School News

News for Justice Thurgood Marshall Intermediate School


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Justice Intermediate School is grateful to be the recipient of a grant from Pizza Hut’s The Literacy Project.

With the help of First Book, Pizza Hut is enabling access to books and educational resources, empowering teachers, and inspiring young readers. The program provides free age-appropriate and culturally relevant books children in areas with a high level of need.

“Justice Intermediate School was honored to be chosen for this program,” said Justice librarian Kari Persinger. “We were able to purchase over 120 books for our library! We are committed to our literacy program, so those will be an invaluable resource for our students. Thank you so much to Pizza Hut and their amazing customers who contributed!”

Pizza Hut has been committed to nurturing kids’ love of reading through the BOOK IT! Program since 1984. Now, they’ve partnered with First Book to expand their reach even further. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 175 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low income families in more than 30 countries.

The Literacy Project aims to transform the lives of 100 million people in 10 years. Pizza Hut customers have the option to add a donation to First Book very time the order in the restaurant or online. The funds raised from each Pizza Hut location then goes to local educators to purchase books and resources form First Book Marketplace.

Justice Intermediate was recently granted $840 to spend in the First Book Marketplace. Marion Community Schools is grateful for this gift that will help us continue to expand opportunities for local students.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Giant Arts in the Park is a social event you won’t want to miss. At 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, come out and enjoy good company, a beautiful setting (the Gardens at Matter Park), and great entertainment from the Marion Community Schools music programs, along with food for sale to benefit the MHS Bands.


In addition, the Marion High School Alumni Association will again be holding an auction to raise funds for the Giant Dreams Endowment and also direct support of Marion Community Schools. (www.biddingowl.com/mhsalum). There will also be MHS yearbooks from past years for sale the night of the event.

Unique advertising opportunity: Your business or organization can sponsor Giant Night in Lights and Giant Arts in the Park!

For only $100, you can advertise to an engaged and enthusiastic captive audience at Giant Night in Lights on Sept. 5 at Shady Hills Golf Club AND the Giant Arts in the Park event on Sept. 6 at the Gardens of Matter Park.


>> Contact Mark Fauser SOON to take advantage of this special advertising opportunity: mfauser@indy.rr.com 


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School invites local organizations and businesses to join in an exciting new tradition: the Giants Homecoming Parade!

The theme for this year’s parade is “Home Sweet Homecoming”. The MHS cheerleaders and Student Senate are partnering to bring this great tradition to life, and we hope the community will rally around our students! If you’d like to participate or sponsor, please contact cheer coach Kelly Berry at jkberry1992@gmail.com or call 618-8144 for more information.

The parade will start at the intersection of 26th and Washington streets at 5 p.m., run west on 26th Street to Carey Street, turn north, and end at Dick Lootens Stadium at MHS.

The Splash House parking lots will be the staging area for parade participants.

After the parade, join Giants fans as they tailgate before the big game against Richmond! The Homecoming game starts at 7 p.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Justice Intermediate families are invited to our Back to School Open House!

Our staff will be here from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to meet our new families, and greet our returning families.

We hope to see all of you here!

(School starts the following day, Aug. 9.)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NOTE: Little Giants Preschool open house will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Justice and all MCS elementary buildings.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted April 4, 2018

Beginning on April 8, children ages 6 to 17 can participate in USA Basketball Open Court, presented by Nike, at Marion High School — for FREE!

USA Basketball Open Court provides children a safe and fun environment in which to play basketball. Children choose how to engage in the sport through free play, skill games, five-on-five, 3×3, and station options. Sessions are free to the community and are open to children of all ability levels.

>> Click here for more information from mariongiantssports.com