News
April 5th, 2018

Merrill students have been participating in daily and weekly activities all year to help raise funds for our Annual Meals from the Heartland Food Packaging Event being held on Friday, April 27th! The picnic has been changed to Monday, April 23rd since the temperatures are forecast to be in the 60’s that day! Students can … Read more »


April 2nd, 2018

Smile Squad will be completing dental screenings for all 8th grade students on April 25, 2018. A student can bring a completed dental form from their dentist before or on the day of the screenings or the student’s parent/guardian can notify the school nurse of you do not want your child to participate. Please read … Read more »


April 1st, 2018

  Friday, May 27th will mark our 9th Annual Meals from the Heartland Food Packaging Event. Merrill Students grades 6-8 will gather in the cafeteria during the morning hours and package food to help feed people all around the world! Students have had and will continue to have the opportunity to participate in various activities … Read more »


March 19th, 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. We are asking that all students complete this requirement by the … Read more »


February 9th, 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.


February 9th, 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.


February 1st, 2018

March 5th at 6pm in the TRHS cafeteria for parents/guardians of 8th thru 11th graders who are interested in playing football fall 2018!


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.