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Storm’s lasting effects

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:25PM

Schools around the Island dealt with remnant effects of the nasty winter weather upon returning from Winter Break last Wednesday.

Mercer Island Schools year in review

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:25PM

Back in school for the new year, it’s time to reflect on the year that brought changes to education around the Island. The first class of students required to pass the WASL has mostly cleared that hurdle. Students survived wacky winter weather. The school board continues its work evaluating and planning the district’s performance. Students have begun to adjust to healthier foods at school. Those seeking transfer credits have learned the new process for getting that credit. West Mercer Elementary welcomed an interim principal, Pat Blix, in the fall.

Snow days, school haze

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:25PM

They won’t admit to being bored, but students in the Mercer Island School District have missed so much school this winter that on Tuesday, they were actually looking forward to returning. Since the weather days started in late November, students had been to school 18 out of the last 50 days as of yesterday.

Neighborhood group rallies during outage

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:25PM

When the high winds knocked out the power on Mercer Island last month a neighborhood disaster group of 42 households received its first real test of self reliance.

High hopes for school money from Legislature

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:25PM

More money and better math education top the list of Washington’s legislative educational priorities this session.

School Briefs: Mel Levine workshop

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:25PM

The Community Center at Mercer View has scheduled a Mel Levine workshop for interested parents on Saturday, Jan. 20. The workshop will investigate the demands of homework and strategies for helping children with homework. Cost is $20, with required pre-registration. Contact Jaymi Garvett at or 236-0050.

Health screenings: What first -- symptoms or tests?

  • Jan 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:25PM

Neither health care providers or the general “50-plus” public seem certain that imaging four critical body parts will help avert health disasters; but at least 90 Mercer Islanders were willing to take the ultrasound plunge to find out Jan. 15.

Attempted abduction in Town Center

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:24PM

Mercer Island police are investigating an attempted abduction that occurred in the Town Center last Thursday evening.

Snow days at end of the year

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:24PM

In a 3-2 vote last week, the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors decided to tack on make-up days at the end of the school year.

Sewer line fails at Luther Burbank

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:24PM

Heavy rains, cold temperatures and last month’s power outage have crippled or damaged portions of the Island’s water and sewage systems, bringing flurries of emergency construction to the Island.

Wellness Policy continues reshaping eating habits

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:24PM

The 20 people seated around a table to discuss the Mercer Island School District Wellness Policy are clearly passionate about getting children to eat healthier foods.

Elementary students embrace healthy fare at lunchtime

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:24PM

Almost every student at Island Park Elementary has an opinion on the Four Weeks of Finer Foods menu being served at all Mercer Island elementary schools this month.

Island 2006 real estate wrap up

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:24PM

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Parking may scuttle PEAK

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:24PM

The long-awaited vote concerning the development agreement between the school district and the city for the Boys & Girls Club’s PEAK project has been delayed. The vote has yet to be rescheduled.

Seventh-grade gifted program to begin next fall

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:24PM

The gifted program in the Mercer Island School District continues to expand, with current sixth-graders moving up next fall for the first seventh-grade gifted program.

New AP classes at MIHS this fall

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:24PM

Mercer Island High School students will see new Advanced Placement courses next year as the district begins to implement recommendations from its AP/IB/Honors Committee.

Puget Sound Energy fined nearly $1 million

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:24PM

State regulators last week penalized Puget Sound Energy (PSE) $995,000 for violating consumer privacy laws by intentionally sharing customers’ private information with an outside marketing partner without the customers’ written permission.

Airport plan doesn’t fly

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

On Monday, Jan. 29, a low-flying aircraft approaching Renton Airport rattled Peggy and David Dunner when it flew over their South end home.

2,500-ft. sewer fix near LBP ongoing

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

Construction of a new sewer line near the community center and Luther Burbank Park will last until the end of April and the “messiest portion” of the work is about to begin, county officials told 15 neighborhood residents last Saturday morning.

Law to protect student free speech

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a measure to protect students’ free speech rights.

New lights, surface approved for South Mercer Playfields

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

The Mercer Island School Board has gratefully approved plans to resurface the athletic field at South Mercer Playfield.

Weinstein sponsors tie-down law

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

More drivers should know about the dangers of unsecured loads on the state’s highways and the consequences of carrying them, according to a couple of bills introduced last week by Sen. Brian Weinstein, D-Mercer Island.

Nicholl retires after 33 years as an Islander coach

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

One man has guided the Mercer Island football team during the past 33 years. That man has embodied what the program stands for and led the team through the good and bad times. That man, Dick Nicholl, announced his retirement as Mercer Island High School’s head football coach Friday.

Quarles honored as Island’s Citizens of 2006

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

Add seven more acres of open space to Mercer Island’s 469 acres and two new Citizens of the Year — Margaret and Kenneth Quarles.

Council meeting jammed by PEAK backers

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

A crowd of both PEAK supporters and detractors — anticipating a Council vote to adopt a a parking plan that would clear the way for the proposed teen center to proceed — exchanged volleys about the project before the regular business at City Council last Monday.

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