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MRCC enrollment at highest level since 2014

Posted on Oct. 22 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Regional Career Center is pleased to report its highest enrollment since 2014. MRCC is currently serving 334 students from seven schools in the surrounding area. The students are spread throughout 20-plus program areas in career and technical education.

MRCC Student and Community Specialist Nate McNeely attributed the growth to MRCC’s commitment to its students.

“We are committed to continually enhancing the student experience through the development of skills and partnerships in high-demand career areas,” McNeely said.

MRCC has added multiple programs since the move from the Tucker building to Marion High School (starting in the 2016-17 school year).

“I believe a major reason for the growth in our classes is our teachers,” MRCC Director Mike Ripperger added. “Our teachers are consistently going above and beyond to make sure they are providing the best possible learning environment for all students, and several of them are doing so while still working in their field.”

Anyone interested in taking MRCC classes should contact their high school counselor or McNeely for more information at (765) 664-9091.

Call for artists: MCS holiday card contest (deadline 11/9)

Posted on Oct. 19 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News

Calling all artists!

Marion Community Schools is seeking artwork for its annual holiday cards. This competition is open to all Marion Community Schools students (including Marion Regional Career Center). Winning artists receive a $75 Walmart gift card!

Please submit your original artwork, at least 8.5" x 11" (letter sized) to your school office by Nov. 9. Include your name, the school you attend, and your phone number when you turn in your entry.

Winning designs will be featured on the MCS holiday cards, which are printed by the Marion Regional Career Center printshop and are offered for sale to the public.

If you have questions, please contact Patty Barney, pbarney@marion.k12.in.us, or 662-2546 x. 125.

Calling all families: Thriving Families Festival set for 10/27

Posted on Oct. 19 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News FYI for our families on a local event coming up this weekend, put on by some great organizations aimed at making sure local families have what they need!


The Thriving Families Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Five Points Mall. It's free, and there will be food, fun, and information about local resources, along with freebies and a chance to win prizes!

The event is sponsored by Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County's Basic Needs Working Group, and Prevent Child Abuse Grant County.

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!)

  • Fall Break: Oct. 25-26
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 21-23
  • End of second grading period / end of first semester: Dec. 14
  • Winter Break: Dec. 17-Jan. 1 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 21
  • Presidents Day: Feb. 18 
  • End of third grading period: March 8
  • Spring Break: March 25-29
  • MCS Kindness Rally: April 19
  • All-City Art Show: May 10-11
  • Last student day: May 22 (NOTE: If there are canceled days during the school year, make-up days will be added onto the end of the school year, and this last day will be pushed back. We will communicate with families should that be necessary.)
  • MHS Commencement: June 2
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