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Free meals available this summer through MCS

Posted on May. 23 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is a Summer Food Service Program participant. Free breakfast and lunch is available to the public (to anyone 18 or younger) as follows this summer:

Meals will be available Monday through Thursday, June 4 through June 28 at Frances Slocum Elementary School, Justice Intermediate School, and McCulloch Junior High School; meals will be available Monday through Thursday June 4 through June 21 at Marion High School.
  • Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8 a.m.
  • Lunch will be served from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Giant Summer Academy and MHS summer session students will also be provided free breakfast and lunch.

The Summer Food Service Program for Children was created to serve nutritious meals to children when the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. Under this program, free meals are provided to all eligible children ages 1 to 18 as well as people with disabilities, regardless of age, who participate in a special education program.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

YOU'RE INVITED: Kindness Rally (5/18)

Posted on May. 18 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted April 20, 2018

On May 18, the sixth annual Marion Community Schools Kindness Rally will celebrate the power that kindness has to change our schools, our community, and the world! This event is open to the entire community, and we hope YOU will join us!

Highlights will include the Chain Reaction Ceremony; the annual Student Kindness Awards and Staff Kindness Awards; the Kindness Chain Parade (where representatives from each school march in with paper chains, with each link representing an act of kindness noticed throughout the school year); and a carnival with bounce houses, photo booth, food, and more!

The Kindness Rally is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Marion High School gym. Tickets to be used for the carnival attractions can be purchased from any Marion PK-8 school office in advance for five for a $1, and will be available at the door for four for $1; proceeds will fund continuing anti-bullying efforts throughout the school system.

The Chain Reaction Ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) The ceremony will feature:
  • MHS JROTC presenting the flag.
  • Performances by school music groups.
  • Presentation of Student Kindness Awards, which honor one student from each school who embodies the spirit and kindness and who consistently exhibits it to those around them.
  • Messages from district administrators.
  • The Kindness Chain Parade.
The carnival will begin immediately after the ceremony.

All schools participate in the creation of the Kindness Chains throughout the year, but each school also has various other ways of recognizing and encouraging students and staff who display kindness and have an impact on others. At some schools, this includes cards or other rewards given for specific acts of kindness. At others, it involves recognition in a bulletin board display. The Student Kindness Awards are a natural outgrowth of this recognition process. One student from each building is selected by their administrators. We believe that simple acts of kindness have the power to change our classrooms, our schools, our community, and the world. Because of that, we truly believe the Student Kindness Awards are some of the highest honors we can bestow.

Marion Community Schools is proud of our students and staff who are starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion and making positive changes in our schools and community. We hope that students of all ages and their families, along with community members, will come and help us celebrate at the Kindness Rally!

>> The All-City Art Show runs on May 18 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Walton Center at MHS. Stop by and take a look at some of the art on display from our talented students!

MCS Assistant Superintendent earns regional honor

Posted on May. 17 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools’ assistant superintendent recently was honored by the Indiana Association of School Business Officials, for the second time in three years.


Dr. Robert Schultz, assistant superintendent for business affairs at MCS, was named the IASBO School Business Official of the Year for Region 5, the district in which Grant County lies.

Each year, IASBO recognizes a school business official in each of its 10 regions with this award. We are proud of this recognition of MCS and of Dr. Schultz, who brings a wealth of experience to his role at Marion Community Schools.

But Schultz emphasized that this award recognizes not only his success, but the success of his entire department.

“Awards like this are really multi-person awards. I have been really blessed to work with an outstanding group of people here in the MCS Business Office,” he said. “I feel fortunate to have come to Marion, because there are a lot of people paying attention to the details to make things work well, and everyone is committed to seeing our children succeed.”

Through his diverse career in education, including time as a teacher, principal, superintendent, and post-secondary educator, along with his experience as a researcher and an advisor for school districts across the state, he has developed a wide and well-informed perspective on education and school finance. This perspective and range of experience makes him an invaluable part of our team here at Marion Community Schools, as we navigate the volatile world of school funding in Indiana.

But perhaps even more important, he is a sincere and caring person who is committed to our staff and schools, and the children and community we serve. He is invested in the success of others and is a valued part of our team.

“IASBO is a wonderful organization that is a great resource for schools,” Dr. Schultz said. “I have found that school business managers in Indiana in general are a generous group who share information and best practices. You develop a circle of people you trust, and then utilize their help to guide your work.”

Across his career, Dr. Schultz has found success in various aspects of teaching and administration. In fact, this is the fourth time he has been recognized with a yearly award, and has been recognized in three different roles. Earlier in his career, he was recognized as Teacher of the Year at Eastbrook Community Schools. He was subsequently recognized as the Superintendent of the Year at Tipton Community Schools, this time by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents.

Marion Community Schools is proud of Dr. Schultz and his accomplishments and grateful to him for his service here. 

Dr. Schultz and the other IASBO honorees were celebrated at the organization’s annual awards banquet.

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!)

 
  • Last day for students: May 25 (if cancellations occur during the year due to weather or other reasons, days will be added to the end of the school year; we will communicate this with parents as needed)
  • MHS Class of 2018 Commencement: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 3, in Bill Green Arena at MHS.
  • Giant Summer Academy: Monday through Thursday, June 4 through 28. Click here for more information.
  • Marion High School summer session: Monday through Thursday, June 4 through June 21. Click here for more information
  • Free meals for area kids 18 and younger: Monday through Thursday, June 4 through 28. Click here for more information.
  • MHS Credits Count Summer STEM Enrichment Program: Monday through Friday, July 9 through 27, for incoming 10th- through 12th-graders; registration required. Click here for more information.
  • First student day of 2018-19 school year: Aug. 9.
 
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