E-Connections

Students view a local problem with a global lens

This week's E-Connections feature demonstrates how Mercer Island students learned from Mercer Island's Boil-Water Advisory.
 
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video icon   Fall 2014, 2020 Vision Spotlight | "All I need to know in life I learned in kindergarten"

 
All I need to know I learned in kindergarten video
 
Do you remember hearing that everything you need to know in life you learned in kindergarten? West Mercer Elementary kindergarten teacher Veronica Golden agrees!

In the two-minute video linked above, take a look at how she personalizes language learning through sign language and music and helps her kindergarten students develop their social intelligence, citizenship and responsible decision-making skills.

Latest Headlines

  • Developing story on school violence in Marysville, Wash.

    Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano released the following statement regarding the Oct. 24 violence at Marysville-Pilchuck High School:

    “This morning our community received terrible news about another episode of gun violence at one of our region’s public schools. Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School." Read more...
     
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  • Beloved West Mercer first-grade teacher succumbs in battle with cancer

    NancyBurrillweb On Sunday, Oct. 19, West Mercer Elementary first-grade teacher Nancy Burrill passed away after a recurring battle with lymphoma. “Nancy was a wonderful, caring teacher, and her vibrant energy and kind heart will be missed in our community,” said interim West Mercer Elementary Principal Aimee Batliner-Gillette. Read more...
     
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  • Read the fall District News online now

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

    The fall 2014 edition highlights the first two months of the school year, including: Fall 2014 District News

    • a message from Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano;
    • how students and staff managed recent Mercer Island water-quality issues;
    • recognizing National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists;
    • celebrating academic achievements; and
    • looking at new security features at Mercer Island elementary schools.
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  • Mercer Island schools will practice earthquake preparedness on 10/16 at 10:16 a.m.

    The Mercer Island School District (MISD) will participate in an earthquake drill known as The Great ShakeOut on October 16 at 10:16 a.m., joining thousands of Washington students and millions of people worldwide. Read more...
     
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  • School district hosting two K-2 literacy information sessions Oct. 16

    The Mercer Island School District (MISD) will host two, one-hour information sessions on kindergarten through second grade literacy on Thursday, Oct. 16. Read more...
     
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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...