MCSC Needs to Hear From You!
Earlier this year, MCSC embarked on a process to set a vision for our school corporation and develop a plan of action to move us toward that vision. With the help of M2 Communications, we held conversations with students, educators, parents, and community members and conducted a community wide survey to gather information to support the development of the vision and plan. A group of 25 (selected from over 80 applicants) MCSC students, educators, parents, and community members met over the spring to review and analyze the findings of those conversations and survey and develop a draft plan. Also called a strategic plan, this document includes a vision statement, mission statement, and set of priorities for MCSC going forward.
We now need to hear from broader community again. Please read the draft document and give us any comments you have using the Google Form found here. The document and Google Form will be available May 18th – May 22nd (at 9:00 am).
The strategic plan will be finalized and voted on by the Board of Education in June and the Administration will make plans over the summer to begin implementation this fall.
Thanks to everyone in our community who has already supported the strategic planning process and to those who will provide comments on the draft document. Working together, we will ensure all of our students succeed.
Substitute Teachers Needed … Become part of the Merrillville Advantage!
Earn an income while enjoying a flexible schedule. As a Professional Substitute Teacher you will be following the Classroom Teacher’s prepared lesson plans as well as assisting in the development of students skills for independent learning and responsible citizenship.
A substitute teacher can make a lifetime impact!
Learn more at:https://mcsc-rdsapps.mvsc.k12.in.us/rdsonlineapp/
Hoosier students will have access to thousands of free online books in 2016. From now through December 31, 2016, students, families, and educators will have access to more than 5,000 free, online books through the myON Digital Library. Books will be available in both English and Spanish. Additional information about the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative and details on how students can access these free books can be found here
2015 Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Teacher Award.
These educators were nominated for demonstrating excellence, creativity and initiative in education. This group is a true representation of the incredible staff that makes up the Merrillville Advantage.
Kristina Buikema – Iddings Elementary School
Melissa Sickinger – Merrillville High School
Patricia Serratore – Pierce Middle School
Danielle Hill – Merrillville Intermediate School
Kathy Machura – Fieler Elementary School
Hara Halkias – Salk Elementary School
Laura Frink – Wood Elementary School
We are the recipient of several State and National awards:
Merrillville High School is the only diverse high school of its size in Indiana who has been graded an "A" continuously for the last three years.
Our curriculum is rich in its rigor regardless of grade or content area. Balanced Literacy, English/Language Arts, Inquiry Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, ISTEM courses (Science, Math, and Technology), Industrial Technology, Business, Physical Education and Health, World Languages, Honors and Advanced Placement courses, all work together with our rich co and extra curricular activities to provide a well-rounded education to both our collegiate and non-collegiate bound students. Our graduation rate of over 93% and high percentages of students passing the State's Accountability Tests (ISTEP+ and ECA) allow bright futures for our students.
Merrillville’s business and community partnerships provide opportunities for our students to gain real life work internship experiences in local health care facilities, car dealerships, attorney offices, and the like. Each year we celebrate our student interns alongside those that have mentored our students. We are also proud of the large number of awards and scholarships that graduating classes after graduating class receive to the Armed Services and Universities across the country.
We invite you to be part of the Merrillville Community Schools Family and learn even more about The Merrillville Advantage.