• Nov. 2016 Newsletter

    Dear Mercer Families, The end of our first quarter is Thursday, November 10th. In celebration of all the hard work of our students we will be celebrating, here at Mercer the last part of our school day, with our ABC & Tardy Dance and Activity. In order to participate student grades must be in good standing (A, B, or C) and have no more than 3 tardies between October 24 and November 10. The grade level with the best results will be dismissed first.

    Click here to continue reading the November newsletter.

  • Introducing Library Link

    Dear Mercer Students and Families,

    We have very exciting news to share! We are launching a great new partnership with Seattle Public Libraries to give every Mercer student access to many great resources.

    Although public library cards are available for all students in Seattle Public schools, many do not take advantage of this resource for a variety of reasons that include ease of access and the potential for fines on lost or overdue materials. The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Public Schools are working together to overcome these barriers so students and teachers can access online websites and databases to support student learning. This fall Asa Mercer International, Aki Kurose, and Denny International middle schools will participate in a pilot program to provide this access.

  • Costume Expectations for Monday, October 31

    If students choose to dress up or wear a costume to school, they are expected to follow our usual dress code policy. These guidelines state that:

    1. Offensive words, tagging, gang-related words or pictures are not permitted.
    2. All tops for all students should cover the midriff and back areas. Undergarments should not be visible.
    3. Attire should not cause disruption or be unsafe.

    If students choose to come to school in costume it is expected that students adhere to the following expectations:

    1. Costumes must follow the dress code.
    2. No blood, gore, violent or clown costumes.
    3. No unsafe accessories such as real or fake weapons, chains, etc.
    4. Masks are not permitted neither is face paint that covers that makes students unrecognizable. We must be able to easily identify students.
    5. Students must be able to change into PE clothes.

     A general rule of thumb, if you have to ask it probably is NOT appropriate. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Traffic Information

    We understand the challenges that exist when picking up and dropping off students to school. Nonetheless, it is really important to follow all laws and procedures when picking up and dropping off students at Mercer. Alternative locations to consider include Jefferson Park, Snoqualmie Ave. or west of Mercer along 14th Ave. There are safe walking trails and crosswalks students have access to and this may prevent the long wait you might be experiencing in our parking lot or along Columbian Way. Thank you for your cooperation.
    Mercer Traffic Map
  • October 2016 Newsletter

    Dear Mercer Families,

    Thank you for helping to make our start of the school year smooth. One important part of the development of children during the middle school years is building strong and productive academic habits. You can get an early jump start by developing and supporting routines that are predictable and habit forming. For example, at this point, our students are familiar with our routines like getting to class on-time, knowing our structures of learning and what to expect when class begins, and how to use their composition books and planners, etc.

    Click here for the complete October newsletter.
  • Math Parent Toolkit Night

    It's here! The first toolkit of the year. This is a chance for families to learn about Math and helpful ways to support your students in math this year.

    Thursday, October 13, 2016
    Mercer Library

    Snacks! Math tips!

    For questions contact Mr. Hicks or Ms. Davis at (206) 252-8000.
  • Highly Capable referrals due October 6

    The window for referring students for Advanced Learning testing closes October 6.  Referrals in English are done online, using the Source (which is the parent portal for individual student information.)  Translated forms are available on the district website:

    If you have questions, please contact Mary Mills (, 206-252-0182) or Matt Okun (, 206-252-0033.)

    If you have trouble accessing the Source, please check here for information: or email: .

  • September Newsletter

    Dear Mercer Families, Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! As we begin to settle in and work toward supporting our students’ success, I want to take a moment to highlight systems we use toward strong school and family communication. Knowing whom to contact, staying up to speed with the events and activities, and being aware of student progress are all keys to strong school and home partnerships.
  • District Robo Call Tonight

    Tonight you will receive an automatic call informing families that robo calls are being reinstated this year to give families updates about Seattle Public Schools information. Families may opt out of robo calls if they choose. Tonight's call will remind families to make sure phone numbers and email addresses are updated. Verification forms are going out tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 16); please check them carefully and make any necessary corrections.
  • FERPA Form and the Yearbook

    Every year, our 8th grade students produce a beautiful yearbook that includes school pictures of students and staff. We want to make sure that every student who wants to be in the yearbook is in the yearbook. Parents and guardians, when you fill out your student's FERPA form, if you choose B (I do NOT consent to the release of the above directory information), you may selectively OPT IN to your student's inclusion in specific publications by circling YES to the options you choose.
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