Timber Creek Petting Farm and Apache Acres visited our little Vandals today. Students were able to see a variety of animals from snakes and crocodiles to hedgehogs and a monkey. Famous movie star dogs, Storm and Little Chef, were also present. You can find them on Facebook at “The Adventures of Little Chief and Storm” or see their movie on Amazon titled "Red's Shadow". #VandalPride #WeAreMerrill
8 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Timber Creek Petting Zoo
Timber Creek Petting Zoo
Timber Creek Petting Zoo
Timber Creek Petting Zoo
Timber Creek Petting Zoo
Timber Creek Petting Zoo
Timber Creek Petting Zoo
The kindergarten classes hosted a mini open house for our current preschoolers to help ease the transition to elementary school. This fun filled event allowed the preschoolers to spend time with our kindergartener teachers and explore their classrooms, generating excitement for the upcoming school year! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride **Registration for the 2024/2025 school year is currently open. Please stop by the elementary office to pick up a registration packet today.**
10 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
Registration packet
The students in Mrs. Gagne's Kindergarten class recently released their classroom butterflies after observing the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. This hands-on experience allowed the students to learn about the metamorphosis process in a fun and educational way. #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
12 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Gagnes Class Butterflies
During this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for the amazing teachers and staff at Merrill Community Schools! We sincerely appreciate their hard work and dedication. Their commitment to the student’s well-being and education does not go unnoticed. Thank you! We would also like to thank the Elementary PVO, Tony's, Woody's, H&H Kitchen, and parents for treating the teachers with yummy meals and thoughtful gifts throughout the week! "One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world." —Malala Yousafzai
15 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Teacher Appreciation
Teacher Quote
PVO thank you poster
This morning, Mrs. Pildner's 1st grade class had a special tea party to celebrate Mother's Day. It was a wonderful celebration and we hope all of the Moms felt very appreciated and loved. Happy Mother's Day! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
15 days ago, Jamie Hooten
Mother's Day Picture
Register your kindergartener or preschool student today for the 2024-2025 school year!
29 days ago, Hannah LaPaugh
Kindergarten/Preschool Registration Flyer
This past Saturday, K-3 Lego Club students attended their annual competition. Students had an amazing time exploring robots, building with Legos, presenting their skills to judges, and completing many STEM activities. Students took home trophies and medals in ¨Terrific Teamwork¨, ¨Innovative Inquiry¨, ¨Fantastic Building Design¨ and programming skills. Way to Go! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
about 1 month ago, Jamie Hooten
Lego Club
Lego Club
Lego Club
Lego Club
Lego Club
Lego Club
Lego Club
Lego Club
Lego Club
Lego Club
The 3rd grade students had a blast on their field trip to Chippewa Nature Center last week! They had so much fun learning about nature and exploring the outdoors. It was a great day of hands-on learning and adventure. #VandalPride #WeAreMerrill
about 1 month ago, Jamie Hooten
3rd grade field trip
3rd grade field trip
3rd grade field trip
3rd grade field trip
3rd grade field trip
3rd grade field trip
3rd grade field trip
3rd grade field trip
3rd grade field trip
3rd grade field trip
We are excited to release our approved calendar for the 2024-2025 school year! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride #Planning
about 1 month ago, Hannah LaPaugh
Elementary families, you rocked family glow math night! Thank you all for coming out and making it such a memorable event. We loved seeing everyone having fun and learning together and hope you had as much fun as we did! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
about 1 month ago, Jamie Hooten
Family Math Night
Family Math Night
Family Math Night
Family Math Night
Family Math Night
Family Math Night
Family Math Night
Friendly Reminder: Elementary Family Math Night is tonight from 5:00pm - 6:30pm for all of the families who RSVP'd, we look forward to seeing you there!
about 2 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Family Math Night
The elementary students had a fantastic time viewing the solar eclipse yesterday. They were all so excited and amazed by the experience. It was a great opportunity for them to learn about the science behind it all too. #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
about 2 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Eclipse Pictures
Elementary yearbook orders are due by April 19th. Yearbooks are $12 each and can be purchased online at shop.yearbookmarket.com or in the elementary office.
about 2 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Yearbook Flyer
Elementary students & staff had a blast at today's PBIS assembly! There were prizes, pies in the face and lots of slime! Thank you for all of the support from our PVO and families to make these event possible! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
2 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Prize Winner
Prize Winner
Pie in the Face
Pie in the Face
Slimming Mrs. Zimmerman
Slimming Mrs. Zimmerman
We are excited to share the Elementary yearbook cover winners! Our front cover is a Vandal Pride theme created by Grace Theisen and the back covers theme is Merrill Elementary Rocks made by Jasper Folts. Congratulations to both of these talented students on their amazing work! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
3 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Yearbook cover winners
Calling all Merrill Elementary families, please join us for Family Literacy Night with special guest, Duane M. Abel on March 7th from 5:30p-6:30p. Check out the flyer for more details!
3 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Lit Night Flyer
We had a blast at our March is Reading kick-off assembly today! Author, Kathy Diebold, read her beautiful book and the students were able to give the Competitive Cheer team a nice send off and good luck wishes! We played some fun games and announced the winner of the Johnathan Rand Fundraiser Challenge....SLIME the Principal! Over $1240 was raised to bring Johnathan Rand to our school! #VandalPride #WeAreMerrill
3 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Assembly Collage
Elementary Families: March is Reading Month starts Friday! There has been a change to the schedule for March 1st due to the early dismissal. Our kick off assembly with Kathy Diebold will be at 10am now instead of 2pm. Also, please let us know if you can attend the Family Literacy Night on March 7th from 5:30-6:30 with cartoonist, Duane M. Abel. Either by returning the flyer from the March is Reading packet or email Jane O'Dell at odell@merrillschools.org with how many will be in attendance. It will be a fun event for all!
3 months ago, Jamie Hooten
March Madness
ZED Flyer
Our Johnathan Rand Fundraiser is going strong. Let's keep the momentum going! We have raised over $900 so far and are getting closer to reaching our goal of $1,500! Reminder: Students may pay $1 to wear pjs, wear a hat, vote for the Principal challenge, and have popcorn (Mon, Wed, Fri - for popcorn). #VandalPride #WeAreMerrill
3 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Johnathan Rand Fundraiser
Johnathan Rand Fundraiser
Greetings, Book Blast adventurers! We are nearing the end of our book drive, but there’s still time to earn books on your Treasure Map booklist. Who helped their teacher earn free classroom supplies and books this week? Our first shopping spree winner is Mrs. Pildner's 1st grade class! Congratulations Mrs. Pildner! Don't lose momentum now! Register tonight and help your teacher!
3 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Book Blast poster