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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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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  • School district extends C.H.I.L.D. lease 33 days

    On Thursday, August 28, the Mercer Island School Board approved a 33-day lease extension for the Children’s Institute for Learning Difference (C.H.I.L.D.) at the district-owned North mercer campus. Read more...
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  • School district has successful first day

    Students returned to Mercer Island School District (MISD) classes on Tuesday. So far, there have been only positive responses. Read more...
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  • 2014-15 Back to School information

    Information for the 2014-15 school year here.
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  • Mercer Island School District announces bus routes

    Today the Mercer Island School District (MISD) announced bus routes for the district’s three elementary schools, middle school and high school along with the Islander Middle School activity bus. The updated routes can be found online on the MISD website. Read more...
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  • Now available: Pay student fees and fines online

    Mercer Island School District is now offering families the convenience of paying for student fees and fines online. For more information, click here. To pay online, click here.
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  • Metro route changes for Mercer Island High School students

    Due to construction, there are changes in A.M. and P.M. Metro bus times for Mercer Island High School students. On September 29, 2014, there will be a new Metro bus route to replace discontinued routes. Read more...
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  • 2014-15 overflow parking in Mercer Island High School neighborhood

    Some events during the 2014-15 school year are likely to require parking beyond the capacity of school district parking lots. Click here to read more about those events.
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  • Elementary interim associate principal announced

    The Mercer Island School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Morrison as interim elementary associate principal serving the elementary schools, following approval of the Mercer Island Board of Directors. Read more...
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  • Henterson Carlisle named associate principal at Mercer Island High School

    Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano will be presenting Henterson Carlisle to the Mercer Island School District's Board of Directors for confirmation as associate principal to replace Jeff D'Ambrosio who left the district in July for a principalship in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. 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...