A message from Principal Pogue: Looking forward to a great year!

Publish Date: 07/19/2022

Dear McCulloch family,

We are excited about the upcoming school year. We hope you have enjoyed your summer and are rested and ready for the 2022- 23 school year. We are looking forward to serving our students and partnering with families for a successful year. We encourage you to be an active participant in your student’s education. 

This year each MJH student will be assigned to a core interdisciplinary team of teachers in English/language arts, math, social studies, science, and intervention. We believe this is key to achieving the full potential of a junior high, one that truly responds to the unique physical, intellectual, and social-emotional needs of our students.

Mark your calendar for our Back to School Family Night on Aug. 3 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for you and your student to meet our teachers, and for you to complete your registration if you have not done so. You will also get important information about Title 1 services for all students and more, pick up your car tags if needed, pay your technology fee ($20) so you can pick up your student’s iPad, and pay your book fee or apply for assistance. 

If you would like to simplify your experience at our Back to School Night, you can complete the following ahead of time through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account:

  • If you haven’t already done so, complete your student’s registration for the 2022-23 school year (instructions can be found in the Enrollment section of marion.k12.in.us)
  • Apply online for textbook fee assistance (in your Parent Portal, select “More” from the list on the left, then select “Meals” to access the application)

If you are unable to attend our Back to School Night, our school office will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 for you and your student to pick up schedules and walk around the building.

We are also pleased to inform you that breakfast and lunch will continue to be free for all Marion Community Schools students this year. You don’t need to sign up for this option.

The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 10. Classes at McCulloch start at 8:50 a.m. Students can be dropped off starting at 8:30 a.m. In addition, please note that we will NOT be having a late start on Fridays this year! Classes will start the same time every day, at 8:50 a.m.

All students will get out early the first three days (Aug. 10, 11, 12). Dismissal on those days will be at 2:40 p.m. After that, McCulloch students will be dismissed at 3:40 p.m. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office. 


Melissa S. Pogue, MJH Principal