School News

News for Marion Community Schools


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News A group of Riverview Elementary students recently went caroling at three local health care centers. 


This group spread holiday cheer and spirit with others and put big smiles on lots of faces! They visited Brookdale Assisted Living Center, Miller's Merry Manor, and Northwood Manor.

We are proud of this group for showing GIANT kindness and care for the elderly in our community!



Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school year calendars at their regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14. 

To view these calendars, which outline start and end dates as well as all school holidays and breaks, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC Rifle Marksmanship Team proved last weekend that they are truly the best-shooting cadets in Indiana. Not only did the Giants win the JROTC Rifle Marksmanship State Championship, beating dozens of other teams representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps JROTC programs across the state, but they also produced the No. 1 individual shooter in the state as well.



Members of the MHS JROTC Marksmanship Team poses with their state championship trophy. Team members and coaches, left to right, are: Joseph O'Donnell, Assistant Coach Lee Hatten, Kayleigh Smith, Taylor Sorah, Assistant Coach David Kuester, Levi Hofmann, Lt. Col. David Farlow, Hailey Teeguarden, and Rhianna Gary.


Indianapolis Public Schools on Saturday, Dec. 10, hosted the first-ever statewide competition designed to identify the top JROTC marksmanship unit, thus earning the title of State Champion. At the meet, the six-cadet team from Marion was led by a season-best performance from freshman Levi Hofmann, who earned the highest overall score for an individual.  

“I really felt like I was shooting well in all three positions,” Hofmann said after the match. “But it was a great surprise to end up with the highest score and become the No. 1 shooter in the state.”

Hofmann’s achievement lifted the whole team, said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, Marion High School’s senior Army instructor and the marksmanship team’s coach.

“The team as a whole shot well,” he said, “but the superior shooting of Cadet Hofmann clearly carried us to victory over several other great teams.”



MHS cadets take aim to win the Indiana JROTC Rifle Marksmanship State Championship on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Indianapolis.

The Giants defeated strong teams from the JROTC programs of Warren Central (Army) and Ben Davis Marine Corps) high schools, who earned second and third place, respectively.

“I am so proud of our team,” said Taylor Sorah, a junior, the team’s captain, and a state champion marksman herself, having won the 2016 Junior Shooting State Championship, hosted by the American Legion in March. “This has been our best season ever. Winning the state championship makes it that much better.”

Other cadets on the state championship team were: Kayleigh Smith, a senior, Rhianna Gary and Joseph O’Donnell, both juniors, and Hailey Teeguarden, a sophomore.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News On Friday, a group of Allen Elementary students, staff, and families went caroling at two local health care centers. 


This group spread holiday cheer and spirit with others and put big smiles on lots of faces! They visited Colonial Oaks Health and Rehab Center and Wesleyan Health Care Center. 

We are proud of this group for showing GIANT kindness and care for the elderly in our community!



Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Music Department's Holiday Extravaganza concert has been rescheduled!

This special concert guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! The show will go on at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS.  

The public is invited, and admission is free. Come out and enjoy some choral and instrumental music by our talented young musicians!

(This show was originally set for Sunday, Dec. 11, but was rescheduled due to bad weather and poor road conditions on Sunday.)