2017-2018 School Year

August 1, 2017

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

It is with humble pride that I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. The staff at the Intermediate School is so excited for the year to come, and I hope that you and your children are excited, too! Registration is set to begin on Monday, August 14th at 12:30PM with our Open House set for Wednesday, August 30th from 5:00-7:00PM. We will provide more information as we get closer to the dates. Our first day of school is Tuesday, September 5th! Below are some things that may be of interest to you as the school year approaches.

What is 5th grade like?

  • Students have two cubbies for their materials instead of a desk to store them in.
  • Students have Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies every day.
  • Specials are on a 4 day rotation (Art, PE, Music, PE or a similar variation).
  • Students must participate in band or choir, but they can also choose to participate in both.
  • Students eat lunch before going out for recess (They eat with 6th graders.).
  • Family information night a few weeks in to school to discuss expectations.

5th grade mentor program

The Mustang Mentor program is hosting 5th grade orientation on the morning of Wednesday, August 30th from 8:00 am-noon at the Intermediate School. All 5th grade students are highly encouraged to attend, as this is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with the Intermediate School, bond with their classmates, and meet some of the student leaders at the Intermediate School. Mr. Werni and Mrs. Stolpa (Mustang Mentor Program Leaders) and the 8th Grade Mustang Mentors are very excited to meeting all of the 5th Graders at orientation!

Our 5th grade staff

What is 6th grade like?

  • Students have two lockers for their materials instead of cubbies. You may want to purchase locker shelves.
  • Students have Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies every day.
  • Specials are on a 4 day rotation (Art, PE, Music, PE or a similar variation).
  • Students must participate in band or choir, but they can also choose to participate in both.
  • Students eat lunch before going out for recess (They eat with 5th graders.).
  • Family information night a few weeks in to school to discuss expectations.

Our 6th grade staff

What is 7th grade like?

  • Students have one locker for their materials. You may want to purchase locker shelves.
  • Students have Language Arts and Math every day.
  • Students have either Science or Social Studies every day for one semester.
  • Students have Spanish every day.
  • Students have PE every day during 1st and 4th quarters. During 2nd and 3rd quarters, PE alternates every other day with Health.
  • Students must take at least one elective each quarter. Electives are in Art, Music, or STEM and occur every other day. On the days students don't have electives they are assigned to a study hall.
  • Students eat lunch before going out for recess (They eat with 8th graders.).
  • Family information night a few weeks in to school to discuss expectations.

What is 8th grade like?

  • Students have one locker for their materials. You may want to purchase locker shelves.
  • Students have Language Arts and Math every day.
  • Students have either Science or Social Studies every day for one semester.
  • Students have Spanish every day.
  • Students have PE every day during 1st and 4th quarters. During 2nd and 3rd quarters, PE alternates every other day with Health.
  • Students must take at least one elective each quarter. Electives are in Art, Music, or STEM and occur every other day. On the days students don't have electives they are assigned to a study hall.
  • Students eat lunch before going out for recess (They eat with 7th graders.).
  • Family information night a few weeks in to school to discuss expectations.

Our 7th and 8th grade staff

Specials/Electives

Our students have opportunity to select specials or elective classes. 5th and 6th graders need to select either band or choir (some students participate in both) while having a four day rotation of specials (Art, Music, PE twice). On days when our 5th and 6th graders don't have band or choir, they have a study hall.

7th and 8th graders select from a variety of electives- art, band, choir, music, and technology. Each 7th and 8th grader must select one elective class per quarter. On days when our 7th and 8th graders don't have an elective class, they have a study hall.

How do I know what's going on at the Intermediate School?

Merton Intermediate School has a Facebook account, an Instagram account, and a Twitter account. The links for each of the accounts are embedded above. We also have a Remind account which allows me to text important information (weekly email, school closures, conference and concert reminders). You can sign up for Remind by clicking on this link. You can also reach out to me via telephone (262-538-1130, extension 2001) and email (posickj@merton.k12.wi.us).