News
June 10th, 2018

Congratulations to Kathyn Panek, our School Improvement Leader, on being named as the next principal of Merrill Middle School. She will replace Alex Hanna when he retires this summer. Click the headline to read more about Ms. Panek and other new principals named at DMPS.


June 10th, 2018

Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.


June 10th, 2018

Iowa law requires that all students entering 7th grade be fully vaccinated for meningitis. If this requirement is not completed, those students will not be permitted to attend school until an updated immunization record is on file with the Merrill School Nurse, Debra Menke. Contact your doctor to make an appointment to receive the meningitis vaccine. … Read more »


June 10th, 2018

The link to register online for the 2018-19 school year will activate in Infinite Campus Parent Portals on July 16, 2018! All returning DMPS students must register online for the 18-19 school year before school starts August 23rd! Merrill will offer computers and have staff available to assist our families in need of help with … Read more »


June 10th, 2018

Merrill SUCCESS Program will host the SUCCESS 4 Sixth Grade Day Camp on Friday, August 3rd. To register and for more information, click HERE.


June 10th, 2018

The first day of school for the 2018-19 school year is Thursday, August 23! Merrill’s new school hours are 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM. Online registration opens July 16!


April 10th, 2018

For students grades 6-12 in the fall of 2018 who are interested in Mock Trial. To register, click HERE! For more information on Merrill Mock Trial, click HERE


January 16th, 2018

Parent-Teacher Conferences at Merrill will be held on Thursday, February 8th from 3:15-7pm in our gym. Conferences are open to all parents/guardians who wish to meet with their student’s teachers to discuss their progress. There is no need to make an appointment: meet with teachers as they become available. If you are unable to make … Read more »


January 16th, 2018

The Valentine’s Dance will be held on Friday, February 9th from 2:40-4:10 PM in our gym. Tickets are $3.00 and will be sold on Wednesday, February 7th, Thursday, February 8th, and Friday, February 9th during student lunches. 8th grade Central students may purchase their ticket from Mrs. Grace in the attendance office before school on … Read more »


November 30th, 2017

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.