Principal's Message


 Vicki Pucket


Principal’s Message June 2016

Hello Parents:

We are on the home stretch. Hard to believe not many days left until summer break.

MIHS Summer School Program 2016: Summer school will run from June 28 to August 4. Classes offered on contract are Health, PE, WA State History, Moral Choices (Philosophy), various other Social Studies, English and Math classes, plus some on-line classes. Students taking English, Algebra and Geometry as focus or credit retrieval will have class daily i.e. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays. Tuition is $300. Students must attend class/appointments. The catalog and registration materials will be on the website very soon. Questions should be sent to the Director Vicki White Miltun at: summerschool@mercerislandschools.org 

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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.  NOTE: DLD courses are no long available for registration.
    • Registration is now being completed with a paper form: Click here Please download form, complete fields on form and return to MIHS, Attention Suzy Albrecht with check or online payment receipt

    Questions should be addressed to: summerschool@mercerislandschools.org

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    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

  • Arlene Azose selected as a first place winner in Ivar's Teacher of The Year Awards

    June 27, 2016 - Arlene Azose, math and science teacher at Islander Middle School, was awarded first place in Ivar's 13th annual Teacher of the Year Contest. Read more...

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  • School Board urges city to fund and implement further safety improvements

    June 24, 2016 - Mercer Island School Board members have signed a letter urging the City Council to fund and implement additional safety improvements in the North Mercer complex area which includes Mercer Island High School and Northwood Elementary. Read more...

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  • Islander Middle School parking lot to close during summer construction

    June 21, 2016 - The Islander Middle School parking area and loop drive off 84th Avenue SE will be closed from June 24 through late August. Due to demolition and construction, access to the track and fields will be via the south end during this time. Parking is available at the south end lot directly adjacent to the fields. Read more...

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  • Teachers of the Year, Support Staff of the Year honored

    June 9, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District honored its Teachers and Support Staff of the Year at a recognition event June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library. Read more...

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  • District honors retiring employees for dedicated service to Mercer Island

    June 9, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District honored its 2015-16 retirees at a celebration June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island teams among the best in the world at Destination Imagination Global Finals

    June 8, 2016 - Three Mercer Island teams are among the best in the world by virtue of their outstanding results in the global Destination Imagination event held recently in Knoxville, Tenn. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island High School awarded Scholastic Cup for eighth consecutive year

    June 8, 2016 - The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and Washington Army National Guard have announced Mercer Island High School is the 2015-16 Scholastic Cup Champions for the 3A classification. Read more...

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  • Four MIHS juniors to attend Washington Aerospace Scholars summer program

    June 6, 2016 – Four Mercer Island High School students have been selected to participate in the second phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program. They are Nicholas Eriksson, Ren Jaecks, LC Chen and Leah Paborsky. Read more...

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  • MIHS students place fourth in national entrepreneurship competition

    June 6, 2016 - The team from Mercer Island High School recently placed fourth in the national SAGE competition (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) in Sacramento. Calif. Read more...

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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.