Hello Vandal Families: Due to the winter storm warning that will go into effect between 10 am and noon tomorrow which is expected to produce hazardous road conditions, Merrill Community Schools is closing Friday, January 12, 2024. All of Friday's evening activities and sports practices will be cancelled as well. We hope this Michigan winter storm gives you a chance to kick back, cuddle up and relax. Most importantly stay safe and warm our there, Vandals! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
about 2 months ago, Hannah LaPaugh
Snow Day Announcement
Students had a blast during our first snowfall on Tuesday! Friendly reminder to make sure your child has appropriate winter gear so they can enjoy these snowy recesses.
about 2 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Students playing in the snow
Students playing in the snow
Students playing in the snow
Students playing in the snow
Hello Vandal Community Due to unforeseen circumstances related to the school closure today we are rescheduling tonight's organizational board meeting for next week. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 7:15 pm.
about 2 months ago, Hannah LaPaugh
Reschedule Notice
The Kindergarteners invited our Pre-School friends to an interactive story time of the The Mitten this morning in our media center. The story was enjoyed by all!
about 2 months ago, Jamie Hooten
picture of kids listening to story
kindergarten class in The Mitten masks
Merrill Elementary PVO Sweetheart Dance planning is underway! Mark your calendars!
2 months ago, Jane O'Dell
Sweetheart Dance Feb 9
#WeAreMerrill #VandalPride #MerryandBright
3 months ago, Hannah LaPaugh
Winter Break Flyer
Need a last minute gift? Stop by the Elementary office to get your beautiful Vandal Christmas ornaments, each one is $7 and benefits the class of 2027! Office hours are 8a-4p.
3 months ago, Jamie Hooten
picture of Vandal ornaments for sale.
picture of Vandal ornaments for sale.
picture of Vandal ornaments for sale.
Hello Elementary Vandal Families: We wanted to remind you that Elementary parent/teacher conferences are by appointment only tonight from 5-7 pm and tomorrow, December 7th from 12-3 pm and 5-7 pm. Tomorrow ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ONLY will be release at 11:30 am to accommodate the conference schedule. If you have any questions regarding your child's conference please contact the elementary office at 989-643-7283.
3 months ago, Hannah LaPaugh
half day reminder
On Saturday, these young Vandals competed in a Robotics tournament in Freeland. In the Robot Competition, they came in 13th out of 36 teams. Each year, students also complete a community project. This year, our students were tasked with teaching children that were less fortunate a game while being separated by a large distance. Our students completed a Penny Drive to raise money to send soccer balls to a small town in Africa. They sent them a video and instructions for the game of soccer and also taught them the Baby Shark song and the game Sharks and Minnows that they play in gym. They were able to talk with the students and plan to keep in contact with them. It's so fun to see how the kids grow and work together. One LEGO One Team
3 months ago, Jane O'Dell
student lego team
waiting to enter the room
posterboard
robot
team photo
robot course
Santa's Mailbox has received a lot of foot traffic! Students have enjoyed walking out to deposit their letters filled with all of their Christmas Wishes.
3 months ago, Jane O'Dell
students in line at the mailbox
students in line at the mailbox
Please join us in celebrating the Christmas Spirit with this fun dress up month long activity. Mrs. Zimmerman will be Barbie on Dec 13. Any students who would like to join her can be Barbie too (instead of a Christmas Character). Get ready Vandals! The 1st will be here on Friday!
3 months ago, Jane O'Dell
Dress up list
A huge thank you is in order to all of Merrill Elementary students, families, and staff, who helped raise $1,148 for Caring is Sharing!! This donation will go towards providing meals and gifts to families in the community. The students really got involved in voting for what Mrs. Zimmerman should dress up as and the winner is....Barbie, with a whopping 150 votes! Princess and SpongeBob followed close behind (more info to follow on the dress up day).
3 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Mrs. Zimmerman standing in front of the dress up voting bulletin board.
Mrs. Pildner had some very special guests in her classroom today. Families were invited to share a Thanksgiving meal together in the classroom. A special community connection took place today. Thank you to all who participated. We hope everyone has a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving together with their families.
3 months ago, Jane O'Dell
Families sharing a meal
Families in line to get food
Families sharing a meal
During a week where gratitude is the focus, we need to give a shout out to our amazing Elementary PVO volunteers, Elementary families, K. O. Diamond Limousine, and Hemlock McDonald's for a successful and fun Limo Lunch day. Students who met the minimum sales goal were treated to a limo ride to McDonald's in Hemlock where they enjoyed lunch. Many students look forward to this yearly event and the excitement it brings to the day. Thank you to the Elementary PVO for being an amazing support to the students and teachers of our school.
4 months ago, Jane O'Dell
Collage of students with limo
Just a friendly reminder to all of our Vandal families that there is no school tomorrow, Wednesday, November 15th. Enjoy your day off, be safe and good luck to all of our hunters! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
4 months ago, Hannah LaPaugh
No School ALert
Have you heard!? Our Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Students will be performing their Christmas show at Christmas in the Village on Friday, December 1st! After the tree lighting, be sure to make your way to Merrill Elementary for the show! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
4 months ago, Hannah LaPaugh
Christmas in the Village performance
Caring is Sharing is off to a solid start! Many of our students participated today by purchasing popcorn and wearing pajamas or hats. Shown here is our bulletin board of dress up choices for Mrs. Zimmerman. Each vote is $1 and there is already a lot of buzz amongst the students! #TeamBarbie Our spirit day fundraiser is happening now through Nov. 21st. #VandalPride #WeAreMerrill
4 months ago, Jamie Hooten
Bulletin Board of Choices
Did you know that simply walking 30 minutes every day can have a great impact on your health? Frequent brisk walks can boost your brain power, make you more productive, and lower health care costs by reducing a wide range of health risks! This winter we will be opening up the Middle/High School hallways on weeknights and weekends to the community! Check out the flyer below for more information! We can't wait to walk with you! #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
4 months ago, Hannah LaPaugh
Winter Walking Club Flyer
Mark your calendars! The Holiday Gift Shop at our Elementary is scheduled for December 12, 13 & 14 from 9am-2pm. If you are able to volunteer some time to help our kiddos shop for their loved ones, please email Erin VanderWall at TEVande62604@yahoo.com
4 months ago, Hannah LaPaugh
Holiday Gift Shop
The time is here for our annual Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner. Please help us by inviting your friends, family and neighbors to this wonderful event. We look forward to welcoming a very valued part of our community into our district for a delicious holiday dinner. #WeAreMerrill #VandalPride
4 months ago, Hannah LaPaugh
Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner Invitation