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Brown, Halliwell, Porter earn Mary Clark Hanley Teaching Excellence Award

Posted on May. 18 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Five teachers earned special recognition at the MCS School Board meeting on May 13, 2015, as this year’s nominees and recipients of the Mary Clark Hanley Teaching Excellence Award.


The nominees are an exclusive group that personifies excellence. This year there are five nominees, one from each of the MCS elementary schools and Little Giants Preschool. Nominees were selected by their respective principals or coordinators. The 2014-15 nominees are:
  • Little Giants Preschool teacher Sarah Jones
  • Marion Community Schools elementary music teacher Kismet Porter, nominated by Kendall Elementary
  • Allen Elementary School third grade teacher Josh Halliwell
  • Frances Slocum Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lucinda Reeves
  • Riverview Elementary School fourth grade teacher Vicki Brown
Brown, Halliwell, and Porter were chosen as the winners of the award. The winners were selected by the director of human resources, the district director of education, and an elementary principal, as requested by the Community Foundation.
 
Marion Community Schools congratulates all of these excellent teachers and thanks them for the work they do every day, and the difference it makes in our students' lives.

The Hanleys had the good fortune to be successful financially and wanted to give back to those individuals, communities, and institutions that have contributed over the years to their success. Mr. Hanley’s mother was certainly on that list, inspiring him educationally to be the best he could be, and that is why they named this award in her honor.

The award, set up in 2000 through the Community Foundation of Grant County to memorialize her name and her commitment to education and to promote excellence in teaching, is given annually to three outstanding elementary teachers in the MCS system, and this year included a prize of $550.

2015-16 MCS meal prices set

Posted on May. 18 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion Community Schools Board on Wednesday, May 13, approved school meal prices for the 2015-16 school year.

The choice to raise meal prices is not one that is taken lightly. The price increases for next school year are as minimal as possible and reflect added costs the school system expects to incur. Even with the increases, MCS meal prices remain below the goal pricing levels as determined by the Indiana Department of Education.

Breakfast:
  • Paid, students K-12: $1 (10 cent increase from 2014-15)
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 30 cents (no change from 2014-15)
  • Adults: $1.55 (10 cent increase from 2014-15)
Lunch:
  • Paid, students K-4: $1.60 (10 cent increase from 2014-15)
  • Paid, students 5-8: $1.80 (10 cent increase from 2014-15)
  • Paid, students 9-12: $1.90 (10 cent increase from 2014-15)
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 40 cents (no change from 2014-15)
  • Adults: $3.30 (80 cent increase from 2014-15; mandated minimum price by IDOE)
A la carte milk will be 40 cents apiece (a 10 cent increase from 2014-15).

The online payment transaction fee will be cut to $2 per transaction (a 40 cent reduction from 2014-15).

For information on applying for free and reduced-price meals, click here.

YOU'RE INVITED: Research Fair to showcase students’ projects (5/21)

Posted on May. 18 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Riverview Elementary School students will be showing off what they’ve learned during a special event at the school this week.

Second-, third-, and fourth-graders have been working on research projects over the last several weeks, and they’ll present their projects during next week’s Research Fair, set from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the school.

Parents and other special guests have been invited to attend the presentations, and the event is also open to the public. The students are looking forward to explaining their projects and answering any questions that visitors pose!