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Principal's Message

 Vicki Pucket

 

Hello Islander Parents:

I am not sure if we will get Spring this year with all that wet weather out there. I feel bad for our students having to play sports out in the rain. We are now beginning 4th quarter in the final stretch. Below are a few updates below I would like to bring our attention to. Read More

Latest Mercer Island High School Headlines

  • Summer School Registration Closes June 5th at 5pm

    For Mercer Island resident students interested in taking classes this Summer, details can be found at http://www.mercerislandschools.org/Page/13809.

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  • AP Testing Schedule

    For those students taking AP exams, click here to access the specific days and times for your exam. 

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  • Resources for Netflix series 13 Reasons Why

    There is a new Netflix series called Thirteen Reasons Why which is generating a lot of conversation in our community.  The series is based on a popular young adult novel by the same title. The premise of the series: a sophomore girl dies by suicide and then shares the 13 reasons why through taped messages she leaves behind for her peers.

    While many students report that it is an engaging and entertaining series, parents, students and mental health professionals are concerned that the series reinforces misconceptions about suicide.

    Mercer Island High School is engaged in suicide prevention efforts through partnership with the University of Washington’s Forefront program. www.intheforefront.org

    Our prevention efforts include helping parents address current media issues.  News reports and movie depictions can inadvertently romanticize suicide or reinforce misinformation. We know that mental health conditions like depression are highly treatable and suicide is not an inevitable result of stressful life circumstances.

    The following links to talking points may help you guide a conversation with your teen should they be watching this show.

    www.jedfoundation.org

    www.thespinoff.co.nz

     

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Latest District Headlines

  • Biotechnology students earn awards at Student Bio Expo 

    May 25, 2017 - Mercer Island High School biotechnology students earned several awards for their outstanding entries in the Student Bio Expo sponsored by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research. Read more...

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  • Reminder: Weather-Related Makeup Days scheduled May 26 and June 16

    May 19, 2017 - Consistent with the District’s 2016-17 School Calendar, the two school weather-related makeup days for the February closures will be Friday, May 26 and Friday, June 16, which is the last day of school.

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  • Mercer Island PTA Council honored for community service

    May 19, 2017 - The Mercer Island PTA Council was honored for community service by the Mercer Island School District on May 12. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island students place at international DECA competition

    May 15, 2017 – Four members of the Mercer Island High School DECA team placed in the recent International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, Calif. Read more...

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  • MIHS boys golf team named academic state champions

    May 11, 2017 - The Mercer Island High School boys golf team has been named Academic State Champions for the 2016-17 spring sports season. Read more...

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  • DigiPen Summer Workshops for HS Students

    May 11, 2017 - In partnership with DigiPen Institute of Technology, the Mercer Island School District will be offering two DigiPen courses: Video Game Development Level 1 and Mobile App Development during the summer. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District recruiting bus drivers

    May 9, 2017 - The Mercer Island School District is actively seeking new bus drivers for the 2017-18 school year. Read more...

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  • Lakeridge Elementary honored with national Green Ribbon Schools award

    May 4, 2017 - The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Lakeridge Elementary is among the 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. Read more...

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  • MIHS receives gold medal ranking among nation’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report

    April 27, 2017 - Mercer Island High School has received a gold medal ranking among the nation’s Best High Schools in the 2017 annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report for student achievement. Read more...

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

    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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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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