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

Grant County students got an unexpected extra week added to their winter break thanks to a winter storm that brought snow, ice and frigid winds.

As the temperatures begin to rise again and the snow beings to melt, students and teachers prepare to return to their normal daily schedule.

“If we have to have an extra week, this is probably the best time to do it,” said Terry Lakes, head of the English department at Marion High School. “Simply because we’ve finished our semester so you’re really not losing any kind of momentum that you’ve had. It does take away five days of instruction for us, which I don’t think in the great scheme of things is going to be something that is going to hurt us in the end.”
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Due continued concerns over travel safety, several MHS athletics events have been rescheduled. 

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

Marion Community Schools is preparing to welcome a former Giant back to the board as their new Business Manager.

Chris Hoke, a 1987 Marion High School graduate, is set to take over MCS’s financial duties on Jan. 13 following Jim McWhirt’s retirement.

Hoke said coming back to his hometown to take up McWhirt’s mantle is an exciting challenge that he is looking forward to.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity,” he said. “I’m excited to be a part of a team of people that are doing really great work.

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