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Crevier message: Small choices add up to big accomplishments

Posted on Dec. 19 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Crevier family recently brought an inspiring message to Allen students: Life is like a 10-foot unicycle: Start small, set goals, work hard, and you'll stand tall! Check out this video from their visit to Allen on Dec. 18:

Tanya Crevier is a world-renowned basketball handler, and her nephews, Isaiah and Caleb, performed last year with their family on the "America's Got Talent" television competition.

Despite falling far short of most modern basketball players in height, Tanya Crevier, just 5 feet, 3 inches tall, played in the Women’s Professional Basketball League (WBL) for three seasons — the entire history of the league, as it began in 1978 and folded after the 1980-81 season.

She has gone on to use her basketball handling skills to entertain crowds all over the world at schools, camps, churches, and other assemblies, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Upward Basketball programs, at college basketball games, as well as NBA and WNBA games.

Crevier has been inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame at her alma mater, South Dakota State University and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Fame.

The Creviers encouraged Allen students to think about how their choices now will affect the rest of their lives. They urged them to strive for excellence by taking small steps, setting small goals, working hard, and acting with integrity.

It was in inspiring day! We are thankful for the Creviers' visit!  

Students' letter writing campaign brings recycling to Allen

Posted on Dec. 18 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Allen Elementary third-graders learned about the power of persuasive writing recently when they successfully convinced an area trash removal business to provide recycling services to the school.

The students undertook the letter writing campaign as they were learning about persuasive writing.

Two Allen third-grade teachers, Mr. Halliwell and Mrs. Conner, shared about the lesson and its success at the MCS Board of School Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Four students then got to read the letters they sent to Wabash Valley Refuse, a division of Republic Services. 

Terrell Blackwell, Jayshaun Baity, Aubryanna Bigelow and Steven Fuller pose for a photo with Superintendent Brad Lindsay, Allen Elementary Assistant Principal Lendon Schwartz, Allen teachers Joshua Halliwell and Christine Conner, and School Board member Scott Murphy. 

In their letters, the students appealed to Wabash Valley from many different angles.

"Do you have the resources to help the people of the world save the trees and make Earth a better place to live in?" Jayshaun Baity asked in his letter, asking Wabash Valley to help Allen Elementary by supplying the needed equipment and pickup service.

Aubryanna Bigelow cut right to the heart of the matter: "Don't you want kids to have clean desks? We have some papers in our desks we can recycle."

Terrell Blackwell noted that Allen's efforts could have ripple effects that would not only cut down on waste at the school, but could have a ripple effect that would help keep our community cleaner.

"We'd also help stop littering by making people in our community think about recycling," he wrote in his letter. 

Allen's example could even bring Wabash Valley more customers, he noted, reasoning that other schools would see the success of Allen's efforts and start recycling programs of their own.

Steven Fuller asserted that the ripple effect could reach even further: "You have the opportunity to be responsible," he wrote to Wabash Valley. "Being responsible will make the town responsible. Then soon enough the world will be responsible."

And besides, he noted, Wabash Valley already provided service right across the street from the school.

The third-graders' efforts prompted a swift reply from Wabash Valley, Mrs. Conner said, and the company agreed to supply the equipment and recycling service.

We're impressed by these students, and thank them for their efforts — and for sharing their letters with us!

Watch the GIANT TRADITION boys basketball video here!

Posted on Dec. 16 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Here's a fun history lesson: Did you know that Marion High School boys basketball has seven state championships to its credit? Did you know three of those came back-to-back-to-back in the 1980s? Did you know 24 MHS boys basketball players have been named Indiana All-Stars? Or that we have four Mr. Basketballs? Those amazing facts and more are played out in spectacular fashion in the GIANT TRADITION 2014-15 boys basketball pregame video!

And we certainly encourage you to turn out to watch the next episode of Giants history as its written right here in MHS's Bill Green Arena! Click here for schedule and ticket information and more!

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!)

  • Winter Break: Dec. 19-Jan. 2 (includes teacher record day on Friday, Dec. 19, when students do not attend)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 19; no school unless needed as a snow make-up day. We will communicate with families if make-up day is needed.
  • Presidents Day: Feb. 16; no school unless needed as a snow make-up day. We will communicate with families if make-up day is needed.
  • Spring Break: March 23-27.
  • Marion High School Prom: May 2.
  • Last day of school for students: May 20 (unless more snow make-up days are needed; we will communicate with families if more make-up days are needed).
  • Class of 2015 Graduation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Bill Green Arena, Marion High School.
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