E-Connections

Digital books enhance classroom libraries and build literacy

With the shift to Common Core Standards and our district's recent adoption of the MONDO literacy curriculum, teachers have been working to update their classroom libraries to accommodate the required amount of 70 percent nonfiction books.
 
 
 
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Mercer Island Schools embrace a 2020 Vision, preparing our students to think, collaborate, and to be creative in an interconnected world. This video, created for the 2016 Mercer Island Schools Foundation Breakfast of Champions, shows our students at work learning the foundations of literacy, building global awareness and citizenship, and exploring the frontiers of science.
 
 

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  • No School Friday, May 27

    May 25, 2016 - There have been no weather-related school cancellations thus far, and Friday, May 27 was reserved as a school make-up day. According to our school calendar, school will not be in session. Schools will also be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy the long weekend.

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  • Northwood Elementary dedication and open house set for June 18

    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. Read more...

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  • Olympic Cascade Aquatics, City of Mercer Island honored for community service

    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. Read more...

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  • KMIH student broadcasters win statewide awards for excellence

    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. Read more...

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  • MIHS production of Hello, Dolly! honored in 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Awards 

    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. Read more...

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  • Testing of drinking water in district facilities shows no levels of lead above EPA standards

    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. Read more...

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  • Biotechnology students earn eight awards at Student Bio Expo 

    May 19, 2016 - Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned eight (8) awards for their outstanding entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Read more...

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  • MIHS athletic teams win honors for performance on the field and in the classroom

    May 17, 2016 - Mercer Island High School teams are winning honors for their performance on the field and in the classroom this spring. Read more...

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  • MIHS Unified Soccer team wins gold at tournament  

    May 17, 2016 - The Mercer Island High School Unified Soccer team won the gold medal at the district playoff tournament on May 14, defeating West Seattle 4-3 in overtime. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island students win National PTA Reflections awards

    May 6, 2016 - Two Mercer Island students have received an Award of Excellence (second place) in the National PTA Reflections arts program. Read more...

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  • Associate principals appointed for elementary schools

    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...

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  • MIHS ranked among nation’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report 

    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 and World Report for student achievement. Read more...

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  • Breakfast of Champions raises $503,523 with record attendance

    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. Read more...

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About the District

Mercer Island is located in the middle of beautiful Lake Washington, within minutes of Seattle and Bellevue. It is joined with Seattle by the Interstate 90 floating bridge and Bellevue by the east channel bridge. The City of Mercer Island serves primarily as a residential community for about 24,000 people, most of whom are employed in professional and managerial positions in Seattle and the surrounding areas.

The Mercer Island School District has a K-12 population of more than 4,300 and enjoys a wide-spread reputation for quality and excellence, combining academics, cultural expression, and athletic achievement. More info...
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