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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Among the typical excitement of homecoming festivities this Friday at Marion High School, some elementary school students will be getting special recognition.

As part of Marion Community Schools’ September Attendance Challenge (in conjunction with a focus nationwide on school attendance), all four elementary schools – Allen, Frances Slocum, Kendall, and Riverview – along with Justice Intermediate School were issued a challenge: to come out on top in overall attendance percentage for the month.

The MHS Athletic Department generously offered free admission for students at the winning school to the homecoming game, and the students in attendance would also get special recognition at the game.

Kendall Elementary School students rose to the challenge and earned the prize. Several dozen of them plan to be at the game for the special ceremony this Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. The game starts at 7 p.m., and the recognition is expected to begin at 6:45 p.m.
 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Students at Frances Slocum Elementary School on Monday celebrated their improved ISTEP results by releasing blue and white balloons into the air.

The entire school gathered outside on the playground for the event, in which last year’s third and fourth-graders at the school were introduced and welcomed outside by applause and cheering.

— More from MCS: To read more about the celebration (and view pictures), click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

With competitions now in full swing, the JROTC at Marion High School is aiming to learn skills to succeed.

The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program began three years ago under the direction of retired Lt. Col. David Farlow and now has 150 students participating. As the Senior Army Instructor, Farlow said he sees himself as a coach, mentor, and source of encouragement for the students.

“It teaches them personal responsibility,” Farlow said. “Then it gives them leadership skills and the opportunity to really develop who they are.”

— More from MCS: To learn more about the Marion High School JROTC program, click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Several students got a scare and a 10-year-old boy was injured when a Marion Community Schools bus was rear-ended Thursday.

Officers responded at 3:53 p.m. to the intersection of 38th and Georgia streets after a car hit another vehicle parked directly behind a stopped bus unloading students, according to a Marion Police report.

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

After turning out licensed practical nurses for 55 years, the Marion Community Schools Practical Nursing Program went out on a “bittersweet” note Saturday.

The program’s final graduation ceremony took place in Marion High School’s F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center with 35 men and women walking across the stage to receive a diploma, a single rose and hugs from their instructors.