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Where the ordinary becomes extraordinary


Pat Rial


MAY 19, 2016-Miller students deliver gifts to Blank Children's Hospital

APRIL 29, 2016-Miller students, staff donate books to MICA

APRIL 29, 2016-Miller staff recognize Autism Awareness month

APRIL 29, 2016-Miller students create their own utopia

APRIL 12, 2016-Miller presents "Charlotte's Web"

APRIL 11, 2016-MHS, MIller students show National History Day projects

MARCH 15, 2016-Community members talk careers at Miller

FEBRUARY 12, 2016-Miller students recognized during academic awards night

FEBRUARY 3, 2016-Lenihan, Miller schools plan academic awards nights

JANUARY 15, 2016- Eighth grader places first in Miller Spelling Bee

JANUARY 8, 2016-Legislators visit schools, interact with classes

DECEMBER 17, 2015-Miller students deliver gifts to veteran

DECEMBER 8, 2015-Students particiapate in Lego League tournament

NOVEMBER 25, 2015-Miller students lead successful food drive

NOVEMBER 11, 2015-Veteran stresses importance of serving other to Miller students

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015-Students, teachers detail STEM work to Advisory Council

SEPTEMBER 16, 2015-Miller students serve up Bobcat spirit

MAY 27, 2015-Paraeducator makes connections with students

MAY 4, 2015-Jazz Coffee Concert scheduled for May 11

APRIL 15, 2015-Miller students selected for Blank Summer Institute

APRIL 6, 2015-Miller team places second in Battle of the Books

MARCH 23, 2015-Miller students raise $1,401 for American Heart Association

MARCH 20, 2015-Miller Middle School hosts career fair

FEB. 24, 2015-Miller students compete at Science Bowl

FEB. 10, 2015-Students visit Capitol, promote anti-bullying bill

JAN. 16, 2015- Eighth grader wins Miller spelling bee

JAN. 14, 2015- Miller students donate to Animal Rescue League

DEC. 19, 2014 - Miller Middle School collects 3,000 food items

AUG. 4, 2014 - Patrick Rial named associate principal at Miller Middle School

MAY 14, 2014 - Miller hosts 7th annual Soccer Shootout

MAY 12, 2014 - Miller duo advance to National History Day

MAY 12, 2014 - Seventh grader projects positivity
Students in the Spotlight

APRIL 23, 2014 - Several Miller students selected for Belin-Blank Summer Institute

APRIL 21, 2014 - Quiet leader speaks up to learn
Students in the Spotlight

APRIL 3, 2014 - Marshalltown students advance to state National History Day

APRIL 2, 2014 - Miller students earn ribbons at ITEC Fair

MARCH 25, 2014 - Middle school hosts annual Miller March Madness

MARCH 11, 2014 - Marshalltown student art on display at State Historical Building

MARCH 3, 2014 - Seventh grader yearns for knowledge
Students in the Spotlight

FEB. 28, 2014 - Youth Art Month exhibit opens today, reception March 8

JAN. 29, 2014 - Science program has students thinking future: Emerson/Fisher hosts project fair
Marshalltown Times-Republican

JAN. 20, 2014 - Miller holds annual spelling bee

JAN. 6, 2014 - Student learns English, other work at once
Students in the Spotlight

DEC. 20, 2013 - Miller students play Santa for those in need
Marshalltown Times-Republican

DEC. 18, 2013 - Marshalltown teams earn FIRST Lego League awards

DEC. 16, 2013 - Confidence blooms in eighth grader
Students in the Spotlight

DEC. 10, 2013 - Globetrotter makes a spin through town
Marshalltown Times-Republican

DEC. 9, 2013 - Bobcats compete at Special Olympics State Bowling

NOV. 7, 2013 - Miller musicians perform with SCIBA Honor Band

OCT. 22, 2013 - Seventh graders visit camp Dodge

OCT. 10, 2013 - Schools participate in Healthiest State Initiative walks

OCT. 1, 2013 - Marshalltown Schools receive PE, nutrition grant

AUG. 1, 2013 - Back-to-school events scheduled in August

JULY 27, 2013 - Inaugural MPD Student Academy graduates 13 cadets: Coordinators hope to continue program next summer
Marshalltown Times-Republican

MAY 30, 2013 - Miller Art Club creates artwork for school library

MAY 21, 2013 - Miller students, senior citizens form bonds through service learning

MAY 13, 2013 - Miller show choir performs at Adventureland

MAY 8, 2013 - Annual Jazz Coffee Concert is May 13

APRIL 29, 2013 - Miller bands earn top ratings at contests

APRIL 29, 2013 - Active learner doesn't waste a minute: Eighth grader a responsible student
Students in the Spotlight

APRIL 26, 2013 - Annual Miller Soccer Shootout held at Franklin Field

APRIL 26, 2013 - World of Lennox opened up to students
Marshalltown Times-Republican

APRIL 25, 2013 - Miller students participate in Centra Iowa Tech Fair

APRIL 18, 2013 - Marshalltown students earn awards at regional National History Day, advance to state

APRIL 17, 2013 - Student musicians rehearse, perform with the Dallas Brass

APRIL 15, 2013 - A student who can be counted on: Science teacher says eighth grader is a role model
Students in the Spotlight

APRIL 9, 2013 - Miller student artwork on display at Lennox offices

APRIL 2, 2013 - Miller students medal at Science Olympiad

APRIL 1, 2013 - Miller students accepted to Blank Summer Institute

MARCH 24, 2013 - Miller Middle School set for $1M makeover

MARCH 22, 2013 - Miller holds annual March Madness Shootout

MARCH 11, 2013 - Focused, independent learning impresses math teacher
Students in the Spotlight

MARCH 4, 2013 - Miller student compete at Regional Mathcounts Contest

FEB. 11, 2013 - Quiet leader gets her work done: Miller student building confidence
Students in the Spotlight

JAN. 29, 2013 - Iowa Assessments next week

JAN. 21, 2013 - Miller LEGO League team recognized at state

DEC. 17, 2012 - Miller food drive nets 1147 items for Salvation Army

DEC. 14, 2012 - Miller 8C adopts six children from Salvation Army Angel Tree

DEC. 10, 2012 - Things start to click for seventh grader: Miller student shows improvement
Students in the Spotlight

DEC. 7, 2012 - Marshalltown students selected for NEISTA honors orchestras

NOV. 19, 2012 - A contagious smile in class: Miller student stays on task with positive attitude
Students in the Spotlight

NOV. 12, 2012 - Miller musicians selected for SCIBA Honor Bands

NOV. 8, 2012 - Marshalltown Students hold mock elections

OCT. 18, 2012 - We've got your back: Miller students support autistic teammate
Marshalltown Times-Republican

AUG. 18, 2012 - Science Bound program taps into young potential: Program parters with local schools, businesses
Marshalltown Times-Republican

AUG. 15, 2012 - President Obama visits Miller Middle School

AUG. 14, 2012 - Miller school gears up for Obama visit
Marshalltown Times-Republican

AUG. 11, 2012 - Obama to speak at Miller Middle School
Marshalltown Times-Republican

AUG. 2, 2012 - Orientations, open houses planned to start school year

JULY 3, 2012 - Leading the future of Miller Middle School: New principal starts on the job
Marshalltown Times-Republican

JUNE 2, 2012 - Jacy Large named next Miller principal

MAY 31, 2012 - Miller art students paint panels for band room

MAY 21, 2012 - Taking advantage of time to learn: Miller student doesn't waste a minute
Students in the Spotlight

APRIL 30, 2012 - Miller bands earn four Division I ratings at Large Group Contest

APRIL 16, 2012 - Free sports physicals offered April 25 for students entering 8th, 10th, 12th grades

APRIL 16, 2012 - Eager to learn and making strides: Miller student learns language with effort
Students in the Spotlight

APRIL 13, 2012 - Marshalltown students earn honors at Central Iowa Student Technology Fair

MARCH 30, 2012 - Miller team takes Central Iowa Battle of the Books championship

MARCH 20, 2012 - 244 teams compete in Miller March Madness

MARCH 14, 2012 - Miller launches Manner Up! video series

MARCH 11, 2012 - Follow the beep: Blindfolded baseball game hits Miller school
Marshalltown Times-Republican

MARCH 5, 2012 - Miller March Madness set for March 15

MARCH 5, 2012 - In it for more than good grades: Middle school student takes learning seriously
Students in the Spotlight

MARCH 5, 2012 - Miller students selected for Blank Summer Institute

MARCH 1, 2012 - Miller Mathcounts team competes at regionals

FEB. 13, 2012 - A polite way to learn life skills: Miller student respects others
Students in the Spotlight

FEB. 3, 2012 - Miller Middle School Science Bound students put on successful presentations
Marshalltown Times-Republican

FEB. 1, 2012 - Miller hosts "Night of the Young Adolescent" Feb. 16

DEC. 19, 2011 - Miller 8C rases $560 to buy presents for Salvation Army Angel Tree

DEC. 13, 2011 - Miller LEGO League team advancing to state

DEC. 9, 2011 - Miller students, staff kick off Friday by kicking up their heels

NOV. 14, 2011 - Students honored in Noon Lions Peace Poster Contest

NOV. 4, 2011 - Miller student accepted to 8th Grade Iowa All-State Band

OCT. 13, 2011 - Miller student selected for Opus Honor Choir

OCT. 7, 2011 - Carol Webb named AEI Mid-Level Art Educator of the Year

MAY 26, 2011 - Soldier visits Miller classroom that sent care packages overseas

MAY 9, 2011 - Students bring home awards from state National History Day

MAY 2, 2011 - Miller students, Iowa artist collaborate on murals

MARCH 11, 2011 - Miller students selected for Blank Summer Institute

MARCH 10, 2011 - Miller vocal music teacher selected for Simon Estes concert series

FEB. 25, 2011 - Miller MATHCOUNTS team competes at Regionals

NOV. 30, 2010 - National reading list influenced by Marshalltown students is published


  • Opportunities
  • Diverse Offerings
  • Community

Miller Middle School prepares the district’s seventh and eighth grade students for success in high school and beyond.

The excellent student-to-teacher ratio means individual and small-group assistance is accessible for all students. Strong partnerships with local businesses and community groups build positive relationships between students and the Marshalltown community.

Students at Miller have access to a wide array of resources, including a fitness center, a new GEAR UP Iowa computer lab, and a myriad of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

At the middle school level, a diversified curriculum allows students to explore varied interests. A state-of-the-art career lab and innovative programs like Project Lead the Way allow Miller students to begin researching and exploring possible career paths before high school.

Further career exploration is available through job shadowing. All eighth grade students are given the opportunity to spend time with an area employer and begin to understand some of the career opportunities available to them after high school. Students are able to discover where their interests lie and build an academic road map to achieve their goals.

Along with a varied curriculum, Miller also offers a wide array of extra- and co-curricular activities, including seven sports, performance and visual fine arts, band, chorus, orchestra, and numerous groups and organizations for all interests.

Miller Middle School has a long history of partnership with local businesses and community organizations to enrich education and improve Marshalltown.

A strong partnership with Lennox continues to emphasize the important link between education and local business. All students have the opportunity to take a tour of the Marshalltown facility while at Miller.

Miller is also dedicated to working with families, hosting Family Nights, parent book studies, inviting parents to lunch, and hosting many family and community-oriented events to build solid education partnerships