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.

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.

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  • All Island Band Night Rehearsal tonight (10/23/14) cancelled for 5th through 8th grade students

    The band staff, in collaboration with the district administration have made a decision to cancel tonight's rehearsal for 5th Grade and IMS band students.  Rehearsal will be held for the MIHS Band.

    The weather this afternoon has been bad. Thunder, lightning, hail and heavy rain on M.I., and tornadoes to the south. The weather now looks good, but it appears that it will worsen in an hour or so.  It's our opinion that for safety's sake, and the comfort and enjoyment of all, this is the best decision.  

    The performance WILL proceed for tomorrow night.  The kids are well prepared.  It may be a bit bumpy, but our kids will be fine!

    We will not sell ticket vouchers tonight for Food Truck Frenzy so it will be cash only tomorrow night and will proceed as planned.  Football game tickets will be available at the gate.  Please plan for long lines for these game tickets...

    Thanks for your understanding!

    Mr Bentley, Mr Bixby, Mrs Krell, Mr Lane and Mr Wanzer
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  • 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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  • Mercer Island schools will practice earthquake preparedness on 10/16 at 10:16 a.m.

    The Mercer Island School District (MISD) will participate in an earthquake drill known as The Great ShakeOut on October 16 at 10:16 a.m., joining thousands of Washington students and millions of people worldwide. Read more...
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  • School district hosting two K-2 literacy information sessions Oct. 16

    The Mercer Island School District (MISD) will host two, one-hour information sessions on kindergarten through second grade literacy on Thursday, Oct. 16. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island School District using March 16 as make-up day

    The Mercer Island School District will hold classes on Monday, March 16 to make up for the day that was missed Sept. 29. All schools, programs and transportation will operate on a normal Monday schedule. Read more...
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  • Nineteen from MIHS named National Merit Commended students

    Today the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of 19 National Merit Commended students from Mercer Island High School. Read more...
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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...