MIHS Future Islander Night A Wonderful Success
Mercer Island, WA, January 26, 2024 – Mercer Island High School held their first annual Future Islander Night at the school on Thursday. It was a rousing success.
Future Islander Night was a chance for parents of current Islander Middle School students and other high school age students and families living on Mercer Island but not enrolled in MISD to visit the high school to learn about classes, curriculum, programs, school groups, and athletics.
“I think that our Future Islander Night was a wonderful success, said high school principal Nick Wold. “Specifically it shines a beautiful light on the different programs and ways that our students feel like they belong and are connected to our school.
“The staff that came through and developed displays and presentations that really shine a light on everything that Mercer lsland has to offer our community. We know that families have choices, but we believe we have an incredible place where students have a place to thrive,” continued Wold.
The evenings events included:
- MIHS Drumline and Drill Team performed through the Commons to kick off the evening;
- Opening remarks from Principal Wold;
- MIHS Math, English, Social Studies, and Science departments gave presentations to families and were available for a question and answer session;
- School departments, like Counseling, Athletics, Groups, PTSA, ASB, and others had information tables in the Commons;
- Fine Arts performances;
- Parents were able to tour the library, radio station, student store, TV/Video studio, culinary arts classroom.
“We are all about relationships and last night was the first step in building relationships with our new families,” said associate principal Lisa Deen. “The richness of the conversations and the volume of the conversations show that we are off to a really great start in building those relationships with new families.”
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