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High school vocational program options grow

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 1:50PM

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Mercer Island High School is taking the spotlight this year. As technical and vocational job opportunities continue to grow, Eastside school districts are funneling more resources into preparing students for these careers. According to Mercer Island High School CTE Coordinator Mark Roschy, a growing number of Island students are turning a keen eye to this academic arena. And the job-market is calling.

New admissions requirement for state colleges in 2012

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 1:47PM

This year’s freshmen set on attending a four-year college in Washington have a new laundry list of academic requirements to complete. In June, the State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) passed new admission requirements — approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) — for all Washington baccalaureate institutions.

Police blotter

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 1:39PM

Arrests Police arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of committing car prowls around 3:50 a.m., Sept. 16, in the 6000 block of 84th Avenue S.E. According to the police report, an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and determined that several items in the car were previously reported stolen by an Islander. Property belonging to a second victim was also recovered and returned.

This Week

  • Sep 23, 2008 at 5:00PM

Public Safety Day is between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 27, at the North Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. For adults and kids to learn about safety and meet local police, firefighters. Donations to the Northwest Burn Foundation will be accepted. 275-7607.

Tent City bingo

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 8:00AM updated at 1:35PM

Tent City 4 resident Viree Warnerf, far right, plays bingo at Tent City as children Anna Bolger (white shirt), Georgia Mattox (striped tank top), Isabel Bolger (middle), Paige Brandon (standing in back, white shirt) and Tent City resident, Jamie, far left, check the results.

Early balloting: Making sense of elections for young readers

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 9:42AM

In 2004, during the last presidential election, I was teaching kindergarten in Philadelphia. When a boy walked into my classroom one morning in October wearing a giant, star-spangled pin bearing a candidate’s name, I immediately knew what we would be discussing during circle time.

Golf loses by two strokes to defending 4A KingCo champs | Young Mercer Island golfers perform under pressure

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 9:34AM

The Mercer Island boys golf team has dominated during the past three years, including one state, two league and two district titles. On Thursday, the Islanders went up against their 4A twin in Woodinville, the defending 4A KingCo champions. Despite a good effort from a young Islander team, the loss by just two strokes, 178-180, makes a third league title an uphill battle.

Mercer Island: Citizen advisory committee to mull fate of Island Crest Way and Merrimount

  • Sep 23, 2008 at 4:58PM

A group of Islanders to be selected by the mayor will now deliberate the fate of the very crucial and dangerous intersection at Island Crest Way and Merrimount Drive.

D.A.R.E. program likely to end Mercer Island drug and alcohol resistance program said to be statistically ineffective

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Island’s D.A.R.E. program is facing a dead-end street. City leaders are thinking about abandoning the decades-old program that statistically has failed to prevent alcohol and drug abuse among Island teens.

Reed reworks primary elections

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 23, 2008 at 2:37PM

During a tour of several local communities, Secretary of State Sam Reed spoke to students at Northwest Yeshiva High School last Thursday and visited the Reporter to talk about election changes for Washington voters. Reed discussed the move toward replacing polls with mail-in ballots, rescheduling the primary in August and the Supreme Court’s late decision concerning the top-two primary. As a result, this year’s primary election will be the third different type since 2003. Reed also talked about his responsibility in cleaning up the list of voters since the governor’s election recount in 2004.

Class of 1958 celebrates 50th reunion

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00PM updated Sep 23, 2008 at 12:50PM

Fifty years after leaving Mercer Island High School, alumni from the Class of 1958 — the first class to graduate from MIHS — walked the school’s hallways once again.

Islanders crushed by Liberty, 35-14

  • Sep 20, 2008 at 9:39AM

Mercer Island Reporter Letters to the Editor | Aug. 27

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 4:16PM

The purpose of the proposed tolling of the SR-520 and I-90 floating bridges is to raise money to build a new 520 bridge for travel from the Eastside to Seattle.

Tent City not instigated by outsiders

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 4:12PM

I do not live on Mercer Island and I do not belong to the Mercer Island United Methodist Church. I have, however, been reading the Tent City coverage on your online blog. The lies and misinformation being posted in letters are appalling, and I felt I must comment.

Trashing election signs

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 4:05PM


School District’s 2020 Vision to define what students need now

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 3:59PM

It’s a new year in the Mercer Island School District, and I am pleased and honored to be serving in the role of Superintendent — my first official year in this position. Your School Board and I are excited about the year ahead and eager to share the excitement we feel as we embark, once again, on this wonderful journey of educating students for the 21st century.

By air or by sea

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 18, 2008 at 12:38PM

As summer lingers into fall, a float plane takes off over Lake Washington across from the Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center at Stan Sayres Park on Friday evening. Temperatures are expected to remain warm this week.

Climbing in the clouds

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:06PM

Islanders summit Mt. Adams, plan to tackle Rainier next

Strike resolved in Bellevue, Island teachers agree with Eastsider demands

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:08PM

Bellevue teachers returned to work on Monday with a contract that mostly met their standards: a pay increase that compares with neighboring districts and more flexibility in the classroom.

Police report

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:09PM

A 19-year-old Island resident was arrested for driving with a suspended license after police stopped her in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street around midnight on Sept. 12. She was booked into the Issaquah jail.

New Orleans church receives ‘minimal damage’

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:08PM

The Blessed Seelos Catholic Church, which braved winds of 96 mph two weeks ago as Hurricane Gustav tore through New Orleans, received “minimal damage” during the storm, according to Mercer Island resident and Pipe Organ Foundation President Carl Dodrill.

Day of Caring

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:08PM

Changes coming to Metro and Sound Transit with new bus routes, more trips

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:08PM

Bus service on and off the Island will be improved this weekend as new Metro bus routes are added to the region and Sound Transit adds more trips on existing routes.

District finalizes $39.5 million budget for 08-09

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:07PM

The Mercer Island School District budget is in good shape for the coming year — that is, if energy costs stay within bounds and initial enrollment numbers remain steady.

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