Merritt Academy Latest News

Latest News

April

  • 19- Kindergarten Parent Meeting @ 6 PM
  • 20- Early Release @ 1:45
  • 21- High School Prom
  • 26- School Board Meeting 8:00 AM
  • 30- Autism Awareness Dress Down Day Wear Blue

May

  • 1-OK TO SAY Assemblies
  • 4- Kindergarten Round Up
  • 16- Tiger's Game
  • 17- Senior Parade
  • 17- HS Band Concert
  • 18 & 19- Band @ Cedar Point
  • 19- Bowling Fundraiser
  • 25-28- No School Memorial Break
  • 30- Preschool Graduation
  • 31- Academic Night
  • ** June 1st is Senior Commencement @ 6:00

April

  • 19- Kindergarten Parent Meeting @ 6 PM
  • 20- Early Release @ 1:45
  • 21- High School Prom
  • 26- School Board Meeting 8:00 AM
  • 30- Autism Awareness Dress Down Day Wear Blue

May

  • 1-OK TO SAY Assemblies
  • 4- Kindergarten Round Up
  • 16- Tiger's Game
  • 17- Senior Parade
  • 17- HS Band Concert
  • 18 & 19- Band @ Cedar Point
  • 25-28- No School Memorial Break

29- Dress Down/No popcorn

29- End of Month reading activities- Camp Out and Round Robin

29- Rep. Yaroch reads to 9:00-9:30 grades 3-5 & 9:30-10:00 grades K-2

29- Juniors to SVSU

30- Spring Break Begins 

1. Robotics News-

The first competition is at Troy Athens high school this Friday and Saturday, 3/30-3/31. Friday, the matches are from 11am to 8pm and you can come at any time, as we compete throughout the day. Saturday, matches are from 9:30am to 5pm. Our second competition is next weekend, 4/6-4/7 at Marysville high school. The times for the corresponding days are the same as Troy. 

Please consider coming out to watch Merritt Academy's Robotics Team as they have put a lot of work into this and we are very excited about this talented group of students showing off their robot they have been working so hard on! 

March

29- End of Month reading activities- Camp Out and Round Robin Literacy Activities

29- Rep. Yaroch reads to 9:00-9:30 grades 3-5 & 9:30-10:00 grades K-2

29- Juniors to SVSU

30- Spring Break Begins 

1. Last Prospective Parent Meeting is TOMORROW/ Merritt Parent Incentive

Attached to this e mail blast are two fliers. One is an advertising flier that has open house dates for preschool-12th grade prospective families:

March 24th from 10:00-12:00

The other flier is a Merritt Family Incentive flier that details what your family can get if you recommend another family to Merritt for the 2018-2019 school year. We have found that word of mouth from all of our families is our best advertising and we want to reward you for that!

March

13- Blood Drive @ Merritt Academy 1:00-7:00

13- Open Enrollment Parent Meeting for Prospective Families

13-16- Scholastic Book Fair

14- Buffalo Wild Wings Family Night Fundraiser 5:00-9:00

15- Elementary Music in the Classroom Showcase 6:00 ( For D' Agostin, Billings, Castillo, King, Makowski, and Patton)

21- Athletic Banquet

1. Scholastic Book Fair Starts Today!

The book fair will run March 13-16 from 12:00-4:00 each day. Please feel free to come over to the book fair after school with your child as it is open until 4:00 each day. Each class will have an opportunity to shop at the book fair. We are in need of volunteers to help set up the fair on Monday the 12th and during the book fair hours itself.

1. School Safety Update

Improving our students' safety has become a focal point for the staff at Merritt Academy. It recently has been talked about in numerous meetings with TRG, our management company, at our recent school board meeting, and we have heard from numerous parents about their concerns. Here is a list of things that have been done or things that we are doing in the days and weeks to come:

1. Meeting with Macomb County Sheriff- We met with a representative of the Macomb County Sheriff to go over our current emergency plan. As a result of this meeting we realized there were things that we already had in place that were good, however, there was valuable information presented to us that day that we are going to be implementing as soon as possible.

2. Adding Additional Locking Devices to all doors- A secondary lock or door stop has been ordered and will be place on doors to give each door two locking devices in order to make each classroom more safe.

3. Practice, Practice, Practice- A weekly emergency/lockdown drill will be conducted putting staff and students in different scenarios so we can be prepared no matter when a threat might take place: recess, lunch, transition times, etc.

4. Alice Training- Two members of our staff will be going to an ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training in April to help us further be prepared for any potential threat to our campus.

March

2- Family Dance 6:00-7:30

3- Middle School MSBOA @ Roseville Middle School 9:25

7- Pistons Game/Merritt Band Performs

9- Alumni and Staff vs Student Basketball Games 6:00

10- High School MSBOA @ Dakota High School 9:25

10- Cyberstangs Lock in

13- Blood Drive @ Merritt Academy 1:00-7:00

13-16- Scholastic Book Fair

15- Elementary Music in the Classroom Showcase 6:00 ( For D' Agostin, Billings, Castillo, King, Makowski, and Patton)

1. Little Caeser's Pizza Kit Pick Up TODAY-

The kits must be picked up today between 1:00-5:00 outside the cafeteria in the hallway. We do NOT have the freezer space to store kits that are not picked up.

February

23- Ecology Club Movie Night @ 6:00

27- 4/5 Girls Beautiful Me Program Starts

March

1- Kindergarten Information Meeting 2:15 (For 2018-2019 School Year)

1- Elementary Music in the Classroom Showcase 6:00 ( For D' Agostin, Billings, Castillo, King, Makowski, and Patton)

2- Family Dance 6:00-7:30

3- Middle School MSBOA @ Roseville Middle School 9:25

10- High School MSBOA @ Dakota High School 9:25

10- Cyberstangs Lock in

13- Blood Drive @ Merritt Academy 1:00-7:00

13-16- Scholastic Book Fair

Good Morning Merritt Parents,

Last week, our nation watched another school shooting unfold at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. If you are like me, your heart aches for the children, families, and school personnel in the Parkland Community. Events like this also leave many of our parents wondering about the steps we take to ensure your child's safety at Merritt Academy.

Since the tragic shooting in Florida last week I have heard from many parents inquiring about what school safety measures are currently in place and if we are going to be adding additional policies and procedures in the future. In light of these events, we will be reviewing old and adding a few additional procedures to make sure our campus is a safe as possible.

I understand all the concerns about this issue and I want you to know that I too am a parent first and an educator second, and I would absolutely have no problem sending both my sons to Merritt tomorrow and in the weeks and months to come. While I understand the reservations that many of you have about sending your kids to school right now (One mom stated how hard it is knowing she isn't there to help if needed), I can assure you that myself and every single teacher and staff member in the building will do everything in our power to make sure your kids stay safe both tomorrow and every single day in the future. I LOVE the kids at Merritt Academy and I am confident that we are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of all our students.

March

  • 1- Kindergarten Information Meeting 2:15 (For 2018-2019 School Year)
  • 2- Family Dance 6:00-7:30
  • 3- Middle School MSBOA @ Roseville Middle School 9:25
  • 10- High School MSBOA @ Dakota High School 9:25
  • 10- Cyberstangs Lock in
  • 13- Blood Drive @ Merritt Academy 1:00-7:00
  • 13-16- Scholastic Book Fair 

1. Family Dance-

Please see the attached flier for more details about the Family Dance being held on March 2, 2018 from 6:00-7:30

February

13- Basketball Home Games 4:30, 5:50, and 7:00 including Mini-Mustang Cheer

14- Dress Down to Benefit Bands wear red!

15- Popcorn .50/Dress Down $1.00

16/19- Winter Break No School

1. Valentine's Dress Down Wednesday, February 14th

Please support the Merritt Academy Bands in our last Dress Down Day this Wednesday, February 14th (Valentines Day!) The Merritt Academy Bands have commissioned award-winning American composer, arranger, musician, and current director of band publications at Hal Leonard Music Publishing Michael Sweeney to compose a piece of music for the Merritt Academy Bands. The music will be premiered at our Spring Concert on Thursday, May 17, 2018. All the funds raised from the Merritt Band Dress Down Days will go directly toward this event.

Thank you all in advance for participating! The theme for this dress down is wear red clothing in honor of Valentine's Day.

February

9- Popcorn .50/Dress Down $1.00

9- Basketball Home Games including Mini-Mustang Cheer

10- MS and HS Snowcoming Dances

16/19- Winter Break No School 

1. February 2018 Merritt K-12 and Preschool Newsletters

Attached you will find both newsletters! They are chalked full of great things going on at the academy. Enjoy!

February

1- No popcorn/Dress Down $1.00

5-9- Snowcoming Spirit Week

7- Piston Ticket Purchase Due

10- MS and HS Snowcoming Dances 

1. Spirit Week February 5th - 9th -

Students in Preschool-12th grade are invited to dress up on the following days free of charge to show their Mustang Pride! Please keep in mind that if you choose not to dress up you need to be in normal school uniform that day.