Junior Designers

Twenty seven Merrill sixth grade students spent the past six weeks learning basic principles of design and how to use digital software to apply new skills during a Graphic Design seminar. The experience was part of ReCharge, a …

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Merrill Mock Trial Heads to State Tournament

The Merrill Middle School “Blue Team” will advance to the State Middle School Mock Trial Tournament in November. Thirty-nine teams competed in the Des Moines Regional competition on Monday, including 6 teams from Merrill. The Blue Team advanced …

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Spring Break Trip to Washington, DC

Plans are in the works for a trip to Washington, DC as well as historic Philadelphia during the 2016 spring break for DMPS 8th grade and high school students. For interested parents and students, please click the photo to learn more about this fun and educational opportunity including information on costs, application forms, schedules and more.

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Join Debate!

Students at Merrill have an opportunity to sign up for competitive debate at Merrill Middle School for the upcoming school year. The Merrill Middle School Debate Program is in its second year as a student organization in the …

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Merrill Launches ReCharge

A new school year brings a new eighth period class, called ReCharge, to Merrill students.  ReCharge is dedicated time at the end of each day for academic interventions, student support, and enrichment opportunities. The addition of this 32-minute …

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Welcome, Merrill Students!

Welcome to the 2015-16 school year, Mustangs! School started for Merrill students on Wednesday, August 26. Students spent the day meeting teachers and new classmates and engaging in team building activities. We look forward to a fantastic year …

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Middle School: Faster, Higher, Stronger

Hundreds of middle school students gathered at Williams Stadium on Monday evening for the annual DMPS All-City Middle School Track & Field Meet. Great weather led to some great results, and a reminder of the district-wide effort to increase middle school sports and activities. Click the image to read and see more of the competition.

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Merrill Makes a Mark on Hunger

Merrill students, staff, and parents made a huge mark on fighting hunger last Friday when more than 750 participants worked to assemble and package 55,000 meals through Meals From The Heartland. The cafeteria was filled with assembly lines …

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Mustangs Finish First in Relays Event

The Merrill Middle School Mustang 4×100 team finished 1st in the Drake Relay’s Friday. The Mustang boys set a personal record with a 47.58 time. The girls did well, too. Their team finished third overall, running their best time of the year with a 53.70. Congratulations to the Mustangs!

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