Merrill Middle School students got at taste of what democracy is all about Tuesday. They participated in a mock election, complete with a media presence. The goal? Teach students the only vote that doesn’t count is the one that is not cast! Click on the image to read more.
Congratulations to the Merrill/Cowles Mock Trial team, which finished 9th at the 2014 Middle School Mock Trial State Championship held this week in Des Moines. In addition to a top 10 finish, team member Louise Bequeaith was named one of the outstanding, all-state attorneys at the competition. Click the photo to read more.
Congrats to the Merrill/Cowles team for advancing, for the 2nd year in a row, to the Middle School Mock Trial State Tournament. The team is coached by Christina Thompson. Members are Chloe O’Connor, Louise Bequeaith, Ellery McAlister, Nyah Noyes, Helena Anderson, Bobby Briggs, Alice Medick, Jane Romp, and Rachel McNerny. The tournament begins November 17 in Des Moines.
Merrill students, Greta Mally, 8th grade and her buddy Joy Rector, 7th grade, at the Best Buddies Chef Challenge, held at Embassy Suites. Merrill Middle School officially opened its doors as the first middle school chapter for the state of Iowa in its 12+ years of operation. They will have 15 buddy pairs, which means 15 new … Read more »
Renovations at Merrill Middle School are mostly complete, giving Spanish language teachers and students permanent space and making the building more secure and handicap accessible. It also means an opportunity for more students to attend the International Baccalaureate World School. To see and read more, click on the image.
Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the header to learn more and register to play.