E-Connections

Students view a local problem with a global lens

This week's E-Connections feature demonstrates how Mercer Island students learned from Mercer Island's Boil-Water Advisory.
 
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video icon   Fall 2014, 2020 Vision Spotlight | "All I need to know in life I learned in kindergarten"

 
All I need to know I learned in kindergarten video
 
Do you remember hearing that everything you need to know in life you learned in kindergarten? West Mercer Elementary kindergarten teacher Veronica Golden agrees!

In the two-minute video linked above, take a look at how she personalizes language learning through sign language and music and helps her kindergarten students develop their social intelligence, citizenship and responsible decision-making skills.

Latest Headlines

  • Mercer Island Schools Foundation hosting Phone-a-Thon Monday, Tuesday next week

    Monday and Tuesday evening nearly 200 Mercer Island volunteers will be making phone calls for donations to the Mercer Island Schools Foundation as part of the annual “All in for Kids” Phone-a-Thon.
     
    “Please answer the call on Nov. 3 and 4 in the early evening as Mercer Island Schools Foundation volunteers including local parents, teachers, principals and other school staff reach out to the Mercer Island community for support,” said Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. Read more...
     
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  • Winter weather is upon us!

    Please review the Emergency School Operation Schedule for 2014-15 found here and remember to sign up for email and text alerts at www.flashalert.net
     
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  • Highly Capable Program testing nomination window opens soon

    Nomination windows for Highly Capable Program testing will be open soon for students attending private schools, in second grade and in grades three through 11. Read more...
     
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  • Developing story on school violence in Marysville, Wash.

    Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano released the following statement regarding the Oct. 24 violence at Marysville-Pilchuck High School:
    “This morning our community received terrible news about another episode of gun violence at one of our region’s public schools. Our thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School." Read more...
     
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  • UPDATE | Beloved West Mercer first-grade teacher succumbs in battle with cancer

    NancyBurrillweb On Sunday, Oct. 19, West Mercer Elementary first-grade teacher Nancy Burrill passed away after a recurring battle with lymphoma. “Nancy was a wonderful, caring teacher, and her vibrant energy and kind heart will be missed in our community,” said interim West Mercer Elementary Principal Aimee Batliner-Gillette. Read more...
     
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  • Read the fall District News online now

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

    The fall 2014 edition highlights the first two months of the school year, including: Fall 2014 District News

    • a message from Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano;
    • how students and staff managed recent Mercer Island water-quality issues;
    • recognizing National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists;
    • celebrating academic achievements; and
    • looking at new security features at Mercer Island elementary schools.
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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...