Two MIHS Drama students were nominated for their outstanding performances in the school’s RENT production held this spring.
Superintendent Gary Plano nominated MIYFS school counselors for their dedication to youth and families at Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) luncheon in Renton on May 17, 2013.
The district has started developing the educational specifications or program planning processes to deal with the overcrowding of district schools.
For the third year running, the Mercer Island School District’s Annual Report, Educating the next generation of brilliance received an Award of Merit from the Washington School Public Relations Association (WSPRA.
The Mercer Island School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Aimee Batliner-Gillette as Elementary Associate Principal serving all three elementary schools.
Students in the Radio Broadcasting program at Mercer Island High School attended the 6th Annual Washington State High School Radio Awards on Thursday, May 17, 2013.
Mercer Island DECA chapter members earned the organization's highest honors at DECA's 67th annual International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif., April 24-27, 2013.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education recently announced that Lakeridge Elementary and Island Park Elementary have been awarded the Washington Overall Achievement Award given to the top 5% of schools in the elementary, middle and high school categories.
A total of 37 students advanced to the state contest by winning their category at the Eastshore regional contest!
This past weekend, over 70 teams participated in Relay for Life at Mercer Island High School, a fundraising event to honor those who have fought the disease of cancer, celebrating survivors, raising money for a cure and educating the community
Following more than a year of extensive outreach, the school board has reached a consensus on a solution for a school bond measure. Total cost: $70.3 million.
On the morning of April 30, 2013, the gymnasium at Mercer Island High School was transformed into a festive dining and entertainment venue as over 500 friends and supporters of Mercer Island schools gathered for The Mercer Island Schools Foundation's annual Breakfast of Champions event.
Superintendent Gary Plano was recently notified that the Mercer Island School District is the recipient of a Washington State Green Leader District award, part of the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools Program.
MIHS band students were busy over the weekend canvassing all of Mercer Island collecting food and donations for the MIYFS food bank and Northwest Harvest.
The need for a web-based email service has prompted the Mercer Island School District to switch to Office 365 Education from the current service provided by First Class.
Once again, congratulations are in order to our Destination Imagination Teams. According to Coach Mark Headlee, “We sent five teams to the State Tournament in East Wenatchee yesterday and all five teams placed in the top three. This is our best year ever! Thanks for all of your support.”
The district is being recognized for incorporating environmental stewardship into the School Board’s 2020 Vision, and for the outstanding progress in promoting youth involvement in recycling and waste prevention.
Six MIHS students competed against the smartest students in the state in the school’s first entry into the state Knowledge Bowl competition.
MIHS principal Vicki Puckett announced today that Parker Bixby was selected for the prestigious “Pathfinder Award” because “he inspires others to seek and explore different pathways in life.” Current students, band volunteer Terry Pottmeyer and MISD Administrator Jennifer Wright nominated Bixby.
Twelve Mercer Island High School teams have been recognized by the WIAA for outstanding or distinguished academic achievement; two Mock Trial Teams excelled in the State Finals Tournament; Senior Ryan Gorey captured the award for Best Attorney.
On March 9, 2013, 17 Mercer Island High School students earned medals for performing in the top eight percent (8%) of their events at the Washington State DECA Career Development Conference (SCDC).
Elementary, middle and high school students from the Mercer Island School District displayed creativity, imagination and technical expertise in the Destination ImagiNation Regional competition held on March 2, 2013 at Pacific Cascade Middle School in Issaquah.
Each year the Mercer Island School District uses various methods to gather feedback from students, parents and staff about our effectiveness and areas of improvement. Now in its fifth year, the Educational Effectiveness Survey (EES) is the primary tool that each school uses to help measure their performance relative to the nine Characteristics of Effective Schools. Parents, students and staff complete the EES each year with the results then used for school improvement planning.
I had the pleasure and honor of interviewing for a position last week as Superintendent of Schools in Ashland, Oregon, where I own a second home. While I was offered the position to be Ashland's next superintendent, I declined to reengage in contract negotiations for a number of reasons.
Over the weekend, a crew repaired a filtration-system pipe that was degraded and corroded due to age and use. The pool is back to normal operation.
Parent Input - Different Learners ReviewThe Mercer Island School District is in the midst of a review of programs available to different learners at all grade levels. The review includes investigating current curriculum and assessments, best practices regarding different learners and will result in a set of recommendations for implementation to improve student learning.
On Thursday, February 7th an 8" pipe serving the main filtration system of the Mary Wayte pool was so degraded and corroded, an immediate shut-down was required.
Over 150 MIHS performers participated in the Eastshore Music League Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Liberty High School on February 4. The day included performances every 10 minutes in 22 categories.
Energy savings from lighting and boiler upgrades at Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School have resulted in a projected annual savings of $14,258 for the Mercer Island School District. This number was released in a recent report from McKinstry & Company, an engineering firm contracted by the district in May 2010 to install the upgrades and track performance.
Superintendent Gary Plano was recently notified that the Mercer Island School District is the recipient of a Washington State Green Leader District award, part of the U.S. Department of Educationís Green Ribbon Schools Program.This nationwide effort celebrates schools and districts making significant progress towards:
A small fire broke out today in the bus parking area in an outbuilding known as the block house, located directly behind Crest and right next to the bus fuel pumps.
After two years of deliberation and planning, the Mercer Island School District is launching a 1:1 iPad rollout for all 8th through 12th grade students.
(For 9th grade course selection) Monday, January 28th, 2013 MIHS Performing Arts Center Last Names Beginning with A - L: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Last Names Beginning with M - Z: 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm