Graduation caps being thrown.
  • CLASS OF 2023 - Welcome Students and Parents of the Class of 2023 - this page will help you with dates, as they become available, for senior year activities. 


    Now is the time to schedule your senior picture appointment with DSP.  Go to and select your appointment.  Seniors MUST be photographed by Dec. 6 in order to appear in the yearbook.  Fall is a super busy time, so don't delay! Make your appointment today!


    Order your 2023 Islander Yearbook at Ordering ahead of time is the only way to guarantee you will get your senior yearbook.  We will not have many extras at the end of the school year.  The price is $70 now and will increase as the year goes on.


    Senior Class of 2023

    Senior year has arrived!  Below are confirmed dates for senior activities.  As soon as other dates are confirmed, we will send out notification and we will update this page.  Please READ the electronic newsletter that is emailed by MIHS every Friday afternoon.  Up-to-date information is located in the newsletter, on this web page, through Instagram (follow merrittislandhighschool) and Facebook MIHS MPO page.  In addition to dates scheduled, we have outlined senior events that are TBA so that families know what to expect during this special time! 

    TWO shirts are available for purchase for seniors!  We have the traditional purple "Senior Royalty" shirt which includes the last name of the senior and the year of graduation on the back.  It is $25.00.  We also have a black shirt with white and gold lettering that says, "Seniors, Seniors, Seniors" on the front.  This shirt is $15.00 These shirts were pre-sold at registration and will be distributed in late August.   Our FINAL sale date will take place DURING LUNCH and in the front office during the week of August 15th-August 25th.  Shirts will be ordered on August 26th and distributed two weeks after that.  Checks made out to MIHS and cash are the only forms of payment we can accept.  


    Parking Lot Painting!!  A senior tradition at MIHS is that seniors paint their parking spot in the student parking lot.  We have TWO Saturdays where we will be offering the opportunity to paint parking lot spaces; August 20th from 8am-1pm and September 17th from 8am-1pm.  These dates take into consideration SAT testing and the Labor Day holiday.  These are the ONLY two dates of parking lot painting.  Keep in mind our parking lot is used for other activities and must be coordinated around when it is free from cars being parked in it for community activities.   The cost is $30.  More information will be given during the week of August 15th  when students can purchase parking lot painting during lunch and in the front office. 

    Hand Print Painting!  A senior tradition at MIHS - seniors paint their hands and put their prints on the wall outside of the cafeteria and sign their name.  The cost is $5.00 and will be offered BEFORE school on August 23rd from 8:15am-8:45am and AFTER school on a Friday early release day to accommodate early admitted AA students.  That date is TBD. Students may purchase hand print painting the day OF painting or during the week of August 15th during lunch and in the front office. 

    Universal's GRAD Bash is scheduled for April 22nd.  The cost of the ticket and the time of the selling will be advertised at a later time. For planning purposes, you should look for tickets to go on sale when we return from the Winter Holiday in January.  

    Prom date is March 25th and will be held in the Pavilion at the Radisson in Port Canaveral. (Ticket price and when to purchase tickets will be updated closer to the event.)

    Powderpuff game - TBD (probably in the spring but we are hoping for something sooner, depends on the completion of the track.) 

    Senior class sponsor is Janet Taylor. Please email her at with any questions.  



    Closer to graduation, you will want to review the following activities.  We have explained each event and the dates will be added as they become available. 

    CLASS NIGHT: (Typically the night before the graduation ceremony.) 

    Who should attend? Graduating class of 2023 and their families.

    What is Class Night? An evening dedicated to honoring and celebrating seniors at MIHS. The Senior video is shown.

    Where will Class Night be held? TBD depending on when the district determines our graduation date.

    WHEN should seniors arrive and WHAT should they be wearing?  Seniors should arrive at 6:00pm WEARING their Cap and Gown. Seniors will line up in F-Wing and proceed into auditorium as a group while “Pomp and Circumstance” is played.  Seniors will be seated in the Orchestra section throughout Class Night. Family members will be in the audience.

    Class Night will be approximately an hour long and refreshments and photo opportunities are available immediately following in the decorated Commons.

    This evening is considered the beginning of graduation celebrations!  GRADUATION BREAKFAST - TBD - typically the day of the graduation ceremony. 

    Seniors should arrive at 9am for the senior breakfast catered with Chik Fil A, fresh fruit, oversized muffins, cookies, and drinks! 

    MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE is immediately following breakfast.   Seniors will be given instructions on when to arrive, what to wear under their robes, and appropriate shoes. (Very high heels are not recommended as it is a LONG walk from the cafeteria, down the road, and onto the field.  Due to the artificial turf, spiked heels are not allowed.)