Mission Statement

We at Frances Slocum model and inspire excellence by building a respectful community of lifelong learners who take ownership to reach their maximum potential.  

Little Giants Preschool director named to state advisory group

Posted on Dec. 04 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is pleased to announce that Little Giants Preschool Director Kerri Wortinger has been appointed to the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Council.

ELAC works to ensure that children ages birth to 8 years and their families have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education programs that keep children health, safe, and learning.

The committee was established in 2013 by the Indiana General Assembly. Committee members are appointed by the governor; the committee includes representation from the FSSA Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, the Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Head Start State Collaboration Office, early childhood education programs, the business sector and the faith-based community.

Wortinger was among three new appointees to the committee announced recently by Governor Eric Holcomb’s office, and four reappointments.

MCS is proud of Wortinger’s dedication to early childhood education, and we are pleased that she will have this opportunity and platform to advocate for expanded access to high quality preschool for all children and families. We know that high quality preschool provides a strong foundation for lifelong learning, and that for children in high poverty areas, like ours, that strong foundation can be life-changing.

PTO invites families to Pop & Shop

Posted on Nov. 28 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News An invitation from Frances Slocum Elementary PTO:

On Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m., enjoy free popcorn as you join your student in holiday shopping for their family and friends. Most gifts are between $1 and $5!

We will have free family portraits from a professional photographer who will upload the pictures to the Frances Slocum Elementary PTO Facebook page once they are edited. Added bonus: SANTA WILL BE THERE!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Holiday program schedule set!

Posted on Nov. 27 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News It's that time of year again when our calendars start filling up with holiday plans!

And because we know our school holiday programs can take some logistical work for parents and families to attend, we've set the schedule now, so you can make plans early!

K-4 programs will be in the school gymnasium on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Here's a look at the grade-by-grade schedule:
  • 8:30 a.m. - kindergarten
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1st grade
  • 10:30 a.m. - 2nd grade
  • 11:30 a.m. - 4th grade
  • 1 p.m. - 3rd grade

Little Giants Preschool at Frances Slocum Elementary will have their holiday program at 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the gym.

Mark your calendars now, because we hope to see you here!