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News for McCulloch Junior High 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).
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted April 4, 2018

Beginning on April 8, children ages 6 to 17 can participate in USA Basketball Open Court, presented by Nike, at Marion High School — for FREE!

USA Basketball Open Court provides children a safe and fun environment in which to play basketball. Children choose how to engage in the sport through free play, skill games, five-on-five, 3×3, and station options. Sessions are free to the community and are open to children of all ability levels.

>> Click here for more information from mariongiantssports.com



 

 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools’ onsite registration is next week. All new students (K-12) and their families wanting to enroll should plan to attend. In addition, any returning student/family who needs computer access or other assistance should attend during these times as well.

Onsite registration will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. (This will be the location for registration for all MCS schools, K-12. Staff from all school buildings will be available on those days at Marion High School.) Please enter at Door 4 on the northeast corner of the building. Parking is available in the parking lot on the east side of the building. Please do not park in the circle off 26th Street. 

Those with students who are new to MCS should plan to provide needed documentation and information, including proof of residence (such as a recent utility bill with your name and address), and the name and contact information for the school your student most recently attended, along with any health/allergy information.

Those with returning students will need to review information including contact numbers, address, transportation options, assistance requests, etc., and update if needed.

Textbook fees and deposits can also be paid at the on-site registration days (where you can avoid the online payment processing fee).

A note for students registering for classes at Marion Regional Career Center: MHS students will register for MRCC classes during the regular registration process outlined above. Sending school students will complete their registration after the start of school, in conjunction with their school counselor and MRCC staff.

The online registration system will again be available for families with students who were enrolled at an MCS school last year, including Little Giants Preschool students who will be in kindergarten this year, as well as any families who attended Kindergarten Roundup in the spring. A link and instructions will be provided in the Enrollment section of our website once online registration is open. (Computer access and assistance with passwords or other issues will be available at Marion High School during onsite registration days.)

For more information about MCS enrollment, including school supply lists and the school year calendar, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted June 19, 2018

Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees will accept applications for a vacant Board seat representing District 1, and another representing District 4 (at-large).

Eligibility requirements:
  • Must be a registered voter
  • Must have resided in the school corporation for at least one year
  • Reside within the Marion Community Schools district boundaries (District 1 encompasses the area within the civil city of Marion, District 4 encompasses the entire school district)
Term: For both seats, term ends December 31, 2018

Application Process:
No later than July 13, 2018, submit a letter of interest and resume or background information (including your contact information) one of the following ways:

By mail or drop off in person:
MCS School Board c/o Patricia Gibson
Marion Community Schools
Office of the Superintendent
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN   46953
 
By email:
Patricia Gibson, interim clerk for the MCS School Board
pgibson@marion.k12.in.us

All applications will be reviewed by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees.