Principal's Message

 Vicki Pucket

Hello Parents:

I cannot believe it is spring. Rain! Rain! Rain! Below are a few items you may be interested in.

WIAA 3A Academic Award Winners:  Recently, Drill Team clinched the WIAA 3A Academic Award. Congratulations to our Mercer Island Drill Team who was just named the WIAA 3A academic state champion team in their category for the 2015-16 winter sports season.  The Scholastic Awards Program recognizes the team with the highest grade point average among all Washington high schools in various categories. Also, other academic state champions for winter include the following sports and activities categories: band, basketball, bowling, cheer, choir, dance and drill, drama forensics, gymnastics, orchestra, boys swimming and diving, and wrestling. Click here to access the WIAA list if you are interested in reading more.  I always tell our students school is their number one job besides family. Our teams are doing a great job of setting good of setting the example for all of our students. We are proud of their efforts and we are proud of their dedication to this community and this school. Read More

Latest Mercer Island High School Headlines

  • Special Schedule: May 16-20

    The week of May 16-20 will have a special schedule to accomadate state exams.  Smarter Balance (SBAC) testing for 11th graders and English Language Arts (ELA) Exit Exam testing for 10th graders.  9th & 12th grade students will have late-start Tues-Fri of that week.

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  • Spring Drama Production: As You Like It

    All the world’s a stage! Please join the Drama Department as they present their spring play, William Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It. It’s 1992 in Seattle. Join Rosalind, Orlando, Duke Senior and their friends as they run off to Gasworks Park, where they will encounter love at first sight, mistaken identity, and the music of the Seattle grunge scene. Performances are in the MIHS Performing Arts Center on April 28-30 and May 5-7 at 7pm. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from the cast or on campus during lunch for $10. Tickets purchased at the door are $15. Seniors 65+ and children under 7 are $5. Tickets may also be purchased online through the district website.

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  • Career Journey Schedule-Week of 4/25-4/29

    MIHS students will have the opportunity to listen to a variety of professional speakers on Friday, April 29th.  There will be a special schedule that day.  See the full class schedule for the week HERE.

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  • Summer School 2016

    The MIHS Summer School Program is a tuition-based service of the Mercer Island School District. Housed at Crest Learning Center, the program runs three days per week, from June 28 to August 4. Classes may: (1) meet on a daily basis, or (2) be contract-based/independent study, or (3) be delivered through an online provider. A student must be in the Class of 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020 to participate in Summer School 2016.  Tuition is $300 for each course, and is due at the time of registration.  Partial scholarships are available for students participating in the free/reduced lunch program.

    • Course catalog - Please review entire catalog before registering
    • Registration - Online registration link.   Registration closes June 6, 2016

    Questions should be addressed to: summerschool@mercerislandschools.org

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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

  • MIHS ranked among nation’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report 

    April 28, 2016 - Mercer Island High School has again been recognized among the nation’s Best High Schools in the 2016 annual rankings by U.S. News and World Report for student achievement. Read more...

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  • Breakfast of Champions raises $503,523 with record attendance

    April 26, 2016 - Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation raised $503,523 at the annual Breakfast of Champions on April 26. Read more...

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  • MIHS science teacher Larry Bencivengo awarded grant to conduct research at UW

    April 25, 2016 - Larry Bencivengo, science teacher at Mercer Island High School, has been awarded a grant in the Partners in Science program of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Read more...

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  • Island Park, West Mercer earn 2015 Washington Achievement Awards

    April 18, 2016 - Island Park and West Mercer Elementary were named recipients of 2015 Washington Achievement Awards today by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and the Washington State Board of Education. Read more...

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  • MIHS drama department to present Shakespeare’s comedy “As You Like It”

    April 18, 2016 - All the world’s a stage! Join the Mercer Island High School drama department as they present their spring play, William Shakespeare’s comedy, “As You Like It.” Read more...

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  • School Board urges city to move forward with safety improvements

    April 13, 2016- Mercer Island School Board members have signed a letter urging the City Council to make the safety improvements now scheduled and funded for 2017 to the intersection of 86th Avenue SE and SE 40th Street, adjacent to the new Northwood Elementary School. Read more...

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  • MIHS Band collects over six tons of food during annual drive

    April 6, 2016 - The annual Mercer Island High School band food drive collected over six tons of food and $1,500 for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services and Northwest Harvest on April 2 and 3. Read more...

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  • Three Island teams qualify for Destination Imagination global finals

    April 6, 2016 - Three Mercer Island teams have qualified for the global Destination Imagination event with their strong results in the state competition held this month. Read more...

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  • Intra-district transfer requests accepted April 1 to 30

    March 30, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District intra-district transfer window is designed to provide families with a process to apply for their child to attend a school in a different attendance area based on a unique set of circumstances.  Read more...

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  • Kindergarten registration open for the 2016-17 school year

    March 30, 2016 – Mercer Island School District is accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2016-17 school year. The district now offers full-day kindergarten at all schools tuition free. Read more...

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About MIHS

The Mercer Island School District has one comprehensive high school, one middle school, three 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.