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Published: 1/15/2014
Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, Anne Liddick will be taking the lead at Frances Slocum Elementary as principal. Melissa Jessup, Frances Slocum’s current principal, will be serving the Marion Community Schools district in a new administrative role.

In her nearly one and half years as assistant principal at Kendall Elementary School, Liddick has proven herself an effective and energetic leader. She is looking forward to new opportunities at Frances Slocum.
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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, 2014, to Dec. 31, 2017.
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Students at Tucker Career and Technology Center will have the opportunity next week to explore the possibilities beyond high school at the Tucker College Fair.

Representatives from several area colleges and universities, along with some technical and apprenticeship programs, will be available to share information and speak with students during the school day during this special event. The Tucker College Fair is set to start at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Schools and programs that will be on hand include:
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Marion Community Schools is partnering with Marion Public Library to foster of lifelong love of reading through a new program for third-graders across the district.

Next week, MPL librarians will be visiting MCS classrooms to kick off the program. They’ll be sharing information about the library and the services it offers, and they’ll also have library card applications on hand for students to complete.

Librarian visits are set for 9 a.m. at the following schools on the following days:
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Among the typical excitement of homecoming festivities this Friday at Marion High School, some elementary school students will be getting special recognition.

As part of Marion Community Schools’ September Attendance Challenge (in conjunction with a focus nationwide on school attendance), all four elementary schools – Allen, Frances Slocum, Kendall, and Riverview – along with Justice Intermediate School were issued a challenge: to come out on top in overall attendance percentage for the month.
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Several Marion High School students were honored by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees at its Sept. 25, 2013, meeting for their achievements over the summer at the national convention of Mu Alpha Theta, a national mathematics honor society.

Honored were:
James Walts and Andrew Spitzer, who earned second place in the Math Video Competition
Alyssa Ngo, who earned fourth place in the Alpha Chalk Talk Speech Competition
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Marion High School students will get some special opportunities during College GO! Week this week, and some Marion elementary students will get an early start on their college dreams, too.

Activities, events and promotions are planned around the Marion Community Schools district in conjunction with the annual statewide push to help Hoosiers of all ages plan for college completion and career success.

Some of the highlights:
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Preliminary ISTEP+ results released by the state Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, show Marion Community Schools students at every grade level displayed growth as compared to their previous year’s scores.

The most impressive growth can be seen in scores from Frances Slocum Elementary School, where last school year’s fourth-graders improved their ISTEP+ passage rate in math by 28.4 percentage points as compared to their third-grade performance. The same group saw a 19.3 percentage point jump in English/language arts year-over-year.
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Parents can now access ISTEP+ scoring reports for last school year's test.

To access their student's scores from Spring 2013, parents should log on to the state Department of Education's Indiana Parent Network.
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Marion Community Schools is hoping a pilot program its Transportation Department initiated will one day help improve safety for children at bus stops across Indiana.