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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted June 19, 2018

Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees will accept applications for a vacant Board seat representing District 1, and another representing District 4 (at-large).

Eligibility requirements:
  • Must be a registered voter
  • Must have resided in the school corporation for at least one year
  • Reside within the Marion Community Schools district boundaries (District 1 encompasses the area within the civil city of Marion, District 4 encompasses the entire school district)
Term: For both seats, term ends December 31, 2018

Application Process:
No later than July 13, 2018, submit a letter of interest and resume or background information (including your contact information) one of the following ways:

By mail or drop off in person:
MCS School Board c/o Patricia Gibson
Marion Community Schools
Office of the Superintendent
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN   46953
By email:
Patricia Gibson, interim clerk for the MCS School Board

All applications will be reviewed by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees.  
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The meeting of the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees set for July 10 has been cancelled. 

The next regularly scheduled meeting is July 24.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School music program has grown at an outstanding rate over the last few years, and with that comes fantastic opportunities, but also growing needs. For the Marching Giants, the need for uniforms was pressing and the cost overwhelming. 

That’s why the chance to pursue a crowdfunding matching grant from the Community Foundation of Grant County was a chance that couldn’t be passed up.

“We had 60 days to raise $20,000 to receive the match,” said Mark Fauser, sales, marketing and creative development director for Marion Community Schools. “Thanks to the Community Foundation and the passion of the Marion High School Alumni Association and the community at large, the mission was accomplished, sending more than $40,000 to the Marching Giants for their new uniforms.”

A Marion Community Schools band student models a prototype of the new Marching Giants uniforms.

Josh Huff, Marion High School director of bands, is thrilled at the outcome.

“I’m humbled by the overwhelming support of our community, alumni, church friends, our tremendous school district, the Community Foundation of Grant County, and a host of others as the Marion Marching Giants will not only have new uniforms this fall but they will be fully paid!” he said. “The Marion High School Alumni Association continues to grow thanks to the support of amazing alumni that see a chance to pay it forward and teach present-day Giants that they matter, and that they too can make a positive impact on others.”

Marching band uniforms are heavy duty and made to last (which is why they are so expensive), but the uniforms currently in use have been around for decades. In addition, the number of uniforms was insufficient to keep up with the growth of the Marion Community Schools music program, with the incredible feeder system at Justice Intermediate School and McCulloch Junior High School. This purchase will put the Marching Giants on good footing for the next 20 years.

Marion Community Schools is proud of the music teachers who have worked to build this outstanding program that offers our talented students such GIANT opportunities.

MCS is also grateful to the MHS Alumni Association for its continued support, and to the Community Foundation of Grant County for offering this extraordinary help for this important project.

Projects funded by the Community Foundation of Grant County, Indiana, Inc., have been made possible by generous donors since 1984. The Community Foundation of Grant County is an advocate for local philanthropy and is dedicated to improving the lives of people in the Grant County area. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1984, the Foundation works with donors to establish charitable funds and supports non-profit organizations through a variety of grantmaking efforts.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News

>> Click here to view / download photos from the Class of 2018 Commencement, the Giant Dreams tour, and more
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is pleased to announce the 2018 inductees to the Marion High School Hall of Distinction.

The selection committee chose the 9 inductees:
  • Earl E. Green, Marion High School Class of 1940, the first African-American postmaster in Grant County
  • Charles E. “Chick” Nelson, Marion High School Class of 1948, lawyer and expert on community development and housing, former executive vice president of the United States Institute of Peace
  • Carlton Rose, Marion High School Class of 1980, President of Global Fleet Maintenance and Engineering for UPS
  • Brian Balsbaugh, Marion High School Class of 1991, a leader in the sports and gaming industry, representing some of the most high-profile athletes and players in the world
  • Kathleen L. Keller, Ph.D., Marion High School Class of 1991, award-winning researcher in the field of childhood eating behavior and obesity
  • Scott and Julie Moorehead, Marion High School Class of 1996 and 1998, Scott is CEO of TCC, and co-founder the Culture of Good organization, which teaches businesses the importance of giving, and with Julie launched TCC Gives, which provides grants and other philanthropic efforts.
  • Erika Davis Sears, M.D., M.S., Marion High School Class of 1998, plastic surgeon specializing in hand surgery and reconstructive surgery, proud to provide care for veterans and other patients with traumatic injuries.
  • Jack Colescott, honorary inductee, longtime teacher, coach, and community leader
The 2018 inductees will be honored at an induction ceremony and banquet set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the Henry West Banquet Room, Barnes Student Center, Indiana Wesleyan University, part of Marion Giants homecoming weekend. Ticket information will be provided closer to the date of the event. Inductees will also be honored at the Giants’ homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 14.

The MHS Hall of Distinction gives lasting recognition to alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Marion Community Schools. It also serves to help inspire current students to aspire to similar success.

Any MHS alumnus who graduated at least five years ago and who has made substantial contributions to the achievements of Marion Community Schools or whose exemplary actions reflect honor on MCS is eligible for nomination. The Hall seeks to honor men and women who have distinguished themselves through superb accomplishment on a local, state or national level in diverse fields of endeavor.

Non-MHS graduates may be afforded honorary status in the MHS Hall of Distinction.

The nomination period will be reopened next year. For more information, including nomination forms and details on previous inductees, click here.