Meals from the Heartland

On Friday, April 26, Merrill students worked with Meals from the Heartland to package 48,600 meals for starving people around the world. This project was coordinated by Civics teacher Dave O’Connor and his committee of students who raised …

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Humanities 7: Guest Speaker

Mrs. Chikako Brown came to Merrill’s 7th grade Humanities classes to speak about the geography, history, and culture of Japan. She also introduced the students to origami and then assisted the students in making make their own origami.

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Knowledge Bowl Champions

Markel Buford, Otto Gunderson, Luke Whitman, and Sean Anderson won first place at the Junior High Knowledge Bowl Finals on April 11.  The seventh-grade team bested 13 other teams during the final competition.

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Merrill 8th Graders Donate Cookies

A big thank you to Ms. Taylor’s 8th Grade Family and Consumer Science classes. They baked over 800 cookies to donate to Central Iowa Shelter and Services in downtown Des Moines. Ms. Taylor offers this service learning opportunity …

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Merrill Students Donate Nearly 2,000 Pairs of Shoes

Soles 4 Souls is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2004 and headquartered in Alabama and Tennessee.  The organization’s mission is “to collect new and like new shoes to give to victims of abject suffering and to collect …

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