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MHS welcomes new soccer head coach, alum Bre Laypoole!

Posted on Jun. 23 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director

Marion Community Schools and Marion High School is happy to welcome Bre Laypoole to the Giant athletics program as head coach of the girls soccer program. We look forward to continued success for the team with her at the helm!

Community Foundation grant helps fund Champions Together at MCS

Posted on Jun. 21 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Community Foundation of Grant County recently awarded Marion Community Schools’ Special Services Department a $2,500 grant to help fund Champions Together, a collaboration between the IHSAA and Special Olympics that promotes servant leadership among student athletes while changing their lives as well as the lives of those with intellectual disabilities.

The Marion Giants Champions Together program encompasses the Unified Basketball season, which features teams from all of Grant County’s public schools, as well as the Unified Track season, when the Giants compete with schools from around the area and at the state level with a tournament system just like any other varsity sport affiliated with the Indiana High School Athletic Association. This year it also featured the Little Feet Meet, a fun event that featured various track and field activities for children of all abilities. While Marion Community Schools has participated in Unified Basketball for a few years, Unified Track and the Little Feet Meet were new this year, as was the affiliation with Champions Together.

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“The impact of this grant award is tremendous as it will help provide uniforms for the team and allow the players to look and feel the part of being a Marion Giants varsity athlete,” MCS Special Services Director Lisa Graham said. “Being a part of a team brings confidence, acceptance from peers, and pride in oneself and other teammates. That is huge in the life of a young person who gets to be a part of Champions Together!”

This grant from the Community Foundation will help propel this program into its second year, and Marion Community Schools is looking ahead to the continuing positive impact that Champions Together will have on our students, our schools, and our community.

In the coming school year, students will again have the opportunity to participate as Unified teammates, as volunteers, or even just as fans. Like any other athletic event, Unified games and meets take many hands. We're looking for an announcers, scorers, teammates, cheerleaders, M-Club cheer block members, and concession workers. Ask yourself, “Where could I serve best?” If you would like more information about how you can get involved, contact Lisa Graham, lgraham@marion.k12.in.us or 662-2546, ext. 139.

The Community Foundation of Grant County is an advocate for local philanthropy and is dedicated to connecting people who care with causes that matter. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1984, the Community Foundation works with donors to establish charitable funds and supports non-profit organizations through a variety of grant-making efforts. The Community Foundation connects people, resources, and causes to promote sustainable impact toward the betterment of Grant County.  Currently the Community Foundation holds more than 300 different funds that benefit worthy charities and charitable causes in Grant County. For more information, click here to visit them online, or call 765-662-0065.

MTA awards scholarships to Fuchs, Watson

Posted on Jun. 15 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion Teachers Association recently announced the recipients of the MTA Educator Scholarship for 2016: Moriah Fuchs and Elissa Watson, both members of the Marion High School Class of 2016 who plan to pursue post-secondary degrees in the field of education.


The MTA Educator Scholarship was established by the MTA to recognize future educators graduating from Marion High School. The MTA Educator Scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. A $500 scholarship is awarded to two future educators who attended Marion High School during the most recent academic school year. Recipients of the award must be pursuing a degree in the field of education.

Moriah Fuchs took advantage of the Early Childhood Education program at MCS’s Tucker Career and Technology, and she found a mentor in Little Giants Preschool teacher Cindy Wilson. Moriah said that Wilson’s excitement and enthusiasm were inspiring, and that working with her showed how rewarding a career as a preschool teacher can be. She expressed gratitude to her family as well, which has had a monumental influence on her choice of career.

“I want to be able to help children from all different situations,” Moriah said. “As a preschool teacher, I can help my students improve in areas where they face challenges.”

Moriah plans to attend Ivy Tech University and complete an associate’s degree in early childhood education, and then continue on to IPFW to complete a bachelor’s degree in the same area.

Elissa Watson said that from an early age she has felt a calling to be an elementary teacher. She was inspired in part by her second-grade teacher Mrs. Maidenburg, who made it exciting to go to school every day and learn something new. Later, she felt additionally led to serve students with special needs, inspired in part by a cousin diagnosed with autism. Elissa’s older sister also pursued an education degree, another influence in Elissa’s choice of career.

“I hope that one day, I will be able to inspire one of my students to become a teacher, just as others inspired me,” Elissa said.

She plans to attend Purdue University with dual majors in elementary education and special education.

MTA congratulates these two future educators and knows they will make a difference in their students’ lives.

— The MHS Guidance Department has information on this and dozens of other scholarships. Click here to view the scholarships page. —

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