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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Show off your GIANT PRIDE with a spirit pin! It's the perfect accessory for spirit days, game days, and every day in between!

There's a limited quantity available, so get yours today! Only $2 each.


Contact the MCS District Office inside Marion High School. (Enter at Door 22.) If you have questions, call us at 662-2546.


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News MHS Homecoming Week is almost here! It's time to show your school spirit, your Giant Pride. 

There are also many events open to the community. (Those are denoted in purple.)

Here's a look at the activities planned at Marion High School:

Monday, Sept. 25
  • Dress-up theme: Class Color Day
Tuesday, Sept. 26
  • Dress-up theme: Twin Day
  • Boys soccer hosts Yorktown: 5:30 p.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium
  • Volleyball hosts Arsenal Tech: 6 p.m. at Bill Green Arena
  • Fall Celebration Concert: MHS jazz and concert bands join with the Mississinewa Valley Band for a special free concert, 7:30 p.m. at MHS's Walton Center
Wednesday, Sept. 27
  • Dress-up theme: Character Day
  • Boys soccer hosts Ft. Wayne South Side: 5:30 p.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium
Thursday, Sept. 28
  • Dress-up theme: Sports Jersey Day
Friday, Sept. 29
  • Dress-up theme: Purple and gold!
  • Powderpuff Football game / pep rally: Friday afternoon, Dick Lootens Stadium. 
  • MHS music boosters Rock's Tenderloin Fry: All you can eat, 5 to 9 p.m. Carryout available. Click here for more information, including prices.
  • Grand opening - MHS Athletic Hall of Fame: Come check out the new displays inside Bill Green Arena honoring our outstanding athletes throughout the decades. 
  • Homecoming football game: Giants host Muncie Central, 7 p.m. at Dick Lootens Stadium 
  • MHS Hall of Distinction 2017 inductees recognized after the first quarter of the football game at Dick Lootens Stadium. Click here to learn more about the inductees.
  • Marching Giants perform at halftime. The county's only competitive marching band will perform their 2017 competition show, "Changing A Nation".
Saturday, Sept. 30
  • MHS Hall of Distinction Induction Banquet: 5 p.m., IWU's Henry West Banquet Room in Barnes Student Center; Reservations required by Sept. 15. Click here for more information.
Sunday, Oct. 1
  • MHS Drama Association Presents: 1 Night / 1 Dollar / 1 Act: Two shorts will be presented,"Gray Area" by Ian McWethy and "Frosh in the Pit" by Alan Haehnel. Both deal with real problems of the 21st Century in light-hearted ways, but with serious undertones. For an investment of only $1 and less than one hour of time, audience members can be entertained while supporting the first MHS Drama Association show of the 2017-2018 school year. 5:30 p.m. at MHS's Walton Center.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Giant Arts in the Park is a social event you won’t want to miss! At 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, come out and enjoy good company, a beautiful setting (the Gardens at Matter Park), and great entertainment from the Marion Community Schools music programs, along with food for sale to benefit the MHS Bands.

Online auction ends tonight

In addition, this event will cap off the Marion High School Alumni Association's online auction, featuring the retired banners from Bill Green Athletic Arena (retired due to age, and replaced with beautiful new banners), along with a list of other items at nearly any price point. (You do not have to be present at this event to bid online.)

Other items up for bid include:
  • Gift certificates to several local restaurants
  • Tickets to local and regional attractions (including the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, MHS Giant Passes, Fort Wayne Mad Ants tickets, and more)
  • Sports memorabilia (Pacers, Colts, Bears, IU, Indiana All-Stars, more)
  • Golf passes
  • Hollywood items
  • Items and gift certificates from local businesses
>> Place your bids now: www.biddingowl.com/mhsalum 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Regional Career Center is pleased to announce it is now a part of the IBM Academic Initiative, a program that provides educators with the training materials, curriculum guides, software and hardware needed to teach in-demand information technology skills.

IBM, a world leader in data analytics and innovation, offers these resources to help build top academic programs, as many students graduate without the skills most employers require, particularly in the big data technology field. Academic Initiative students will be better prepared for big data careers as business analysts, data scientists, cybersecurity professionals, software engineers and more. MRCC students will also have access to dozens of software programs in the classroom, including IBM Bluemix, IBM Cognos, IBM Security, and IBM Watson.

“We look forward to all the opportunities that our Information Technology Academy students will have access to through this partnership,” said Travis Hueston, instructor of the Information Technology Program at Marion Regional Career Center. “This partnership will introduce our students to real-world challenges and enterprise-level technology, which will provide them with valuable information technology skills required by today’s employers.”

MRCC’s Information Technology Program is open to students at all participating schools in the county.  Students who are interested should contact their school counselor, or call the Marion Regional Career Center at 765-664-9091.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Marion High School Hall of Distinction induction banquet.

The banquet is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the Henry West Banquet Room, Barnes Student Center, Indiana Wesleyan University, part of Marion Giants homecoming weekend. Tickets can be purchased for $40 at the Marion Community Schools district office at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. (Door 22), from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ticket sales end Sept. 8.

The five 2017 inductees to the MHS Hall of Distinction include GIANTS in the fields of business, dentistry, and education.

The 2017 inductees are:
  • Art Faulkner, Marion High School Class of 1958, a well-known, highly respected philanthropist and humanitarian in the Marion community, who retired as a department director at Marion General Hospital and who served for years on the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees.
  • Richard Harris, Marion High School Class of 1965, longtime owner of Matthews Buick (until 2014), active community leader, and philanthropist.
  • Dave Tippey, Marion High School Class of 1969, outstanding science educator at Marion Community Schools and Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • Courtney Gorman, D.D.S., ABO, Marion High School Class of 1979, longtime owner of Gorman and Bunch Orthodontics, with offices in Marion and throughout central Indiana, sought-after educator and speaker, active community leader, and philanthropist.
  • Latondra Newton, Marion High School Class of 1986, chief diversity officer and senior vice president for the Walt Disney Company, following a long career with Toyota Motor Corp. in various leadership roles, ultimately as group vice president for social innovation, chief diversity officer for North America, and project general manager of the corporate citizen division.

The MHS Hall of Distinction gives lasting recognition to alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Marion Community Schools. It also serves to help inspire current students to aspire to similar success.

Any MHS alumnus who graduated at least five years ago and who has made substantial contributions to the achievements of Marion Community Schools or whose exemplary actions reflect honor on MCS is eligible for nomination. The Hall seeks to honor men and women who have distinguished themselves through superb accomplishment on a local, state or national level in diverse fields of endeavor.

Non-MHS graduates may be afforded honorary status in the MHS Hall of Distinction.

The nomination period will be reopened next year; nominees remain on the list for three years. For more information, including nomination forms and details on previous inductees, click here.