County elections reported finalized results that both special levies overwhelmingly passed!
Feb. 5, 2016—Sixty-two Mercer Island High School students have qualified to compete in the Washington State DECA State Career Development Conference in Bellevue on March 3-5.
Feb. 4, 2016 – Lakeridge Elementary School has been recognized with a Washington State Green School Leader Award by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The award recognizes schools in Washington state whose practices reduce waste and protect the environment.
Jan. 29, 2016 – The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education have selected five current MIHS students and one former MIHS student as candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program.
Jan. 29, 2016 – Today the Mercer Island School District (MISD) announced the hiring of a new Communications and Alumni Relations Coordinator.
Jan. 27, 2016—MISD Food Services Director Carol Bus and MIHS kitchen manager Kecia Vineyard usually work in an office or school kitchen. But recently they spent over an hour in a classroom at Island Park Elementary. Their purpose? To teach fourth graders about the delights and benefits of eating healthy food.
Jan. 28, 2016 – MIHS choir, orchestra and band programs represented our district well this past Saturday at the 2016 Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Bellevue College.
Jan. 26, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District is actively seeking new bus drivers.