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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News A young artist at Kendall Elementary School was recently named one of only 36 gold ribbon honorees in the annual Symphony in Color statewide art competition, and several other Marion Community Schools students were chosen among the 100 finalists in the competition.

Kellsie Lee, in fourth grade at Kendall, earned a prestigious gold ribbon. Her artwork will be on display at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis through March 26.


A panel of judges selected 100 pieces as finalists, out of more than 30,000 submitted by students around the state. The full display of finalists' work will be open from April 2 through May 4 at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis.

All six of the artists submitted from Kendall Elementary were chosen as finalists (including the gold ribbon winner, Kellsie). Several other students from Marion earned that designation as well. The finalists from Marion Community Schools elementaries are:
  • Kolton Andrick, fourth grade, Kendall
  • Amayah Habegger, first grade, Kendall
  • Hailey Mauller, first grade, Frances Slocum
  • Mya Mezick, fourth grade, Frances Slocum
  • Nicholas Smith, third grade, Kendall
  • Da’Vion Speikes, fourth grade, Kendall
  • Karmen Thompson, third grade, Frances Slocum
  • Valencia Vasquez, first grade, Kendall
>> Click here to see a photo gallery of the students' artwork

Marion Community Schools congratulates all of these young artists on their awards, and expresses gratitude to art teacher Karen Fry for the opportunities and guidance she provides all year long to our students!

More than 30,000 students in grades one through six participate in the annual competition, presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association along with the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Each year five musical selections are chosen from the current ISO season, and art teachers across the state utilize the selections in a special activity in which students produce artwork inspired by the music played for them.

This year’s musical selections:
  • Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 73 (“Emperor”), by Ludwig von Beethoven
  • “Invitation to the Dance” Op. 65, by Carl Maria von Weber, arranged by Hector Berlioz
  • “Music for the Royal Fireworks” by George Frideric Handel
  • Second Movement of Symphony No. 101 in D Major (“The Clock”), by Joseph Haydn
  • “What the Wild Flowers Tell Me” by Gustav Mahler, arranged by Benjamin Britten
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The open application period for the 2018-19 school year at Little Giants Preschool begins next month!

>> Click here for more information!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Frances Slocum Elementary families are invited to join us for Family Building Night!

There will be marble mazes, Legos, and other building activities, and there will also be pizza, door, prizes, and more!

The event starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. We hope to see YOU there!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Dec. 8, 2017

Marion Community Schools invites you to an afternoon of music and art featuring our outstanding fine arts faculty.

Arts in Action, a concert and art show, is set for 3 p.m. Jan. 21, 2018, at the Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School. Admission is free, and this event is open to the public.

All eight MCS music teachers will be performing solos, and then will join for a combined piece at the end of the concert. MCS art teachers will have their own personal work out on display as people are going in to be seated for the concert.

We hope to see you there!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Did you know Marion High School has a spirit shop? If you're looking for the perfect gift for the Marion Giants fan or student in your life, look no further!

Come out to the MHS spirit shop on Dec. 13 or 14 between 3 and 7 p.m. and pick out the perfect gift! The Marion High School Alumni Association will be staffing the shop during these times.

Proceeds help fund the many ways MHSAA helps to support Marion High School and Marion Community Schools. (They've given tens of thousands of dollars directly to school and extracurricular programs over the past few years, and they've raised more than $200,000 for the Giant Dreams Endowments at the Community Foundation of Grant County to help provide for the needs of Giants today and long into the future!)

If you can't come to the shop, you can place orders for some of the gear online: www.mhsalum.com/giants-spirit-shop. (NOTE: Delivery may not be guaranteed before Christmas. Please contact the individual printers for more information.)