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News for Justice Thurgood Marshall Intermediate School


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools on Wednesday announced at its School Board meeting that due to rising enrollment and careful budget planning, no further building reconfiguration will be needed for the 2017-18 school year.

The announcement came after discussion of the plan and a consensus from the board that current information supported the plan to keep all buildings in use by students for the next academic year.

Last year, after a series of community meetings and board discussions, Marion Community Schools closed the Tucker building and moved its career center programming onto the Marion High School campus, and preschool classes were also added to the elementary buildings. At that time, MCS officials had spoken about the possibility of further reconfiguration for the 2017-18 school year, if enrollment and revenues continued to decline. A clear provision was given at the time, though, that MCS staff would continue to examine the situation and present new information to the board before that decision was officially made.

Wednesday, armed with positive news on enrollment and confidence that MCS continues to be on track to match its expenditures with its revenues by 2017, the board agreed by consensus with the decision to keep all buildings open for the 2017-18 school year.

“This is Giant news! This is a significant victory for the entire community of Marion,” Superintendent Brad Lindsay said. “It’s a reflection of our student excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and community service, and of all the exciting partnerships and curricular and co-curricular programs we offer our students. There is something for each student in Marion Community Schools! I am so thankful for the community of Marion and that parents believe in what we are doing and choose to stay and come back home to Marion Community Schools. Together, as a community, we are Giants by choice!”
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Sept. 13, 2016

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Circle K that will be an easy way for everyone in the city to help us raise funds for our school!

Starting Oct. 21, 2016, purchases made at the specially marked "Fueling Our Schools" gasoline pump at two of Marion's Circle K locations will generate donations from Circle K to our school, to help fund various school improvements and programming. Purchases on any day at one of these marked pumps will generate a donation of 1 cent per gallon purchased. On special "Fuel Up Nights", the donation will increase to 10 cents a gallon. 

This is such an easy way to help us boost opportunities for students at our school. We hope you'll help support Justice Intermediate School in this way. Just make sure you visit the Circle K station at 1707 W. Kem Road, and use the specially marked "Fueling our Schools" pump when you need gas!

The first "Fuel Up Night" will be Oct. 21. From 4 to 8 p.m., donations generated at these marked pumps will be 10 cents a gallon. (RSVP on our Facebook event page for reminders about Fuel Up Night! Click here to go to the event page.) Watch for more information about this and other related special events.

And make sure you tell your friends about this easy way to support Justice Intermediate School!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is committed to helping our families find community resources to meet their needs whenever possible.

One special seasonal opportunity is coming up later this week that we here at Justice Intermediate School wanted to make our families aware of: The Salvation Army's Angel Tree.

This program provides Christmas toys and clothing for children ages 12 and younger for families in need.

Please click on the image to view a larger version of the flier, or call The Salvation Army at 664-6536 for more information.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Justice families are invited to join us for Family Fun Night, showcasing our science classes!

The book fair will also be open for you to purchase books.

We hope to see all of our families here!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Choral Department invites the community to their Opening Night concert, which will feature four choirs on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The concert will feature award-winning MHS musicians in the beginning chorus, concert choir, 26th Street Innovations show choir, and Virtuoso.

The show is free, and it will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Walton. Come out and support our young musicians and arts education at our schools!