By Isabel Funk and Hannah Whobrey MIHS News: Leading up to Homecoming on Saturday, October 6, MIHS students participated in a “Decades” themed spirit week, based on the dance theme, “Blast From the Past.” The week concluded with the Homecoming assembly, the parade and the Homecoming game on Friday, October 5. The themes were: Monday: Tie Dye (70s) Tuesday: Neon/Color Wars (80s) Wednesday: Denim (90s) … Continue reading Week in Review October 1-5
By Annika Bhananker, Annie Poole and Ethan Preston
Following the addition of “Inclusion” in the school motto, MIHS Leadership is taking steps to promote this value by extending previous years’ efforts toward a gender-neutral Homecoming court. Continue reading “MIHS Debuts Gender-Neutral Homecoming Court”
By Isabel Funk and Hannah Whobrey MIHS News: The new OSPI-conforming schedule was put into practice on Monday, September 24. Commended scholars were announced. Homecoming royalty voting opened on Wednesday, September 26. The court will be announced next week. The post-game mosh pit was converted into “Fifth Quarter” on Friday, September 28, following safety concerns from the district’s liability lawyers. According to the new rules, … Continue reading Week in Review September 24-28
By Grady Short
Just before school ended on Friday, Sept. 28, school administration called together an emergency meeting of student government, marching band, and spirit groups. This discussion centered around the possible cancellation of a school spirit tradition that has existed for over 20 years: school-wide mosh pits after home football games. Continue reading “Mosh Pits in Jeopardy; To Be Replaced With “Fifth Quarter””
By Lucille Shield and Grady Short
On Monday, Sept. 24, MIHS started operating on a modified weekly schedule — a change which the administration expects to maintain for the rest of the year.
By Lucille Shield
As the new school year kicks off, MIHS Leadership is busy gearing up for two more semesters of spirit-packed events. The MIHS Islander got the low down on the incoming class officers in a recap of last year’s elections.
By Natalie Chen, Isabel Funk and Hannah Whobrey MIHS News Mercer Island School Board’s Student Representatives, Meghana Kakubal and Caroline Atkinson, were announced this week. The 2019 National Merit Scholar semifinalists were announced on Thursday, September 13. MIHS has 11 semifinalist students: Alex Benson, Alan Bi, Theo Copley, Nico Galvin, Thomas Horton King, Albert Lam, Andrew Motz, R. Grady Short, Damien Snyder, Chris Toda and … Continue reading Week in Review September 17-21
By Maya Virdell
Varsity Volleyball Head Coach Samantha Marziello is a new addition to the MIHS coaching staff this year. In this role, Marziello brings a passion for the sport and an ambitious goal: winning state.
By Ethan Preston
After several years as an MIHS physical education teacher and Track and Field coach, Toby Swanson has assumed the role of Leadership adviser for the upcoming school year.
By Grady Short
With an incoming freshman class of 420 students, MIHS will be at its fullest ever for the 2018-2019 academic year.