MCS onsite registration set 7/23 and 7/24

Posted on Jul. 18 2019 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted June 20, 2019

Any family with a student new to MCS should attend onsite registration, which is set from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 23 and 24 at Marion High School. (Registration for all grades will be at that location. Staff from all school buildings will be available on those days at Marion High School.) Families can come at their convenience any time during those hours.

Please enter at Door 4 on the 26th Street side of the building. Parking is available in the parking lot on the east side of the building. Please do not park in the circle off 26th Street. 

Those with students who are new to MCS (including kindergartners) should plan to attend our onsite 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.

Any MCS family is also welcome to attend onsite registration, but is encouraged to use the online registration option if possible. Online registration is already open; click here for instructions.

Any family with students who were enrolled at an MCS school last year, including Little Giants Preschool students who will be in kindergarten this year, as well as any families who attended Kindergarten Roundup in the spring, can use the online registration system.

(Computer access and assistance with passwords or other issues will be available at Marion High School during onsite registration days.)

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

YOU'RE INVITED: Allen Family Reunion (Back to School Open House) 8/6

Posted on Jul. 12 2019 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Allen families, please plan to stop in and join us for our Allen Family Reunion (slso known as Back to School Open House) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6. We are looking forward to visiting with our students and families as students meet their new teachers and check out their classrooms!

Messner named new principal for Allen Elementary

Posted on Jul. 02 2019 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is pleased to announce that Jo Messner is stepping into the role of principal at Allen Elementary School.


Messner has served as assistant principal at Allen Elementary for three years, serving under the excellent leadership of Anthony Williams.

"We value and appreciate the positive upward direction of Allen Elementary," MCS Superintendent Brad Lindsay said. "We love the culture there, and we love our ALLEN TEAM! We are confident that Jo Messner will continue on this upward path for our students, families, and school community."

Messner has been a professional educator for more than 30 years, and has been with Marion Community Schools since 2014. Her roles have included elementary teacher, technology coordinator, discipline coordinator, and behavioral interventionist. Her new assignment as principal will be officially approved by the Marion School Board at its July 9 regular meeting.

"I'm very excited to step into this new role," Messner said. "I'm really looking forward to continuing to work with our great Allen students, teachers, staff, and families and build on the great things already happening at Allen!"

Messner will immediately step into this role and help provide a smooth transition.

"Jo cares for and loves the staff, students, and families of Allen Elementary, and her commitment to the school and our families is invaluable," Superintendent Lindsay said. "She is dependable, trustworthy, and loyal to our mission. With her extraordinary work ethic, she is the right person to lead in this next chapter for our school."

Marion Community Schools is grateful to Anthony Williams for his time and dedication to Allen Elementary over the past several years, and for building a foundation and culture of success for all at Allen Elementary. We look forward to a bright future with Principal Messner! We believe our best is yet to come for Allen Elementary and Marion Community Schools.

Additionally, at their July 9 meeting the School Board approved moving Nancy Price from teacher to the Assisstant Principal role at Allen. We are pleased to welcome her to the Allen administrative team!