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News for Riverview Elementary School

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Online registration for all MCS schools for the 2014-15 school year is ongoing.

In addition, summer registration days are coming up later this month.

Families with students who were enrolled at an MCS school last year can register their students online.

The online registration process can be completed at any Internet-connected computer (including the public stations available at Marion Public Library). However, computer/Internet access and staff assistance will be available during our summer registration days, set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 22 and 23 at McCulloch Junior High School, 3528 S. Washington St. (Because construction projects scheduled this summer throughout the district will restrict visitor traffic, there will be one registration location for all student registration. Staff from all school buildings will be available at registration at McCulloch.)

Those with students who are new to MCS should plan to attend our in-school registration days to provide needed documentation and information, including proof of residence (such as a recent utility bill with your name and address), and the name and contact information for the school your student most recently attended, along with any health/allergy information.

Textbook fees and deposits can also be paid online as part of the registration process, or at the summer registration days (where you can avoid the online payment processing fee).

For more information about MCS enrollment, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - Board Honors Three teachers earned special recognition at the MCS School Board meeting on May 14, 2014, as this year’s recipients of the Mary Clark Hanley Teaching Excellence Award.

This year’s winners are Kendall Elementary School teacher Julie Korfmacher, Riverview Elementary School teacher Dede Grau, and Justice Intermediate School teacher Cara Oliver. Marion Community Schools congratulates 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 it includes a prize of $550.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Board on Wednesday, May 14, approved school meal prices for the 2014-15 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.

  • Paid, students K-12: 90 cents (10 cent increase from 2013-14)
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 30 cents (no change from 2013-14)
  • Adults: $1.45 (20 cent increase from 2013-14)
  • Paid, students K-4: $1.50 (10 cent increase from 2013-14)
  • Paid, students 5-8: $1.70 (no change from 2013-14)
  • Paid, students 9-12: $1.80 (10 cent increase from 2013-14
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 40 cents (no change from 2013-14)
  • Adults: $2.50 (15 cent increase from 2013-14)
The online payment transaction fee remains the same, at $2.40 per transaction.

For information on applying for free and reduced-price meals, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Riverview Elementary School students will be showing off what they’ve learned during a special event at the school next 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 2:25 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the school.
Parents and other special guests have been invited to attend the presentations. 

>> Click here to view the flier sent home with students.