School News

News for Marion Community Schools


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

On Friday morning, the soccer field at Frances Slocum Elementary was filled with running, laughing students practicing football drills with members of the Taylor University team.

The event was orchestrated by Frances Slocum Assistant Principal Nate Miley, a former member of the Taylor football team, as a way to reward students who have demonstrated good behavior.

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

Prior to Friday night’s football games, the parking lots of Grant County area high schools were filled to bursting with tailgaters showing their school spirit.

The county-wide tailgating event was developed in collaboration with local State Farm agents to promote participation in the Celebrate My Drive competition. The competition, which aims to spread awareness about safe driving habits for teenagers, involves making a safe driving commitment at celebratemydrive.com between Oct. 18-26. Prizes include a $100,000 grant or a local concert by Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson.

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

Marion Community Schools’ Board of School Trustees voted to enter into contract with Fort Wayne-based CMS Roofing Inc. for Education Service Center renovations at their board meeting on Wednesday night.

Director of Support Services Troy Freeman said CMS Roofing offered the lowest bid from amongst four contenders. The estimated cost for the roofing project was $425,000, and CMS Roofing’s bid was $349,300.

— More from MCS: To read the minutes from this School Board meeting, click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Marion Community Schools’ Board of School Trustees voted to enter into contract with Fort Wayne-based CMS Roofing Inc. for Education Service Center renovations at their board meeting on Wednesday night.

Director of Support Services Troy Freeman said CMS Roofing offered the lowest bid from amongst four contenders. The estimated cost for the roofing project was $425,000, and CMS Roofing’s bid was $349,300.

“They were the only roofing contract without work lined up for the fall,” Freeman said of the company.

The work covers 23,200 square feet and is set to be paid by the district’s general fund.

>> Read more at chronicle-tribune.com 

 
— More on this topic from MCS News — 
Click here to review the minutes of this School Board meeting. Click here for links to more board meeting minutes.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

he theme for Riverview Elementary School’s annual Family Reading Night was inspired by a special visitor to the school earlier Tuesday.

The real life D.W. from the hit children’s series about Arthur the aardvark paid a visit to the school to give a presentation to students. Kim Brown, sister to author Marc Brown, talked about growing up with a budding writer and how her brother writes and illustrates stories.

Brown’s visit inspired an Arthur-themed evening for parents and children at Family Reading Night on Tuesday evening.