Global impact: Mercer Island senior ships donated school supplies to students in Sierra Leone

When Mercer Island senior Jason McRuer saw extra school supplies donated by students' parents that were not being used in the classroom, he saw the opportunity to enrich the school experiences of students in Sierra Leone.

video icon Vision 2020 Spotlight: Winter 2014

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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  • School Board met with Mercer Island Chamber, Rotary Club

    At the Jan. 20, 2015 meeting of the Mercer Island School Board, board members and district staff met with board members of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. The annual linkage meeting provided an update on district operations and classroom learning. Read more...
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  • Boundary Committee sets public hearing of new elementary boundaries

    The Mercer Island School District (MISD) Boundary Committee, charged with presenting MISD Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano with a recommendation for new elementary boundaries for the four elementary schools that will determine school placements for students beginning in the 2016-17 school year, will hold a public hearing on Feb. 4, 2015. Read more...
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  • UPDATED | Mercer Island jazz students performing live at lunch on KPLU Jan. 15

    Six members of the Mercer Island High School (MIHS) jazz program will perform live on air on KPLU radio, 88.5 FM, on Jan. 15 from 12:15 to 12:35 p.m. at KPLU’s Belltown studio. Read more... or listen to the performance here.
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  • Class of 2019 MIHS registration session and events

    Families of current IMS 8th grade students,  click here for information regarding the upcoming mandatory registration sessions. Please click here for a calendar of registration events for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.
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  • Information for new students to MIHS in 2015-16

    Mercer Island resident families new to MIHS in 2015-16 with students entering grades nine through 12 who did not attend Islander Middle School, click here for a calendar of upcoming registration events.
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  • Flu cases increasing, according to King County Public Health

    As cases of influenza increase, King County Public Health is urging parents to watch for flu symptoms in their children and to keep them home when they are sick. In addition to staying home when sick, King County Public Health has provided information on ways to prevent the spread of respiratory infections and treat flu symptoms. Members of the community continue to be urged to get flu shots. Read more from King County Public Health here.
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  • Three MISD teachers earn National Board Certification

    Three Mercer Island teachers recently earned National Board Certification. The certification process is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that ensures Board-certified teachers have proven skills to advance student achievement. 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...