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News for Justice Thurgood Marshall Intermediate School


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees recently honored the winners and finalists in the annual MCS holiday card competition.


Every year, art teachers across the district select the best artwork from their students to submit to the competition. Then, winners are chosen at the district level, and the winning artwork is used in the annual MCS holiday cards, which are made available to order in November. The cards are printed at the Marion Regional Career Center.

This year, the winning artists were Lucille Schlotterback, a Little Giants Preschool student at Frances Slocum Elementary School, and Sesilia Guy, a fourth-grader at Kendall Elementary School. Here's a look at the cards featuring their artwork: 

     

The other finalists honored by the board at the Dec. 14, 2016, meeting were:
  • Gracie Chandler, fourth grade, Kendall Elementary
  • Trammy Chau, preschool, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Katie Cheshire, fifth grade, Justice Intermediate 
  • Tyrelle Cox, third grade, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Elijah Dennison-Sander, preschool, Kendall Elementary
  • Ryleigh Dillman, second grade, Riverview Elementary
  • Cherish Frazier, 11th grade, MHS
  • Justin Johnson, 11th grade, MHS
  • Eli Lootens, 10th grade, MHS
  • Halle Mims, fourth grade, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Alex Nikolulis, fifth grade, Justice Intermediate 
  • Silas Oyler, preschool, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Raven Sollars, third grade, Allen Elementary
  • Andrew Terhune, first grade, Riverview Elementary
  • Kyliegh Yeakle, fourth grade, Allen Elementary
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school year calendars at their regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

To view these calendars, which outline start and end dates as well as all school holidays and breaks, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Music Department's Holiday Extravaganza concert has been rescheduled!

This special concert guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! The show will go on at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS.  

The public is invited, and admission is free. Come out and enjoy some choral and instrumental music by our talented young musicians!

(This show was originally set for Sunday, Dec. 11, but was rescheduled due to bad weather and poor road conditions on Sunday.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Music Department's Holiday Extravaganza concert that had been scheduled for this afternoon at the Walton Center is, unfortunately, canceled due to current road conditions and the forecast for the day.

Student safety is our top priority. We will look at the calendar to see if we can reschedule the concert.

Please share this information with anyone you know who was planning to attend this concert.

Thanks!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Justice Intermediate School's Student Council is collecting non-perishable food for those in need.

You can donate now through Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

The food drive is also a friendly competition: The first period class with the most donations will earn doughnuts the day before winter break.

Please note: Items past their expiration date will NOT be accepted.

Here's a list of suggested items, to give you ideas of what to bring in. (Donations are not limited to these items. This list is just to give you a general idea of what sorts of things are needed! Think about the kinds of things YOU would like to eat and share with others, but remember to try to keep it healthy, too!)
  • Cereal / granola (low-sugar items like Cheerios are great!)
  • Canned soups and stews
  • Pasta
  • Sauce (marinara, enchilada, other assorted cans and pouches of sauces that help make meal prep quick and easy)
  • Canned fruits and vegetables (those little plastic cups of fruit like apples, peaches, etc., with no sugar added are great!)
  • Dried fruits (apricots, plums, cherries, raisins ... lots to choose from!)
  • Applesauce (individual serving sizes are nice ... and low- or no-sugar is best!)
  • Canned or dried beans (black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas/garbanzo beans ... so many good choices!)
  • Peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • Jams and jellies
  • Rice (brown rice is a great option)
  • Oatmeal
  • Other grains (like wild rice, quinoa)
  • Cornmeal / cornbread mix
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Nuts / seeds, like pumpkin or sunflower (unsalted is more healthy!)
  • Crackers (whole-grain is best!)
  • Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) juice boxes (100% fruit juice is best)
  • Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) soy / nut / seed milk
  • Tea bags (green and herbal teas are great)
  • Vegetable oil (olive oil, canola oil)
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Toiletry items (toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other personal care items)
  • Cleaning items (laundry detergent, dish soap)
As we head into the cold winter months, it's a great time to reach out and help others. The Student Council hopes everyone will help us collect a big donation to help local people in need!