MCS School Board honors 30 students with perfect IREAD-3 scores

Posted on May. 26 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Wednesday honored 30 students who achieved perfect scores on their IREAD-3 test this school year.



The MCS School Board poses for a photo with MCS students who achieved perfect IREAD-3 scores in the 2015-16 school year, along with their teachers.


The IREAD-3 test is administered to all third-graders in Indiana schools that receive public funding, to gauge reading proficiency. The state has not yet released school-wide IREAD-3 results publicly, but individual scores are available to families, and these families gave MCS permission to celebrate their students’ perfect scores.

MCS has had students achieve perfect scores on this test in the past, but the number of students reaching that level this year is more than double the number of students with perfect scores in any previous year. We are so proud of these students for their hard work and their achievement! And we are grateful to their teachers this year, and all of the teachers who have helped guide these students for years. We are proud of their hard work, care, and talents!

Here’s a full list of those honored at the regular board meeting on May 25, 2016, grouped by the school they attended in the 2015-16 school year:

Allen Elementary
  • Brynna Gee
  • Ezra Weaver
  • Kyliegh Yeakle
Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Caleb Hawkins
  • Michael Herrington
Kendall Elementary
  • Michael Barnett
  • Cyler Perry-Sherron
  • Colin Rayment
  • Sophie Richards
  • Isabella Marin
  • Savannah Shaffer
  • Sydney Slaton
  • Andre Washington
  • Ava Adams
  • Nathaniel Beck
  • Emma Bento
  • Rebecca Harris
  • Khaimen Monteiro
  • Matthew O’Banion
  • Cali Whitton
  • Emma Miller
  • Trey Adaway
  • Lily Daugherty
Riverview Elementary
  • Cassius King
  • Jorge Ramirez
  • Jesse Simpkins
  • Simara Jarrell-Mann
  • Troy Brown
  • Mikenzie Chambers
  • Thalia Williams
In addition, Kendall Elementary School third-grade teacher Jenny Jindrich was honored because every student in her class passed IREAD-3. We are proud of her and her students!

District office, career center, preschool staff moving

Posted on May. 26 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Over the next several weeks, the Marion Community Schools district offices will be relocating to a different section of the Marion High School building, to make room for the new Marion Regional Career Center. 

District offices are moving to the southwest corner of MHS, at the front of the building. 

We ask for your patience once again as we undertake this move. The best way to reach an individual staffer during this time will likely be email. Click here for our staff directory

The Marion Regional Career Center (formerly known as the Tucker Career and Technology Center) will be moving from the building at Ind. 18 and Pennsylvania Street to the east side of Marion High School where the district offices were located in the 2015-16 school year. This move will open up exciting new opportunities for more MHS students.

During this move MRCC staff will likely be best reached by email as well. Click here for our staff directory. 

In addition, much of the Little Giants Preschool staff is relocating this summer in to our elementary schools. During this move, email will likely be the best way to reach them. Click here for our staff directory.

Giant Dreams Tour: Class of 2016 visits elementaries

Posted on May. 17 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion High School Class of 2016 visited our elementary schools on Tuesday, May 17, taking a "walk of fame" through the hallways dressed in their caps, gowns, honor cords, and other awards.



For many of the seniors, it was a homecoming. Alumni of each elementary school led the procession at their building, and there were plenty of hugs from former teachers and administrators to go around for the soon-to-be-graduates. 

For the elementary students, it was a glimpse into their own futures, a visual representation of a milestone they are all striving to reach: high school graduation. 

And for all involved, it was a reminder that each of us has someone, somewhere watching us, looking up to us, and being inspired by our choices, attitudes, and accomplishments. It's a good reminder for us all, and it was a great way to celebrate the Class of 2016!