Vision 2020 Spotlight: Spring 2017Sixth graders at Islander Middle School are learning character essentials in their Extended Core classes this year, building a culture of character and developing important social-emotional skills. This video shows students learning what respect means through writing letters and sending packages to service members through Operation Gratitude.
Vision 2020 Spotlight: Winter 2017KMIH, the Mercer Island High School student radio station, has rebranded as 88.9 The Bridge. The station offers students a unique lab environment for hands-on learning as they operate an FCC-licensed station, mentored by broadcast media instructor Joe Bryant.
Vision 2020 Spotlight: Fall 2016
Mercer Island Schools have introduced a new Elementary World Language program this fall, teaching Spanish to all students in grades K-5. Join us for a visit to Brooke Carwithen’s classroom at Lakeridge Elementary and listen as student talk about how much they are enjoying the experience of learning a new language.
Soaring to Vision 2020Mercer Island Schools embrace a 2020 Vision, preparing our students to think, collaborate, and to be creative in an interconnected world. This video, created for the 2016 Mercer Island Schools Foundation Breakfast of Champions, shows our students at work learning the foundations of literacy, building global awareness and citizenship, and exploring the frontiers of science.
Vision 2020 Spotlight: Spring 20168th grade social studies classes at Islander Middle School held a Day of Service to help the community. Students assembled hygiene kits and tied blankets for local shelters, and painted rocks to be displayed next to the Anne Frank tree planted in the Seattle Center Peace Garden.
Vision 2020 Spotlight: Winter 2016MIHS Students are using computer programming to cultivate and foster analytical and critical thinking. In this short spotlight video, the viewer will see how thinking, creativity, and problem-solving are all interconnected. The teaching of coding offers our students technology and digital literacy in ways that will help shape their thinking for future cross-discipline tasks.