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JROTC Rifle Team victorious in annual shoot-off at Blackford

Posted on Nov. 19 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Once again the Giant Rifles from Marion High School JROTC put their skills to use, destroying the cadets from Blackford High School in the Annual Cross-County JROTC Shoot-Off, held at Blackford. Sweeping all position categories, the MHS marksmen secured the coveted traveling trophy for another year.

MHS JROTC cadets Kayleigh Smith, Daniel Sparks,  Abbrielle Sells, Ruben Murillo and Lee Hatten, the Rifle Marksman Team, display their trophy and medals following their stunning victory over the cadets from Blackford High School. 

Notable finishes include Kayleigh Smith (sophomore) winning the prone position; Daniel Sparks (senior) winning the kneeling position; and Abbrielle Sells (junior) winning the standing position and overall match high score. 

Other members competing for the Giants were seniors Ruben Murillo and Lee Hatten.

“I was so excited when they called my name for winning a position,” said Smith, who also scored an overall personal best in the competition. “I was really concentrating during this match.”

It was an exciting match between the Giants’ team members who vied for top recognition. Smith and Sparks initially tied at 95 out of 100 possible points in the prone position. To break the tie the judges compared the number of  bullseyes, but both had earned five. So scores were compared in the standing position, which is the most difficult of the three. Smith edged out Sparks by just one point, thus earning her first marksmanship competition medal.

“The cadets really shot well,” said team coach Lt. Col (Ret.) David Farlow, MHS senior Army instructor. “The team members are really developing nicely, and were on target. I hope they can continue to improve and maintain their intensity for the rest of the season.”

The Rifle Team travels to Anderson on Friday for the Anderson High School (Navy JROTC) Rifle Invitational.

Justice featured on WIWU

Posted on Nov. 18 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Justice Intermediate was recently featured on WIWU-TV's "Crossroads"!

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COMING SOON: The Holiday Ice Spectacular

Posted on Nov. 18 2014 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Looking for something fun to do with your family on Thanksgiving weekend? Think you have to leave town to do that? THINK AGAIN!

The Holiday Ice Spectacular is coming to the Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. General admission tickets are only $15 — and 75 percent of that goes directly to support Marion Community Schools athletics.

A synthetic ice rink will be built right inside the auditorium, and professional performers will put on a fantastic, family-friendly holiday show! We hope you'll consider bringing family and friends to enjoy this special event!

Tickets are available now! You can get yours at the Walton Center between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. They'll also be available the night of the show.

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!)

  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 27-28.
  • Winter Break: Dec. 19-Jan. 2 (includes teacher record day on Friday, Dec. 19, when students do not attend)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 19; no school unless needed as a snow make-up day. We will communicate with families if make-up day is needed.
  • Presidents Day: Feb. 16; no school unless needed as a snow make-up day. We will communicate with families if make-up day is needed.
  • Spring Break: March 23-27.
  • Marion High School Prom: May 2.
  • Last day of school for students: May 20 (unless more snow make-up days are needed; we will communicate with families if more make-up days are needed).
  • Class of 2015 Graduation: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, Bill Green Arena, Marion High School.
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