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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School invites local organizations and businesses to join in an exciting new tradition: the Giants Homecoming Parade!

The theme for this year’s parade is “Home Sweet Homecoming”. The MHS cheerleaders and Student Senate are partnering to bring this great tradition to life, and we hope the community will rally around our students! If you’d like to participate or sponsor, please contact cheer coach Kelly Berry at or call 618-8144 for more information.

The parade will start at the intersection of 26th and Washington streets at 5 p.m., run west on 26th Street to Carey Street, turn north, and end at Dick Lootens Stadium at MHS.

The Splash House parking lots will be the staging area for parade participants.

After the parade, join Giants fans as they tailgate before the big game against Richmond! The Homecoming game starts at 7 p.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News

Dear Kendall parents and guardians:

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the recently appointed principal of Kendall Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this school.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 17 years. In that time, I have worked with a variety of students, ranging in age from preschool through high school, all at Marion Community Schools! My husband and I are raising two Marion Giants of whom we are super proud.

I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Kendall and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

Along with the teachers and staff, Mr. Brooks and I will work hard to build strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. We will focus on character education initiatives, Indiana standards, and the use of data to drive instruction and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase achievement for all students.

All of us at Kendall are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous and relevant, and to help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your administration, it is important to us that everyone who steps through our doors — teachers, students, and parents — are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. We are looking forward to having our hallways and classrooms filled with students again!

Our door is always open and we welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.

We look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Kendall meet their goals and have a successful school year!

From the desk of Mr. Brooks:

I am thrilled to return to Kendall this year. After 10 years of teaching in the classroom and helping as the dean of students last year, I am happy to take the next step by becoming the assitant principal at Kendall! My wife and I have two current Marion Giants and a future Giant at home. I believe in Mrs. Wright's vision for Kendall and believe in the staff and community here. As we work together, there are great things on the horizon for Kendall. I can't wait to see what this year has in store!

Best Regards,

Mrs. Olivia Wright, Principal

Mr. Josh Brooks, Assistant Principal

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
All Kendall Elementary families (including preschool) are invited to our Back to School Open House!
We will be here from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to meet our new families, and greet our returning families.
We hope to see all of our families here!
(School starts the following day, Aug. 9.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted April 4, 2018

Beginning on April 8, children ages 6 to 17 can participate in USA Basketball Open Court, presented by Nike, at Marion High School — for FREE!

USA Basketball Open Court provides children a safe and fun environment in which to play basketball. Children choose how to engage in the sport through free play, skill games, five-on-five, 3×3, and station options. Sessions are free to the community and are open to children of all ability levels.

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools’ onsite registration is next week. All new students (K-12) and their families wanting to enroll should plan to attend. In addition, any returning student/family who needs computer access or other assistance should attend during these times as well.

Onsite registration will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. (This will be the location for registration for all MCS schools, K-12. Staff from all school buildings will be available on those days at Marion High School.) Please enter at Door 4 on the northeast corner of the building. Parking is available in the parking lot on the east side of the building. Please do not park in the circle off 26th Street. 

Those with students who are new to MCS should plan to provide needed documentation and information, including proof of residence (such as a recent utility bill with your name and address), and the name and contact information for the school your student most recently attended, along with any health/allergy information.

Those with returning students will need to review information including contact numbers, address, transportation options, assistance requests, etc., and update if needed.

Textbook fees and deposits can also be paid at the on-site registration days (where you can avoid the online payment processing fee).

A note for students registering for classes at Marion Regional Career Center: MHS students will register for MRCC classes during the regular registration process outlined above. Sending school students will complete their registration after the start of school, in conjunction with their school counselor and MRCC staff.

The online registration system will again be available for families with students who were enrolled at an MCS school last year, including Little Giants Preschool students who will be in kindergarten this year, as well as any families who attended Kindergarten Roundup in the spring. A link and instructions will be provided in the Enrollment section of our website once online registration is open. (Computer access and assistance with passwords or other issues will be available at Marion High School during onsite registration days.)

For more information about MCS enrollment, including school supply lists and the school year calendar, click here.