E-Connections

Integrating 1:1 iPad use at the fifth-grade level

During the 2013-14 school year, fifth-grade teachers Julie Langley, Marisa LeVeque and Mark Headlee at West Mercer took part in a 1:1 iPad pilot designed to assess the readiness of fifth-grade classrooms to incorporate iPads into the curriculum.
 
 

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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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  • 2014-2015 Back to School information

    Preliminary information needed for the 2014-2015 school year can be found here.
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  • Mercer Island community supports schools with $1 Million donation through Bridge-the-Gap campaign

    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – June 26, 2014 – At the June 26, 2014 regular meeting of the Mercer Island School Board, Mercer Island Schools Foundation Executive Director Penny Yantis presented the board with a check for $1,000,000! Read more...
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  • Jennifer Wright receives Distinguished Faculty Award from CityUniversity

    On June 21, 2014, MISD Executive Director Jennifer Wright was recognized by CityUniversity Provost Steven Olswang at the Faculty Reception Recognition and received the Distinguished Faculty Award for outstanding teaching and leadership. In addition to her role in Mercer Island as Executive Director for Learning and Technology Services, Ms. Wright also teaches at CityUniversity. Read more...
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  • Interim WM Principal announced today

    With the resignation of Rich Mellish who has accepted an elementary principal position with the Issaquah School District, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Aimee Batliner-Gillette as Interim Principal at West Mercer for the 2014-2015 school year. I expect the School Board to confirm this appointment which begins on July 1 at their meeting on June 26, 2014.
     
    We would like to thank Rich for his many years of service and the positive contribution that he has made and we wish him the best in his new learning journey. Read more...
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  • Read the summer District News online now

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

    The summer 2014 edition highlights student-centered learning in the district and significant accomplishments by students this spring, including:
    • the five class of 2014 valedictorians;
    • the 2013-14 MISD Teachers of the Year;
    • how teachers at the elementary level are bringing history to life and instilling a passion for learning;
    • what Islander Middle School students are doing to get engaged globally;
    • a high school sophomore who competed in a national theatre competition in New York and met Denzel Washington; and
    • MISD retirements.
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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...