There is a lot of information recently added to this site.  Please scroll to view all announcements.

Platinum Photography will be here:

Volleyball- Thursday, September 7th at 3:30 for pictures

Individual and Class Pictures- Tuesday, September 12th in the morning and RETAKES will be Tuesday, October 17th in the morning.

Back to School Paperwork:


Fall Activities starting soon

August 7th

  • High School Football 8:00am in Underwood
    • Bus leaves from Turtle Lake at 7:30am

August 14th

  • Volleyball 7:00am in Turtle Lake
  • Cross Country 8:30am in Underwood
    • Bus leaves from Turtle Lake at 7:30am
  • Junior High Football 8:00am in Turtle Lake

August 22nd

  • Elementary Girls Basketball – After school
  • Junior High Volleyball – After school

IMPORTANT – For all 7th-12th grade athletes, Physicals are required before practice begins.

Elementary students are not required to have a physical but it is highly recommended.


School Supply Lists – Now Available!

Click Here for Elementary School Supply List

Click Here for High School Supply List

Student Registration: updated dates

  • August 9th (Last Name A – K) 5pm – 7pm
  • August 10th (Last Name L – Z) 5pm – 7pm

For ALL students in grade K – 12, please stop by the school on your assigned day to pay lunch/milk tickets, activity and technology fees, and update PowerSchool information.  Please review the Student Handbooks found on our website and return all needed forms.  Forms can be found in the handbooks and will be available at registration if you do not have access to a printer. 


Teacher In-Service

  • August 16th and 17th


Back to School/Open House August 16th:

Click here for more information



First day of School:  August 22nd

Long Term Planning

The Turtle Lake-Mercer School Board has approved the adoption of the 2016-2021 Long Range Planning Document.  The document is available to the public at the high school office during normal business hours.


By order of the Turtle Lake-Mercer School Board.

Susan Davis

Business Manager


Your Right To Know

The Turtle Lake – Mercer School District does everything within its power to assure that your children are being instructed by the most highly qualified instructors and para-professionals available.  If at any time during the school year your child is taught by a teacher for four or more consecutive weeks who is not highly qualified according to North Dakota state standards, you will be notified by our school district.

If you have any questions please contact the superintendent’s office at 701-448-2365 Ext 102.



Website Student Privacy

Turtle Lake –Mercer Public School is proud of the many
accomplishments of our students and staff. Often, such accomplishments will be
highlighted on our school website.

We will often use photos of our students on the school website.
For our protection and the protection of your child’s privacy, we need to know
if you do not want your child’s photograph to be used on our school website.

If you do not want your student on the website, contact the school
office. The school website is accessible to all who have access to the
Internet. Therefore, no home address or telephone number will appear with any
work or photo posted on the web.



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