County Green Schools program recognizes MI schools

Two elementary schools, Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School were recognized.

  • Friday, June 15, 2018 1:40pm
  • Life

The Mercer Island School District once again had multiple schools rank highly in the King County Green Schools Program, which helps schools and school districts engage students and employees in learning about and practicing resource conservation.

The program provides hands-on help and the tools that schools need, such as recycling containers and signs, to make improvements.

This spring, the program recognized 83 schools for their exemplary conservation practices, and 58 percent of the K-12 schools in King County outside the city of Seattle now participate.

On Mercer Island, Island Park and Lakeridge Elementary Schools, and both the Middle School and the High School were recognized for continued multi-year performance in all three categories: waste reduction and recycling; energy conservation; and water conservation and pollution prevention. West Mercer Elementary and the new Northwood Elementary School also appear in the rankings.

Locals cearn more about the MISD Green Teams that are leading these efforts at www.mercerislandschools.org.

More in Life

‘Disney and Dessert’ fundraiser set for March 3 on Mercer Island

The event raises money for instruments, music coaching, workshops and performance tours.

Beavers are active in Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Park

The city is working to protect both the beaver’s habitat and trees along the shoreline.

Islander recalls filming ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Meredythe Glass was an extra in the 1939 film, and is possibly the last surviving cast member.

Mercer Island Preschool Association wins 2019 MIYFS Philanthropy Award

MIPA has a strong partnership with the city, raising thousands each year for preschool scholarships.

‘Defense Ninjas’ instructor Fauzia Lala and COO Kate Warady demonstrate how to break a wrist grab in a workout room at Redmond’s DaVinci Academy on Jan. 15. Katie Metzger/staff photo
Women become ninjas in local self defense classes

Instructor and Mercer Island resident Fauzia Lala aims to empower women to protect themselves.

King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.
King County Library System exceeds 1 million digital checkouts in 2018

KCLS leads the record for the fifth year in a row

Mercer Island Art Walk is Friday, Saturday

Second opening added for month of February.

The Mercer Island City Council honored Kari Anderson (center) for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award at a council meeting in 2018. Also pictured is Jennifer Wright, MISD executive director of Learning Services (right) and Mayor Debbie Bertlin. Photo courtesy of Janet Piehl/Girl Scout Leader Troop 43142.
Eastside Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

Girl Scout girls make a difference in their communities

See artists ‘in action’ on Mercer Island

Northwest Artists in Action will host a second pop-up demonstration on Feb. 2.

From left, keynote speaker the Rev. Harvey Drake, pastor of Emerald City Bible Fellowship in the Rainier Valley, poses for a photo with the 2019 winner of the Covenant Shores Spirit of Martin Luther King Award, Yosh Nakagawa. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
Harvey Drake headlines MLK event

Covenant Shores held its annual Martin Luther King observance on Jan. 18

Mercer Island’s newest peace pole unveiled at Covenant Shores

The pole is placed near the campus sign, which is the first mile marker of the Rotary Half Marathon.

Schools news in brief

Kindergarten registration; The Bridge recognized