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.
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 »
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.
Click on the link above to view Mr. Hanna’s Ice Bucket Challenge!
You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.
More than 200 sixth graders designed and raced go-karts outside on the parking lot today. The go-karts had to mainly consist of a vegetable or fruit. The race was designed by Merrill’s science teachers, Christine Ryerson and Blake Hammond, as a way to promote scientific curiosity. Click on the image to see more photos.