We were pleased to co-host the 12th Annual Iowa Chinese New Year Celebrations with the Chinese Association of Iowa on February 21st. A large audience was entertained in the gym with performances ranging from martial arts to cultural demonstrations. Click on the image for more photos.
Thursday afternoon the cafeteria at Merrill Middle School was a strange mix of vibes from the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange to the midway at the Iowa State Fair. They’re calling it the Merrill Market, and the sales made there by students will help a variety of community groups profit. Click on the image for photos and video.
Gus Rasmussen, Merrill 6th grader, was the winner of an I-Pad presented to him on February 4th by Principal Hanna! Gus was awarded the I-Pad for having perfect attendance during first semester. In order to be in the drawing, students had to have perfect attendance in the months of October, November, or December allowing them one entry per month! … Read more »
Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.
On Friday, students in Mr. Randazzo’s Accelerated II Math class tested their luck (or is it?) with student-created games that incorporated the concept of probability. Throughout the unit, students have studied the foundations of probability — how likely something is to happen and how predictions are made. Students created their own board and carnival-style games … Read more »
Students and staff watch as Principal Alex Hanna cuts the ribbon on the new wing of Merrill Middle School. The addition makes room for more students to enroll at the International Baccalaureate school. A new, more secure entry and a handicap accessible elevator were also added to the school. Click on the image for more photos.