Summer 2021: Keep learning, keep growing!

Check out this roundup of local opportunities this summer from Marion Community Schools and our community partners!

The following summer 2021 programs are open to Marion Community Schools students at no cost unless otherwise stated.

We will add information as details are finalized for more offerings!

Summer meals

  • Marion Community Schools is a Summer Food Service Program participant. Free breakfast and lunch is available to the public (to anyone 18 or younger) from May 24 through June 10 (except on Memorial Day, May 31). Click here for details.
     

Academics / Summer Reading & more

MCS elementaries

  • Giant Summer Academy will be by invitation only, targeted to specific student needs. Classes will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, May 24 to June 10 (except Memorial Day, May 31). Class sizes are limited. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is closed. Contact your school office with questions. Click here for phone numbers.
     

MCS middle grades (5-8)

  • Giant Academic Camp will be by invitation only, targeted to specific student needsClasses will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, May 24 to June 10 (except Memorial Day, May 31). Class sizes are limited. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is closed. Contact your school office with questions. Click here for phone numbers.
     
  • Current 7th-graders: Get a jump on high school PE credit! Click here for details. Registration is closed.
     

Marion High School

  • Summer STEM program and dual credit certification: May 24 through June 11 (except Memorial Day, May 31). There is also a virtual option for dual credit certification only. Click here for details on both programs. 
     
  • MHS summer session: May 24 to June 10 (except Memorial Day, May 31); morning sessions and afternoon sessions. Registration is closed. Contact your school office with questions. Click here for more information. 
     

Marion Public Library

  • Summer Reading Program: June 1 through July 10; fun prizes to be awarded! Download the Reader Zone app, create your account or log into an existing account, enter the MPL code 06699, join your reading group, and start logging your reading! Paper logs available at MPL upon request. Reading logs must be turned in by July 17 to be eligible for prizes. 
     
  • Sign Language Class: 10 a.m. June 22 through 24, outdoors at MPL
     
  • Storytime: 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, outdoors at MPL
     
  • Summer STEAM: Capacity is limited! 10:30 a.m. on June 8 and July 13, 1:30 p.m. June 26 and July 24, outdoors at MPL; call the library to register, 765-668-2900.
     

Art / Music / Fun

Marion Community School of the Arts

  • Offerings include dance, art, stage, film, and more; for various ages and various fees; open to anyone (not exclusively MCS students). Click here for details.
     

Marion Public Library

  • Magician Daniel Lusk: 2 p.m. June 2 at Matter Park Bandshell
     
  • Animals with Hedgehog Hannah: 4 p.m. June 16 at Matter Park Bandshell
     
  • Music with Mr. Daniel: 10:30 a.m. July 7 at Matter Park Bandshell
     

Athletics / Recreation / Fun

Grant County Family YMCA

  • Challenger Sports International Soccer Camp: ages 2 to 16; open to anyone (not exclusively MCS students); fees apply. Click here for details.
     
  • Summer Day CampOpen to anyone (not exclusively MCS students); fees apply. Camp runs from June 1 through Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with childcare available starting at 6:30 a.m. and through 6 p.m. for additional fees). Open to 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds who have completed a year of public preschool in Grant County or kindergarten, along with all kids 6 to 12 years old. Registration deadline is May 27, but space is limited, so contact the YMCA as soon as possible to sign up. Call 765-664-0544 or email Youth Development Director Stephanie Herschberger at stephanieh@gcymca.org.
     

Marion High School

  • Tennis: June 1 through July 29, open practices will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday at the Matter Park tennis courts; no practice June 28 - July 1 (IHSAA moratorium week).
     
  • Girls soccer: Open girls soccer workouts are at the Frances Slocum field from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 29; no practice June 28-July 1 (IHSAA moratorium week).​​​​​