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Vote on PEAK lease nears

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:07PM

A new twist was added to an already knotted subject when the Children’s Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD) announced its wish to bid for the district’s surplus land — currently set aside for PEAK — at the Aug. 9 School Board meeting. But ultimately, the independant school failed to submit a formal bid.

Simms is finalist for Calif. District

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:07PM

Representatives from the Walnut Valley Unified School District, located in southern California, flew to Seattle on Aug. 20 to interview Mercer Island School District members about the possible appointment of Cyndy Simms as superintendent. Simms’ current tenure as MISD superintendent ends in 2009.

Simms takes position in Calif.

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:07PM

Gary Plano to be interim superintendent

PEAK lease approved

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:07PM

School Board vote is unanimous, neighbors worry about impact

Back to school changes

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:07PM

The Mercer Island School District has approved a number of curriculum changes for the 2007-2008 term, most notably a reshuffle in the high school and middle school social studies program and the introduction of the state-required culminating project for seniors.

As summer ends, more road construction begins

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:07PM

As summer road projects wrap up, more work along East Mercer and Island Crest Way is scheduled to begin next month as students head back to class.

Progress on regional transportation projects

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:07PM

Reporter Staff

38 new teachers for MISD

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:07PM

The Mercer Island School District welcomed 38 new faculty members this week, with teachers from as far away as Boston and Los Angeles.

Urban dogs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:07PM

A tail of some new residents in Town Center

Departing Simms looks back

  • Sep 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:07PM

Superintendent Cyndy Simms has seen a lot change in four years. When she arrived on the Island in 2003, moving from Steamboat Springs, Colo., the school district was taut with stress and emotion. It had been a trying few years: three superintendents had come and gone, tension between the community and the School Board was growing and parent complaints about the district were becoming vociferous. Then Simms came aboard with a conflict-resolution workshop, a long-term school improvement plan and a promising smile. Finally, the district could exhale.

Retirement facility reaches agreement in discrimination case

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06PM

An agreement reached late last month between the U.S. Department of Justice and a nationwide retirement community organization aims to change the way senior citizens who rely on a motorized scooter or wheelchair are treated.

Private schools prepare for new year

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06PM

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Pencils, paper and parents

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06PM

Oversized classes mean community help for local schools

Islander YouTube video wins tires

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06PM

Megan Hamp and her dad love to make videos. In fact, the entire Hamp family does. Whether it’s for work, school projects, archiving memories or simply for laughs, the Island family lights up around the camera. And now, the whole world can watch one of their videos on YouTube.

What’s next on PEAK project agenda

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06PM

Now that the city has an application for land-use action, development and lease agreements have been established between the School Board, City Council and Boys and Girls Club, the PEAK project is heading into the development approval process.

Renton airport noise study will cost more

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06PM

Community meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at CCMV

Town Center crane boasts newest safety device

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06PM

Fire dept. conducts crane rescue training

A teeny-tiny farm

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06PM

Mini mount lives the country life on Mercer Island

Mortgage meltdown has little effect here

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06PM

Despite the mortgage meltdown in many areas of the country and Washington state, the Mercer Island real estate market remains in good shape. According to the Multiple Listing service that tracks data on the real estate market throughout the region, the inventory of new homes for sale continues to grow in western Washington. Despite the greater choices, fewer homes are selling. And prices have fallen.

Bellevue’s big building boom

  • Sep 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:06PM

Downtown Bellevue is under construction, literally.

School funding lawsuit to trial

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:05PM

The school funding lawsuit filed by a coalition of Washington school districts, community groups and education associations in January will proceed to full trial now that King County Superior Court Judge Paris Kallas has rejected a summary judgment motion on the case.

Schools go online in emergency notification system

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:05PM

PTAs will use e-mail instead of ‘phone tree’ to inform parents of school emergencies


  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:05PM

MI to pay $1.25M for 911 service

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:05PM

Island joins Eastside cities to build center in Bellevue by 2009

124 condos for Shorewood

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:05PM

The proposal to add 124 new living units in five additional buildings at the Shorewood Heights Apartments received preliminary approval from the Design Commission earlier this month.

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