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The Led Zeppelin Lesson (A Holiday Homily)

We were permitted three holiday parties in grade school. Each was a joyful yet stressful occasion. I didn’t mind putting my work away to munch on Halloween candy or open silly valentines, but I disliked having to decide which costume to concoct or card to contribute.
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Latest Island Park Headlines

  • 5th Graders Upcoming IMS Events

    "Save-the-Date" events in March- August
    In anticipation of how quickly spring will be upon us, we want to ask you to please SAVE the DATE for the attached 5th and 6th grade transition activities.
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  • All-District Choir Concert

    Wednesday, March 22nd (rehearsal and performance)      
    Rehearsal: 4:00-5:00pm at MIHS Auditorium
    Performance: 7:00-8:00pm at MIHS Auditorium
    Choirs from Island Park, Lakeridge, West Mercer, Northwood, IMS and MIHS will join together for an evening of choral music. We hope you can join us! 
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  • Island Park Hoedown Friday, March 31, 2017!

    hoedown pic Save the Date: Friday, March 31st      
    6:00-8:00pm in the MPR

    Don't miss this fun, family event which follows a week of square dancing in the music and PE classes!  Grab your hat and boots, cinch up your biggest belt buckle, and join the fun! Students MUST be accompanied by a parent.
        6:00-7:00pm    Pizza and Salad Dinner  ($5)
           6:30-8:00pm    Hoedown Family Dance (free!
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  • Island Park 1st and 2nd Grade Mini-Musicals

    Date: Thursday, April 7th @ 2:55pm
    All 1st and 2nd graders will perform mini-musicals for their parents. Each student will have a special role for the performance of these traditional folktales set to music. We hope you can join us!
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  • Winter Weather Procedures

    Click here to learn how MISD determines when to close schools. Click here to become notified of school closures due to adverse weather conditions and other emergency situations.
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Latest District Headlines

  • Four MIHS graduates to be honored with Pathfinder Awards at Breakfast of Champions April 25

    February 24, 2017 –The Mercer Island School District will present its second annual Pathfinder Awards to four graduates of Mercer Island High School whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s youth to make significant contributions to humankind. Read more...

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  • Two School Board positions up for election this year - learn more at upcoming informational meetings

    February 22, 2017 - This fall, two of the five Mercer Island School Board seats will be up for election. This includes board positions 2 and 4. Board members are elected to four-year terms by Mercer Island voters. Read more...

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  • KMIH 88.9 The Bridge will no longer be simulcast on 94.5 FM

    February 16, 2017 - KMIH 88.9 FM The Bridge, the Mercer Island High School student radio station, will no longer be simulcast on 94.5 FM effective February 23, 2017. Read more...

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  • Community input sought for update to MISD demographic study

    February 16, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District has begun the process of updating its 2012 Demographic Study as a best practice for long term planning for operations, transportation, and facility needs as population data for the next five years and beyond is studied and analyzed. Read more...

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  • Weather-Related Makeup Days Scheduled

    February 8, 2017 - Consistent with our 2016-17 School Calendar, the two school weather-related makeup days for this week's closures will be May 26 (a Friday) and June 16 (a Friday). February 16 is not being used because we presently have substitute requests that exceed our ability to staff our classrooms; therefore, we need to use the May and June dates.

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  • Mercer Island High School students advance to DECA state competition

    February 2, 2017 – Ninety-three Mercer Island High School students have qualified to compete in the Washington State DECA Career Development Conference March 2 to 4 in Bellevue. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island HS student radio station rebrands as ‘The Bridge’

    January 26, 2017 - KMIH 88.9 The Bridge launches at noon on January 31, replacing the current “Hot Jamz Radio” format on the Mercer Island High School student radio station. Read more...

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  • Dr. Gary Plano announces his plans to depart as superintendent June 30, 2017

    January 18, 2017 – In a message sent to Mercer Island families, staff and community members today, Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced the end of his tenure as superintendent of the Mercer Island School District on June 30, 2017. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island joins with regional education leaders to urge lawmakers to extend existing levy limits

    January 12, 2017 – The Mercer Island School District’s Superintendent, Dr. Gary Plano and Board Director and Legislative Representative, Ralph Jorgenson, joined education leaders from throughout the Puget Sound region today to urge legislators to enact a bi-partisan solution to the “levy cliff” issue – which threatens to create a $228 million hole in local school budgets for the coming school year. Read more...

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  • Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year

    January 9, 2017 – Mercer Island School District will begin accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. For families seeking information about the district’s kindergarten program and registration process, kindergarten information sessions will be held at each elementary school from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31. Read more...

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About Island Park

Island Park is one of four K-5 schools in the Mercer Island Schools. It is located mid-island, at 5437 Island Crest Way.

Principal David Hoffman and Associate Principal Lisa Deen lead a staff of 65 who serve approximately 388 students (as of October 3, 2016). Programs hosted at Island Park include an English Language Learners (ELL) program; the Personalized Learning Program (PLP) for students with special learning needs; a Special Education Resource Room; Counseling, LAP (remedial reading); technology integrated classrooms; music, art, Spanish, library, and PE specialists; technology TOSAs; a tuition-based foreign language program; student council; before school choir, band and orchestra programs; and after school clubs including chess, Robotics, and art clubs.