Our school has accepted an invitation from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the U.S. Department of Education to participate in PISA this year. Click the headline title for more information.
SBA make-ups in Math and/or ELA for seniors only will be held on October 22nd, 24th and 25th. If your son or daughter has to take the SBA or retake one or both sections, identified students and parents will be notified the week of September 24-28. If you have any questions please contact Jenny Foster, Associate Principal, MIHS.
Hello Islander Parents:
August is already moving fast. Welcome back for the 2018-19 school year.
MIHS Welcomes New Staff: We had a busy spring and summer hiring new staff members:
Jenny Foster – Associate Principal (S-Z)
Tyler Geving – Athletic Coordinator & Business Tech. Teachera
Ellis Hazard – Truancy/Attendance Coordinator
Michael Hughs – Computer Tech. Teacher
Charles Kerr – Technology Specialistz
Emily King – CREST Math/WEB Teacher
Emily Lange – English Teacher
Brian Lawrence – Band Teacher
Kyle McKenna – Ed. Tech Information Literacy Specialist (Library)
Danny Naylor – Science Teacher
Alex Perry – Math Teacher
Donna Paulson – Technology Specialist
Jamie Robertson – Social Studies Teacher
Annalise Sansburn – Choir /Guitar/Steel Drum Music Teacher
Leslie Seelye – English Teacher
Derek Smith – Band Teacher
Beverly VanHartesvelt – CREST Secretary
Rachael Weeks – 504/IEP Accommodations Support Para Educator
Cynthia Yost – Special Education Teacher
We still have another para educator to add when that person is hired. It is exciting to add new staff for our students.
News from the Counseling Center about Schedules:
There will be no adjustments made to individual schedules until the
fall (see information below). Fall 2018 schedules will be available
in Skyward on August 20, 2018.
Requests to Add/Drop a Class: With scheduling, our priority is to
make sure every student has six (6) classes and that these fulfill
graduation requirements. Because the master schedule is created based
on student requests, we are able to consider Add/Drop requests only
for the following reasons:
- Recommended/Prerequisite classes not met
- Senior in need of a graduation requirement
- Incorrect course level
- 5 or fewer classes assigned
Therefore, we are not able to accommodate requests for specific
teachers or for specific periods. Add/Drop Forms will be available in
the Counseling Center on August 21.
Please note the following dates:
8/20 Counseling Center open for General Information from Counseling
Secretaries and for services related to the Registrar.
8/17 Counselors conducting New Student Registration.
8/20 Final student schedule posted on Family Access at 8 am. Please
check the final student schedule before making any inquiries.
Counselors conducting New Student Registration.
8/21 Junior and Senior Fees & Photos Day (Add/Drop Forms available
and can be submitted at Counselor Table)
8/22 Counselors conducting New Student Registration.
8/23 Freshman & Sophomore Fees & Photos Day. (Add/Drop Forms
available and can be submitted at Counselor Table)
8/24 - 8/28 Counselors conducting New Student Registration & limited appointments
8/29 - 9/4 High School Staff Trainings and Meetings
9/5 First Day of School
9/11 Last Day to Add a Class
9/26 Curriculum Night
10/8 Last Day to Drop a Class
Visitor Check In: We are in the process of improving our efforts to keep the school safe. It is important that anyone who is not a staff member or students presently at MIHS to “check in” the Main Office and get a visitor’s badge. If you are only stopping for a brief moment at the Attendance office, ASB Office, or Athletic office it is okay to go directly to those offices without signing in.
Thank you for your continued support of our students as they continue to focus on their education through the new year.
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 4,445 students attending school in the district, of which approximately 1,448 are in grades 9-12 at Mercer Island High School.
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM MIHS College Series Application Process
5:00 PM - 8:05 PM MIHS Marketplace and Curriculum Night
September 27, 2018
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM School Board Meeting
September 28, 2018
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM MIHS Home Football Game with Marching Band Performance
October 3, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM District New Family Event at IMS