June 22, 2017 - The Mercer Island School Board has unanimously named Donna Colosky as superintendent of the Mercer Island School District.
June 19, 2017 - Heidi Jenkins has been appointed as principal of Lakeridge Elementary, Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced. The appointment is effective July 1, 2017.
June 19, 2017 - The Mercer Island School Board has named three finalists for superintendent. Each will have the opportunity to meet the community for an hour during a forum to be held Wednesday, June 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Northwood Elementary Commons, 4030 86th S.E.
June 16, 2017 - Mercer Island High School science teacher Patty Weston has won the 2017 American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Education Glenn and Jane Crosby Northwest Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching.
June 6, 2017 - Mercer Island High School students Ellie Gottesman and Isabel Funk received an Honorable Mention in the film category in the Holocaust Writing, Art and Film Contest sponsored by the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle.
May 30, 2017 - The Mercer Island School Board this week published the following update in the Mercer Island Reporter on the current search for a new superintendent to succeed Dr. Gary Plano, who retires June 30.
May 30, 2017 - Three Mercer Island teams are among the best in the world by virtue of their outstanding results in the global Destination Imagination event held recently in Knoxville, Tenn.
May 30, 2017 – Three Mercer Island High School students have been selected to participate in the second phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program. They are Alicia Chen, Maverick Emerson and Donald Hildebrandt.
May 30, 2017 - Sam Bailey and Katy Spencer, both juniors at Mercer Island High School, were recently named as recipients of the Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship for 2017-2018. The Mike Yarrow Peace Fellowship provides a monetary grant to recipients, along with training and mentorship to develop a social justice campaign or project of their choice for the year.
May 25, 2017 - Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned several awards for their outstanding entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research.
April 27, 2017 - Mercer Island High School has received a gold medal ranking among the nation’s Best High Schools in the 2017 annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report for student achievement.
April 25, 2017 - Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation raised $583,665 at the annual Breakfast of Champions on April 25.
April 20, 2017 - Can Robin Hood find his heart in Sherwood Forest? Mercer Island High School’s Drama 2 class brings the famous story of Robin Hood and his band of outlaws to the MIHS stage. Join them in the woods, where Robin and his merry men join forces with witty Marion and her funny sidekick Pierre to fight Prince John’s evil and corrupt plans. Will their bravery and honor save the country?
With the announcement of Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano’s departure June 30, the Mercer Island School Board has begun the process of seeking a new leader to work closely with families, educators, and the community. In doing so, it is important that the District obtains input from all of its stakeholders.
April 17, 2017 - Island Park, Lakeridge and West Mercer Elementary and Islander Middle School (IMS) were named recipients of 2016 Washington Achievement Awards today by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and the Washington State Board of Education.
March 29, 2017 - Mercer Island High School received the sweepstakes award at the Mead Jazz Northwest festival held in Spokane.
March 29, 2017 – KMIH 88.9 The Bridge received the general excellence award as the top high school radio station in the state at the recent awards ceremony in Gig Harbor.
March 29, 2017 – The Mercer Island High School DECA team has qualified 19 students to advance to the International Career Development Conference next month in Anaheim, Calif.
March 28, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District’s intra-district transfer process is designed to provide families with an opportunity to apply for their child to attend a school in a different home school boundary area based on a unique set of circumstances.
March 28, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District is committed to fostering and embracing diversity, inclusiveness, and equity with a focus on respect and acceptance of every student. Given current events, some students and families may wonder how the district will remain committed to this pledge given the recent immigration debates taking place in our nation. Thus, we would like to take an opportunity to reassure all of our families that protecting all of our students’ rights and opportunity to receive a public school education are fundamental to our district regardless of immigration status.
February 28, 2017 - A record nine teams representing Mercer Island schools have qualified for the Destination Imagination state tournament.
February 24, 2017 –The Mercer Island School District will present its second annual Pathfinder Awards to three graduates of Mercer Island High School whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s youth to make significant contributions to humankind.
February 22, 2017 - This fall, two of the five Mercer Island School Board seats will be up for election. This includes board positions 2 and 4. Board members are elected to four-year terms by Mercer Island voters.
February 16, 2017 - KMIH 88.9 FM The Bridge, the Mercer Island High School student radio station, will no longer be simulcast on 94.5 FM effective February 23, 2017.
February 16, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District has begun the process of updating its 2012 Demographic Study as a best practice for long term planning for operations, transportation, and facility needs as population data for the next five years and beyond is studied and analyzed.
January 26, 2017 - There have been no weather-related school cancellations thus far this year, and Thursday, February 16 was reserved as a school make-up day. If there is no single weather-related missed day through February 1, the District will include February 16 as a non-school day. However, if there is a major weather-related event (more than one school day missed), the District may still need to use February 16 as a make-up day.
January 26, 2017 - KMIH 88.9 The Bridge launches at noon on January 31, replacing the current “Hot Jamz Radio” format on the Mercer Island High School student radio station.
January 18, 2017 – In a message sent to Mercer Island families, staff and community members today, Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced the end of his tenure as superintendent of the Mercer Island School District on June 30, 2017.
January 12, 2017 – The Mercer Island School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Gary Plano and Board Director and Legislative Representative, Ralph Jorgenson, joined education leaders from throughout the Puget Sound region today to urge legislators to enact a bi-partisan solution to the “levy cliff” issue – which threatens to create a $228 million hole in local school budgets for the coming school year.
February 5, 2017 - With snow again in the forecast, this is a good opportunity to review the Mercer Island School District's Emergency School Operations Schedule, which is posted on our website HERE.