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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools invites you to an afternoon of music and art featuring our outstanding fine arts faculty.

Arts in Action, a concert and art show, is set for 3 p.m. Jan. 13, 2019, at the Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School. Admission is free, and this event is open to the public.

Music teachers will be performing solos, and then will join for a combined piece at the end of the concert. MCS art teachers will have their own personal work out on display as people are going in to be seated for the concert.

We hope to see you there!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Provided by the Marion Community School of the Arts

The Community School of the Arts is excited to present The Lion King Jr. at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at the F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St.

The African savanna comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale based on the classic Disney film.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or by visiting CSA, 305 S. Adams St., between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, contact CSA at 765-662-6263 or visit csa-marion.com.

Marion Community Schools is proud to partner with CSA to bring amazing theater experiences to the community. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The latest episode of The Giant Showcase is now available to view!

This month several of our principals are featured and share they some of the great things going on at our schools.

Click here to check it out!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Dec. 4, 2018

Marion Community Schools is pleased to announce that Little Giants Preschool Director Kerri Wortinger has been appointed to the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Council.

ELAC works to ensure that children ages birth to 8 years and their families have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education programs that keep children health, safe, and learning.

The committee was established in 2013 by the Indiana General Assembly. Committee members are appointed by the governor; the committee includes representation from the FSSA Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning, the Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Head Start State Collaboration Office, early childhood education programs, the business sector and the faith-based community.

Wortinger was among three new appointees to the committee announced recently by Governor Eric Holcomb’s office, and four reappointments.

MCS is proud of Wortinger’s dedication to early childhood education, and we are pleased that she will have this opportunity and platform to advocate for expanded access to high quality preschool for all children and families. We know that high quality preschool provides a strong foundation for lifelong learning, and that for children in high poverty areas, like ours, that strong foundation can be life-changing.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News 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!

All Little Giants Preschool programs will be on Dec. 14 at the school where classes meet.

Here's the full schedule:

Frances Slocum Elementary:
  • 8 a.m. (in gym)
Kendall Elementary:
  • 8:30 a.m.
Allen Elementary (all in classrooms):
  • 9 a.m., Mikesell AM class
  • 9:30 a.m. Wilson class
  • 10 a.m. Reed class
  • 1 p.m. Mikesell PM class
Riverview Elementary:
  • 9:30 a.m. (in gym) 
Justice Intermediate School:
  • 9:30 a.m., morning classes 
  • 1 p.m., afternoon classes

Mark your calendars now, because we hope to see you here!