Mercer Island High School

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MIHS Announcements

Principal's Message

  •  Vicki Pucket

    June 2018

    Dear MIHS Islander Families:                                                            


    Hello Islander Parents:


    Finally, the hot weather is here and summer has started. I continue to meet with students finishing up old business. They tell me sleeping is so delightful now that school is out. Our Administrative Team will take some much needed time in July for some vacation so we will be out mostly in July when the school is closed. Below are a few news items/reminders to share looking forward to the next school year 2018-19.

    New Associate Principal:  Jenny Foster comes to us from Mount Si High School. She has been an educator both at the high school and college level for 28 years. Jenny is fluent in Spanish. She will be replacing Jamie Prescott. Jenny will be the Principal for student’s whose last names start with S and Z. Please help me welcome Jenny to our Islander staff ranks.

    Summer Hours: The Main building will be closed for the Summer.  Because of the roofing project going on; The first two weeks in August will have limited access however we anticipate reopening the school in the middle of August for fee’s and photos.  If you have a particular need over the Summer, please reach out and we may need to schedule time at the district office or at the Crest Learning Center.

    New Roof: This summer we are getting a new roof on the building. This means all of the parking lots with exception to the stadium parking lot will be closed due to the construction of the new roof.

    Building Visitors: We have asked staff to schedule to meet with parents and / or students in another facility this summer due to the new roof construction. We cannot have visitors or staff come into the high school premises at this time due to the safety risks involved with the construction. Between June 30th and the middle of August, Vanessa Adams at the district office is storing a folder with high school documents all summer to give to appropriate staff to handle.

    Stickers: If you desire a sticker for your yearbook please see Vanessa Adams at the Mercer Island School District Office during Business hours (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM) Monday through Friday.

    Athletics Fall Sports: August 1st, Fall Sports Registration Opens; Registration is online using your skyward access. There are 3 forms (signature page, health form/sports physical signed by a physician, and emergency contact card) that is required to be turned into the Athletic Office to be officially on the team rosters. Please refer to the Athletic website for additional informational:

    This year the sports fee has increased to $250.00 per sport.  No Free 3rd Sport. All Previous fines/fees must be paid before registering for Fall Sports.

    Summer School Questions:  For inquiries related to summer school, please email

    FREE Summer Post-Secondary Planning Events at the Mercer Island Public Library:

    -Making the Most out of Summer (June 26)

    -College Essay Writing: Tips and Tactics (June 27)

    -Drop-in College Essay Writing Labs (some MIHS staff members will be present) (July 12 and 19)

    The essay writing tips and drop-in writing labs are targeted to students in Class of 2019 as writing college essays over the summer is highly recommended!

    For more details go to

    Important dates from the Counseling Office:

    6/18 – 8/10 Counseling Center is closed.

    6/26 Final transcripts sent to colleges/post-secondary institutions for Class of 2018.

    8/13  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 8am. 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

    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

    A note about requests to Add/Drop classes:  With scheduling, our priority is to make sure every student has six (6) classes and that these fulfill graduation requirements.  Because our 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.


    Official Transcripts: If you need an official transcript for your student while the high school is closed during July please see Mary Newcomer at the district office to help you. All fines and fees must be paid in order to forward official transcripts.

    August Fees & Photos Islander Day: August 21st and 23rd at MIHS. More details coming out on our website in August.

    Parking Passes:  see Student Parking at the MIHS Website in July

    Happy summer and enjoy time with your family and friends.




    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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