Welcome to Allen Elementary School

School Motto:
Personal Responsibility in Developing Excellence


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.

College GO! Week will be a week to remember at Allen

Posted on Sep. 19 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Next week is College GO! Week, and here at Allen, we are excited to focus on GIANT dreams!

Our theme for the week is "Our GIANT future starts here."

On Monday, teachers' rooms and doorways will feature favorite college, and teachers, staff, and students are encouraged to wear college spirit wear.

On Tuesday, Allen students in first through fourth grades will hear a special presentation from Steve Gibson of Project Leadership. He'll help the students make connections between career options and college choices — and have some fun thinking about the future!

On Wednesday, teachers and staff will have a alternative career dress-up day, with a nod to careers they might have chosen if they hadn't chosen to go into teaching or if they didn't work at an elementary school.

Thursday will be career dress-up day for students. This is a day for students to seriously begin thinking about their future and the possibilities that are open to them. We want them to think BIG! (But we are asking them to think beyond the dream of a pro sports career. Please think beyond your favorite sports jersey!)

Friday will be College "Red"iness Day, when we all dress in red to support a culture of college readiness!

In addition, on Friday we will have our first Walk of Fame for the year, when students are honored for specific accomplishments with a parade through the hallways. And we are working on some special guests to lead the parade!

Allen Mustangs have GIANT dreams. Let's celebrate those dreams and give our students a glimpse into what it takes to make them a reality!

YOU'RE INVITED: JROTC 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Posted on Sep. 09 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion High School JROTC will conduct a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

The ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday at the flag pole in front of Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St., and is expected to last about half an hour. All students and staff are invited, as are all community members.

MHS JROTC cadets stand at attention during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in 2013. (MCS photo)

This is a special event for the JROTC each year, as the cadets plan and conduct the ceremony themselves.

For further information or to make arrangements for press coverage, please contact Lt. Col. David Farlow, MHS JROTC senior Army instructor, via email (dfarlow@marion.k12.in.us) or phone (664-9051 x.2455).

Support the Marching Giants and have fun at the Fly/In Cruise/In!

Posted on Aug. 20 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The annual Fly/In Cruise/In car and air show is coming up soon at the Marion Municipal Airport, and with it comes the Marching Giants' all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Come on out to the airport and support our musicians as they head back into competition season for the first time in several years!

Check out this WIWU "Crossroads" feature from last year's Fly/In Cruise/In for a taste of what's in store:

The pancake breakfast this year is set for 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $5 in advance, available from any MHS band member, or at the airport, 5904 S. Western Ave., or at the Bright House Networks Marion office, 2923 S. Western Ave. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults, $3 for kids 8 and younger.

There is no admission charge to the show itself, which runs until 2 p.m.

The show this year will feature classic cars and other vintage vehicles, along with dozens of aircraft. The special feature this year is the C-54 "Spirit of Freedom", a flying museum with displays about the Berlin Airlift, a major global response in the late 1940s to one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. The "Spirit of Freedom" is part of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. Click here to learn more about the organization. 

Also featured will be helicopter rides for an additional cost. Click here to learn more.

Don't miss this unique local event that has supported our band program for many years!