Clemencia Spizzirri was born in Ecuador, where she also began her career as a teacher. A decade ago she moved to the U.S. and is now a teacher here at Merrill Middle School. Today, she was recognized as the 2015 Iowa Teacher of the Year. Click the headline to read more about this outstanding educator and our very special celebration of her.
The 1st Annual DMPS “Metro Girls Basketball Shootout” gets underway on Saturday, December 13th at 9:00 AM on the campus of East High School. All ten Des Moines middle schools will take to the court in this day-long event. Show your support for these young student-athletes. Click the image for more details about the event.
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Merrill Middle School students participated in a mock election. Click on the image to read the results.
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.
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.
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.