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A message from Principal Donna:

Marcy families,


As many of you know, the School Board voted in favor of the Comprehensive District Design on May 12th and, as a result, Marcy will be going through some very significant changes in the 2021-22 school year.  We will be reducing from a K-8 to a K-5 and our magnet focus will change from Open School Philosophy to an Arts Magnet.


Many of you have reached out, feeling concerned, saddened and angry about the changes that will impact families   I have appreciated the thoughtful and intelligent discussions about how our school district representatives have left many feeling unheard and not valued.  I cannot imagine how much stress you are going through as we prepare for a metamorphosis of our school community.  


While it is devastating to lose our middle school, and our magnet focus, we will have the opportunity to spend the next year planning our “re-birth” as an Arts Magnet and we will encompass all that is good about our current school into that transition.  We are expected to receive district funding to support the new magnet, which means even better Arts opportunities for our students. The heart of our school will not change.  We will continue to care about each child from a wholistic perspective, giving them what they need to feel safe and confident at school, while helping them reach their full academic potential.  Marcy may look different in 2021-22, but our values about teaching and caring for your children will not be shaken.  


While we make our way through the Covid-19 pandemic, the impact of the CDD seems far away.  We will be asking you to join us next year to help us figure out what the Arts magnet will look like and how it will represent the best of what we are now.  I know we will come through this transition.  My belief is that we will remain much the same at our core. I look forward to sharing this journey.


Donna Andrews, Principal



Marcy Teach Peace Yard Signs
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 1:00 PM

Yard Signs featuring "Teach Peace" and Marcy Open School are available for $15.00.  Click here to see a photo of the design and to download an order form.

Marcy Path to Peace | Terry Labyrinth
Marcy Path to Peace and Terry Labyrinth Project
Saturday, September 11, 2010 8:55 AM

Buy a Brick, Build a Labyrinth Support the Marcy Open Community and Marcy Holmes Neighborhood in transforming the unusable space next to the playground with a 30 x 30 foot labyrinth as a focal point that will be a permanent Peace destination to all with a donation brick pathway leading to the sidewalk. Purchase a brick for $150, $400, or $1,000 to help us reach our goal. Brick order form and information...