Good News About Asa Mercer Middle School

As the morning paper continues to carry disturbing news about the Seattle School District administration, it is great to see Mercer Middle School continuing to thrive under its hardworking and dedicated staff.

I hope you all have a chance (even if you are not currently tutoring) to appreciate the colorful bulletin board in the main hall that tells of two recent rewarding events. One is the attendance of a number of students at a reading by Sherman Alexie at the University Village Borders bookstore. There are many photographs of students meeting the author and receiving his autograph as they talked with him and asked many good questions. The other half of the bulletin board shows an oversize check for more than $7,300 from the state to the school in recognition of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum. Mr. Ettinger, science and math teacher extraordinaire accepted the check on Mercer's behalf at a press conference.

We rejoice with students and staff alike as their hard work is noticed and rewarded!

Coming up: Spring Break April 18 - 22.

Linda Fetters, Asa Mercer Tutor Coordinator