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ALL students will get FREE breakfast, lunch in 2016-17 school year

Posted on Aug. 08 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Originally posted on July 7, 2016

Marion Community Schools is excited to announce that EVERY student in our school system, preschool through 12th grade, will get FREE breakfast and lunch in the coming school year.

A la carte items may still be available at some schools for additional cost, but the basic breakfast and lunch will be free for all MCS students. That’s a potential savings of about $100 per month for each student and his or her family!

(Preschoolers enrolled in half-day programs get either breakfast (morning classes) or lunch (afternoon classes); those enrolled in our full-day program get both meals.)

The free meals are part of the community eligibility provision of the National School Lunch Program run by the USDA. MCS applied for this provision and has recently been informed that our application has been approved.

This means there is no application process for free or reduced-price meals. There are no special requirements. All Marion Community Schools students are automatically eligible for free meals.

However, those who wish to apply for assistance with textbook costs will need to fill out an application during registration (online or in-person). 

Any funds currently in student meal accounts will remain there and may be used for a la carte sales. If you wish to obtain a refund of the balance in your student’s meal account, please email the MCS Food Service Department at tkeenan@marion.k12.in.us or jwarren@marion.k12.in.us. Please include your name, student’s name, current address, and phone number.

If you have further questions, please contact the Food Service Department at 765-662-2546, ext. 112 or 113. For more information regarding the Food Service Department, including menu information and more, click here.

>> Click here to view the letter being sent to families regarding this information

Michael Wingert to take over as principal at Justice

Posted on Jul. 20 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
An experienced central Indiana educator is making the move to Marion Community Schools to take the reins at Justice Intermediate School.

Michael Wingert, who will take over as principal at Justice Intermediate School starting July 21, is committed to visionary leadership and collaborative teamwork. With 15 years in education, he has a strong foundation to build on as he moves into the leadership role at Justice Intermediate School.


Welcome, Principal Wingert!


“I appreciate the opportunity to serve as principal at Justice Intermediate School. I’m looking forward to getting to know the staff, getting to know the students, and to working with them and their families to build on the positives already in place,” Wingert said. “Justice Intermediate will continue to have high expectations for our students and anyone who comes into contact with them as part of their education. We will continue to engage the community and expand opportunities to work together to provide the best for our students.”

Wingert most recently served as assistant principal at R.J. Baskett Middle School in Gas City, and prior to that at Northview Elementary School. He previously spent 13 years teaching within Muncie Community Schools.

"Justice Intermediate is an exciting, student-friendly, learning-centered school. Our administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents have created this winning culture. Mike Wingert will take the principal baton and continue to lead our school upward!” Marion Community Schools Superintendent Brad Lindsay said. “Mike is a positive, professional, and caring educator. He will bring a combination of fun and joy to the Justice culture, along with strong, consistent, and fair discipline. He will build on the positive, vibrant, and safe Justice learning environment that inspires student success. We have an outstanding team and school at Justice Intermediate, and we believe this is going to be an exciting, fun, and productive school year for our students, staff, and families.”  

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University and a master’s degree from Ball State University. He completed the principal’s licensure program at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Former Justice Principal Melissa Richards has accepted an elementary education director position with Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Justice Intermediate School earns grant for robotics education

Posted on Jun. 23 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion Community Schools is thrilled to announce that Justice Intermediate School is a recipient of a robotics grant from the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, to fund VEX IQ robotics education during the coming school year!

Mary Miller, a teacher at Justice, applied for the grant from the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, and the grant program also includes training for her to become a robotics educator.

The grant program is part of a state robotics initiative that aims to provide a hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience to every Indiana elementary school by utilizing an economical, entry level robotics platform. The TechPoint Foundation for Youth aims to award these startup grants to 400 elementary schools across the state, with the vision of providing a STEM learning opportunities for students in under-served schools.

The grant will cover costs for a VEX IQ starter robotics kit and a professional development session for Mrs. Miller, along with VEX curriculum and Project Lead the Way classroom projects and parts.

We are looking forward to this exciting new opportunity for Justice Intermediate students, and we are grateful for this grant from the TechPoint  Foundation for Youth, and to Mrs. Miller for applying for the grant!

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