Dear Islander families,
As we celebrate Black History month in February, we thought it would be a good time to share with our families the work that the site-based Islander Diversity team has been completing during the school year. The team is comprised of both Islander staff and parents deeply interested in the topics of diversity and inclusion.
To date, the team has had four productive meetings. The results of these meetings has been to create four different groups to address diversity efforts at Islander:
· Daily Diversity Announcements
· Student Focus Group
· Staff Engagement Group
· Parent Involvement Group
Each of these groups has developed a plan for implementation during the Spring of 2016. We are very excited about these plans for the rest of the current school year as well as future years.
April 28, 2016 - The Washington State Departments of Health and Transportation are conducting a short telephone survey of families from IMS. The survey asks how students travel to and from school. Results of the survey will help improve student transportation and safety. Schools may use the information to apply for future Safe Routes to School funding.
The survey is voluntary and not being conducted by our district. If you do not want to be called, contact the Department of Health at 1-844-858-7647 prior to May 9, 2016. Please leave the name of your child’s school and phone number so they can remove your phone number from the contact list. Please note that the Department of Health does not have your name so they cannot remove you from the contact list unless you leave your phone number and school.
For more information contact:
Over the next two weeks please take a moment to review the following video clips related to IMS registration. These short, informative clips are meant to provide answers to commonly asked questions related to the registration process. Please use these links as a starting point for your questions.
May 6, 2016 - Mercer Island High School sophomore Jessica Waller has received an Award of Excellence (second place) and scholarship in the National PTA Reflections arts program for her original music composition, Adventures in a Faraway Land. Read more...
May 5, 2016 - Lisa Deen and Jill Ravenscraft have been appointed as associate principals at elementary schools in the Mercer Island School District, Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced. The School Board has confirmed the appointments, which are effective July 1, 2016. Read more...
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. Read more...