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News for McCulloch Junior High School

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Giant Arts in the Park is a social event you won’t want to miss. At 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, come out and enjoy good company, a beautiful setting (the Gardens at Matter Park), and great entertainment from the Marion Community Schools music programs, along with food for sale to benefit the MHS Bands.

In addition, the Marion High School Alumni Association will again be holding an auction to raise funds for the Giant Dreams Endowment and also direct support of Marion Community Schools. ( There will also be MHS yearbooks from past years for sale the night of the event.

Unique advertising opportunity: Your business or organization can sponsor Giant Night in Lights and Giant Arts in the Park!

For only $100, you can advertise to an engaged and enthusiastic captive audience at Giant Night in Lights on Sept. 5 at Shady Hills Golf Club AND the Giant Arts in the Park event on Sept. 6 at the Gardens of Matter Park.

>> Contact Mark Fauser SOON to take advantage of this special advertising opportunity: 

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School invites local organizations and businesses to join in an exciting new tradition: the Giants Homecoming Parade!

The theme for this year’s parade is “Home Sweet Homecoming”. The MHS cheerleaders and Student Senate are partnering to bring this great tradition to life, and we hope the community will rally around our students! If you’d like to participate or sponsor, please contact cheer coach Kelly Berry at or call 618-8144 for more information.

The parade will start at the intersection of 26th and Washington streets at 5 p.m., run west on 26th Street to Carey Street, turn north, and end at Dick Lootens Stadium at MHS.

The Splash House parking lots will be the staging area for parade participants.

After the parade, join Giants fans as they tailgate before the big game against Richmond! The Homecoming game starts at 7 p.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News McCulloch Junior High School's football schedule has been set:

8/15: 5 p.m. - Giants host Highland

8/23: 6 p.m. - Giants host St. Luke Catholic

8/28: 5:30 p.m. - Giants at Muncie Southside

8/30: 5 p.m. - Giants at Madison-Grant

9/6: 6 p.m. - Giants at Lincoln Middle School

9/26: 5:30 p.m. - Giants at Delta Middle School

10/10: 5 p.m. - Giants host Maple Crest Middle School
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News McCulloch Junior High Students and Families:

Welcome back, Giants! We hope you had a wonderful summer and are excited to get the 2018-19 school year started. If you are new to McCulloch Junior High, we want to welcome you! McCulloch Junior High is an exciting place of learning, making friends, creating memories, having fun and much more! We are so excited that you are joining us.

Our McCulloch team has been working hard preparing their classrooms, the school, and lessons so that you will have the best year yet. We will make GIANT things happen!

Open House / Parent Involvement Committee:

We will have an Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. Please come pick up your schedule, meet your teachers, find where your classes are located, and practice your locker combination! Special note: There will be a Parent Involvement Committee table in the cafeteria. Come find out how you can get involved at McCulloch!

First Day: 

Students' first day of school is Aug. 9. This is a Thursday, so doors will open at 8:55 a.m. for breakfast, which is free to all students. Seventh grade students will have breakfast in the cafeteria, and eighth grade students will have breakfast in the art hallway classrooms (Rooms 116, 117, and 118). Staff will be present to assist students.

General times you'll want to take note of:
  • Breakfast starts at 8:40 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 8:55 Thursday and Friday.
  • Classes begin at 8:59 Monday through Wednesday and 9:14 on Thursday and Friday.
  • Dismissal is at 3:40 p.m. daily.
Car riders please note:

We have updated information for arrival and drop-off: Please enter and exit the building through Door 2. Thank you so much for helping us keep our students safe.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The start of school year is almost here! 

We are looking forward to a great year at McCulloch Junior High School. We hope all of you are too!

Here's a roundup of some frequently asked questions this time of year: 

When is the first day of school?

The first day of the 2018-19 school year is Thursday, Aug. 9. PLEASE NOTE: Because the first day falls on a Thursday, the school day will start at 8:55 a.m.

(Monday through Friday the day starts at 8:40 a.m. Thursday and Friday, the day starts at 8:55 a.m.)

When can students come in to find their locker, classrooms, etc.?

Students (and their families) are welcome to visit the building during the open hours below, to find their locker and their classrooms, and just generally get ready to be here and engaged once classes start!

Open hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 1-3. We will also have computers and assistance available at this time for those who need to finalize their registration.

We will also have an Open House, which will be a little more structured and will include information presentations and building tours. Open House is from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 8

Are uniforms required?

Marion Community Schools does not require uniforms. We do have dress code guidelines. Click here to view them. Each building's principal is responsible for determining the best way to oversee dress code in their building. If you have questions regarding McCulloch dress code, please contact our school office, 674-6917.

What school supplies do students need?

We do not have specific requested supplies for junior high students. In general, writing materials are universally needed for taking notes and completing assignments. Individual classes may require other specific supplies or equipment. Teachers will provide more information as-needed. (School supplies for grades P-6 can be viewed here.)

How much are school fees?

School fees vary depending on what classes your student is taking. A $50 deposit is required at registration time, and the remainder will be billed to you in the fall. Deferred payment plans can be arranged if needed. Contact our office at 674-6917 for more information. (School fees for grades K-6 can be viewed here.) 

How can students get involved in McCulloch athletic teams and extracurricular activities?

Information about activities and teams will be provided to students as available. If you have questions about a specific activity, feel free to talk to office staff, 674-6917.

I have other questions regarding my student's registration. Whom should I contact?

Please call us at 674-6917.

I have questions about bus transportation. Whom should I contact?

If you need to find out if you live in our walk zone (where bus transportation is not provided), click here. For other information, including safety information and rules, click here. If you have other questions regarding transportation, contact the Transportation Department at 664-4237 (after Aug. 1).