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News for McCulloch Junior High School


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Dozens of Marion Community Schools students competed recently in the annual ISSMA Solo and Ensemble vocal and instrumental competitions, and many brought home top ratings for their performances.

At Marion High School, 14 students competed with Group I pieces – the most difficult – at the regional vocal competition. Six of them earned Gold ratings and will continue on to state-level competition later this month.

Here’s a look at the MHS musicians who participated in the regional vocal Solo and Ensemble competition Feb. 8 at Southside High School in Muncie:
  • A'Brianna Adams; freshman; "Deep River"; Gold rating
  • Izzy Case; junior; "O Del Mio Dolce Adore"; Gold rating
  • Ted Fry; senior; "The Rovin' Gambler"; Gold rating
  • Alaina George; senior; "Nymphs and Shepherds"; Gold rating
  • Wesley Luttrell; junior; "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"; Gold rating
  • Karlton Morrell; senior; "The Black Dress"; Gold rating
  • Lindsay Holt; senior; "Ici Bas"; Silver rating
  • Gracie Graham; freshman; "Se tu M'ami"; Silver rating
  • Taylor Parker; sophomore; "Alma del Core"; Silver rating
  • Madeline Spence; freshman; "American Lullaby"; Silver rating
  • Myla Townsend; junior; "O Mio Babbino Caro"; Silver rating
  • Oshiana Tyson; sophomore; "Lullaby"; Silver rating
  • Stacia Tyson; freshman; "Homeward Bound"; Silver rating
  • Austin Stodghill; senior; "Pur Dicesti, O Poco Poco Bella"; Bronze rating

There were also three MHS students who participated in the instrumental Solo and Ensemble competition on Feb. 1 at Eastbrook High School:
  • Brianna Garr; senior; clarinet solo; Gold rating
  • Kodie Young; junior, clarinet solo; Gold rating
  • Bethany Hovermale, senior; French horn solo; Silver rating

At McCulloch Junior High School, nine students participated in the vocal and piano Solo and Ensemble competition Feb. 8 at Southside High School in Muncie:
  • Alyssa Dellinger; eighth grade; "In My Own Little Corner"; Group III solo; Gold rating
  • Amonte King; eighth grade; "My Lord, What A Morning"; Group III solo; Gold rating
  • Dannyelle Vanderpool; seventh grade; "We Deserve Each Other"; Group IV solo; Gold rating
  • Nikeela Edwards; eighth grade; "Make Them Hear You"; Group IV solo; Gold rating
  • Collin Swan, Riley Worland, Amonte King; all eighth-graders; "Star of the County Down"; Group III ensemble; Gold rating
  • Elizabeth Fix; eighth grade; "My Favorite Things"; Group IV solo; Silver rating
  • Rhianna Gary; eighth grade; "Ten Minutes Ago"; Group IV solo; Silver rating
  • Elizabeth Wuertley; eighth grade; Group II piano solo; Silver rating
        

 
Also at McCulloch, eight students participated in the instrumental Solo and Ensemble competition Feb. 1 at Eastbrook High School:
  • Caitlin Griffin; seventh grade; "Gliding Along"; Group IV alto saxophone solo; Gold rating
  • Seth Beal, Macie McCarthy, Jalen Springer; all eighth-graders; "The Calypso Kid"; Group III marimba trio; Gold rating
  • Josh Kelley, Amonte King, Riley Worland; all eighth-graders; "Poco Loco"; Group III woodwind trio; Gold rating
  • Dannyelle Vanderpool; seventh grade; "Echo Song", Group V flute solo; Silver rating

Congratulations to all of our outstanding young musicians, and good luck to those continuing on to state-level competition!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Two McCulloch Junior High School choir students recently stood in a spotlight no other McCulloch students have before: They performed with the Indiana All-State Middle School Honor Choir.

Amonte King and Alyssa Dellinger, both eighth-graders at McCulloch, performed with the choir during the Indiana Music Education Association’s annual conference last month. They were among about 140 students chosen for the All-State Middle School Honor Choir, and they spent two intensive days with other young musicians practicing for the performance, which was hosted by the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne.


Young musicians at schools that participate in the IMEA’s annual Circle the State with Song festival — which McCulloch has done for years — have the opportunity to audition for the All-State Middle School Honor Choir (and for the All-State Children’s Choir, at younger grade levels).

McCulloch choir teacher Christina Huff said the audition process for the Honor Choir is very difficult. She recorded 10 auditions, and she sent in eight — the maximum allowed. Out of those, Amonte’s and Alyssa’s auditions earned them spots in this year’s Honor Choir, and McCulloch is proud to have been represented at this prestigious event!

 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News WHAT: McCulloch is having small group instruction with hands-on activities in math and literacy to try to make up for some of the lost instructional time due to the weather related cancellations and delays.

WHEN: Tutoring will be held after school every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and will start Feb. 5. Groups will meet from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Transportation will be provided for current bus riders only. Car riders should be picked up at  4:50 p.m.   

PERMISSION FORMS: Please return your form to the school office by Jan. 31. Contact us for more information!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
PLEASE NOTE:
Unfortunately, due to scheduling concerns brought on by weather delays and cancellations, as well as concerns over travel conditions, the MCS family reading night set for Thursday, Jan. 30, has been canceled.
 
The event may be rescheduled at a later date to be announced.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience.



All Marion Community Schools families are invited to join the Giants Reading Team at a special family night next week at Justice Intermediate School.

It will be a night of food, fun, giveaways and special guests: Marion Giants winter sports athletes, who will be reading to students.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Justice Intermediate, 720 N. Miller Ave. All families with Marion Community Schools students are invited to attend.

 
** Click on the image above to view a full-size flier that you can print and share! **
 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Both the girls' basketball and boys' basketball games have been canceled this evening, Thursday, Jan. 23, due to Kokomo School Corp. closing school today.

The boys' team will be having practice after school, and the girls will be having practice at 5:30 p.m.