Latest West Mercer Announcements
March 6, 2017 - Mercer Island School District is now accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Families may download the registration packet here and return it to their neighborhood school.
Dear 5th Grade Parents, Believe it or not, 2017 is the year your 5th grader goes to middle school! The transition process for students and parents begins this March and runs through the first day of school next year on August 30th, 2017. In anticipation of how quickly spring will be upon us, we want to ask you to please SAVE the DATE for all the following important 5th to 6th transition activities. We have clearly indicated which events are for families, for parents and for students.
Dear West Mercer Families,
We hope you are having a wonderful summer and we are looking forward to the opening day of school on Aug. 30 for grades 1 to 5 and Sept. 5 for our incoming kindergarteners. The West Mercer office will reopen on Aug. 7. While you are on vacation, our district is busy making some important improvements to our building.
Safety and security upgrades are being made to the West Mercer entry area, replicating those already in place at Northwood. This project creates a vestibule just inside our school's front entry. When you come to West Mercer, you will be greeted at the new window and then after checking in, office staff will admit visitors to the building through the secure door to the hallway. You will notice that the front office has been reconfigured to allow Lynn and Tamara to easily observe who is entering our building. We believe this will enhance security, while at the same time maintaining the welcoming environment we value at West Mercer. Thank you in advance for your patience as we renovate the entry area.
Outside, two new basketball hoops are being installed, along with a new whirligig toy, which was funded by our student council. A checker/chess board is being painted outdoors and we will have big play pieces to use on it. Along with these new recess activities improved safety and access will be enhanced with improved drainage in our “big toy” area as well as the addition of new play chips.
While the district is busy at work on site improvements, we have been busy finalizing staffing and planning for another successful school year. We are lucky to have the majority of our staff members returning, look for updated staffing information in our next communication due out to you in early August.
About West Mercer Elementary
Our students will thrive in the cognitive, global and digital world while sustaining their passion and inspiration for learning.1. Students will develop positive habits & attitudes toward learning
2. Students will pursue their personal best academic achievement
3. Students will prepare for their future learning and work in the modern world.
August 8, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM School Board Retreat/Special Meeting
August 17, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board Meeting
August 24, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board Meeting
August 25, 2017
August 28, 2017
August 29, 2017