Mr. Posick's Friday thoughts

September 6, 2013

Great first week!

We have had an awesome start to the school year. We haven't lost any students and our staff have been here all week. As you know from my email on Tuesday, I met with all of the students during their RtI time to discuss expectations and to let them know that all of the Merton staff believes in them. The students have all been extremely respectful which is a testament to you as parents. Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Merton Intermediate is a DPI recognized School of Recognition!

On Thursday, September 5th, Merton Intermediate School was informed by the DPI that it had been named a School of Recognition. Mr. Russ had shared this with the staff last Tuesday and somehow we kept it a secret until the information was announced in a press release. This award is a testament to our students' hard work, the work of the staff at the Intermediate School, the work of the staff at the Primary School, and the great families we have supporting Merton Schools and our children. This is a reason for us all to celebrate the great education that our students receive while in Merton Schools.

PTO fundraiser

Next week during our all school assembly (we have one the second Wednesday of each month), I will be introducing our PTO fundraiser for the year. The PTO supports the students and staff in extraordinary ways and the money we earn from fundraisers and donations allows us to do great things for our students and staff. A packet was sent home with your child today. Included in this is an "opt out" option allowing for a donation instead of participating in the fundraiser. We look forward to participation by all of our students.

Daily announcements

Every morning, I start the day with morning announcements. These can be found on my website under the "announcements" tab or directly with this link.

Merton twitter account

Although you might not be a member of the twitterverse, Merton Intermediate School has a twitter account (@mertonint). If you aren't on twitter, you can still find what I'm tweeting out about school by checking out the Intermediate School website ( or by sending "Follow @mertonint" to "40404" to get a text every time that I tweet something out.