A look ahead for Justice Intermediate School families

Publish Date: 05/27/2021

We are happy to announce that Heather Rumple has taken on the role of Justice Intermediate School Associate Principal

Mrs. Rumple was with us last year as an instructional coach, working with our educators to continuously improve learning opportunities for our students. As Associate Principal, she will continue to be an instructional leader and will also be helping to lead all of the building’s day-to-day operations, address staff and student needs, family concerns, and more. 

Mrs. Rumple has been in education for 15 years, first as a teacher at Wabash County Schools, then at Mississinewa Schools, where her roles included teaching, technology integration coach, and assistant director of their alternative education program, and since 2019, at Marion Community Schools. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and her master’s degree from Ball State University.

“I am honored to serve our Marion families in this capacity,” Mrs. Rumple said. “I look forward to continuing to promote student growth and achievement at Justice Intermediate School.”

Stephanie Lockwood will continue as Principal for both of the Marion Community Schools middle grades buildings, Justice Intermediate School and McCulloch Junior High School. 

We are looking forward to the best year yet!

We are planning back to school events during the first week of August. (We will announce specific dates later this summer, so be watching for that information!) 

Back to school events will be fun and informative for students and families, and will include: 

  • Orientation (reviewing expectations and more)
  • Scavenger hunt-style self-guided tour 
  • Treats and a prize raffle 
  • Schedule distribution, locker assignments, student IDs, car pickup tag distribution
  • Information about clubs, athletics, tutoring, and more
  • Book fee payment option

Here’s a look ahead at some of the exciting new things coming up for the 2021-22 school year at Justice, and some of the great things that will continue, too:

  • Project Lead the Way classes (STEM - science, technology, engineering, math)
    • All fifth-graders will take: 
      • “Infection: Detection”, a physical science unit that lets students explore transmission of infection, agents of disease, and mechanisms the body uses to stay healthy.
      • A related computer modeling simulation unit, in which they will learn how scientists use computer models to test predictions and develop explanations about the spread of diseases without infecting real people, and then they design a computer model themselves!
    • All sixth-graders will take: 
      • “Flight and Space” unit in which they will design, prototype, and test models to learn about the science of flight and what it takes to travel and live in space, solve real-world aviation and space challenges and plan a mission to Mars. 
      • “Science of Technology” unit that will explore how science impacts the technology of yesterday, today, and the future.
      • In their science classes, sixth-graders will also review the “Energy and the Environment” unit, exploring sustainable solutions to our energy needs and investigating the impact of energy on our lives and the world. 
  • Music programs
    • Band
    • Choir (new this year!)
    • Circle the State and other regional and state opportunities
  • A wide focus on digital citizenship and how it affects our our lives
  • After school tutoring is open to all students, 3:40 to 4:40 p.m. Monday through Thursday; transportation home is available!
  • Lots of extra-curricular options:
    • Athletics
      • Basketball
      • Cross Country (with McCulloch Junior High)
      • Golf (with McCulloch)
      • Soccer 
      • Tennis (with McCulloch)
      • Track and Field (with McCulloch)
      • Volleyball
    • Clubs 
      • Acting Club
      • Art Club
      • Battle of the Books
      • Book Club
      • Campus Life
      • Crafting
      • E-sports
      • FCA
      • Math Club
      • Newspaper
      • Robotics
      • Rubik's Cube Club
      • Spelling/Writing Club
      • Student Government  
      • Yearbook

Let’s make it a great year together! 

>> If you have not yet reviewed and confirmed your enrollment information for the 2021-22 school year, please click here to get started 

>> For information about continuing COVID precautions and more, click here for Marion Community Schools’ back-to-school FAQs

>> For school supplies, school year calendar, and more, click here