Mercer Island High School

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MIHS Announcements

Principal's Message

    Vicki Pucket

     August 2018

    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.  

    Vicki Puckett

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 4,445 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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