Principal's Message

 Vicki Pucket

Hello Islander Parents: 

Fall is finally here with full blown autumn weather, students buckling down on their studies and homecoming week already behind us. This year is flying by fast! Thank you to all of our volunteer parents who helped with Homecoming. In my newsletters I try to be brief, knowing you have such busy lives and don’t have a lot of time in your schedules. Read More

Latest Mercer Island High School Headlines

  • MIHS Gives Thanks

    As principal of MIHS I would like to wish everyone in the MIHS community a safe, restful and very well-deserved Thanksgiving break.  I would like to thank, in particular, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation and PTSA for generously funding the enrichment grants that underwrite our students' learning both in and out of the classroom.  And I’d also like to thank each and every donor for supporting both the MISF and PTSA and all the work they do to help MIHS provide a world class education for our students. -Vicki Puckett

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  • Yearbook Senior Ads

    Senior ads for the yearbook are due on December 4th. Forms and more information can be picked up in room 502, or visit the yearbook webpage for forms and more information.

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  • Thanksgiving Week Schedule

    The short school week of  Nov. 23- Nov. 25 will have a  special schedule, with no bridges on Wednesday Nov. 25th.  School will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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  • Athletic Fee Increase for 2015-2016

    The Athletic Fee for the 2015-2016 school year will increase by $15.00 per sport to $190.00.  Pay for two sports and the third sport's fee is waived for the year.  There is also a $760.00 cap per family, per year.
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Latest District Headlines

  • MSN.com reports Mercer Island School District is the best in Washington state

    Nov. 13, 2015 - MSN.com reported yesterday that the Mercer Island School District is the best school district in Washington state, citing a study of school data by startclass.com. Startclass.com evaluated data from the U.S. Department of Education and identified the best school district in every state and the District of Columbia. Read more...

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  • Input needed on elementary Spanish-language program and high school start time

    Nov. 13, 2015 – Over the past year, the school district has been studying the feasibility of adding a Spanish language program to the k-5 curriculum to begin in the fall of 2016. Read more...
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  • Mercer Island School District pleased with recent Department of Education clarification on dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia

    Nov. 9, 2015 – The US Department of Education recently issued a letter addressing the unique educational needs of children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. In particular, the letter was written in response to concerns of parent, advocacy, and national disability organization representatives that some state and local educational agencies were reluctant to reference these terms in special education evaluations, eligibility determinations, and/or IEPs. Read more...

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  • The print edition of the Fall 2015 District News is now online

    Nov. 5, 2015 - The most recent print edition of the MISD District News will arrive in residential maiboxes on Mercer Island soon, but it can be viewed online now. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island School District students show how they use technology as a tool for learning

    Nov. 3, 2015 - Within just two years of introducing the Apple 1:1 iPad program at its schools, the Mercer Island School District’s (MISD) use of technology in the classroom has become a model for other school districts. Read more...

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  • High School Jazz choir to perform at a national conference on drug and alcohol prevention

    Oct. 30, 2015 – The Mercer Island High School Jazz choir, led by music teacher Tom Cox, will sing The Star-Spangled Banner at the opening session of the National Prevention Network (NPN) Research Conference on drug and alcohol prevention in Seattle on Nov. 17. Read more...

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  • Mercer Island High School wins the WIAA Scholastic Cup for the fifth year in a row

    Oct. 30, 2015 – Mercer Island High School (MIHS) has won the Washington State Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Scholastic Award for the fifth year in a row. Referred to as the Scholastic Cup, the program recognizes and rewards teams or groups that maintain a high collective academic standard. Read more...

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  • Families invited to take survey on future years school calendars

    Oct. 30, 2015 - The Mercer Island School District (MISD) wants to know what you think about the annual school calendar. What are your preferences when it comes to working around the vacations? What do you as a family value when thinking about Winter Break, start of school, and Mid-Winter Break? Read more...

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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.