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The Led Zeppelin Lesson (A Holiday Homily)

We were permitted three holiday parties in grade school. Each was a joyful yet stressful occasion. I didn’t mind putting my work away to munch on Halloween candy or open silly valentines, but I disliked having to decide which costume to concoct or card to contribute.
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  • Letter from the Principal - Make Every Day Count

    Students with regular attendance are more likely to read well by third grade and score higher on tests. They also tend to be more engaged in school and feel better about themselves. Put your child on the path to success with these attendance strategies

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  • Reflections Art Contest
    Entries Due Monday, November 28th

    Does your child enjoy photography, drawing, painting, dancing, creative writing, composing music or creating videos? If so, we want to see their creativity shine! The theme for this year's National PTA Reflections Art competition is:  What is Your Story?  All students are encouraged to enter in any of six arts categories:  visual arts, photography, literature, musical composition, dance choreography, and film production.

    Detailed rules and entry forms can be found at  Hard copies of the entry form can also be found at the main office. Questions? Contact Rosa Teorell ( or Jennifer Flood (

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    Island Park Music Recitals

    Save the Dates: December 7-9th
    All 2nd-5th grade children will treat parents to recitals the second week of December! Save the date to see your child perform. Click here for more information...
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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

  • Mercer Island School District 2015-16 Annual Report available online 

    December 2, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District (MISD) 2015-16 Annual Report, titled “Soaring to 2020,” is now available online. Read more...

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  • Procedures for Weather Related School Cancellations or Delays

    December 2, 2016 - The National Weather Service is forecasting the potential for snow in the coming days. This is a good opportunity to review the Mercer Island School District's Emergency School Operations Schedule, which is posted on our website HERE. Read more...

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  • Nominations open for second year of Pathfinder Awards honoring Mercer Island High School alumni  

    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 student musicians named to All-Northwest and All-State honor groups

    November 17, 2016 – Thirty-two Mercer Island High School students in band, choir and orchestra have been selected to participate in the 2017 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-State and All-Northwest honor groups this coming February. Read more...

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  • Northwood Elementary design receives 2016 Honor Award

    November 15, 2016 - Mahlum Architects has been awarded the prestigious Honor Award for 2016 from AIA Seattle for its design of Northwood Elementary School on Mercer Island, one of only three given this year for and the only one given to a school building. Read more...

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  • District seeks applicants for emergency substitute teachers

    November 7, 2016 - Have you thought of becoming a substitute teacher, yet are lacking a current Washington State teaching credential? The Mercer Island School District now seeks candidates for emergency substitute teachers. 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.