Hello Islander Parents:
Welcome back to the 2016-17 school year! We are looking forward to seeing new and returning students very soon. This year we anticipate 1470 students which includes 369 freshmen, 408 sophomores, 361 juniors and 325 seniors. We can’t wait to see each of them here in a couple of weeks. We have more students this year than last year.We wanted to share some important information and updates with you as we prepare for the start of the year.
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.
The Mercer Island School District begins its 75th anniversary school year on Wednesday, August 31. Share your first day photos with us on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #MIFirstDay. Mercer Island schools are on Facebook and on Twitter @mercerislandsd
August 18, 2016 - The Mercer Island School District and the City of Mercer Island are working together to enhance student safety with the installation of cameras on school bus stop arms, in order to deter illegal passing by private vehicles. Read more...
Find important information about Back to School activities and the start of the new school year by clicking here. This includes information about class placement timelines, open houses, middle school and high school Back to School/Fees and Photos events, athletic information and much more.
July 18, 2016 - For the first time, all-day kindergarten is fully funded by the state, making it tuition free for families. Concurrently, the district is placing greater emphasis on child/family transition to kindergarten. To prepare kindergarten students and families for the 2016-2017 school year, parent-student-teacher conferences will occur during the first two days of school, August 31 and September 1. The first full day of school for all kindergarten students will be Friday, September 2. Read more...
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...
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM IP Open House
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM NW PTA Welcome Back Staff Lunch
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM LR Open House
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM NW Open House & Tours
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM WM Open House/meet the teachers all grades