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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.

To report an absence, please call (206) 252-8004 or email
mercerms.attendance@seattleschools.org.
 

News and Events

Smarter Balanced Scoring Information
Mercer students complete the new state Smarter Balanced Assessment on Friday, May 29th. We anticipate being able to share scores for your student’s spring state assessments in reading, writing and math in early summer. Our goal is to include your child’s score report with his or her end-of year report card the week of June 29, yet because our students will not complete testing until May 29th scores may not be returned in time to include them with your child’s end-of year report card in June. If this is the case, we will mail the scores to you separately as soon as we are able.
 
Scores will not be posted electronically to The Source until fall. Please see the district’s Smarter Balanced web page for more information on these assessments and how they are scored: http://smarterbalanced.www.seattleschools.org
No School on Tuesday, May 19
May Newsletter
Dear Mercer Families,

Spring has arrived. The sun is making a more frequent presence and the temperatures are rising. There is a lot to look forward to as we begin to transition to the end of the year.

I’d like to thank all of you for your cards, emails, and surprise treats that made its way to Mercer this past week for Teacher Appreciation Week. I would also like to thank our fabulous PTSA for sponsoring morning treats and coffee as well as a staff lunch. These acknowledgements were greatly appreciated by Mercer staff. Thank you!

Click here to continue reading the May Newsletter.

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 updated 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:

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SRTSEngMMSBL

Chinese: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMSChinBL

Vietnamese: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMSVietBL

Somali: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMSSomBL

Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MMSSpanBL

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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