Principal's Message

A Few Items from the Principal

Staffing Update – We are excited to share that 5th Grade teacher, Eileen Brecha, has been offered, and accepted, the opportunity to teach at a Hong Kong international school next year. We are equally excited to share that her replacement will be Kristin “Krissy”  Babson.  Read more...

Islandwood Camp Thank you to all our fifth grade families for supporting our annual Islandwood outdoor education program.  Special kudos to camp chaperones, The Island Park PTA and our amazing fifth grade teachers; their support, planning and endless positive energy produced a terrific learning experience for all.  Finally, thanks to our great fifth graders for their stellar participation and behavior.  Read more...

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Latest Island Park Headlines

  • 5th Grade Musical: "The Jungle Book"

    May 25th and May 26th @ 7pm in the Island Park MPR

    announcement On the run from the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, travel through the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa; a herd of elephants; and a pair of friendly bears named Ba and Loo, who teach Mowgli the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle.
    After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King
    Louie,and a second encounter with Shere Khan, our heroes must rally in a
    final battle and restore peace throughout the jungle. We hope you can join us!
    (Please report to the dressing rooms at 6:00pm
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    No School Friday, May 26 and Monday, May 30

    There will be no school Friday, May 27th as it was planned as a weather make-up day. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, May 31st after the Memorial Day holiday!
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  • IP Jammin' in Jammies" Community Social - Join Us!

    Date: Friday, June 3rd, 7:30-9:00am
    Aren’t there days that you just want to stay in your jammies all day? Well, here is your chance to do so while at school! Everyone wear your PJs and join us for a fun breakfast including pancakes, sausage, fruit, yogurt, milk, and coffee. This is a NO COST event and not a fundraiser of any type. Children must be accompanied by an adult and siblings are welcome. Please join us for this fun-filled community event that will include fun music and a bit of dancing.
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  • Island Park Hoedown Friday, June 10!

    hoedown pic Date: Friday, June 10th       6:00-8:00pm 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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  • Noon Release Friday, June 17th

    Students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2015 to allow teachers time to prepare report card data.
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Latest District Headlines

  • Olympic Cascade Aquatics, City of Mercer Island honored for community service

    May 23, 2016 - Olympic Cascade Aquatics (OCA) and the City of Mercer Island, partners with the Mercer Island School District in operating the Mary Wayte Pool, were honored for community service on May 20. Read more...

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  • KMIH student broadcasters win statewide awards for excellence

    May 23, 2016 - Mercer Island High School’s KMIH-FM was awarded second in the state for overall excellence at the annual Washington State High School Radio Awards and Conference. Read more...

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  • MIHS production of Hello, Dolly! honored in 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Awards 

    May 23. 2016 - Mercer Island High School’s fall 2015 production of Hello, Dolly! has been recognized by the 5th Avenue Awards honoring musical theater. Read more...

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  • Testing of drinking water in district facilities shows no levels of lead above EPA standards

    May 19, 2016 - Mercer Island School District voluntarily tested its facilities’ drinking water for lead this month as a precaution, and none of the samples were of any level requiring corrective action. Read more...

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  • Biotechnology students earn eight awards at Student Bio Expo 

    May 19, 2016 - Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned eight (8) awards for their outstanding entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Read more...

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  • MIHS athletic teams win honors for performance on the field and in the classroom

    May 17, 2016 - Mercer Island High School teams are winning honors for their performance on the field and in the classroom this spring. Read more...

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  • MIHS Unified Soccer team wins gold at tournament  

    May 17, 2016 - The Mercer Island High School Unified Soccer team won the gold medal at the district playoff tournament on May 14, defeating West Seattle 4-3 in overtime. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island students win National PTA Reflections awards

    May 6, 2016 - Two Mercer Island students have received an Award of Excellence (second place) in the National PTA Reflections arts program. Read more...

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  • Associate principals appointed for elementary schools

    May 5, 2016 - Lisa Deen and Jill Ravenscraft have been appointed as associate principals at elementary schools in the Mercer Island School District, Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced. The School Board has confirmed the appointments, which are effective July 1, 2016. Read more...

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  • MIHS student places third in accounting at international DECA conference

    May 3, 2016 - Mercer Island High School student Grace Hunter placed third overall in her event - accounting - at the recent International DECA conference in Nashville. Read more...

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  • MIHS ranked among nation’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report 

    April 28, 2016 - Mercer Island High School has again been recognized among the nation’s Best High Schools in the 2016 annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report for student achievement. Read more...

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  • Breakfast of Champions raises $503,523 with record attendance

    April 26, 2016 - Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation raised $503,523 at the annual Breakfast of Champions on April 26. Read more...

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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.