Principal's Message


 Vicki Pucket


Principal’s Message May 2016

Hello Parents:

Wow, what wonderful spring weather. Our students are amazingly staying focused in this hot weather.

SBAC/EOC Exams:  10th and 11th graders will be taking the Common Core (SBAC) and End of Course (EOC) exams beginning the week of May 16th.  The tech department wants me to communicate a few important details.  Student should:

  1. Update their device operating system  to 9.3 or higher

  1. Bring a fully charged device to school

  2. Make sure this app SBAC Secure Browser.PNG is on their device and opens without requiring a password or force closing prior to testing

  1. Stop by the tech office this week or next if you know your device needs repair or has issues that need to be resolved. Read More

Latest Mercer Island High School Headlines

  • Boys Soccer State Finals

    The MIHS boys soccer team is in the State Finals. http://www.wiaa.com/Brackets/T1241.pdf

    The game is at Sparks Stadium (Puyallup, WA) at 3PM, Sat May 28th.

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  • Silent Auction Success

    May 26, 2016: The MIHS Advanced Marketing class, led by teacher Shannon Tapp, worked extremely hard for several months arranging the Children's Hospital Silent Auction. The class raised $3000 in just two hours. All of the money raised went to Seattle Children's Hospital.Advanced marketing Class Some of the item auctioned included, a Pete Carroll signed football, two Jordan Morris signed jerseys, car detailing, gift baskets, a dinner cruise around Lake Washington, as well as other outstanding items.

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  • Memorial Day Weekend

    MIHS will be closed Friday May 27th (unused weather make up day) and Monday 30th in observation of  Memorial Day.  The week of May 30-June 3 will have a late start schedule on Friday June 3rd only. Special Schedule 

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  • School Supply Drive

    The MIHS International Entrepreneurship class is collecting school supplies for the students of The Burao Academy in East Africa.   For more details on the type of supplies needs see their FLYER.  For more information on The Burao Academy follow the link.

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  • KMIH Students Win Several Awards

    Mercer Island's KMIH-FM was Awarded Second in the State for Overall Excellence at the annual Washington State High School Radio Awards and Conference.  Several individual students were reconized for their outstanding work with the student run radio station. Read more details.

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  • Unified Soccer Takes Home the Gold

    The Mercer Island High School Unified soccer team won the gold medal at the area tournament on May 14, defeating West Seattle 4-3 in overtime.  This is the second year for Unified soccer and basketball at MIHS. Unified sports are a collaboration of schools and Special Olympics Washington, dedicated to promoting inclusion through shared training and competition for students with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team.  Way to go athletes and mentors!!!

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  • Senior Breakfast

    June 16th, 7:00 – 9:00 am
    Mercer Island High School Gym
    Doors open at 7:00 am, program begins at 7:30.
    Parents, please RSVP your attendance for head counts. Students are automatically counted, we just need counts of parents planning to attend.
    RSVP by June 10th: senior.breakfast@mercerislandschools.org
    ASB funds cannot be used to provide food and services for parents, so we ask for a $10 donation to cover the parent expenses. This donation can be paid at the door on the day of the event. (FLYER)

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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

  • No School Friday, May 27

    May 25, 2016 - There have been no weather-related school cancellations thus far, and Friday, May 27 was reserved as a school make-up day. According to our school calendar, school will not be in session. Schools will also be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Enjoy the long weekend.

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  • Northwood Elementary dedication and open house set for June 18

    May 25, 2016 – The community is invited to the dedication and open house for the new Northwood Elementary from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at the school, 4030 86th Ave. S.E. Read more...

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  • Olympic Cascade Aquatics, City of Mercer Island honored for community service

    May 23, 2016 - Olympic Cascade Aquatics (OCA) and the City of Mercer Island, partners with the Mercer Island School District in operating the Mary Wayte Pool, were honored for community service on May 20. Read more...

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  • KMIH student broadcasters win statewide awards for excellence

    May 23, 2016 - Mercer Island High School’s KMIH-FM was awarded second in the state for overall excellence at the annual Washington State High School Radio Awards and Conference. Read more...

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  • MIHS production of Hello, Dolly! honored in 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Awards 

    May 23. 2016 - Mercer Island High School’s fall 2015 production of Hello, Dolly! has been recognized by the 5th Avenue Awards honoring musical theater. Read more...

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  • Testing of drinking water in district facilities shows no levels of lead above EPA standards

    May 19, 2016 - Mercer Island School District voluntarily tested its facilities’ drinking water for lead this month as a precaution, and none of the samples were of any level requiring corrective action. Read more...

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  • Biotechnology students earn eight awards at Student Bio Expo 

    May 19, 2016 - Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned eight (8) awards for their outstanding entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Read more...

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  • MIHS athletic teams win honors for performance on the field and in the classroom

    May 17, 2016 - Mercer Island High School teams are winning honors for their performance on the field and in the classroom this spring. Read more...

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  • MIHS Unified Soccer team wins gold at tournament  

    May 17, 2016 - The Mercer Island High School Unified Soccer team won the gold medal at the district playoff tournament on May 14, defeating West Seattle 4-3 in overtime. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island students win National PTA Reflections awards

    May 6, 2016 - Two Mercer Island students have received an Award of Excellence (second place) in the National PTA Reflections arts program. Read more...

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  • Associate principals appointed for elementary schools

    May 5, 2016 - Lisa Deen and Jill Ravenscraft have been appointed as associate principals at elementary schools in the Mercer Island School District, Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced. The School Board has confirmed the appointments, which are effective July 1, 2016. Read more...

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  • 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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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.