Welcome to Allen Elementary School

School Motto:
Personal Responsibility in Developing Excellence

P.R.I.D.E.

Mustang Mission


 I am proud to be an Allen Mustang.

I know that I am here to learn.

I am an important part of my classroom and school.

I am responsible for my learning and my behavior.

I will respect myself, others and their possessions.

I believe in myself.

We believe in each other.

We are Allen Mustangs.


We ride with P.R.I.D.E.

World-famous basketball handler to bring her inspiring message to Allen

Posted on Dec. 08 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Next week, Allen Elementary School students will be entertained and encouraged by the “world’s finest female basketball handler,” Tanya Crevier.

>> Check out some of what she can do:


Despite falling far short of most modern basketball players in height, Crevier, just 5 feet, 3 inches tall, played in the Women’s Professional Basketball League (WBL) for three seasons — the entire history of the league, as it began in 1978 and folded after the 1980-81 season.

She has gone on to use her basketball handling skills to entertain crowds all over the world at schools, camps, churches, and other assemblies, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Upward Basketball programs, at college basketball games, as well as NBA and WNBA games.

Crevier has been inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at her alma mater, South Dakota State University and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Fame.

She will be bringing two of her nephews (who performed last year with their family on the America’s Got Talent television competition) to perform at Allen as well. Isaiah and Caleb will perform basketball stunts on 10-foot unicycles!

>> Watch them on AGT:


Their amazing skills and inspiring message will be featured at Allen Elementary at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the Allen Elementary gymnasium.

Crevier has brought her show to Riverview Elementary in previous years, and we are excited to welcome her this year to Allen!



Tanya Crevier's 2013 visit to Riverview Elementary.

Secret Santa Shop: Parent volunteers needed!

Posted on Dec. 05 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Calling all Santa's Helpers!

Next week is our annual Secret Santa Shop program, which makes it possible for our students to experience the joy of choosing their own special holiday gifts for family and friends. The Santa Shop is set up at the school and is supervised by parent volunteers. That's where you come in! We are seeking more parent volunteers to help with the shop.

The shop will be open from 9 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, through Thursday, Dec. 11. If you would be able to help during that time, please contact the Allen Elementary office at 664-7355.

Thank you!

YOU'RE INVITED: MHS planetarium presents ‘Seasonal Stargazing’

Posted on Dec. 04 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
This holiday season, as carols tell of a special star that shone long ago, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores the wonders of the night sky.

The public is invited to MHS for “Seasonal Stargazing: Winter and Season of Lights”. Showings will be as follows:
  • 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
  • 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. The show lasts about an hour.

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 58.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way.

>> Going to the show? Join our Facebook event page and share with your friends!