Upcoming Testing Dates!
Thursday, May 9th, 3rd grade ELA Day 1
Friday, May 10th, 3rd grade ELA Day 2
Tuesday, May 14th, 3rd grade Math
Wednesday, May 15th, 4th grade ELA Day 1
Thursday, May 16th, 4th grade ELA Day 2
Friday, May 17th, 4th grade Math
Tuesday, May 21st, 5th grade ELA Day 1
Wednesday, May 22nd, 5th grade ELA Day 2
Thursday, May 23rd, 5th grade Math
Friday, May 24th, 4th grade Science
Wednesday, May 29th, 5th grade Social Studies
Marion Intermediate Youth Art Month Winners. These winners were announced on April 23, 2019, at the Marion County Administrative Building.
Second place – Mackenzie Ross – 5th grade
Third place – Tyler Nelson – 4th grade
Honorable Mention – Jalena Waters – 5th grade
Honorable Mention – Ashlynn Stackhouse – 3rd grade
The community members of “New Year, New Things” purchased pizza for our A and A/B Honor Roll students for the third nine weeks. Antonio McRae is the founder of this group and we appreciate everything he and his group do to give incentives for our students to excel in their academics.
We would like to thank the following community businesses, organizations, and parents for their generous donations and becoming sponsors of our Leader in Me initiative:
- Child Smiles Dental
- Kiwanis Club of Marion
- Nadine and Oscar Foxworth
- Precise Care Transport
These donations are greatly appreciated as we continue to encourage partnerships between our school and this community.
2018-19 Class Spelling Bee Winners
Donald McBride ***
Tania Argueta*** FMU
Jamari Hopkins (alternate)
***Grade Level Winner – The 5th grade winner will go on to compete and FMU.
Reading Tips for Parents
Find ways to read, write, and tell stories together with your child. Always applaud your young reader and beginning story writer! The tips below offer some fun ways you can help your child become a happy and confident reader. Try a new tip each week. See what works best for your child.
Make books special
Turn reading into something special. Take your kids to the library, help them get their own library card, read with them, and buy them books as gifts. Have a favorite place for books in your home or, even better, put books everywhere.
Get them to read another one
Find ways to encourage your child to pick up another book. Introduce him or her to a series like The Boxcar Children or Harry Potter or to a second book by a favorite author, or ask the librarian for additional suggestions.
Crack open the dictionary
Let your child see you use a dictionary. Say, "Hmm, I'm not sure what that word means... I think I'll look it up."
Talk about what you see and do
Talk about everyday activities to build your child's background knowledge, which is crucial to listening and reading comprehension. Keep up a running patter, for example, while cooking together, visiting somewhere new, or after watching a TV show.
First drafts are rough
Encourage your child when writing. Remind him or her that writing involves several steps. No one does it perfectly the first time.
Different strokes for different folks
Read different types of books to expose your child to different types of writing. Some kids, especially boys, prefer nonfiction books.
Teach your child some "mind tricks"
Show your child how to summarize a story in a few sentences or how to make predictions about what might happen next. Both strategies help a child comprehend and remember.
"Are we there yet?"
Use the time spent in the car or bus for wordplay. Talk about how jam means something you put on toast as well as cars stuck in traffic. How many other homonyms can your child think of? When kids are highly familiar with the meaning of a word, they have less difficulty reading it.
Winter Wonderland Dance
* Admission - $5.00
* Attire - Dressy/Formal (NO JEANS, TSHIRTS, SNEAKERS, AND/OR CAPS)
* Concession Stand - food/snacks/drinks available for purchase
***This event is open to all students; however, students seen in the office for misbehaviors and/or receives a referral between Monday, Nov. 26 and Thursday, Dec. 6 will NOT be able to attend.
PTO- Tuesday 11/20/2018 5:30
PTO will cover some very important information for parents. Please attend so that you can hear first hand about the following initiatives concerning your student(s):
1. Read To Succeed - This information is critical for all students, but ESPECIALLY current third graders. If your child fails to meet the criteria as set by the SC State Department of Education, he or she could be at risk of being retained.2. Eureka Math - Information will be given about the new math curriculum adopted by the district. We will share:
* an overview of Eureka math
* how it differs from our old math curriculum
* website(s) to help you assist your student at home to master the skills and/or strategies expected
* Zearn - an interactive site that students can "play" that will help them to master the skills and/or strategies expected
Marion Intermediate School we be having a fundraiser! Come on out to McDonald's on Tuesday November 13th between 5:00-8:00. 25% of the revenue will be donated to the school! Come enjoy dinner with the family while teachers and staff take your orders and serve.
Welcome to Marion Intermediate School!
I am excited to welcome all students to MIS as we begin our journey this 2018-2019 school year of growing better together. Teachers have been working hard, preparing their classrooms and lessons so all students can achieve success academically, behaviorally, and socially.
As a reminder, all students must wear uniforms of khaki pants and a specified color collared shirt – 3rd graders wear navy blue, 4th graders wear maroon/burgundy, 5th graders wear dark green.
The school doors open at 7:00 a.m. for students to eat breakfast, if they choose. The tardy bell rings at 7:45 when instruction begins. The school day ends at 2:30 p.m.
I look forward to a fantastic year with our students as they become leaders!
Mrs. Dozier, Principal
Scholastic Books For Students!
We know our community is going through a difficult time right now. As a school we came up with a project to help brighten our students spirits and help build their home libraries by providing each student a book a month for the remainder of the year! That means each student by the end of the year will have 8 new books! Many staff memembers have been reaching out to the community and asking for their help in this! Currently we have 94 students sponsered and we would like to continue to have this number grow!
How can you help?:
Scholastic offers books for $1 on sale. That means for $8 per student we can provide a book a month for the rest of the school year! Would you sponsor one or more of my students for $8? This is NOT per month!! Just a one time $8 sponsorship that covers a student for the whole YEAR!
If you want to participate, please call or email Mrs. Redding (firstname.lastname@example.org). We really appreciate your support and we know the kids will be very excited once their books start arriving. ❤️📚