Using critical thinking and problem solving to create a school motto

This week's E-Connections feature demonstrates how Mercer Island High School students worked collaboratively to create a meaningful school motto

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Personalized learning
Thanks to the use of new classroom technology, our students have the opportunity to access some of the greatest minds in their fields of study. Educators in several subjects have leveraged technology to allow students to work directly with experts, bringing their knowledge and experience right into the classroom, whether their specialty is science, literature or music.

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  • Mercer Island School District using March 16 as 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. All schools, programs and transportation will operate on a normal Monday schedule. Read more...
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  • Nineteen from MIHS named National Merit Commended students

    Today the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of 19 National Merit Commended students from Mercer Island High School. Read more...
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  • Elementary schools add security feature to increase student safety

    The Mercer Island School District has installed a new security feature at each elementary school to increase student safety and make the check-in process for visitors more efficient. Read more...
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  • School Board supports I-594 gun-safety initiative, opposes I-591

    Today the Mercer Island School Board unanimously voted to support Initiative 594 on the Nov. 2014 election ballot. I-594, the gun-safety initiative, closes the “gun show” loophole that requires only licensed dealers of firearms to conduct criminal and public safety background checks on people purchasing or transferring guns. Read more...
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  • Cohort of Mercer Island teachers completes professional certification

    A cohort of seven Mercer Island teachers recently completed their ProTeach Portfolio certification. Read more...
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  • New bus route to replace MIHS routes 203 & 205 starting Sept. 29

    New Metro Bus route 894 takes effect for MIHS students on Monday Sept. 29. Metro Bus Routes 891 and 892 remain unchanged. Read more...
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  • School district launches Diversity Advisory Committee

    On Friday, Sept. 19, the Mercer Island School District (MISD) held the second meeting of the newly launched Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC). Read more...
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  • MIHS junior nominated to attend future physicians’ event in Washington, D.C.

    Based on academic achievement and leadership qualities, 16-year-old Mercer Island High School junior Gordon Zhang has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in mid-November in Washington, D.C. Read more...
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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...