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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Little Giants Head Start applications start soon

Posted on Mar. 30 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion Community Schools Little Giants Head Start preschool program will be accepting enrollment applications for the 2015-16 school year soon.

The Head Start program is designed to serve low-income families living in Grant County. It is a federally funded three-hour preschool program offered at no cost to families. Any child living in Grant County who will be 3 or 4 years old next school year, and whose family meets income guidelines, is eligible to apply. 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Little Giants Title 1 Preschool applications start soon

Posted on Mar. 30 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion parents interested in enrolling their child in Marion Community Schools’ Little Giants Title 1 Preschool, a tuition-free, high-quality preschool, should mark their calendars for application days starting next week.

Enrollment eligibility is based on academic need. (There is no income limit requirement for Little Giants Title 1 Preschool.) Any child who will be 3 or 4 years old next school year is eligible to apply. Children will be screened at time of application, and we will contact families in mid to late May regarding enrollment status for the 2015-16 school year.

MHS JROTC all-female Raider Team wins regional competition

Posted on Mar. 30 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
A team of female cadets from the MHS JROTC muscled their way to a first-place finish recently, earning victory over more than a dozen other teams from around the Midwest at a Raider Team competition in Kentucky.

Two dozen MHS JROTC cadets traveled to Scottsville, Ky., earlier this month to participate in a regional Raider Team competition against 20 teams from across the Midwest. The Marion Giants fielded two teams at the competition, including for the first time an all-female team.

Raider competitions are designed to test the physical strength and endurance, as well as the ability of cadets to work as a team. Cadets completed various challenging tasks during the daylong event on March 21: They carried a 150-pound stretcher on a 1-mile trek through the woods, where they encountered climbing obstacles; they pulled a Humvee 100 meters uphill; they crossed a ravine by constructing a one-rope bridge; they flipped tractor tires and carried 50-pound weighted jugs non-stop for 10 minutes; along with several other challenges.

At the end of the day, each team was completely exhausted.

“It was an amazing day,” cadet Jesenia Trujillo, captain of the all-female MHS Raider Team, said. “Our girls fought through each event, encouraging each other to push on. We knew we could do it.”

It was a remarkable accomplishment, said Lt. Col (Ret.) David Farlow, the MHS JROTC’s senior Army instructor and Raider Team coach.

“Not only was this the first time we fielded an all-female Raider Team, but they also ended up beating every other all-female team there,” he said. “All our Raiders have been training hard. It was great to see the ladies take home the first place trophy.”

Members of the winning team were:
  • Adriana Aleman
  • Gloria Barbour
  • Victoria Burk
  • Stephanie Charlton
  • Brooke Johnson
  • Miriam Perez
  • Kayleigh Smith
  • Chelsea Townsend
  • Jesenia Trujillo
  • Destiny Williams
The Raider Team has two more competitions remaining this season, including a competition hosted by Marion High School on Saturday, April 25.

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 23-27.
  • Kindergarten Roundup: 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16. Click here for more details.
  • MCS Kindness Rally: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 1. Click here for more details.
  • Marion High School Prom: Saturday, May 2. Click here for more details.
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 25 (no school).
  • Last day of school for students: May 26 (unless more snow make-up days are needed; we will communicate with families if more make-up days are needed).
  • Class of 2015 Baccalaureate Service: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21, College Wesleyan Church. Click here for more details.
  • Class of 2015 Graduation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Bill Green Arena, Marion High School.
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