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News for Little Giants Preschool

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
YOU are invited to the Giant Challenge, coming up Friday through Sunday, July 22-24!

This is a great event that brings alumni back and community members out to support and celebrate the Marion Giants of yesterday, today, and tomorrow! Proceeds support Marion Community Schools athletics and arts programs. It's an event you don't want to miss.

Online registration options are closed at this point, but you can still sign up or buy spectator passes at the gate!
  • Are you an MHS alum who would like to participate in the friendly athletes vs. alumni competitions? You can register at the events! Click here for more information.
  • Do you just want to watch the athletes vs. alumni games? A weekend spectator pass is only $10 per adult! (Students high school and younger get in free.) You can pay at the gate for any event. This pass gets you into any sporting event all weekend. Want to check out the full weekend schedule? Click here. 
  • Are you interested in participating the Giant Pride Run/Walk? Come out to the MHS stadium / track Saturday, July 23! Registration / check-in is from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Race starts at 8:30. Click here to view course details.
  • Do you want to participate in Lights Out Bowling with pro bowler and MHS alum Ronnie Russell? Be at Crest Lanes at 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 22! (MHS alum Sammy Miles will be providing live music that night!)
  • Don't miss the Walton Center Choral Reunion show! (Broadway star and MHS alum Jim Walton will be there, along with dozens of choral alumni. You don't want to miss this!) Buy $10 tickets at the door at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24 at MHS's Walton Performing Arts Center.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The school year is fast approaching!

Our phone lines for Little Giants Preschool are not working since our office is currently being moved. We are working to keep up with all of our emails! Thank you for your patience. Please email Preschool Director Kerri Wortinger ( with questions.

Haven't registered yet? We are accepting applications and paperwork 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Marion High School on July 19 and 20. Otherwise, please email Kerri Wortinger at the email listed above.

We are looking forward to an amazing year!

Here's a roundup of answers to frequently asked questions around this time of year:

What time do classes start?
Please click here to view our class times.

Are uniforms required?
Little Giants do NOT have to wear school uniforms. (FYI, no MCS schools require uniforms. Click here to view the MCS dress code.)

What school supplies do students need?
Click here to view the supply lists for Little Giants Preschool (and all MCS grades).

When is the first day of school?
The first day of the 2016-17 school year is Tuedsay, Aug. 9!

When will I find out who my child's teacher is? 
You will be receiving a welcome letter with more information from your child's teacher the first week of August.

Is there an Open House planned?
Open House for Little Giants will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8.

Is transportation available?
There is not transportation for preschool at this time. (There may be some exceptions for special needs preschool. Contact the Special Services Department for more information.

Do students have to be signed in every day?
YES - Little Giants will need to be signed in and out everyday for security.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees will accept applications for a vacant Board position for District III. 

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a registered voter
  • Must have resided in the school corporation for at least one year.
  • Reside in District III (includes Center and Washington townships outside the civil city of Marion but within the boundaries of the Marion Community Schools district - precincts: Center 10, 11, 15, 20, 24, parts of Washington 3 and 4)
Term: Ends December 31, 2016

Application Process:
  • Submit a letter of interest and resume or background information (include your contact information)  to:
Marion Community Schools
Office of the Superintendent
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN   46953
  • Please respond by Friday, August 5, 2016. 

All applicants will be reviewed by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees.  

Contact person:
Mrs. Patty Barney (
Marion High School District Offices
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
(765) 662-2546 ext. 125
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News It's an exciting time at Little Giants Preschool!

We are looking for high quality applicants to fill teacher and educational assistant positions. To apply, click here.  

Come join us as we plan with a purpose through play!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Over the next several weeks, the Marion Community Schools district offices will be relocating to a different section of the Marion High School building, to make room for the new Marion Regional Career Center. 

District offices are moving to the southwest corner of MHS, at the front of the building. 

We ask for your patience once again as we undertake this move. The best way to reach an individual staffer during this time will likely be email. Click here for our staff directory

The Marion Regional Career Center (formerly known as the Tucker Career and Technology Center) will be moving from the building at Ind. 18 and Pennsylvania Street to the east side of Marion High School where the district offices were located in the 2015-16 school year. This move will open up exciting new opportunities for more MHS students.

During this move MRCC staff will likely be best reached by email as well. Click here for our staff directory. 

In addition, much of the Little Giants Preschool staff is relocating this summer in to our elementary schools. During this move, email will likely be the best way to reach them. Click here for our staff directory. For enrollment questions, please email Preschool Director Kerri Wortinger,