Students test their hypotheses at Biology Open House

Mercer Island High School recently held its first ever Biology Open House, featuring presentations from high school biology students on research projects they conducted over several weeks.

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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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  • Mercer Island DECA students compete at state tournament; 21 qualify for international competition

    Adrienne2DECA The Mercer Island High School DECA program sent 57 students to compete in the recent state DECA competition in Bellevue. Of those students, 21 qualified for the international competition, which draws tens of thousands of competitors from around the world. That competition will be held in Orlando, Fla., during the last week of April. Read more...
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  • Workshops available for prospective school board candidates

    This fall, three of the five Mercer Island School Board seats will be up for election. This includes board position 1, 3, and 5. In anticipation of these elections and to educate prospective candidates, the Washington State School Directors Association is hosting several free, two-hour workshops in the months of March and April. The nearest workshop will be held on March 26 in Seattle. Read more...
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  • Groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Islander Middle School expansion project

    The Mercer Island School Board will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Islander Middle School expansion project on March 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the middle school. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island School District celebrates groundbreaking for new elementary school

    GroundbreakingElem42 On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, the Mercer Island School District celebrated the groundbreaking of Elementary No. 4 at its future site on the North Mercer campus. Mercer Island School Board members were joined by members of the Mercer Island City Council, including Mayor Bruce Bassett, and a group of young students who will attend the new elementary school in the fall of 2016. Read more...
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  • Local leader, schools volunteer honored for  equal and civil rights leadership

    Rev. Ruth Saunders, a member of the Mercer Island School District (MISD) Diversity Advisory Committee, will be honored at The Seattle Medium Newspaper’s Annual Black Press Breakfast on Friday, March 20. The event will salute “women trailblazers and role models for equal and civil rights.” Read more...
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  • Input requested | 2015 Educational Effectiveness Parent Survey

    The 2015 Educational Effectiveness Parent Survey for schools in the Mercer Island School District has been released online. Surveys must be submitted online by April 3, 2015. 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...