April 2014

  • Breakfast of Champions on Tuesday, April 29

    On Tuesday, April 29, more than 500 community members and staff who are committed to the continued success of our students will gather at the annual Mercer Island Schools Foundation Breakfast of Champions. Each year, the money raised through this breakfast and the Bridge-the-Gap campaign raises enough money to fund nearly 20 teaching positions at all of our schools.

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  • Neighborhood forums being held on middle school expansion

    April 23, 2014 – The Mercer Island School District (MISD) will host three neighborhood forums in the coming months regarding the Islander Middle School (IMS) expansion. Each forum will last from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the IMS library.

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  • MIHS earns 2013 Washington Achievement Award for ‘Overall Excellence’

    April 16, 2014 – Today Mercer Island High School was named a recipient of the 2013 Washington Achievement Award for ‘Overall Excellence’ by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and the Washington State Board of Education.

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  • High school seeks 20 more speakers for May 13 Career Day

    April 16, 2014 – Mercer Island High School (MIHS) is asking for another 20 community volunteers to discuss their jobs and industries at a May 13 Career Day for freshmen and juniors between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

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  • School District announces open enrollment status for 2014-15

    April 15, 2014 – Today Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano announced that the district is closed to new non-resident student applicants and applications from students who were granted non-resident enrollment for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year after becoming nonresidents during this year, due to inadequate space, facilities and staff.

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  • School District protected from Heartbleed internet threat

    April 14, 2014 – The Mercer Island School District announced today that student data accessed through an application called Skyward is not vulnerable to the Heartbleed Bug. The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL technology that manages encryption for most of the internet.

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  • MIHS hosting blood drive Friday

    April 14, 2014 - The Mercer Island High School Senior Service Club will host a blood drive on Friday, April 18 in the West Gym. The event is open to the public and will last from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a break from 10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.

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March 2014

  • MIHS senior awarded prestigious national writing scholarship

    March 26, 2014 – Mercer Island High School senior Nathan Cummings was recently named a Portfolio Gold Medal award winner in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

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  • 13 MIHS students earn spot at international DECA competition

    March 19, 2014 – On March 8, 2014, 13 Mercer Island High School students earned top spots at the Washington State DECA Career Development Conferences, qualifying them for the international competition in Atlanta the first week of May. The top seven individuals or teams out of 50-60 state competitors qualify for the international competition. Nine more Mercer Island Students earned medals for placing in the top 10 percent in specific categories.

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  • MIHS band collects six tons of food for Youth and Family Services

    March 19, 2014 – On the weekend of March 15-16, 285 members of the Mercer Island High School (MIHS) band program collected more than six tons of food in support of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS).

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  • High school seeks speakers for Career Day

    March 12, 2014 – Mercer Island High School (MIHS) is asking for community volunteers to discuss their industries and jobs at a May 13 Career Day for freshmen and juniors.

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  • MIHS sophomore earns spot in national monologue competition

    March 6, 2014 – In February, three Mercer Island High School (MIHS) students competed with about 60 others from the Puget Sound region in the Seattle Repertory Theatre August Wilson Monologue Competition. Two, Josiah Townsend and Jahari Delgado, reached the finals with eight other competitors and Townsend finished in second place, earning cash and a trip to compete in the national finals in New York this May.

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  • MIHS team takes third in Mock Trial Competition

    March 7, 2014 – A team of Mercer Island High School students took third place in the 24th annual YMCA South King County Mock Trial Competition, co-sponsored by the King County Superior Court. Several students were also nominated for Best Attorney and Best Witness at the competition.

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  • MIHS seeks community, alumni input on school motto

    March 6, 2014 –Mercer Island High School (MIHS) is collecting input from students, staff, alumni and the Mercer Island community with the goal of unveiling a school motto by the end of the school year. For the next month, alumni, PTSA members and the community at large are asked to submit words they feel embody what it is to be an Islander through an online form.

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  • Four Mercer Island Destination Imagination teams heading to state tournament

    March 4, 2014 – Four Mercer Island teams that participated in the Destination Imagination (DI) Regional Tournament at Mercer Island High School (MIHS) will advance to the DI State Tournament in East Wenatchee on March 29. There they will compete to earn a spot at the Global Tournament from May 21-24 in Knoxville, Tenn.

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February 2014

January 2014