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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Aug. 31, 2016

The Grant County Special Education Cooperative invites families to its annual kickoff picnic.

The event is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Garden House at Matter Park.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided, and you'll also get the chance to talk with families while your child interacts with others. Children can play at the nearby Friendship Corner accessible playground, and the butterfly garden.

Michele Trivedi will join us from Indiana Resource Center for Autism. This year's topic is centered around autism and the way insurance companies handle the approvals of various resources and therapies. 

We hope to see you there! If you have questions, please call the Co-Op office at 677-4456, or contact Lisa Graham, MCS Special Services Director, by email at lgraham@marion.k12.in.us. (For more information about the MCS Special Services Department, check out our webpage here.)

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marching Giants are inviting the whole community out to enjoy their full competition show for free this weekend here at the MHS!

MHS has the only competitive marching band in Grant County. You don't want to miss this opportunity to see their full show, "Batter Up," before they begin their competition season next week!

Normally, you would have to travel to another school and pay admission to see this show, or pay admission to an MHS home football game at which the Marching Giants were slated to perform.

But at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, you can see the full show for free right here at MHS's Dick Lootens Stadium! We hope to see you all there!

(In case of severe weather, an altered show may be performed inside. Watch for information on the MHS Bands Twitter and Facebook pages in that situation.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Kendall families are invited to join us for Math Night, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15.

Families will learn to play math games using playing cards and dice. Each family will receive a deck of playing cards, a set of dice and a booklet full of math games! These games can help students increase and practice math skills at home!

Schedule of Events:
  • 5:30 – 5:40: Introduction to Family Math Night
  • 5:40 – 6:15: Math Games in the Classrooms
  • 6:15 – 6:30: Snack 
>> Click here and RSVP on our Facebook event page to get reminders!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
Third- and fourth-graders: Have you signed up to be part of the Giant Discovery Zone? This exciting new after-school program begins soon! Click here to read more about the program, or get more information from your school office, or from Jessica Brown, who is heading up the Giant Discovery Zone program. Email her at jessicabrown@marion.k12.in.us or call her at Justice Intermediate School, 664-0507.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Kendall families are invited to join us for fun, friends, and important information about how to help your student at home, and pick up some incentives for attending!

This is the first of many family events this school year. We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events:
  • 5:20 – 5:30: doors open, sign-in
  • 5:30 – 5:40: Welcome!
  • 5:40 – 6:05: Session 1
  • 6:05 – 6:30: Session 2
  • 6:30 – 6:40: Snack
  • 6:45: Doors close

Topics for Sessions:
  • Technology: Resources for students and families at home, differentiated by grade level (apps, websites, etc.)
  • Homework: Tips and advice for successful homework completion
  • Reading: Tips and strategies for improving reading skills at home
  • Math: Tips and strategies for increasing math proficiency at home
  • PBIS @ Home: Positive ways to promote and support good behaviors you want to see