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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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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  • 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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  • Entrepreneurial MIHS sophomore brings homework tool to market

    Remembering every item on a to-do list can be challenging when that list includes homework in multiple classes and a busy schedule of athletics, music and chores. Fourteen-year-old Mercer Island High School sophomore Marcus Schiller recognized that challenge in his own life and the lives of his classmates. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island schools participating in Healthy Youth Survey

    The Mercer Island School District will participate in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey from October 13-17. Read more...
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  • MIHS senior David Emanuels named Seahawks 'Athlete of the Week'

    In a special event at Mercer Island High School, the Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc., Q13 Fox and Sports Authority announced David Emanuels as the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Emanuels will also be recognized at CenturyLink Field during the Sept. 21 Seahawks game against the Denver Broncos. Read more...
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  • MIHS jumps in annual Newsweek rankings of best high schools in America

    Newsweek announced their rankings for the best high schools in America this week. Mercer Island High School was named 159th best high school in the country, which is a significant jump from last year. 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...