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Superintendent Rundle Recognizes Employees of the Year, Retiring Staff, Retiring SROs, and Service Milestones at Ceremony in MIHS Library

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Lakeridge Elementary School values diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to building and sustaining a school community where teachers, parents, learners and support staff achieve the knowledge, skills and attitudes that value and embrace inclusiveness, equity and awareness as a way to unleash creativity and innovation in pursuit of the District’s core Values, Vision, and Mission.

Lakeridge supports diversity through various initiatives, including:

• Rich Curriculum and classroom activities that reflect our diverse student population;
• School events that celebrate and honor our diverse student body and community;
• Staff development that enhances skill sets to meet the diverse needs of our learning community;
•Staff, student and parent involvement in committees and activities that study, suggest, and support diversity initiatives.

Kindergarten: A Day In The Life

Director of Learning Services Nova Williams talks to kindergarten students and highlights the learning done by kindergarten students in the Mercer Island School District. MISD Elementary Principals also speak about the kindergarten experience in their schools.

Lakeridge News

Superintendent Rundle Recognizes Employees of the Year, Retiring Staff, Retiring SROs, and Service Milestones at Ceremony in MIHS Library

Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Fred Rundle recognized the District’s Employees of the Year, Retiring Staff, teachers earning National Board certification, Former School Resource Officers (SRO) who are retiring from the Mercer Island Police Department, and MISD staff with a years of service milestone in a ceremony this evening in the MIHS Library

THANK YOU to all the Lakeridge families that helped make Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week a success! The teachers and staff appreciated it SO much...They felt the love!

Upcycling Art Earth Day Challenge

To celebrate Earth Day, Lakeridge students were encouraged to participate in an upcycling art contest. We had many wonderful contributions from all grade levels. The winner for K-1 was Hena Wang, grades 2-3 Madeleine Rogers, grades 4-5 Scottie Becker. Way to go Lakeridge Lions! 

MISD completes refinancing of bonds saving island taxpayers $1.5 million

On, March 26, 2024, Mercer Island School District successfully refinanced the remaining $40,495,000 outstanding from the 2014 Bonds. This proactive and voluntary action will not affect the District’s budget, however, it will save Mercer Island taxpayers over $1.5 million during the remaining five (5) years of bond payments.

Superintendent Rundle Message On MISD Updated Emergency & Reunification Preparation Guide

We appreciate our community’s flexibility this week as we dealt with a two-hour delay for schools on Wednesday. Hopefully the worst of the winter weather is behind us, but if it is not we are prepared. And speaking of emergency preparation and communication, I thought it would be a great opportunity to revisit some of the tools, resources, and things families can access and do to help keep our schools safe and supportive for everyone.


At Lakeridge, Hanukkah is just one thread in the intricate weave of diverse traditions we recognize each year. As we embark on our celebrations of Hanukkah, we will use this time to learn from and about one another by appreciating and studying the common themes that connect Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and, in 2024, Eid and Lunar New Year.

Superintendent Fred Rundle

I struggled with this month’s message- starting, stopping, and deleting many drafts. Toiling with what to say seems odd given the many student, staff, and district accomplishments in 2023. I’m proud of what we accomplished in November alone. However, I am also keenly aware of that which continues to challenge us near and far.

This Is Not About Me Film Screening and Forum

In honor of Inclusive Schools Week, WASA is partnering with the Mercer Island School District to present a showing of the film This is Not About Me followed by a forum with the film’s star Jordyn Zimmerman and Mercer Island High School graduate, Grant Blasko.

MISD Asking For Your Feedback On Long Range Facilities Planning

This past week, the Mercer Island School District held three community engagement sessions to present proposals and ideas from the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee. While nothing has been decided, the presentations and feedback from the community will help the District complete the final Long Range Facility Plan (LRFP).

Welcome Back To School Message From Superintendent Rundle

Wonder, worry, accomplishment, apprehension…joy. I flew home on Sunday night after dropping my oldest child off at college. I had many emotions to keep me occupied. Those of you who have already watched children move out, you know the feelings all too well.

Destination Imagination Teams Shine at Global Finals

Eleven Mercer Island Destination Imagination teams recently participated in the Global Finals tournament in Kansas City, Missouri and performed phenomenally well. We represented less than 2% of the 589 teams at the tournament, and yet the teams took home 16% of all the first-place awards!

June Celebrations and Recognitions Message From Superintendent Rundle

Well, we made it to June! However, this is a bit like our hopes and dreams for each graduating class. Our dream for our graduates is to not just get into college or on a career trajectory, but instead to thrive wherever life takes them. Thus, we need to all remember that getting to June is not the objective- it is now time to excel all the way through June 23rd!

Grant From MISF Funds Mystery Science Materials at Lakeridge

Mystery Science is a fun and engaging way for elementary students to learn science. This school year all Mystery Science materials used by our elementary teachers have been provided through a grant from the Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF).  

Lakeridge students dressed as animals for their story based on The Lion King.

The Mercer Island Destination Imagination (DI) teams had a fantastic showing at both the Regional and State DI competitions. At the regional tournament 21 of the 24 teams earned awards and recognition for their work. This included several special awards recognizing exceptional technical designs, integration of music into their solutions, and the inclusion of superior engineering elements. 

April Recognitions and Celebrations Message From Superintendent Rundle

Upcoming in April, we have more religious and cultural celebrations to recognize. Though some of these spiritual or days of significance fall either on a weekend or when the schools are closed for spring break, we will continue to recognize and make space for our students and staff who participate in the many traditions. 

IDEA Project Coming To Lakeridge April 3-7

The IDEA project is a one-week program that is custom-tailored for the elementary grades and offers an opportunity to create understanding and empathy by educating students about differences and different abilities.

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