The YMCA’s annual MLK Day Prayer Breakfast had a DMPS flavor to it. The event presented three Make a Difference awards in the categories of Youth, Adult and Legacy. Former district administrator Marlene Doby was named the Legacy honoree; Roosevelt junior Perseverance Narcisse received the Youth award; and Merrill Middle School Principal Alex Hanna earned the Adult award for his work with students. Click on the image to enjoy photos.
First semester report cards were distributed to students on Friday, February 5. Please click on the link below for guidance about information included in report cards. 1st Semester Report Cards
Students in Mrs. Grier and Mrs. Ferring’s classes are turning into barista entrepreneurs with the 2015-16 launch of The Merrill Mug. The “coffee shop” is open to staff and visitors on Friday mornings from 8 until 9 a.m. in room 116. The “business model” concept of learning, which teachers adapted from McCombs Middle School, supports … Read more »
Twenty seven Merrill sixth grade students spent the past six weeks learning basic principles of design and how to use digital software to apply new skills during a Graphic Design seminar. The experience was part of ReCharge, a shortened class period that supports student participation in designated enrichment seminars and academic interventions. In addition to … Read more »
Please click HERE for information about nine-week progress report cards.
The Merrill Middle School “Blue Team” will advance to the State Middle School Mock Trial Tournament in November. Thirty-nine teams competed in the Des Moines Regional competition on Monday, including 6 teams from Merrill. The Blue Team advanced to the Regional Playoffs on Tuesday and won their round, making the Blue Team one of only … Read more »