Seventh Graders Cook in FACS Class

Seventh grade students in Ms. Taylor’s Family and Consumer Science classes recently completed one of four cooking labs.  The labs allow students to learn how to prepare easy meals from different cultures.  During this lab, the students created …

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Spaghetti Towers

Students in Ms. Taylor’s sixth-grade MYP Technology classes practiced using the design cycle by creating spaghetti towers.  The  students’ charge was to create a tower in 10 minutes out of 10 spaghetti sticks and 15 mini marshmallows. The …

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A Long Walk to Water

Students in 6th grade Humanities and Language A are currently exploring the following interdisciplinary unit question: How does where I live determine how I live? In Language A, students are reading the novel A Long Walk to Water, …

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Merrill Bands Earn Top Marks at Contest

Congratulations to middle school bands from Des Moines that earned top ratings for their performances this weekend at the South-Central Iowa Bandmaster’s Association Concert Band contest. The Hiatt 7-8 band, the Meredith/Cowles band and the Merrill 7th grade …

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Iowa Requires Vaccine Booster for 7th Graders

Iowa law now requires that all students entering 7th grade receive a one-time booster of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine. This change is being implemented at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. For more information about the Tdap booster and how to get it for your child, please click the above headline.

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