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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Dozens of McCulloch Junior High School students competed in the annual ISSMA Solo & Ensemble competitions over the past two weekends, and many brought home top ratings for their performances. 

Each year, the Indiana State School Music Association puts on regional and state level Solo & Ensemble competitions for instrumentalists and for vocalists and pianists. This year, instrumental regional competitions were held on Jan. 27, and vocal/piano competitions were held Feb. 3. 

Marion Community Schools congratulates these students on their great accomplishments, and expresses gratitude to Mrs. Huff and Mr. Ways who work every day to help these students develop their talent and skills.

Here’s a look at the McCulloch musicians who competed recently, and their awards:

Vocal soloists:
  • Mia de las Alas, eighth grade, Group II gold medal
  • Cassie Evans, eight grade, Group II gold medal
  • Natalyia McKinney, eighth, Group II gold medal
  • Kaden Rinker, seventh, Gropu III gold medal
  • Jaden Sebastian, eighth, Group III gold medal
Vocal ensembles:
  • Joseph Cheung, Kaytlyn Richard, and Christian Vermilion, seventh graders, Group III gold medal
  • Emily Fisher, Chloe Hawkins, and Shaylee Vermilion, seventh graders, Group III gold medal
  • Mia de las Alas, Marcus Bounds, and Cassie Evans, eighth graders, Group III gold medal
  • Kaylin Burke, Chloe Hawkins, Culeeya Jones, Kaytlyn Richard, and Faith Riggs, seventh graders, and Jaden Sebastian, eighth, Group III gold medal
  • McCulloch Jazz Choir (Joseph Cheung, Joseph Delgado, Brooklyn Evers, Gregg Marble, Zamaria Matherly, Angel Mosier, seventh graders, and Mia de las Alas, D’Qwan Bowers, Cassie Evans, Robert Herrington, Jaden Sebastian, eighth graders), Group III gold medal
  • McCulloch Honors Choir (Danika Ayers, Kaylin Burke, Joseph Cheung, Emily Fisher, Chloe Hawkins, Kaytlyn Richard, Faith Riggs, Kaden Rinker, Eli Robinson, Christian Vermilion, Shaylee Vermilion, seventh graders, and Mia de las Alas, Marcus Bounds, Cassie Evans, Jaden Sebastian, eight graders), Group III gold medal
Instrumental soloists:
  • Kelli Faulkner, seventh grade, clarinet, Group III gold medal
  • Landen Hammond, eighth grade, trumpet, Group III gold medal
  • Libby Miller, seventh grade, alto saxophone, Group III gold medal
  • Kadence Monroe, eighth grade, flute, Group III gold medal
  • John Reynolds, eighth grade, alto saxophone, Group III gold medal
  • Cherokee Russ, seventh grade, alto saxophone, Group III gold medal
  • Makayla Starr, eighth grade, trumpet, Group III gold medal
  • Faith Keaffaber, eighth grade, clarinet, Group III silver medal
  • Chloe Hawkins, seventh grade, flute, Group III silver medal
  • Mario Jimenez, seventh grade, trumpet, Group IV silver medal
Instrumental ensemble:
  • Brass trio of Landen Hammond, Gabe Holland, and Makayla Starr, eighth graders, Group III gold medal
  • Woodwind trio of Genell Horton, Michelle Mellendorf, and Ashli Robbins, eight graders, Group III gold rating
  • Trumpet trio of Nolan Baker, Al Marin, and Tamar Mims, seventh graders, Group IV gold rating
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Dec. 8, 2017

Marion Community Schools invites you to an afternoon of music and art featuring our outstanding fine arts faculty.

Arts in Action, a concert and art show, is set for 3 p.m. Jan. 21, 2018, at the Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School. Admission is free, and this event is open to the public.

All eight MCS music teachers will be performing solos, and then will join for a combined piece at the end of the concert. MCS art teachers will have their own personal work out on display as people are going in to be seated for the concert.

We hope to see you there!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Did you know Marion High School has a spirit shop? If you're looking for the perfect gift for the Marion Giants fan or student in your life, look no further!

Come out to the MHS spirit shop on Dec. 13 or 14 between 3 and 7 p.m. and pick out the perfect gift! The Marion High School Alumni Association will be staffing the shop during these times.

Proceeds help fund the many ways MHSAA helps to support Marion High School and Marion Community Schools. (They've given tens of thousands of dollars directly to school and extracurricular programs over the past few years, and they've raised more than $200,000 for the Giant Dreams Endowments at the Community Foundation of Grant County to help provide for the needs of Giants today and long into the future!)

If you can't come to the shop, you can place orders for some of the gear online: www.mhsalum.com/giants-spirit-shop. (NOTE: Delivery may not be guaranteed before Christmas. Please contact the individual printers for more information.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is proud to announce that choir students from three of our schools have earned a spot on the 2018 IMEA All-State Honor Choirs.

Congratulations to Myles Kohn, a sophomore at Marion High School, Mia de las Alas, an eighth-grader at McCulloch Junior High School, and to Justice Intermediate School students Caleb Huff, a fifth-grader, and Emily Luckey, a sixth-grader, on this outstanding achievement!

Myles is the first MHS choral student in recent years to have earned a spot in the IMEA All-State Honor Choir. Mia joins a tradition of excellence at McCulloch; this is the fourth year in a row choir students from the school have been selected to the IMEA All-State Junior High Honor Choir. Caleb and Emily are making history as the first Justice Intermediate students to ever audition for the IMEA Elementary Honor Choir, and the first Justice students selected for the choir.

Students submit a recorded audition in the fall, which is then evaluated by three judges and compared against hundreds of other students from across the state. This is an elite group, as each of the honor choirs includes only about 150 singers, some of the best in the state.

The choirs will gather together for two days of rehearsal on Jan. 11 and 12, and then will be featured as guest performers at the IMEA professional development conference. The elementary and junior high students will perform on Jan. 12 at the Grand Wayne Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne, and the high school students will perform there on Jan. 13.

The All-State Honor Choir is a great opportunity for these talented students, and will give them the chance to learn and grow as musicians. We are so proud of all three of these students, and their teacher, Christina Huff!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees invites letters of interest from individuals to serve on the Marion Public Library Board of Trustees. The appointment is from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2021.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Reside in the city of Marion.
  • Reside in city of Marion for at least two years immediately preceding the appointment to the Library Board.
  • Attend meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Marion Public Library. (Members serve without pay.)

Application process:
  • Submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Marion Community Schools
Office of the Superintendent
District Offices at Marion High School
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
  • Please respond by Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

More information regarding Library Board responsibilities is available on request to the Superintendent’s Office or by contacting the Marion Public Library.

Contact:

Patricia Gibson (pgibson@marion.k12.in.us)
District Offices at Marion High School
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
(765) 662-2546 x. 121

Mary Eckerle (meckerle@marion.lib.in.us)
Library Director
600 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN  46953-1992
(765) 668-2900