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Merritt News 01/30/2017

Please read through the following information and notes  about  important Merritt  events/happenings.  

1.  Upcoming Early Release Date/Mid-Winter Break- On February 16, 2017 @ 1:30 Merritt Academy will be having an early release day.  Please mark your calendars and plan to have your child picked up at this early time.  This is the day before our winter break starts which is February 17th and 20th, on these two dates school is not in session.    

2.  Merritt's Scorecard Information (Previously sent out on 1-23-17)-

I am writing this e mail to you with great news about our school's academic status.  On Friday the Michigan Department of Education released the school scorecards on each school district in the state of Michigan.  Now that they have released this information to the public we are able to share these rankings/scorecards with all of you.  We have some very good news to report from these findings:

1.  Merritt Academy is the #1 ranked K-12 charter school in the State of Michigan.  From our estimates there are 45 of these charters in Michigan.

2.  Merritt Academy is the #1 ranked charter school in Macomb County.  There are 19 charter schools in the county.

3.  Merritt Academy is the #12 ranked charter school in the state.  There are 351 charter schools in the state. 

4.  Merritt Academy is ranked #7 out of the 200 school buildings in Macomb County (Public or Charter)

Merritt Academy falls in the 90th percentile out of all the schools in the state.  To put it in more simple terms we scored better than 90% of all the schools based on the academic criteria the Department of Education uses. 

These academic rankings are something to be proud of and we owe a lot of these accomplishments to the teachers we have here at Merritt.  Their dedication, endless hours of preparation, and strong delivery of the content are something that I admire and should be acknowledged. The results speak for themselves.  Thank you for your part in all of this success.  If there was not a good connection between school and home this wouldn't be possible.  

For more information about Merritt Academy and how we did on our scorecard and rankings please visit www.mischooldata.org, click on "dashboard and accountability scorecard," then click on "school ranking" near the top of the screen.  

3.  Merritt Academy Family Dance-    Merritt Academy Family Dance Night will be taking place this Friday, February 3rd from 6:30-8 in the high school cafeteria. Attached is a note providing details on the event. 

4.  Merritt Academy Invades the Palace-  

This Wednesday, February 1, 2017 the Merritt Academy MS and HS Bands will be performing at the Palace of Auburn Hills before the Pistons game.  We have a couple hundred students, parents, and staff going to this game to enjoy an evening of Pistons basketball and watch our amazing band play before the game.   .bus leaves 430pm from Merritt game at 730pm 

5.  Mini Mustang Cheerleading Information-  

The last day to turn in forms for Mini Mustang Cheerleading is today Monday, January 30th. Mini Cheer will be running all next week with a performance at the Boys Varsity Basketball game next Friday! 

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6.  Merritt Academy Fundraising Family Dinner Night-  

Wednesday, February 8th Dave's Pizza Buffet 

7. WINTER SPORTS UPDATE

Girls V Basketball Currently 4-1 in league 2nd place overall

Boys V Basketball Currently 4-1 in league 1st place overall

Boys 5-6 Basketball currently undefeated 4-0 overall

All schedules can be found under the calendar tab at merrittathletics.com