The Marion County School District will apply for Federal Programs funding, including Titles I, II and Title VI for the 2015-2016 school year. For questions or comments, call the Federal Programs office at 601-736-0640, or visit the office at 1010 Hwy 13 North, Columbia, MS during normal business hours.
Dakota Fanning, actor and the newest artist ambassador for the nonprofit Save the Children, visited preschoolers at East Marion Elementary School. These students are part of Save the Children’s sponsorship program, which gives kids the gift of a brighter future through learning opportunities. Fanning was a natural with the kids. She got down on the floor with them and read some of their favorite books, including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle and I Went Walking by Sue Williams. Save the Children’s sponsorship program helps to give kids a strong start in life and the best chance for success. If you’re interested in learning more about sponsoring a child, check out savethechildren.org/sponsorship. Photo by Mark Bella for Save the Children.
Pictured above, West Marion School nurse, Rebecca Clarke, was chosen as the South Region School Nurse of the year by the Mississippi School Nurse Association (MSNA). She was presented with this award by Diane Chaney, President of the MSNA. The Association’s mission is to promote quality school health programs, strengthen the professional growth of school nurses, and advance the practice of school nursing. The recipient of this award is chosen because they exhibit evidence of excellence in school nursing practice based on Scope and Standards of Professional School Nursing Practice (National Association of School Nurses and American Nurses Association, 2005).
The Mississippi Association of Educators annually sponsors a Spelling Bee, which gives students grades 1-8 the opportunity to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. In addition to improving students' spelling skills and increasing their vocabularies, spelling bee participation provides valuable experience in developing poise - a necessary skill for success in public speaking, performing arts, and athletics.
Our students participated in school level bees and the winner from each participating school competed at the district level for a chance to compete in Jackson for the Mississippi Championship Spelling Bee Title. The winner at the district level, Natassiera from East Marion High competed with twenty-five other students from across Mississippi for this title. We are so proud of her for advancing on to this level.
Participants are for the group picture from left to right: Chase - West Marion Primary- 3rd grade, Jarvas - East Marion Elementary - 6th grade, Amanda - West Marion Elementary- 5th grade, and Natassiera – East Marion High- 7th grade- County Winner
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