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Education

  • Board asked to fund engineer position at tech center

    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund and Kenny Marrett, a member of the Marion County Jobs Training Consortium, made a presentation to the Marion County Board of Education during its meeting on April 6, 2010, about enhancing curriculum and adding practicum courses at the tech center. At the time, their hopes were that they would receive a $500,000 grant from the state, which would help fund the hiring of an engineer and a coordinator for two years to develop several practicums and lesson plans at the tech center.

  • Rogers earns MBA

    One student from Marion County was among the 1,740 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Dec. 18, 2010, at Indiana Wesleyan University’s main campus in Marion, Ind.
    Laura Rogers, Lebanon, received her MBA in applied management.
    Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis. The university was founded in 1920 and is committed to liberal arts and professional education.

  • School board sets the stage for the new year

    The Marion County Board of Education set the stage for 2011 during a special-called meeting Tuesday evening, Jan. 11, and its three new members didn't waste any time getting down to business.

    Everything from the meeting format to the superintendent's report is going to change. At least, that's what the board wants to see happen.

  • MCHS Students of Week
  • Glasscock Elementary December Students of the Month
  • All-male board has first meeting of 2011

    Three new school board members were officially sworn into office at the Marion County Board of Education Thursday.

    Michael Mullins (District Three), Ed Hacker (District Five) and Mike Cecil (District Four) took the oath of office and participated in their first official meeting, which was short and sweet. The board unanimously appointed Mullins the board chairperson and Hacker the vice-chairperson.

  • Students participate in Patriots Challenge

    Recently, Marion and Washington County HOSA students, Health Occupations Students of America, competed in the Patriots Challenge event held at Saint Catherine College. Patriots Challenge is a preparatory event for state competition to be held in March. Students who compete have chances at winning $500, $250 and $100 scholarships, which may be doubled at the state level.

  • School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, Jan. 17: No school
    Tuesday, Jan. 18: Sausage and biscuit or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Jan. 19: Donuts, oatmeal and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Thursday, Jan. 20: Pancake on stick and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Friday, Jan. 21: Assorted Poptarts and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.

    LUNCH
    Elementary schools
    Monday, Jan. 17: No school.

  • Local students named to dean’s, president’s lists

    St. Catharine College recently announced the list of students who have achieved extraordinary academic success for the Fall 2010 semester. The dean’s list includes all students who had a grade point average of 3.6 - 3.999. The president’s list includes students who had a perfect 4.0 during the fall semester.

  • Ross “Today” program