MCS registration begins this month

Posted on Jun. 08 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Registration for the 2015-16 school year at Marion Community Schools will begin later this month.

Online registration is set to open on June 29. Families with students who were enrolled at an MCS school last year can register their students online.  For more information, click here.

The online registration process can be completed at any Internet-connected computer (including the public stations available at Marion Public Library). However, computer/Internet access and staff assistance will also be available during our on-site registration days, set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 21 and 22 at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. (This will be the location for registration for all MCS schools, K-12. Staff from all school buildings will be available on those days at Marion High School.) Parking is available along 26th Street and Carey Street on the west side of the building. For more information, click here. 

Those with students who are new to MCS should plan to attend our on-site registration days to provide needed documentation and information, including proof of residence (such as a recent utility bill with your name and address), and the name and contact information for the school your student most recently attended, along with any health/allergy information.

Textbook fees and deposits can also be paid online as part of the registration process, or at the on-site registration days (where you can avoid the online payment processing fee).

A note for Tucker Career and Technology Center students: MHS students will register for TCTC classes during the regular registration process outlined above. However, TCTC has separate times set for county students who will attend in the fall: July 22 and 23, between 8 and 11 a.m. or 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. For more information, click here to visit the TCTC website.

More information about MCS enrollment is available in the “Enrollment” section of the MCS website.

FREE summer meals available to all kids in Marion

Posted on Jun. 01 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Originally posted April 28, 2015

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:
  • Breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 1 through June 26 (at Allen Elementary School AND Marion High School) and July 6 through July 31 (at Marion High School only).
  • Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 1 through June 26 (at Allen Elementary School AND Marion High School) and July 6 through July 31 (at Marion High School only).
(MCS summer session students are also provided free breakfast and lunch, but there are separate meal times for those students: 7:30 to 8 a.m. for breakfast, and 11 to 11:30 a.m. for lunch.)

>> Please help us spread the word to anyone in need! Click here to download/print a brochure to distribute!

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.

Brown, Halliwell, Porter earn Mary Clark Hanley Teaching Excellence Award

Posted on May. 18 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Five teachers earned special recognition at the MCS School Board meeting on May 13, 2015, as this year’s nominees and recipients of the Mary Clark Hanley Teaching Excellence Award.


The nominees are an exclusive group that personifies excellence. This year there are five nominees, one from each of the MCS elementary schools and Little Giants Preschool. Nominees were selected by their respective principals or coordinators. The 2014-15 nominees are:
  • Little Giants Preschool teacher Sarah Jones
  • Marion Community Schools elementary music teacher Kismet Porter, nominated by Kendall Elementary
  • Allen Elementary School third grade teacher Josh Halliwell
  • Frances Slocum Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lucinda Reeves
  • Riverview Elementary School fourth grade teacher Vicki Brown
Brown, Halliwell, and Porter were chosen as the winners of the award. The winners were selected by the director of human resources, the district director of education, and an elementary principal, as requested by the Community Foundation.
 
Marion Community Schools congratulates all of these excellent teachers and thanks them for the work they do every day, and the difference it makes in our students' lives.

The Hanleys had the good fortune to be successful financially and wanted to give back to those individuals, communities, and institutions that have contributed over the years to their success. Mr. Hanley’s mother was certainly on that list, inspiring him educationally to be the best he could be, and that is why they named this award in her honor.

The award, set up in 2000 through the Community Foundation of Grant County to memorialize her name and her commitment to education and to promote excellence in teaching, is given annually to three outstanding elementary teachers in the MCS system, and this year included a prize of $550.