Merritt Academy Latest News

Latest News


  • 11- Kaiser Group Pictures For Yearbook
  • 13- Winter Count Day
  • 15-18- Mid Winter Break
  • 20- K-1 100's Day Parade 2:30
  • 21- DIA- High School Field trip
  • 21- Leukemia Fundraiser Starts- (watch for more information)
  • 21- Spaghetti Dinner at Havenplace to Benefit Merritt's Yearbook Club
  • 25- Last Day to order Yearbooks
  • 27- Whole-School Paid Yearbook Dress Down
  • 28/1- Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:30

1. Snow Day School Plans

As you all are very well aware of we have had an overabundance of school cancellations due to the weather with more potentially coming our way for this week as we are under a winter storm watch for tonight all the way through Wednesday morning. At one point, if Merritt needs to keep canceling school we are going to have to add days back onto the calendar that we were originally scheduled to be off. Merritt Academy has had 8 snow days so far and once we go over 9 we will be required to add hours and days back onto our calendar to make up for this missed time. We are already applying for the 3 additional granted excused days from the State as schools are typically only granted 6 snow days.

Good Afternoon Parents, Students, and Staff:

As the winter weather wages on I wanted to send you an update this afternoon on what the rest of this week will look like. Merritt Academy will not be in session Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st. This is due to wind chill warnings being issued for our area with temperatures between -30 - -40 each morning forecasted. With this being said you will find a schedule of how we are going to proceed with the assumption that school will resume Friday morning.


High School Exams will begin on Friday February 1st and be completed on Monday February 4th.

Middle School Exams will be as follows:


8A= Reading, 8B= Math, 8C= Social Studies, 8D= Science


8A= Math, 8B= Reading, 8C= Science, 8D= Social Studies


  • 25- Half Day of School Dismissal @ 11:45
  • 25- First Semester Ends
  • 21-1 Whole School Can/Bottle Drive
  • 28-1- Spirit Snow Coming Week
  • 1- Popcorn and Casual Day 

1. Half Day of School TODAY!

Merritt Academy is having a half day of school on January 25, 2019 with a dismissal time of 11:45. Please make arrangements for your child(ren) to get picked up at this time. A bus schedule was sent home yesterday and is attached to this e mail blast. No lunches will be served today. Latchkey is open from 11:45-6:00.


  • 25- Dress Down/Popcorn .50
  • 25- Half Day of School Dismissal @ 11:45
  • 25- First Semester Ends
  • 21-25- Whole School Can/Bottle Drive
  • 28-1- Spirit Snow Coming Week 

1. Whole School Bottle/Can Drive Starts Monday!

Can you imagine going to work every day without getting paid for it? Unfortunately, this is what is happening to our Coast Guard, Border Patrol, and TSA department due to the government shutdown. These men and women are going to work every single day, but not bringing home a paycheck. Some families at Merritt are directly affected by this.


11- Dress Down/Popcorn .50

15- Senior Caps and Gown Orders @ high school lunch

25- Half Day of School Dismissal @ 11:45

25- First Semester Ends

1. ½ Day of School Added to School Calendar

Merritt Academy is having a half day of school on January 25, 2019 with a dismissal time of 11:45. Please make arrangements for your child(ren) to get picked up at this time. A bus schedule will go out prior to this date to make parents aware of the busing schedule for that day.


  • 18/19- Elf Shelf
  • 20- Paid Dress Down to benefit Sophomore Class
  • 20- Pre School Cookies with Santa @ 5:00
  • 20- 6-12 Holiday Band Concert @ 6:00
  • 21- Dress Down, No popcorn
  • 21- Breakfast with Santa 7:00 a.m.
  • 24-January 2- Christmas Break
  • January 3- Merritt Mustangs Play at U of M 3:00

1. Paid Casual Day Thursday, December 20th

On Thursday, December 20th there will be a paid dress down day to benefit the sophomore class. The theme of this dress down day is to dress in holiday/Christmas colors. If you would like your child to participate please send them in with a $1.00.

Merritt Academy Elf Shelf

Once again this year, Merritt Academy will be sponsoring an Elf Shelf for students in Pre School - 5th grade to buy presents for siblings, parents, or whoever that special somebody is. A preview day for the students is set up for Monday, December 17th. Shopping days for the students will be as follows:

Pre School to 2nd Grades- Tuesday, December 18th

3rd-5th Grades- Wednesday, December 19th.

Please send money if you wish for your child(ren) to participate. Parent volunteers, high school students, and staff will be helping your child shop and wrap their gifts. All gifts this year are $1.00- $2.00.

Merritt Academy Holiday Band Concert

On Thursday, December 20th @ 6:00 come join Mr. Kimsey and the award winning middle and high school concert bands to help get you in the Christmas Spirit. This promises to be a relaxing evening showing off the great musicians we have here at Merritt.

Breakfast With Santa (Preschool-Fifth)

On Friday, December 21st from 7:00-7:45, please join us for Breakfast with Santa in the big gymnasium. The breakfast will consist of a variety of breakfast breads and juice. Merritt Academy preschool through fifth grade students will have the opportunity to meet Santa and get a picture taken with him. All this is free of charge. These pictures will be delivered to your child later that day. Please plan on taking the time out of your busy holiday schedule to join us


  • 7- Casual Day and Popcorn Friday
  • 7- Progress reports sent home
  • 18/19- Elf Shelf
  • 20- 6-12 Holiday Band Concert @ 6:00
  • 21- Breakfast with Santa &:00 a.m.
  • 24-January 2- Christmas Break

1. Progress Reports Come Home Tomorrow!

All students in K-12th grade will be receiving a progress report tomorrow. Please ask your child to view this snap shot of their progress as we are ¾ of the way to the end of the semester, which is January 25th!


  • 30- Dress Down/ Popcorn .50


  • 7- Progress reports sent home
  • 18/19- Elf Shelf
  • 20- Holiday Band Concert @ 6
  • 21- Breakfast with Santa
  • 24-January 2- Christmas Break 

1. School Safety Update

School safety and the well-being of our students and staff is one of the most important priorities we have here each day. This past summer and fall there were numerous trainings with staff and upgrades done on campus to keep ensuring the safety of everyone on campus. Those upgrades and trainings included:


  • 19- Paid Dress Down to benefit cheerleaders
  • 20- Dress Down/No Popcorn
  • 20- Terrific Tuesday
  • 21-23- No School Thanksgiving Break

1. PAID Dress Down Day to benefit our Cheerleading Program- Monday, November 19th!

A paid dress down day will be taking place on Monday, November 19th to benefit our cheerleading program and their endeavor to purchase new uniforms. Anyone that wants to participate and dress down on this day will need to bring a $1.00. 


  • 8- Fall MS and HS Music Concert 6:00
  • 9- Dress Down, No popcorn
  • 12- Veteran's Day Assembly
  • 12- Picture Retakes
  • 12- Veteran's Day Dress Down
  • 12- K-8 Report Cards and 9-12 Progress Reports Sent Home
  • 15- School Board Meeting 8:00
  • 21-23- No School Thanksgiving Break

1. Veteran's Day Assembly and Dress Down

The veteran's day assembly is November 12th @ 9:00. Everyone is welcomed to attend. Also we will be doing a paid dress down for $1.00 to raise money for our Veteran's. The theme is red, white, and blue.

****** This is the same day as picture retakes so if your child is participating in the dress down day and are getting picture retakes they will need to bring their uniform shirt as well.


  • 29- Science Olympiad Meeting 4:00
  • 30- Yearbook Club Meeting 3:30
  • 31- Halloween Parade 2:15
  • November
  • 1- Paid Robotics Dress Down Day
  • 2- Dress Down, No popcorn
  • 2- End of 1st Marking Period
  • 12- Veteran's Day Assembly
  • 12- Picture Retakes
  • 21-23- No School Thanksgiving Break 

1. Operation Gratitude

Your leftover Halloween candy can help put smiles on the faces of our Troops, Veterans, and First Responders! We're collecting candy at Merritt Academy for Operation Gratitude. Candy will be collected until November 5th. We are also sending Thank You letters along with our shipments of candy! Boxes will be placed around all of our buildings to put the candy in.

The Veteran's Day Assembly is Monday, November 12th at 9:00 a.m.  Please read through the attached fliers for more information.  Please plan on joining us to honor our Veterans!