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Last month, about 100 members of the Mercer Island High School band, along with parents, teachers, and administrators, took their talents to Australia to compete with other bands in the Australian National Band Championships.
 
 

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At Islander Middle School, students are learning the science of flight in their aerospace elective class
 
At Islander Middle School, students are learning the science of flight in their aerospace elective class. First they learn about the principles of density and buoyancy and then they apply those principles, building different types of aircraft throughout the course. Watch the 2020 Vision Spotlight video and see our students' aerospace dreams take flight.
 
 

Latest Headlines

  • School district seeks parent input on 1:1 iPad program

    Today the Mercer Island School District released a short, online survey regarding the 1:1 iPad program for parents of Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School students. The 12-question survey is part of a program review that includes input from parents, teachers, and students. The survey will remain open until June 17. Read more...
     
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  • School district hires new Director of Transportation

    Today the Mercer Island School District announced the hiring of David Bynum as the new Director of Transportation and Emergency Services, effective July 1, 2015. Read more...
     
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    Mercer Island students compete in Destination Imagination Global Finals in Tennessee

    After winning honors for creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving in local, state, and regional tournaments, two Mercer Island Destination Imagination (DI) teams traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., to compete in the DI Global Finals.  Read more...
     
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  • Band students recognized for state honors

    On May 28, 2015, the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors will recognize 22 Mercer Island High School band students who earned the title of ‘state champion’ this year by the Washington Music Educators Association and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Read more...
     
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  • School district hires Special Education Program Coordinator

    Michael Bylsma will assume the role of Special Education Program Coordinator for the Mercer Island School District, effective July 1, 2015. Bylsma will join the learning services department and work alongside Director of Special Education, Dr. Lindsay Myatich.  Read more...
     
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  • School district launching use of Google Apps for Education

    In August, the Mercer Island School District will launch Google Apps for Education as an additional collaboration tool for students and staff using Windows or Mac devices. This transition will add to the Microsoft digital tools currently available to students and staff. Read more...
     
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  • School board sends message to legislators: Don’t make legislation too restrictive

    On May 14, the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors voted unanimously to send a letter to legislators with the message that school funding in Senate Bill 6109 is too restrictive and will have negative impacts on students. Read more...
     
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  • Elementary No. 4 needs a name; online survey released

    On May 15, an online survey was launched to solicit names for the new Mercer Island School District Elementary No. 4, which is scheduled to open for the 2016-17 school year. The survey will remain open until May 31. 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...