Principal's Message

 Vicki Pucket

Hello Islander Parents:

Getting started before Labor Day seems like a long time ago. Our students are beginning to settle into their classes and the new routines of being back in school.

Homecoming Week (Sept. 19-Sept. 24th): We have a special schedule on Friday of this week due to the Homecoming Assembly.  On Friday, Sept. 23rd we also have the Parade to show off each Class’ floats. The parade begins downtown Mercer Island next to Mercerdale Public Park at 4:30 – 5:30 PM.  The football game starts at 7:00 with a special Marching Band performance at half time. We hope you can join us for these fun festivities.  Saturday night, Sept. 24th is our Homecoming Dance at MIHS Commons starting at 8:00 PM and ends at 11:00 PM.

Latest Mercer Island High School Headlines

  • Homecoming Week Sept. 19-23

    • Monday the 19th - Under the Covers Day (pajamas) 
    • Tuesday the 20th - Blackout 
    • Wednesday the 21st - Incognito Day (hoodie and sunglasses) 
    • Thursday the 22nd - Color wars (Freshman in red, Sophomores in green, Juniors in blue, Seniors in white, and staff can wear whatever color they want) 
    • Friday the 23rd - Maroon and White Day 
    • The MIHS Homecoming assembly will take place in the High School gym from 1:35pm until 3:00pm this Friday, September 23.
    • After school, the Homecoming Parade will take place in downtown Mercer Island. This event will begin at 4:30pm and likely conclude around 5:30pm. Following the parade, the varsity football game will start at 7pm in the jungle.
    • This Saturday, September 24, is the day of the dance! Pre sale tickets are available at school lunches for $20 with an ASB card and $25 without a card. At the door, tickets will be $25 for everyone. The Homecoming dance will be in the High School commons from 8-11. 
    Your library and ASB accounts must be clear in order to purchase Homecoming tickets. Come by the library to make sure you don't have any overdue books, and check Skyward to pay any fines online before you attempt to purchase Homecoming tickets. If you are bringing a student to homecoming who attends another school, you must fill out and submit a guest Pass Event Application. The application forms are located in the main office. 
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  • Curriculum Night Schedule

    To view the schedule for curriculum night, click here.

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  • Schoology Parent Accounts

    Islander Parents: MIHS teachers are using Schoology as a digital classroom organization and communication system. To stay informed about what’s happening in your student’s classes, login to your parent account by following the instructions found at mercerislandschools.org/lms. Information will also be available during the Marketplace event (5:15-7:00pm in the MIHS Commons) prior to Curriculum Night on September 28th.

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  • Late start Wednesday transportation information

    On late-start Wednesday at MIHS, classes begin at 8:45 a.m. Transportation will be provided on district yellow buses only on the same Metro routes as usual. Please be at your bus stop at 8:15 a.m., approximately 45 minutes later than usual. Late Start Wednesday bus schedules are available HERE. Most buses will arrive between 8:15 and 8:35 a.m. For more information contact the Transportation department at 206-236-3335.

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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

  • 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 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.