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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News On Wednesday morning, Marion Community Schools officials called Marion Police Department to investigate after a gun was found on the grounds outside of Tucker Career and Technology Center.

The handgun was found by an adult near a wall on the property. Officials immediately took action to ensure the safety of all students and staff and called police.

A safe and healthy learning environment is top priority for MCS. There is no danger to students or staff at this time. We will cooperate with MPD in any further investigation. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Several outstanding students earned recognition at Tucker Career and Technology Center’s annual awards ceremony on May 13, 2014, at the Ivy Tech Community College conference center.

Student of the Year Andrew Smelser is a senior graduating with a 4.08 grade-point average and a Technical Honors Diploma. He has been in the TCTC welding program for two years, and he has had internships at GP Designs and Progressive Rail. He has been accepted into The Citadel’s engineering program.

Here’s a look at the awards earned this year by TCTC students:

Student of the Year

  • Andrew Smelser

Outstanding Achievement

  • Michaela Eyer
  • Lynai Foreman
  • Daniel LaDage
  • David Linna
  • Brittany Morris
  • Kayetlin Shady
  • Abigail Strong
  • Brandon Fultz
  • Levi Nunemaker
  • Tanaya Barnes
  • Hannah Gerstorff
  • Q’nesha Lindsey
  • Tammi Morris
  • Justin Nelson
  • Michael Baxter
  • Johnathan Decker
  • Justus Elliott
  • Sarah Sharp
  • Angela Bobson
  • Charlie Koonce
  • Jonnie Bricker
  • Nya Carradine
  • Pooja Chohan
  • Seairra Johnston
  • Andrew Smelser

Collision Repair Awards

Top Collision Tech
  • Gordon Rigney
Top Service Tech
  • Levi Nunemaker
Top Gun
  • Brandon Fultz

Construction Awards

Outstanding First-Year Student
  • Daniel Sparks
  • Kyle Smith
Outstanding Second-Year Student
  • Kohleman Shannon

Criminal Justice Awards

Citizenship Award
  • Brittany Morris
  • Alexis Walker
Leadership Award
  • Richard Brooks
  • Lynai Foreman
  • Daniel LaDage
  • Zachary Boles
American Hero’s Award for Military Service
  • Travis Barnes
  • Michael Berry
  • David Bilbee
Attendance Award
  • Kayetlin Shady
Golden Gavel Student of the Year
  • Kayetlin Shady

Culinary Awards

Outstanding First-Year Student
  • Kyle Nelson
  • Mariah Padilla
  • Jestiny Reed
  • Abbi Swafford
  • Sara Williams
  • Mikayla Dodson
  • Anna Luckey
  • Nate McBee
  • Travis Sampson
Outstanding Second-Year Student
  • Hanna Gerstorff
  • Q’nesha Lindsey
  • Sophia Mauricio
  • Tanaya Barnes
  • Justin Nelson
Positive Attitude Award
  • Justin Nelson
  • Travis Sampson
Kettle and Cleaver Award
  • Hanna Gerstorff

Drafting Awards

Outstanding Senior
  • Michael Baxter

Early Childhood Education Awards

Silver Apple
  • Sarah Sharp

Graphic Communication Awards

Designer of the Year
  • Charlie Koonce

Health Careers Awards

IHOSA Members
  • Alexandra Bradley
  • Alyssa Emry
  • Daynarra Heaston
  • Taylor Mills
  • Tre’Vaughn Sanders
Overall Achievement
  • Taylor Mills
Professionalism
  • Alyssa Emry
Clinically Most Improved
  • Chassity Wright
Positive Attitude
  • Gary Reed
Most Improved
  • Diana Hamilton
  • Lyndy Carter
Top Academic Students
  • Meghan Miller
  • Katie Hacker
Florence Nightingale Award
  • Alicia Nevels (First-Year)
  • Mia Sanchez (First-Year)
  • Emily Baker (Second-Year)
  • Abigail Kelley (Second-Year

Welding Awards

Outstanding First-Year Students
  • Dakota McClellan
  • Dakota Turner
Outstanding Second-Year Students
  • Dakota McClellan
  • Dakota Turner
Most Improved
  • Christian Flores
  • Andrew Smelser

2013-14 Perfect Attendance

  • Michael Baxter
  • Jonnie Bricker
  • Q’nesha Lindsey

2012-14 Perfect Attendance

  • Jonnie Bricker
  • Q’nesha Lindsey

Internships

  • Angela Bobson, Graphic Communication
  • Christian Flores, Welding
  • Hannah Gerstorff, Culinary Arts
  • Justin Nelson, Culinary Arts
  • Andrew Smelser, Welding
  • Joseph Smith, Welding
  • Samone Walker, Graphic Communication

Post-secondary Achievements/Plans

  • Travis Barnes: U.S Army
  • David Bilbee: U.S. Army
  • Angela Bobson: Indiana State University
  • Zachary Boles: Ball State University
  • Jonnie Bricker: Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Richard Brooks: Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Nya Carradine: Indiana State University
  • Jayla Carroll: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Pooja Chohan: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Shantell Davis: Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Lynai Foreman: Indiana State University
  • Kate Hacker: IUPUI
  • Gabby Harpham: Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Seairra Johnston: Indiana University-Kokomo, Ivy Tech Community College, International Business College
  • Charlie Koonce: IPFW, Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University
  • Daniel LaDage: Ball State University
  • Katicia Lindsey: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Daivd Linna: Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Lee Man: Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Shaylee Marshall: Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Jason McMullen: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Meghan Miller: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Malikah Moore: Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Brittany Morris: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Mason Pattison: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Kurtis Rangel: U.S. Marine Corps
  • Chelsea Royce: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Seana Scott: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Kayetlin Shady: Indiana State University, Honors College
  • Sedonia Sheron: IPFW
  • Jeremaine Smith: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Rachel Stone: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Abigail Strong: Indiana University-Kokomo
  • Briana Sweat: Ball State University
  • Stephanie Thompson: Indiana University-Kokomo
  • James Williams: Ivy Tech Community College
  • Samone Walker: Ball State University
  • Cameron Wheels: IPFW
  • Adams Wood: IPFW
  • Anissa Wortman: Ivy Tech Community College

National Career Readiness Certificates

  • Michael Baxter
  • Angela Bobson
  • Justus Elliott
  • Lynai Foreman
  • Derek Harvey
  • Dalon Hill
  • Randall Jones
  • Daniel LaDage
  • Johnathan Maynard
  • Scott Meyer
  • Malikah Moore
  • Tre’Vaughn Sanders
  • Courtney Seeler
  • Niko Trevino
  • Samone Walker
  • Cameron Wheels
  • Jessica Wood

Technical Honors Diploma

  • Angela Bobson
  • Jayla Carroll
  • Mikayla Dodson
  • Lynai Foreman
  • Derek Harvey
  • Seairra Johnston
  • Kelsey Kimes
  • Travis Sampson
  • Daniel LaDage
  • Joshua Melton
  • Meghan Miller
  • Levi Nunemaker
  • Sarah Sharp
  • Andrew Smelser
  • Stephanie Thompson
  • Samone Walker
  • Tanaya Barnes (candidate)
  • Jonnie Bricker (candidate)
  • Alyssa Emry (candidate)
  • Brianna Garr (candidate)
  • Q’nesha Lindsey (candidate)
  • Nathaniel McBee (candidate)
  • Taylor Mills (candidate)
  • Tre’Vaughn Sanders (candidate)

Kiwanis Scholarship

  • Kayetlin Shady
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.

Breakfast:
  • 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)
Lunch:
  • 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 The Second Annual Marion Community Schools Kindness Rally has been rescheduled and will now be a great celebration of the end of a successful school year!

 

Mark your calendars now! The Kindness Rally will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 22 — the last day of classes for MCS students. All students, families, and anyone in the surrounding community is invited to come join in the fun!

Features will include bounce houses, an obstacle course, dunk tank, food, and more.

Tickets to be used for the carnival attractions will be four for $1, and proceeds will fund continuing anti-bullying efforts throughout the school system. The Marion High School FOR TAXII Club (Friends of Rachel / Teens Against Xtreme Inappropriate Interactions), which helps organize and run the Kindness Rally, will also be selling T-shirts and bracelets as a fundraiser.

Doors will open and ticket sales will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The Chain Reaction Ceremony is set for 6 p.m. The ceremony will feature the first ever Kindness Awards, to be presented to one student at each building who exemplifies the difference kindness can make. Students from each school will also participate in the parade of kindness chains from each school, with each link in the chains representing a kind act noticed this school year.


Marion Community Schools is proud of our students and staff who are starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion and making positive changes in our schools and community. The Kindness Rally will be a great end to the school year; and we hope that students of all ages and their families, along with community members, will come and help us celebrate!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools has moved to a new system for online meal payments. This move means all online payments, including meals and textbook fees, will be processed through the same system. However, parents who were already making online meal payments will need to create a new account with the new system to continue making online payments. (Any funds already loaded in the old system will be transferred to the new account.)

Our new online meal payment system is through SchoolPay.com. Please note that you can no longer make payments through SendMoneyToSchool.com.

>> If you have already used SchoolPay to pay book fees in the past, you will already have an account set up. You can now use that account for online meal payments. (If you've forgotten your password, click the "Forgot Password" button, which looks like a lock.) 

>> If you have not used SchoolPay before, you'll need to set up a new account.

Once you're logged in to SchoolPay, you'll see a piggy bank tab for your Food Services account.

All account balances left on SendMoneyToSchool will be transferred to SchoolPay. Deposits and transactions will be reflected in your SchoolPay account in real time. A convenience fee of $2.40 per transaction is still in place.

We apologize if the switch to SchoolPay has caused any inconvenience or confusion for you. But we believe having one provider for all online payments will be much more convenient in the future!

If you have any questions, please call Jeanie Warren at 765-662-2546, ext. 113, or Cathy Griffin at ext. 143.