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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Attention, parents of students at Marion High School and McCulloch Junior High School: Coming up this Saturday, Nov. 5, you have an opportunity to learn more about the college preparation, application, and admissions process from experts right here in our community!

Indiana Wesleyan University is hosting Parent University from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Barnes Student Center, in partnership with Indiana University Kokomo, Project Leadership, Afena Federal Credit Union and Marion Community Schools. The event is designed for parents of middle and high school students who want to help their children explore what their path to college might look like.

Parent University will feature a series of interactive workshops that will aid parents in navigating common college-related questions. Workshops will address topics such as admissions, financial aid, academic preparation and parenting a college student.

This event is free and open to the public, though pre-registration is required. Click here to register. (If you are asked for a code at login, type in ParentUniversity.) A complimentary breakfast will be served before the event at 8:30 a.m., and lunch will also be provided. 

>> Want reminders? Click here to visit the event page and RSVP. (Note: Facebook RSVP does not guarantee you a spot. You must register for the event at the "tickets link on the Facebook page, or at the link in the previous paragraph of this post.)

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

We are so excited to welcome the public to the Giant Bistro, the restaurant run by our Culinary Arts students and staff, starting on Oct. 11, 2016. We're looking forward to cooking and serving in a new location, right on the Marion Bypass.

We hope you'll consider visiting us for breakfast or lunch at 2201 S. Western Ave. Most weeks we are open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, except for school holidays. We do also occasionally alter hours to fulfill catering orders for various community groups. We will communicate those closures through our website and Facebook page

The Giant Bistro is a real-world learning opportunity for our Culinary Arts students, and is one of many hands-on career prep opportunities MRCC offers. MRCC enrolls students from across Grant County (not just MCS students), and we're proud to offer the public an exciting new option for breakfast and lunch in Marion!

Part of our proceeds every day go to a designated school or group. Check out our online calendar or Facebook page for more information, and spread the word about the fundraisers for the schools and groups that are near and dear to you!

We hope to see you soon!

Giant Bistro, 2201 S. Western Ave.
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.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Aug. 31, 2016

The Grant County Special Education Cooperative invites families to its annual kickoff picnic.

The event is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Garden House at Matter Park.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided, and you'll also get the chance to talk with families while your child interacts with others. Children can play at the nearby Friendship Corner accessible playground, and the butterfly garden.

Michele Trivedi will join us from Indiana Resource Center for Autism. This year's topic is centered around autism and the way insurance companies handle the approvals of various resources and therapies. 

We hope to see you there! If you have questions, please call the Co-Op office at 677-4456, or contact Lisa Graham, MCS Special Services Director, by email at (For more information about the MCS Special Services Department, check out our webpage here.)