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Principal's Message

 Vicki Pucket

 

Principal’s Message August 2016
 

Hello Islander Parents: 

Welcome back to the 2016-17 school year! We are looking forward to seeing new and returning students very soon. This year we anticipate 1470 students which includes 369 freshmen, 408 sophomores, 361 juniors and 325 seniors. We can’t wait to see each of them here in a couple of weeks. We have more students this year than last year.

We wanted to share some important information and updates with you as we prepare for the start of the year.

Latest Mercer Island High School Headlines

  • Back to School Information 2016-2017

    Find important information about the opening of the school year.  This includes: Fees & Photos, Course Schedules, Summer hours for different depts., Fall Sports, and Student Parking.

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  • Offices Closed August 25th

    The Mercer Island High School Offices will be closed on August 25th for our annual Staff retreat. This includes the Main Office, Athletic Dept, Counseling and Registrar Offices. We will then be reopen from 1 pm until 3:00 pm.
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  • New Student Poll

    The Islander is looking to compile questions from new students and their parents for a back-to-school advice column. Use this form to submit questions for the back-to-school issue of the paper and the orientation assembly.

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  • The Islander (Student Newspaper)

    Mercer Island High School’s newspaper, The Islander, has officially entered the digital age! You can now find new articles every Tuesday and Thursday at mihsislander.org. Under the “Islander Archives” tab, you can also find our digital archive of print issues. To keep up-to-date with the The Islander as it begins the process of expanding this exciting new platform and increasing community involvement, make sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/mihsislander.

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Latest District Headlines

  • 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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  • District, city partner to employ cameras on school bus stop arms for student safety

    August 18, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District and the City of Mercer Island are working together to enhance student safety with the installation of cameras on school bus stop arms, in order to deter illegal passing by private vehicles. Read more...

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  • 2016-2017 Back to School Information

    Find important information about Back to School activities and the start of the new school year by clicking here. This includes information about class placement timelines, open houses, middle school and high school Back to School/Fees and Photos events, athletic information and much more.

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  • 2016-2017 kindergarten start dates and information

    July 18, 2016 - For the first time, all-day kindergarten is fully funded by the state, making it tuition free for families. Concurrently, the district is placing greater emphasis on child/family transition to kindergarten. To prepare kindergarten students and families for the 2016-2017 school year, parent-student-teacher conferences will occur during the first two days of school, August 31 and September 1. The first full day of school for all kindergarten students will be Friday, September 2. Read more...

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  • Arlene Azose selected as a first place winner in Ivar's Teacher of The Year Awards

    June 27, 2016 - Arlene Azose, math and science teacher at Islander Middle School, was awarded first place in Ivar's 13th annual Teacher of the Year Contest. Read more...

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  • School Board urges city to fund and implement further safety improvements

    June 24, 2016 - Mercer Island School Board members have signed a letter urging the City Council to fund and implement additional safety improvements in the North Mercer complex area which includes Mercer Island High School and Northwood Elementary. Read more...

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  • Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year honored

    June 9, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District honored its Teachers and Support Staff of the Year at a recognition event June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island High School awarded Scholastic Cup for eighth consecutive year 

    June 8, 2016 - The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and Washington Army National Guard have announced Mercer Island High School is the 2015-16 Scholastic Cup Champions for the 3A classification. Read more...

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About MIHS

The Mercer Island School District has one comprehensive high school, one middle school, four elementary schools and the Crest Learning Center – an alternative high school program. Crest grades are housed on the MIHS transcript. Local private and parochial school students also matriculate to Mercer Island High School. 94% of high school age students on Mercer Island attend Mercer Island High School. There are approximately 4,045 students attending school in the district, of which approximately 1,448 are in grades 9-12 at Mercer Island High School.
 
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