Principal's Message

 Vicki Pucket

Dear MIHS families,                                                                 

As you may know, a few Mercer Island High School students received some negative press recently. Local news stations picked up information from the police department press logs which hi-lighted a major theft that ocurred at a house during and after a party where students were under the influence of alochol/drugs. This troublesome incident occurred outside of school and on a weekend. Since the airing of these newscasts, parents and community members have voiced concerns regarding substance abuse.   Read more...




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  • Important End-of-the-Year Dates

    EOC Exam Schedule 

    Note:  All students who are not taking the EOC tests on June 5 & 6 will have late start.

    Finals Schedule and No-Block Weeks

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  • Earth Week 2014:  Sustainability Lesson Survey and Image Challenge

    To access the survey, click this link:  Take Survey 
    The District is having all schools participate in a Sustainability Image Challenge.  To participate, take a picture using your iPad or draw a picture that you feel represents or symbolizes the value of responsible environmental sustainability.  These pictures will be used by the District in many ways such as on our website, posters and other materials.  It may even end up as art for resuable grocery bags for Mercer Island!  Please submit to by this Monday April 28.  You may also turn in a hard copy to Mr. Cooke.
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  • MIHS Summer School

    The 2014 MIHS Summer School catalog and online application are now available!  More information can be found here.
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  • Join MIHS in Celebration of Earth Week 

    Monday is water conservation awareness day. Wear blue and join the Green Team during lunch. They will have a Water Bar and offer free Green Team water bottles.
    Tuesday is Earth Day. Wear green and receive dwarf sunflower seeds to plant to help absorb CO2 from the air. Also, science classes will be participating in a district wide Earth Day lesson. The Green Team and Leadership Class will be measuring the reduction of waste going to the landfill. The goal is to beat the 73% reduction we achieved on Green Day this year.
    Wednesday students can recycle old cell phones and batteries and get a cupcake at lunch. On display will be info about hazardous chemicals and the importance of recycling.
    Thursday and Friday we will be putting our learning into action. MIHS Green Team be monitoring each section of the cafeteria in order to name the Green Team Section of the Week. Each section that compost/recycles and throws away appropriate garbage the best will be named the weekly winner. Winners will be charted each week and at the end of the year the section that won the most weeks will receive an ice cream party.
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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. Read more...
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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. Read more...
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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. Read more...
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  • School District protected from Heartbleed internet threat

    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. Read more...
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  • 2014-15 ASB Officers

    Congratulations to our 2014-15 ASB Executive Officers for next year. Elections were on Wednesday April 2, 2014 and the winners of the race are:

    • ASB Spirit Commissioner – Kirbi Phillips 
    • ASB Public Relations Coordinator – Teddy Larkin 
    • ASB Treasurer – Aidan Wang 
    • ASB Secretary – Nola Peshkin 
    • ASB Vice President – Jack Larkin 
    • ASB President – June Kissel
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  • Seniors’ culminating project presentations 

    This year each Senior is responsible for planning and presenting a Culminating Project as part of their Graduation Requirements. Presentations are scheduled during BRIDGES Groups on Wednesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 7. Seniors will do their presentation and hand in their Written Reflection and Journal of Hours to complete this requirement. Presentations for Running Start students will be scheduled in early May.  We will have a catalog of all senior Culminating Project Presentations available after the Spring Break. This will allow parents who would like to attend to make plans. For more information click here.

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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.