School News

Stellar Awards

DMPS Middle School Students ‘Stellar’


More than 150 middle school students were honored on-stage at North High School for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories. Each DMPS Middle School was represented at the 1st Annual Stellar Awards and each student took home a standing plaque and a book, highlighting the quality recognized that evening. To see more of this amazing night, click on the picture.


Merrill Competes at Track Meet


Hundreds of middle school students, along with parents and teachers, gathered at East High’s Williams Stadium yesterday for the annual DMPS Middle School Track & Field Meet. Click the headline to read and see more about about this yearly competition as students gave it their all in a variety of athletic events.

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Meals from the Heartland


Merrill students banded together on April 25 to package over 53,000 meals for hungry people around the world.  To date, Merrill has packaged nearly 225,000 meals! Thank you to teacher Dave O’Connor who has worked tirelessly to bring this program to life here at Merrill.

Knowledge Bowl 2014

Iowa Junior High School Knowledge Bowl


Congratulations to 14 Merrill students who made it to the final round of the Iowa Junior High Knowledge Bowl!  All the students performed very well, and we are proud of their accomplishments! 2nd Place, 7th Grade Division:  Rhys Eshelman, Gabe Vald, Burke Pitz, Ben Russell, and Andy Kramer 6th Grade, 7th Grade Division: Evan Hilton, … Read more »

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State Science Fair

State Science Fair


The state science fair was held March 27 and 28 at Iowa State University.  Merrill was represented by 20 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders at the fair. While all of our Merrill students can be proud of their accomplishments at the state science fair, six of our students won awards. They are as follows: ​Faiza … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug 06
SUCCESS for 6th Grade
Aug 07
14-15 Registration Day!
Aug 20
First Day of School
Nov 13
Merrill Science Fair

Merrill Middle School is an IB World School. Click here to learn more about this elite classification.

Bulletin Board

The 2013-14 Merrill Yearbook has arrived.!!Pick up beginning Monday, July 28th in the main office between 8 AM & 3 PM. Call first! To make sure the office is opened!

Electronic registration for the 2014-15 school year at Merrill Middle School is now opened! Click HERE to begin!


Paper Registration will be held on Thursday, August 7th from 7 AM to 7 PM

2014-15 Student Class Supply Lists for All Grades – Click HERE!

Need Your Login Information to Access Infinite Campus? Click HERE for Instructions

Summer Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

2014-15 Incoming 6th Grade Parents! Sign up for Success 4 Sixth Grade Summer Camp. To Register, click Here!

 Interested in Mock Trial Camp This Summer? Click HERE for application and information!


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About Merrill Middle School


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Merrill Middle School offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to foster an educational environment where all students are provided with diverse and challenging opportunities. Read More…

Merrill is all about: “Achieving Academic Excellence For All”.

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