Welcome Guest!
Today's Date
Saturday, August 01, 2015
  • School Hours 7:45-2:25

    Office Hours 7:30-3:30
    Office: 219-650-5306
    Fax: 219-650-5463
    Transportation        219-650-5311
    Merrillville Intermediate School 
     1400 W. 61st. Avenue
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    This week
    Comments (-1)

Having CHARACTER counts here at MIS:

The six pillars represent the six core ethical values that form the foundation of the Character Counts character education curriculum. The 6 Pillars of Character are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. There are different ways to help the students and us remember the different pillars. TRRFCC is the acronym used to help remember the pillars because people with good character are terrific. Each pillar is assigned a color and has a brief explanation for why it is that color.

EVERY MONTH A GROUP OF STUDENTS ARE NOMINATED FOR SHOWING THAT MONTHS PILLAR. Once chosen,  that student will have his/her name read over the intercom the day of the Character Counts Celebration pizza lunch. 

You can find out more information by clicking on  the "photo gallery" link





   Re-registration for all incoming 5th graders and anyone on an addendum:

     August 11 & 12, 2015 – Merrillville High School – 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    *Orientation for 6th graders – August 12th from  9-11 am @ MIS

      *Orientation for 5th graders – August 13th from  9-11 am @ MIS

                August 19th – First Day of School

                August 20th – 6th grade ID and Fall Pictures

         August 21st – 5th grade ID and Fall Pictures



MIS S.T.A.N.D. students performed their original poems of peace this past Friday at the International Dinner. Some of our very brave students volunteered and participated in a talent competition portion that was a complete surprise.  Micah Rayburn won overall for his rap performance.  We are very proud of how involved and dedicated the S.T.A.N.D. students have been this year.

power Friends
Merrillville Intermediate School students collected $300.00 to help aid orphaned children in Jacmel, Haiti who are in desperate need of dental care. The orphanages are called the "New Life Homes".  This all-volunteer organization also has a nutrition center that feeds over 1500 people that live in the mountain regions where they have little or nothing to eat  All MIS students should be proud of themselves for helping this worthy cause


Merrillville Intermediate School fosters a learning atmosphere in which diversity is celebrated.  This partnership of students, staff, parents, and community provides an education based on essential skills, inspires excellence in academics and in the arts, and nurtures positive social interactions.  Through this partnership students become creative and self-reliant lifetime learners who exhibit civic responsibility.