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Chinese New Year Celebration at Merrill

2/11/2015

Merrill Middle School has been chosen as the site for the 2015 Iowa Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. A reception, dinner, award ceremony, music and dancing will follow from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Click on the image for additional information.

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Perfect Attendance – I-Pad Winner!

2/10/2015

Gus Rasmussen, Merrill 6th grader, was the winner of an I-Pad presented to him on February 4th by Principal Hanna! Gus was awarded the I-Pad for having perfect attendance during first semester. In order to be in the drawing, students had to have perfect attendance in the months of October, November, or December allowing them one entry per month! … Read more »

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Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback

2/10/2015

Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.

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Math Gamers Test Probability

1/23/2015

On Friday, students in Mr. Randazzo’s Accelerated II Math class tested their luck (or is it?) with student-created games that incorporated the concept of probability. Throughout the unit, students have studied the foundations of probability — how likely something is to happen and how predictions are made. Students created their own board and carnival-style games … Read more »

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Merrill’s New Wing Officially Open

1/23/2015

Students and staff watch as Principal Alex Hanna cuts the ribbon on the new wing of Merrill Middle School. The addition makes room for more students to enroll at the International Baccalaureate school. A new, more secure entry and a handicap accessible elevator were also added to the school. Click on the image for more photos.

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7th Grade Students Act on Global Issues

1/12/2015

Students in Ms. Tharp and Mr. Thomas’s 7th grade Individuals & Societies classes are proposing and passing resolutions to current global issues in a United Nations-esque conference experience. Based in a unit that explores religious roots of Southwest Asia and Northern Africa, students applied historical understanding to modern-day issues in society. Students are taking on … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 05
Merrill Market!
Mar 05
Fitness Arcade is Open!
Mar 05
Recycling After School Today!
Mar 05
Al Exito Group Meet
Mar 05
Girls' Voices Meet

Merrill Middle School is an IB World School. Click here to learn more about this elite classification.

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MUSTANG EVENTS!!  March 3rd thru March 6th  Click HERE to watch the video!


March Newsletter


March 5thMerrill Market, 1:30 – 5:30 in the Merrill CafeteriaMerrill Market Flyer (click for details)


March 10thEarly Bird Parent Communication from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM. Click HERE for more information.


March 24thRoosevelt Cheer Tryouts (for current 8th graders at Merrill) Click HERE for more information!


Iowa Assessment Testing at Merrill! Click HERE to read an important letter from Merrill.


Free I-Pad Give Away! Click HERE for details!


PTA Silent Auction! Click HERE to see the auction items and bid!


Infinite Campus Parent Portal Information (Click to view)


Merrill Athletics!

Click HERE to register for middle school sports with the new ONLINE form!

Click HERE for information about what sports programs are available and what grades are eligible!

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About Merrill Middle School

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5301 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA

P: 515-242-8448 | E: merrill@dmschools.org

 

Merrill Middle School offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to foster an educational environment where all students are provided with diverse and challenging opportunities. Read More…

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