Parent/Teacher Conferences-Feb. 26th

Merrill will hold parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday, February 26th from 4:00-7:30 PM. There is no need to make an appointment. Meet with your student’s teachers when they are available during these hours. Teachers will be set up in …

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Merrill Family Movie Night – March 1st!

All Merrill students and families are invited to Movie Night on Friday, March 1 in the Merrill gym. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the movie starts at 6:00. Parents and siblings are welcome. Middle school students can …

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Homework Help!

Need Homework Help? Roosevelt Homework Help is scheduled for Tuesday mornings from 7:30-8:10 in the cafeteria and Thursday afternoons from 3:45-4:30 in Mrs. Vogel’s room. Just show up with your homework or late assignments!

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Amazon Book Wish List for Merrill!

We want to fill our classrooms with high quality, nonfiction text that will support students through reading, writing, and inquiry. Let’s see what we can do as a community to move forward to help all students engage with …

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Mock Trial Team Advances to State Semi-Finals

Another big year for the Merrill Middle School Mock Trial Team! After winning the State title last year, they made it to the semi-final rounds this year, arguing their case in the Iowa Supreme Court. They also earned the Judge Anthony Critelli Award in recognition of their civility and courtroom decorum. Congratulations to these middle school barristers – and our volunteer coaches and parents – for developing one of the top programs in Iowa.

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Application Period Open For Trip to KOFU, Japan

The student application process for the June 2019 Kofu, Japan Exchange is underway. This student exchange is entering its 36th year and proves to be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities offered to the students of Des Moines Public Schools. Click on the headline to see a student produced video and read more about the trip. Students must be at least 12 years old on or before June 1, 2019 to be eligible.

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DMPS 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip

Des Moines Public Schools is excited to offer our 8th annual Washington D.C. 8th grade trip. This trip will take place over Spring Break 2019. We will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 12th at the Callanan Middle School Cafeteria …

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Athletic Shuttle Bus!

Students who are participating in Merrill/Roosevelt athletics can ride the Athletic Shuttles after school to get to practices located at another school. The shuttle bus numbers are: Cowles to Merrill #622 (for Merrill athletics), Merrill to Callanan #568 …

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