Hello Islander Parents:
I am not sure if we will get Spring this year with all that wet weather out there. I feel bad for our students having to play sports out in the rain. We are now beginning 4th quarter in the final stretch. Below are a few updates below I would like to bring our attention to. Read More
There is a new Netflix series called Thirteen Reasons Why which is generating a lot of conversation in our community. The series is based on a popular young adult novel by the same title. The premise of the series: a sophomore girl dies by suicide and then shares the 13 reasons why through taped messages she leaves behind for her peers.
While many students report that it is an engaging and entertaining series, parents, students and mental health professionals are concerned that the series reinforces misconceptions about suicide.
Mercer Island High School is engaged in suicide prevention efforts through partnership with the University of Washington’s Forefront program. www.intheforefront.org
Our prevention efforts include helping parents address current media issues. News reports and movie depictions can inadvertently romanticize suicide or reinforce misinformation. We know that mental health conditions like depression are highly treatable and suicide is not an inevitable result of stressful life circumstances.
The following links to talking points may help you guide a conversation with your teen should they be watching this show.
May 19, 2017 - Consistent with the District’s 2016-17 School Calendar, the two school weather-related makeup days for the February closures will be Friday, May 26 and Friday, June 16, which is the last day of school.
April 27, 2017 - Mercer Island High School has received a gold medal ranking among the nation’s Best High Schools in the 2017 annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report for student achievement. Read more...
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Instructional Materials Committee Mtg.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MIHS Spring Concert III (Beginning Steel Drums, Jazz Choir, Jazz Bands)
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