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It’s Saturday morning and I’m trying my hardest to procrastinate. This newsletter’s deadline is looming like the next weather front ready to dump another bucket of rain on western Washington. I’m struggling to put finger to laptop keyboard.  Part of my hesitancy stems from the inability to decide what to write about.  I could rave about how wonderful our school year is going as we approach the half way mark.  I could extol the virtues of our hard working and dedicated staff that comes to work each day ready to engage and challenge your children.  I could thank families for delivering children to Island Park rested and replete with positive attitudes and a readiness to learn.  I could definitely put in a plug for our terrific and supportive PTA.

But it’s Saturday and feeling indolent and in need of some time away from all things school, I decide to... Read more...

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Latest Island Park Headlines

  • "Starry Starry Night" Talent Show

    February 10th, 2016 @ 6:30-8:15pm, IP MPR
    The IP PTA is proud to sponsor our first ever Island Park Talent Show! Please join us in celebrating the talents of our Island Park students this Wednesday at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there!
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  • Mid-Winter Break

    No School - February 15th-19th 
    We look forward to seeing you on Monday, February 22nd. 

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  • A Few Items from The Principal

    A few items from Mr. Hoffman here...

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  • 5th Graders Upcoming IMS Events

    "Save-the-Date" events in March- August
    In anticipation of how quickly spring will be upon us, we want to ask you to please SAVE the DATE for the attached 5th and 6th grade transition activities.
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  • 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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Latest District Headlines

  • Lakeridge Elementary honored as a Washington State Green School Leader

    Feb. 4, 2016 – Lakeridge Elementary School has been recognized with a Washington State Green School Leader Award by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The award recognizes schools in Washington state whose practices reduce waste and protect the environment. Read more...

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  • Mentors needed to help Mercer Island students with Robotics Team Competition

    Feb. 1, 2016 – On January 9, Robotics teacher Sam Gadbury kicked off Mercer Island High School’s first entry into the FIRST Robotics competition, a leading national competition for aspiring inventors and engineers. Read more...

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  • Five high school students and one former student selected as candidates for Presidential Scholars

    Jan. 29, 2016 – The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education have selected five current MIHS students and one former MIHS student as candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District hires new Communications and Alumni Relations Coordinator

    Jan. 29, 2016 – Today the Mercer Island School District (MISD) announced the hiring of a new Communications and Alumni Relations Coordinator for the district. Read more...

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  • MIHS music programs win and place at 2016 Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Contest

    Jan. 27, 2016 – MIHS choir, orchestra and band programs represented our district well this past Saturday at the 2016 Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Bellevue College. Read more...

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  • Food services team enlists Island Park students to sample healthy foods

    Jan. 27, 2016 - MISD Food Services Director Carol Bus and MIHS kitchen manager Kecia Vineyard usually work in an office or school kitchen. But recently they spent over an hour in a classroom at Island Park Elementary. Their purpose? To teach fourth graders about the delights and benefits of eating healthy food. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District recruiting bus drivers

    The Mercer Island School District is actively seeking new bus drivers. Read more...

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  • Vision 2020 Spotlight: Winter 2016

    MIHS Students are using computer programming to cultivate and foster analytical and critical thinking. In this short spotlight video, the viewer will see how thinking, creativity, and problem-solving are all interconnected. The teaching of coding offers our students technology and digital literacy in ways that will help shape their thinking for future cross-discipline tasks. Watch video...

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  • School calendars for the next three years are now finalized

    Jan. 15, 2016 – The Mercer Island Education Association (MIEA) and the District reached an agreement on the 2016-17 through 2018-19 calendars (three school calendars). Read more...

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  • Read the Winter Mercer Island School District News now, learn about Feb. propositions

    Jan. 8, 2016 – The most recent print edition of the Mercer Island School District News will arrive in residential mailboxes on Mercer Island soon, but it can be read online nowWinter 2016 District News

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About Island Park

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.