News
February 13th, 2018

The deadline to order your student’s 2017-18 Merrill Yearbook is March 1st! The yearbook can only be purchased online directly through Josten’s website. We are no longer taking orders/payments through the main office, nor was/is there the option to pay through the online payment site where you pay school fees. You must go directly to … Read more »


February 9th, 2018

Spring Break is Friday, March 9th through Friday, March 16th!


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 6th, 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 5th, 2018

On Tuesday, February 13th from 6:00-7:00 PM an Open House at Roosevelt High School for families of Merrill 8th graders who will be attending starting the 2018-19 school year. For more information, click HERE!


February 3rd, 2018

Mrs. Allison’s Special Needs Students will again be hosting their coffee shop in room 116 on Friday mornings! Merrill Families are welcome! Please report to the main office to check in before heading to the coffee shop! Hours: 7:50-9AM Fridays from January 5th through March 2 on school days Drinks: hot cocoa, chai latte, cappuccino, … Read more »


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.