Mr. Posick's Friday email

September 9, 2016

Great start!

I have been so impressed with our students and staff these first two weeks of school. The procedures and expectations have been put in place but more importantly relationships are being built that will carry us through the year. Next week is our first 5 day week and I can hardly wait to see what the students and staff will be learning!

Homework Club starts next Tuesday

Homework Club, a place to work on and get assistance with homework will be starting up on Tuesday, September 13th. Homework Club takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15-5:15 in the library and is open to all students in 5th-8th grade. This year staff and students (National Junior Honor Society members) will be available to provide assistance. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

How are we doing?

This may seem like a strange question, but I'd love to hear some feedback about how we're doing at the Intermediate School so far this year. Next week we'll be having some Family Information Nights by grade level as well as a Principals' Chat. If you have topics to discuss and would like to meet with me in person, please don't hesitate to call or email me to set up a time to meet.

  • 6th grade at 5:30PM on Tuesday, September 13th
  • 5th grade at 5:30PM on Wednesday, September 14th
  • Mr. Budisch and I will also be participating in a Principals' Chat will in the Primary School cafeteria starting at 2:30 on Thursday, September 15th.
  • 7th and 8th grade at 6PM on Thursday, September 15th

How can I find out what's going on?

I'm glad you asked! There are a variety of ways to find out about Merton Intermediate School.

  • Our school or district website (Look for the updated version soon!)
  • My website
  • Emails through Skyward
  • Mustang Memo (Some real nuts and bolts information about what's going on in school, compiled weekly by Mrs. Emmerich and added as an attachment to my weekly email.)
  • Twitter (@mertonint- link below)
  • Facebook (link below)
  • Instagram (find us at mertonint)
  • Remind (Enter @mrposi to (262) 287-9360 to receive information via text message)
  • Daily announcements are posted on my website, on Twitter, and on Facebook.
There are a lot of options. Choose the one that is best for you. If you have any questions, reach out to me and I'll do my best to answer them!

First PTO meeting

We had a great turnout for our first PTO meeting of the year on Wednesday. The PTO does so many great things for our students and staff every year and they are always looking for ways to do more. Here are the notes from the meeting.

PTO notes- September 7, 2016

Please consider joining us at our next meeting on Wednesday, October 5th in the Primary School cafeteria.

5th-8th grade girls basketball at Merton

Today is the final day to sign up! Interested 7th and 8th grade girls must return:

1) Parent and Student Athletic Handbook/Concussion Agreement form and

2) Athletic Fee Form and Payment

These forms can be picked up in the commons or in the office. All forms must be turned into the office today. Any questions? Please contact Mr. Hanrahan.

Interested 5th and 6th grade girls who want to play AMSAC basketball need to sign up on-line through the MAA website. Your deadline is also today.

*Boys basketball occurs after Winter Break.

MATHCOUNTS! (Grades 6-8)

Do you love math, live for challenges and enjoy learning new ways to solve problems? Join MATHCOUNTS on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. Practices begin on September 21st and run through February in preparation for the MATHCOUNTS competition. 5th graders are welcome to join but cannot compete. See link for registration, cost and waiver. Questions? Contact Corinne Meissner at