Sandra Hall
REMINDER: NO SCHOOL Friday, October 23rd!
8 days ago, Sandra Hall
Dana Weisenberger
Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Meridian’s Craig Carmoney Named 2021 Michigan Superintendent of the Year LANSING – Craig Carmoney, Superintendent at Meridian Public Schools in Sanford, was announced as the Michigan 2021 Superintendent of the Year award winner by the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA) tonight during a surprise agenda item at the district’s virtual board of education meeting. The Michigan Superintendent of the Year Award is presented by MASA to an association member who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole. “I’ve known Craig Carmoney for a long time and there is no one more deserving of this year’s Michigan Superintendent of the Year award,” said MASA Executive Director Dr. Tina Kerr. “His spirit, determination, and leadership have been a driving force in the community for many years. Whether it’s embarking on new ways to educate students or supporting students and families through a pandemic and history-making flood, Craig is a leader for the ages. We are so proud to have him representing our state with this honor.” Carmoney’s nomination for the award included input and support from staff, students, local leaders, and colleagues across the state. “Craig is a well-regarded mentor to teachers, administrators, and colleagues, actively supports colleagues partnering for student achievement, and has been instrumental in the success of his community through COVID-19 and a 500-year flood event this spring,” said Jim Walter II, Superintendent of Clare Public Schools and the person who nominated Carmoney for the award. “As a friend in the same position in a neighboring district, Craig has been instrumental in my learning curve success as a superintendent. He is adept at allowing others to speak and cultivating everyone's opinion in a group as equally valued, but not afraid to call out a practice that may be wrong. Public education needs more leaders such as Mr. Craig Carmoney.” Carmoney was named Superintendent of Meridian Public Schools in July of 2011. Meridian Public Schools is 21st Century school district that has partnered with the New Tech Network, Project Lead the Way, and Delta College to offer project-based learning, 1:1 technology, and early college for all students. Meridian is the only district in the state of Michigan to operate a full-school early college and partner with the New Tech Network to support K-12 project-based learning for every learner. Meridian Early College High School has been recognized annually since 2013 as a National Demonstration School by the New Tech Network. Carmoney has dedicated his career to ensuring that every child is given the opportunity and pathways to succeed in life, college, and careers in the 21st Century. Under his leadership, the first-year college completion rate at Meridian Public Schools has more than doubled to nearly 80 percent and its most recent graduation rate increased to more than 95 percent. Meridian students now earn more than 3,000 college credits per year – 30 times the amount of credits earned prior to Carmoney’s tenure. “Meridian Public Schools have truly been transformed by Craig's vision and leadership,” wrote Sharon Mortensen, President/CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation in a letter of support for Carmoney’s nomination. “As a superintendent, he is willing to challenge the status quo and look at things differently. He brought educational ideas that veered from a traditional approach and successfully implemented them in a rural district. I can think of no superintendent more deserving of this award than Craig Carmoney given his leadership during these most challenging of times.” Carmoney holds a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University. He is also successfully completed the Michigan Leadership Institute Supes Academy, the Great Lakes Bay Alliance Leadership Program, and the Saginaw Valley State University Gerstacker Fellowship Program. Before coming to Meridian, Carmoney served as Middle School Principal and Assistant Superintendent for Bullock Creek Schools. He was also a classroom teacher in both Bullock Creek and Alpena Public Schools. Outside of his work in the district, Carmoney is an active and involved volunteer. He has served as a part of numerous national, statewide and local organizations, including MASA, the Michigan High School Athletic Association, the New Tech Network District Leadership Council, the Midland County Long-Term Disaster Recovery Committee, Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, the Midland Business Alliance, the Midland County College Access Network Leadership Team, the Saginaw Valley State University External Advisory Team, the Greater Midland Area Community Center and the Midland County DARE Board of Directors. MASA’s superintendent selection committee includes representatives from Michigan’s various education stakeholders, including superintendents, school boards, principals, and teachers. The committee selected Carmoney from a pool of highly qualified nominees from across the state As the MASA honoree, Carmoney is now in the running for the national Superintendent of the Year Award from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). AASA will convene a Blue-Ribbon Selection Committee to select four national finalists in December. The four finalists will participate in a national briefing and interviews in January at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The National Superintendent of the Year winner will be announced in February at the AASA National Conference on Education, where all state winners are recognized as well. In addition, Carmoney will be formally recognized at MASA’s 2021 Midwinter Conference in January.
8 days ago, Dana Weisenberger
Joshua Hook
Meridian Elementary Families, If you would like to view the notes from our Social Studies Curriculum Committee meetings that took place this summer, feel free to access them here: https://bit.ly/31ne3GC Notes will also be posted on the website, and hard-copies can be requested from our office. The committee's notes outline the process the members took to investigate a core curriculum and a supplemental curriculum for social studies. The committee and the board of education ultimately approved a pilot program in order to more closely study these options. Results from the pilot program will inform the committee and the board of education's decision regarding whether it should be adopted. Please reach out to me if you have questions. Josh Hook 989 687 3500
8 days ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Please read the attached flyer on wearing costumes Friday, October 30th.
13 days ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Halloween Spirit Week - October 26 -30. Check out the flyer for details!
13 days ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Meridian Elementary Families, On occasion, we get requests for additional learning-related activities that families can do with their children. We are happy to provide you with some options. Please feel free to access this link at your leisure. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1auKbsuIBgPSujCiYP3qG5Il-Fy2kR4Y_/view?usp=sharing). The link contains daily literacy activities for grades K-4, with some activities being more involved and "hands-on" than others. Have a great day!
13 days ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Dear Meridian Elementary Mustang Families, It’s finally here - the annual letter about morning drop-off you’ve all been waiting for! As the official observer of the morning drop-off routine, I’ve gained some great insights over the years. I’d like to share them with you so that you can be voted the most popular parent in the parking lot and avoid being the subject of Facebook posts. If we all chip in we’ll have a delightful drop-off experience. Okay, ‘delightful’ might be a stretch, but you get the point. Setting my poor attempts at humor aside, we now have more families dropping off their child than ever before and doing so within a shorter time span. This is causing some seriously long drop-off lines. The following points stem from two broad ideas: 1) having as many cars as possible access the drop-off sidewalk at any given time, and 2) keeping the long drop-off line moving. For a world-class morning drop-off experience we ask that families please observe the following: 1. When you are in the drop-off line and the traffic flow has stopped, children can exit the car to the sidewalk at any point along the sidewalk curve (see the yellow arrows in the picture below). This allows about 10 vehicles to unload at once and keeps that long line moving. 2. Whenever possible, drive up ahead until you reach the next car, or if you are the front car pull up well ahead of the curve in front of our building (see image below). This maximizes the number of vehicles that can drop-off their child at the same time, making for faster lines. 3. Some families elect to park their car in the lot and then walk their child to the sidewalk or to the building - this is perfectly acceptable. While those on foot in the parking lot always have the ‘right-of-way,’ people on foot can help speed up the traffic flow by standing well out of the way and waiting for all moving vehicles to pass before walking across the driving lanes. Usually, in about 15 seconds the batch of moving cars will be gone and the new batch will pull up and park, creating a perfect opportunity to cross. 4. We ask families who need to get out of their vehicle to assist a child during drop-off to pull into a parking spot, assist the child, and then walk the child across to the sidewalk. 5. Lastly, please have your child ready to go when it’s your turn to access the sidewalk. Last minute reminders, hugs, kisses, and good-byes are all encouraged - but having this done by the time it’s your turn would be super helpful.
18 days ago, Joshua Hook
Noah Kent
Calling your child's school? To reach the main office, call the numbers below: Meridian Early College High School: 989-687-3300 Meridian Junior High School: 989-687-3360 Meridian Elementary School: 989-687-3500 Meridian Early Childhood Center: 989-687-3455 Meridian Transportation: 989-687-3249
20 days ago, Noah Kent
Joshua Hook
Dear Mustang Families, This morning I mentioned we would have an update to announce regarding the new Emergency Order issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. Today's consultation with our county health department clarified that we are indeed required to have K-4 students wear masks all day while in the building. This has been something we have been talking about already, but if you could please reiterate the message to your child that tomorrow we will wear masks full time, it would be greatly appreciated. These past several months have been quite a journey - thank you for your assistance and your patience. Sincerely, Josh Hook
21 days ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Picture Retake Day is Thursday, October 8th in the cafeteria. Please remember to return your original pictures in the original envelope, undamaged. Thank you.
21 days ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Dear Mustang Families, Thank you for the patience you've shown as the district navigates the many changes due to COVID-19, and in particular, whether or not students in grades K-4 have to wear masks all day at school. Just yesterday I posted on our website and sent an email to families (please let the office know if you don't receive our emails) saying that K-4 students will not have to wear masks all day because the Michigan Supreme Court ruled the 9/25/20 Executive Order invalid. The latest word on this came last night, when the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an Emergency Order stating that now students in grades K through 4 must wear masks all day. District officials from Meridian Public Schools will be meeting today (Tuesday) with the county health department to learn more about this. In the meantime, we will continue to follow our board-approved plan that we've used since the start of the school year until we can announce more definitive details from today's meeting. Once again, thank you for your patience. Sincerely, Josh Hook Meridian Elementary Principal
22 days ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Dear Mustang Families, You may have heard that the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the Governor's Executive Orders are no longer valid after April 30th. However, as a school district, this will have no impact on our Board Approved "Return to Learn" plan. Every policy and procedure that we have been doing, we must continue to do. The only thing that will not take effect is the Governor's September 25th Executive Order that required all K-4 students to wear masks all day, starting today (Oct. 5). To reiterate, we will continue the same plan we have been using since the start of the school year. Our district will continue to consult with local health department officials in order to make the best decisions for the health of our students, staff, and community moving forward. Thank you. Josh Hook
23 days ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Dear Mustang Families, Meridian Elementary has a few important pieces of information for our families. The first is that on September 25th, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-185, which expands the requirement to wear a mask in the classroom to all students kindergarten and up. Previously, wearing masks in our elementary school was not a requirement, but beginning Monday, October 5th, 2020, it will become a state-mandated requirement. We will have no option but to comply with this mandate. Please join us in discussing this with your children so that they can be prepared for this change. Hopefully it won’t be long until our region progresses into Phase 5 of the MI Safe Start Plan and we can move beyond masks. The second piece of information we would like to share with you is that our school will be having a Homecoming parade this Friday, October 2nd. Some high school students and the marching band will be participating in it and taking necessary health-safety precautions. Due to COVID-related health concerns, this parade is only for our students and staff. Meridian Elementary students may be viewing the parade through their classroom windows or in a specified zone on the playground. There will also be fire engines and police vehicles in the parade, likely making some noise as they participate in the celebration. I share this because last May many children in our community were roused from sleep to flee approaching floodwaters, were met with the sights and sounds of emergency vehicles, and devastation followed. If you think it might cause anxiety for your child to experience the sights and sounds of emergency vehicles in our Homecoming parade, please talk with your child in advance to help them prepare. If you don’t think it would be a good experience for your child to view the parade, please inform their teacher and we’ll have a different activity for your child during that time. Joshua Hook, Principal
28 days ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Half day of school on Friday, September 25th. Early dismissal is 11:25 a.m.
about 1 month ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
The Health Department is still scheduling Hearing and Vision screenings. See flyer for details.
about 1 month ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Meridian Public Schools is excited to announce that per a USDA Ruling, effective immediately ALL students enrolled at Meridian Public Schools will receive FREE Breakfast and FREE Lunch through December 31, 2020 or until USDA funding runs out. Please contact Food Service Director Melissa Gohl at melissa.gohl@merps.org or 989-687-3212 if you have any questions.
about 1 month ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Picture Day is Thursday, September 10th. In-School learners will have their pictures taken in the morning and our Online Learners will be in the afternoon. Please see attached flyer for details.
about 1 month ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Dear Meridian Elementary Families, Here we are, just a few days away from the start of the year! We look forward to having your children start a new school year with us! Below are a few ways you can stay connected to information and updates. First, you can access our website occasionally for new information that is posted. Once logged into our website (www.merps.org) you can locate Meridian Elementary School and view the ‘Live Feed’ and ‘News’ features. You can also check us out on Facebook. If you have yet to view it, we have a Frequently Asked Question document posted on our district web page that you can access here (https://tinyurl.com/y25pe6l7). And lastly, if you have yet to read our updated student handbook, it is extremely important that you do so. Our home-school partnership is more important than ever! You can find the student handbook here (https://tinyurl.com/y6a5r97g). In addition to these resources, below are some additional thoughts on what the start of the year will look like. 1. Families should have received notice of their child’s assigned teacher through the mail already, and with it received an invite to a class Zoom session. For those that can not attend the Zoom session, teachers can share an introductory video with those families. 2. On the first day of school, and across the first week, we will position many staff members throughout the building to welcome students as they get off the bus or get dropped off by parents out front. We will have an alphabetical list of all the students, along with the corresponding teacher name and class number. We followed a similar process last year and it worked out well. 3. Students might not have enough room in their backpack to bring in all of the requested supplies, and we understand that. We suggest dividing up the supplies over the course of the week and bringing in a smaller portion each day. 4. Students will eat lunch in their classrooms, and then go out to recess in their designated zone of the playground. The playground zones will rotate each week. While outside on their zone, they will not be required to wear their masks. Because students will be taking off and putting on their masks at various times across the day, we have purchased a lanyard that they can wear. The lanyard is designed to be a “break-away” material that when tugged on, it detaches. Students will clip their lanyard through their face mask so that the masks stay with them all day. 5. For parent drop-offs in the morning, please remember that we have a new drop-off time this year. The earliest students can enter is 7:40 a.m., and they will go right to their class. This will help us avoid crowding students together for a prolonged period of time. 6. If a child has forgotten something like their lunch or their gym shoes, we will have a system for dropping it off on a table located just prior to the office. There will be no need to enter the office for this. To accommodate, we will provide paper and a marker so that families can appropriately label it with their child’s name and their teacher’s name. We will check the table and deliver the items. 7. If a child has an appointment or a family needs to pick up their child from school early, please call the office in advance and we will try to have your child ready to go. We hope this update assists your family with planning. See you soon!
2 months ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
MERIDIAN ELEMENTARY VIRTUAL STUDENTS/FAMILIES ONLY! You are invited to a Zoom webinar: When: Aug 27, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: K-4 MERPS Virtual Online Academy Informational Meeting Please register in advance for this webinar at the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aXkxSG9ySleRO3FreQX9Qw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you cannot attend this webinar, it will be posted on our Meridian Virtual Academy page the following week.
2 months ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Dear Meridian Elementary Families, you'll notice in a previous communication I provided a link to view a Frequently Asked Questions document that answers many questions about the school year (https://tinyurl.com/Meridian-Ele-Info). I also encourage families to view the newly approved Student-Parent Handbook which can also be copied and pasted to a new window (https://tinyurl.com/y4bvguso). There is an appendix in the handbook that contains specific language related to COVID and related expectations or procedures. Please familiarize yourself with it, as there are many new expectations. We are regularly receiving questions regarding the fall, and most can be answered through these two documents. Some questions are quite specific, so we'll be collecting questions and compiling answers in a follow-up document that we'll post. For starters, here are a few items: since we can't do our usual back-to-school picnic, our staff will be considering new ways to connect with families and to welcome students to a new year. Parents should receive a letter early in the week of August 24th that indicates their child's teacher for the fall. Any student supplies will need to be sent to school with your child, and if needed, can be sent in across the first week or so. And lastly, for now, the new parent drop-off time in the mornings is 7:40 a.m. Thank you, and stay tuned! Josh Hook
3 months ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Good morning Meridian Elementary families, if you have questions about returning to school this fall or enrolling in our Meridian Virtual Learning Academy, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions document below. It contains information regarding teacher assignments, back-to-school picnic, and much, much more. https://tinyurl.com/Meridian-Ele-Info
3 months ago, Joshua Hook
Noah Kent
Good Morning, We are asking families to please fill out the form attached, so that we can have accurate information out to everyone regarding bus stop times. Please make sure to fill out the form before Sunday, August 16th. Thank you Transportation Information Update: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei5LNlS1qlVw-TvIZPwzGuCEgNE8fCJEcU42zfH3fcD_nsLQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
3 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Good Evening Mustangs, Thank you to those who attended our Virtual Academy Webinar yesterday. To find all of the information discussed, the presentation, information on how to sign up, and a recording of the webinar, please go to www.merps.org and click on MENU and Meridian Virtual Academy. Thank you Meridian Public Schools Staff
3 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
MERPS VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY Learn as you like! Meridian Public Schools is committed to providing learning options for the fall that fit your family needs! The Meridian Public Schools Virtual Learning Academy affords your student the opportunity to learn anytime, anywhere through the use of online courses supported by highly-qualified, Michigan-certified teachers. Complete your schooling at home tuition-free, while maintaining the benefits of enrollment as a Meridian Public Schools student. Partnering with Meridian Public Schools Virtual Academy will ensure that your child receives the benefits of a Meridian education, support, and technology, with the flexibility of learning from the comfort and safety of your home. What to learn more? Attend our upcoming webinar on Tuesday, August 4, 6PM via Zoom. Register for this event here: tinyurl.com/merpsvirtual or connect with our Virtual Academy Coordinators: K-6th grade: Jared Goff, jared.goff@merps.org or 989.488.4662 7th-12th grade: Tara Mager, tara.mager@merps.org or 989.488.4662
3 months ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
The Midland County Health Department is scheduling Hearing and Vision screenings for children entering Kindergarten that have not yet been screened. The parent/caregiver can call the Health Department to schedule an appointment. If the child has been screened for hearing and vision at their preschool, or at the Health Department between the age of 3 and Kindergarten entry, the parent/caregiver can call them and they will fax a copy of the child's record to the school. To schedule an appointment, call Christy at 989.832.6673. If you need to schedule an appointment for immunizations, call 989.832.6665. Please see attached flyer for Hearing & Vision screening dates.
3 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Good Morning, ​ The Sanford-Meridian Flood Relief Fund was designed to assist our students and their families affected by the recent flood. The Sanford-Meridian Disaster Relief Committee consists of several community members and agency representatives. Together the committee is working to distribute resources to residents in the Sanford-Meridian community whose livelihood and primary homes have been impacted by the 2020 flood and dam breach. The information you provide will be reviewed and used by the committee to help distribute financial support by means of a $500 in-store voucher for eligible primary households in the Sanford-Meridian community. Applications are due by Wednesday, August 5th at 3 PM. PLEASE NOTE: SUBMIT ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER HOUSEHOLD. Apply here: https://bit.ly/merpsrelief2​ Thank you
3 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
If you are looking to enroll your student at Meridian Elementary, go to our online registration link www.bit.ly/merpsenroll or stop in at the Administration office to pick up an enrollment packet. The Admin office is open Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 - 4:30pm.
3 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
July 15, 2020 Dear Meridian Mustang Families: The last few months have been very difficult for our community as we have faced the challenges of both COVID-19 and dam failure. No one could have predicted either of these events or provided guidance on how schools, families, and communities should respond. We are now asked to tackle the task of rebuilding our community and coming up with plans to return to learning this fall. There is still a tremendous amount of uncertainty as we head into the 2020-2021 school year. We face additional uncertainty due to the potential loss of students as a result of the flood and the certain loss of state funding due to COVID-19 that may result in historically large cuts in school funding. Fortunately, we are well-positioned to overcome these challenges. We will continue to support our students with one-to-one technology, provide free internet services, and be a statewide leader in education. On June 30th, the Return to School Advisory Council issued the 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap. The Roadmap provides schools with requirements and recommendations for returning to school depending on which MI Safe Start Phase the region is in (currently Phase 4). · Phases 1-3-Schools are closed for in-person instruction · Phase 4-In-person instruction is permitted with required safety protocols · Phase 5-In-person instruction with minimal safety protocols Schools are required to develop plans for each of these three phases which must be approved by the Board of Education by August 17, 2020. Superintendents have agreed to work cooperatively, and in consultation with county health department officials, to develop common plans. Those plans will include in-person instruction, a hybrid model, and virtual learning options. Meridian Public Schools will do everything in our power to return to in-person instruction in the fall with appropriate safety protocols. We know that this is the best option for learning. After what this community has endured, we know that our students need to return to school and have a sense of normalcy. They need to be surrounded by the familiar faces of their classmates and teachers. We know that many of our children are still suffering from trauma as a result of our community tragedy. School and normalcy is more important than ever for these children. We will also be offering a hybrid model in the event that we move between phases or are required to close due to illness or other issues that are outside of our control. The hybrid model will be similar to what occurred this spring. This will allow us the best return to in-person instruction with the least amount of interruption. The last option that we will be offering is a virtual learning option. This will be a K-12 available to all children. We will be hosting a virtual webinar on August 4, 2020, for those who are interested in learning more about this option. The registration link is: https://tinyurl.com/merpsvirtual There is still a lot of work and planning that will occur over the next few weeks, so more detailed information will be coming. Please know that many of the choices will not be within the control of local schools and both public and private schools within each region will be required to follow the Return to School Roadmap. Educating our children will bring us new challenges in the upcoming months, but the Meridian staff will ensure that learning and safety are always the priorities. Sincerely, Craig D. Carmoney
3 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Grade level classroom supply lists are now posted on the website. Go to www.merps.org, Elementary page, click on MENU, DOCUMENTS, CLASSROOM SUPPLY LISTS. Happy shopping!
4 months ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Dear Mustang Families, at this time of year we are usually sending home a note to families that provide an opportunity to request a specific teacher for the upcoming year. Due to these unprecedented times in education, we will not be offering teacher requests this year. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you for your support as we navigate these times together. Sincerely, Joshua Hook
5 months ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Locker items (including desk items), report card pick up and Chromebook/iPad drop off to occur at the same time on Wednesday, June 10th, 10am-12pm AND Thursday, June 11th, 3-6pm, at Meridian Elementary's bus loop, south end of the building. Parent/guardian pick up only! Please have proof of identification ready and remain in your vehicles. Items will be delivered curbside for your convenience and safety.
5 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Impacted or helping with flood relief efforts? @DwynesDreamTeam is offering a drive-through gumbo lunch TODAY at 12pm at @ The Red Oak in Sanford! (Please note location change) Thanks to @UnitedWayofMidlandCounty for connecting us with them. #LiveUnited #SanfordStrong
5 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
We are going to be restarting our food program effective Thursday May 28th. We will no longer be offering delivery due to the current road conditions, we apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Please complete this new form even if you have signed up in the past. Summer Meal Program Sign Up bit.ly/summermeals1 We have new times and locations to choose from; this form must be completed by Wednesday noon to be eligible to pick up 7 days worth of meals on Thursday, the 28th. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we get started up again.
5 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Impacted or helping with flood relief efforts? @DwynesDreamTeam is offering a drive-through Jambalaya dinner tonight at 6pm at @MeridianJuniorHigh and a gumbo lunch tomorrow at 12pm at @CleftoftheRock. Thanks to @UnitedWayofMidlandCounty for connecting us with them. #LiveUnited #SanfordStrong
5 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Help Sanford-Edenville-Beaverton-Greater Midland Area Clean Up All volunteers looking to assist with the flood cleanup in Sanford, Edenville, and Beaverton areas should report to the United Way volunteer check in center everyday between 9AM-4PM. Volunteers will be given a cleanup site to fit their time, ability and focus! Additional volunteer check in locations have been added to support the impacted surrounding communities. New Check in locations: Meridian Elementary School 3353 N. Meridian Rd Sanford, MI Cleft of the Rock Church 2575 N. W. River Rd Sanford, MI Village of Sanford locations: 28 W. Saginaw Road Sanford, MI Intersection of Center and Oak Want to help but not sure where to go? Need information on how to help? Text UWS to 31996 to receive information on where to volunteer and resources available!
5 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Help Sanford Clean Up All volunteers looking to assist with the flood cleanup in the greater Sanford area should report to United Way volunteer check ins everyday between 9a-5p. Volunteers will be given a cleanup site to fit their time, ability, and focus! Check In Locations: Pharmacy Parking Lot 28 W. Saginaw Rd Intersection of Center & Oak Want to help but not sure where to go? Want information pertinent to volunteers? Text UWS to 31996 to receive information on where to volunteer and resources available!
5 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Residents of the greater Sanford area: We have created a hotline if you are looking to report a need for volunteer assistance at your home! If you need help with damage, debris removal, or general clean up, you can call (989) 495-2284. Please note the call center is staffed from 8a-5p, but answering service is monitored 24 hours a day. We look forward to serving you!
5 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Looking to sign up for the meal program? Sign up at bit.ly/merpsmeals. If you have already signed up, we have you on the list. This is for new families. Registration for meals is open Friday 8am through Sunday at noon.
6 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
MECHS is putting a video together to thank all of Meridian's essential workers! If you would like to say thank you to them, send us a picture with a message of thanks to Sarah.Rivard@merps.org by Thursday, 4/30, at 8pm. #ReachHigher #ThankYouEssentialWorkers
6 months ago, Noah Kent
Joshua Hook
April 20, 2020 Dear Meridian Elementary Families, Our highest hope is that you are safe and healthy during these times - we can’t say that often enough, as the health of our community continues to be the highest priority. If there are resources we can connect you to, please let us know. One way you can check out potential resources to assist your family with is to reference this document posted on the Meridian Public Schools website. This excellent resource lists contact information for possible supports such as mental health, food assistance, rent/utilities, internet services, and more. And, once again, here is a request form if you have a technology need. The district is actively looking to provide technology support for as many homes as is feasible. Our technology department will be in touch with you either directly or through mass communication (Facebook, district website, Meridian Public Schools App, etc.) if you submit a request. Our teachers have been reaching out to families through the same methods they’ve used during the year to set up continued learning. If you don’t happen to be getting communication for some reason, please reach out to your child’s teacher by email (firstname.lastname@merps.org) or by calling the main office (989) 687-3500. Regular communication between families and the child’s teacher is very important to us, even if it is brief. As you already know, student learning is being supported through a combination of online learning and physical materials prepared in a packet form. At this time all elementary students should have received their work packets by parent pick-up or U.S. mail. If this is not the case, please reach out to your child’s teacher and we will work to address that. The online learning and physical materials are similar in educational value, but if we can assist with technology to open the door for additional learning options, let us know by using the request form above. As part of our learning plan, our teachers are holding virtual classroom meetings using Zoom at least once per week. As best as you’re able to support it, we find it extremely beneficial for our students to attend these meetings for the additional learning opportunities they present and the social-emotional connection that takes place. Teachers are also holding office hours for you to reach them with questions or updates. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to connect with teachers and let them know how things are going for your child. You’ll notice classroom instruction is prioritizing the essential content areas of reading, writing, and math, although at times you may see some science or social studies content being used for reading and writing purposes. Most learning is covering the review of essential skills, with the exception of a small amount of math skills identified as a necessary skill that can be successfully introduced from a distance. You are also seeing links to learning activities provided by your child’s specials teacher so that continued engagement in art, music, Spanish, and gym can occur. For families that are able to support their child’s learning in specials classes, we welcome your participation and we hope your kids enjoy it. Please know that we understand each home is juggling unique levels of challenge, and we won’t penalize a student for their inability to fully participate. With that said, we do request student engagement and participation to the fullest extent families find feasible. You might be wondering about collecting items your child has at school. At this time, the district is not yet setting up times for families to collect their child’s belongings from their cubby or locker. Stay tuned for future communication on that and other topics. This is quite the challenging time we are experiencing together. In all sincerity, we thank you for all the ways you have supported your child, their teachers, and the community. If you have some constructive feedback you would like to share in order for us to make improvements, please send it to joshua.hook@merps.org. If you feel you’d like to share something positive or encouraging to someone on our staff, please use THIS FORM and we'll pass the good word along and celebrate it! We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Joshua Hook Principal Meridian Elementary School
6 months ago, Joshua Hook
Noah Kent
Looking to sign up for the meal program? Sign up at bit.ly/merpsmeals If you have already signed up, we have you on the list. This is for new families. Please note: the location of the evening pickup has changed. The 4pm-6pm pickup location is now at MERIDIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Thank you for your support! 💙
6 months ago, Noah Kent
Joshua Hook
April 9, 2020: Update Dear Meridian Elementary Families, As mentioned previously, we are re-launching our learning-at-home plan on April 13th. We have planned online learning opportunities for those able to participate, while all students will receive physical materials to continue their learning. We know students will receive their work packets at varying times across the coming days, so please rest assured, students won’t be considered “behind” if they begin this next round of work after April 13th. Before starting the week beginning April 20th, we should all be moving ahead together at the same pace. For families that have requested technology supports through our survey, the tech department is working hard to produce a solution to your needs and will be reaching out to you. Section III.B. of Executive Order 2020-35 permits parents and guardians of students to visit the school property to pick up materials to support the district’s learning plan. Your health and safety is important, so curbside pick-up of materials will be provided by staff with personal protective equipment. 
1. If you are NOT signed up to receive the meals program from Meridian during this stay-at-home order, please pick up student work packets (curbside pick-up) at the main entrance of Meridian Elem on April 10th (9-11a), OR April 13th (4-6p).
2. If you ARE signed up to receive our current meals program AND you pick up the meals from us, you will receive packets at meal pick-up (curbside) on April 13th.
3. If you ARE signed up to receive our meals program BUT meals get dropped off to you, you'll receive packets in the mail (arriving approx. April 16th).
4. If your child also sees a teacher other than their general education classroom teacher, your child will also receive a mailing (arriving April 13-16th).
7 months ago, Joshua Hook
Noah Kent
Did you miss meal sign up? Don’t worry! You can still sign up here: bit.ly/merpsmeals Reminder that meal pickup or deliver is on Monday and Thursday! If you have already signed up, no need to sign up again; we have you on our list. #ReachHigher
7 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Meal signup reminder: if you are looking to sign up your child 18 or younger for our meal program, please do so by 8am Wednesday. You can sign up at bit.ly/merpsmeals If you have already signed up, we have you on the list. Please do not sign up again. Thank you!
7 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Meridian Public Schools has complied a list of resources for everyone to use during this time. From food to mental health, internet and transportation; you can find a resource here. You can view it here: bit.ly/MerpsResources
7 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
For those who are still looking to sign up their children 18 or younger for our food program, please do so with this link: https://forms.gle/ogscz2bK3RHnPiRf8 If you have already signed up, you are on the list. This is for those looking to sign up for the first time. Responses are due by Wednesday at 8am.
7 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network Mobile Pantry is giving away free no questions asked food TODAY, 3/20. Please bring empty bags and/or boxes Proof of income will not be needed Signatures are not required. Registration: 9:00 AM in your car. Distribution: 11:30 AM. Food brought to your car. Stay in your car. Aldersgate United Methodist Church 2206 Airfield Lane, Midland Ph: 989-486-9393
7 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Did you miss signing up for meals this last week? You can sign up for them now! This is open to any children under 18, regardless of income. IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR MEALS LAST TIME, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP AGAIN - you are on our list still. Please use this link to sign up for meals: https://forms.gle/sPzdDj74r1wGBMGo6 Responses are due by 3pm on Friday. Thank you for all of the support! We were able to provide 3,300 meals to 330 students in 141 families! It’s a great day to be a Mustang! 💙💙💙💙 #ReachHigher
7 months ago, Noah Kent
Joshua Hook
If you're an MES family that has been participating in the "bag of food" program (formerly called "backpack buddies"), you can pick up a supply of food at Sanford Ele beginning Thursday, 3/19 between 6:30a - 5:30p. Please make your pick-up before 3/27. Thanks, and hang in there!
7 months ago, Joshua Hook
Noah Kent
Reminder: food sign ups must be completed by TODAY at 4pm. If you have NOT signed up yet, sign up at https://forms.gle/wvNyfLUFm1XGaRmi8
7 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Please make sure if you are in need of meals during this time for anyone under the age of 18, that you fill out the form to receive them. bit.ly/merpsmeals
7 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Our meal program has been finalized. Meals will begin on Thursday. They are available for pickup at Meridian Junior High from 12-2pm or Sanford Elementary from 4-6pm. Delivery is available if you do not have the ability to pick up. Delivery is Monday & Thursday from 12-2. Pickup days after will be Monday and Thursday at the same times. If you did not fill out the form before needing meals, please do so: https://forms.gle/jnYorHCtwgWLTGHi6
7 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Elementary parents/students: Please send your creations to Miss Brady at allison.brady@merps.org or post your photos below! #Art #ReachHigher
8 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Meridian will be providing meals to children under 18 during the school shutdown. We are looking to see if families are interested​ in this. Please complete the survey at https://forms.gle/377QfQhobxaKEjDk8 or by going to www.merps.org and click on menu, quicklinks and school shutdown meal information. ​Responses to this form are due by MONDAY, MARCH 16, AT 9AM.
8 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Carmoney regarding Meridian Public Schools response to COVID19. This message has been emailed home to all parents/guardians as well.
8 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Just a reminder, Family Reading Night is Tuesday, March 10th, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., at our school. The first 100 elementary students through the door win a canvas tote bag! Join us for fun reading games and visit the Book Fair in the Library!
8 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
The 2020-2021 school year calendar has been released! #ReachHigher
8 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Family Reading Night is Tuesday, March 10th at 5:30pm and the kickoff to our Spring Book Fair! See the flyer for details.
8 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Have a Magnificent Monday, Mustangs! #ReachHigher #AGreatWeekOfLearningAhead
8 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Happy Friday, Mustangs! We hope that everyone has a great weekend!
8 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Next week is Dr. Seuss Spirit Week! Check out the flyer for details.
8 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
REMINDER: Friday, 2/28, is a half day of school. Elementary releases at 11:25, Junior High at 11:15, and High School at 11:20. #ReachHigher
8 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Half day of school on Friday, February 28th. Early dismissal is 11:25 a.m.
8 months ago, Sandra Hall
Craig Carmoney
Meridian Public Schools are closed on Tuesday, February 18th. Several inches of heavy snow followed by rain have made driving conditions very difficult. Stay safe Mustangs and see you Wednesday.
8 months ago, Craig Carmoney
Sandra Hall
Muffins with Mom Thursday and Friday! See flyer for details...
9 months ago, Sandra Hall
Craig Carmoney
Meridian Public Schools are closed on Monday, February 10th. Stay safe Mustangs and we will see you on Tuesday.
9 months ago, Craig Carmoney
Noah Kent
Meridian Public Schools is hiring! Go to bit.ly/MerPSHiring to see a list of all open jobs. #ReachHigher #NowHiring
9 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Kindergarten Round Up will be Wednesday, March 4th at 6:00 p.m. Check out the flyer for details!
9 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Meridian Public Schools is hiring! We are looking for a MTSS Coordinator & Student Support Specialist. See the attached job posting, or head on over to our website www.merps.org/human-resources--77 to find out more about other available positions! #ReachHigher #Employment
9 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
REMINDER: Friday 1/31 is a half day of school & there is no school on Monday, 2/3. Elementary releases at 11:25, Junior High at 11:15, and High School at 11:20. Monday is a scheduled day off. #ReachHigher #HalfDay
9 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
MECHS has challenged Beaverton to a Battle Of The Fans on Tues, Feb 4th for the girls basketball games 🏀🏀 @ Beaverton, and on Wed, Feb 5th @ MECHS! Check out the challenge video: youtu.be/Cbw17gJagWs Beaverton, are you ready?! #ReachHigher #BattleOfTheFans #GoBlue 💙💙
9 months ago, Noah Kent
Dana Weisenberger
We want to take a few minutes to thank our wonderful School Board Members for their many years of service and dedication to the students and staff of Meridian Public Schools. We want to especially thank Board President Michael Bowen for his 25+ years of service and Board Secretary Dennis Cole for his 18+ years of service. We truly appreciate all of the time and hard work that all of our Board Members have put in towards being a Meridian School Board Member and we want them to know that we couldn't be where we are today without their support. Please thank our Board Members in person if you see them around! Michael Bowen - President, Deborah Passmore - Vice-President, Dennis Cole - Secretary, Rebecca Hitsman, - Treasurer, Kristy Brawt - Trustee, Janice Goodall - Trustee, Stephen Grubaugh - Trustee
10 months ago, Dana Weisenberger
Dana Weisenberger
We want to take a few minutes to thank our wonderful School Board Members for their many years of service and dedication to the students and staff of Meridian Public Schools. We want to especially thank Board President Michael Bowen for his 25+ years of service and Board Secretary Dennis Cole for his 18+ years of service. We truly appreciate all of the time and hard work that all of our Board Members have put in towards being a Meridian School Board Member and we want them to know that we couldn't be where we are today without their support. Please thank our Board Members in person if you see them around! Michael Bowen - President Deborah Passmore - Vice-President Dennis Cole - Secretary Rebecca Hitsman - Treasurer Kristy Brawt - Trustee Janice Goodall - Trustee Stephen Grubaugh - Trustee
10 months ago, Dana Weisenberger
Dana Weisenberger
We want to take a few minutes to thank our wonderful School Board Members for their many years of service and dedication to the students and staff of Meridian Public Schools. We want to especially thank Board President Michael Bowen for his 25+ years of service and Board Secretary Dennis Cole for his 18+ years of service. We truly appreciate all of the time and hard work that all of our Board Members have put in towards being a Meridian School Board Member and we want them to know that we couldn't be where we are today without their support. Please thank our Board Members in person if you see them around! Michael Bowen - President Deborah Passmore - Vice-President Dennis Cole - Secretary Rebecca Hitsman - Treasurer Kristy Brawt - Trustee Janice Goodall - Trustee Stephen Grubaugh - Trustee
10 months ago, Dana Weisenberger
Joshua Hook
Good Evening Meridian Mustang Families! Back by popular demand, attached is a friendly reminder for how our student drop-off process works in the mornings:
10 months ago, Joshua Hook
Noah Kent
Meridian Public Schools is hiring! We are looking for: 3 paraprofessionals, one driver/server in the kitchen, and Junior High Track coaches! Use the link below to be taken to the list and find answers to questions you may have! #ReachHigher #WeAreHiring http://bit.ly/MerPSHiring
10 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Popcorn Fridays are back! See flyer!
10 months ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
End of the second marking period is Friday, January 17th.
10 months ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
School resumes on Monday, January 6th. Welcome back!
10 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Happy New Year, Mustangs! From all of us at Meridian Public Schools, we wish you the best in 2020! It's time to #ReachHigher with us this year! Here's to another great year of learning!
10 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
From all the staff at Meridian Public Schools, we wish you a Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁
10 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Holiday Spirit Week is Monday, December 16th through Friday, December 20th. See attached flyer for details!
11 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
REMINDER: Friday 12/13 is a HALF DAY of school. Elementary releases at 11:25, Junior High at 11:15, and High School at 11:20. #ReachHigher
11 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Sharing Tree pick up starts today through Thursday, December 19th. Pick up times are between 12:00 and 3:15 p.m. Thank you!
11 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
REMINDER: Friday 12/13 is a HALF DAY of school. Elementary releases at 11:25, Junior High at 11:15, and High School at 11:20. #ReachHigher
11 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Half day on Friday, December 13th. Early dismissal is 11:25 a.m.
11 months ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Thanksgiving break begins Thursday, November 28th followed by a vacation day on Friday, November 29th. We will return to school on Monday, December 2nd. Happy Thanksgiving!
11 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Meridian is hiring! We are looking for a childcare provider at the daycare center, after-school cook, assistant cook at the High School, full time maintenance person, HS Robotics advisor, and a full time junior high secretary. #ReachHigher
11 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Meridian is hiring! We are looking for a childcare provider at the daycare center, after-school cook, assistant cook at the High School, full time maintenance person, HS Robotics advisor, and a full time junior high secretary. See the attached postings below. #ReachHigher
11 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Someone Special Night for Boys! See attached flyer!
12 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
REMINDER: There is a half day of school TOMORROW, 11/14. Elementary releases at 11:25, Junior High at 11:15, and High School at 11:20. There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, 11/15.
12 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Lost and found articles are placed on shelves in the hallway, across from the gymnasium. Please see attached flyer for details!
12 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
REMINDER: School fundraiser pickup is Wednesday, November 13 from 3:30-7pm and Thursday, November 14 from noon to 3pm. Items can be picked up in the cafeteria by an adult. Students are not allowed to take orders home. Thank you.
12 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
The High School is hosting a someone special night for Elementary School boys and their special lady (mom, aunt, grandma etc.) This event is open to MES boys grade Y5-4th. See attached flyer for more information. Reservation forms are being sent home with students. #ReachHigher
12 months ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
PTO Fundraiser Pickup is this week! Check out the flyer for details!
12 months ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Meridian PTO 2019 "Holiday Sale". Check out the flyer! Deadline is Friday, November 22nd!
12 months ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Parent -Teacher Conferences are Thursday, November 14th from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Please contact your student's teacher to schedule a time.
12 months ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Just a reminder: half day on Thursday, November 14th, early dismissal is at 11:25 a.m. Friday, November 15th, NO SCHOOL!
12 months ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Dear Meridian Elementary Families, don't miss out - tomorrow (Wednesday) is the last day for your child to turn in their fundraiser forms!
12 months ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Meridian Public Schools is looking for substitutes! We are looking for subs in the food service department, custodial crew, and for paraprofessionals. Interested individuals can apply at https://www.edustaff.org Come and join the team! #ReachHigher #ComeAndJoinTheTeam!
12 months ago, Noah Kent
Joshua Hook
3/3 Meridian Elem Families: Thank you for sending your great kids to our school - we're blessed to have them! Have a great weekend!
12 months ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
2/3 Meridian Elem Families: Just a reminder that our fall fundraiser forms are due Monday, November 4th
12 months ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
1/3 Meridian Elem Families: Here's a link you can hold onto and use specifically to send positive messages to our staff members, and we'll celebrate what you share internally. Help us celebrate what's good in the world! Paste onto your browser: https://forms.gle/kQihk8qKP5Zzpi7i6
12 months ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Student Council sucker sale begins Wednesday, October 30th. Suckers are $1 with a limit of 2 suckers per student. They will be sold every Wednesday during your student's lunch time.
almost 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Half Day Reminder: TOMORROW, Friday, October 25, is a half day of school. Meridian Elementary releases at 11:25, Junior High at 11:15, and High School at 11:20. Have a great day!
about 1 year ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Square1Art Fundraiser orders are due online at shop.square1art.com by November 4th. Products are scheduled to be delivered to the school around November 18th and will be sent home with your child. Money raised during this fundraiser will go towards exciting new art supplies for elementary students to use and enjoy. If you have any questions regarding the fundraiser, please contact Miss Brady.
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Truck or Treat
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Mark your calendars! Half day of school on Friday, October 25th. Early dismissal is 11:25 a.m.
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Meridian Elementary Families: Just a reminder that Picture Re-takes are on Monday, October 14th.
about 1 year ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Donuts with Dads, Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th. See flyer attached!
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
PLEASE NOTE: Picture Retake Day has been rescheduled from Wednesday, October 9th to MONDAY, OCTOBER 14TH.
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Meridian Elementary Families: Here is a link you can hold onto and use specifically to send positive messages to our staff members, and we'll celebrate what you share internally. Help us celebrate what's good in the world! :) https://forms.gle/kQihk8qKP5Zzpi7i6
about 1 year ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Dear Mustang Community, if you'd like a chance to wander through the elementary school halls and several classrooms to see the new construction updates, we'd welcome your attendance between 6 and 7 p.m. tomorrow (Friday), September 20th.
about 1 year ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Homecoming spirit wear will be on sale at Meridian Elementary from 9:00 - 12:00 p.m., Friday, September 20th. Check out the flyer!
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Friday, September 20th is a half day. Early dismissal is 11:25 a.m.
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Meridian Elementary Families: Our Back-to-School picnic is currently still on for this evening from 4:30-6:30, but we will plan to be indoors due to the rain.
about 1 year ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Meridian Elementary Families: Just a reminder for this Wednesday, September 11th, that we'll host our Back-to-School picnic (4:30-6:30) for our elementary school families. Enjoy a hotdog and a chance to meet the teacher. Hope to see you there!
about 1 year ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
3/3 Mustang Families, due to high school construction, their students/staff will use part of elementary parking lot. Parking on Sept 3 will be very limited. If you do child drop-off and your 2nd-4th grader can make it to class on their own, it would help reduce parking problems.
about 1 year ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
2/3 Mustang Families, for students arriving to school on the bus Sept 3, we will have close to 20 adults helping the students find their classroom. If you have young children, it would be helpful to have your child practice saying their first and last name, and teacher's name
about 1 year ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Mustang Families, we've attached some classroom locator maps for 2019-20. If you don't see the images here, you'll be able to from the elementary webpage. Parents are welcome to come on Sept 3rd from 7:45-8:00 to steer their children to their classroom and drop off supplies.
about 1 year ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
PTO's online store is open until Sunday, August 25th, 11:59p.m.
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Mrs. Hall is in the office! I will be at the Administration building Monday thru Friday, 8:00 - 3:00 pm. until further notice. You can still reach me at 687-3500. See you soon!
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Welcome Back Picnic will be Wednesday, September 11th. See attached flyer!
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
REMINDER: School supply lists can be found by clicking MENU from the Meridian Elementary school page, clicking on DOCUMENTS, then SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS.
about 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Meridian Elementary office will be closed until Monday, August 19th. The building is currently under construction so all the phone lines may be down indefinitely. Please call Administration if you have questions needing answers immediately. Have a safe and awesome summer!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
FREE summer meals for anyone ages 18 & under or up to 26 with a disability. See the flyer!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
MEDICATION REMINDER: If your child has medicine in the office, it will need to be picked up by an adult, no later than Thursday, June 6th, 3:30 p.m. All medication left unclaimed will be disposed of. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Volleyball Registration Form
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Mustang Volleyball Camp July 16-18th. See flyer for details!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
2019 Meridian High School Youth Football Camp will be July 22, 23 and 24. Check out the flyer!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Last day of school is Thursday, June 6th. Early dismissal is 11:25 a.m.
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Field Day is Tuesday, June 4th
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Classroom supply lists for the 2019/2020 school year are posted on our website. Click on our Meridian Elementary School page, go to MENU, click on DOCUMENTS, and open the CLASSROOM SUPPLY LISTS folder. Happy shopping!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Lost and Found articles need to be picked up by Thursday, June 6th. Please see attached flyer!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Parents, if you would like your student to have a school yearbook, Studio 154 has ten left. Please contact Studio 154 at (989) 430-9209 to purchase a copy for $10/each. The yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Craig Carmoney
Last Friday, Governor Whitmer signed snow day forgiveness legislation for the four days that were declared as a State of Emergency. As a result of that legislation, Meridian Public Schools will return to the originally published school calendar and end with a half day on Thursday, June 6th. We thank you for your patience as we waited on our legislators in Lansing to take action.
over 1 year ago, Craig Carmoney
Sandra Hall
A revised flyer will be sent home today regarding Picnic with Parents. Please disregard the previous flyer.
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Field Day volunteers needed! Please consider volunteering on Tuesday, June 4th and have some fun with your student and their friends! Check out the attached flyer for details.
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
The district art show is tonight from 4-7p in the Community Room at the high school. You don’t want to miss it! The art show also runs on May 15 during the same times. We hope to see you there!
over 1 year ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Picnic with Parents will be Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24. A form will be sent home next week with further details!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Art Show Spirit Week is next week, May 6-10th. Check out the attached flyer!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
A new Engineering for Kids "Marine Engineering" begins on Monday, April 29th and ends June 3rd. Register online at engineeringforkids.com/great-lakes-bay.
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
There will be no school on Friday, April 19th.
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Someone Special Dance is this Friday, April 12th!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Someone Special Dance is Friday, April 12th. Checkout the flyer attached!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Spring break is here! No school Monday, March 25th thru Friday, March 29th. School resumes on Monday, April 1st!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
​Good Afternoon Parents, Today we experienced a power outage at Meridian Elementary at 12:15pm. Power was restored to the building by 2:00pm. We thank you and your students for your cooperation today. Have a great night! -Meridian Elementary Staff
over 1 year ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Phones are currently down at Meridian Elementary. If a message must be delivered to our office, please contact the Administration Office at 989-687-3200. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Reminder of our half day on Friday, March 15th. Early dismissal at 11:25 a.m.
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Family Reading Night is tonight from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Check out the flyer for details!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
See below for a menu change on Thursday, 3/14 for Meridian Early Childhood Center and Meridian Elementary. Thank you. Leaping Leprechaun Chicken Drumstick Over the Rainbow Crinkle Cut Fries Pot O' Golden Peppers Lucky Lime Applesauce Charming Green Grapes SPECIAL TREAT
over 1 year ago, Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Meridian is hiring! See the attached postings for more information, or visit https://www.merps.org/o/meridian-public-schools/page/human-resources--77
over 1 year ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
PTO sponsored Winter Carnival on March 15, needs lots of volunteers or event will be cancelled! Please see attached flyer.
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Our spring book fair starts next week. Scholastic book flyers will be coming home soon in your child's backpack. See attached flyer for dates and times!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Muffins with Mom..check out the flyer!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Remember, no SPARKS or After School Reading programs today!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Dana Weisenberger
The Meridian Public School District is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the Board of Education. An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position until the November 3, 2020 election. Interested persons are to submit a letter expressing interest along with their qualifications for the position, no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 11, 2019 to: Meridian Administration office, Attn: Board President Bowen, 3361 North M-30, Sanford, MI 48657 or to board@merps.org. Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will schedule interviews with interested candidates at their March 18, 2019 meeting. If you have any questions concerning the role of the Board of Education and the responsibilities of a Board Member, please contact Craig D. Carmoney, Superintendent of Schools, at (989) 687-3200.
over 1 year ago, Dana Weisenberger
Dana Weisenberger
Notice of Board Vacancy The Meridian Public School District is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the Board of Education. An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position until the November 3, 2020 election. Interested persons are to submit a letter expressing interest along with their qualifications for the position, no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 11, 2019 to: Meridian Administration office Attn: Board President Bowen 3361 North M-30 Sanford, MI 48657 Or at board@merps.org Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will schedule interviews with interested candidates at their March 18, 2019 meeting. If you have any questions concerning the role of the Board of Education and the responsibilities of a Board Member, please contact Craig D. Carmoney, Superintendent of Schools, at (989) 687-3200.
over 1 year ago, Dana Weisenberger
Noah Kent
The Meridian High School Jazz Band is hosting their 11th annual Jazz Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 6th at the Great Hall in Midland. See the attached flyer for more information or contact band.boosters@merps.org. Additional information is also available at www.meridianbands.org
over 1 year ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Winter Carnival is Friday, February 15th, from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $2/person (four and under are free!)
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Interested in playing in the Sanford Youth League? Check out the flyer attached.
over 1 year ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Reminder: Box Top collection sheets are due Friday, February 22!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
There will be no SPARKS or After School Tutoring on Thursday, February 28th. Please plan your student's transportation accordingly. Thank you!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Update to the Girl Scout Daisy Troop....it meets at Meridian Elementary Room 21, not the high school!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Meridian is hiring! We are looking for a full time special education teacher for the 2019-2020 school year! See the attached job posting for more information. You can find the employment application and contact information on our website at www.merps.org under Human Resources.
over 1 year ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Remember Friday, February 22nd is a half day. Early dismissal is 11:25 a.m.
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Third graders at Meridian Elementary are hosting a fundraiser for their field trip to Lansing. See the attached flyers for more information! Additional order forms are available in the Elementary Office.
over 1 year ago, Noah Kent
Craig Carmoney
Meridian Public Schools will be again on Wednesday, February 13th. Many of the roads that were plowed yesterday have drifted back shut.
over 1 year ago, Craig Carmoney
Craig Carmoney
Meridian Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 12th as conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the morning hours.
over 1 year ago, Craig Carmoney
Sandra Hall
Softball Clinic begins Sunday, February 10th. Please view image for more details!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Popcorn Fridays are back! Starting this Friday, February 8th, our third graders will be popping popcorn as a way to help fund their spring field trip to Lansing. Help them out by buying a bag! $.50 per bag, limit of one per student!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Mark your calendar...Kindergarten Round Up is Wednesday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m. in our school cafeteria. You are invited to attend if your child is turning five on or before September 1, 2019. Also invited are parents of children turning five between September 1st and December 1st, 2019, who may enroll upon a written request. Information is posted on our Elementary web page news!
over 1 year ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Please check out our Lost and Found for any clothing your student may have lost. It is found in the hallway, across from the gymnasium. You have until January 31st before it will all be donated to a charitable organization. Good luck!
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Last day of the marking period is Friday, January 18th. It is also a half day. Early dismissal time is 11:25 a.m.
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Dear Meridian Elementary Families, we hope you were able to get some rest and relaxation over the holidays, as well as quality time with your loved ones. We look forward to seeing your children tomorrow at school!
almost 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Noah Kent
From all of us here at Meridian Public Schools, Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🎅🏻🎄
almost 2 years ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
Winter Break begins Friday, December 21st and ends Tuesday, January 1st. Have a safe holiday!
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Reminder to MES parents: Thursday, December 13th at 8:30 a.m. is our annual Title 1 parent meeting for those interested. As required by law, we'll be discussing Title 1 programming, supports, and associated data.
almost 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Kindergarten and Young Fives Christmas Program is Thursday, December 13th at 2:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Miss Brady’s art students creating their masterpiece!
almost 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
A new Engineering for Kids session will begin on Monday, January 14th and end February 25th. You can register at engineeringforkids.com/great-lakes-bay, click on Programs>Classes and look for your school's link.
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
If you and/or a family member filled out a Sharing Tree Gift Request Form and returned it to Meridian Elementary, you may pick your gift up, beginning Monday, December 10th and ending Wednesday, December 20th, between noon and 3:15 p.m.
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Fundraiser pick up is today, Thursday, December 6th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and tomorrow, December 7th, from 7:45 to 2:00 p.m. Items can be picked up in the cafeteria by an adult. Students are not allowed to take orders home. Thank you! PTO
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Noah Kent
Looking for a Christmas present for your Meridian Fan?! Check out this online store that is running now through Sunday, December 9th! Items will be in before Christmas. Any questions can be directed to Noah Kent by emailing noah.kent@merps.org. https://mhsxmas.itemorder.com/sale
almost 2 years ago, Noah Kent
Sandra Hall
There is a half day on Friday, December 7th. Early dismissal time is 11:25 a.m.
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Dear MES parents, our Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on December 13, 2018. We will use this opportunity to explain & discuss our Title 1 supports, as well as our school's overall strategies for improving learning.
almost 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Grandparents Day will be Friday, November 16th, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
Winter is coming - tomorrow. Please send your students with snow gear, and let us know if you need assistance with items.
almost 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Fall fundraiser delivery will be Thursday, December 6th, 3-8 p.m. and Friday, December 7th, 7:45 to 2:00 p.m. Items can be picked up in the cafeteria by an adult. Students are not allowed to take orders home. Thank you!
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Just a reminder today is a half day...early dismissal 11:25 a.m.
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
Reminder Meridian Elementary PTO Holiday Spirit Store will be open until 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 11th. Visit https://ptoxmas18.itemorder.com/sale. All proceeds will go to benefit the children, helping to pay for field trips, online access to programs for the classrooms, school grounds improvements and much more!
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
4th grade students in Mrs. DeRees's music class learn rhythm with bucket drumming - a great learning experience and very fun!
almost 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Dear MES Families, the Lost n' Found items we have collected so far this year will be on display during Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday (3:15 - 6:15pm) and Thursday (12:15 - 3:15 p.m.). After conferences we will be donating these items, so please come claim what's yours.
almost 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Dear Meridian Elementary Parents, Please note that one of the new requirements this year within the Transportation Department is for parents to notify the Transportation Department by 2 pm for last minute parent pick-up changes, while all other changes still require 72 hours. Parents can either call 687-3249 or email the Transportation Department at transportation@merps.org by the 2 pm deadline. The department then contacts the teacher and elementary office staff. Thank you for your cooperation with this while we continue to streamline our services.
almost 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
MES staff had fun celebrating Halloween with your children today! Enjoy the evening and stay safe!
almost 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Sandra Hall
Your child's Student Registration Form was sent home a couple of weeks ago. If you haven't already, please review the information, make changes, sign/date and return it to school as soon as possible.
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Sandra Hall
There is a new Engineering for Kids session starting Mondays, November 12th through December 17th. You can enroll at www.engineeringforkids.com/great-lakes-bay/.
almost 2 years ago, Sandra Hall
Joshua Hook
MES Parents: One of our goals is to keep our students’ absences from school at a minimum. Of course, the obvious reason is that they learn more when they are consistently present. 1 out of every 7 U.S. students misses nearly a month of school each year - Yikes! Together, let’s work hard at improving student attendance this year. Please let us know if we can assist with challenges you are facing with your child’s attendance. Thank you!
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
MES Parents: just a friendly reminder to place any Square1 Art orders by October 29th 😀
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Glow in the dark artwork! One student said, “This is the best day of my life!”
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Some pictures from Miss Brady’s fourth grade art class.
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Greetings! Meridian Elementary Box Top collection sheets are due October 18th, the PTO fundraiser is due tomorrow (Oct 16), and Donuts with Dad (or other adult role model) is Oct 18 & 19 at 7:15 a.m. both days.
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Noah Kent
Reminder that this Friday is a half day. Students at the Elementary are dismissed at 11:25
about 2 years ago, Noah Kent
Joshua Hook
Homecoming football game is this Friday at 7p against Beaverton, and this is Spirit Week at Meridian Elementary.
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
It was a another great week of school. We have a great staff and great students! Don’t forget to check us out on Twitter (@MeridianElem) for mostly learning-related posts.
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
We love starting our Friday’s with rainbows at Meridian Elementary!
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Friendly reminder from Meridian Elementary - It’s Picture Day tomorrow 😀
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
Meridian Elementary PTO has coordinated an online store where you can purchase Meridian gear. You can place order up until this Sunday. Check out the site for more details. https://mhspto2018.itemorder.com/
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
We had a great first day of school! Thanks for sharing your wonderful kids with us!
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook
Joshua Hook
We had a great time at our back-to-school picnic last night! Have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! See you Tuesday...and go Mustangs!
about 2 years ago, Joshua Hook