We need you and your voice!
MCSC parents and community members,
We need your help to define our collective vision for education in Merrillville. MCSC is hosting a series of conversations to hear from our full community – students, families, educators and community members – so that, together, we can develop a road map to guide us as we move forward as a district.
Since coming to the corporation last year, I have spoken to many educators, students, families and community members to better understand the needs and interests of our district. I would now like to build on the foundation of what I’ve learned and hear from the people across the community. With the experiences and expertise of those we serve, we can establish a strong vision for the education of all of our children.
The following sessions are designed for parents and community members:
**Additional sessions will be held for students and MCSC staff**
We are also offering a survey to collect information from the community. It will be available on our website (http://merrillville.schoolwires.net/) and in hard copy form at all MCSC schools from March 1st through March 15th.
It is critical that everyone in our community helps set the course for educating our children – their future is our future. Please attend one of these conversations and complete the survey to help us do our best to set the right course for our kids and our community.
Jeffery T. Studebaker, Ed.D.
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!
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
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.
Kristina Buikema – Iddings Elementary School
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
We are the recipient of several State and National awards:
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.