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

Quinten Chapel of Gas City has participated in Tucker Career and Technology Center’s culinary program for a few short weeks, but it’s already helped him start his career.

“I want to be a chef in a restaurant,” the Mississinewa High School junior said Wednesday. “I’ve already learned to cook a lot of different things.”

Chapel is one of 44 high school juniors and seniors who make up the largest class ever to assist Tucker Bistro, the school’s vocational restaurant that opened to the public Wednesday.

The bistro will serve food and drinks from chicken bites to portabella mushroom burgers to bread, cookies and pie from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to Friday through the semester.

— More from MCS: To learn more about the Tucker Bistro (or to schedule your meeting or party there!), click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
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Marion Community Schools Business Manager Jim McWhirt will resign Dec. 31, the district announced at Wednesday’s Board of School Trustees meeting.

McWhirt, a 55-year-old Sweetser resident and president of the Grant County Council, intends to stay in the community after stepping away from the job he’s held since July 1, 2010.

McWhirt said he’s been considering retirement for a few months and felt the time was right. He said his decision was not affected by a new administrative team at MCS this fall.

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

Community partnerships were the theme of the evening Tuesday, when Marion Community Schools’ new superintendent met with the local NAACP branch.

Brad Lindsay was the guest speaker at the meeting of the Marion branch of the NAACP at the Prince Hall Community Building. Accompanied by the school system’s new director of elementary instruction, Brenda McVicker, Lindsay addressed attendees about how he can facilitate constructive change and spoke with them during a question-and-answer session.

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. —