MISD Stadium Groundbreaking and FMI Renovations

The Marion Independent School District broke ground on two construction projects on district property on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.  The event started at the Thomas Park Field where student representatives and friends of the district (including Big Red) retrieved soil on the current field. Participants then drove to Marion High School where they were greeted […]

Grant Funding Allows FMI Students to Make Music Safely

In response to preventing the spread of germs through shared musical equipment, FMI music teacher Amanda Freese requested Marion Foundation Grant funding for My Music Packs. Every student at FMI received a personal music kit that included drum sticks, a shaker egg, and scarf. Which then allows students to explore music without sharing equipment. This […]

Grant Funded “Think Spots” Bring Calm to Classrooms

In fall of 2020, Francis Marion Intermediate instructors Becky Gustafson and Jamie Shields submitted a joint application to purchase “Think Spots” for FMI (3rd and 4th grade) classrooms.  These spots contained items such as fidget cubes, stretchy string, glitter wands, noise cancelling headphones, and breathing balls. The goals of this project were to ensure that […]