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2nd annual Kindness Rally is next week!

Posted on Apr. 17 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion Community Schools will celebrate the efforts of its students and staff to prevent bullying at a special end-of-the-year event, the Kindness Rally, and the public is invited to come join in the fun.



>> Click to download: POSTER or FLIER

The Kindness Rally is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Marion High School gym. Features will include bounce houses, an obstacle course, dunk tank (where principals and other administrators will take the plunge), food, and more.

Tickets to be used for the carnival attractions will be four for $1, and proceeds will fund continuing anti-bullying efforts throughout the school system. The Marion High School FOR TAXII Club (Friends of Rachel / Teens Against Xtreme Inappropriate Interactions), which helps organize and run the Kindness Rally, will also be selling T-shirts and bracelets as a fundraiser.

Doors will open and ticket sales will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The Chain Reaction Ceremony is set for 6 p.m. The ceremony will feature the MHS JROTC presenting the flag, along with performances by the MHS and McCulloch Junior High School choirs, the MHS band, presentation of Student Kindness Awards and messages from district administrators. Students from each school will also participate in the parade of kindness chains from each school, with each link in the chains representing a kind act noticed this school year.


Marion Community Schools is proud of our students and staff who are starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion and making positive changes in our schools and community. We hope that students of all ages and their families, along with community members, will come and help us celebrate at the second annual Kindness Rally!



McCulloch Junior High School students display their Kindness Chain at the 2013 rally. (Marion Community Schools photo)
 

C-T: MCS drawing new borders

Posted on Apr. 17 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion Community Schools has revised its elementary school district borders for the 2014-15 school year to balance student enrollment vs. building capacity. For more information from MCS on the new borders, including maps, click here.

>> The Chronicle-Tribune offered its readers another look at the plan in print and online. You can read the chronicle-tribune.com story here.

Regular start/end times resume next Monday, 4/21

Posted on Apr. 16 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion Community Schools alternate schedule is ending this week. Starting next Monday, April 21, all MCS schools will return to their regular start and end times.

Click on the links below to view your school's schedule:

Because this alternate schedule allowed us to make up all days missed this winter, the last day of school for students is now set for Thursday, May 22.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your school's office.

Attendance Matters!

Homework Hotline offers help with math, science

The Homework Hotline is back! Students in grades 6 through 12 can get help with math and science homework from this service of Rose-Hulman University.

Rather than giving the answers, Hotline tutors help students develop better problem-solving skills so they can learn how to work through similar problems on their own and prepare for exams. The Hotline is available every Sunday through Thursday now through May, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Last year, Homework Hotline tutors answered more than 45,000 calls and more than 2,900 online requests.

Students who call will only be asked to give their first name and the name of their school. They should have the following items handy before calling:
  • Homework assignment
  • Textbook (if available)
  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Calculator (if needed)
Helpful math and science resources are also available on the website. Click the picture below for more information, or to submit a question for tutors online.

On the Calendar

Here's a look at some of the big events coming up at Marion around the district.
(For more events, click here to check out the full calendar, where you can see events at one school building at a time or elect to see all events in the district. Just use the pull-down menu at the top of the calendar!)

 
  • Spring Break: March 24-28 - no school.
  • Class of 2014 Baccalaureate Ceremony: 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5, College Wesleyan Church. Click here for more info.
  • Class of 2014 Graduation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 8, Bill Green Arena.
 
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