West Mercer Elementary School

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Principal's Message

  • Dear West Mercer Families,
    Can you believe it? Here we are at the beginning of June and another school year is quickly coming to a close. What a great year we’ve had thanks to your support! We could not do all that we do for students without the strong support that we receive from our parents and community. Thank you, we appreciate you!

    On Wednesday, June 5th from 8 am to 9am, we hosted our annual Volunteer Breakfast as a way for our staff to say “thank you” to our many volunteers. Honored by PTSA at the event were: Mr. Steve Kiner and Ashley Sternberg with Special Recognition awards, Elizabeth Loiselle and Angelina Odievich with Golden Acorn awards, and Kirsten Bourke, Gail Calvo, and Sherry Isaacs as Outstanding Educators. If you were not able to attend, please know that we are very thankful for all that our families do to support us!

    Additional honors and awards that have recently been received are:

    • Chris CocklinRay honored by MI district as the Elementary Teacher of the Year. Ms. Ray has devoted 10 years to West Mercer and in that time has become both a student favorite and a leader among staff. She keeps her focus continually on students and provides the flexibility with structure that 5th graders need to thrive. We are so proud and glad that she continues to be a West Mercer Wolf!
    • The State Board of Education has honored West Mercer as a State Recognized School for Achievement in the 2017-18 School Year. This new award replaces the School Achievement Award and was given to about 200 schools across the state. Schools could receive the award for either achievement of closing the gap. West Mercer’s award is based on high achievement in ELA (English Language Arts), Math, and SQSS (School Quality Scores—high growth among our ELL students, and high percent of students regularly attending).



About West Mercer Elementary

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    Mission Statement:
    West Mercer is a place of joy where all students, staff, and families commit to grow, empower and value each other. We believe that our capacity to learn is unlimited.

    Value, Belief  and Commitment Statements:

    • We believe in strong partnerships with families and our community. We commit to respecting their insights and opinions.
    • We believe that every student and family in our community belongs. We commit to foster and embrace all aspects of diversity and further commit to face and address areas of inequity.
    • We believe it is important that we (staff, students, and families) enjoy each other and our time together at school. We commit to building relationships.
    • We believe that West Mercer is a place of emotional and physical safety. We commit to developing social/emotional health in our students.
    • We believe that behavior expectations must be clearly communicated and that students’ should be celebrated for appropriate behavior, not just criticized when they fall below behavior expectations. We commit to providing a positive behavior intervention system (PAWS).
    • We believe that learning should be personalized to meet the needs of the students in our classrooms and school. We commit to providing differentiated instructional practice.
    • We believe that student learning is most likely to occur when we use consistent, research based instructional practices and curricula. We commit to provide the guaranteed and viable curriculum mandated by the District and approved through School Board vote.
    • We believe that critical thinking and analytical/processing skills are crucial for future global opportunities. We commit to culture and foster these important thinking and problem solving skills.
    • We believe that every child needs appropriate challenge. We commit to continually improving our instructional practice so that we can grow ALL students’ skill and understanding.
    • We believe that every person (including us adults) can learn. We commit to learn from each other and from experts in a variety of fields.
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