Mercer Island High School sophomores Jordano Mark and Nadja Li saw some of their favorite musicians supporting a local nonprofit for homeless youth and decided they could - and would - make a difference, too.

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At Mercer Island High School, students use technology to harness their passions and to personalize their learning. Juniors Kelsey and Jasmine came up with an idea for an iPad app called "BOLT" in their marketing class and continued to develop a plan for it through advanced economics and DECA. Now they are working with a developer at the high school to build a prototype for a competition in January 2015.

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  • School Board hosting information sessions for prospective board candidates

    This fall, three of the five Mercer Island School Board seats will be up for election. This includes board positions 1, 3, and 5. The Mercer Island School Board will host two information sessions for prospective school board candidates in March. The sessions will be devoted to board governance overviews for prospective board candidates. Each session will last approximately 45 minutes. Read more...
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  • Islanders advance in Destination Imagination competition; four teams bound for state tournament

    The Mercer Island School District sent 16 teams to the 2015 Destination Imagination Seattle-Metro Regional Tournament on Feb. 28 at Bellevue High School. Four teams advanced and will compete at the state tournament in East Wenatchee on March 28. Read more...
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  • REMINDER | School in session Monday, March 16 for make-up day

    The Mercer Island School District will hold classes on Monday, March 16 to make up for the day that was missed Sept. 29, 2014. All schools, programs and transportation will operate on a normal Monday schedule. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island Schools Foundation offers first-ever college scholarship

    For the first time ever, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF) is offering a $1,500 college scholarship to a Mercer Island High School (MIHS) junior or senior who best describes how his or her education has been impacted by private community investments in public education. Read more...
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  • Input requested | 2015 Educational Effectiveness Parent Survey

    The 2015 Educational Effectiveness Parent Survey for schools in the Mercer Island School District has been released online. Surveys must be submitted online by April 3, 2015. Read more...
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  • King County Executive Dow Constantine tours Mercer Island schools

    On Feb. 12, King County Executive Dow Constantine, along with Deputy Executive and Mercer Island High School (MIHS) graduate Fred Jarrett, toured Mercer Island schools and discussed educational programs and initiatives with students and staff. The Mercer Island School District is one of the 19 public school districts in King County which Constantine is visiting in his efforts to reduce demand for the criminal justice system by investing in less-expensive prevention efforts, including early education. Read more...
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  • Read the Winter Mercer Island School District News online

    The most recent print edition of the Mercer Island School District News will arrive in residential mailboxes on Mercer Island soon, but it can be read online now.
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About the District

Mercer Island, an island community located at the southern end of Lake Washington and 10 minutes from Seattle, is joined to the city of Seattle by the Interstate 90 floating bridge and to the City of Bellevue by the east channel bridge. The City of Mercer Island serves primarily as a residential area for approximately 22,700 people, most of whom are employed in professional and managerial positions in Seattle and the surrounding areas. More info...