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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The school year is fast approaching!

Our phone lines for Little Giants Preschool are not working since our office is currently being moved. We are working to keep up with all of our emails! Thank you for your patience. Please email Preschool Director Kerri Wortinger ( with questions.

Haven't registered yet? We are accepting applications and paperwork 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Marion High School on July 19 and 20. Otherwise, please email Kerri Wortinger at the email listed above.

We are looking forward to an amazing year!

Here's a roundup of answers to frequently asked questions around this time of year:

What time do classes start?
Please click here to view our class times.

Are uniforms required?
Little Giants do NOT have to wear school uniforms. (FYI, no MCS schools require uniforms. Click here to view the MCS dress code.)

What school supplies do students need?
Click here to view the supply lists for Little Giants Preschool (and all MCS grades).

When is the first day of school?
The first day of the 2016-17 school year is Tuedsay, Aug. 9!

When will I find out who my child's teacher is? 
You will be receiving a welcome letter with more information from your child's teacher the first week of August.

Is there an Open House planned?
Open House for Little Giants will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8.

Is transportation available?
There is not transportation for preschool at this time. (There may be some exceptions for special needs preschool. Contact the Special Services Department for more information.

Do students have to be signed in every day?
YES - Little Giants will need to be signed in and out everyday for security.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees will accept applications for a vacant Board position for District III. 

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a registered voter
  • Must have resided in the school corporation for at least one year.
  • Reside in District III (includes Center and Washington townships outside the civil city of Marion but within the boundaries of the Marion Community Schools district - precincts: Center 10, 11, 15, 20, 24, parts of Washington 3 and 4)
Term: Ends December 31, 2016

Application Process:
  • Submit a letter of interest and resume or background information (include your contact information)  to:
Marion Community Schools
Office of the Superintendent
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN   46953
  • Please respond by Friday, August 5, 2016. 

All applicants will be reviewed by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees.  

Contact person:
Mrs. Patty Barney (
Marion High School District Offices
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
(765) 662-2546 ext. 125
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News It's an exciting time at Little Giants Preschool!

We are looking for high quality applicants to fill teacher and educational assistant positions. To apply, click here.  

Come join us as we plan with a purpose through play!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Over the next several weeks, the Marion Community Schools district offices will be relocating to a different section of the Marion High School building, to make room for the new Marion Regional Career Center. 

District offices are moving to the southwest corner of MHS, at the front of the building. 

We ask for your patience once again as we undertake this move. The best way to reach an individual staffer during this time will likely be email. Click here for our staff directory

The Marion Regional Career Center (formerly known as the Tucker Career and Technology Center) will be moving from the building at Ind. 18 and Pennsylvania Street to the east side of Marion High School where the district offices were located in the 2015-16 school year. This move will open up exciting new opportunities for more MHS students.

During this move MRCC staff will likely be best reached by email as well. Click here for our staff directory. 

In addition, much of the Little Giants Preschool staff is relocating this summer in to our elementary schools. During this move, email will likely be the best way to reach them. Click here for our staff directory. For enrollment questions, please email Preschool Director Kerri Wortinger,
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Class of 2016 visited our elementary schools on Tuesday, May 17, taking a "walk of fame" through the hallways dressed in their caps, gowns, honor cords, and other awards.

For many of the seniors, it was a homecoming. Alumni of each elementary school led the procession at their building, and there were plenty of hugs from former teachers and administrators to go around for the soon-to-be-graduates. 

For the elementary students, it was a glimpse into their own futures, a visual representation of a milestone they are all striving to reach: high school graduation. 

And for all involved, it was a reminder that each of us has someone, somewhere watching us, looking up to us, and being inspired by our choices, attitudes, and accomplishments. It's a good reminder for us all, and it was a great way to celebrate the Class of 2016!