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!

Great reminder: Live, Stand, Lead with Respect

Posted on Mar. 16 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Have you seen these great new decals on the floor of all of our schools?

It's a reminder to all who walk the halls of our schools to Live, Stand, and Lead with Respect!

These floor decals were generously donated by Hands of Hope, a division of Family Service Society. We are so grateful for the continued support of this fantastic organization. Three decals and three banners were donated to each of our school buildings. If you don't see them yet, they'll be on display soon!

Check out these fantastic resources from Family Services for more information on violence and the toll it takes on individuals and our community ... and how you can take action against it!