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Sixth 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.

 


 
 

Latest District Headlines

  • Donna Colosky appointed as superintendent of Mercer Island School District

    June 22, 2017 - The Mercer Island School Board has unanimously named Donna Colosky as superintendent of the Mercer Island School District. Read more...

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  • Heidi Jenkins appointed as new principal of Lakeridge Elementary

    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. Read more...

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  • Patty Weston of MIHS receives award for excellence in teaching chemistry

    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. Read more...

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  • Students honored for video in Holocaust Writing, Art and Film Contest

    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. Read more...

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  • MIHS Orchestra wins top two awards at Vancouver festival

    June 6, 2017 - The Mercer Island High School Orchestra received two awards for excellence at the recent World Strides Heritage Festival in Vancouver, B.C. Read more...

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  • MISD Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year celebrated 

    June 1, 2017 – The Mercer Island School District honored its Teachers and Support Staff of the Year at a recognition event May 31 in the Mercer Island High School library. Read more...

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  • District honors retiring employees for dedicated service to Mercer Island

    June 1, 2017 – The Mercer Island School District honored its 2016-17 retirees at a celebration May 31 in the Mercer Island High School library. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island teams among the top 20 in the world at Destination Imagination Global Finals

    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. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District recruiting bus drivers

    May 9, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District is actively seeking new bus drivers for the 2017-18 school year. Read more...

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Mercer Island is located in the middle of beautiful Lake Washington, within minutes of Seattle and Bellevue. It is joined with Seattle by the Interstate 90 floating bridge and Bellevue by the east channel bridge. The City of Mercer Island serves primarily as a residential community for about 24,000 people, most of whom are employed in professional and managerial positions in Seattle and the surrounding areas.

The Mercer Island School District has a K-12 population of more than 4,300 and enjoys a wide-spread reputation for quality and excellence, combining academics, cultural expression, and athletic achievement. More info...
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