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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Kindergarten Roundup is coming! Did you ever stop to think how much experience our teachers have? Check out our ad that ran recently in the local newspaper ... and pass this info along to anyone who might need to know!

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

Michele Kelsay never had much doubt she wanted to make children her life.

“I had my mind made up early,” the Riverview Elementary School principal said Tuesday. “My family always said I should be a teacher because I was always around kids.”

Kelsay took that love from baby-sitting, tutoring and youth groups in Kilmarnock, Va., to leading instruction at the Marion school.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Several students and two teachers were honored March 20, 2013, by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees. 

Those honored were:


Grant County Spelling Bee participants Micah Hoeksema, Danielle Manio, Katie Erickson, Zoe Orrell, Caleb Spitzer, Brayton Ramsey, Shane Williams, Erin Weatherly, Isabelle Bento, Jinwon Pae, Logan Barley, and Corbin Havens(not pictured, Hannah Patel, Kahmia Wise). More than half of the top spellers in the bee were Marion Community Schools students. Learn more about the spellers here. Also pictured are Superintendent Steve Edwards and school board members Cathy Moritz, Scott Murphy, Pam Hutchison, Harry Hall, Aaron Vermilion, Greg Kitts, and Katie Morgan.



Frances Slocum Elementary School special education teachers Mandy Myrick and Dee Wiley, who were recently honored as teachers of the year by the Grant County Special Education Cooperative. Learn more about them here. Also pictured are Superintendent Steve Edwards and school board members Cathy Moritz, Scott Murphy, Pam Hutchison, Harry Hall, Aaron Vermilion, Greg Kitts, and Katie Morgan.
 
 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

Marion Community Schools will consider permitting students to wear jeans on a daily basis.

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Ken Folks presented the board with recommendations for alterations to the dress code Wednesday, which included allowing side cargo pockets and any color for pants, Capri pants, skirts, shorts, jumpers or skorts.

While hailing those measures, some members of the board also wondered about permitting jeans, which currently are only allowed on special occasions.

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

The third time was the charm for R.J. Baskett eighth-grader Madison Jones, who won the 2013 county-wide spelling bee after two previous trips to the competition.

Seventy-seven students from 18 Grant County area schools competed in the 2013 Indiana Wesleyan University Spelling Bee Tuesday.

Fourth through eighth graders are eligible for the bee, which was conducted in College Wesleyan Church and had an all-female final three of Jones, Meagan Aldridge, and Jinwon Pae.

Jones also advanced to this level in fourth grade, and she finished eighth in seventh grade.

— More from MCS on this story: The majority of top finishers in the 2013 Grant County Spelling Bee were Marion Community Schools students. Click here to learn more.