Earth Day and sustainability celebrated year-round by West Mercer students

Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. But students at West Mercer Elementary have made sustainability a year-round learning experience.

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At Mercer Island High School, students use technology to harness their passions and to personalize their learning. Juniors Kelsey and Jasmine came up with an idea for an iPad app called "BOLT" in their marketing class and continued to develop a plan for it through advanced economics and DECA. Now they are working with a developer at the high school to build a prototype for a competition in January 2015.

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  • MIHS tops USA Today list of most athletically dominant schools in Western Washington

    Mercer Island High School was recently named the most athletically dominant high school in Western Washington by USA Today High School Sports. Read more...
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  • Carol Best named new West Mercer Principal

    On April 14, the Mercer Island School Board confirmed Carol Best as the new West Mercer Elementary Principal, effective July 1, 2015. Read more...
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  • Lakeridge Elementary students win regional Global Reading Challenge

    The Rockin’ Readers, a group of seven Lakeridge Elementary fourth graders, won the King County Library System’s East Regional Global Reading Challenge. It was the final level of the event sponsored by the King County Library System. Read more...
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  • MIHS, Island Park earn 2014 Washington Achievement Awards

    Today Mercer Island High School and Island Park Elementary were named recipients of 2014 Washington Achievement Awards by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and the Washington State Board of Education. Mercer Island High School earned the award for Overall Excellence and Island Park Elementary earned the award for Reading Growth. Read more...
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  • School district ‘leading state’ in connecting students to college and career success

    This month, the Mercer Island School District was lauded by College Board for its AP program. College Board honored the district for its AP program which provides expansive access to AP courses, and has led to an increasing rate of achievement on AP exams. Nancy Potter, College Board Director of State and District Partnerships, said, “Your district is leading our state in helping to connect students to college and career success.” Read more...
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  • MIHS science teacher selected for UW summer research program

    Mercer Island High School science teacher Larry Bencivengo has been selected for the 2015 Research Experience for Teachers Program at the University of Washington Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. The summer program, from June 29 until August 14, includes collaborative research, lectures and workshops for a selective group of teachers. Read more...
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  • Destination Imagination teams advance to Global Finals

    DI2015Sparks On Saturday, March 28, Mercer Island’s Destination Imagination (DI) teams competed at the state tournament in Wenatchee. Two Mercer Island teams, The Seven Sparks and Sushi, were chosen to advance and represent the state of Washington at the DI Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn., from May 20-23. Read more...
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About the District

Mercer Island is located in the middle of beautiful Lake Washington, within minutes of Seattle and Bellevue. It is joined with Seattle by the Interstate 90 floating bridge and Bellevue by the east channel bridge. The City of Mercer Island serves primarily as a residential community for about 24,000 people, most of whom are employed in professional and managerial positions in Seattle and the surrounding areas.

The Mercer Island School District has a K-12 population of more than 4,300 and enjoys a wide-spread reputation for quality and excellence, combining academics, cultural expression, and athletic achievement. More info...