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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Kindergarten Roundup set April 16

Posted on Mar. 24 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
WHAT: MCS Kindergarten Roundup

WHEN: 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015

WHERE: Allen, Frances Slocum, Kendall and Riverview elementary schools

WHY: Visit your school, get information, get a head start on the kindergarten registration

QUESTIONS? Call 765-662-2546 ext. 132

Marion Community Schools invites families of children who will be starting kindergarten next school year to come visit their elementary schools and get a head start on the registration process at Kindergarten Roundup, set for Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Families can attend one of two sessions set that day, at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2015, can attend kindergarten in the 2015-16 school year.

The informational sessions will be offered at every MCS elementary school:

  • Allen Elementary School, 1115 E. Bradford St.
  • Frances Slocum Elementary School, 2909 S. Torrence St.
  • Kendall Elementary School, 2009 W. Kem Road
  • Riverview Elementary School, 513 W. Buckingham Drive

Families should attend the session at the school their child will attend when school starts, so that the student-to-be can start to become familiar with the building.

For more information, call 765-662-2546, ext. 132.

VIDEO SLIDESHOW: Grant County Spelling Bee 2015

Posted on Mar. 24 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
More than 70 Grant County students, including several Marion Community Schools students, competed recently for the title of the county's top speller and the right to continue on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.

Check out some of the scenes from the Bee here:

Half of the spellers made it out of the first round, but only five spellers made it to Round 3. (That means that technically, according to the Scripps National Spelling Bee rules, 32 students tied for sixth place in the 2015 Grant County Spelling Bee!)

The top Marion Community Schools speller was Carynna Aguila, a sixth-grader at Justice Intermediate School. She claimed fourth place. (She was runner up in the 2014 Grant County Spelling Bee.)

Jenna King, an Eastbrook Junior High School student, was the top speller, and she will continue on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 24-29.

We congratulate all of the spellers, who earned a spot in the county bee by excelling in their school spelling bees. And we wish Jenna good luck at nationals!

VIDEO: Kindness is a choice we ALL have

Posted on Mar. 17 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
This week, as part week 2 of the McCulloch Junior High Random Acts of Kindness Campaign, teachers shared these videos with their students, and discussed how kindness can change the world, one person at a time. 

We hope you'll view them too, and join that conversation. Take a look:

Love really IS an open door ... Just ask Josh.


"What I regret most in my life are failures in Kindness," this commencement speaker says.
Check out this animated video for a reminder of how your choices today will echo for yourself and others for the rest of your life!

On the Calendar

Here's a look at some of the big events coming up at Marion around the district.
(For more events, click here to check out the full calendar, where you can see events at one school building at a time or elect to see all events in the district. Just use the pull-down menu at the top of the calendar!)

  • Spring Break: March 23-27.
  • Kindergarten Roundup: 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16. Click here for more details.
  • MCS Kindness Rally: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 1. Click here for more details.
  • Marion High School Prom: Saturday, May 2. Click here for more details.
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 25 (no school).
  • Last day of school for students: May 26 (unless more snow make-up days are needed; we will communicate with families if more make-up days are needed).
  • Class of 2015 Baccalaureate Service: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, College Wesleyan Church. Click here for more details.
  • Class of 2015 Graduation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Bill Green Arena, Marion High School.
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