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Holiday contests give students, staff chance to win special prizes

Posted on Dec. 10 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
It's almost winter break, and the holiday spirit is spreading quickly here at McCulloch! We have two special contests coming up for students and staff.
Christmas Theme Dress-up Day:
On Thursday, Dec. 18, the last student day before winter break, all students and staff are encouraged to dress up in their holiday "best". We want to see everyone in red and green, ugly Christmas sweaters, or other Christmas attire, accessories, etc. Each fourth period teacher will choose the "best-dressed" in his or her class, and those students will win a prize. In addition, there will be an ugly Christmas sweater competition for staff, and the winner will earn a prize! (Click the image above for a larger version of the flier.)


Door Decorating Contest: 
All fourth period classes are invited to participate. Choose a theme, and get creative! Doors will be judged the morning of Thursday, Dec. 18 (the last student day before winter break). There will be prizes for a winning class in seventh grade and in eighth grade. (Click the image above for a larger version of the flier.)
 
McCulloch wishes all of its students, families, staff, and our community a very special holiday season and a Merry Christmas!

YOU'RE INVITED: MHS planetarium presents ‘Seasonal Stargazing’

Posted on Dec. 04 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
This holiday season, as carols tell of a special star that shone long ago, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores the wonders of the night sky.

The public is invited to MHS for “Seasonal Stargazing: Winter and Season of Lights”. Showings will be as follows:
  • 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
  • 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. The show lasts about an hour.

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 58.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way.

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McVicker to take over as acting principal at McCulloch

Posted on Nov. 20 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Mrs. Brenda McVicker is taking the lead at McCulloch Junior High School as acting principal.

Mrs. McVicker has been an educator in Grant County for many years, and for the past year and a half has served as director of elementary education and Title 1 administrator for Marion Community Schools. Before coming to MCS she was a school principal for six years.

She is known for caring leadership, and for implementing instructional strategies that work for students. Her approach of building a customized learning environment for students through a team approach with faculty, staff, and parents has been a hallmark of her success.

Mrs. McVicker is excited for the opportunity to work even more directly with McCulloch Junior High students, staff, and parents and to strive to make best possible happen for our students and our school community.

Homework Hotline offers help with math, science

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