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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News From the Association of Teacher Educators Indiana

Allen Elementary School was recently recognized with an Outstanding/Successful School Award by the Association of Teacher Educators Indiana

ATE-I recognizes outstanding/successful schools that advance educational research-based reforms for the purpose of improving student learning. At the annual ATE-I fall conference in Indianapolis last month, Allen Elementary School was recognized for achievements in the areas of discipline data, achievement score improvements, integration of technology into the curriculum, professional development programs, community/parent connections linked to quality instruction, and a significant school-university partnership.

Allen Elementary School was nominated by Taylor University for its thriving initiatives and advancements in the areas of teaching and learning.

ATE-I looks for schools that deserve to be applauded. Allen Elementary faculty, staff, students, and leaders, including Principal Anthony Williams and Marion Community Schools Superintendent Brad Lindsay, are to be commended for their efforts in obtaining the Association of Teacher Educators Indiana Outstanding/Successful Schools award. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Via Credit Union and Marion Community Schools operate a cooperative educational program, a Student Operated Branch. The mission of the cooperative is to help students learn about money and to establish money management skills.

The Student Operated Branch at Allen is open every Friday morning prior to school and accepts deposits only. As an incentive to save at their school, each time a student makes a deposit their name is placed into a weekly and monthly drawing.

During October, students who make a deposit can spin the prize wheel for school supplies!

If you would like for your child to start saving at the Allen Student Branch, please complete a permission slip and return it along with their initial deposit. Permission slips will be sent home but are also available in the school office.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Power of She: Knowing Your Worth youth conference is coming up, and all Marion girls first grade through 12th grade are invited.


The Power of She is all about being confident, kind, and strong! This free local event will include fun activities, food, and more, and there's even a special part for moms. The Power of She will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McCulloch Junior High School on Oct. 20. For more information and to register, click here to visit the Amara House online. 

You can also register day-of at the event. There will be a registration packet that will need to be completed by a parent or guardian.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Allen Elementary families are invited to our literacy-focused Family Night, set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18!

We will have games, food, and more. We hope to see YOU there!

>> Want event reminders? RSVP on our Facebook event page!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News We are focusing on college readiness — yes, even at elementary school! College GO! Week is a great time to put extra focus on this important topic.


This week we will have special guests, special competitions, and of course dress-up days!

Here are the dress-up day themes for the week of Sept. 24:
  • Monday: Hat Day
  • Tuesday: Giant Dreams Day (career day)
  • Wednesday: Wear Red for College Readiness
  • Thursday: Your Giant Future Starts Here (purple & gold day)
  • Friday: College Spirit Day (wear spirit wear or college colors)

>> Do you talk about college in your family? It's an important conversation to have — and to start early. If college seems out of reach, talk to our staff about ways that your student can start the path to college NOW. Your student can accomplish GIANT things!

And if you have a high school senior in your family, or know one, let them know that several colleges have FREE applications this week! It's a great time to take this important step toward life after high school! (Their guidance counselor will have more information.)