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News for Kendall Elementary School


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Having your child at school every day is so important to their success!

Kendall Elementary now has two attendance contests happening, to encourage our families and students to make attendance a priority.
  • Gift card drawings: If your child is on time and at school every day for the month, you will be entered into a drawing for a large gift card. You want to be entered, so make sure your children are here everyday on time! One family won a VISA gift card, and another family won Domino's gift cards! Will you be our next winner?
  • Class movie party: Each class is competing for a movie and popcorn party for the class that has the best attendance. They are entered into a drawing, and one class is selected to participate! Miss Fowler's class was our last winner - congrats to them!
Here's a look at some of the important effects of being late or absent:



Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Provided by the Marion Community School of the Arts

The Community School of the Arts is excited to present The Lion King Jr. at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at the F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St.

The African savanna comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale based on the classic Disney film.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or by visiting CSA, 305 S. Adams St., between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, contact CSA at 765-662-6263 or visit csa-marion.com.

Marion Community Schools is proud to partner with CSA to bring amazing theater experiences to the community. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The latest episode of The Giant Showcase is now available to view!

This month several of our principals are featured and share they some of the great things going on at our schools.

Click here to check it out!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Dec. 4, 2018

Marion Community Schools is pleased to announce that Little Giants Preschool Director Kerri Wortinger has been appointed to the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Council.

ELAC works to ensure that children ages birth to 8 years and their families have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education programs that keep children health, safe, and learning.

The committee was established in 2013 by the Indiana General Assembly. Committee members are appointed by the governor; the committee includes representation from the FSSA Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, the Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Head Start State Collaboration Office, early childhood education programs, the business sector and the faith-based community.

Wortinger was among three new appointees to the committee announced recently by Governor Eric Holcomb’s office, and four reappointments.

MCS is proud of Wortinger’s dedication to early childhood education, and we are pleased that she will have this opportunity and platform to advocate for expanded access to high quality preschool for all children and families. We know that high quality preschool provides a strong foundation for lifelong learning, and that for children in high poverty areas, like ours, that strong foundation can be life-changing.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News It's that time of year again when our calendars start filling up with holiday plans!

And because we know our school holiday programs can take some logistical work for parents and families to attend, we've set the schedule now, so you can make plans early!

K-4 programs will be in the school gymnasium on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Here's a look at the grade-by-grade schedule:
  • 8:30 a.m. - kindergarten
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1st grade
  • 10:30 a.m. - 2nd grade
  • 11:30 a.m. - 4th grade
  • 1 p.m. - 3rd grade
Little Giants Preschool at Kendall Elementary will have their holiday program at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

Mark your calendars now, because we hope to see you here!