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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marching Giants are inviting the whole community out to enjoy their full competition show for free this weekend here at the MHS!

MHS has the only competitive marching band in Grant County. You don't want to miss this opportunity to see their full show, "Batter Up," before they begin their competition season next week!

Normally, you would have to travel to another school and pay admission to see this show, or pay admission to an MHS home football game at which the Marching Giants were slated to perform.

But at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, you can see the full show for free right here at MHS's Dick Lootens Stadium! We hope to see you all there!

(In case of severe weather, an altered show may be performed inside. Watch for information on the MHS Bands Twitter and Facebook pages in that situation.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
Third- and fourth-graders: Have you signed up to be part of the Giant Discovery Zone? This exciting new after-school program begins soon! Click here to read more about the program, or get more information from your school office, or from Jessica Brown, who is heading up the Giant Discovery Zone program. Email her at or call her at Justice Intermediate School, 664-0507.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Smile Programs is coming to Allen! The mobile dentists will be at Allen Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

A licensed dentist and hygienist will come to the building and provide an examination, cleaning, fluoride, and x-rays!

Please fill out the the form that was sent home with your student and return it as soon as possible if you are interested in having your student seen by the Smile Program.

If you have any questions, please call to speak with Nurse Pam at 765-664-7355.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Allen Elementary School students and their families are invited to join us for our Back-to-School Open House from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8. (NOTE: Preschool classes at Allen will also have their open house at this same time.)

We hope to see YOU here! We're looking forward to a great school year!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted on July 7, 2016

Marion Community Schools is excited to announce that EVERY student in our school system, preschool through 12th grade, will get FREE breakfast and lunch in the coming school year.

A la carte items may still be available at some schools for additional cost, but the basic breakfast and lunch will be free for all MCS students. That’s a potential savings of about $100 per month for each student and his or her family!

(Preschoolers enrolled in half-day programs get either breakfast (morning classes) or lunch (afternoon classes); those enrolled in our full-day program get both meals.)

The free meals are part of the community eligibility provision of the National School Lunch Program run by the USDA. MCS applied for this provision and has recently been informed that our application has been approved.

This means there is no application process for free or reduced-price meals. There are no special requirements. All Marion Community Schools students are automatically eligible for free meals.

However, those who wish to apply for assistance with textbook costs will need to fill out an application during registration (online or in-person). 

Any funds currently in student meal accounts will remain there and may be used for a la carte sales. If you wish to obtain a refund of the balance in your student’s meal account, please email the MCS Food Service Department at or Please include your name, student’s name, current address, and phone number.

If you have further questions, please contact the Food Service Department at 765-662-2546, ext. 112 or 113. For more information regarding the Food Service Department, including menu information and more, click here.

>> Click here to view the letter being sent to families regarding this information