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Community support propels JROTC Marksmanship Team to greater success

Posted on Dec. 08 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC Rifle Marksmanship Team continues their dominance over other programs from across the state and around the Midwest, and the team’s success can be attributed in part to the tremendous support they receive from community groups and individuals.

Generous donations have helped the Marion cadets receive advanced training and equipment necessary to propel the Giants from good to great.

On Thursday, the Deer Creek Conservation Club of Grant County and the Deer Creek Realty Corp. became the latest organizations to present donations to the JROTC Marksmanship Team, both giving $800. These donations are intended to provide scholarships for cadets to receive advanced marksmanship training during a summer camp experience at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Junior Shooter Camp.

“This is the second year that Deer Creek has sponsored a cadet’s attendance to the camp,” said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, the JROTC senior Army instructor. “It is amazing to see how this small investment can pay huge dividends in a shooter. Each of the cadets who attended the marksmanship camp significantly improved their skills.”

Those skills were on display Wednesday as the Marion cadets soundly defeated the cadets from Blackford High School with team scores of 1,237 to 817. This victory follows a succession of wins as the Giants remain undefeated this year in shoulder-to-shoulder matches. 

The training and the gifts that make it possible aren’t just about marksmanship, said Deer Creek Conservation Club’s Barry Baker.

“We see in these young people the development of not only outstanding marksmanship, but also as individuals with positive values so closely revered by our club,” he said.


Dennis McHarry from the Deer Creek Realty Corp. echoed those sentiments and added: “With our support we feel we have invested in the next generation of great leadership for our community and our country.”

Cadet Taylor Sorah, the MHS JROTC Marksmanship Team captain and top shooter, said the gifts truly make a difference.

“I learned so much at summer rifle camp,” she said. “All four of the cadets who attended camp improved so much.  But none of us would have been able to attend without the scholarships. Thank you so much to those who donated to support us.”

The community support is key to the success of the program, Farlow said.
“The JROTC program as a whole, and the Rifle Team specifically, have benefited from the continued generosity of community groups and individuals,” he said. “These young people are learning, growing and achieving. And our community is truly helping to develop the next generation of leaders through these donations.”

The Rifle Team travels this Saturday to Indianapolis to compete in the Indiana JROTC State Marksmanship Championship.

Riverview, PTO join forces to brighten holiday for local families

Posted on Dec. 08 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Christmas will be brighter for a few local families thanks to the Riverview Elementary PTO and Riverview Elementary staff and students!


The PTO spearheaded a “Jar Wars” fund drive (when classrooms take part in a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money) to help purchase gifts for some Riverview families in need. The fund drive brought in $1,000 in one week!

Riverview teachers helped wrap up the gifts this week, and they will deliver them next week to the three families were selected to receive these special gifts.

We are proud of our staff, students, and families for reaching out to others in need. We are grateful for our PTO, who makes so many great things possible. And we are proud to be a part of a community where caring for each other is just what we do!

MHS teacher featured on national educators' blog network

Posted on Dec. 07 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News MHS Media Specialist Mrs. Gardner is now a featured writer on the Follett Corp.'s community blog network!

Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services, and print and digital content. It has been working with schools for more than 140 years, and now partners with 80,000 schools across the country. Their community blog network connects educators across the country with resources and other people using Follett's educational resources. 

At Marion High School, staff and students have access to ebooks and audio books via the Follett E-shelf. Mrs. Gardner has discovered that the appeal of audio books goes far beyond the typical commuter looking to pass the time with a good story. 

She's previously blogged about her conversations with MCS School Psychologist Karima Moubarik regarding the potential for audiobooks to help with ESL teaching and learning.

Now, she's sharing with educators across the country about another conversation that stretched this potential even further, to students with other reading and learning challenges. 

>> Click here to read her blog article for the Follett Corp., and find out more!

On the Calendar

Here's a look at some of the big events coming up at Marion around the district.
(For more events, click here to check out the full calendar, where you can see events at one school building at a time or elect to see all events in the district. Just use the pull-down menu at the top of the calendar!)

 
  • Winter Break: Dec. 16 - Jan. 2
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 16 (no school)
  • Presidents Day: Feb. 20 (no school)
  • Spring Break: March 20-24
  • MHS Class of 2016 commencement ceremony: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Bill Green Arena (MHS).
  • Last day of school for students: May 22 (If there are canceled school days, the school year will be extended. We will communicate with families if this occurs.)
 
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