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Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Food Services Identification Program
    We would like to inform you that in August of 2014 we will be implementing a new identification program. The purpose of the program is to ensure that your child is the only one who has access to his or her cafeteria account. Additionally, the program will eliminate clerical errors and provide students an easy way to identify themselves when using the cafeteria.

     
     
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  • The Merrillville Educational Advantage:
    View the article below from BusinessReview.com As a result of the support and vision of the School Board and coordinated effort of staff, parents and administration,
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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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Mark B.Sperling, Ed.D

Superintendent
 


 
 

 
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. 
 
 
The Merrillville Community School Corporation is excited and proud to recognize our following schools and staff:
 
Mike Krutz
 
 
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 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. 
 
ASP logo 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.
 
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