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FREE summer meals available to all kids in Marion

Posted on Apr. 28 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
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!

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.

McCulloch music department earns ISSMA’s highest honor

Posted on Apr. 27 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The McCulloch Junior High School music department has had an amazing year, and now, they have another major award to add to their list: the Indiana State School Music Association J/M/E Total Department All Music Award. McCulloch is the ONLY school in the state to have earned this award this year!

Every year, ISSMA hosts several competitions for music students in the state. The All Music Awards are the culmination of those contests, and the music departments who earn them are among the best in the state.

To qualify for the All Music Award, the school’s music students must have received gold ratings in all of the following events:
Because McCulloch qualified for the award in both choir and band, they were given the Total Department award. Our fantastic music students and teachers deserve much praise for this. No other school at the junior high / middle school / elementary level earned this designation this year! We take this opportunity to say congratulations to them all!

Local performances next month

You still have the opportunity to hear these amazing students perform during their end-of-the-year concerts right here at the school:
  • Jazz Band and Jazz Choir, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14.
  • Seventh-grade choir, 6 p.m., Monday, May 18.
  • Eighth-grade choir, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 19.
  • Band, 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20.
We hope you can join us for these free events featuring our amazing, award-winning musicians!

Sirens will sound as Code Prom illustrates dangers of drunken driving

Posted on Apr. 27 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director

Marion High School juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn a sobering lesson Wednesday afternoon, as Code Prom brings the dangers of drinking and driving to life.
Emergency officials, including police, EMT, firefighters, and the Samaritan medical helicopter, will be responding to the MHS campus sometime after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday with lights and sirens blaring, but it will be in the name of education.
Juniors and seniors will gather to witness the mock emergency, which will vividly illustrate a scene that is all too common: people injured or even killed in an accident involving a drunk driver.

EMS workers help a child "injured" during the mock drunken driving crash at Code Prom at MHS in 2013.
>> Click here to view more photos.

If rain delays the event Wednesday, it will be held on Thursday instead.

The MHS prom is coming up this weekend, and the school, along with Marion Fire Department, is putting on Code Prom in an effort to make students think twice before adding alcohol into the mix.
Students will gather in Walton Performing Arts Center before the mock emergency scene to watch videos that set the stage. After the mock emergency, they will return to the Walton Center for a mock funeral, a follow up on the drunken driver, and a presentation on the teens who have been killed in accidents in Grant County since 2000.
Any student found to be in possession of, using, transporting, or selling alcohol or other illicit drugs at any school-related function, including prom, will be subject to suspension or expulsion from school, in accordance with Marion Community Schools policy. Cases may also be referred to Marion Police Department, and charges may be filed. The same penalties may be applied if a student is found to be under the influence of such substances, even if the consumption took place prior to the school-related function.
Athletes found to be in violation of this policy can also be subject to suspension or permanent banning from participation in Marion High School athletics.
We encourage everyone to use good judgment and stay safe during this special weekend. 

On the Calendar

Here's a look at some of the big events coming up at Marion around the district.
(For more events, click here to check out the full calendar, where you can see events at one school building at a time or elect to see all events in the district. Just use the pull-down menu at the top of the calendar!)

  • Code Prom: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 (rain date Thursday, April 30); emergency vehicles will converge on MHS campus to bring to life an illustrative lesson on the dangers of drunken driving. 
  • MCS All-City Art Show: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 1 (awards at 5:30 p.m.); 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2.
  • MCS Kindness Rally: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 1. Click here for more details.
  • Marion High School Prom: Saturday, May 2. Click here for more details.
  • Class of 2015 Baccalaureate Service: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, College Wesleyan Church. Click here for more details.
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 25 (no school).
  • Last day of school for students: May 26 (unless more snow make-up days are needed; we will communicate with families if more make-up days are needed).
  • MHS Hall of Distinction Induction Banquet: 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, Meshingomesia Country Club. Click here for more details.
  • Class of 2015 Graduation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Bill Green Arena, Marion High School.
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