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News for Justice Thurgood Marshall Intermediate School

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Dear Justice parents, guardians and students:

We have been busy getting ready to have a great year! I want to personally thank you for honoring us with the education of your child! Because of you, Justice has climbing enrollment, and we were lucky enough to hire an additional team of teachers this year! I absolutely loved my first year at Justice last year, and can’t wait to get started with our kids again! I graduated from the University of Michigan, and have an ongoing feud with my four kids who all graduated from IU. Go Blue! Here WE go!

We have two new assistant principals this year, and I am proud to introduce them to you:

Mr. Jason Draper comes to us from Marion High School. He brings with him a broad range of experiences after 24 years in education. He has taught and coached from second grade through college. He and his wife have twin 14-year-old daughters. 

Mr. Brian Burke was most recently at McCulloch Junior High School. He and his wife have three children. Two are in MCS, and one is at IU.  Mr. Burke has experience as a teacher, coach, principal, and assistant principal!

We have a wonderful staff, who are anxious to meet you and get to know you and your children. We have an open-door policy, and we want your input on our school’s goals and plans. Don’t forget to sign up to be on our Justice School Improvement Team at Open House, as we need your knowledge and perspective.

When you come to our Open House on August 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., you will see: teachers and staff, classrooms, your child’s schedule, have fun with locker combinations, and get your car tags if your child will be a car-rider. (Please see below for our drop-off and pick-up map.  ALL car riders and walkers enter through Door 13.)  See you on Aug. 8!

The first day of classes is Aug. 9. We're looking forward to a great year!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News >> Click here for information about online registration, which families with returning students should use to verify information and make any needed updates 

NOTE: We will have Registration Help Desk assistance available onsite and by phone now through the start of school. Please contact us as soon as possible if you need assistance, or stop by during open hours (click here for that list of times / days / places).
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.)

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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.

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools’ onsite registration is next week. All new students (K-12) and their families wanting to enroll should plan to attend. In addition, any returning student/family who needs computer access or other assistance should attend during these times as well.

Onsite registration will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. (This will be the location for registration for all MCS schools, K-12. Staff from all school buildings will be available on those days at Marion High School.) Please enter at Door 4 on the northeast corner of the building. Parking is available in the parking lot on the east side of the building. Please do not park in the circle off 26th Street. 

Those with students who are new to MCS should plan to provide needed documentation and information, including proof of residence (such as a recent utility bill with your name and address), and the name and contact information for the school your student most recently attended, along with any health/allergy information.

Those with returning students will need to review information including contact numbers, address, transportation options, assistance requests, etc., and update if needed.

Textbook fees and deposits can also be paid at the on-site registration days (where you can avoid the online payment processing fee).

A note for students registering for classes at Marion Regional Career Center: MHS students will register for MRCC classes during the regular registration process outlined above. Sending school students will complete their registration after the start of school, in conjunction with their school counselor and MRCC staff.

The online registration system will again be available for families with students who were enrolled at an MCS school last year, including Little Giants Preschool students who will be in kindergarten this year, as well as any families who attended Kindergarten Roundup in the spring. A link and instructions will be provided in the Enrollment section of our website once online registration is open. (Computer access and assistance with passwords or other issues will be available at Marion High School during onsite registration days.)

For more information about MCS enrollment, including school supply lists and the school year calendar, click here.