Principal's Message


Michael Krutz
MHS Principal

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students of Merrillville High School,


As we approach the final stretch of the 2020-2021 school year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students, staff, parents and administrators as we worked through the Covid Pandemic.  The resiliency of every Merrillville High School stakeholder was on full display over the course of these most unprecedented times.  Shifting teaching strategies to accommodate In-Person, Virtual, and Blended learners was accomplished at the highest levels and was a team effort.


We ask parents to join teachers and administrators in encouraging students to stay focused academically right up to the last day of school.  Parents are encouraged to monitor the academic progress of their children stressing good study habits, homework completion, daily attendance, and responsible behavior. If we all work together and communicate effectively, our individual and school goals can be attained. Your support in these areas will ensure a positive completion to a successful year.


We will be starting our Senior Graduation Meetings so that clear and concise expectations are in place for the upcoming in-person baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies.  Our Graduation packet will be sent home with students detailing those activities to ensure that these ceremonies are conducted with dignity and respect for all participants and their families.    Since graduation is such a momentous occasion in a person’s life, please remind your son/daughter that it is also a privilege to participate in this ceremony. 


Let’s continue to work together to have a great end to the school year!




Michael Krutz



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