E-Connections

IMS 8th graders explore science assignments using 21st century technology tools

8th grade science students create extensive projects that integrate the use of iPads to facilitate personalized and portable learning.
 
 

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Personalized learning
 
Thanks to the use of new classroom technology, our students have the opportunity to access some of the greatest minds in their fields of study. Educators in several subjects have leveraged technology to allow students to work directly with experts, bringing their knowledge and experience right into the classroom, whether their specialty is science, literature or music.

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    Today Mercer Island High School was named a recipient of the 2013 Washington Achievement Award for ‘Overall Excellence’ by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and the Washington State Board of Education. Read more...
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  • School District announces open enrollment status for 2014-15

    Today Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced that the district is closed to new non-resident student applicants and applications from students who were granted non-resident enrollment for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year after becoming nonresidents during this year, due to inadequate space, facilities and staff. Read more...
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  • School District protected from Heartbleed internet threat

    The Mercer Island School District announced today that student data accessed through an application called Skyward is not vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug. The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL technology that manages encryption for most of the internet. Read more...
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  • MIHS senior awarded prestigious national writing scholarship

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  • 13 MIHS students earn spot at international DECA competition

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About the District

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...