Superintendent's Message: A GIANT deal for our students! - 1/22/16


Indiana Michigan Power, American Electric Foundation, Ivy Tech Community College

This Giant deal is going to have a powerful impact and Make a Giant difference in the lives of our Marion students and the people of greater Marion! 

Our Marion Community Schools TEAM is so thankful for the privilege to serve ALL the students of ALL the people! Our students receive real-world learning experiences and we are preparing our students to be life-ready global GIANTS!

Our diversity in our student population and our community gives us a distinct and competitive edge to prepare our students to relate, compete and contribute in the diverse world that is.

Our students are our future, and our future is now!  The proverb that it takes a village to raise a child is true. And that is what you see here today: ownership and sction!

Thank you, Indiana Michigan Power and the AEP Foundation, and thank you, Ivy Tech Community College, for forming this Power TEAM!  Your creative and generous actions will help Marion Community Schools provide tomorrow-world exploration of science, technology, engineering, and math learning and career training opportunities for our students!

We are excited to synergize our collective energies to act on and execute this plan. 

This past weekend, our nation honored the mission and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I believe that Dr. King would be pleased with this collaboration. 

Dr. King had a dream of equity and access for ALL people.  Dr. King acted on that dream; his dream became his mission. Dr. King had the courage to boldly and fearlessly act on his mission with conviction and passion. Dr. King owned the mission. Dr. King dwelt among the people to relate, connect and feel. It was by experiencing what the people he was called to serve were experiencing that made the giant and powerful difference!

Jim Riggle, AE P regional community affairs manager: Thank you for living among us and partnering with your teammates of AEP and Indiana Michigan Power to act on this dream and this mission. Thank you for being a friend to our Giant community.

Ivy Tech Regional Chancellor Dr. Andy Bowne: Thank you for your heart motive and the courage to utilize your talents, combining with the Ivy Tech team to act on this dream and this mission. Thank you for being an advisor, a coach and a friend to our Giant community.

Ivy Tech Marion campus President Alex Huskey: Thank you for your powerful vision, energy and your skill, utilizing all the tools available to you to act on this dream and to see it through. President Huskey, you make a POWERFUL and Giant difference in the community of Marion, Grant County and this region of our great state of Indiana.

To ALL of you reading this, I want you to know: Our doors are always open to you. Marion Community Schools is a purpose-driven school community of excellence! You are welcome anytime to experience our students and mission-motivated professionals in action.

Our students are why we exist, and our students are our future! TEAM MARION INDIANA will maximize this powerful and Giant opportunity!  It is our commitment to provide our students our best to inspire and train them to become the best they can be in service to others. 

Today, our students are Marion Giants. And with ALL of our collective help our students will become GIANTS FOR THE WORLD

AEP and Ivy Tech are taking action – Let’s ALL ask ourselves …What action will we take?