Wear your field day t-shirts or something red tomorrow for a DWM school photo!
District School Budget Vote today in local town offices 10:00-8:00! June 8, 2021
Early release on Friday, June 4.
DWM - Busses may run late this afternoon. Friday - May 28.
DWM - Masks are no longer required to be worn by students or adults when outside at school. The social distancing rule for outside has also been eliminated. Masks are still required inside the school for students and staff.
DWM - buses may run late this afternoon (May 20, 2021)
Early release on Tuesday, May 11. The first bus departs @ 11:30, parent pick-ups @ 11:45 and the last bus @ approximately 12:00.
Mask Update: Due to recent changes in Covid guidelines from the Governor's office, masks do not have to be worn outside when a 6 ft. distance can be maintained between people. If students are playing or participating in activities where they cannot maintain a 6 ft. distance, masks must be worn.
DWM - Busses may run late on Wednesday afternoon, May 5.
Busses may run late the afternoon of April 30.
Today (4-5-21) is a remote day for D.W. Merritt due to no heat. Students are to work on remote packets.
April 8 & 9 are early release days for students due to parent/teacher conferences.
Reminder: March 18 is a half day of school for students. March 19 is a full day of school for students.
Buses may run late today. 3-1-21
EdGE at DWM is cancelled for this afternoon.
Pat's bus may run late tomorrow morning (Tuesday - Feb. 9, 2021).
There is a 2 hour delay this morning due to the weather. 2-8-21
DWM - Today is a remote snow day due to the storm. Students are to work on Snow Day packet #3. (Feb. 2, 2021)
Due to today's remote snow day, we will have Pink Day on Monday. Wear pink and bring a donation for the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.
Today, 1-29-21, is a remote snow day. Students are to work on Snow Day packet #2.
Tomorrow is Pink Day at DWM! Wear pink and bring a donation for the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center!
Due to the weather, this will be a remote snow day. Students are to work on snow day packet #1.
During the district closure from Dec. 7-9, students are to begin work on their quarantine packets that were sent home earlier this fall. Please e-mail classroom teachers or call the school if students need help or if they have any questions. The staff and I will be available Mon., Tues. and Wed. We look forward to students returning to school on Thursday, December 10.
Dawn Fickett, 41 minutes ago Due to a positive COVID case in one of the MSAD 37 schools, we will be releasing students at 11:00 today. We are using an abundance of caution in responding to the case and more information will follow as we proceed.
Thanksgiving Break November 23 - 27! We will see students again on November 30. Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
D.W. Merritt School Update 11-5-20 If the superintendent should call a Snow Day due to weather conditions, students will work on snow day packets and/or Google Classroom from home. Three Snow Day packets will be sent home today so that students have them should the need arise. Any remote snow days will count as school days and they will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.
We will need to double up busses this afternoon (Oct. 6) in Addison/Columbia/ & Columbia Falls. NO Kevin's bus. Expect delays. As always, thank you for your patience.
Report cards, awards, gifts & treats for students may be picked up @ DWM on Friday 10:00-3:00. Staff caravan around DWM community beginning @ 3:00. See you then!
Final learning packet pick-up from 10:00-12:00 on Wednesday, May 27. Work and lap-top return on June 3 from 10:00-12:00. Report card and awards pick-up on Friday, June 12 from 10:00-3:00. Staff caravan through the DWM community on Friday, June 12 @ 3:00!
Due to upcoming Memorial Day weekend, lunch delivery changes are as follows: Fri., May 22 four days of lunches delivered - Tuesday, May 26 three days of lunches delivered. Back to regular lunch delivery schedule on Friday, May 29. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Call the school @ 483-2229 on May 27 (8:00-12:00) to register your pre-k and kindergarten students for the fall. Screenings will take place after school starts. Thank you!
Staff caravan to follow lunch buses as follows: Mon. 20th for Ronie's bus, Wed. 22nd for Pat's bus & Fri. 24 for Dawn's bus. We will pass by homes to wave to students beginning @ 9:45! Home to see you along the way!
The next day for learning packet pick-up and drop-off at DWM is on Wednesday, April 29 from 10:00-12:00.
Due to road conditions lunch deliveries and pickups will be from 12:00-2:00 today (Wednesday April 10)
DWM packet pick up and drop off days for April will be Wednesday's the 8th and the 29th from 10:00-12:00. Going forward, you will get two packets at a time. Thank you.
Due to protocol changes as of 3-30-20, learning packet drop off and pick up in the gym 10:00-12:00 on Wednesdays only. Lunch pick up in the lobby 10:00-12:00 M,W,F. If you wish to have lunches delivered rather than you pick up, please call 483-2229. Thank you.
DWM - You may pick up learning packets, drop off work and pick up lunches from 10:00-12:00 M,W,F. Please practice social distancing and go directly to the gym for your materials. The building will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You may reach me and the teachers by phone or email. Thank you for your support and cooperation as we continue to work together.
DWM - Remote Learning Update from Mrs. Greene: Beginning March 23, the school will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00-12:00 each week. At this time completed learning packets may be dropped off and new ones picked up. You may reach teachers and me through email at any time. Thank you for your support as we continue to work together!
UPDATE ON SAD 37 SCHOOL CLOSING: With updates from the Governor recommending avoiding groups larger than 50, and the President's that groups be no more than 10, we have made the decision to NOT have school on Wednesday, March 18th as planned. More information will be available Tuesday morning as to how parents can get the schoolwork for their child's remote learning experience. We appreciate your patience as we all work together to get through this.
There will be no school for students on Monday and Tuesday, March 16 & 17, as the staff will use these days to prepare for a possible shutdown due to the coronavirus.
Due to snow days and early releases, our Destination Imagination groups will not be ready for the performance scheduled for March 12. Therefore the performance date has been changed to Friday, March 27 @ 1:00. Hope to see you then!
Ronie's and Dawn's DWM buses may run late this afternoon. (3-3-20)
First pee-wee basketball game @ DWM on Monday, March 2. Girl's game begins at 5:00 with the boy's game to follow. Good luck to our Eagles!
The D.W. Merritt Lady Eagles play Cutler in the championship junior high basketball game at 5:00 this afternoon at Washington Academy! Go Eagles!
EdGE, D.I. practices and the W.A. basketball game for this afternoon have been cancelled due to the weather conditions. (2-13-20).
DWM girl's team will play Cutler for the championship @ 5:00 this afternoon at Washington Academy! Go Eagles!
The D.W. Merritt junior high girl’s basketball team will play Beals at NJSHS on Wednesday, Feb. 12 @ 3:30. Go Eagles!
No school today due to the weather.
We will be dismissing today @ 11:30 due to the weather (Thursday, 2-6-20)
The bus leaves DWM today @ 3:45 for the boy's b.ball game in Jonesboro. Good luck to our team!
Grades 3&4 skills building basketball @ D.W. Merritt has been cancelled for this afternoon (Friday, Jan. 31).
Due to illness D.W. Merritt morning and afternoon buses may run late. (Friday, Jan. 31)
Due to illness, D.W. Merritt buses may run late this afternoon (1-30-20).
The transportation dept. has just notified us that buses WILL NOT run late tomorrow or Friday (Jan. 29&31).
The transportation dept. has informed us that morning and afternoon buses will run late on Wed., Jan. 29 and Fri., Jan. 31.
Grades K,1,2 Destination Imagination practice has been cancelled for this afternoon (1-21-20)
No school today due to the weather (1-16-20)
The transportation dept. just notified us that buses will run late this afternoon. (1-15-20)
All basketball practices for this afternoon are cancelled.
Buses will run late this afternoon (1-13-20)
Buses will run late this afternoon (Friday, 1-10-20)
Wear pink tomorrow (Friday, 1-10-20) and bring a donation for the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center!
Pat's & Ronie's buses may run late this afternoon.
Morning and afternoon buses may run late on Jan. 6 and Jan. 8. Afternoon buses may run late on Jan. 10.
Have a great vacation everyone and enjoy the holidays with your families and friends! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
2 hour delay this morning due to the weather (12-18-19)
Girl's and boy's basketball practices have been cancelled for this afternoon (12-17-19) due to the weather.
EdGE has been cancelled for this afternoon (12-17-19) due to the weather.
Buses may run late today (12-13-19)
Classroom holiday parties will be at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon (12-13-19). See your weekly classroom newsletters for details.
Buses may run late this afternoon (12-12-19)
Please join us for our annual Holiday program Thursday evening (12-12-19) @ 6:00 pm.
Craft Fair & Chinese Auction @ D.W. Merritt School on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9:00-2:00. Come and shop with us!
Please join us for the annual Geography Bee tomorrow, Dec. 6, @ 1:00.
No school today due to the weather.
The ballgame scheduled for Dec. 3 @ DWM has been changed to Dec. 2.
Early release beginning @ 11:30 on Wednesday for Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday with your family and friends!
DWM's annual fall family lunch is this Friday, Nov. 22 @ 11:15. Call school @ 483-2229 or send in your sign up sheet by Thursday. See you on the 22!
Buses may run late this afternoon (11-13-19)
EdGE @ DWM for this afternoon (11-12-19) has been cancelled
Reminder: 1st quarter awards tomorrow afternoon @ 1:00 (11-13-19)
No school on Veteran's Day, Monday Nov. 11
Early dismissal today and tomorrow for parent/teacher conferences (Nov. 7 & 8)
Buses may run late tomorrow morning. (11-6-19)
Reminder: Parent/Teacher conferences on Thursday, Nov. 7. Check student folders for conference times.
Join us for our annual Harvest Party tomorrow morning @ 10:00!
Soccer play-off game at 2:45 today with DWM vs. MES at Narraguagus!
Buses may run a little late this afternoon.
11:30 dismissal at D.W. Merritt today, Oct. 17, due to power outage
Buses are running late due to the weather.
No school on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. Enjoy the long weekend!
Cross country and school photos tomorrow!
Cross country and soccer practice have been cancelled for today.
Ronie's bus is broken down. Pat's bus is on the way to do the remainder of Ronie's route and get all students to school.
No Pre-K on Friday - 10/4/19
School and cross country picture day is Oct. 11! Forms will be sent home or you may order on mylifetouch.com
No pre-k tomorrow - Friday, Sept. 27
Soccer photos on Tuesday, Sept. 24 prior to the 3:00 game in Milbridge. Photo order forms available @ DWM and NJSHS.
4:00 Cross Country Meet @ Jonesport Elementary this afternoon! Come and cheer on our runners!
Buses may run late this afternoon (Sept. 17, 2019) Sorry for any inconvenience.
Grade 5 students will attend a presentation on the United States Constitution at the Church on the Hill in Addison on 9-17-19.
Our D.W. Merritt runners did a fantastic job at the cross country race this afternoon! Go Eagles!
Please join us for our annual Open House @ 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 10!
Cross Country practice for grades 3-8 on Monday, Sept. 9 from 2:30-3:30. Soccer practice for grades 6-8 on Monday, Sept. 9 from 4:00-5:30. Students must return signed athletic codes in order to participate.
We had a great first day! Check students backpacks for lots of important information.
First day of school tomorrow, Set. 3! Chicken nuggets, rice and apples are on the menu for lunch. See you soon!
Student registration for the 2019-2020 school year is on Tuesday, August 27 from 8:00-12:00. If you wish to enroll your child/children at D.W. Merritt, please stop by the office with your child's birth certificate and immunization records. See you soon!
DWM students read 4,435 books from April 1 thru May 16, 2019 as part of the annual Bikes for Books Challenge sponsored by the Tuscan Lodge. Two readers from each classroom won bicycles and helmets. Two of the winners already had bikes at home, so they donated their new bikes to friends! We celebrate reading and kindness at D.W. Merritt!