Students from Merrill Middle School, along with teacher Dale Erickson, are making a valuable contribution to the Iowa Gold Star Museum. A class research project begun last year to rescue and share the stories of Iowa veterans is now on display at the museum. Click the photo to read and see more about this special student project.
Sixth Grader Zion Freeman (left) placed first and Charlie Deyoe Snyder (right) placed second in the MLK, Jr. Essay Contest at the Forest Avenue Library. Congratulations!
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.
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 »
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.