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.

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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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  • School board bids farewell to Frohnmayer, welcomes Jorgenson

    On May 14, the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors bid farewell to Board President Janet Frohnmayer with a standing ovation and welcomed newly appointed Director Ralph Jorgenson. 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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  • Revised MIHS class schedules during May 18 - June 5 state testing

    SBAC testing for juniors and sophomores will occur on May 18, 20, 21, and 26. Schedules will be impacted for all MIHS students. Juniors, please remember to bring the following items on those days: fully charged iPad; and earbuds/headphones. Click here for more information about testing, including schedules, need to know information, and transportation information. Read more...
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  • School district opens online survey about potential later high school start times

    On May 12, the Mercer Island School District opened an online survey for parents to provide feedback on the possibility of later high school start times. Read more...
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  • WIAA names MIHS boys' soccer academic state champs; Emanuels earns Smart Choices Scholarship

    The Mercer Island High School boys’ soccer team was named the 3A academic state champion for the highest state grade-point average (GPA) in the sport by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires. The team had a collective GPA of 3.564. The boys’ basketball earned the same honor in the fall with a collective GPA of 3.684. 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...