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Seniors honored during last regular-season Quiz Bowl match

Posted on Nov. 20 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The MHS Academic Giants Quiz Bowl team closed out their regular season matches this week with another win, making their record 11-1.

It was senior night for the Quiz Bowl team, on which four MHS seniors competed.

Seniors on the Quiz Bowl team: Zachary Spitzer, Jonathan Hall, Austin Hendricks, Elijah Beal.

The final match, played here at MHS on Thursday, Nov. 19,  was a rematch against Eastbrook High School, who was also the team's first opponent of the year. The Giants won the match Thursday, 210-180. This final match was much closer than the first, when the Giants won 270-100.

The Giants defeated every team they came up against this year. Their only loss came on Nov. 3, when they hosted Blackford High School. When the Giants visited the Hartford City school a week later, the tables were turned, and the Giants won 250-150.

We are proud of this team of outstanding students and competitors, and we send them congratulations on a great season.

They will compete Dec. 5 in the conference tournament at Indiana Wesleyan University here in Marion.

In addition, there is a friendly competition between the students and the parents set for 5 p.m. Dec. 10 in the MHS Media Center. 

Marion Teachers Association offers scholarships

Posted on Nov. 19 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The Marion Teachers Association has announced that they have two $500 scholarships available for MHS Class of 2015 graduates who are now studying education at the post-secondary level.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 4. The scholarship is to be awarded for second semester of this academic year. 

In addition, the application period is open for the Class of 2016 MTA scholarship as well. This is for MHS students who will graduate at the end of this school year and plan to study education in college.

This is a great opportunity for our students, and we are grateful to the MTA for offering this scholarship exclusively to MHS grads!

Here are links to the applications:
The Marion High School Guidance Department has information on dozens of other scholarships, too. Click here to view the Scholarship Page.

Annual MCS holiday cards now available (orders due 11/23)

Posted on Nov. 17 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
It's that time of year again: The Marion Community Schools annual holiday cards are now available to order!

The artwork featured on the two cards was created by Marion Community Schools students, and the cards themselves will be printed by Tucker Career and Technology Center students at the print shop there.

If your family, organization, or business is looking for a holiday card with a local flair — and a local impact — make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to get your order in for these special cards! 

Each set of 20 cards and envelopes is $6.25. Proceeds from the sale of these cards go to help MCS students in need. We hope you'll consider purchasing. It's an easy way to brighten someone's day and make a real difference in our community!

Orders are due next Monday, Nov. 23. Please return your completed order form, along with check or cash, to Patty Barney in the district office at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. Our office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cards will be available for pickup on Dec. 7. 

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 - no school: Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 27.
  • Winter Break - no school: Friday, Dec. 18 (record day for teachers, no school for students) through Friday, Jan. 1.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - no school: Monday, Jan. 18.
  • Presidents Day - no school: Monday, Feb. 15.
  • ISTEP+ Part 1 testing window: Monday, Feb. 29, through Friday, March 11. Testing window is established by the IDOE; for specific information about when your student will be testing, please watch for information from your school.
  • IREAD-3 testing window: Monday, March 14, through Friday, March 18. Testing window is established by the IDOE; for specific information about when your student will be testing, please watch for information from your school.
  • Spring Break - no school: Monday, March 21, through Friday, March 25.
  • ISTEP+ Part 2 testing window: Monday, April 18, through Friday, May 6. Testing window is established by the IDOE; for specific information about when your student will be testing, please watch for information from your school.
  • All-City Art Show: The annual Marion Community Schools All-City Art Show is set for the afternoon of May 6, and all day on May 7 in the Walton Performing Arts Center. This show features artwork from students of all ages. Exact times and more details will be announced.
  • Last day of school for students: Friday, May 20. (NOTE: If school days are canceled for weather or any other reason, the school year will be extended. We will update calendars and communicate with families if this is the case.)
  • MHS Class of 2016 Commencement: Sunday, June 5, Bill Green Arena. Time TBA.
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