The Merrillville Community School Corporation is excited and proud to recognize our following schools and staff:
Congratulation to Merrillville High School Principal Mike Krutz for being named Indiana Principal of the Year. Mike represents the best in our profession and his leadership, dedication, and belief in kids has led Merrillville High School to an A rating for the third straight year in a row.
TWO MERRILLVILLE SCHOOLS EARN NATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR ESTABLISHING WINNING FORMULAS TO HELP BOYS AND YOUNG MEN OF COLOR THRIVE IN THE CLASSROOM
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.
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.
Gregg Williams, Director of the Merrillville Community Plantarium, is the 2013 recipient of the Thomas Brennan Award for Secondary Teaching from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP). Here is additional information regarding the Thomas Brennan Award.
INDIANA DISTRICT 1 AWARDS
Mr. Mike Krutz named as District 1 Principal of the Year, Ms. Amy Beckham named as District 1 High School Athletic Director of the Year, and Mr. Jeff Fairbairn named as District 1 Middle School Athletic Director of the Year.
JONAS E. SALK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS A 2013 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL NOMINEE
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ level of academic achievement. The Secretary of Education invites each Chief State School Officer to nominate schools that meet the criterion for either a high performing exemplary school or an improving exemplary school. The US Secretary of Education will announce the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools in September 2013.