Robotics Qualifies to Compete in State Tournament!
The past couple of months the CyberStangs have been very busy! The excitement really started when, after months of planning and building, we had our first district competition March 14-16 in Gull Lake. The competition was fierce, and we initially had some issues with our robot, but after some adjustments and hard work, we were able to fix the problems. We had some challenging matches, and performed really well. The weekend ended with us winning the District Championship! Two weeks later, we competed at Troy Athens High School in our second district competition. We had some tough competition in our matches, but were able to make it to the semi-finals. Although we did not win the competition, we did give it our all until the very end. Due to our performance in both district competitions, we qualified for States. While we have been able to go to States before as a Rookie All Star Team to observe, we've not had the opportunity to show off our amazing skills until this year. We are extremely excited that we qualified, and cannot wait to compete in the State Competition for the first time!
1. Scholastic Book Fair This Week!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be here this week! A preview day for the pk-5th grade will be Tuesday the 12th with the students shopping on the 13th and 14th from 12:00-4:00. Please feel free to stop by after school on Wednesday and Thursday to shop with your child.
1. Special Dress-Down Day Tomorrow
** To clear up any confusion about this added dress-down day the students can still follow the theme of reading month which is Patriotic day, but all students dressing down still need to bring in a minimum of $1.00.
Last week tragedy struck the Merritt family as Stephanie Armstead's husband died unexpectedly. As you can imagine this has totally devastated her family and threw her world upside down. Mrs. Armstead and her son need support in a lot of ways right now, but especially financially. A dress down day to help raise money for her will be on Tuesday, March 5th. If your child(ren) would like to dress down a minimum of $1.00 donation is required. Thanks in advance for helping one of Merritt's best teachers get through this tough time!
1. March is Reading Month Information
March is reading month! Please see the attached fliers, calendars, and other information so you know all the ways we are celebrating this important month!
1. Recent Merritt Academy Athletic Achievements!
Two recent athletic achievements:
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
1. Leukemia Fundraiser Kicks Off Thursday, February 21st!
NHS - Leukemia Fundraiser is BACK!!
Save your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to save a life this February! During the week of February 21st to the 28th the annual Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser will be taking place throughout the entire school.
Also during the weekend of the 22-24 there will be an online donation.
The class that gives the most money online will get a pizza party.
The class that raises the most money over the week will be rewarded with a Olive Garden lunch so bring in your money and fight back against cancer!
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:
FRIDAY MS EXAMS
8A= Reading, 8B= Math, 8C= Social Studies, 8D= Science
MONDAY MS EXAMS
8A= Math, 8B= Reading, 8C= Science, 8D= Social Studies
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.
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.
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.