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YOU'RE INVITED: GCSEC Family Workshop - behavior interventions for ASD

Posted on Feb. 11 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Grant County Special Education Cooperative (of which Marion Community Schools is a part) has teamed up with Taylor University students studying special education to provide families with a special opportunity.

The family workshop on behavior intervention is targeted at families with children with autism spectrum disorder. The workshop will be presented several times (with the same information at each workshop). We hope all our families can find one of the times below that fits into their schedule! 

This workshop will provide families with hands-on training in three areas:
  • Techniques to help your child develop social skills at home and beyond
  • Use of visual supports (tools used to increase the understanding of language and environmental expectations, and to provide structure and support for people with autism spectrum disorder)
  • Effective collaboration between home and school for student success
There will be supervised activities for the students to participate in (movies and games) while the parents gain knowledge and build skills to help guide the whole family!

The workshop schedule is as follows:
  • 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, Marion High School Media Center, 750 W. 26th St., Marion
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Mississinewa High School Library, 205 E.N. "H" St., Gas City
  • 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7, Mississinewa administration office / GCSEC office, 424 E.S. "A" St., Gas City

Rachel's Challenge - YOU can make a difference!

Posted on Feb. 08 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Coming up later this month at Riverview: the Rachel's Challenge Link-Up Assembly!

This fun, interactive program focuses on Rachel’s Challenge: to reach out to others with deliberate acts of kindness. It empowers students and adults and gives them ideas and tools to help prevent and address bullying. 
The goal: To teach participants that treating others with respect is fun and should not just be what we do, but who we are!
Students will be challenged to:
  • Start their own Chain Reaction of Kindness
  • Use kind words
  • Do kind acts
  • Include others
The assembly will start at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, here at the school.

Will you #BeTheMatch? Donor registry drive set for Tuesday at Giants game

Posted on Feb. 05 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Marion Giants will face the Mississinewa Indians on the court. However, the teams are teaming together to compete against a much tougher opponent: cancer.

Fans will have the opportunity during the game to become part of the Be the Match Registry. A simple, quick, and painless cheek swab is all that's needed. This is not a donation (like during a blood drive), but simply a way to add yourself to the list of potential bone marrow donors.

Every year more than 10,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma, and their best option for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. But 70 percent of those people will NOT find a matching donor in their family. That's where the Be the Match Registry comes in. YOU could save a life. We hope you'll consider participating in this important donor registry drive at the Giants game next Tuesday.

This Be the Match Registry donor drive is in honor of former Butler basketball star Andrew Smith, who recently lost his battle with leukemia, and his family in Grant County. Jim and Nedra Sutter, longtime supporters of Marion basketball and Marion Community Schools, are Andrew's grandparents.

>> Read more about the donor drive and the Sutter family at MarionGiantsSports.com