Pumpkin Launching at FMI

During technology class over the last few months, fourth grade students have been investigating how to search the Internet. During that time students learned about keywords, shortcuts, and just how quickly you can access information on the enormous Internet. Students also discussed the importance of being a good digital citizen online, by following the Marion

A NOTICE FROM the Iowa Department of Human Services


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A NOTICE FROM the Iowa Department of Human Services:

A case of measles has been reported in Iowa.  This is the first case in our state since 2011 and is a good reminder to make sure that your family’s vaccines are up to date.  The measles vaccine is highly effective (the patient with

Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Wilkinson

Staff Spotlight



Mrs. Wilkinson has been a fourth grade teacher at Francis Marion Intermediate for the past twelve years. Previously, she taught third grade at Starry for eight years, that is dedication and loyalty for twenty years! Mrs. Wilkinson’s favorite part of teaching is being able to make a positive impact on a child’s day.

Staff Spotlight on Mrs. Bunnell

Mrs. BunnellMrs. Jessica Bunnell is the K-2 art teacher at both Longfellow and Starry. She grew up in Mitchellville, Iowa where she graduated from Southeast Polk High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.  Prior to joining the Longfellow and Starry families, Mrs. Bunnell taught K-5 art for the South Tama Community School …

Marion Mock Trial High School Team Wins State Title

Marion, IA (April 8, 2019) –  The High School Mock Trial tournament took place in Des Moines, Iowa, April 4-6 and one of Marion’s very own took home the championship trophy.


Thirty-four teams competed over the 3 days, with two of Marion’s teams advancing to the semifinal rounds on Saturday.  Team Pathos consisting of …