Principal's Message

Lessons From Camp

The trees are turning color and greeting the arrival of autumn with a shake of their knotty branches, dropping leaves along the way.
I am always sad to see summer bid farewell. These past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity speak with staff and students about their summer soirees. For most, it was a time for recharging the battery, exploring the world around them, reflecting on past successes and looking forward to new challenges. I know that many Island Park students enjoyed family trips, visits to the library, taking up hobbies, enrolling in lessons or going to summer camp.
Is there anything more emblematic of kids and summer than camp?  Read more...
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Latest Island Park Headlines

  • 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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  • International Night is Coming!

    Wednesday, October 19th, 6-8pm

    Come and join us for this FREE event which celebrates the many cultures that help make up our Island Park community so special. An Island Park favorite!
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  • Island Books "Brunch and Browse" IP Fundraiser

    Thursday, November 1st 
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    Island Books is once again generously hosting our annual “Brunch and Browse" shopping event between 9:15am-12:00pm. It’s a great opportunity to pick up holiday gifts, stock up on birthday presents and purchase gift cards for any occasion.
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  • Island Park Halloween Parade

    Monday, October 31st

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  • Island Park Volunteer Training 

    Will you be volunteering at Island Park this year? Attending a field trip? Then it is mandatory for you to complete the 15 minute volunteer training curriculum and background check.
    Please click here to access the appropriate links and thank you so much for your interest in volunteering for Island Park Elementary!
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Latest District Headlines

  • MIHS senior earns perfect scores on AP exams in calculus and microeconomics

    October 26, 2016 - Adam Tucker, a senior at Mercer Island High School, has achieved a rare distinction by earning perfect scores on two Advanced Placement (AP) exams, in calculus and microeconomics. Read more...

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  • 25 MIHS seniors honored as National Merit Commended Scholars

    October 20, 2016 – The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized 25 Mercer Island High School seniors as Commended Scholars. They are among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being honored for their exceptional academic promise. Read more...

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  • MIHS drama to present “Urinetown” as fall musical

    October 20, 2016 – The Mercer Island High School drama department will present its fall musical “Urinetown” beginning November 10 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  

    October 7, 2016 – 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 January 15, 2017. Read more...

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  • MIHS Wind Ensemble invited to perform at Northwest Music Education Conference

    October 7, 2016 - The Mercer Island High School Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the National Association for Music Education Northwest Conference to be held on February 17 and 18, 2017 at the Bellevue Hyatt and Westin. Read more...

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  • Ty Bergstrom joins MISD as Executive Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

    October 7, 2016 - Ty Bergstrom has joined the Mercer Island School District as Executive Director of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, beginning October 3, 2016. Read more...

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  • District, King County Library System partner to increase access to online resources

    September 21, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District and the King County Library System (KCLS) have formed a new partnership in an effort to increase student access to online resources. Read more...

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  • Ten MIHS seniors named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

    September 14, 2016 – Ten Mercer Island High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists. 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.