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Dougherty County School System
COVID-19 Announcement:

"After conferring with regional educational partners, state and local health officials, the Governor’s Office and the Georgia Department of Education, and with the safety and wellbeing of our students, employees and the community at large at the forefront of our minds, Dougherty County School System will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 and will now remain CLOSED through the remainder of this school year."

On April 1, Governor Kemp announced an executive order that schools in Georgia will stay closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. ALL Facility Rentals will be suspended indefinitely due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Any community requests that are “pending” have been suspended until further notice as well.

The safety of our students, employees and community will always be our first priority."
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MERRY ACRES MIDDLE SCHOOL
Community Spaces for All Your Activities
Merry Acres Middle School is involved in a number of educational programs to enhance learning. Merry Acres offers several tutorial programs for students. In-school tutoring takes place through the STAR Program and HB&B after school homework program. Merry Acres is school-wide Title I. Students also participate in the Academic Bowl, Math Counts, and weekly current events. Merry Acres serves as a pilot school for the Learn and Serve Program. The PREP program for seventh and eighth graders is a post-secondary readiness program. Soar To Success is a reading program sponsored by Proctor and Gamble for grades 6, 7, and 8.

Parents serve as volunteers for various activities as well as tutors. Parents also participate in the Parent-Teacher Organization. Parents as well as community members are invited to join Merry Acres Students of the Month for a special luncheon each month honoring exemplary students. Other community involvement occurs through the "Support Our School" program sponsored by Sears, JC Penney, and Publix.