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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News After helping to build up the Giants’ junior high basketball program in recent years and leading the eighth-grade boys to an undefeated record last season, Lawrence Jordan is taking the reins of the Marion High School girls basketball team.

He will also continue to help build the basketball program throughout the school system, and will work with area organizations to offer more opportunities for younger students to learn the fundamentals of the sport. He aims to provide a camp for fifth-graders here at Justice Intermediate School in June, and will be providing more details on that soon. Justice Intermediate School congratulates Coach Jordan — and we look forward to seeing the excitement he will build here at Justice, too! 


Lawrence has been helping to lead the Giants’ junior high basketball programs in recent years, and has coached many of the current Giants players.

“I know our players are going to be excited to play for Coach Jordan; in the interview process, he had me wanting to play!” MHS Principal Keith Burke said. 

Jordan has been inducted into athletics hall of fames for both his high school and college careers, at Muncie Southside and IPFW, respectively.

Jordan said he was looking forward to building the program on a foundation of structure, accountability, and discipline.

“It’s an exciting time. It’s a hotbed of talent. We have good support,” he said. “If we work hard, we can achieve our goals.”

>> Click here to read more from Coach Jordan in the full press release at MarionGiantsSports.com 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News As the end of the school year nears, Marion Community Schools’ award-winning art and music programs have many opportunities for you to enjoy some great performances and events, and support the young artists in our community!

Upcoming events:
  • Kindness Rally, 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, Bill Green Arena at Marion High School, McCulloch musicians and other students will be featured during the Chain Reaction Ceremony
  • All-City Art Show: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13, Walton Center at Marion High School; on Saturday, several musical performances are scheduled:
    • 11:30 a.m., Elementary Recorder Ensemble
    • Noon: elementaries/Justice Intermediate’s Circle the State With Song Choir
    • 12:30 p.m.: McCulloch Jazz Choir
    • 1:30 p.m.: McCulloch Jazz Band
    • 2 p.m. Solo and Ensemble performances
    • 2:30 p.m.: MHS Virtuoso
    • 3 p.m.: MHS Jazz Band
  • MHS choirs present: Sing on the Green, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, Walton Center at Marion High School; $5 admission
  • McCulloch Junior High 7th Grade Choir Spring Concert, 6 p.m. Monday, May 15, at the McCulloch auditorium
  • McCulloch Junior High 8th Grade Choir Spring Concert, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the McCulloch auditorium
  • Justice Intermediate Community Day featuring the Justice Band, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 17 in the Justice gym (NOTE: space is limited for this event, so students’ families and invited guests will get priority; little to no space is available to public at large)
  • McCulloch Junior High Band Spring Concert, 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the McCulloch gym
 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News By Gabriela Padilla
Originally posted April 28, 2017

Marion Community Schools' All-City Art Show is coming to Marion High School's Walton Performing Arts Center once again!

All MCS buildings will be showing student artwork, and MCS choral and band programs will provide music from all ages. Come see outstanding artwork created by our own Marion Giants.

You can also join in some hands-on activities or try out the pottery wheel!

A silent auction of artwork will help raise funds for art show awards and materials. With the top bid, you can take home artwork created by our own students and teachers!

The All-City Art Show will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13, with awards to follow at 5 p.m. in the West Mezzanine. 

Marion Community Schools’ art programs have consistently offered students outstanding opportunities, and in the last few years several students have had their works chosen for regional, state, and even national competitions, including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony in Color awards and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Our art programs culminate with a wide array of courses at Marion High School, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and more.

Music performances on Saturday, May 13:
  • 11:30 a.m.: Elementary Recorder Ensemble
  • Noon: Elementaries and Justice Circle the State With Song Choir
  • 12:30 p.m.: McCulloch Honors Choir
  • 1 p.m .: McCulloch Jazz Choir
  • 1:30 p.m.: McCulloch Jazz Band
  • 2 p.m. Solo and Ensemble performances
  • 2:30 p.m.: MHS Virtuoso
  • 3 p.m.: MHS Jazz Band
Sing on the Green:
Also, as part of the weekend spotlight on the arts, the Marion High School choirs invite you to Sing on the Green, the annual spring tradition that features special performances from senior students, and more! The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS. Tickets are $5, and are available at the door.
 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted April 26, 2018

This week, the fifth annual Marion Community Schools Kindness Rally will celebrate the power that kindness has to change our schools, our community, and the world! This event is open to the entire community, and we hope YOU will join us!

Highlights will include the Chain Reaction Ceremony; the annual Student Kindness Awards and Staff Kindness Awards; the Kindness Chain Parade (where representatives from each school march in with paper chains, with each link representing an act of kindness noticed throughout the school year); a pasta dinner; and a carnival with bounce houses, photo booth, food, and more!

The Kindness Rally is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Marion High School gym. Tickets to be used for the carnival attractions will be four for $1, and proceeds will fund continuing anti-bullying efforts throughout the school system.

Pasta dinners will be available, including pasta with choice of red or white sauce, salad, garlic bread, a drink, and a cookie, for just $4!

The Chain Reaction Ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) The ceremony will feature:
  • MHS JROTC presenting the flag.
  • Performances by school music groups.
  • Presentation of Student Kindness Awards, which honor one student from each school who embodies the spirit and kindness and who consistently exhibits it to those around them.
  • Messages from district administrators.
  • The Kindness Chain Parade.
The carnival will begin immediately after the ceremony.

>> Want to help spread the word? Click here for a flier to print and post!

All schools participate in the creation of the Kindness Chains throughout the year, but each school also has various other ways of recognizing and encouraging students and staff who display kindness and have an impact on others. At some schools, this includes cards or other rewards given for specific acts of kindness. At others, it involves recognition in a bulletin board display. The Student Kindness Awards are a natural outgrowth of this recognition process. One student from each building is selected by their administrators. We believe that simple acts of kindness have the power to change our classrooms, our schools, our community, and the world. Because of that, we truly believe the Student Kindness Awards are some of the highest honors we can bestow.

Marion Community Schools is proud of our students and staff who are starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion and making positive changes in our schools and community. We hope that students of all ages and their families, along with community members, will come and help us celebrate at the Kindness Rally!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News McCulloch Junior High School invites the public to the McCulloch’s Got Talent Showcase from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11.

Bingo with prizes will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. Dessert and beverages will be provided, and donations will benefit the MJH Student Council.

Come out and see the many attractions and activities held at the school. We want to showcase our accomplishments of this school year!

For more information, please call the school office at 674-6917.