January 30, 2015 – For about a decade, two ospreys have nested in Mercer Island on a light pole at Islander Stadium. Like clockwork, the urban raptors return near the beginning of April to lay eggs.
January 30, 2015 – Mercer Island High School (MIHS) senior David Emanuels was recently selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholars Program semifinalist.
January 29, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – On Thursday, at 1:20 p.m., fire alarms at Mercer Island High School went off after smoke set off an alarm in a bathroom. In the construction zone, a welder inadvertently caused plastic to melt and the resulting smoke escaped into the vents in the adjoining wall where the bathroom is located. The Mercer Island Fire Department responded immediately, cleared the smoke, and reset the alarm. Students were briefly evacuated to the football field while the fire department cleared the school for re-entry. Classes have now resumed as scheduled.
January 26, 2015 – At the Jan. 20, 2015 meeting of the Mercer Island School Board, board members and district staff met with board members of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.
January 20, 2015 – The Mercer Island School District (MISD) Boundary Committee, charged with presenting MISD Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano with a recommendation for new elementary boundaries for the four elementary schools that will determine school placements for students beginning in the 2016-17 school year, will hold a public hearing on Feb. 4, 2015.
Jan. 16, 2015 – The Mercer Island School District (MISD) will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be no school-related activities.
Jan. 12, 2015 – The Mercer Island School District is hosting an information session for the parents of incoming 2015-16 kindergarten students on Monday, Jan. 26, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. District staff will present an overview of the program, answer questions, talk about educational opportunities for students, and distribute registration forms.
Jan. 12, 2015 – The Mercer Island School District (MISD) will host a Different Learners Review Parent Update on Jan. 20 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the MISD Board Room.
Jan. 6, 2014 – Six members of the Mercer Island High School (MIHS) jazz program will perform live on air on KPLU radio, 88.5 FM, on Jan. 15 from 12:15 to 12:35 p.m. at KPLU’s Belltown studio.