April's First Bright Lights

Great to see everyone back in the saddle and getting it done

Camp Invention-Terrific Opportunity Awaits

Talk about originality, creativity, fun, and hands on.....this is the ticket for you! Sign up for summertime Camp Invention.

Only 20 spots left in Camp Invention!!!

Merton School is excited to welcome an all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged, (July 29 – Aug. 2) where children transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. As part of Summer School the cost of the program is $40 for the week. Campers in grades K-6 will code robots and use collaboration and creative problem solving during hands-on, STEM activities. We are also looking for Counselors in Training (7th & 8th graders) to participate in our program. Register by calling Camp Invention directly at (800) 968-4332. This is a great week each summer! Hope to see you there.

Big picture

Making learning come to life

Please enjoy the pictures of children in makerspace with Mrs. Meissner. We have enjoyed a terrific year of new kinds of learning during this hour of time once per week.

Open Enrollment

Out of District Moves

With spring here, some of our families have made the decision or are considering moving out of their current residence and into a new home. This new home may or may not be within our district boundaries. One of the questions that is often asked is whether or not their child/student can continue to attend school at Merton. THE ANSWER IS YES!

The Department of Public Instruction has several options in place that allow students to continue attending school in their “former district” even though the students no longer live in Merton. You will not be told “Sorry, your children can no longer attend Merton Schools.” If you know that your family will not be a Merton Community School District resident next fall, now is the time to apply for open enrollment. This option is the easiest for both the family and district. The application window is open until 4:00 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Use this link to apply.

If you move out of the district after April 30th, please contact the office immediately as we will direct you on how to continue attending Merton Schools. It is very critical for our reporting that we know if a family has moved either within the district or outside of the district. Thank you for letting us know if you are intending to move or have already moved!

School Board Community Forum:

School Board Community Forum:

The Merton Community School District would like to welcome all community members to a School Board Workshop to talk about any concerns or topics you would like to get more information about. The Workshop will take place at the Merton Intermediate School's Little Theater on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to attend as it is an open discussion forum to talk about our School District's operations, curriculum, processes, finances, etc.... Basically anything you want to talk about! Hope to see you there!

Arrowhead Math Night is April 11th

Arrowhead High School is hosting a Math night from 6:30-8:00 in the South Campus Library on Thursday, April 11th. There will be various activities and booths for students of all ages to attend and participate in. This is a wonderful opportunity to get families of future/current Arrowhead students into Arrowhead and see everything that various Math teachers have to offer.

Big picture

Erosion and experimenting in grade 2 science

Mrs. Krogmann and Mrs. Cleary provided hands-on science learning with forces of nature during the study of erosion. The children designed and constructed a model to demonstrate how to prevent erosion of their property. Some of the children used ideas from their fieldtrip on saving soil.

Mike Budisch

It is great to be back and seeing the kids engaged with their teachers and IA's. It will be quite a homestretch for all of us as we head towards June 8th. 3rd and 4th graders are taking the Forward Exam, MAP testing is in early May, and the F+P reading assessments withing the next 6 weeks. Staying focused on our "jobs" is everyone's direction at the Primary School-Go Mustangs!