MISD Fine Arts Showcase is March 28 and March 29 at MIHS
Mercer Island, WA, March 14, 2023 - The Mercer Island School District, in collaboration with the Mercer Island Fine Arts Advisory Council, invites the Mercer Island community to the annual Fine Arts Showcase, a two-day event celebrating the amazing accomplishments of our K-12 students in Performing Arts (Music and Drama) and Visual Arts.
Artwork from our talented elementary, middle school, and high school students will be displayed throughout Mercer Island High School on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29. The Showcase takes place from 5pm to 9pm each night.
The theme of this year’s Fine Arts Showcase is “Arts in the PNW”. The Showcase is not a ticketed event, but we do encourage our community to make a donation to the Fine Arts Advisory Council.
Tuesday night is Visual Arts focused and includes hands on activities for attending students. Attendees are encouraged to take a leisurely walk through the high school and enjoy the work Mercer Island students. Small chamber ensembles from IMS and MIHS Orchestra and Band will present performances throughout the evening.
Wednesday is our Performing Arts focused evening. There will be two distinct shows in the MIHS Gym at 6:30pm and 7:45pm. Each show will include performances by choirs, bands, and orchestras from all levels, as well as spotlighted drama scenes. Wednesday’s schedule is detailed below.
Wednesday, March 29 - 6:30pm Show
- 7th Grade Band
- 6th Grade Orchestra
- IMS Choir
- Combined HS Orchestra
- 3rd grade choir
- IMS Drama
- HS Band
Wednesday, March 29 - 7:45pm Show
- 7/8th Orchestra
- 8th Band
- Chamber Orchestra
- HS Choir
- HS Adv Drama
- HS Band
Please join us for two evenings of fantastic student presentations!
The students, staff, and community continue to amaze and inspire me. Students are excelling in and out of the classroom through athletics, clubs and organizations, and even personal pursuits beyond MISD. Some of our staff members are gaining recognition by local, state, and national organizations. And our families, they are volunteering through the schools and PTA, supporting the Mercer Island Schools Foundation, and sending eager learners to school each day. I will highlight specific events coming in May, but also invite you to read more about recent accomplishments and points of pride at the end of this letter.
The Mercer Island School District, in partnership with the Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA), hosted an Inclusionary Practices Roundtable for Mercer Island Preschool Directors this afternoon. The roundtable took place in the Board Room in the MISD Administration Building.
The Mercer Island Destination Imagination (DI) teams had a fantastic showing at both the Regional and State DI competitions. At the regional tournament 21 of the 24 teams earned awards and recognition for their work. This included several special awards recognizing exceptional technical designs, integration of music into their solutions, and the inclusion of superior engineering elements.
Upcoming in April, we have more religious and cultural celebrations to recognize. Though some of these spiritual or days of significance fall either on a weekend or when the schools are closed for spring break, we will continue to recognize and make space for our students and staff who participate in the many traditions.