News
September 20th, 2017

Merrill 8th Graders & their Parents/Guardians are invited to attend 8th Grade to Freshman Transition Night on Thursday, September 28th from 5:30-7 PM in the Merrill Cafeteria. Click HERE for topics and speakers.


September 6th, 2017

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held at Merrill on Monday, October 2nd and again on Thursday, October 5th from 3:15-6pm both evenings. There is no need to schedule an appointment. Conferences are on a first come/first serve basis. Meet with your student’s teachers as they are available. Teachers will be located in the gym and cafeteria. … Read more »


August 31st, 2017

Lifetouch School Portraits will return to Merrill on Friday, October 6th for picture retakes. If your student was absent for picture day, please make sure they get their picture taken this day as this is the last chance to get their picture taken this school year! All students will receive one free student ID card. Details … Read more »


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

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


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 10¢ 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!


January 28th, 2017