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

  • Safety Tips for Island Park Eagles

    At Island Park, we work diligently to maintain and establish routines that keep our community safe. You too can help insure that our Island Park Eagles are safe.  Please read the attached letter from Principal Hoffman for more information. 
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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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  • Island Park Picture Days 

    September 26th - 27th
    Individual student pictures will be taken either September 26th or 27th. 
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  • MISD School Board Meeting at Island Park

    October 4th, 11:00am, IP Library
    All are welcome to attend. Please join us!
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Latest District Headlines

  • 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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  • Typically developing preschoolers needed as peer mentors for students with disabilities

    September 14, 2016 - The MISD Early Childhood Special Education Program, (ECSE Program) located in Northwood Elementary, provides morning and afternoon developmental programming for students three to five years old who have been identified as having disabilities. There are presently two openings in each session for non-disabled peers to serve as peer mentors to students with disabilities. Read more...

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  • Islander Middle School dedication and open house set for Saturday, October 1

    September 8, 2016 – The community is invited to the dedication and open house for the new commons, gymnasium, library and classrooms at Islander Middle School from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 1 at the school, 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Read more...

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  • Welcome event for new families October 5 

    September 7, 2016 - Families new to the Mercer Island School District this year are invited to a special welcome event from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 5, in the commons of the new Northwood Elementary School, 4030 86th Ave. S.E. A light dinner will be served. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island Schools Foundation presents $700,000 check in support of MISD

    August 30, 2016 – The Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF) presented a $700,000 check to the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors at its August 29 meeting from its Bridge 2016 campaign to support Mercer Island schools. Read more...

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  • Volunteers sought for Diversity Advisory Committee

    August 29, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District seeks volunteers to serve on the district's Diversity Advisory Committee (DAC). Read more...

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  • Mercer Island students post gains in several grade levels on 2015-16 state assessments

    August 23, 2016 – Mercer Island students achieved results significantly above the state averages at all levels on the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) administered last spring. 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 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, 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.