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    • International Schools & Dual Language Immersion Community meeting

      We invite you to a Community Meeting to talk about the Future of Seattle’s International Schools and Dual Language Immersion Programs
    • March 2018 Newsletter

      Hello Mercer Families, Just before our mid-winter break our Mercer students were able to celebrate their hard work during the 1st semester at our ABC Dance and Activity Day. Our students had a lot of fun! Student Led Conference Exit Tickets are due to Social Studies teachers by Wednesday, February 28. Thank you for supporting our Student Led Conference process. We hope you and your student had a meaningful opportunity to celebrate the strengths of your student and talk about next steps related to their learning.
    • Feb. 2018 Newsletter

      Hello Mercer Families, There was communication sent home last Friday from SPS communications intended for Mercer families, but addressed to Denny families. This was an error.
    • January 2018 Newsletter

      Dear Mercer Families, We hope you enjoyed your winter break and had a joyous New Year. As we transition back into school it is a great time to re-establish all of the great habits that make our students so successful. Mercer is filled with amazing students and staff, and our school community has a lot to be proud of. At Mercer, we use the acronym POWER to help teach and remind students about habits of success. Students establishing habits of success in middle school is critical for our students’ high school success and their pathway to college or career. Our goal is for our students to be POWERful. Please take a few minutes to review these habits of success with your student.
    • Join us for a Community Viewing of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

      Join the Mercer, Washington and Kimball PTSA on January 23 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm for a FREE community viewing of the award-winning documentary Screenagers.
      Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age
    • Dec. 2017 Newsletter

      Dear Mercer Families, At Mercer, we refer to the A, B, C success indicators often. Attendance, Behavior, and Coursework grades are indicators we measure that often reflect the success of our students. In November, we passed the 1st quarter of our school year. Almost all of our students were able to celebrate their hard work at our Fall ABC & Tardy Dance & Activity. I would like to take a moment to share with you the outstanding Coursework accomplishments of our students. In the graph below you can see the % of Mercer students earning a 2.7 G.P.A or better from first quarter.
    • You're Invited to Latino Heritage Night!

      ¡Venga a disfrutar!

      Thursday, December 7
      Asa Mercer International Middle School
      5:30-7:00 pm

      Student Performances!
      Group Dances!

      Partnership between Seattle Parks & Recreation and Seattle Public & Schools.

    • Take the Seattle Police Department Public Safety Survey

      The Seattle Police Department is conducting a survey in order to solicit feedback from those who live and /or work in Seattle to increase public safety and security in neighborhoods. The survey is open from October 15 to November 30. Click here to take the SPD Public Safety Survey.


    • October 2017 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. For example, at this point, our students are familiar with school routines like getting to class on-time, knowing our structures for learning and what to expect when class begins, and how to use their composition books and planners, etc. At school, we work hard to establish routines to support productive habits and behaviors.

      At home, it is also important to establish habits and routines, particularly in these middle school years. Establishing routines and procedures create consistent behaviors that result in an increase in student performance. Developing these habits during the middle school years is important toward long-term success.

      Click here to continue reading the October 2017 newsletter.
    • September 2017 Newsletter

      Dear Mercer Families,

      Welcome to the 2017-18 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 student success and component of strong school and home partnership. 

      Click here to continue reading the September Newsletter.


    • First Day Information for Incoming 6th Grade Families

      Hello 6th Grade Mercer Families!

      We want to welcome students and families to a new school year as a Mercer Mustang!

      To help with your 6th grade student’s first week transition, all we ask them to bring are three items:

      1. A backpack,
      2. A pencil pouch with several pencils, and
      3. A simple 2-pocket folder.

      Starting Monday, September 11, 6th graders will need to bring a 3-ring zipper cloth binder, dividers, and other supplies. We will teach students how to set up their binder, so please do not write on your dividers.

      We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 6 in the Auditorium when you pick up your class schedule!

      Thank you!

      Ms. Encarnacion, 6th Grade Assistant Principal
      Mr. Malaki, 6th Grade Counselor

      first day school supplies for 6th graders: backpack, pencil pouch with pencils, and simple two-pocket folder.
    • Back to School Information 2017

      Dear Mercer Mustangs,

      Hello Mustang students and families. We hope you are enjoying your summer break. We are looking forward to a great school year and are excited to serve you.

      Our amazing teachers and staff have enjoyed some time with families and friends while getting re-energized for the school year.  Our custodial staff and maintenance crew our diligently preparing Mercer for our students’ arrival. Our first day of school is September 6, 2017.

      Mercer takes great pride in preparing our students for success in high school and beyond, both academically and socially.
      Click "Read More" to read the rest of the back to school letter to families.

    • Supply List 2017-18

      Basic Supply List

      Students will need the following supplies throughout the year. Please keep extra pencils, erasers, pens, and paper at home to replenish your supply.

      • Pencils with erasers (may use mechanical but have wooden pencils as well, preferably #2 pencils).
      • Erasers, Pens (blue or black ink), composition books (3 or more), lined paper (150 sheets or more).
      • 3 ring binder (1½ inches or larger), subject dividers (to put in the binder), pocket folder to hold homework assignments.
      • Backpack to carry materials.
      • Useful, but not required: USB thumb drive/memory stick (8GB), colored pencils, scissors, box of tissue for classroom supply.
      Click Read More for full information about supplies.
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    • 2017-18 School Year Calendar Finalized

      The Seattle School Board adopted the 2017-18 school calendar at the June 7 board meeting.

      Students will be released 75 minutes early every Wednesday, except for the first day of school. This is to support improved teacher collaboration and student academic performance.

    • Website Update

      This summer our district and school websites are receiving a major facelift. Our first priority for the website redesign project is to ensure families, students, staff, and community can easily find critical district and school resources.

      Read More about Website Update
      Posted on 07/31/2017
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