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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Please note:

The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees meeting that had originally been scheduled for the evening of Nov. 28 has been rescheduled.

The meeting will instead be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. This is a change in both time and date.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is proud to announce that choir students from two of our schools have earned a spot on the 2018 IMEA All-State Honor Choirs.

Congratulations to Mia de las Alas, an eighth-grader at McCulloch Junior High School, and to Justice Intermediate School students Caleb Huff, a fifth-grader, and Emily Luckey, a sixth-grader, on this outstanding achievement!

Mia joins a tradition of excellence at McCulloch; this is the fourth year in a row choir students from the school have been selected to the IMEA All-State Junior High Honor Choir. Caleb and Emily are making history as the first Justice Intermediate students to ever audition for the IMEA Elementary Honor Choir, and the first Justice students selected for the choir.

Students submit a recorded audition in the fall, which is then evaluated by three judges and compared against hundreds of other students from across the state. This is an elite group, as each of the honor choirs includes only about 150 singers, some of the best in the state.

The choirs will gather together for two days of rehearsal on Jan. 11 and 12, and then will be featured as guest performers at the IMEA professional development conference. The will perform on Jan. 12 at the Grand Wayne Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne.

The All-State Honor Choir is a great opportunity for these talented students, and will give them the chance to learn and grow as musicians. We are so proud of all three of these students, and their teacher, Christina Huff!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Transportation Department got into the holiday spirit this year in the Walkway of Lights parade Sunday in downtown Marion. In fact, the decorated buses earned the Judge's Choice Award!

Congratulations to the staffers who put extra time and creativity into this. What a great way to spread holiday cheer!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees invites letters of interest from individuals to serve on the Marion Public Library Board of Trustees. The appointment is from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2021.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Reside in the city of Marion.
  • Reside in city of Marion for at least two years immediately preceding the appointment to the Library Board.
  • Attend meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Marion Public Library. (Members serve without pay.)

Application process:
  • Submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Marion Community Schools
Office of the Superintendent
District Offices at Marion High School
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
  • Please respond by Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

More information regarding Library Board responsibilities is available on request to the Superintendent’s Office or by contacting the Marion Public Library.

Contact:

Patricia Gibson (pgibson@marion.k12.in.us)
District Offices at Marion High School
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
(765) 662-2546 x. 121

Mary Eckerle (meckerle@marion.lib.in.us)
Library Director
600 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN  46953-1992
(765) 668-2900
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News It's that time of year again: The Marion Community Schools annual holiday cards are now available to order!

The artwork featured on the two cards was created by Marion Community Schools students, and the cards themselves will be printed by Marion Regional Career Center's print shop.

If your family, organization, or business is looking for a holiday card with a local flair — and a local impact — make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to get your order in for these special cards! 

Each set of 20 cards and envelopes is $6.25. Proceeds from the sale of these cards go to help MCS students in need. We hope you'll consider purchasing. It's an easy way to brighten someone's day and make a real difference in our community!

Orders are due by Tuesday, Nov. 21. Please return your completed order form, along with check or cash, to Patricia Gibson or April Gambrel in the district office at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. Our office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Those who order will be notified when cards are available for pickup in early December.  

Marion Community Schools thanks all the young artists whose were chosen as finalists for the 2017 cards, and their art teachers, Karen Fry, Twana Johnson, and Nate Larson.

Winning artists:
  • Cambria Hamner, fourth grade, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Dana Salavaria, freshman, Marion High School
Finalists:
  • Khloe DeLuna, second grade, Allen Elementary
  • Alaina Emert, third grade, Kendall Elementary
  • Jalissa Hogue, fourth grade, Riverview Elementary
  • Kenzie Larson, fourth grade, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Bayley Grieve, freshman, Marion High School
  • Sianna Hobbs, freshman, Marion High School
>> Click here to view a photo gallery of all finalists' artwork