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New Marion Prep Academy program has something for everyone! Learn more 5/22

Posted on May. 15 2019 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News McCulloch Junior High School invites families with current sixth- and seventh-grade students to come out and learn about our new Marion Prep Academy program!

We already know that Marion High School has some of the best college and career opportunities around, along with award winning music, athletics, competitive academic teams, and more. Marion Prep Academy will better prepare McCulloch students for success in high school and for the rest of their life!

There are lots of exciting new opportunities at MJH for the 2019-20 school year in the classroom and beyond! From early high school credits, to college and career exploration, to the best junior high school music program in the state, and more academic opportunities than ever before, there's something for every student at McCulloch Junior High School! (And EVERY student will be a part of the Marion Prep Academy program, which will be personalized to meet their specific needs in various ways.) 

Come out May 22 to learn more!


WHO:

~ Families with current Marion Community Schools students or anyone considering enrolling at MJH

~ Community members who want to learn about this new program and to explore ways we can build a better future together

WHEN:

6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22

WHERE:

McCulloch Junior High School, 3528 S. Washington St.

Take a sneak peak at some of the information you'll hear more about at our May 22 event:

Foss, Montgomery, Sechrest earn Mary Clark Hanley Teaching Excellence Award

Posted on May. 14 2019 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Six teachers earned special recognition at the MCS School Board meeting on May 14, 2019, as this year’s nominees and recipients of the Mary Clark Hanley Teaching Excellence Award.

The nominees are an exclusive group that personifies excellence. They were selected by their respective principals or coordinators. The 2015-16 nominees are:
  • Sarah Montgomery, Little Giants Preschool; has been with Marion Community Schools 12 years
  • Elizabeth Sechrest, Allen Elementary School; has been with MCS six years
  • Rachel Polsley, Frances Slocum Elementary School; has been with MCS five years
  • Alyssa Foss, Kendall Elementary School; has been with MCS four years
  • Michelle Faulkner, Riverview Elementary School; has been with MCS two years
  • Kevin Scheer, Justice Intermediate School, has been with MCS eight years



From left, front row, are Mary Clark Hanley award winner Elizabeth Sechrest, winner Alyssa Foss, nominee Kevin Scheer, nominee Michelle Faulkner, nominee Rachel Polsley, and winner Sarah Montgomery, were honored at the May 14, 2019, Marion School Board meeting. Also pictured are School Board members, back row, from left, Serafina Salamo, Bruce Weatherspoon, Todd Nicholson, Aaron Vermilion, Alan Beck, Superintendent Brad Lindsay, and Board members Chuck Griffin, and Dana Gault.

Foss, Montgomery, and Sechrest were chosen as the winners of the award. The winners were selected by the director of human resources, the district director of education, and an elementary principal, as requested by the Community Foundation.

Marion Community Schools congratulates all of these excellent teachers and thanks them for the work they do every day, and the difference it makes in our students' lives.

The Hanleys had the good fortune to be successful financially and wanted to give back to those individuals, communities, and institutions that have contributed over the years to their success. Mr. Hanley’s mother was certainly on that list, inspiring him educationally to be the best he could be, and that is why they named this award in her honor.

The award, set up in 2000 through the Community Foundation of Grant County to memorialize her name and her commitment to education and to promote excellence in teaching, is given annually to three outstanding elementary teachers in the MCS system, and this year included a prize of $500.

McCulloch Junior High School earns award for math growth

Posted on May. 09 2019 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News McCulloch Junior High School has earned a Gold Medal Award from Ascend Education, in recognition of their work to ensure all students can succeed in math.

Ascend Math is an online individualized math instructional resource that provides each student with a unique study path through skill gaps at each level. Students can progress at their own pace and track their own progress and success.

From January, when McCulloch began utilizing Ascend, to May 8, 138 students have achieved growth of one grade level, and 18 students have gained more than two grade levels.

“Congratulations to McCulloch Junior High School students for the perseverance and hard work that led to their exceptional results,” said Kevin Briley, CEO of Ascend Education. “We are extremely proud of the important job the educators at McCulloch Junior High School are doing to help their students succeed in math, gain confidence and positively advance in life.”

The Gold Medal program encourages educators to share the challenges they face and the strategies they use to overcome these challenges. McCulloch Junior High School is one of 29 schools across the country to earn a Gold Medal Award from Ascend Math.

The Gold Medal schools will be featured on the Ascend Math website throughout the next year. The complete honor roll can be viewed here. The schools also receive plaques commemorating their students’ success.

On the Calendar

Here's a look at some of the big events coming up at Marion around the district.
(For more events, click here to check out the full calendar, where you can see events at one school building at a time or elect to see all events in the district. Just use the pull-down menu at the top of the calendar!)

 
  • All-City Art Show: May 10-11; click here for details
  • Memorial Day (no school): May 27
  • Last student day: May 28 (NOTE: If there are canceled days during the school year, make-up days will be added onto the end of the school year, and this last day will be pushed back. We will communicate with families should that be necessary.)
  • MHS Commencement: 2:30 p.m. June 2, Bill Green Arena
 
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