Merritt Academy Latest News

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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

December

  • 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!

November-

  • 30- Dress Down/ Popcorn .50

December-

  • 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:

November

  • 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. 

November

  • 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.

OCTOBER

  • 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!  

OCTOBER

23-26 Scholastic Book Fair 12:00-4:00

26- Trunk or Treat 5:00-6:00

27- Home Football Playoff Game at Merritt 1:00

29- Science Olympiad Meeting 4:00

31- Halloween Parade

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. 

Good Morning Parents,

Due to the playoff football game that our varsity boys qualified for at Merritt this Saturday Trunk or Treat is being rescheduled for Friday, October 26th from 5:00-6:00.

Please contact the main office if you have questions. Ms. D'Agostin will be in contact with anyone who submitted a form to be a part of this event to see if you can still participate.

Science Olympiad is Back!!!!


Attention parents and students interested in joining the Merritt Academy Science Olympiad Team! We will be hosting an informational Open House on Monday, October 29th from 4-5pm in the High School Cafeteria. More details can be found on the attached flier. Hope to see you there!!

OCTOBER

19-  Dress Down, Popcorn for .50
19-  League Title Football Game vs. Akron Fairgrove 4:30
23-26-  Scholastic Book Fair
24-  National Honor Society Inductions
27- Trunk or Treat
31-  Halloween Parade

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.

OCTOBER

10-12- Washington D.C. Trip

10-11- Parent/Teacher Conferences

11- Merritt Academy Tastefest

11- Dress Down, No popcorn

12- NoSchool

24- NHS Inductions

27- Trunk orTreat

31- Halloween Parade

1. Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are TONIGHT and TOMORROW from 3:30-6:30. Elementary parents please arrive for yourscheduled time early and remember that each conference is set for 15 minutes. For Middle and High School the conferencesare first come, first serve and their progress reports can be picked up in the office before going to visit your child's teachers. Pleasecontact the office if you have any questions.

OCTOBER

1-3- 7th Grade Camp

3- Count Day

4- Picture Day

5- Dress Down, No popcorn

6- TRG Color Run

10-12- Washington D.C. Trip

10-11- Parent/Teacher Conferences

11- Merritt Academy Tastefest

12- No School

27- Trunk or Treat

1. Count Day Counts!!- Casual Day Tomorrow!

In an effort to get as many students to attend school as possible for count day we are announcing a causal day to the students today. Students can dress down out of uniform free of charge. It is very important that each student attends school tomorrow October 3rd as funding for each school is determined by the number of students that are in attendance tomorrow. Please make every effort to get your child(ren) to school.