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News for Riverview Elementary School


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Due to the cancellation of classes on Jan. 9 because of weather and road conditions, there WILL be school on Monday, Feb. 16 (Presidents Day).

That day had been scheduled as a holiday UNLESS it was needed as a snow make-up day. So please make a note on your calendar that school will be in session that day!

In addition, please note that the last student day is now May 21. Since school was also canceled Jan. 12 due to weather, that make-up day has been added to the end of the year.

After having to adopt a longer school day for several weeks last school year to make up time lost to snow and cold, the school administration, with input from teachers, staff, and parents, requested the early make-up days in the school calendar, and the School Board approved it. This is a proactive measure to regain crucial learning time for our students before the end of the school year.

Any more cancellations will result in more days being added to the end of the school year. We will update you if that happens.

Thank you for your flexibility! We know that this learning time is important for our students' success!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News MCS physical education teachers got a special opportunity recently to explore techniques and tips for teaching tennis to youngsters.


Marion High School tennis Coach Doug Porter arranged for the United States Tennis Association QuickStart Tennis workshop, which took place this week at Kendall Elementary School. Several MCS teachers took part in the workshop.

The Marion Giants tennis program at MHS is very strong, thanks to great coaches and great supporters throughout the city and county. Bringing our teachers at our younger grades into the loop with this training will offer more students the opportunity to get into the game!

>> Click here to learn more about the Marion Giants boys and girls tennis teams.

It was a great night! Many thanks to Coach Porter and USTA.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Due to the cancellation of classes on Jan. 8, 9, and 12 because of extreme cold temperatures, snow, and ice, there WILL be school on Monday, Jan. 19, and Monday, Feb. 16, previously scheduled as holidays to be used as make-up days as needed, as well as on May 21, the first designated make-up day at the end of the school year. 

Please make a note on your calendars that school will be in session on those days!

After having to adopt a longer school day for several weeks last school year to make up time lost to snow and cold, the school administration, with input from teachers, staff, and parents, requested the early make-up days in the school calendar, and the School Board approved it. This is a proactive measure to regain crucial learning time for our students before the end of the school year.

Any more cancellations will result in more days being added to the end of the school year.

Thank you for your flexibility as we all make the best of another Indiana winter! We know 2015 is going to be a great year, and the early make-up days give us the option of regaining important learning time for our students now. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
A special message from Superintendent Brad Lindsay for all Marion Community Schools families, staff, and supporters:

GIANTS BY CHOICE! 18 months into the role of superintendent of Marion Community Schools, I am still excited and optimistic about the GIANT opportunity I have been afforded, to serve alongside a TEAM that is devoted to making the best possible happen for the students and community of Marion!

As your superintendent, I am thankful for the parents who have chosen Marion Community Schools to educate their precious children and that we have a TEAM of faculty, staff and administrators who make our students our top priority by being caring, enthusiastic professionals, devoted to providing a high-quality, customized education, motivating all learners, and going the extra mile for our students and our greater school community. Thank you all for being GIANTS BY CHOICE, choosing to make 2015 GIANT!

Why Marion Community Schools exists in 2015: Our schools, classrooms, programs and staff exist for OUR STUDENTS. In 2015, we will provide our students our best, and together we will enjoy a brighter tomorrow, which is OUR CAUSE!

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:
  • 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
  • 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
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.

>> Going to the show? Join our Facebook event page and share with your friends!