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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News More than 70 Grant County students, including several Marion Community Schools students, competed recently for the title of the county's top speller and the right to continue on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May.

Check out some of the scenes from the Bee here:


Half of the spellers made it out of the first round, but only five spellers made it to Round 3. (That means that technically, according to the Scripps National Spelling Bee rules, 32 students tied for sixth place in the 2015 Grant County Spelling Bee!)

The top Marion Community Schools speller was Carynna Aguila, a sixth-grader at Justice Intermediate School. She claimed fourth place. (She was runner up in the 2014 Grant County Spelling Bee.)

Jenna King, an Eastbrook Junior High School student, was the top speller, and she will continue on to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 24-29.

We congratulate all of the spellers, who earned a spot in the county bee by excelling in their school spelling bees. And we wish Jenna good luck at nationals!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
Have you seen these great new decals on the floor of all of our schools?


It's a reminder to all who walk the halls of our schools to Live, Stand, and Lead with Respect!

These floor decals were generously donated by Hands of Hope, a division of Family Service Society. We are so grateful for the continued support of this fantastic organization. Three decals and three banners were donated to each of our school buildings. If you don't see them yet, they'll be on display soon!

Check out these fantastic resources from Family Services for more information on violence and the toll it takes on individuals and our community ... and how you can take action against it!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News

 
Mark your calendar now for the third annual Marion Community Schools Kindness Rally on Friday, May 1, 5:30- 8:30 p.m.! 

This event is open to the entire community, and we hope YOU will join us as we celebrate kindness and the impact it can have on the people around us, our classrooms, our schools, our community, and our world!

Highlights will include the Chain Reaction ceremony; the annual Student Kindness Awards; performances by several student groups; the Kindness Chains display (where representatives from each school march in with paper chains with each link representing an act of kindness noticed throughout the school year); and a carnival with bounce houses, photo booth, food, and more!

Come out and celebrate kindness and the difference it can make in our community! 
 



The Frances Slocum Kindness Chain on display  at the 2014 Kindness Rally.

>> Click here to read about the 2014 rally and view more photos!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools students from kindergarten through eighth grade have a great opportunity to join youth league tennis teams this spring! These team tennis lessons are a great way to explore the fun sport that has such a great tradition here in Marion.

Kids ages 5 to 10 can register now for the Midwest Youth Team Tennis program. The QuickStart tennis format offers kids 10 and under a solid introduction to tennis basics using equipment designed just for kids. 

The Midwest Futures program is open to 11- to 14-year-olds and helps older youths continue to develop their tennis game.

The Midwest Team Tennis season will run April 13 through May 18 on Monday nights at Matter Park from 5 to 6 p.m. (Tuesday will be the "rain day".)

Registration deadline is March 27 to be eligible for the $50 early registration fee. (Late registration is $70 and is due by April 3.) All participants receive a T-shirt and tennis racquet. You can register online at www.midwestteamtennis.com.

For more information, contact Doug Porter, MHS tennis coach, at 618-4216 or dougporter33@netzero.net.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - DIY

We're proud to introduce the new TCTC DIY series! We will periodically feature do-it-yourself projects from our students and staff. 

This first feature comes to us from our Public Safety program: a Child ID Kit for emergency planning purposes. Check back soon for more DIY projects!

>> Do you use Pinterest? Our TCTC DIYs are also available there!

 



How to complete a Child Safety Identification Kit:

 
Step 1: CLICK HERE to download the kit

Step 2: Fill in the "Important Information About Your Child"

Step 3: Complete the "Physical Description" & add a current photograph

Step 4: Complete the "Fingerprints Information"
     *Helpful hint, make sure to have wipes close by to remove ink from fingers

- Keep the kit in a place you can find it if needed. And remember: Update the photo and information as needed!