Hello Islander Parents:
Getting started before Labor Day seems like a long time ago. Our students are beginning to settle into their classes and the new routines of being back in school.
Attendance Office Update: We wanted to remind parents and students that the Attendance Office Secretary, Barb Hallgren is overflowing with work keeping track of attendance for all of our students at MIHS. Please allow 48 hours for excused absences to be reflected in your individual student’s Skyward account. Parents can then check their student’s attendance through Skyward Family Access.
As you may be aware, the MIHS Student Leadership Team organized a white out spirit day for tonight’s last home football game.
The white out was organized several weeks ago to promote school spirit by unifying our student body behind the football team for their senior night. We selected white instead of maroon because our team will be wearing their white jerseys, which are worn at home games.
As leaders of the school and student body, we recognize that this unfortunate timing has raised concern in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. Our goal is to promote school spirit, not to polarize the MIHS community. Instead of promoting the white out, we have decided to embrace both of our school colors – maroon and white - for tonight’s events.
No matter the color you choose to wear, we welcome all Islanders to come support the MIHS athletes and musicians at the seniors’ final home football game and marching band performance.
The MIHS Student Leadership Team and the MIHS Administration
In collaboration with guest artists from Youth Theatre Northwest, three MIHS student playwrights, Rachel Ayzenberg, Sophie Kelly-Hedrick and Kaes Vanderspek have written original plays to be performed by their Drama 2 classmates on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.
Islander Parents: MIHS teachers are using Schoology as a digital classroom organization and communication system. To stay informed about what’s happening in your student’s classes, login to your parent account by following the instructions found at mercerislandschools.org/lms. Information will also be available during the Marketplace event (5:15-7:00pm in the MIHS Commons) prior to Curriculum Night on September 28th.
On late-start Wednesday at MIHS, classes begin at 8:45 a.m. Transportation will be provided on district yellow buses only on the same Metro routes as usual. Please be at your bus stop at 8:15 a.m., approximately 45 minutes later than usual. Late Start Wednesday bus schedules are available HERE. Most buses will arrive between 8:15 and 8:35 a.m. For more information contact the Transportation department at 206-236-3335.
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.
October 20, 2016 – The National Merit Scholarship Program has recognized 25 Mercer Island High School seniors as Commended Scholars. They are among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being honored for their exceptional academic promise. Read more...
October 7, 2016 – The Mercer Island School District is now seeking nominations for its second annual Pathfinder Awards. The award celebrates graduates of Mercer Island High School whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s youth. The deadline to submit nominations online is January 15, 2017. Read more...
October 7, 2016 - The Mercer Island High School Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the National Association for Music Education Northwest Conference to be held on February 17 and 18, 2017 at the Bellevue Hyatt and Westin. Read more...
September 14, 2016 - The MISD Early Childhood Special Education Program, (ECSE Program) located in Northwood Elementary, provides morning and afternoon developmental programming for students three to five years old who have been identified as having disabilities. There are presently two openings in each session for non-disabled peers to serve as peer mentors to students with disabilities. Read more...
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM MIEA Representative Council
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM LR - NatureBridge
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM NW - NatureBridge
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MIHS Fall Concert II - Jazz Band and Jazz Choir