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News for Frances Slocum Elementary School


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Students at Frances Slocum Elementary are learning language skills in a whole new way: through arts integration fueled by the Honeywell Foundation.

Arts integration is an approach to teaching and learning that provides multiple ways for students to make sense of what they learn. It goes beyond the initial step of helping students learn and recall information, and it challenges students to take the information and facts they have learned and do something with them to build deeper understanding.

The Honeywell Foundation’s Educational Outreach program is bringing artists to Frances Slocum to provide experiences in the classroom built around specific Indiana language arts standards. These experiences will help students develop specific skills and close gaps in literacy and numeracy, the foundational skills that they will build on for the rest of their lives.

Frances Slocum’s administration and staff are excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Honeywell Foundation’s Educational Outreach program for 2017-18. Arts integration experiences will continue throughout the next two weeks in grades one through four.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Show off your GIANT PRIDE with a spirit pin! It's the perfect accessory for spirit days, game days, and every day in between!

There's a limited quantity available, so get yours today! Only $2 each.


Contact the MCS District Office inside Marion High School. (Enter at Door 22.) If you have questions, call us at 662-2546.


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. 7, 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.

Online auction ends tonight

In addition, this event will cap off the Marion High School Alumni Association's online auction, featuring the retired banners from Bill Green Athletic Arena (retired due to age, and replaced with beautiful new banners), along with a list of other items at nearly any price point. (You do not have to be present at this event to bid online.)

Other items up for bid include:
  • Gift certificates to several local restaurants
  • Tickets to local and regional attractions (including the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, MHS Giant Passes, Fort Wayne Mad Ants tickets, and more)
  • Sports memorabilia (Pacers, Colts, Bears, IU, Indiana All-Stars, more)
  • Golf passes
  • Hollywood items
  • Items and gift certificates from local businesses
>> Place your bids now: www.biddingowl.com/mhsalum 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News 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 "Welcome to the Circus!"

The event will last from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Grant County Family YMCA, 123 Sutter Way, Marion. This event is open to all area families 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
  • Fire truck tours
  • Car seat check
  • Lots of community info
We hope to see YOU there!

>> Going? RSVP on our Facebook event page and share with your friends!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Superintendent Brad Lindsay has posted a new message for Marion Community Schools staff, families, and supporters, along with the community of Marion. 

>> Click here to hear from Superintendent Lindsay why the upcoming school year will be the best yet at Marion Community Schools