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Memorial Service

November 5, 2013 by Virginia Crumb (Register to contact)

This is Robert, Virginia's husband. I'm sad to announce that Virginia ("Ginger") died of heart disease on August 28.

A memorial service for her will be held at 11 AM on Saturday 11/23, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, on Mercer Island. All are welcome to attend.

Please forward this notice to anyone you know who might have known Ginger. Thank you.

Mercer Island High School News From Around The Web

PUSD superintendent leaving for Washington state job

June 23, 2017 by Chico Enterprise-Record

Paradise >> Paradise Unified School District Superintendent Donna Colosky will be leaving her position on the ridge after accepting a job as Superintendent of Mercer Island School District in Washington. In a phone interview on Thursday afternoon ...

Retiring superintendent Gary Plano leaves lasting legacy in Mercer Island

June 20, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

He spent his first 20 years in public education in Washington state with the Mukilteo School District beginning in 1980, initially teaching elementary education with special-needs students, and then high school English, before becoming an administrator ...

Mercer Island teachers say they won't work without new contract by end of August

June 20, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

The priorities in the negotiations include providing educators the time and resources needed in today's demanding, high-paced schools; competitive pay and benefits to attract and keep the great educators students and their families expect; a culture of ...

Mercer Island Dog Owners: 'Paws On Patrol' Meeting Wednesday Night

June 20, 2017 by

Patch.comMERCER ISLAND, WA - Mercer Island police will hold a training session on Wednesday evening for local dog owners who want to help fight crime. The city's Paws On Patrol program deputizes dog-walkers so they can help police spot crime or suspicious ...

Mercer Island to host traffic meeting on June 22 | City briefs

June 15, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island is anticipating more surface street and on-ramp congestion once more vehicles re-appear for the morning commute, though that might not be until the University of Washington and Mercer Island schools are both back in session, and stormy ...

Mariners make 30 selections on Day 3 of the MLB Draft - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

June 14, 2017 by NBC Right Now

NBC Right NowA four-year starter at Century High, Somers was preseason All-American for multi positions, including outfield, pitcher and first base. He has committed to Oregon. Smith was a four-year starter at Mercer Island High School and helped lead his team to ...

MIHS Orchestra wins top two awards at Vancouver festival | School briefs

June 14, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)The MIHS orchestra and winds from the band participated in the orchestra program's annual performance tour. The students participated in clinics in Vancouver as well at Western Washington University's music department. The orchestra also gave an ...

Confronting sexual assault head on | Guest column

June 14, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)Sexual assault continues to be a risk to teens everywhere, including on Mercer Island. In the confidential Washington Healthy Youth survey conducted last year at Mercer Island High School, 14 percent (+/- 7.5 percent) of seniors (one in seven) said ...

Mercer Island girls hoops camp is on the horizon

June 13, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island girls basketball head coach Gillian d'Hondt, along with 2017 MIHS graduates Anna Luce and Kailee Yan, are leading the annual Mercer Island junior hoopsters summer basketball camp. The camp, which is offered to girls basketball players ...


June 13, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)A Mercer Island resident for most of her life, she grew up at Appleton on East Mercer Way, and was a 1975 graduate of Mercer Island High School. A graduate of the University of Washington, Dorothy was a R.N., working in hospitals and hospice programs.

Mercer Island High School graduates 328, including 7 valedictorians

June 9, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)The seven valedictorians from Mercer Island High School — Charles Cuono II, Nikita Marcou, Rachel Motz, Hanna Puetz, Adam Tucker, Maxwell Van Gelder and Julia Wischman — give a speech called “Insert Title Here.” Other students who spoke at the ...


June 9, 2017 by Bellevue Reporter

Bellevue ReporterElsie Delores Skoog of Mercer Island died June 4, 2017. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, December 8, 1921, she was the daughter of Edward and Lillian Mantoen, poor market farmers. After high school, Elsie worked making wing parts for the war effort (WWII).

Mercer Island Arts Council issues call for mural artists

June 9, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)... member of the Arts Council, a member of the Parks and Recreation department and a member of the Mercer Island Design Commission. The artwork must also be approved by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT, after finalists are ...

Mercer Island to host retirement celebration for Superintendent Dr. Plano | School briefs

June 8, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Three Mercer Island High School students have been selected to participate in the second phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program. They are Alicia Chen, Maverick Emerson and Donald Hildebrandt. WAS is designed to connect high ...

District honors retiring employees for service to Mercer Island

June 7, 2017 by Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)

Mercer Island Reporter (subscription)The Mercer Island School District honored its 2016-17 retirees at a celebration May 31 in the Mercer Island High School library. Carol Burdett, a ... Don Papasedero, an MIHS teacher hired in 1996, taught PE at Mercer Island for 20 years. He also ... He ...

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