News
November 12th, 2017

Merrill’s 2017-18 Yearbook is available to order online now! Your student’s yearbook can be purchased online directly through Josten’s website. This is the only way you are able to purchase a Merrill yearbook now! We are no longer taking orders/payments through the main office or through the online payment site where you pay school fees. … Read more »


November 10th, 2017

There is no school on Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving Holiday Break! Merrill’s main office will be closed.


November 9th, 2017

Merrill Parents/Guardians & All Family Members are invited to attend our Winter Concerts! Chorus & Show Choir on Thursday, December 14th, 6th & 7th grades beginning at 5:30 PM, 8th & Show Choir performing at 7 PM. Orchestra will perform on Monday, December 18th at 6 PM for all grades. Band & Jazz Band will … Read more »


November 8th, 2017

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!


October 20th, 2017

Click HERE to view or print the 2017-18 DMPS Regular School Calendar!


August 11th, 2017

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.


June 2nd, 2017

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!


June 1st, 2017

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 10ยข for our school! That can really add up! For information about Box Tops, items that contain Box Tops, and the new easy app, click HERE. Thank you … Read more »


May 30th, 2017

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.


April 23rd, 2017

Information, activities, and forms for our 2017-18 6th grade parents and students can be found HERE!