Merrritt Academy Music

Mr. Kimsey - Music: K-5 Elementary Music, Middle School Concert Band, High School Music In Film, High School Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, and Beginning Band   

Please join the Merritt Academy Bands for the "Sounds of the Season" Holiday Performance on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 6 pm.  We will also be having our annual Holiday Bake Sale with all proceeds going toward paying for the Michael Sweeney Commission "Celtic Air and Dance No. IV" to be premiered at the Spring Band Concert on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Check our announcement page for our complete 2017-2018 performance schedule. 
 
Please visit our site often as updates will be posted here first!
 
 
Thank you for all your support!!! 

 

Sincerely,

Walter Kimsey                                                                                                                                     

wkimsey@merritt- academy.org                                                                                                                             

(586) 749-6000 XX. 313

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I would personally like to thank Patti at Southern Thumb music in Richmond.  She has been so wonderful to our music program.  If your child needs a recorder, a new band instrument, instrumental private instruction, instrumental music supplies such as reeds, valve oil etc…  please go to:

Southern Thumb Music

68074 Main Street

Richmond, MI 48062

(586) 727-2389

Tell them you are from Merritt!!!

Both Band will be performing ot the Cedar Point Concert in the Parks Festival on May 6, 2016   - More information to be announced soon.


The annual Music Department Achatz Pie Fundraiser begins October 15th and runs through October 29th - Brochures/Order forms coming soon.

Both Band will be performing ot the Cedar Point Concert in the Parks Festival on May 6, 2016   - More information to be announced soon.


The annual Music Department Achatz Pie Fundraiser begins October 15th and runs through October 29th - Brochures/Order forms coming soon.

The Merritt aCADEMY MUSIC PROGRAM VISION STATEMENT                               

"The vision of the Merritt Academy Music Program is to afford each student an environment in which to grow in all aspects of music.  Our goal is to provide the maturing music student opportunities to perform in quality musical ensembles.  The Merritt Academy Music Program will not only ensure customs of the past, but will also create new traditions for the future by supporting and enriching Merritt Academy and the surrounding communities."    2009

mUSIC Student of the Month:

 September - Jennifer Mason

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September Music Student of the Month: Jennifer Mason
Thank you Jennifer for all your hard work and dedication to our program! 

 

Music Student of the Month - March  -  Melissa Murphy

I have enjoyed watching Melissa mature into one of Merritt's finest students.  Thank you Melissa, for everything you do to make our ensembles better every day and every year!!  - Mr. Kimsey

Merritt Academy Vision Statement

Our vision is that students leave school with:

  • A set of moral values -- honesty, integrity and good judgment.
  • A comprehensive set of skills in: reading, writing, mathematics, science, arts, and technology. • An inquiring mind and a desire for knowledge.
  • Strong self-esteem and high personal expectations.
  • Respect for peers, teachers, and the community as a whole.

We value the partnership which exists between school, parents, and community and the part it plays in realizing this vision.

 

"The mission of Merritt Academy is to instill in it's students academic excellence, character development, a love for life-long learning, and service to others."

 

School Improvement Goals:

ELA:  All students will improve their ELA skills across the curriculum.

-Guided Reading

- Author’s Purpose

- Guided Highlighted Reading

-Text Features

-Remediation

-Writing

-6+1 Traits

-Collins Writing Program

Math:  All students will be proficient in Math.

Algebra and Geometry (6-12)

-Spiral Review

-Technology

-Board Work

Numbers and Operations (K-12)

-Daily Interactive Practice

-Remediation

-Daily Math Questions

-Math Manipulatives

-Real life opportunities

Measurement and Conversions (K-5)

-Spiral review

-Learning groups

-Real world applications

Science:  All students will be proficient in Science

Earth Science (5-8)

-Guided highlighted reading

-Interactive lessons

Physical Science (K-4)

-Guided highlighted reading

-Guided note taking

-Interactive lessons

Research Summary (9-12)

-Guided highlighted reading

-Research based activities

-Summarizing

Scientific Process/Inquiry (K-12)

-Hands on activities

-Technology

-Experiments

-Peer labs

-Using scientific tools

-Using interactive videos and websites

Social Studies:  All students will be proficient in Social Studies.

Civics and Economics

-Lesson development focused on civic practices

-Spiral Review

-Character Education

-MEAP focus areas

History and Geography

-Guided Highlighted reading

-Use of informational text

-Differentiated lessons

-Guided reading for informational text.