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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Nov. 2, 2017

It's that time of year again when our calendars start filling up with holiday plans!

And because we know our school holiday programs can take some logistical work for parents and families to attend, we've set the schedule now, so you can make plans early!

K-4 programs will be in the school gymnasium on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Here's a look at the grade-by-grade schedule:
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4th grade
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2nd grade
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3rd grade
  • 11:30 a.m. - kindergarten
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1st grade
PARKING NOTE: Due to Riverview’s limited parking, we need your help to keep the parking lot safe and make sure traffic is able to move. Remember to park in parking spots and NOT in the drive in front of the school. Please do not block anyone's driveways or park in anyone's
yard. If no spots are available, you may enter by the playground and park along the sidewalk, only on the playground side. It would be helpful if you arrive no more than 15 minutes before your child’s grade level start time. This will allow the families of the grade level before you to leave and will make more parking spaces available. Doors will not open before this time for seats.  

A group of students will also be caroling the evening of Dec. 6, at Miller's Merry Manor, Brookdale Assisted Living, and Northwood Manor between about 4:30 and 6 p.m.

Little Giants Preschool at Riverview Elementary will have their holiday program at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7.

Mark your calendars now, because we hope to see you here! 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees invites letters of interest from individuals to serve on the Marion Public Library Board of Trustees. The appointment is from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2021.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Reside in the city of Marion.
  • Reside in city of Marion for at least two years immediately preceding the appointment to the Library Board.
  • Attend meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Marion Public Library. (Members serve without pay.)

Application process:
  • Submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Marion Community Schools
Office of the Superintendent
District Offices at Marion High School
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
  • Please respond by Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

More information regarding Library Board responsibilities is available on request to the Superintendent’s Office or by contacting the Marion Public Library.

Contact:

Patricia Gibson (pgibson@marion.k12.in.us)
District Offices at Marion High School
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
(765) 662-2546 x. 121

Mary Eckerle (meckerle@marion.lib.in.us)
Library Director
600 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN  46953-1992
(765) 668-2900
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This holiday season, as carols tell of a special star that shone long ago, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores the wonders of the night sky.

The public is invited to MHS for “Seasonal Stargazing: Winter and Season of Lights”. Showings will be as follows:
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. The show lasts about an hour.

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 58.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Riverview is excited to announce our Educator of the Month: Mrs. Sisson!


This is her 30th year teaching with Marion Community Schools. It is her fifth year at Riverview Elementary.

She attended Indiana University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree, and Ball State University where she obtained her master’s degree. She majored in elementary education.

Her favorite thing about teaching at Riverview is the staff. Her favorite thing about teaching is when a student finally gets it and you see the light bulb come on. She says she appreciates how supportive the staff is at Riverview. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link Our Riverview robotics club was featured recently in the Chronicle-Tribune!

>> To read the full story, click here

Mrs. Linehan, sponsor of the robotics club, told the C-T: “It’s a big deal that the kids understand that we are scientists because we are asking questions. We are encouraging these students to think outside the box, to see a problem and ask how they can do something to fix it … They’re going to make mistakes and they’ll discover how they can learn from them, so that they’re not afraid to make those mistakes and go after something challenging.”

The club just started meeting recently, and they'll be working toward competitions later in the school year.

Some of the members hope to work in the field of robotics some day. This club gives them great experiences to explore and learn!