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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Kendall Giants, we have some fantastic events this week!  

Our PTO’s Trick or Treat will be here at the school from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday. (If you are able to donate candy, please drop it off at the office for use on Thursday night!) Indulge for a while by trick or treating, but in a safe space and in our cutest costumes.  

ALSO, it’s Red Ribbon Week, a week dedicated to making healthy choices. Tuesday is our kick off day, let’s all wear red. Wednesday is your favorite team shirt or jersey, Thursday is dress like a twin day with a friend, and Friday is spot me being drug free — wear polka-dots! We look forward to seeing everyone support healthy choices this week during Red Ribbon Week.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News By Gabriela Padilla

Thanks to the Marion High School Brain Game team, Marion’s elementary libraries will be getting an upgrade.

The team earned their way into the top 8 during WTHR’s statewide high school trivia competition this past school year. Because of that, they had the opportunity to apply for a grant through Westfield Insurance, the sponsor of the competition.



The 2015-16 Brain Game team and their sponsors (from left) Kristi Phillippe (MHS teacher), Truman Bennet, Elijah Beal, Micah Hoeksema, Zach Spitzer, and Dave Tippey (MHS teacher).

Library resources are one of the suggested uses for the Sharing Knowledge grant awarded by Westfield Insurance, which sponsored the Brain Game tournament. The MHS students this year opted to share this opportunity with the elementary schools.

Kristi Phillippe, MHS science teacher and one of the Brain Game team’s sponsors, applauded this decision.

“Thanks to our kids for their accomplishment, which allows us to reward this money, and for thinking bigger than themselves by awarding the money to our elementary schools,” she said.

Each MCS elementary school will receive $400, for a total of $1,600, from the Brain Game grant. That money can be used for new books, e-books, e-readers, or other library resources.

The grant will also help fund continued participation in academic competitions, as 20 percent of the grant ($400) could be kept for that purpose.


Marion Community Schools is grateful to Westfield Insurance for this grant!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Choral Department invites the community to their Opening Night concert, which will feature four choirs on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The concert will feature award-winning MHS musicians in the beginning chorus, concert choir, 26th Street Innovations show choir, and Virtuoso.

The show is free, and it will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Walton. Come out and support our young musicians and arts education at our schools!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Sept. 16, 2016

Calling all Grant County families with young children: YOU are invited to the annual Fall Fest hosted by Early Head Start and Little Giants Preschool - Head Start! 


Join us for this fun festival that focuses on health and safety. This year's them is "Welcome to the Jungle!"

The event will last from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at The River Church, 759 S. Lenfesty Ave., Marion. 

Some of the features of the Fall Fest include:
  • Door prizes
  • Fitness area
  • Health screenings
  • Car seat check
  • Lots of community info
We hope to see YOU there!

>> Want reminders? Click here for our Facebook event page, and RSVP!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
UPDATE: Check out highlights from the torch's journey through Grant County from WIWU-TV:




 

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is expected to enter Grant County at about midday today (Wednesday, Sept. 28).


Several torchbearers are Marion High School graduates (and one is a current student)!
  • MHS alum and current Grant County Sheriff Reggie Nevels will carry the torch through Upland at about 12:45 p.m.
  • MHS alum Jim Sutter, entrepreneur and philanthropist (and member of the MHS Hall of Distinction) will carry the torch on Ind. 15 at about 1:30 p.m.
  • Marion High School student Casey Reaves is among the torchbearers (in honor of his grandfather, Larry Goss, an MHS alum killed in the Vietnam War). He will carry the torch on part of the Ind. 15 portion of the route, just after 1:30 p.m. The procession is then set to pass in front of McCulloch Junior High School Junior High School just before 2 p.m., then head into downtown Marion, and then head north into Wabash County. Will you be out to watch this special procession?
  • MHS alum Wayne Seybold, Olympic athlete and former Marion mayor (and member of the MHS Hall of Distinction), will carry the torch in front of McCulloch Junior High School just before 2 p.m.
  • MHS alum Amos Randle, former police chief, will take the torch from Wayne Seybold near the Splash House.
  • MHS alum and current Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh will carry the torch in front of the Grant County Courthouse just before 2:30 p.m.
The torch will continue north and exit into Wabash County, to continue its trek across the entire state in honor of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the state of Indiana.