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Marion Cross School serves students in
Kindergarten through Grade 6
as part of the Norwich School District


Welcome to the Marion Cross School!



Hello, Parents, Students and Community Members. Welcome to our new school year!

We hope the school year is going well for your students.

The MCS Website has new information regarding the upcoming 2014- 2015 School year. The Calendar Page has our new school calendar and our Meet Our Staff page has new staff members listed. The For Parents page has updated bus information and we have the new MCS Parent Handbook available for download on that page. That page also has Mr. Bill's weekly "CrossWords" newsletter. PTO pages have been updated and there are new teacher websites listed with important information about the coming year. Please check this site regularly for continual updates and more information.




We are pleased and honored to announce that the organization, TBS (The Best Schools) has recognized the Marion Cross School as one of the 50 Best American Public Elementary Schools. You can click on this link, or the banner to learn more on their website.

Congratulations to all the many different groups (teachers, staff, students, parents, administrators, school-board members, and community members) who all contributed to our receiving this recognition.




On our first day of school, we all got back together in the Multi-Purpose Room where we sang, said hello to new staff members and then talked a bit about how we can Learn Well. Mr Bill, using bicycles and unicycles, taked about how things are sometimes easy and sometimes hard to learn. (like riding a unicycle!) Its a new year and he invited us all to take a ride together and Let's Learn!



PTO Staff Appreciation Pie Day

What's the recipe for a great Pie Day?

- 250 wonderful MCS families
- 85 volunteer pie bakers
- 90 boxes (just in case)
- 5 organized box assemblers
- 2 artistic flower arrangers
- 6 safe bus drivers
- 2 careful crossing guards
- 71 incredible Marion Cross staff members stir it all together

and VOILÀ!(some measures are approximate)

Many, many thanks from the staff at MCS to our wonderful PTO!



MCS 2012 - 2013, A Year in Review

Click on the picture to watch a movie review of the 2012-3013 MCS school year.

(the video will open in a new window)



The MCS Shop is now open! Please visit our PTO page (link to the left) to see our latest line of MCS Spirit Wear.



The entire Marion Cross School community congratulates (our own) Hannah Kearney on her great medal performance at the winter Olympics in Sochi.Welcome back to Norwich, Hannah!




The staff at MCS wishes to offer many thanks to the PTO for the wonderful
Staff AppreciationDay

Thank you so much.




2013 Fall Bike/Walk to School Day

On October 18, 2013—Bike/Walk to School Day—students and parents and Mr. Bill got on their bikes and scooters and unicycles to ride and glide and shuffle to school.





The First MCS Spirit Day - Coming Soon!

MCS, in conjunction with PTO, is launching a new program called "Spirit Days." The first Spirit Day is planned for Thursday Nov 21st. On that day, everyone will be invited to wear their Rainbow Rep tee shirts and enjoy school spirit! Thanks to Ms. Eastman for her help with the decorating of the front display cabinets.




Studying Nature and Reading Go Together Perfectly!

In a collaborative project between Library and PE, 2nd graders both explored the nature trails around MCS, and read their favorite books. Parts of different stories were posted on trees along the trail on the Nature Path. Small groups of students followed the trail, found their story, read it and continued on to their next page.



The Bells are ringing at MCS!
On August 28, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. people all over the US rang school bells and church bells to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Students, teachers, parents, and administrators rang the MCS bell for the full hour.


A Playful Place to Gather

Have you checked out the new seating area on the playground? Mr. Bill already tweeted about it! How cool is that!

Inspired as gift to MCS from the 6th grade Class of 2012, the new curved wooden benches, unveiled a few weeks ago, have already become a popular and playful place that invites people to gather, relax, and chat. Local designers and architects, Jon Criswell and Scott Gordon, of Criswell Gordon Design Studio, designed and fabricated this seating area using natural woods.

The class would like to thank Jon and Scott for their innovative design talents and craftsmanship; the Marion Cross PTO for their generous contribution; Baker Lumber of White River Junction for discounting the lumber; and, local builder Matt Hall and his team, volunteers from Youth in Action, and SAU 70 for graciously donating both labor and equipment during the area’s installation. The project benefited from the guidance of principal Bill Hammond, the school’s playground committee representative, Brian Cook, and Jonathan Brush, the SAU 70’s Director of Facilities.

Finally, the project moved ahead because of the many hours of fundraising and work contributed by the class and their families. Thank you!



Marion Cross School
22 Church St. | Norwich, VT 05055
phone 802-649-1703 | fax 802-649-3640

Updated 02/03/2015