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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • Whats going on this week

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     Red Ribbon & Coat drive continue 

    Newspaper Staff stay after school on
         Tuesday 10/21
      pick up at 3:30
    STAND meets Tuesday10/21
    Pierce Wrestling season
     starts Monday 10/20
    (click on Wrestling for more info) 
     Fall Break 10/24-/10/27
          School resumes 10/28
    Charm Club
    permission slips sent home 
       (meetings will start 10/29) 
    Trick or Treat at the High School 10/30
    5:30-7:30 for grades preschool thru 6th grade
    Early Release on Thursday 1:25 
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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

  • School Hours


    Office Hours

    Fax: 219-650-5463
    1400 W. 61st. Avenue
    Merrillville, IN 46410

    Mrs. Lisa Patrick, MIS Principal


     Mr. Randall Horka , MIS Assistant Principal (Grade 6)


    Mrs. Amy Hinkel, MIS Assistant Principal (Grade 5)

    Ms. Karen Jones, MIS Guidance Counselor

    Ms. Michelle Rogowski—Social Worker

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              ~WELCOME TO MIS~


                           All three principals

 Mr. R. Horka 6th grade Asst. Principal
     Mrs. L. Patrick Principal 
             Mrs. A. Hinkel 5th grade Asst. Principal
    Our Staff here at MIS dressed as Super Hero's to kick off the Anti Bullying week with "Everyone can be a Super Hero"
     "Stand Up, Step Forward & Stop Bullying"
     Our Staff here at Merrillville Intermediate participated in College Go Week  sporting their favorite College!     





Energy Star

MIS has earned the United States
Environmental Protection Agency

Merrillville Intermediate School
Mission Statement


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.

Monday October 20th is the beginning of the Pierce Wrestling Season!! All wrestlers interested between 65-275 pounds are invited to try out.  If interested, forms are in the office.

Let Red Ribbon Week Begin! MIS students will be signing Drug Free Pledges today.The spirit wear for Tuesday is “Superhero Day” – Wear your favorite superhero t-shirt to show you have the power to say no to drugs!

Picture retakes will be Wednesday, October 29th

Trick or Treat at Merrillville High School Thursday Oct 30th from 5:30-7:30 for grades preschool thru 6th grade. Admission is $2.00 and all trick or treaters must be in some kind of costume and accompanied by an adult. All proceeds donated to Special Olympics. There will be a concession stand, music and lots of fun.