Marion Public Schools
Official news on Continued Learning Plan will be coming from MPS soon. For now, here some accomplishments to celebrate! Give a shout out to teachers and students if you know them! From Mr. Mayer: Jacelyn M, Kaylee B, Alekz R, and Mackenzie S have all completed a variety of American History. Nicholas N. and and Mason S. submitted their persuasion presentation. From Ms. Baker: Alivia E. completed chapter #11-21 English IV novel reading organizers and the character quotes activity. Darian T. and Rylie R. have completed their 10 required Senior Volunteer hours. Jacelyn M. completed her Spanish 1 Verb conjugation worksheet packet, Verb Slideshow project, and the grammar and reading workbook pages. The 6th graders have answered 100 social studies questions on IXL. Mrs. Quist's 3rd graders have answered 100 science questions on IXL.
about 16 hours ago, Marion Public Schools
Diana Salisbury
If you have not picked up your child's chrome book, classroom supplies or the contents of their locker, please call, send a facebook message, or email to school and arrangements will be made for those items to get home.
about 18 hours ago, Diana Salisbury
Diana Salisbury
Friday, April 10 is Good Friday, Therefore, the breakfasts and lunches will be delivered on Thursday for both Thursday and Friday. Again, no meals will be delivered on Friday but your child will receive two days worth of each meal on Thursday.
2 days ago, Diana Salisbury
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and academically will be important in the next weeks. MPS is pleased to see students accessing Suite360 (aka marion360.org )to learn self-care. The following middle school and high school students have mastered these lessons! WAY TO GO! Gabby D. and Shawntay V.: Dangers of Self Injury Emily C. and Dawson T.: You Can Make an Impact on Your World Elizabeth F.: My Gifts, My Passions Ethan R.: Respectful Conversations about Tough Topics Jennifer F.: Stress Strategies You Can Use And...1st grader, Mia D.: It Takes Your WHOLE Body to Listen Well
2 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Loving all the Levels of Learning!! Giving a "hear-hear" to the following achievements! Mrs. McCrimmon's kindergarten class has outstanding completion of 15,000 IXL math questions so far this year! Gunner M., 7th grader, has completed ALL 3 study paths for 7th grade math using EdReady! Bonnie K., completed her Algebra I assignment from Mrs. Grimm AND finished the first 8th grade math study path in EdReady!
2 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
WHO'S practicing math? Kindergarten kids!! Brantley E.achieved excellence in 50 Kindergarten math skills! Devon S.spent 10 hours practicing math, achieved excellence in 50 kindergarten math skills and answered 2,000 math questions! Annabelle E.achieved excellence in 20 kindergarten math skills! Way to grow and way to learn using IXL!!
3 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
IXL is used for math practice in grades K-6. During our distance learning, IXL has also opened science and social studies for our students. Way to go, sixth graders in Mrs. Deighton’s science classes for taking advantage of this opportunity! ♥️🦅🔬🧪🌱
4 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Mrs. Baker has some new progress to announce from her students in Spanish and English! Bonnie K. turned in her Spanish 1 Review Packet Worksheets and her Verb Project. Elizabeth B. turned in her Spanish 1 Review Packet Worksheets. Liz has also read about 18 new books cover-to-cover as she found a new series or two. Riley K. and Alivia E. completed all the English IV Exit Target Tasks from our novel, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. Thank you all for your learning efforts!!
4 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Diana Salisbury
Marion Public Schools is continuing to provide breakfast and lunch for children during this difficult time. We have stations at the Winterifleld Township Hall, Redding Township Hall, Middle Branch Township Hall, the Dighton Store and the Elementary School Parking Lot. We are asking adults to not vacate their vehicle when picking up meals. If you are able, please pull your vehicle up next to the bus and pop your trunk where the meals will be deposited.
4 days ago, Diana Salisbury
Anthony Baldwin
There is another Personal Finance student that deserves recognition. Congratulations to junior, Morgan Wetherford, for completing this course before we left school in March! Outstanding dedication, Morgan!
7 days ago, Anthony Baldwin
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Some high school students have an online Personal Finance class, that is part of their regular class schedule, monitored by Mr. Baldwin. Congratulations to junior, Riley Moggo, for completing this course! Outstanding dedication, Riley!
7 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Public Schools
A few more First Grade Feats... Mia D., Kinley E., Isaiah M., Brady M., and Preston T. have read themselves to Accelerated Reader Excellence by passing AR Quizzes. Way to go, we love your reading progress!
7 days ago, Marion Public Schools
Marion Public Schools
Accomplishment announcements in the math world: Emily C, eighth grader, has reached a milestone in her math practice/review resources. She's worked hard to get here and is moving on to the next phase. Yay, Emily! 1st graders, Mia D. completed Addition Facts A to Z in Rocket Math. and Braelynn D., Isaiah M., Brady M., Lilianne R. and Preston T.e have all received Certificates of Achievement in IXL for answering the 100 questions needed to complete a math skill(s)
7 days ago, Marion Public Schools
Chris Arrington
Folks, Please check out this information from our friends at Central Michigan Community Mental Heath... https://5il.co/em4x
7 days ago, Chris Arrington
Marion Public Schools
Here are a few more knowledge-gaining accomplishments! Keep it up!! Alyssa C. and Collin M., sixth graders, also completed their packets on 5 themes of geography; as well as Mackenzie S. in eighth grade. Mackenzie isn't just tackling geography because she also finished all 8 ReadWorks articles for her English teacher, Mrs. Louwers. That means she's read 2,500 words recently and you know what happens when you read...
8 days ago, Marion Public Schools
Chris Arrington
Folks, Our friends at Osceola County Emergency Management have condensed a list of resources many might need to access. We are just trying to help them get this important information out. The following link should take you to the resources: https://local.nixle.com/alert/7910734/?sub_id=5196255 We hope everyone is safe and well!
8 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen: I just received this official statement from Governor Whitmer's office: Please know we are working behind the scenes with the staff to help maintain the best school experience we can provide for our students during these troubled times. - Chris Arrington Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year Executive Order sets guidelines for remote learning, ensures teachers, school employees will be paid for remainder of school year LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders all K-12 school buildings to close for the remainder of the school year — unless restrictions are lifted — and ensures continuing of learning by setting guidelines for remote learning. District facilities may be used by public school employees and contractors for the purposes of facilitating learning at a distance while also practicing social distancing. “My number one priority right now is protecting Michigan families from the spread of COVID-19. For the sake of our students, their families, and the more than 100,000 teachers and staff in our state, I have made the difficult decision to close our school facilities for the remainder of the school year,” Governor Whitmer said. “As a parent, I understand the challenge closing schools creates for parents and guardians across the state, which is why we are setting guidelines for schools to continue remote learning and ensuring parents have resources to continue their children’s education from the safety of their homes. There is no video chat or homework packet that can replace the value of a highly trained, experienced teacher working with students in a classroom, but we must continue to provide equitable educational opportunities for students during this public health crisis.” The Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators and the Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers are currently developing a Continuity of Learning Plan template application for schools to utilize in order to create their localized plan. The application will be made available by April 3. District plans will need to detail how districts will provide opportunities for students to learn remotely and how schools will manage and monitor their progress. It will also provide information on how parents and guardians can learn more about the local plan. Each district must have its plan approved by their regional intermediate school district before being implemented. Public school academies must have their plans approved by their authorizer. Districts can also partner with one another to create joint plans. Every district’s plan will be different and will reflect what’s best and feasible for their community. A plan can include learning by any number of modes of instruction delivery, including a hybrid approach. However they are designed, districts must ensure their plans are appropriate, equitable and accessible for students and families. If the plan relies on some online instruction, the district should ensure every student who needs it has access to an appropriate device with an ability to connect to the internet. Students and families will not be penalized if they are unable to participate in their alternate learning plan. Schools should continue to provide mental health care services for students, to the extent possible, and should be ready and willing to help efforts to establish disaster relief childcare centers. School districts will also continue to provide meals for families who need them during the COVID-19 crisis. If any schools have unused personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies or other materials, they are allowed and encouraged to donate them to organizations that could put them to use. School districts will have the flexibility to adopt a balanced calendar for the 2019-2020 school year and/or to begin the 2020-2021 school year before Labor Day without having to seek additional approval. Teachers and school employees will be paid for the remainder of the school year. Student teachers will still be able to get a temporary certification and current teachers will still be able to get their certifications renewed, even if they can’t meet all the requirements due to COVID-19. All Michigan high school seniors will be given the opportunity to graduate this year so that they may make a successful postsecondary transition. Additionally, all standardized tests previously scheduled for the remainder of the school year, including the M-STEP and the SAT, will be canceled. There will be a date in October for rising high school seniors to take the SAT and for other high school students to take the PSAT. Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus.
8 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Dear Staff, The Governor is releasing a press release tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. I am sure it will be widely known by then, but I did want to share with you "in real time." It is anticipated she will not only cancel school for this year (June 30th), but a "plan" for how schools are to move forward. I hope you and your loved ones are well. Twitter: www.Twitter.com/MichStatePolice Facebook: www.Facebook.com/MichiganStatePolice
8 days ago, Chris Arrington
Marion Public Schools
Some of Mr. Henderson’s second grade students were able to catch up today using Google Hangout to discuss what they have been up to and share their thoughts about the current environment. It was great for them to see friends but not a substitute for being with them in person. Stay positive Marion!
9 days ago, Marion Public Schools
Dylan Zeilinger
9 days ago, Dylan Zeilinger
Chris Arrington
Folks, A correction: The last post indicated an incorrect date for the next Board of Education Meeting. The meeting will take place April 14th @ 6:00 p.m. More information will follow as the date approaches. Thank you.
9 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen, Please be advised the special board meeting scheduled for April 7th has been canceled. At this time, the meeting scheduled for April 15 will be taking place. The district will take appropriate steps to make sure public comment and attendance can take place virtually. Stay Safe and well!
9 days ago, Chris Arrington
Marion Public Schools
Guess what? It's the students! For many of the posts you've seen congratulating students on recent accomplishments, you may be wondering: is it the parents? Is it the teachers? Where does their motivation come from? Two seventh graders, Hannah B. and Josh B., have been using Suite360 (aka marion360.org) to continue to learn about themselves and for themselves. They know the resource and they're using it, ACEING 3 lessons connected to social emotional learning called: Ways to Nurture My Creativity, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and My Parents Don't Like My Friends--Now What? We are so proud of students taking charge of their learning and showing nothing can stop them! Way to go Hannah and Josh!!
10 days ago, Marion Public Schools
Marion Public Schools
Here's some more learning going on in the world of MPS! Three sixth graders, Jennifer F., Jaden K., and Cayden M., have finished their 5 themes of Geography/Corona virus presentations! As well as eighth graders, Mackenzie S., and Alekz R., who have completed their American History packets in Mr. Mayer's classes.
10 days ago, Marion Public Schools
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Learning from K to 12! Mia Geer, senior at MHS, has completed all the Exit Target Tasks for the English novel, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy! And 8th grader, Lila Krchmar, has completed her Spanish 1 verb conjugations slide show project. Way to go and que bueno!!! ♥️🦅🧠
10 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Yay for two kindergarten students in Mrs. Henderson's class!! IXL is a new tool for this age group at this point in the school year and Jesie and Jackson are rocking it!!
10 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Congratulations to Isabella N, who is a first grader, for mastering all of her addition math fact levels from A to Z using Rocket Math! Another Distance Learning Diva! Nice work, Isabella!! :)
11 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Public Schools
K-6 students, IXL.com is now offering free access to science and social studies, as well as our subscription to math. Also, instead of playing video games why not learn how to create them using block coding. Check out hourofcode.com/us/ learn for some fun online activities.🖥👊
11 days ago, Marion Public Schools
Diana Salisbury
Just a reminder that Marion Public Schools will still be providing breakfast and lunch for all children 0-18. You do not have to attend Marion Public Schools to receive this benefit. The buses are still transporting the meals to the various locations, the Winterfield Township Hall, Redding Township Hall, Middle Branch Township Hall, Dighton Store and the Elementary parking lot between the hours of 11:30 until 1 p.m.
11 days ago, Diana Salisbury
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Another Distance Learning Progress Milestone Miss Mara Jolly recently completed her first study path in math using EdReady (a personalized tutorial program for 4th-12th grades). This is the first of three paths for eighth graders. Nice work, Mara, keep it up!!
12 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
SOME HAPPY NEWS! Congratulations to sixth grader, Cayden McCrimmon, who just completed all operations of math facts (that's multiplication, division, addition and subtraction) in Xtramath today while distance learning! Way to go, Cayden! We are proud of you!!
14 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Chris Arrington
Folks, Please let us know if you are requesting a chromebook be assigned home to your currently enrolled student. As you know, there are not many folks able to work during shutdown, but all requests will be processed ASAP. Chromebooks can be picked up at Lunch drop-off locations, or with a specific request, we can even have one of our awesome drivers deliver one to your driveway! Please call the Elementary: 231-743-2486 ext.. 3, the MS/HS: 231-743-2486 ext. 2, or central office at 231-743-2486 ext. 1. Likewise, today we actually had a higher demand for lunches today than we had food to give out. Please call central office or email us at dsalis@marion.k12.mi.us if you desire lunch and were not able to access it. We have the ability to order more, but we really need your help so we can order ethically. Hang in there, Eagle Nation! Together we will prevail! - Chris Arrington, Superintendent
16 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen, Today Governor Whitmer released an Executive Order entitled, Stay Home, Stay Safe. For our school, this order basically means we will extend our current operating plan at least one more week, which is now April 13th. We will continue with our current level of food delivery through at least April 13th. Our teachers and administrators have been pleased to hear from so many parents who want instructional resources sent home! Thank You! We fully realize many of our resources provided are electronic. We also realize not all students have a viable device at home. In the next few days, if your child needs a chromebook to access instructional resources, please call your child’s school to make arrangements for one to be sent home. We also realize internet access is a problem for a significant portion of our families. Therefore, it is uncertain if sending a chromebook home is helpful or not. If enough parents let us know a chromebook is helpful, this might give the district reason to consider assigning a school-owned chromebook to all currently enrolled students. Please let us know! Elementary: 231-743-6251 MS/HS: 231-743-2836 Stay Safe and Well, Chris Arrington
17 days ago, Chris Arrington
Diana Salisbury
Marion Public Schools will continue to provide breakfast and lunch to any child 0-18 years of age AT NO COST. We have 5 stations for pick-up. Winterfield Township Hall, Middle Branch Township Hall, Redding Township Hall, Dighton Store and the Elementary School parking lot. Hours are from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday thru Friday. You do not have to live in the Marion School District to take advantage of this opportunity.
18 days ago, Diana Salisbury
Marion Public Schools
Many students and parents have picked up K-2 resources to work on over the next few weeks. Resource kits will be available at the elementary until 6:00. Let teachers know if you need an alternative day or time. See you there!
22 days ago, Marion Public Schools
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen, The purpose of today's update is two-fold. First, yesterday we indicated the MS/HS staff would be releasing teacher specific learning resources. These are included below. Secondly, the district is working internally to figure out ways to help with the limited internet access in the community and a potential roll-out plan to put chromebooks in the hands of currently enrolled students. The chromebook plan takes a good deal of planning and technological trouble-shooting before we can make them available. By mid next week, the district will know if making the chromebooks available is realistic, and if so, we will have a plan for dispersal and use. We apologize in advance for the poor formatting, but here are the secondary resources: Marion Jr/Sr High Long Distance Learning Opportunities Dear families, In our time away from school, we would like to provide you with an opportunity to still connect with your teachers and allow your learning to continue to make progress. Please see the following list of resources that you may access. If you have specific questions on materials and learning concepts; please feel free to email teachers directly. Our new app and school website, along with PowerSchool, have a list of email addresses for staff. Baker: classzone.com Google Classroom Baldwin: EdReady: https://michiganvirtual.edready.org/home Practice Math Login: Your school email Password: You set this XtraMath: https://xtramath.org/#/signin/student_other Practice Math Facts Login: click Sign in with Google (Red Button) Password: Typing.com: https://www.typing.com/student/login Practice Typing Login: Login with Google Password: No Red Ink: https://www.noredink.com/ Practice with grammar Login: On your cards Password: One your cards PowerSchool: https://psmar.wmisd.org/public/home.html Check your grades Login: On your cards Password: One your cards Prodigy: play.prodigygame.com Math Practice Login with Google Code: code.org CS Discoveries classes Login: school email Password: school password Cannell: Everything will be posted on Google Classroom and MM website: YouTube Noteflight Spotify MakeMusicFun MusicK8 Kahoot Chrome Music Lab Deighton: Keep reading!!! Use Booksnap Google Classroom (code: qi24u2hi) YOU are in a position that NO students in history have ever been; complete charge of your learning, your pace, technology options-- I’m here to help! Just consider yourself on choice learning for a couple weeks. Here is a link to a google doc to use Also shared on seminar google classroom, here’s the code if needed: r3gr3t7 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nEDyI7DxUFDGpIKLTKc5S-_9AKzmRmYN9xJot1cUaHI/edit?usp=sharing Ingleright: Flemming: Anatomy : Google classroom Look for activities and articles related to current unit Respiratory System and reinforcement of previous systems we have covered. Biology: Google classroom Science 8 : Check your school email for Google classroom invite Grimm: EdReady Juniors - Practice Edready SAT https://michiganvirtual.edready.org/ Login is your school email Password - you already created this - If you can’t remember, then reset it. My eighth graders in Algebra I - Work on 8th grade Edready https://michiganvirtual.edready.org/ Login is your school email Password - you already created this. If you can’t remember, then reset it Pearsonrealize - etext, sample lessons, video examples, vocab, quiz for every lesson - plus more For all Subjects Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II www.pearsonrealize.com Username is your school email. Password is Eagles with a capital E followed by 2 numbers I gave to students, no spaces. For Example: Eagles## Email me if you forgot your 2 numbers - mgrimm@marion.k12.mi.us Grundy: Schoology and Khan Academy US History -- https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/rise-to-world-power/1920s-america/a/jazz-and-the-lost-generation World History-- https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/1600s-1800s/imperialism/v/industrialization-and-imperialism Economics -- https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/microeconomics/supply-demand-equilibrium Ancient History -- https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/world-history-beginnings/ancient-india/e/ancient-indus-valley-and-shang-civilizations Jenema: Keeler: Fun Science Simulations for all grade levels and all fields of science: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations Kahn Academy links to understand infectious disease, pandemics and a little about the health care system. https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/infectious-diseases https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/current-issues-in-health-and-medicine https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/health-care-system-unit Specific class links: Chemistry resources from Kahn Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/electronic-structure-of-atoms#history-of-atomic-structure https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/atomic-structure-and-properties Physical Science: energy diagraming resource https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-physics-1/ap-work-and-energy/conservation-of-energy-ap/v/lol-diagrams Earth science: Flint and Michigan Water quality video links https://www.pbs.org/video/poisoned-water-jhhegn/ https://www.pbs.org/video/flints-deadly-water-pwsj3m/ https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/08/michigan-has-more-pfas-sites-than-other-states-theres-a-reason.html Science 7: Link to video shorts about engineering and the design process since we can’t quite start to design our solutions to the dog crate challenge. https://start-engineering.com/start-engineering-now/2019/4/3/8-great-videos-to-teach-the-engineering-design-process LaLone: Google Classroom Khan Academy Suite360 Louwers: English Google Classroom, 8th grade classroom code: qluccud; 7th grade classroom code: v63xpov Ed Ready for English-which will be google classroom Make sure to keep reading your bookshare books :) Mayer: Google Classroom Suite360 MIOpenBook: http://textbooks.wmisd.org/projectbacon.html McCrimmon: EdReady - all math classes (email me when you complete a key) Xtramath - Applied Math class Google Classroom for English - grammar practice and reading options Google classroom for Math classes - links to EdReady (all) and Desmos (Math 7&8) Mort: EdReady Suite360 Google Classroom Sutten: Dual students-check your email Michigan Virtual students-continue with your online classes Ingleright: Seminar: Xtramath, Suite 360, Typing.com Art 1: Rapid Fire Art Tutorials Draw some amazing things. Advance Shop, Shop 1, Middle school shop: Do some handcrafted projects at home or do some hands on work around the house with a family member, friend or neighbor. Examples: painting, refinish a table or dresser, fix some fencing, repair something. Make sure to use safety measures when working i.e. safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection. Email me and say Hi, let me know how you are doing. I miss you all and hope to see you soon!!
22 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Marion Jr/Sr High Long Distance Learning Opportunities Dear families, In our time away from school, we would like to provide you with an opportunity to still connect with your teachers and allow your learning to continue to make progress. Please see the following list of resources that you may access. If you have specific questions on materials and learning concepts; please feel free to email teachers directly. Our new app and school website, along with PowerSchool, have a list of email addresses for staff. Baker: classzone.com Google Classroom Baldwin: EdReady: https://michiganvirtual.edready.org/home Practice Math Login: Your school email Password: You set this XtraMath: https://xtramath.org/#/signin/student_other Practice Math Facts Login: click Sign in with Google (Red Button) Password: Typing.com: https://www.typing.com/student/login Practice Typing Login: Login with Google Password: No Red Ink: https://www.noredink.com/ Practice with grammar Login: On your cards Password: One your cards PowerSchool: https://psmar.wmisd.org/public/home.html Check your grades Login: On your cards Password: One your cards Suite 360: https://marion360.org/ Social Emotional Learning Login: Password: Prodigy: play.prodigygame.com Math Practice Login with Google Code: code.org CS Discoveries classes Login: school email Password: school password Cannell: Everything will be posted on Google Classroom and MM website: YouTube Noteflight Spotify MakeMusicFun MusicK8 Kahoot Chrome Music Lab Deighton: Keep reading!!! Use Booksnap Google Classroom (code: qi24u2hi) YOU are in a position that NO students in history have ever been; complete charge of your learning, your pace, technology options-- I’m here to help! Just consider yourself on choice learning for a couple weeks. Here is a link to a google doc to use Also shared on seminar google classroom, here’s the code if needed: r3gr3t7 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nEDyI7DxUFDGpIKLTKc5S-_9AKzmRmYN9xJot1cUaHI/edit?usp=sharing Ingleright: Flemming: Anatomy : Google classroom Look for activities and articles related to current unit Respiratory System and reinforcement of previous systems we have covered. Biology: Google classroom Science 8 : Check your school email for Google classroom invite Grimm: EdReady Juniors - Practice Edready SAT https://michiganvirtual.edready.org/ Login is your school email Password - you already created this - If you can’t remember, then reset it. My eighth graders in Algebra I - Work on 8th grade Edready https://michiganvirtual.edready.org/ Login is your school email Password - you already created this. If you can’t remember, then reset it Pearsonrealize - etext, sample lessons, video examples, vocab, quiz for every lesson - plus more For all Subjects Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II www.pearsonrealize.com Username is your school email. Password is Eagles with a capital E followed by 2 numbers I gave to students, no spaces. For Example: Eagles## Email me if you forgot your 2 numbers - mgrimm@marion.k12.mi.us Grundy: Schoology and Khan Academy US History -- https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/rise-to-world-power/1920s-america/a/jazz-and-the-lost-generation World History-- https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/1600s-1800s/imperialism/v/industrialization-and-imperialism Economics -- https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/microeconomics/supply-demand-equilibrium Ancient History -- https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/world-history-beginnings/ancient-india/e/ancient-indus-valley-and-shang-civilizations Jenema: Keeler: Fun Science Simulations for all grade levels and all fields of science: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations Kahn Academy links to understand infectious disease, pandemics and a little about the health care system. https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/infectious-diseases https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/current-issues-in-health-and-medicine https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/health-care-system-unit Specific class links: Chemistry resources from Kahn Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/electronic-structure-of-atoms#history-of-atomic-structure https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/atomic-structure-and-properties Physical Science: energy diagraming resource https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-physics-1/ap-work-and-energy/conservation-of-energy-ap/v/lol-diagrams Earth science: Flint and Michigan Water quality video links https://www.pbs.org/video/poisoned-water-jhhegn/ https://www.pbs.org/video/flints-deadly-water-pwsj3m/ https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/08/michigan-has-more-pfas-sites-than-other-states-theres-a-reason.html Science 7: Link to video shorts about engineering and the design process since we can’t quite start to design our solutions to the dog crate challenge. https://start-engineering.com/start-engineering-now/2019/4/3/8-great-videos-to-teach-the-engineering-design-process LaLone: Google Classroom Khan Academy Suite360 Louwers: English Google Classroom, 8th grade classroom code: qluccud; 7th grade classroom code: v63xpov Ed Ready for English-which will be google classroom Make sure to keep reading your bookshare books :) Mayer: Google Classroom Suite360 MIOpenBook: http://textbooks.wmisd.org/projectbacon.html McCrimmon: EdReady - all math classes (email me when you complete a key) Xtramath - Applied Math class Google Classroom for English - grammar practice and reading options Google classroom for Math classes - links to EdReady (all) and Desmos (Math 7&8) Mort: EdReady Suite360 Google Classroom Sutten: Dual students-check your email Michigan Virtual students-continue with your online classes Ingleright: Seminar: Xtramath, Suite 360, Typing.com Art 1: Rapid Fire Art Tutorials Draw some amazing things. Advance Shop, Shop 1, Middle school shop: Do some handcrafted projects at home or do some hands on work around the house with a family member, friend or neighbor. Examples: painting, refinish a table or dresser, fix some fencing, repair something. Make sure to use safety measures when working i.e. safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection. Email me and say Hi, let me know how you are doing. I miss you all and hope to see you soon!!
22 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
The secondary teachers have created a robust list of electronic resources for students. The list is so robust, it will come in a SEPARATE MESSAGE, which will be sent tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th. The secondary resources are electronic, and we realize not all secondary students have made arrangements to take their chromebook home. Parents who want their children to have access to the school chromebook and instructional resources simply need to call the MS/HS office at (231) 743-2836. Arrangements can be easily made to sign out a chromebook and the district could even get it to your home if transportation is an issue. Ladies and Gentlemen, PLEASE help us get the word out about the new district app. It will make parent and student access to this type of information and resources so much more convenient and timely. Please tell everyone with a vested interest in Marion Public Schools to download our free App!
23 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Parents and Guardians, Our K-12 instruction team met yesterday to refine our plan to provide students with quality learning resources during the school shutdown. The plan included in this message could change completely if the shutdown extends beyond April 6th. Instructional resources at all levels will be available beginning Thursday, March 19th. At the elementary, two plans exist: Kindergarten - Second grade teachers have created practice packets for your children to use at home. If you choose to participate, packets can be picked up at our elementary school front door tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th, from 11:00 - 6:00. If these hours do not work for you, please let us know. Grades 3-5 Teachers encourage your child to access the digital resources on our Marion app/website under Elementary resources. These include IXL, RAZ kids, Spellingcity, Typing.com. In addition, your child can log onto their own Rocket Math account, go to PBSkids, ABCYA, Prodigy, take an AR quiz (during school hours only), etc. If your child cannot remember their username and password please email your child’s teacher. Also, have your child read a book, play a game, go for a walk, do a chore, etc. jquist@marion.k12.mi.us mbell@marion.k12.mi.us tclark@marion.k12.mi.us The secondary teachers have created a robust list of electronic resources for students. The list is so robust, it will come in a SEPARATE MESSAGE, which will be sent tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th. The secondary resources are electronic, and we realize not all secondary students have made arrangements to take their chromebook home. Parents who want their children to have access to the school chromebook and instructional resources simply need to call the MS/HS office at (231) 743-2836. Arrangements can be easily made to sign out a chromebook and the district could even get it to your home if transportation is an issue. Ladies and Gentlemen, PLEASE help us get the word out about the new district app. It will make parent and student access to this type of information and resources so much more convenient and timely. Please tell everyone with a vested interest in Marion Public Schools to download our free App! I am proud of our staff's commitment to serving our community the best we can during this difficult time! Best wishes of health and wellness to your entire families.
23 days ago, Chris Arrington
Marion Public Schools
MPS Family: Some of our staff collaborated today to organize learning opportunities for our students. Stay tuned as information for K-12 will be coming. Now would be a great time to download the Marion Public Schools app if you haven't already. Our website also has the same info
24 days ago, Marion Public Schools
Chris Arrington
Winterfield, Redding, and Middle Branch Township Halls are the locations that will have free sack lunches available to all currently enrolled MPS students beginning this morning at 11:30 a.m. Adults can purchase sack lunches for $3. We hope to see you at one of the locations before 1:00 pm today. We intend on offering this service M-F through April 3rd. A special thanks to our entire transportation department fro volunteering to disperse the lunches! Michael, Marylou, Holly, Rusty, Sandy, Goldie and Tony have really gone ABOVE AND BEYOND this time! Thank you, DRIVERS!
24 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen, To provide some clarification on sack lunch dispersal beginning tomorrow, please know currently enrolled students must be present to receive a FREE lunch. Adults may purchase a lunch for $3 each. My apologies for not including this on the original message.
25 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen: Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, Marion Public Schools will be providing a FREE Lunch for all students currently enrolled in our district. There will be five pickup locations in the boundaries of our district. In addition to our elementary campus, lunches can also be picked up at the following parking lots: Redding Township Hall, Winterfield Township Hall, Middle Branch Township Hall, and the Dighton Store. Pickup times will range from 11:30-1:00 p.m. weekdays.
25 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen, Please know we will be finalizing arrangements on Monday to provide up to two meals per day to our students through April 5th. If we can't bring meals to drop off locations (it is against rules to drop food off at individual houses)on Monday, then we will do everything in our power to make this happen beginning Tuesday. Please tell all those who are interested to stay tuned for details. Stay safe!
27 days ago, Chris Arrington
Diana Salisbury
Ladies and Gentlemen: Please be advised the State of Michigan has issued a mandatory shutdown of all K-12 Schools beginning today at 6 p.m. Schools are slated to reopen April 6, 2020. Please stay tuned for the numerous updates that are to follow.
28 days ago, Diana Salisbury
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Sixth graders are rapidly finishing a unit on how cells work and the spread of viruses, a very relevant topic currently. One of the final lessons is on evaluating designs with possible treatments for a fictitious disease. Soon they will tackle their challenge of optimizing treatment choice to be sure to select the best possible choice. Today’s lesson used pasta towers to support a marshmallow; using optimization to improve their tower design and achieve the desired result.
28 days ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen, As a result of the guidance given by the Michigan Department of Education, tonight’s K-1 concert has been postponed. A new date will be chosen when the district is granted clearance by the State of Michigan. Please check the district website and Facebook page for other event cancellations and information. Sincerely, Chris Arrington
29 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen, As a result of the guidance given by the Michigan Department of Education, tonight’s K-1 concert has been postponed. A new date will be chosen when the district is granted clearance by the State of Michigan. Please check the district website and Facebook page for other event cancellations and information. Sincerely, Chris Arrington
29 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen, I will apologize in advance for the length of this post. I feel it necessary to provide an update regarding Coronavirus. Many state organizations are "shutting down" and postponing key events for the foreseeable future. These include the Michigan Mass Band competition, the statewide Robotics competition, and the Governor's strong urging to cease and desist from large organizational meetings as a whole. Perhaps the most potentially unpopular restrictions have just been handed down by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. Please know the following procedures are not those of Marion Public Schools. Instead, we will comply with the following rules and compliance guidelines: From MHSAA - Host managers need to communicate with competing schools in determining facility arrival & entry protocols, pregame warm-up time and efficient postgame & departure plans. Each competing school will be allowed an ENTRY LIST of no more than fifty (50) individuals that will only include parents/legal guardians and essential administrators. This list will be generated and coordinated by each competing school’s athletic director. No admission will be charged for this list of 50 individuals. The host manager will determine whether competing schools will provide the list and have those names “checked off” upon entry or simply provide those individuals on each school’s list a ticket that will allow entry. In either case, the entry list must be provided to the host manager prior to doors opening. Doors will open to spectators no earlier than 30 minutes prior to game time, and the facility needs to be cleared of these spectators immediately following the end of the game and presentation of awards. Encourage social distancing among those spectators. Note that this entry list of no more than 50 individuals does NOT include bench personnel that consists of players, coaches and other bench staff (e.g. athletic trainer) within the published limits in the MHSAA Basketball PSTI & Tournament Managers Materials. Each team may also provide one person at the scorer’s table to handle the team’s scorebook. Host sites should only have essential game personnel onsite which includes the announcer, official scorer, timer/scoreboard operator and other essential staff/security that will coordinate the teams, officials and the limited numbers of spectators. Only credentialed MHSAA media members should be allowed admittance to your game. We are allowing credentialed media to document and tell the story of what occurs when so many individuals are not able to attend. Also know that there will be no pregame or postgame handshakes between teams/officials. There will be no cheerleaders or pep bands at any tournament site. As always, no artificial noisemakers are allowed at any indoor tournament site. Concession stands are optional and are not essential. The decision to have these available is made by the host manager. We understand that these are unprecedented times in our athletic event history. We thank everyone in advance for your cooperation and positive spirit in making this the very best experience possible for the kids involved during these incredibly challenging circumstances. Please stay tuned to the new district website, which now features real-time news and posts on the home-page. Individual cancellations will be posted on the website, facebook, and when appropriated automated texts/calls will be sent to those who are subscribed. Respectfully, Chris Arrington, Superintendent
29 days ago, Chris Arrington
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen: I feel it necessary to update everyone on the Coronavirus as it relates to the immediate future here at Marion Public Schools. First, Governor Whittmer issued a "State of Emergency" here in Michigan, and our state now has two confirmed cases. Both MSU and CMU have shut down their respective campuses. Superintendents have been alerted more news is to follow today at 5 pm, to explain of what a "State of Emergency" means for a K-12 school. At this moment, MHSAA is advising schools to NOT CANCEL athletic events as a precaution. However, we just received word that this weekend's robotics competition was postponed by First Robotics. We realize there is contradiction on the state level, but this is the information we have at this time. If there are significant details from today's 5 pm press release, we will share with our staff, parents, and community. Thank you for staying tuned on this issue. Please take precaution and stay safe out there.
30 days ago, Chris Arrington
Marion Public Schools
Here is a reminder from our Marion Youth Baseball and Softball Leagues. You still have some time to sign up tonight, or catch them next Monday at the elementary school.
about 1 month ago, Marion Public Schools
Marion Jr/Sr High School
MHS Drama Club Spring Production is in the works! Save the dates: May 8 and 10!!
about 1 month ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Here is sneak peek of early morning play rehearsal with MHS drama club. Stay tuned for more information! ♥️🦅🎬
about 1 month ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen, While there is no lack of information regarding the Coronavirus, It is appropriate to share the information from Central Michigan District Health Department. In addition to the resources packed in this website, https://www.cmdhd.org/novel-coronavirus, a letter will be going home with K-6 Students today.
about 1 month ago, Chris Arrington
Marion Public Schools
The jv and varsity girls’ basketball teams recorded wins over Big Rapids Crossroads tonight. Great job girls!👍. The varsity will play NMC at NMC Monday at 6:00 for districts. Come out and cheer the girls on to victory!
about 1 month ago, Marion Public Schools
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Hey all you Eagles fans, stand up and clap your hands…for community night!! Free admission, 50/50 drawing and Eagle nest prize drawing at the boys’ basketball game Fri. Feb 28! JV tip off at 6:00 and it’s Senior Night!! Eagle pride sponsored by Marion Athletic Boosters. ♥️🦅🏀&🍿
about 1 month ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
The 7th and 8th grade band performed a “dress rehearsal” today for students. They will perform on Tuesday at Band Festival as will the high school band. We wish you the best!! ♥️🦅🎵
about 1 month ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Public Schools
A friendly reminder from the Marion basketball program: Per the original schedule, there is no 3rd-8th grade basketball clinic for Sat. Feb. 22. Middle school girls’ teams have an all day tournament. Go out and show your support!
about 1 month ago, Marion Public Schools
Chris Arrington
Ladies and Gentlemen, This is Chris Arrington of Marion Public Schools. This text and voicemail is simply a TEST of our new Automated Messaging Application. Our district now has its own app, which is free to download at the Apple or Google Play Store! I am not sure about the Apple Store, but when it comes to Android devices, go to Google Play and type in "Marion Public Schools" or "Marion PS". Regardless of what you type in, you need to look for our traditional logo (on our letterhead). Consider the App as your "One Stop Shop" for all district news and happenings. We will also have a new website that will be packed with information! Please make sure anyone in your home who wants "Robo-Calls" (For snow days and time-sensitive communications) has corrected and updated phone information on file in our offices. Thank You
about 1 month ago, Chris Arrington
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Congratulations to the Marion Jr/Sr Choir for their great festival performance today! They worked very hard and earned a II medal rating! Keep it up!
about 1 month ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Chris Arrington
Marion Public Schools is launching a new mobile app that helps students, parents, and community members know what is happening on campus, right from their phones. We know that families are using smartphones as a primary means to communicate. That’s why we’ve created an app that is custom-built for mobile. On the app, you can find documents, contact information for staff, and event information. You can download the app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
about 1 month ago, Chris Arrington
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Two wins tonight for girls jv and varsity basketball! The varsity team is now 11 and 3 in conference and 14 and 4 overall. Score of their game tonight was 50-27. Way to go, Eagles!! ♥️🦅🏀
about 1 month ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Attention MHS choir members and parents: Because of the weather forecast for tomorrow, festival has been moved to Wednesday. Please know that CHOIR FESTIVAL IS ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19. Please contact Ms. Cannell with any questions. Thank you.
about 1 month ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
The varsity boys basketball team scored a W tonight! Go Eagles!! ♥️🦅🏀
about 1 month ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Peer Advisory Council of Teens (MPACT) is having two fundraisers at tonight’s home boys basketball game. JV starts at 6:00. Come out to cheer on your Eagle teams and support MPACT with School Store table and Chuck-a-Duck. ♥️🦅🏀
about 1 month ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
You are looking at the MHS Varsity Cheer team that took FIRST PLACE today in Houghton Lake!! The smiles say a lot! ♥️🦅🥇🏆
2 months ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Great week of 🦅 spirit; whether it was dressing for spirit days, the student organized pep assembly, or the game and the dance, MHS enjoyed it!!
2 months ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Public Schools
Both the JV and Varsity girls basketball teams brought home victories over Pentwater tonight. JV won 30-25 and Varsity won 53-41. Congrats!
2 months ago, Marion Public Schools
Marion Public Schools
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2 months ago, Marion Public Schools
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Congratulations to the seniors of our varsity competitive cheer team: Alyssa Thompson and Riley Kischnick! Big thanks to Coach Prielipp too!
2 months ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School
Marion Public Schools
Check out this video created by MPACT students to sell our customized water bottles! http://bit.ly/39g6iUr
2 months ago, Marion Public Schools
Marion Public Schools
MPACT students finished up the Super-Bowl sub sale with a factory of fun and sub making. Thanks to all who ordered. If you missed it this year’s sale, we’ll catch you next year!!
2 months ago, Marion Public Schools
Marion Jr/Sr High School
Congratulations to the boys’ varsity basketball team for taking the conference win at Crossroads tonight! Both middle school girls’ teams won this morning against Mesick, too! Great day for Eagle basketball!! ♥️🦅🏀
2 months ago, Marion Jr/Sr High School