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Justice Intermediate School earns grant for robotics education

Posted on Jun. 23 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion Community Schools is thrilled to announce that Justice Intermediate School is a recipient of a robotics grant from the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, to fund VEX IQ robotics education during the coming school year!

Mary Miller, a teacher at Justice, applied for the grant from the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, and the grant program also includes training for her to become a robotics educator.

The grant program is part of a state robotics initiative that aims to provide a hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience to every Indiana elementary school by utilizing an economical, entry level robotics platform. The TechPoint Foundation for Youth aims to award these startup grants to 400 elementary schools across the state, with the vision of providing a STEM learning opportunities for students in under-served schools.

The grant will cover costs for a VEX IQ starter robotics kit and a professional development session for Mrs. Miller, along with VEX curriculum and Project Lead the Way classroom projects and parts.

We are looking forward to this exciting new opportunity for Justice Intermediate students, and we are grateful for this grant from the TechPoint  Foundation for Youth, and to Mrs. Miller for applying for the grant!

MHS welcomes new soccer head coach, alum Bre Laypoole!

Posted on Jun. 23 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director


Marion Community Schools and Marion High School is happy to welcome Bre Laypoole to the Giant athletics program as head coach of the girls soccer program. We look forward to continued success for the team with her at the helm!

Community Foundation grant helps fund Champions Together at MCS

Posted on Jun. 21 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Community Foundation of Grant County recently awarded Marion Community Schools’ Special Services Department a $2,500 grant to help fund Champions Together, a collaboration between the IHSAA and Special Olympics that promotes servant leadership among student athletes while changing their lives as well as the lives of those with intellectual disabilities.

The Marion Giants Champions Together program encompasses the Unified Basketball season, which features teams from all of Grant County’s public schools, as well as the Unified Track season, when the Giants compete with schools from around the area and at the state level with a tournament system just like any other varsity sport affiliated with the Indiana High School Athletic Association. This year it also featured the Little Feet Meet, a fun event that featured various track and field activities for children of all abilities. While Marion Community Schools has participated in Unified Basketball for a few years, Unified Track and the Little Feet Meet were new this year, as was the affiliation with Champions Together.

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“The impact of this grant award is tremendous as it will help provide uniforms for the team and allow the players to look and feel the part of being a Marion Giants varsity athlete,” MCS Special Services Director Lisa Graham said. “Being a part of a team brings confidence, acceptance from peers, and pride in oneself and other teammates. That is huge in the life of a young person who gets to be a part of Champions Together!”

This grant from the Community Foundation will help propel this program into its second year, and Marion Community Schools is looking ahead to the continuing positive impact that Champions Together will have on our students, our schools, and our community.

In the coming school year, students will again have the opportunity to participate as Unified teammates, as volunteers, or even just as fans. Like any other athletic event, Unified games and meets take many hands. We're looking for an announcers, scorers, teammates, cheerleaders, M-Club cheer block members, and concession workers. Ask yourself, “Where could I serve best?” If you would like more information about how you can get involved, contact Lisa Graham, lgraham@marion.k12.in.us or 662-2546, ext. 139.

The Community Foundation of Grant County is an advocate for local philanthropy and is dedicated to connecting people who care with causes that matter. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1984, the Community Foundation works with donors to establish charitable funds and supports non-profit organizations through a variety of grant-making efforts. The Community Foundation connects people, resources, and causes to promote sustainable impact toward the betterment of Grant County.  Currently the Community Foundation holds more than 300 different funds that benefit worthy charities and charitable causes in Grant County. For more information, click here to visit them online, or call 765-662-0065.

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!)

 
  • MHS Class of 2016 Commencement: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, Bill Green Arena @ MHS. 
 
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