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Merritt News 02/02/2017

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.  Re-Enrollment Forms Due-  Re-enrollment forms for the 2017-2018 school year were handed out the week of parent/teacher conferences.  We have slowly started getting some of these back, but wanted to remind everyone that these are dueFebruary 10th.  To secure our child's spot we need to get these forms back on your intentions of sending your child to Merritt next Fall.  Attached to this e mail is the form that needs to be filled out.     

3.  Merritt Upcoming Dress Down Day-  To Help TRG Schools Beat AML at the Boston Marathon/Wednesday, February 8th- 

Please read the attached flier and find out more about this dress down day and what Mrs. Kneer is doing to help one of our TRG colleagues. 

4.  Parent Incentive/Pre School Openings for 2017-2018 School Year-

Please read the attached flier that explains what Merritt parents can do to help our 2017-2018 enrollment and what incentives are attached to doing this.  Also attached is a pre school flier explaining what programs are available next fall.  We didn’t have enough 3 year olds this year to open a room, but with the early returns we are getting currently  Merritt should have pre school rooms for 2.5-5 olds next year!  We need more students to assure that this happens.  Please help spread the word. 

5.  Merritt Spirit Wear-

Please see the attached flier that explains how you can purchase Merritt Spirit Wear from our on line store. 

6.  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.  

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

8.   Merritt Academy Fundraising 

We have another family fundraising night coming up on Wednesday, February 8 from4:00-8:00 at Dave’s Pizza Buffett located at Waterside Marketplace, 50670 Waterside Dr, New Baltimore, MI 48051.  We had a great turnout at Noodles and Company last month where we just got a check for $316.18!  Thank you so much for your support and please plan on attending this fundraiser next Wednesday.