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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News It's Red Ribbon Week here at Frances Slocum Elementary, which raise awareness for drug prevention and the importance of making healthy choices!

We will have dress-up days as follows:
  • Monday, Oct. 24: Be Strong! Wear your favorite superhero attire.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25: Team Up! Wear your favorite sports jersey or Frances Slocum T-shirt
  •  Wednesday: Oct. 26: Be Brave and Say No To Drugs! Wear RED from head to toe
We hope you'll join us as we stand up against misuse of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and against violence. Let's stand together for healthy lifestyles!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All Frances Slocum families are invited to the Frances Slocum Community Fair, starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. 

Lots of different community organizations (including the YMCA, the Marion Public Library, and many more) will be here with information for you and your family. Plus there will be food, door prizes, and more!

We hope to see YOU here!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News By Gabriela Padilla

Thanks to the Marion High School Brain Game team, Marion’s elementary libraries will be getting an upgrade.

The team earned their way into the top 8 during WTHR’s statewide high school trivia competition this past school year. Because of that, they had the opportunity to apply for a grant through Westfield Insurance, the sponsor of the competition.



The 2015-16 Brain Game team and their sponsors (from left) Kristi Phillippe (MHS teacher), Truman Bennet, Elijah Beal, Micah Hoeksema, Zach Spitzer, and Dave Tippey (MHS teacher).

Library resources are one of the suggested uses for the Sharing Knowledge grant awarded by Westfield Insurance, which sponsored the Brain Game tournament. The MHS students this year opted to share this opportunity with the elementary schools.

Kristi Phillippe, MHS science teacher and one of the Brain Game team’s sponsors, applauded this decision.

“Thanks to our kids for their accomplishment, which allows us to reward this money, and for thinking bigger than themselves by awarding the money to our elementary schools,” she said.

Each MCS elementary school will receive $400, for a total of $1,600, from the Brain Game grant. That money can be used for new books, e-books, e-readers, or other library resources.

The grant will also help fund continued participation in academic competitions, as 20 percent of the grant ($400) could be kept for that purpose.


Marion Community Schools is grateful to Westfield Insurance for this grant!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Choral Department invites the community to their Opening Night concert, which will feature four choirs on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The concert will feature award-winning MHS musicians in the beginning chorus, concert choir, 26th Street Innovations show choir, and Virtuoso.

The show is free, and it will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Walton. Come out and support our young musicians and arts education at our schools!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Sept. 16, 2016

Calling all Grant County families with young children: 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 them is "Welcome to the Jungle!"

The event will last from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at The River Church, 759 S. Lenfesty Ave., Marion. 

Some of the features of the Fall Fest include:
  • Door prizes
  • Fitness area
  • Health screenings
  • Car seat check
  • Lots of community info
We hope to see YOU there!

>> Want reminders? Click here for our Facebook event page, and RSVP!