Principal's Message

David Hoffman

Common Core State Standards

I hope that you had a wonderful and safe Winter Break and that this new year finds everyone healthy and ready to get back to work. 

It’s hard to believe that even though we just started 2015 there is already talk about who might be seeking the presidency in 2016. Accordingly, don’t be surprised if you start hearing politicians, on both the local and national level, addressing school issues such as common core standards while assigning both positive and negative culpability for their implementation. 

Washington State adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2011 with full implementation beginning this current school year. (Read More

Latest Island Park Headlines

  • Island Park Hoedown Friday, January 30!

    hoedown pic January 30th       6:30-8:00pm 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 Book Fair

    February 2nd - 6th    Island Park Library
        Family Night - Thursday, 5:00-8:00pm 
       Save the date for our upcoming book fair!
                  More information here... 
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  • 5th Graders "Gator for a Night"

    Wednesday, March 18th       drop-in between 6:00-7:30pm at IMS
    5th Graders and their families are invited to get familiar with the layout of the school and experience fun opportunities that IMS has to offer while participating in a scavenger hunt at Islander Middle School!  More info… 
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Latest District Headlines

  • School Board met with Mercer Island Chamber, Rotary Club

    At the Jan. 20, 2015 meeting of the Mercer Island School Board, board members and district staff met with board members of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. The annual linkage meeting provided an update on district operations and classroom learning. Read more...
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  • Boundary Committee sets public hearing of new elementary boundaries

    The MISD Boundary Committee, charged with presenting Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano with a recommendation for new boundaries for the four elementary schools, will hold a public hearing on Feb. 4, 2015. More...
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  • Flu cases increasing, according to County Public Health

    As cases of influenza increase, King County Public Health is urging parents to watch for flu symptoms in their children, to keep them home when sick, learn ways to prevent the spread of respiratory infections, and to get flu shots. Read more from King County Public Health here.
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  • Three MISD teachers earn National Board Certification

    Three Mercer Island teachers recently earned National Board Certification. The certification process is a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that ensures Board-certified teachers have proven skills to advance student achievement. Read more...
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About Island Park

Island Park is one of three elementary schools in the Mercer Island School District. It is located in the middle of the island, at 5437 Island Crest Way.

Principal David Hoffman and Associate Principal Kathy Morrison lead a staff of 65 who serve approx. 560 students. We are host of the district's English Language Learners (ELL) program and Personalized Learning Program (PLP) for students with special learning needs. Other special programs include...