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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link From the Chronicle-Tribune

Kendall Elementary School celebrated their “A” grade from the state and Valentine’s Day Tuesday.

Principal David Khalouf said the school’s accountability grade improved from a “C” in 2012 to an “A” in 2013.

“We decided to have a dance for the kids because the state letter grade went up and this week is Valentine’s Day,” he said. “They get to dress up and celebrate. It brings students, staff and parents together.”

Khalouf said the school was able to get back into the standing where it had been for years.

“If we continue to get A’s then there will be more dances,” he said.

— More from MCS: To read more about recently released IDOE school grades, and about our Marion schools that are among the best in the state, click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News What: Four weeks of ISTEP+ tutoring

When: 2:30 - 4:30 Thursdays (Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27)

Transportation: Bus rides home will be provided only to those who already normally ride the bus home. Car riders should be picked up at 4:30.

Questions? Call us at 662-7364.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link The Chronicle-Tribune recently focused on the important role mentors can play in the lives of our students.

“Our community has a shortage of mentors and there is a growing voice of young people who are looking for community encouragers to come along beside them in their educational and life paths,” Tammy Pearson, director of Project Leadership, which pairs community volunteers with local high school students for mentoring relationships, told the Chronicle-Tribune. “I just want to encourage as many people as possible who have always wanted to take the time to be involved in a mentoring program to make that one of their 2014 resolutions. There is a place for everyone. We just see the importance and the change that happens when someone agrees to spend some time in a young person’s life."

Marion Community Schools is incredibly grateful to have community support, including that of Project Leadership and Kids Hope. If you would like more information on how you can mentor an MCS student, visit the websites below:
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Unfortunately, due to scheduling concerns brought on by weather delays and cancellations, as well as concerns over travel conditions, the MCS family reading night set for Thursday, Jan. 30, has been canceled.
The event may be rescheduled at a later date to be announced.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

All Marion Community Schools families are invited to join the Giants Reading Team at a special family night next week at Justice Intermediate School.

It will be a night of food, fun, giveaways and special guests: Marion Giants winter sports athletes, who will be reading to students.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Justice Intermediate, 720 N. Miller Ave. All families with Marion Community Schools students are invited to attend.

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Posted: by Steve Turner
Kendall Elementary Valentine’s Dance
When: 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11

Where: Kendall School Gymnasium

Who: All Kendall Elementary School students and family members

Cost: $1
  • We will have a DJ!
  • Snacks available for purchase.
  • Students must be accompanied by an adult