Marion Cross School is a nurturing
kindergarten- through sixth-grade public school that:
• Promotes educational excellence
and fosters a lifelong love of learning.
• Empowers all students to realize their intellectual, physical, emotional, creative, and social potential.
• Partners with families and the community to develop responsible local and global citizens who can adapt to a changing world.
About Our School
For more information about our school, check out the For Parents section
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:15 - 3:10
Wednesday 8:15 - 2:10
Outside supervision begins at 7:30 AM. Please do not drop your child off at school before that time. Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately, especially in cold weather. In rainy weather, morning care will take place in the gymnasium.
Students are expected to be in their classrooms by 8:15 when attendance is taken.
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Long Range Plan
2013-2014 school year, teachers, school board and community members
will continue our work on plans for achieving goals in the 8 main
areas of our long range plan:
• School Culture
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Facilities and Operation
For each goal, a committee made
up of parents, faculty, and school board members will meet regularly
to discuss various options for implementation. The strategies
of some goals can be put into effect immediately. Others will
need extensive discussion and deliberation. Frequent reports will
be made to the School Board and the PTO.
Click here for a copy of the MCS Long Range Plan.
Click here to download an application for serving on a goal group committee.
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Norwich School Board
The Norwich School Board meetings are held in the MCS library, usually on the first Wednesday of every month. Check the schedule at the SAU #70 website for up-to-date meeting information.
School Board Members
Neil Odell, Chair
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We are extremely lucky to have a very active and involved Parent Teacher Organization. From publishing our school newsletter (PTO Notes) to raising funds for teacher grants for enriching the curriculum to baking pies for staff appreciation day, our PTO volunteers provide vital services and support. Please check out the For Parents section for more information about what the PTO does and what you can do to help. You can also directly access the PTO's new website by clicking on this link.
The Marion Cross PTO was formed
in the spring of 1993. This organization brings teachers and parents
together to enrich the education of our students. It provides
meaningful programs and events for parents, students and teachers,
and it engages in special projects that will support the school
mission and community spirit. The success and vitality of the
PTO depends upon the
involvement of as many parents and teachers as possible. The PTO
considers all parents and teachers members. We encourage you to
PTO Officers for 2016-2017 are:
President Co-Chair: Stephanie McCaull, email@example.com
President Co-Chair: Susan Simmers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Tonya Gammell, email@example.com
Secretary: Hillary Campfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Registering for School
The first step in registering a student
at Marion Cross School is to call Katie Cormier, the School
Counselor and Director of Admissions. She can answer questions
you might have, set up a tour and information session for
you and your child, and help you with the transition. You
can reach her at: 802/649-1703 or by email: email@example.com
Next parents of all new students, plus parents of incoming pre-K and K students, should complete an online pre-registration form. It can be accessed by clicking here.
Finally, please is to fill out our registration
packet. The packet contains a few additional information sheets not included with the online registration process. (Click on this registration packet link
to download the forms. Revised February 2017.)
•English Language Survey
•Kindergarten Questionnaire (if your child is a new K student)
Please add a copy of the child's birth certificate and current immunization record in order to complete the registration packet.
We look forward to your joining our community.
Please let Katie know if there is anything she can do to
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Marion Cross School, Hanover's Ray Elementary School, and
Dresden Interstate School District (Richmond Middle School
and Hanover High School) are administered by SAU
#70, located in Hanover, NH.
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Sau #70 Schools
Norwich students attend Marion Cross School
for Kindergarten through 6th grade. They attend the Richmond
Middle School across the Connecticut River
in Hanover, NH for 7th and 8th grades, joining Hanover middle
Hanover students attend the Ray
School through 5th grade and then enter Richmond
Middle School for grades 6th - 8th.
High School serves Norwich, VT and Hanover,
NH students in grade 9 - 12. Hanover High also accepts tuition-paying
students from other Upper Valley communities as space permits.
Each year, a number of Enrichment Grants are offered to
teachers to enhance their education, and, in turn, to enhance
our students' education. Teachers design the experience:
they can be unusual opportunities or envelope-pushing experiences.
Here are write-ups of the most recent (2012) grants.
The Milton Frye Fund
The Milton Frye Fund, a true endowment, was established in June 1996 to honor Milt Frye’s twenty-three years of service as principal of the Marion Cross School. The purpose of the fund is to support special learning experiences - experiential learning - for the children at the Marion Cross School.
Click here to visit The Milt Frye Fund website.