Elementary students get mentorship from MIHS science students in preparation for science fair 

On Wednesday, April 1, West Mercer Elementary will hold its annual science fair. In preparation, students from Jamie Cooke's MIHS Biotechnology Research and Ethics classes traveled to West Mercer to spend time mentoring fourth graders in Sherry Isaac's and Denise DiPrima's classes on their science fair projects.

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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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  • Juniors take second place in advanced programming contest

    Mercer Island High School juniors Evan Ashley, David Stein, and Tomasz Prussak recently took second place in the fifth annual Pacific Lutheran University High School Programming contest at the Morken Center for Learning and Technology. Their team completed seven advanced programming problems in 700 minutes, beating third place Cleveland High School, who took 891 minutes. Read more...
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  • Jazz bands shine at Spokane festival 

    Mercer Island High School jazz bands recently sent 59 students to the Jazz Northwest Festival in Spokane. The MIHS Jazz Ensemble placed first among 3A schools in the competition portion of the festival. Read more...
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  • School District celebrates groundbreaking for middle school expansion project

    On Friday, March 27, the Mercer Island School District (MISD) celebrated the groundbreaking of the Islander Middle School expansion project. Mercer Island School Board members were joined by members of the Mercer Island City Council, leaders from the campaign for the Feb. 2014 bond proposition, and students in the sixth-grade band. Read more...
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  • State funding discussed at meeting of School Board, Teachers’ Union

    On Thursday, March 26, the Mercer Island School Board and the Mercer Island Education Association met to discuss topics of mutual interest. The conversation between the groups of leaders from the Mercer Island educational community was guided by questions outlined by MIEA President Tani Lindquist and Board President Janet Frohnmayer. Read more...
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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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  • 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...