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Principal's Message

 Vicki Pucket

Hello Islander Parents, 

Spring is upon us. The weather begins to get better and students are more active outside. Below are a few updates below I would like to bring our attention to.

Gender Neutral Student Bathroom: Last year we established a gender neutral bathroom that is available to all students; it is located in the 100 hallway. Last May we received guidance from the federal government instructing public schools to comply with Title IX by providing suitable facilities (i.e. bathrooms and locker rooms) for gender neutral students. We complied with the guidance and will continue with this practice moving forward. Students are welcome and have the right to use whichever bathroom or locker room they identify with (men, women, or gender neutral). Our school will continue to be a safe place for all students. If you like more information about understand children’s gender, below is a link to an informative website:  https://www.genderspectrum.org/explore-topics/parenting-and-family/ Read More

Latest Mercer Island High School Headlines

  • Girls Basketball State Champs!

    Congrats to players, coaches, families and everone involved with the Islander Girls basketball program on being 2017 WIAA State Champions!

    Girls BB State Champs

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  • National Honor Society Application Process

    Application for National Honor Society for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

    The application form can be accessed here: http://mercerislandschools.org/nhs2017.

    All applications are due March 6th. No late applications will be considered. We thank you for your interest in the club!

    *Updated application link 2/23/17*

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  • Radio Broadcasting Students Golden Microphone Award Finalists

    Congratulations to MI Radio Broadcasting students from Mr. Bryant's Radio Broadcasting class - Matt McLellan, Natalie Newcomb, Parker Simpson, Emily Reyes, Max Tanzer, Luka Merceta and Hannah Wainwright for being selected as Golden Microphone Award Finalists! These Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards recognize outstanding High School and College media from coast to coast and the Grand Prize winners will be announced at the 77th Annual IBS awards ceremony in New York City on March 5th. Kudos to these talented Islander broadcasters for achieving national recognition for their hard work, dedication and for being part of making Mercer Island High's "889 KMIH" one of the best sounding radio stations in the nation. Good luck to these students in the competition at the national level! We are proud of you!

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  • Community Service Awards

    Thanks to our wonderful PTSA volunteers, the 2016/17 Community Service program is ready for on-line submission of volunteer hours.

    Please click the link above for detailed instructions and to learn what required documentation you will need to submit with your timesheet.

    Please click the link above for the Community Service Time Sheet.

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Latest District Headlines

  • Annual water testing results in replacement of two fixtures

    March 15, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District conducted annual water testing earlier this month, a precaution to ensure the highest water quality throughout its facilities. Read more...

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  • Superintendent Plano's statement on the recent threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center

    On February 27, our Mercer Island community was shaken and experienced a threat of violence, or in other words an act of domestic terrorism, against the Stroum Jewish Community Center. Our District condemns this threat of violence in the strongest terms possible, whether this reprehensible act was intended as an act of hate, anti-Semitism or otherwise intended as anti-immigrant. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island High broadcasters receive national awards

    March 8, 2017 - KMIH 889 The Bridge, the Mercer Island High School student radio station, received eight Golden Microphone awards at the 77th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference and Awards in New York City. Read more...

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  • Kindergarten registration now open for the 2017-18 school year

    March 6, 2017 - Mercer Island School District is now accepting kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Families may download the registration packet here and return it to their neighborhood school. Read more...

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  • Nine Mercer Island teams qualify for Destination Imagination state tournament

    February 28, 2017 - A record nine teams representing Mercer Island schools have qualified for the Destination Imagination state tournament. Read more...

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  • Three MIHS graduates to be honored with Pathfinder Awards at Breakfast of Champions April 25

    February 24, 2017 –The Mercer Island School District will present its second annual Pathfinder Awards to three graduates of Mercer Island High School whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s youth to make significant contributions to humankind. Read more...

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  • Two School Board positions up for election this year - learn more at upcoming informational meetings

    February 22, 2017 - This fall, two of the five Mercer Island School Board seats will be up for election. This includes board positions 2 and 4. Board members are elected to four-year terms by Mercer Island voters. 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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