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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees will accept applications for a vacant Board position for District III. 

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a registered voter
  • Must have resided in the school corporation for at least one year.
  • Reside in District III (includes Center and Washington townships outside the civil city of Marion but within the boundaries of the Marion Community Schools district - precincts: Center 10, 11, 15, 20, 24, parts of Washington 3 and 4)
Term: Ends December 31, 2016

Application Process:
  • Submit a letter of interest and resume or background information (include your contact information)  to:
Marion Community Schools
Office of the Superintendent
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN   46953
  • Please respond by Friday, August 5, 2016. 

All applicants will be reviewed by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees.  

Contact person:
Mrs. Patty Barney (pbarney@marion.k12.in.us)
Marion High School District Offices
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
(765) 662-2546 ext. 125
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Wednesday honored 30 students who achieved perfect scores on their IREAD-3 test this school year.



The MCS School Board poses for a photo with MCS students who achieved perfect IREAD-3 scores in the 2015-16 school year, along with their teachers.


The IREAD-3 test is administered to all third-graders in Indiana schools that receive public funding, to gauge reading proficiency. The state has not yet released school-wide IREAD-3 results publicly, but individual scores are available to families, and these families gave MCS permission to celebrate their students’ perfect scores.

MCS has had students achieve perfect scores on this test in the past, but the number of students reaching that level this year is more than double the number of students with perfect scores in any previous year. We are so proud of these students for their hard work and their achievement! And we are grateful to their teachers this year, and all of the teachers who have helped guide these students for years. We are proud of their hard work, care, and talents!

Here’s a full list of those honored at the regular board meeting on May 25, 2016, grouped by the school they attended in the 2015-16 school year:

Allen Elementary
  • Brynna Gee
  • Ezra Weaver
  • Kyliegh Yeakle
Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Caleb Hawkins
  • Michael Herrington
Kendall Elementary
  • Michael Barnett
  • Cyler Perry-Sherron
  • Colin Rayment
  • Sophie Richards
  • Isabella Marin
  • Savannah Shaffer
  • Sydney Slaton
  • Andre Washington
  • Ava Adams
  • Nathaniel Beck
  • Emma Bento
  • Rebecca Harris
  • Khaimen Monteiro
  • Matthew O’Banion
  • Cali Whitton
  • Emma Miller
  • Trey Adaway
  • Lily Daugherty
Riverview Elementary
  • Cassius King
  • Jorge Ramirez
  • Jesse Simpkins
  • Simara Jarrell-Mann
  • Troy Brown
  • Mikenzie Chambers
  • Thalia Williams
In addition, Kendall Elementary School third-grade teacher Jenny Jindrich was honored because every student in her class passed IREAD-3. We are proud of her and her students!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Over the next several weeks, the Marion Community Schools district offices will be relocating to a different section of the Marion High School building, to make room for the new Marion Regional Career Center. 

District offices are moving to the southwest corner of MHS, at the front of the building. 

We ask for your patience once again as we undertake this move. The best way to reach an individual staffer during this time will likely be email. Click here for our staff directory

The Marion Regional Career Center (formerly known as the Tucker Career and Technology Center) will be moving from the building at Ind. 18 and Pennsylvania Street to the east side of Marion High School where the district offices were located in the 2015-16 school year. This move will open up exciting new opportunities for more MHS students.

During this move MRCC staff will likely be best reached by email as well. Click here for our staff directory. 

In addition, much of the Little Giants Preschool staff is relocating this summer in to our elementary schools. During this move, email will likely be the best way to reach them. Click here for our staff directory. For enrollment questions, please email Preschool Director Kerri Wortinger, kwortinger@marion.k12.in.us.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Class of 2016 visited our elementary schools on Tuesday, May 17, taking a "walk of fame" through the hallways dressed in their caps, gowns, honor cords, and other awards.



For many of the seniors, it was a homecoming. Alumni of each elementary school led the procession at their building, and there were plenty of hugs from former teachers and administrators to go around for the soon-to-be-graduates. 

For the elementary students, it was a glimpse into their own futures, a visual representation of a milestone they are all striving to reach: high school graduation. 

And for all involved, it was a reminder that each of us has someone, somewhere watching us, looking up to us, and being inspired by our choices, attitudes, and accomplishments. It's a good reminder for us all, and it was a great way to celebrate the Class of 2016!
 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Six teachers earned special recognition at the MCS School Board meeting on May 11, 2016, as this year’s nominees and recipients of the Mary Clark Hanley Teaching Excellence Award.


The nominees are an exclusive group that personifies excellence. They were selected by their respective principals or coordinators. The 2015-16 nominees are:
  • Ceola Friday, kindergarten teacher at Riverview Elementary School
  • Andrea Johnson, third-grade teacher at Frances Slocum Elementary School
  • Patricia Losure, teacher at Little Giants Preschool
  • Mary Miller, fifth-grade science teacher at Justice Intermediate School
  • Crystal Palmer, kindergarten teacher at Kendall Elementary School
  • Shelli Pence, first-grade teacher at Allen Elementary School
Johnson, Palmer, and Pence were chosen as the winners of the award. The winners were selected by the director of human resources, the district director of education, and an elementary principal, as requested by the Community Foundation.

Marion Community Schools congratulates all of these excellent teachers and thanks them for the work they do every day, and the difference it makes in our students' lives.

The Hanleys had the good fortune to be successful financially and wanted to give back to those individuals, communities, and institutions that have contributed over the years to their success. Mr. Hanley’s mother was certainly on that list, inspiring him educationally to be the best he could be, and that is why they named this award in her honor.

The award, set up in 2000 through the Community Foundation of Grant County to memorialize her name and her commitment to education and to promote excellence in teaching, is given annually to three outstanding elementary teachers in the MCS system, and this year included a prize of $500.