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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

While Marion Community Schools is tied for the lowest overall grade in Grant County, officials say they are pleased the district is improving.

MCS, which saw significant improvements in their individuals building scores released last month, also jumped up a letter grade overall, according to the Indiana Department of Education, which released the overall district accountability grades for Indiana Schools Wednesday. They rose from a D in 2012 to a C.

“We’re excited about the move up,” said Superintendent Brad Lindsay. “We’re seeing that giant progress is being made. For me personally, that is a reflection of the great work that has gone before me. It’s a community victory. I feel great about it. I also, moving forward, am confident that we’re building on this great momentum. We’re understanding what’s working for us and enhancing that.”

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
At their first meeting of the year, members of the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees voted in new leaders.

Greg Kitts will serve as president of the board for 2014. He replaces outgoing President Katie Morgan, who earned praise from her fellow board members for her leadership through a tumultuous year, with the hiring a new superintendent and several other top district leaders.

Kitts said he looked forward to a year of cooperation and continued consensus building. Among this years business will be negotiations for a new teacher contract, he noted, saying he expected it would be a smooth process.

The rest of the board's 2014 officers were elected as follows:

First Vice President: Scott Murphy (who served as second vice president in 2013)
Second Vice President: Harry Hall (who served as secretary in 2013)
Secretary: Cathy Moritz

The 2014 board meeting schedule was also approved at the meeting on Jan. 15. Click here to view that schedule.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Athletics events at Marion High School and McCulloch Junior High School have been canceled tonight, Thursday, Jan. 16, due to the snow and worsening road conditions.

Click here for more information on MHS events, and click here for more information on McCulloch events.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From WBAT.com

In preparation for the 2014 school year, Marion Community Schools have revamped the school board by electing a new president as well as new officers.

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

It was back to the normal routine Monday as students returned to class following their winter break.

Thanks to the winter storm that closed Grant County schools all last week, some educators feared getting students accustomed to the daily schedule again would be a challenge.

“It was easier than I thought,” said Michele Kelsay, Riverview Elementary principal. “I thought it would be difficult to get back in gear, but it was very smooth. I heard a lot of people talking about how it was a very long time, but the students seemed to come back ready to go, and that goes for the teachers as well. When the kids came in this morning it was so good to see them. It was great to have them back.”

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