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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is proud to announce that choir students from three of our schools have earned spots in All-State Honor Choirs.

John Flowers, Myles Kohn, both juniors at Marion High School, who have been selected for the Indiana Choral Directors Association’s All-State Honor Choir; and to Christian Vermilion, an eighth-grader at McCulloch Junior High School, and to Justice Intermediate School students Caleb Huff and Michelle Rasor, both sixth-graders, who have been selected for the Indiana Music Educators Association’s All-State Elementary and Middle School Honor Choir. Congratulations to these talented and dedicated students on this outstanding achievement!

This is the second year in a row for this honor for both Myles and Caleb. Christian joins a tradition of excellence at McCulloch; this is the fifth year in a row that choir students from the school have been selected to the IMEA All-State Honor Choir. Caleb and Michelle are helping to build the tradition at Justice, which is sending students for the second year in a row.

            

 
Students submit a recorded audition in the fall, which is then evaluated by three judges and compared against hundreds of other students from across the state. This is an elite group, as each of the honor choirs includes only about 150 singers, some of the best in the state.

The choirs will gather together for two days of rehearsal on Jan. 18 and 19, and then will be featured as guest performers at the IMEA professional development conference. The will perform on Jan. 19 at the Grand Wayne Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne.

The All-State Honor Choir is a great opportunity for these talented students, and will give them the chance to learn and grow as musicians. We are so proud of all three of these students, and their teachers, Christina Huff at Justice/McCulloch, and Bryce Conway at MHS!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Starting Monday, Oct. 22, Federa Smith is serving as principal for Justice Intermediate School.

The school’s new leader will be a familiar face to many. She previously served in various roles for Marion Community Schools over the course of 30 years, including teaching, district HR, and principal at Lincoln Elementary (now closed) in the late 1990s and early 2000s. After several years serving as a principal leader in Fort Wayne Community Schools, she returned to Marion Community Schools this school year as district academic specialist, helping lead the focus on literacy learning in both Justice Intermediate School and McCulloch Junior High School.
 
"It is so good for our students, families, and city to have Federa Smith back home again, serving Marion Community Schools. Her passionate, skilled, and proven leadership will make a GIANT difference in the lives of our Justice Intermediate School family," MCS Superintendent Dr. Brad Lindsay said. "Federa is an all-win, invested Marion community member. She knows, understands, respects, and loves the people of Marion. Federa is also known, respected, and loved by the people of Marion. She will inspire right relationships and motivation in a culturally responsive and relevant way that will move us upward at Justice Intermediate." 
 
Smith, who remained a Marion resident throughout her time in Fort Wayne, said she is happy to be back serving the people of Marion.
 
"I am excited to again be a part of the Marion Community Schools family," she said. "I look forward to working with the outstanding students, parents, and staff of Justice Intermediate School." 
 
Marion Community Schools is grateful to outgoing Justice Principal Robin Peterman for her work over the past year and half, which has been an important part of our plan for continuous success. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
Sixth Grade
All A
 
Trey Lewis Adaway, Nathaniel Alan Beck, Emma Grace Bento, Maddox James Bento, Preston Michael Carter, Mikenzie Chayanne Chambers, Morshawn Darion Cotton, Andres Damian DeLuna, Joselyn Guadalupe Garcia, Brynna Grace Gee, Noah Scott Gilreath, Breaden Michael Harnett Hoyt, Rebecca Elynn Harris, Caleb James Hawkins, Emma LeeAnn Hays, Zachary Ashton Hehle, Caleb Joshua Huff, Ciera Leann Huston, Emerson Riley Jackson, Joseph Anthony Kaski, Linzie Ladett Lavert, Emma Delanie Miller, Halle Camelle Mims, Conner A. Morris, Emma Jean Morrow, Anthony Lee O'Neil, Cyler Daniel Perry-Sherron, Kylar William Pettus, Jorge Antonio Ramirez, Noah Troy Rhoadarmer, Caleb Isaac Richardson, Jacen Chaz Rose, Rae'Lisa Sheray Smith, William Cardell Smith, Taylor Reed Stahlman, Makayla Rose Watts, Ezra Eli Weaver, Reggie Lamar Williams, Jacob Harrison Wood, Xavier Thomas Wood, Kyliegh Ann Yeakle

High Honor

Dakota Noelle Adkins, Braydon Alan Bailey, Michael Jay Barnett, Caiden James Bloomer, Whit Alexander Booher, Dacia Dominique Boyd, Margianna Brown, Chloe Marie Byrd, Wendy Rosalee Cantoral, Grace Riley Chandler, Madden Dean Corey Wierks, Katelynn Michelle Cottrell, Dyllon-Joshua Lester Coulter, Abigail Renae Crouch, Jamya Renae Dorsey, Elektra Myshelle Doyle, Austin Douglas Ferren, Aly Grace Filler, Da'Yonna Leshae Fouce, Caragan LeighAnn Gilbert, Alan Graciano, Andrew Scott Hancock, Michael Thomas Herrington, Jaden Isaiah James, Geoffery Lyndon Johnson, Chloe Ann Marie Kaski, Emma Marie Knight, Monica Yvette Lopez, Quintin Jamal Love, Isabella Ayana-Lynne Marin, Damien Cash Martin, Ryan Tyrone McMullen, Khaimen De'Laughn Monteiro, Jordan Paul Nixon, Lillyan Michelle Parish, Jahir Alexander Perez, Hunter Matthew Perry, Ra'mariona Le'myah Pettiford, Ravleen Kaur Rai, Colin Christopher Rayment, Courtney Nichole Riddle, Alexis Rodriguez, Debra Lynn Royse, Savannah Namoi Shaffer, Kinadeigh Latrice Smith, Sarah Elaine Terhune, Michael Jamel Thomas, Michael Manuel Joesph Tinch, Isaiah Stephen Wayman, Zayriona Jalicia Williams

Regular Honor

Kaylei Elizabeth Adkins, Phyllis Patricia Barnes, Ethan Craig Boogar, Ronald Leroy Boothby, Mariah Leigh Brading, TeShaun Vick Bradley, Troy Alex Brown, Connor Lee Bunch, Lamariya Shawnte' Cannon, Eva Jayde Coster, KiShon James Cox, Rylan Dean Dale Cox, Chloie Marie Cruz, Jaylin Michay Drake, Easton Eugene Emery, Robert Edwin Evans, Christopher Kenneth Charles French, Ma'Layia On'Ya Dezmoniq Gamble, Aundrea Marie Gilbert, Kamarion Dehaven GoodPaster, Brice Hunter Green, Sesilia Michelle Guy, Mary Kristen Hamilton, Thomas Michael Hornbeck, Amare Lamar Horton, Christopher Alan Jacob, Omarha Brayden Ali Jihad, Anna Klarissa Martinez, Xander Dean McComas, Juan Ramon Mex, Eduardo Orrego Murillo, Emarriae Pena, Anthony Devorn Reed, Billy Dean Robinson, Amar Thomas Rogers, Breanna Leighann Wells Royse, Theresa Beauty Shoemaker, Kamia Shameka Simmons, Sydney Noel Slaton, Thalia Lanece Williams, Darionna Heaven Wright

Fifth Grade
All A
 
Promise Ann Andrews, Stephen Michael Bludworth, Thaddeus Raymond Booher, Kaimani Christian Bradley, Micah Leon Bryant, Rosemary Grace Burkett, Qing Hui Cai, Grace Olivia Carpenter, Gabriel James Clark, Nevaeh Rose Copeland, Lennon Noel Cordell, Lincoln Stanley Detamore, Rowdy A. Dray, Damian Michael Evans, Gary Joseph Freiburger, Kadynce Gwen Graves, Andersson Elias Guevara Henriquez, Gwynneth Marie Hamilton, Cambria Gray Hamner, Chayim Xavier Hofmann, Elijah Paul Inskeep, William Richard Jackson-Newton, Ashton Douglas Jenkins, Aniyah Nicole Jones, Braydn Lee Jones, Payton Jalynn Keaffaber, Sarah Ann Kriegbaum, Kenzie Grace Larson, Rick Rambo McCumber, Trevor James Morgan, Javyn Ross Nuncio, Elizabeth Dawn Parish, Trista Michele Parker-Wright, Mekayla Unique-Starr Perdue, Izabella Jay-Lynn Purvis, Darvjit Singh Rai, Brooklynn Nicole Rangel, Nia Kay Ray, Hunter Wayne Saldana, Logan Thomas Seabolt, Jacob Lee Sheetz, Keith Lloyd Shelton, Raven Lee Sollars, Ah'Bri-El Angel Trevino, Allyson Avery Williams, Cedric Oliver Wood, Conner Allen Wright

High Honor

Aidan Joseph Anger, Layton Alek Arenas, Paris Danae Barnes, Avanly Dolores Bokinsky, Lilly Elizabeth Carter, Richard Evan Clark, Tyrelle Tramayne Cox, Kaylee Rae Daniels, Emma Teresa Marie Fail, Izaiah Ivante Freshwater, Jacqueline Gallegos, Levi Marion Gargus, A'Nayah Niva Hawkins, Trinety Pearl Hoff, Jalissa Joan Hogue, Rhylie Gail Hyde, Isaiah Anthony-Cornell Jackson, Kaden Andrew Jacob, Alicia Emmalee Jimenez, Timotheus Jalaludin Jones, Contrel Laroy Kemp, Colton Bryce Lindsay, Kingston Isaiah Louth, Ca'Marrius Wesley Love, Chase Garrett Madsen, Kali Ariana Manuszak, Leila J. Allana Marin-Moore, Grant Adam Douglas Martindale, Kassandra Sofia Martinez, Hannah Marie Monroe, Dulee Eugene Musick, Sah'Marius Ty Jon Pettiford, Cael Alexander Randolph, Charles Garr Riddle, Leander Rodgers, Logan Christopher Ruppert, Adriana Yuliet Sanchez, Josiah Quashaun-Dawayne Sanders, Adelia Margaret Santiago-Stricler, Landen Wayne Shanks, Hannah Noelle Smith, Jayda Da'Shae Smith, Macain Lee Stewart, Hannah Kay Chidimma Udolisa, Jyahira Miari Washington

Regular Honor
 
Nevaeh Jo Adams, Kolton Charles Andrick, Emoshaw Tearsa Brown, Donald Eugene Wayne James Butcher, Shaun Patrick Kelly Caldwell, Britney Leeann Collins, Layla Rose Ensor, Britton Thomas Farr, David Bradley Gillis, Alexander Chen Ting Gilreath, Jadia Maria Hale, Jaiden Matthew Harms, Orreanya Delaine Hiatt, Landon Christopher Hills, Alec Jordan Hummel, Bellanira Jimenez-Rivera, Kadyn Jermaine Kinder, Zoey Jane Krause, Donald Allen Lewis, Sebastian James Lewis, Alyssa Nicole Lloyd, Aaron Thomas Mauller, Mya Lucinda Mezick, Jaiden Jace Miles, Areanna Kathern Lee Miller, Mia Joleen Moreno, Rylee Marie Nicodemus, Nathaniel Wesley Guy O'Hara, Jaqueline Ivette Ortega, Nicholas Jay Purdy, Hailey Marie Ramos, Mattix Xavior Reamer, Asia'nae Nyelle Reeves, Jalynn Nichole Rice, Amelia Grace Robinson, Timothy Lynn Ross, Aariana Renee Sherman, Da'Vion Allen Speikes, Gage Everett Stickann, Za'Rian Lee Sutton, Lance Christopher Thompson, Jayelle Renea Washington, Zoey Brooke Wayman, Olivia Renee Whisman
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Power of She: Knowing Your Worth youth conference is coming up, and all Marion girls first grade through 12th grade are invited.


The Power of She is all about being confident, kind, and strong! This free local event will include fun activities, food, and more, and there's even a special part for moms. The Power of She will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McCulloch Junior High School on Oct. 20. For more information and to register, click here to visit the Amara House online. 

You can also register day-of at the event. There will be a registration packet that will need to be completed by a parent or guardian.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Sept. 13, 2018

Calling all area families: YOU are invited to the annual Fall Fest hosted by Early Head Start and Little Giants Preschool - Head Start!

Join us for this fun festival that focuses on health and safety. This year's theme is "Community Super Heroes!"

The event will last from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Grant County Family YMCA, 123 Sutter Way, Marion. This event is open to all families in Grant and Blackford counties with children ages 0 to 12, and it is FREE!

Some of the features of the Fall Fest include
  • Door prizes
  • Kids activity area
  • Vendors
  • Hearing / vision / developmental screenings
  • Car seat check
  • Lots of community info
We hope to see YOU there!