Welcome 8th grade families!

August 8, 2014

Open House

I wanted to welcome all families, returning and new, to 8th grade! I am so excited to have all of the students and staff back in the school. In the next couple of weeks, the teachers will formally return to Merton (they've been working throughout the summer preparing for the school year ahead) to ready the classrooms for Open House and the school year. They cannot wait to meet you, get to know you better, and learn with you. Let's make this the best school year ever! On Wednesday, August 27th, we will be having our annual Open House scheduled from 5:00-7:00. At this time you will get to meet your teachers, find your classrooms, get your picture taken for the yearbook and your ID, and learn about all of the ways to get connected with Merton Intermediate School. We are so excited to meet all of you!

Meet the 8th grade teachers!

8th grade schedule

Our 8th graders will start and end their day with PE, Science, Social Studies, or Spanish. Science and Social Studies will be block classes for a semester. The middle of their day will have Language Arts or Math. Their lunch hour, which is shared with the 7th graders, is from 11:44-12:19. Students in 8th grade also have to choose art, band, or choir this year. This choice will be made during online registration next week. A more in depth explanation of the 8th grade schedule will be provided at our Open House.

Dress code for 2014-2015 school year

We know that you are all probably preparing to buy new clothes for the upcoming school year. With that in mind, we have two simple rules for our student and staff dress code.


  1. No undergarments should be showing.
  2. If your arms are at your side and your fingers touch skin, what you're wearing is too short.
If students are able to correct any dress code violation with clothes that they have at school, families will be contacted to make them aware of the infraction. If students are unable to correct any dress code violation, students will remain in the office until proper clothing can be provided.


We appreciate your support with the enforcement of these dress code parameters.

Thanks to all of our custodial staff

Our custodians did an awesome job cleaning the building, moving teachers into their new rooms, and just making everything look all shiny and new. Floors have been cleaned, carpets have been shampooed, and the classrooms have been made ready for our students and staff. They have made our school look like new again.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about any of the information provided, please don't hesitate to contact me at school via phone or email. I will be at a staff training out of the district the week of August 11th and will have limited access to emails. I will respond to any of your questions as quickly as I can. I am back at school the week of August 18th.