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Values, Vision, & Mission

Values
Students are the priority. We believe in:
• Supporting the whole child
• Creating inclusive and equitable learning settings
• Ensuring our school communities are safe and supportive
• Providing rigorous and challenging learning

Vision
Inspiring our students to be lifelong learners as they create their futures.

Mission
The District will foster learning by engaging students in thinking critically, solving problems creatively, and working collaboratively.
 

Message From Superintendent Rundle

District News

Superintendent Rundle Message On MISD Updated Emergency & Reunification Preparation Guide

We appreciate our community’s flexibility this week as we dealt with a two-hour delay for schools on Wednesday. Hopefully the worst of the winter weather is behind us, but if it is not we are prepared. And speaking of emergency preparation and communication, I thought it would be a great opportunity to revisit some of the tools, resources, and things families can access and do to help keep our schools safe and supportive for everyone.

Hanukkah

At Lakeridge, Hanukkah is just one thread in the intricate weave of diverse traditions we recognize each year. As we embark on our celebrations of Hanukkah, we will use this time to learn from and about one another by appreciating and studying the common themes that connect Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and, in 2024, Eid and Lunar New Year.

Superintendent Fred Rundle

I struggled with this month’s message- starting, stopping, and deleting many drafts. Toiling with what to say seems odd given the many student, staff, and district accomplishments in 2023. I’m proud of what we accomplished in November alone. However, I am also keenly aware of that which continues to challenge us near and far.

This Is Not About Me Film Screening and Forum

In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, WASA is partnering with the Mercer Island School District to present a showing of the film This is Not About Me followed by a forum with the film’s star Jordyn Zimmerman and Mercer Island High School graduate, Grant Blasko.

 MIHS Marching Band To Appear On Today Show on Monday

On Monday, the Marching Band will appear on the Today Show on NBC. The band’s appearance on the Today Show will highlight their participation and performance in the parade. The Today Show can be seen on KING 5 starting at 7am. While exact times the band will be on are subject to change, it is anticipated the band segments on the Today Show will be at 8:30am and 8:52am.

MISD Asking For Your Feedback On Long Range Facilities Planning

This past week, the Mercer Island School District held three community engagement sessions to present proposals and ideas from the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee. While nothing has been decided, the presentations and feedback from the community will help the District complete the final Long Range Facility Plan (LRFP).

Alumni from Class of 1968 Tour MIHS

Mercer Island High School Administrative Assistant Kristin Brintnall led a tour of the high school on Thursday, September 7, for graduates from the class of 1968.

Welcome Back To School Message From Superintendent Rundle

Wonder, worry, accomplishment, apprehension…joy. I flew home on Sunday night after dropping my oldest child off at college. I had many emotions to keep me occupied. Those of you who have already watched children move out, you know the feelings all too well.

Destination Imagination Teams Shine at Global Finals

Eleven Mercer Island Destination Imagination teams recently participated in the Global Finals tournament in Kansas City, Missouri and performed phenomenally well. We represented less than 2% of the 589 teams at the tournament, and yet the teams took home 16% of all the first-place awards!

June Celebrations and Recognitions Message From Superintendent Rundle

Well, we made it to June! However, this is a bit like our hopes and dreams for each graduating class. Our dream for our graduates is to not just get into college or on a career trajectory, but instead to thrive wherever life takes them. Thus, we need to all remember that getting to June is not the objective- it is now time to excel all the way through June 23rd!

Five MIHS DECA Students Are Finalists At International DECA Competition

The MIHS team represented Mercer Island by bringing their ‘A’ game to these challenging events by exhibiting poise, determination, grit, creativity, and sheer hard work.  There were 253 MIHS DECA students that began the year with the Area 3 DECA competition in January.  Five MIHS students made it onto the stage as finalists in Orlando out of the 22,000 students that competed.

Grant From MISF Funds Mystery Science Materials at Lakeridge

Mystery Science is a fun and engaging way for elementary students to learn science. This school year all Mystery Science materials used by our elementary teachers have been provided through a grant from the Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF).  

Lakeridge students dressed as animals for their story based on The Lion King.

The Mercer Island Destination Imagination (DI) teams had a fantastic showing at both the Regional and State DI competitions. At the regional tournament 21 of the 24 teams earned awards and recognition for their work. This included several special awards recognizing exceptional technical designs, integration of music into their solutions, and the inclusion of superior engineering elements. 

April Recognitions and Celebrations Message From Superintendent Rundle

Upcoming in April, we have more religious and cultural celebrations to recognize. Though some of these spiritual or days of significance fall either on a weekend or when the schools are closed for spring break, we will continue to recognize and make space for our students and staff who participate in the many traditions. 

IDEA Project Coming To Lakeridge April 3-7

The IDEA project is a one-week program that is custom-tailored for the elementary grades and offers an opportunity to create understanding and empathy by educating students about differences and different abilities.

BSU Dinner Connects Black Families on Mercer Island

On February 9, over 100 Black and African American parents and students from the Mercer Island School District gathered for the first annual Black Student Union Dinner (BSU) at Mercer Island High School.

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