News and Events
Although student learning is our priority and focus each day at Mercer, there is nothing more important than student safety. I am writing to let you know that a Mercer student was hit by a car that ran a red light earlier this week while crossing the street at a crosswalk. Our student is recovering from bruises. This is a reminder about taking every precaution to be safe.
Please read our recommendations for street safety tips in this letter.
Classrooms welcome the donation of boxes of tissues, especially this time of year. If you can contribute boxes of tissues, please bring them to the main office or to a teacher. Thanks for your help!
Spirit Week is October 27-31. This is a great opportunity for students to have appropriate fun. Of course, basic school dress expectations still apply: see below and student handbook pg. 12.
Monday: Mustang Pride Day
Tuesday: Sports Day
Wednesday: Twin Day
Thursday: Mismatch Day
Friday: Costume Day
Students are NOT REQUIRED to dress up or wear a costume. If a student does not choose to dress up or wear a costume, they are expected to follow our usual dress code policy. These guidelines state that:
- All tops for all students should cover the midriff and back areas. Undergarments should not be visible.
- Attire should not cause disruption or be unsafe
- Offensive words, tagging, gang-related words or pictures are not permitted
- Costumes must follow the dress code.
- No blood, gore or violent costumes.
- No unsafe accessories such as real or fake weapons, chains, etc.
- Masks are not permitted; neither is face paint that makes students unrecognizable. We must be able to easily identify students.
- Students must be able to change into PE clothes.
A general rule of thumb: if you have to ask, it probably is NOT appropriate.
This school year, the Common Core State Standards are being fully inplemented in Seatlte Public Schools. To learn more about the Common Core at SPS, please take a look at this informational letter by SPS's Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Shauna Heath:
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More information about the Common Core can be found at SPS's Common Core web page.
Mercer 6th and 8th grade students are taking the annual Healthy Youth Survey on Tuesday, October 14th. The information we receive from the survey helps us better provide information and services to students. The survey is optional. If you have questions or concerns please send an email to our 8th grade counselor, Ms. Theresa Lucrisia-Bradley, email@example.com.
Learn more about the Healthy Youth Survey here.
We are off to a strong start to this school year. As we begin to gain momentum there is lots of information to share. Please take a look at the October Newsletter for more information on academics, upcoming events, contact information, and athletics. The newsletter is also available in a Chinese translation.
As an International School, Mercer provides students with linguistic skills, higher-order thinking skills, and a global perspective that will help them contribute to and succeed in a 21st century world. Students engage in intellectually rigorous schoolwork that helps prepare them for college, career, and life. International Schools help close both the academic achievement gap as well as the "global achievement gap."