Brain Game grant to give boost to MCS elementary libraries

Posted on Oct. 06 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
By Gabriela Padilla

Thanks to the Marion High School Brain Game team, Marion’s elementary libraries will be getting an upgrade.

The team earned their way into the top 8 during WTHR’s statewide high school trivia competition this past school year. Because of that, they had the opportunity to apply for a grant through Westfield Insurance, the sponsor of the competition.

The 2015-16 Brain Game team and their sponsors (from left) Kristi Phillippe (MHS teacher), Truman Bennet, Elijah Beal, Micah Hoeksema, Zach Spitzer, and Dave Tippey (MHS teacher).

Library resources are one of the suggested uses for the Sharing Knowledge grant awarded by Westfield Insurance, which sponsored the Brain Game tournament. The MHS students this year opted to share this opportunity with the elementary schools.

Kristi Phillippe, MHS science teacher and one of the Brain Game team’s sponsors, applauded this decision.

“Thanks to our kids for their accomplishment, which allows us to reward this money, and for thinking bigger than themselves by awarding the money to our elementary schools,” she said.

Each MCS elementary school will receive $400, for a total of $1,600, from the Brain Game grant. That money can be used for new books, e-books, e-readers, or other library resources.

The grant will also help fund continued participation in academic competitions, as 20 percent of the grant ($400) could be kept for that purpose.

Marion Community Schools is grateful to Westfield Insurance for this grant!

YOU'RE INVITED: MHS Choral Department presents Opening Night (10/8)

Posted on Sep. 29 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion High School Choral Department invites the community to their Opening Night concert, which will feature four choirs on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The concert will feature award-winning MHS musicians in the beginning chorus, concert choir, 26th Street Innovations show choir, and Virtuoso.

The show is free, and it will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Walton. Come out and support our young musicians and arts education at our schools!

YOU'RE INVITED: Fall Fest - Welcome to the Jungle! (9/29)

Posted on Sep. 29 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Originally posted Sept. 16, 2016

Calling all Grant County families with young children: YOU are invited to the annual Fall Fest hosted by Early Head Start and Little Giants Preschool - Head Start! 

Join us for this fun festival that focuses on health and safety. This year's them is "Welcome to the Jungle!"

The event will last from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at The River Church, 759 S. Lenfesty Ave., Marion. 

Some of the features of the Fall Fest include:
  • Door prizes
  • Fitness area
  • Health screenings
  • Car seat check
  • Lots of community info
We hope to see YOU there!

>> Want reminders? Click here for our Facebook event page, and RSVP!