On Friday, April 26, Merrill students worked with Meals from the Heartland to package 48,600 meals for starving people around the world. This project was coordinated by Civics teacher Dave O’Connor and his committee of students who raised over 9,000 dollars to fund the activity. In the past six years, Merrill students have packaged nearly … Read more »
If you are currently in 7th grade and interested in next year’s Spring Break trip to Washington, DC, sponsored by the Close Up Foundation, there are upcoming informational meetings for you and your parent/guardian, including one here at Merrill. Please click the photo to the left to learn more about the trip and the meetings.
Mrs. Chikako Brown came to Merrill’s 7th grade Humanities classes to speak about the geography, history, and culture of Japan. She also introduced the students to origami and then assisted the students in making make their own origami.
Markel Buford, Otto Gunderson, Luke Whitman, and Sean Anderson won first place at the Junior High Knowledge Bowl Finals on April 11. The seventh-grade team bested 13 other teams during the final competition.
A big thank you to Ms. Taylor’s 8th Grade Family and Consumer Science classes. They baked over 800 cookies to donate to Central Iowa Shelter and Services in downtown Des Moines. Ms. Taylor offers this service learning opportunity every nine weeks. So far this year, Merrill students have donated over 2,400 cookies to the shelter.
Soles 4 Souls is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2004 and headquartered in Alabama and Tennessee. The organization’s mission is “to collect new and like new shoes to give to victims of abject suffering and to collect used shoes to support micro business efforts to eradicate poverty around the world” (http://www.soles4souls.org/pdf/q32012factsheet091712.pdf). Since 2004, Soles … Read more »