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 Ben Capuano
To those new to our school district this year – we get it, you might not know what to expect from the school newspaper. That’s fair. How could you have been expected to keep up with the best student newspaper in the country when you didn’t even know it existed? But now you’re officially part of our school. You have no excuse. You should be studying every issue we ever publish.
Photos by Annie Poole
By Grady Short
With an incoming freshman class of 420 students, MIHS will be at its fullest ever for the 2018-2019 academic year.
By Ellie Gottesman
As summer draws to a close, the members of MIHS Boys Cross Country are preparing differently for this year’s upcoming season.
By Walt McKelvie
Parking. It’s an issue that affects almost every student at MIHS, directly or indirectly. It’s what forces people to choose between coming to school a half hour early for a spot on the Strip or parking far from the school. It’s a problem that has only gotten worse over the years as more and more students drive to school, and it has led to constant strain on the school’s existing parking facilities.
By Grady Short
After several rallies and rounds of negotiations, the Mercer Island Education Association (MIEA) is set to vote on a potential district-wide strike Sept. 4, the day before school starts. This decision, if it must be made, would represent a failing on the part of the Mercer Island School District to adequately compensate its employees. Continue reading “School District Should Agree to Union Demands”