I grew up in Nebraska and can distinctly remember the changes that September brought to the Midwest. The cicadas’ incessant summer song came to a close, the blue sky over the flat plains became two shades darker, Cornhusker football fever burned bright red on Saturdays, and my school, Hillside Elementary, opened its sunny yellow front doors to greet returning children.
3:00 PM - 12:00 PM MIHS Cross Country Retreat
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MIHS Fees & Photo Day for Seniors
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MIHS DATE AND TIME CHANGE PTSA Welcome Frosh & New Students Social
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM MIHS Fees & Photo Day for Freshmen
Island Park is one of three K-5 schools in the Mercer Island Schools. It is located mid-island, at 5437 Island Crest Way.
Principal David Hoffman and Associate Principal Kathy Morrison lead a staff of 65 who serve approx. 560 students. 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, 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.