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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  • MIHS jumps in annual Newsweek rankings of best high schools in America

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  • Four MIHS students named National Merit semifinalists

    Today the Mercer Island School District and National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the selection of four Mercer Island High School students as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Read more...
     
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  • School district authorizes Boundary Committee, consultant for elementary schools

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  • Mercer Island teachers, school board ink new three-year contract

    On Thursday, August 28, the Mercer Island School Board approved a new three-year contract with teachers that will last through August of 2017. Teachers voted to ratify the contract on August 26. Read more...
     
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  • Mercer Island students achieve new heights in ACT testing, exceed state averages

    The graduating class of 2014 earned the best composite ACT score for the Mercer Island School District in at least five years. The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test designed to assess student readiness for college or the workplace. 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...