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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Grant County Special Education Cooperative is offering a special opportunity to Grant County families with children or dependents with special needs: a financial planning informational meeting aimed at their specific needs and concerns.

This workshop will provide information on topics such as the ABLE Act, waiver updates, special needs trusts, and guardianship. This event will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Refreshments and respite care will be provided.

Gordon Homes, a certified financial planner, will be the speaker. He focuses on financial and estate planning for families who have children or dependents with special needs. He is a frequent speaker at parent support group meetings and state conferences, and he is nationally recognized in the area of special needs planning. He also serves on the MetLife Center for Special Needs Planning national Advisory Council.

>> Please RSVP if you plan to attend by emailing bwillman@eastbrook.k12.in.us

Marion Community Schools is proud to be a part of the Grant County Special Education Co-op, and we are happy to host this event for area families.

If you have questions about this event, the Special Ed Co-Op, or other general questions regarding special needs education here at Marion Community Schools, please contact our Special Services Department at 662-2546, x. 139.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools on Wednesday announced at its School Board meeting that due to rising enrollment and careful budget planning, no further building reconfiguration will be needed for the 2017-18 school year.

The announcement came after discussion of the plan and a consensus from the board that current information supported the plan to keep all buildings in use by students for the next academic year.

Last year, after a series of community meetings and board discussions, Marion Community Schools closed the Tucker building and moved its career center programming onto the Marion High School campus, and preschool classes were also added to the elementary buildings. At that time, MCS officials had spoken about the possibility of further reconfiguration for the 2017-18 school year, if enrollment and revenues continued to decline. A clear provision was given at the time, though, that MCS staff would continue to examine the situation and present new information to the board before that decision was officially made.

Wednesday, armed with positive news on enrollment and confidence that MCS continues to be on track to match its expenditures with its revenues by 2017, the board agreed by consensus with the decision to keep all buildings open for the 2017-18 school year.

“This is Giant news! This is a significant victory for the entire community of Marion,” Superintendent Brad Lindsay said. “It’s a reflection of our student excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and community service, and of all the exciting partnerships and curricular and co-curricular programs we offer our students. There is something for each student in Marion Community Schools! I am so thankful for the community of Marion and that parents believe in what we are doing and choose to stay and come back home to Marion Community Schools. Together, as a community, we are Giants by choice!”
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.