Merrill Mock Trial Team State Champs!

For the first time in more than 30 years, a DMPS school wins the State Middle School Mock Trial tournament as Merrill takes the title! Coached by John McKinney and Randy Jackson, team members Crey Abbas, Alice Anderson, Isabelle Bruce, Noah Egge, Elle Green, Ryan Huang, Nicholas Jackson, Maggie McKinney, Henry Mitchell, Chloe Neff and John Puri all played roles. Click on the headline to read more.

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December 22nd – January 2nd

No School Friday, December 22, 2017 through Tuesday, January 2, 2018 for winter break! Merrill’s main office will be closed. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd!

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Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers

Our students have enough to carry around! Opportunities in the community will now be available via Virtual Backpack for Des Moines Public Schools. Read about student-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

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Merrill Activities & Athletics

Merrill offers athletics for 7th & 8th grades and other activities for all grades! To learn more about Merrill sports, clubs, and other activities, click HERE!

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Box Tops for Education!

Merrill collects Box Tops for Education! Drop off your trimmed Box Tops in the large container on the counter in the main office. Each Box Tops earns 10¢ for our school! That can really add up! For information …

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Attention: Incoming 7th Grade Students

Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of a meningitis vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. As of Aug. 1, 30% of Merrill’s incoming 7th grade students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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