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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

After turning out licensed practical nurses for 55 years, the Marion Community Schools Practical Nursing Program went out on a “bittersweet” note Saturday.

The program’s final graduation ceremony took place in Marion High School’s F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center with 35 men and women walking across the stage to receive a diploma, a single rose and hugs from their instructors.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion High School students will get some special opportunities during College GO! Week this week, and some Marion elementary students will get an early start on their college dreams, too.

Activities, events and promotions are planned around the Marion Community Schools district in conjunction with the annual statewide push to help Hoosiers of all ages plan for college completion and career success.

Some of the highlights:

At Marion High School, highlights of the week include College Application Day, set Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, when every senior will have the opportunity during the school day to complete online applications to post-secondary institutions of their choice. Many colleges and universities waive application fees during this week, so it’s the perfect time for seniors to apply.

This year, the MHS Guidance Department has provided materials and advice to seniors in advance of College Application Day to get them prepared to submit quality applications to schools that they are seriously considering attending. Project Leadership will be helping to facilitate College Application Day at the high school.

Project Leadership will also be helping younger MCS students begin to think seriously about college and plan for how post-secondary education can help them fulfill their dreams for the future. Third- and fourth-graders at Allen Elementary School will hear special presentations to wrap up a week of activities focused on continuing education. The presentations will take place from about 12:55 to 1:45 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013.

The message, said Debbie Stiles, counselor at Allen, is this: “College is attainable, and there are lots of different ways to get there.”

It’s important to get elementary students thinking concretely about post-secondary education, she said, because choices they make now have the potential to endanger their opportunities. Making sure students know they have the support of school staff and the community is important too, she said. It’s all about giving them the information and tools they need to succeed now and in the future.

College GO! Week is supported by Learn More Indiana, whose mission is to help Hoosier students of all ages plan, prepare and pay for college completion and career success through effective communications and outreach efforts, according to its website.

Here’s a look at College GO! Week activities around the MCS district this week:

Marion High School
  • School-wide activities: college-themed decorating contest Monday; career dress-up day Tuesday; college theme songs featured during passing periods Wednesday; college spirit wear day Thursday; college mascot day during Success periods on Friday.
  • Seniors can participate in College Application Day on Thursday; the Guidance Department will also be discussing scholarships with every senior during the week.
  • Juniors will be signing up for E-Transcript, and registering for the ACT.
  • Sophomores will have the opportunity to take the PSAT practice test, in anticipation of test day, Oct. 16.
  • Freshmen will complete a career assessment and update their four-year plan for high school success.
Tucker Career and Technology Center
  • School-wide activities: college-themed decorating contest, judging Friday; Commons open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday for college and major exploration, college applications; 21st Century Scholars senior meetings 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Commons; Ivy Tech admissions info at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Commons; Pipefitters apprenticeship info at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Commons; college T-shirt day Friday.
McCulloch Junior High School
  • School-wide activities: Various post-secondary education themed lessons and activities during classes, including interest inventories and career-matching; learning style assessments and study tips; information on opportunities available in high school at Tucker Career and Technology Center.
Allen Elementary
  • School-wide activities: college-themed decorating; “Hats Off to Graduation” day Tuesday (college/university hats allowed); “Connect to Your Career” day Wednesday (students will write dreams/hopes for future, career on paper links, which will be joined into chains and displayed throughout school); Raffle Day on Thursday (colleges have provided promotional items w/college logos to distribute); School Spirit Day on Friday (Indiana college gear encouraged, but any academic spirit wear allowed)
  • Third- and fourth-graders will hear special presentations Friday from Project Leadership about the path to post-secondary education.
Frances Slocum Elementary
  • School-wide activities: college-themed decorating contest, teachers wearing college spirit wear.
Kendall Elementary School
  • School-wide activities: College Spirit Day on Friday, daily announcements focused on post-secondary education.
Riverview Elementary School
  • School-wide activities: college fun facts during announcements; staff wearing college spirit wear.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
From the Chronicle-Tribune

After years under a dedicated but dwindling Jewish congregation, Sinai Temple welcomed a large and diverse group of new tenants Monday.

More than 30 adult students visited the 521 S. Boots St. facility, now the Grant County Rescue Mission Education Center, to begin general equivalency degree classes through Marion Community Schools Monday.

— More from MCS on this story: For more information about the Adult Basic Education program, click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Tucker Career and Technology Center staff, students, and their family and friends recently gathered to honor the outstanding work done by the students this school year.

The following students were presented awards on May 21, 2013, at a ceremony at the conference center on the Marion campus of Ivy Tech Community College:
  • Tucker Student of the Year: Beth Davies


Beth Davies accepts the award for Tucker Career and Technololgy Center Student of the Year at an awards ceremony May 21, 2013, at Ivy Tech Community College in Marion. (Laycee Byer / Marion Community Schools)

  • Kiwanis Scholarship: Heidi Jones
Health Careers
  • Florence Nightingale: Sierra Speed, Lindsey Dulworth
  • Outstanding First Year: Seairra Johnston, Kelsey Kimes
Collision Repair
  • Most Improved: Thomas Hamp, Travis Sampson
  • Outstanding First Year: Brandon Fultz, Levi Nunemaker, Gordon Rigney
  • Outstanding Second Year: Austin Staggs
  • Top Gun: Noah Alexander
Construction
  • Outstanding First Year: Nathan Cook, David Weber
  • Outstanding Second Year: Tara King
Criminal Justice
  • American Hero’s Award: Travis Barnes
  • Criminal Justice Citizenship Award: David Linna
  • Gavel Award: Seth Alva
  • Criminal Justice Junior: Zachary Boles, Ciara Riley
  • Criminal Justice Senior: Tyler Hale, Christopher Tate
  • Hall of Fame Award: Lynai Foreman, Kayeylin Shady
  • Interrogator Award: Daniel LaDage
  • Justice Award: Ethan Bilbee, Thomas Erdman, Michaela Eyer, Brittany Morris
  • Liberty Award: Dalon Hill, Tyler Johnson, Katicia Lindsey, Angela Lomax, Kaleb Robison, Tre’Vaughn Sanders, Courtney Seeler, Jeremaine Smith, Katelynn Stratton, Brianna Sweat, Shyanna Turner, Jessica Wood
Drafting
  • Outstanding Seniors: Jordan Niccum, Nathan DeLong, Erika Rogers
  • Golden Triangle: Tyler Anderson
Early Childhood Education
  • First Year Honors: Sarah Sharp, Diego Rodriguez, Kati Pogue
  • Outstanding Achievement: Latesha Meadows
  • Silver Apple: Heidi Jones
Graphic Communication
  • Outstanding Achievement: Danielle Smith, Shalay Stevens, Sara Beth Miller
  • Outstanding First Year Students: Charlie Koonce, Angela Bobson
  • Awesome Photoshop Skills: Nicole Chaplin, Charlie Koonce, Danielle Smith
IT Academy
  • TECS Award: Dominic Johnson, Cameron Wheels
Welding
  • Most Improved: Andy Bilbee
  • Outstanding First Year: Andrew Smelser, Christian Flores
  • Outstanding Second Year: Jared Taylor, Brock Eastes
Culinary Arts
  • Outstanding First Year: Ben Keeley, Jerry Guadango, Tanaya Barnes, Nick Davis, Elijah Whitson, Hannah Ferstorff, Zoe Owens, Justin Nelson
  • Positive Attitude Award: Mike Pressly
  • Outstanding Second Year: Neven Smith, Beth Davies, Darius Joseph, Jonathan Julian, Cody Stewart
  • Psi  Iota Xi Scholarship: Beth Davies
  • Kettle & Cleaver: Beth Davies
Outstanding Achievement
  • Alicia Goodman
  • Cindy Medina
  • Lea Richard
  • Sierra Speed
  • Ashley Pence
  • Kellsy Rogers
  • Latesha Meadows
  • Danielle Smith
  • Jared Taylor
CNA Certificate of Completion
  • Chelsea Allen
  • LeAnna Alexander
  • Ashlyn Allgood
  • Sharice Bilbee
  • Brandi Bivins
  • Alexis Carver
  • Ro’Nae Collins
  • Lindsey Dulworth
  • Morgan Eakins
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Makayla Fox
  • Kiley Goins
  • Alicia Goodman
  • Samantha Graves
  • Shanea Hale
  • Raven Horton
  • Haley Howard
  • Catelynn Jacks
  • Amanda Jackson
  • Tonia Love
  • Jodasha McCain
  • Tela McCool
  • Shelby McVey
  • Cindy Medina Perez
  • Diana Miramontes
  • Rose Perry
  • Kimberly Ray
  • Lea Richard
  • Shavaun Sanders
  • Alexis Seacott
  • Darian Slusser
  • Stephanie Smith
  • Sierra Speed
  • CorDeddria Wingate
  • Amber Baty
  • Charnez Bowlds
  • Jonnie Bricker
  • Nya Carradine
  • Jayla Carroll
  • Pooja Chohan
  • Shantell Davis
  • Emilee Henning
  • Gabriele Hernandez
  • Courtney Huston
  • Diamond Johnson
  • Seairra Johnston
  • Kelsey Kimes
  • Felecia McCray
  • Shaylee Marshall
  • Anna Martinez
  • Ar’tisa Drake
  • Tiffany Mettert
  • Meghan Miller
  • Malikah Moore
  • Kelsey Porter
  • Chelesea Royse
  • Seana Scott
  • Stephanie Thompson
  • Hannah Trent
  • Josie Whitton
  • Adam Woods
Perfect Attendance
  • Jonnie Bricker
  • Kyle Franks
  • Q’Neshia Lindsey
  • Excellent Attendance:
  • Shaq Johnson
  • Interns:
  • Andy Bilbee
  • Beth Davies
  • Brock Eastes
  • Austin Foreman
  • Preston Jones
  • Jonathan Julian
  • Cor’Deddria Wingate
Technical Honors Candidates
  • Tara King
  • Shayla Stevens
  • Technical Honors Diploma:
  • Chelsea Allen
  • Tyler Anderson
  • Haley Campbell
  • Nathan Cook
  • Beth Davies
  • Lindsey Dulworth
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Austin Foreman
  • Kiley Goins
  • Alicia Goodman
  • Emilee Henning
  • Raven Horton
  • Catelynn Jacks
  • Jacob Lemon
  • Sara Miller
  • Diana Miramontes
  • Jordan Niccum
  • Lea Richard
  • Alexis Seacott
CPR certificates
  • Chelsea Allen
  • Seth Alva
  • Ethan Bilbee
  • Sharice Bilbee
  • Zach Boles
  • Allen Burton
  • Jonathan Cannon
  • Ro’Nae Collins
  • Lindsey Dulworth
  • Morgan Eakins
  • Thomas Erdman
  • Michaela Eyer
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Kiley Goins
  • Alicia Goodman
  • Jesse Henry
  • Raven Horton
  • Haley Howard
  • Catelynn Jacks
  • Amanda Jackson
  • Jacob Lemon
  • Toni’a Love
  • Jodasha McCain
  • Shelby McVey
  • Cindy Medina
  • John Mooy
  • Rose Perry
  • Kati Pogue
  • Kim Ray
  • Cameron Reynolds
  • Edward Reynolds
  • Lea Richard
  • Shavaun Sanders
  • Alexis Seacott
  • Sierra Speed
  • Anna Trujillo
  • Amber Baty
  • Travis Barnes
  • Jonnie Bricker
  • Charnez Bowlds
  • Dezirea Carey
  • Nya Carradine
  • Pooja Chohan
  • Jordan Clark
  • Nathan Cook
  • Tyler Couchman
  • Shantell Davis
  • Darrian Dils
  • Ar’Tisa Drake
  • Reenisha Fields
  • Lynai Foreman
  • Kristian Frakes
  • Kyle Franks
  • Brianna Garr
  • Tyler Hale
  • Aaron Hanson
  • Gabrielle Harpham
  • Emilee Henning
  • Gabriele Hernandez
  • Dalon Hill
  • Courtney Huston
  • LaKesha Jackson
  • Diamond Johnson
  • Je’Von Johnson
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Seairra Johnston
  • Heidi Jones
  • Lula Jordan
  • Tamara Keehn
  • Kelsey Kimes
  • Tara King
  • Daniel LaDage
  • Lucas Larson
  • Countey Lauri
  • Katicia Lindsey
  • David Linna
  • Angela LoMax
  • Verlista Luckey
  • Shaylee Marshall
  • Delvon Martin
  • Anna Martinez
  • Felecia McCray
  • Latesha Meadows
  • Tiffany Mettert
  • Josh Melton
  • Matthew Monroe
  • Erik Moon
  • Malikah Moore
  • Brittany Morris
  • Emilie Nielander
  • Brodie O’Banion
  • Evan Pauley
  • Alison Pence
  • Misty Poling
  • Kelsey Porter
  • Roger Pryor
  • Darquaun Randolph
  • Ciara Riley
  • Kaleb Robison
  • Diego Rodriquez
  • Chelsea Royse
  • Tre’Vaughn Sanders
  • Seana Scott
  • Countey Seeler
  • Kayetlin Shady
  • Kohleman Shannon
  • Sarah Sharp
  • Andrew Smelser
  • Jeremain Smith
  • Joe Smith
  • Katelynn Stratton
  • Abigail Strong
  • Brianna Sweat
  • Chris Tate
  • Jared Taylor
  • Matt Thompson
  • Stephanie Thompson
  • Jordan Tierney
  • Hannah Trent
  • Shyanna Turner
  • Darrian Turrin
  • David Weber
  • Josie Whitton
  • Adam Woods
  • Jessica Wood
 

 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
NOTICE: The College and Career Fair has been postponed due to snow. It will be rescheduled for sometime in late April or early May. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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WHAT: Tucker Career and Technology Center's College and Career Fair and Spring Open House
 
WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013
 
WHERE: Tucker Career and Technology Center, 107 S. Pennsylvania St., Marion, Ind.


MARION (March 4, 2013) — As part of its annual Spring Open House, Tucker Career and Technology Center in Marion will host a College and Career Fair this week.

Visitors will be able to speak with representatives from dozens of colleges and several area businesses at the event, set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, and open to the public.

But there will be much more than just information available during the fair.

With the March 10 state aid deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid looming, there will also be another opportunity for students and families to get help filling out and filing this crucial form. Project Leadership will be helping at the FAFSA lab at Tucker during the fair hours.

Tucker criminal justice students will be offering fingerprinting services for the child identification kits that will be available to parents. Tucker nursing students will be offering health screenings including blood pressure tests.

Fair attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in fun activities listed in the Passport, distributed to Grant County students last summer. To go along with those activities, which will be housed throughout the building, visitors can build an “upside-down” ice cream sundae, getting various toppings as they go, then ending up with the ice cream on top of it all at the end of their tour.

And, of course, the event offers Grant County students considering attending classes at Tucker the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities.

Colleges/universities planning to attend:
  • Ancilla College
  • Anderson University
  • Ball State University
  • Bethel College
  • Butler University
  • DePauw University
  • Earlham College
  • Franklin College
  • Goshen College
  • Huntington University
  • Indiana Tech
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • IPFW
  • IU-Kokomo
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Lincoln Tech
  • Manchester College
  • Marian Collage
  • Notre Dame University
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • St. Joseph College
  • St. Mary of the Woods
  • Taylor University
  • Trine University
  • University of Evansville
  • Valparaiso University
  • Vincennes University
  • Wabash College

Businesses and organizations planning to attend:
  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Bridges to Health
  • Carey Services
  • Cradle School
  • Dollar General
  • Dunhams
  • Early Head Start
  • Family Service Society
  • The Grand Cupcakery
  • GP Designs
  • Grant County Minority Health Coalition
  • Grant County Special Education Co-Op
  • Learning for Life
  • Main Street Marion
  • Marion General Hospital
  • Marines
  • Premier Home Health Care
  • Pro Resources Staffing
  • VIA Credit Union
  • Walmart Distribution Center
  • Wesleyan Health & Rehabilitation
  • WorkOne