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Latest Island Park Headlines

  • Memorial Day Weekend

    Friday, May 26th - Snow Make-Up Day  (SCHOOL IS IN SESSION)
    Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day  (NO SCHOOL on Monday)
    School will resume on Tuesday, May 30th 

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  • IP PTA Awards and General Meeting

    Wednesday, May 31st @ 2:00-3:30pm 
    Please join the PTA in celebrating our volunteers!
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  • IP Jammin' in Jammies" Community Social - Join Us!

    Friday, June 2nd, 7:30-9:00am @ IP MPR
    Please join us for this popular IP event hosted by the Mercer Island Schools Foundation! There is no cost to attend, however donations to the MISF 2017 BRIDGE campaign would be greatly appreciated. Pieces (and even entire rolls!) of duct tape to attach Mr. Hamp to the wall will be available for purchase. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult to attend. NO drop offs, please!



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  • K-5 Summer School

    The Mercer Island School District will offer a four-week "Keeping Pace" 2017 summer program. It is available to current students in grades K-5 who meet the following criteria:
    • He/she is enrolled in the Learning Support Program; or
    • He/she received a grade of 1 or 2 in reading/writing or math on the standards based report card; or
    • His/her teacher recommended him/her.

    Click here for more information about registering for summer school.

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Latest District Headlines

  • Biotechnology students earn awards at Student Bio Expo 

    May 25, 2017 - Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned several awards for their outstanding entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Read more...

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  • Reminder: Weather-Related Makeup Days scheduled May 26 and June 16

    May 19, 2017 - Consistent with the District’s 2016-17 School Calendar, the two school weather-related makeup days for the February closures will be Friday, May 26 and Friday, June 16, which is the last day of school.

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  • Mercer Island PTA Council honored for community service

    May 19, 2017 - The Mercer Island PTA Council was honored for community service by the Mercer Island School District on May 12. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island students place at international DECA competition

    May 15, 2017 – Four members of the Mercer Island High School DECA team placed in the recent International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, Calif. Read more...

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  • MIHS boys golf team named academic state champions

    May 11, 2017 - The Mercer Island High School boys golf team has been named Academic State Champions for the 2016-17 spring sports season. Read more...

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  • DigiPen Summer Workshops for HS Students

    May 11, 2017 - In partnership with DigiPen Institute of Technology, the Mercer Island School District will be offering two DigiPen courses: Video Game Development Level 1 and Mobile App Development during the summer. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District recruiting bus drivers

    May 9, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District is actively seeking new bus drivers for the 2017-18 school year. Read more...

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  • Lakeridge Elementary honored with national Green Ribbon Schools award

    May 4, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Lakeridge Elementary is among the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. Read more...

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  • MIHS receives gold medal ranking among nation’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report

    April 27, 2017 - Mercer Island High School has received a gold medal ranking among the nation’s Best High Schools in the 2017 annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report for student achievement. Read more...

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  • Kindergarten registration now open for the 2017-18 school year

    Mercer Island School District is now accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Families may download the registration packet here and return it to their neighborhood school. 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.