Principal Hanna kicks off the 2016-17 school year with an inspirational speech!
Merrill will hold our Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, October 10th from 3:15-7pm and again on Thursday, October 13th from 3:15-7pm. Parents need only attend one evening but are welcome to come on both evenings if you do not get the opportunity to meet with all your student’s teacher in one evening. There is no … Read more »
SAVE THE DATE, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3RD, FOR THE SUCCESS 4 SIXTH GRADE SUMMER PROGRAM! All 5th graders going into 6th grade next year are invited to attend a fun filled day at their new middle school this summer! This program is free for new 6th graders and activities will include team building, learning how to … Read more »
Students from Merrill and all of Des Moines Public Schools’ middle schools competed at the City-Wide Track & Field Meet on April 25. Beautiful weather and a big crowd of family and friends cheered on the student-athletes. Click the photo to see more images from the event.
Sixth graders at Merrill Middle School participated in Disability Awareness Day today, attending sessions by Best Buddies and other community programs. The event was organized by Elizabeth Grier, a special ed teacher at Merrill, to show that people are more alike than different, and to begin conversations about how to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. Click on the image to enjoy more photos.
The YMCA’s annual MLK Day Prayer Breakfast had a DMPS flavor to it. The event presented three Make a Difference awards in the categories of Youth, Adult and Legacy. Former district administrator Marlene Doby was named the Legacy honoree; Roosevelt junior Perseverance Narcisse received the Youth award; and Merrill Middle School Principal Alex Hanna earned the Adult award for his work with students. Click on the image to enjoy photos.