Registration now open for MHS summer classes

Posted on Apr. 18 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School summer session gives students the chance to recover credits needed to graduate, but it also allows students to get ahead on core classes and gain flexibility in their schedule moving forward.

Summer session classes include the core classes of Algebra I and English 10 (which will feature traditional in-class instruction), as well as virtual learning opportunities for any course required for graduation. They are open to all incoming 9th- through 12th-graders.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided free to all summer session students, and transportation is also provided.

Summer session will run Monday through Thursday from June 4 to June 21. There are two time options to choose from:
  • 8 to 11 a.m.
  • 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.
If you wish to attend either (or both), click here for the registration form (or pick one up in Student Services) to complete and turn back in as soon as possible. Must be returned by May 18.

NOTE: Summer participation in JROTC, Choir, Band, and other athletics may count toward your PE credit if a waiver is completed and turned in to Student Services, along with the registration form above. Click here for the PE Waiver form.

Breakfast and lunch will be served free at the following times for MHS summer session students:
  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11 a.m.
Please see your guidance counselor if you have questions.

Giant Summer Academy registration (K-8) now open

Posted on Apr. 18 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Do YOU have a plan for your students for the summer?

Did you know that students currently in grades kindergarten through eight can sign up NOW to attend the Giant Summer Academy?

The schedule: 

The Giant Summer Academy is a free four-week program that includes breakfast and lunch, academic lessons, enrichment sessions, outdoor activities, and field trips. This year's theme is "Traveling the World". 

Classes will run Monday through Thursday, June 4 through June 28. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m.; classes will run from 8 a.m. to 1:30, with lunch served at noon.
  • Week 1 (June 4-7): Technology
  • Week 2 (June 11-14): Exploring science (field trip week)
  • Week 3 (June 18-21): Exploring the arts
  • Week 4 (June 25-28): My Passport project completion (field trip week)
Academic sessions will be tailored to each student's academic needs. (These will not necessarily be grade-level groups. Rather, each student will be guided and challenged to grow from whatever their starting point is, and will have the chance to interact with others who are at a similar level.) Enrichment sessions will be part of every day, but this year they will be staggered throughout the day, like specials (music, art, etc.) are during the regular school year. 

Location 
  • Incoming 1st through 4th grade students will be at Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Incoming 5th- and 6th-graders will be at Justice Intermediate School
  • Incoming 7th- and 8th-graders will be at McCulloch Junior High School.
Transportation

Bus pickup and dropoff will be provided to all Giant Summer Academy students. 

How to sign up

1.
Fill out a registration form and permission slip:

>> Click here to download the registration form and field trip permission slip

>> Para el formulario de inscripción en español, haga clic aquí 

2. Return your completed registration and permission slip to your student's school by May 4! 
 



>> NOTE: For information on summer classes for grades 9 through 12, click here.

 

4-PEAT! McCulloch music department earns ISSMA’s highest honor again

Posted on Apr. 18 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News For the fourth year in a row, the McCulloch Junior High School music department has earned the Indiana State School Music Association’s highest honor, the J/M/E Total Department All Music Award — the only school in the state to do so.

Every year, ISSMA hosts several competitions for music students in the state. The All Music Awards are the culmination of those contests, and the music departments who earn them are among the best in the state.

“We truly have the best students, and we are so proud of them!” said McCulloch choir teacher Christina Huff. “We are so grateful for school, district, and community support of our choir and band programs. Our students would not have the opportunities for this much success without it!”

To qualify for the All Music Award, the school’s music students must have received gold ratings in all of the following events:
  • Solo and Ensemble Contest (at least one solo and one ensemble entering in Group I, II, or III)
  • Jazz Organizational Contest
  • J/M/E Organizational Contest
Because McCulloch qualified for the award in both choir and band, they were given the Total Department award, one of only two schools in the state to earn this award.  In 2017, McCulloch was one of only two schools in the state to earn this honor, and one of only three in 2016. In 2015 — the first year this award was given at the junior high level — McCulloch was the only school in the state to earn this honor. It remains the only school in the state to have won this award four years straight. This is an outstanding accomplishment, four years running, and our fantastic music students and teachers deserve much praise. We take this opportunity to say congratulations to them all!

There are many chances to hear these award-winning groups at various year-end shows:
  • 7th grade spring choir concert: 6 p.m. May 14 in the McCulloch auditorium
  • 8th grade spring choir concert: 6 p.m. May 15 in the McCulloch auditorium
  • 7th/8th grade spring band concert, 6 p.m. May 16 in the McCulloch gymnasium
  • Various performances on May 19 during the MCS All-City Art Show; watch for more specific schedule as the event nears


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