News & Announcements

Welcome to Mercer Middle School

We are an international community of learners: opening a door to the world.  At Mercer, every student is a reader, writer,  mathematician, scientist, and thinker.

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State Testing Schedule

It is the time of the year for our State Testing. This year our students will be taking the Smarter Balance Assessment. This is a computer-based assessment. Your teachers and student have been working hard all year long engaged in learning with the new Common Core State Standards. Even though this assessment is new we know your student is ready to show what they know.Please review our testing schedule here.

Spring is in the Air ... and in Your Nose and Eyes!
Spring means flower buds, cut grass, blooming trees and lots of pollen (the fine dust from plants). Seasonal allergies — also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis — caused by pollen (the fine dust from plants) can cause sneezing, congestion, runny nose and other bothersome symptoms.Click here for for more information about seasonal allergies.
March Newsletter
Dear Mercer Families,

It is amazing how fast the school year is going. As we head into March we are entering a seven-week stretch of uninterrupted instructional time. The only day that is not a full school day between Monday, March 2 and Friday, April 10 is our two-hour early release day on Wednesday, March 25.

This stretch is a very important learning time. Please help us remind our students to use this time well. This means focusing on learning, asking questions, and getting to school and classes on-time, prepared and ready. Our students are amazing and it shows. We are always so impressed with their efforts, their kindness, and enthusiasm. Thank you for your partnership!

Continue reading the March newsletter in English here.
Continue reading the March newsletter in Somali here.
Continue reading the March newsletter in Tagalog here.
Continue reading the March newsletter in Chinese here.
Continue reading the March newsletter in Vietnamese here.
Safe Routes to School Survey!

In partnership with Feet First and the Seattle Department of Transportation our Safe Routes to School Grant needs your input. If you are us frustrated with pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety as we are now is the time to let your voice be heard! Here are the links for the Safe Routes to School Survey. The survey will help to inform decisions related to our safety grant with Feet First and. Our Mercer goal is to get feedback from 60% of our families! Please let other families know about this survey.

Thank you as always for your partnership! Here are the links:






February Newsletter
Dear Mercer Families,

There is a lot of excitement and community pride in a job well done for our hometown Seattle Seahawks. Although we fell short in what was a surprising and disappointing loss in the Super Bowl there is a lot to be proud of.

Our first semester has come to an end and second semester has begun. Students are currently settling into their second semester schedules. First semester report cards will be mailed home the week of February 9.

Continue reading the February newsletter here.
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