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Parents, Due to the Corporation
Wellness Policy, MCSC will no
longer allow restaurant food
to be brought in for your child's
breakfast or lunch. 
 

Danny Lackey
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6701 Delaware Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Message from State Superintendent Glenda Ritz 
 
 
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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: http://www.mvsc.k12.in.us/postings/POSTINGS/Substitute/Substitute.pdf

 


 
  • Hoosier Family of Readers - Free Online Books 

    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

     


     

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  • 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.  

     

    Award Winner

    Kristina Buikema – Iddings Elementary School

     

    Award Nominees

    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

     

     


     

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  • "A Look Into Daily Life at MHS" by MHS alumni, Emma Bice
     

     
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  •  Support the Merrillville Community School Corporation
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    On behalf of the 6700 students and 800 staff members of the Merrillville Community Schools,    I welcome you to our school corporation's website. The Pirate Community is rich in diversity which has added to the outstanding educational environment that is evident in every one of our 8 schools (5 Elementary, 1 Intermediate, 1 Middle, and 1 High School). 

    We are the recipient of several State and National awards:

    • Merrillville High School: International Center for Leadership in Education Model School,  Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSBOC) Model School, and US News and World Reports Bronze Medalist
    • Fieler Elementary and Pierce Middle Schools:  PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) Indiana pilot and Model Schools
    • Salk Elementary: 2013 US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, Title 1 Distinguished School, and COSBOC model school

    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.

     

     
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  • Merrillville Community School Corporation to share major STEM grant with other Northwest Indiana Schools.
     
    Dr. Eric Ban discussed the STEM Innovations program and summer institute on Friday’s episode of Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick. 
     

     
     
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TWO MERRILLVILLE SCHOOLS EARN NATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR ESTABLISHING WINNING FORMULAS TO HELP BOYS AND YOUNG MEN OF COLOR THRIVE IN THE CLASSROOMPirate
As a result of a nationwide screening process, only five schools received special designation from the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC). Two of those five schools are Merrillville High School (2 minute video) and Salk Elementary School (2 minute video). They both received the COSEBOC School Award for proven success in closing the achievement gap among boys of color.
 
MERRILLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL RECOGNIZED AS MODEL SCHOOL BY INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION (ICLE)
The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), an organization led by nationally recognized speaker and expert in education, Dr. Willard Daggett, has announced that Merrillville High School has been identified as a Model School. 
The MHS staff, led by Mrs. Lorri Covaciu, Associate Principal, will present this summer at the National Model Schools Convention.
 
MERRILLVILLE HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES BRONZE RATING AS ONE OF NATION'S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS FROM US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT
Out of the 379 high schools in Indiana, 2 were given a gold, 27 silver, and 73 bronze. Merrillville High School received a bronze. This puts Merrillville High School in the top 27% of high schools in Indiana.
 
Pierce Middle School named a Model Site for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS). Pierce is the first middle school in Indiana to receive such a designation. 
 
 
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