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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!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Frances Slocum Elementary School families are invited to our annual Back to School Bash, 5 to 6:30 Thursday, Sept. 20!

There will be games, prizes, inflatables, food, and more! PTO will be selling T-shirts.

We hope to see you there!
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
Welcome back to Frances Slocum Elementary, the home of academic scholars!

I am honored to serve as the principal of Frances Slocum. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic, social, and emotional growth.

We hope you had a wonderful summer and are excited to get the 2018-19 school year started. If you are new to Frances Slocum Elementary, we welcome you!!

We are excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.

We make GIANT things happen! We strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities and to be college-ready by the end of their senior year in high school. At Frances Slocum Elementary, we are looking toward the future!

If you haven't registered your child, Please do not wait until the first day of school. We need to know who our awesome GIANTS are and place them in classes!

We will have an OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Come see who your teacher is! We have great teachers who have spent hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning.

Students' first day of school is Aug. 9. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast (which is free to all students), and school begins at 7:45 a.m. Dismissal is at 2:15 p.m. (Kindergarten parents: You may walk your child to class the first day, but after that, our awsome kindergarten teachers will help them get to class.)

CAR RIDERS please note: 

We ask that you do NOT park in the “no parking zone.” We would like to provide easy access to our visitors entering, exiting, parking, and visiting our building. We also need easy access for emergency vehicles in case they are ever needed. Frances Slocum staff will direct the line forward.

Once again, welcome back!  Le’s make it another great year at Frances Slocum Elementary together!

Sincerely

Dr. Gwen Lavert, Principal