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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!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
UPDATE: Check out highlights from the torch's journey through Grant County from WIWU-TV:




 

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is expected to enter Grant County at about midday today (Wednesday, Sept. 28).


Several torchbearers are Marion High School graduates (and one is a current student)!
  • MHS alum and current Grant County Sheriff Reggie Nevels will carry the torch through Upland at about 12:45 p.m.
  • MHS alum Jim Sutter, entrepreneur and philanthropist (and member of the MHS Hall of Distinction) will carry the torch on Ind. 15 at about 1:30 p.m.
  • Marion High School student Casey Reaves is among the torchbearers (in honor of his grandfather, Larry Goss, an MHS alum killed in the Vietnam War). He will carry the torch on part of the Ind. 15 portion of the route, just after 1:30 p.m. The procession is then set to pass in front of McCulloch Junior High School Junior High School just before 2 p.m., then head into downtown Marion, and then head north into Wabash County. Will you be out to watch this special procession?
  • MHS alum Wayne Seybold, Olympic athlete and former Marion mayor (and member of the MHS Hall of Distinction), will carry the torch in front of McCulloch Junior High School just before 2 p.m.
  • MHS alum Amos Randle, former police chief, will take the torch from Wayne Seybold near the Splash House.
  • MHS alum and current Marion Mayor Jess Alumbaugh will carry the torch in front of the Grant County Courthouse just before 2:30 p.m.
The torch will continue north and exit into Wabash County, to continue its trek across the entire state in honor of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the state of Indiana.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Riverview Elementary is excited to welcome Omegaman & Friends to our school on Oct. 12!

This special presentation has been seen at more than 5,000 school assemblies and is ranked as one of the top bullying prevention programs in the nation. Now, it's coming to Riverview!

Omegaman & Friends perform the world's greatest exhibition of power, strength, speed, inspiration, and motivation. These superheroes display feats of strength, like snapping baseball bats over their leg, ripping phonebooks, and bending steel to communicate a positive message to their audience, an anti-bullying and character development message with a superhero theme. Omegaman & Friends will encourage Riverview students to live a life of excellence and challenge them to be the best they can be!

>> Check out this promotional Omegaman video, to get a glimpse of what's to come! 



This presentation is powerful and eye-opening, meant to move students' hearts and minds to contemplate change and new direction for their lives. It will teach students how to identify, respond to, and prevent bullying, and how to be a true H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Respect Others).

We will also be having a dress-up day, when students are encouraged to dress like a superhero, or wear shirts featuring their favorite superhero.

Parents are also invited to attend this challenging and inspiring assembly. If you have questions, please contact the school office.