Salsa Dancing

In Mrs. Spizzirri’s Spanish Immersion class, students learned how to dance salsa in a unit of study called “How do Latinos communicate their experiences musically?”  Students first learned the figures of speech such as metaphors and similes in …

Read more »

Combat Hunger

Eighth grade students at Merrill Middle School created a service learning project that benefited Combat Hunger.

Read more »

Merrill/Cowles Earn Mock Trial Honors

Congrats to Merrill and Cowles students on strong showings at the State Mock Trial Tournament, sponsored by the Iowa State Bar Association. The Merrill/Cowles Team Purple brought home the 12th place trophy plus two top individual honors while Merrill’s Team Blue was presented with the Critelli Award for Sportsmanship. Click the headline to read more.

Read more »

Merrill 8th Graders Combat Hunger

Eighth graders Brian Goode, Otto Gunderson, Sean Anderson, Quinn Mahoney, Jada Alexander, Will Nigut, Kendell Jackson, Rebecca Morris, and Stella Murphy coordinated a donation drive for Combat Hunger.  The team of students encouraged neighborhood members to donate to …

Read more »

Optimist Youth Luncheon

Matthew Daniels and Gabrielle Ichelson were recently honored at this year’s Optimist Youth Luncheon for their outstanding contributions to our surrounding and school community. They were selected by staff members to represent Merrill at this event. Their families …

Read more »

Merrill Science Fair

The annual Merrill Science Fair was held on Thursday, November 14.  All science students took part in the event.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the fair a success!

Read more »