In Mrs. Spizzirri’s Spanish Immersion class, students learned how to dance salsa in a unit of study called “How do Latinos communicate their experiences musically?” Students first learned the figures of speech such as metaphors and similes in Spanish and correct pronunciation of accents. Then students analyzed and fully understood a classic song called “La … Read more »
The distance from middle school to the opera stage was short for Merrill 6th grader Pierce Mansfield, who plays the lead role in the Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” performing this weekend at Hoyt Sherman Place. Click the photo to read and see more about Pierce as we visit a dress rehearsal of the performance.
Eighth grade students at Merrill Middle School created a service learning project that benefited Combat Hunger.
Congrats to Merrill and Cowles students on strong showings at the State Mock Trial Tournament, sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association. The Merrill/Cowles Team Purple brought home the 12th place trophy plus two top individual honors while Merrill’s Team Blue was presented with the Critelli Award for Sportsmanship. Click the headline to read more.
Eighth graders Brian Goode, Otto Gunderson, Sean Anderson, Quinn Mahoney, Jada Alexander, Will Nigut, Kendell Jackson, Rebecca Morris, and Stella Murphy coordinated a donation drive for Combat Hunger. The team of students encouraged neighborhood members to donate to the worthy cause. Thank you to these eighth graders for taking the lead to better our community!
Matthew Daniels and Gabrielle Ichelson were recently honored at this year’s Optimist Youth Luncheon for their outstanding contributions to our surrounding and school community. They were selected by staff members to represent Merrill at this event. Their families were able to attend and see them receive this award. It was an exciting afternoon and we … Read more »