Mercer Island High School drama to present ‘Good Kids’ as winter play

In other school news, the kindergarten roundup is coming up and Pathfinder nominations close soon.

Mercer Island High School presents winter play

Join MIHS’ Drama Department as they present their winter play, “Good Kids,” by Naomi Iizuka. The play, set at a Midwestern high school in a world of Facebook, Twitter and smartphones, explores a traumatic sexual encounter and its very public aftermath.

There will be two special talk-back sessions with guests from the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center and Lifewire after the Friday night performances (Jan. 26 and Feb. 2).

“This is an excellent opportunity for our audience to ask questions regarding this important show,” said drama teacher Daniela Melgar.

This production is recommended for audiences 13 and older. Tickets are $10 presale, $15 at the door, and $5 for seniors 65-plus. Tickets may be purchased at school during both lunches, from members of the cast or online. For more information, visit the drama department website at

Kindergarten roundup sessions set for Jan. 30

Each Mercer Island elementary school (Island Park, Lakeridge, Northwood and West Mercer) will hold a Kindergarten Roundup information session from 6-7 p.m. on Jan. 30.

Parents with incoming kindergartners are invited to attend and learn more. No children please. Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year begins on Jan. 31. Registration will open online at that time.

Nominations for Pathfinder Awards close soon

The Mercer Island School District is now seeking nominations for its third annual Pathfinder Awards. The award celebrates graduates of Mercer Island High School whose achievements, strength of character and citizenship inspire and challenge today’s youth. The deadline to submit nominations online is Jan. 31.

MIHS alumni have impacted the world in a variety of fields, including arts and athletics; business; education; entertainment; law; medicine; the military; philanthropy and volunteerism; public service; religion; scholarship and science.

To nominate a remarkable graduate of MIHS, visit, view the selection criteria and submit a nomination online. Winners will be honored at the Mercer Island Schools Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions on April 24.