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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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  • 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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  • Procedures for Weather Related School Cancellations or Delays

    January 11, 2017 - With two delayed starts due to weather already this winter, this is a good opportunity to review the Mercer Island School District's Emergency School Operations Schedule, which is posted on our website HERE. 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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  • MIHS broadcasting students named as finalists for national awards

    January 5, 2017 - Seven Mercer Island High School broadcasting students have been named as finalists for the coveted Golden Microphone awards. These are annual honors presented to the nation’s finest high school and college media students by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). Read more...

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  • MIHS to present “Big Love” as winter play

    January 3, 2017 - The Mercer Island High School drama department will present its winter play “Big Love,” with performances on January 26, 27, 28 and February 2, 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Read more...

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  • Nominations open for second year of Pathfinder Awards honoring Mercer Island High School alumni  

    The Mercer Island School District is now seeking nominations for its second annual Pathfinder Awards. The award celebrates graduates of Mercer Island High School whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s youth. The deadline to submit nominations online is February 1, 2017. Read more...

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  • MISD receives Apple Distinguished Program award for innovation and excellence and serves as model for other schools

    December 12, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District accepted its award as an Apple Distinguished Program for its implementation of iPad in the classroom at the December 8 School Board meeting. This is the second time Apple has bestowed this award upon the Mercer Island School District. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District 2015-16 Annual Report available online 

    December 2, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District (MISD) 2015-16 Annual Report, titled “Soaring to 2020,” is now available online. 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.  

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