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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The students, teachers, staff, and administrators of Marion High School cordially invite all current and former members of the United States Armed Services and their family members to a Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony at MHS.

This event on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, co-sponsored by MHS and the JROTC Department, is being held to honor and acknowledge the dedication, sacrifice and commitment of American veterans in their service to our nation.

The ceremony is also open to the public. It will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Bill Green Arena at MHS, 750 W. 26th St. Veterans are encouraged to come early and attend a welcoming reception in the school cafeteria, starting at 10 a.m. Parking for the ceremony is located adjacent to the gymnasium. This event is handicapped-accessible.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the JROTC Department, 765-664-9051 ext. 2455.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Two Marion High School band students have been selected to perform in the Indiana Jazz Educators Association All-District Jazz Honor Band.

“This is historic, and we are so proud of our talented students for this achievement,” said MHS Director of Bands Josh Huff. “This is the first time ever that Marion High School students have been selected to perform with this band.”

The musicians selected:
  • Travis Metzger, junior, alto saxophone
  • Mayoen Bowen, senior, bass guitar
In addition, Travis was selected as the lead alto saxophone player in the band he will play with.

Each of these students was recommended by their band director, Mr. Huff, and submitted applications to be considered for the Honor Band earlier this year. Applications from students across the state were evaluated to select members of this talented group. Selected musicians were notified earlier this month, and were tasked with practicing the musical selections in preparation for the upcoming performance.

This Saturday, Nov. 11, All-District Jazz Honor Band members from around the central Indiana region will gather to rehearse together for the first time. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 12, they will perform together at Noblesville High School. (Time of performance will be released when available.)

Congratulations to these talented, hard-working students on this great accomplishment! The All-District Jazz Honor Band is a great opportunity, and will give them a chance to learn and grow as musicians.

>> These honors come on the heels of the selection of 8 students to the IBA All-District Honor Band. Click here to read more!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Oct. 30, 2017

Attention, parents of Marion Community Schools students: Coming up on Saturday, Nov. 11, you have an opportunity to learn more about the path to college from experts right here in our community!

Indiana Wesleyan University and Ivy Tech Community College are co-hosting Parent University from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in partnership with Marion Community Schools. The event is designed for parents of students of all ages who want to help their children explore what their path to college might look like.

The event will feature interactive workshops that will support parents in navigating college-related questions. Workshops will address key topics such as admissions, financial aid, academic preparation, and parenting for post-secondary success. Parents will leave this event with the resources, tools, and information needed to help their future college students thrive.

The keynote speaker will be Reggie Lipscomb, a motivational speaker who is also president of Grace House, a residential program established to help men in the process of substance abuse recovery. Lipscomb also works in the Grant County Sheriff’s Office with drug court.

“I am really excited about what the partnership with Ivy Tech and Marion Community Schools brings to Parent University,” said Carolina Forman, coordinator of multicultural access programs at IWU. “I can attest to the energy each leader has brought to the task of supporting Grant County families in their educational journeys! Regardless of whether a parent has been through college, we have a lot of tools and resources that help parents navigate the process more easily.”

The event is free and will be held in Barnes Student Center on IWU’s Marion campus. (Click here to see a map of the campus.) A free lunch will be open to all participants at noon. No registration is required. We hope to see you there!

For event reminders, RSVP to the Facebook event page. (Not required for attendance - just a way to keep up on any updated information, and to get calendar reminders!)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News WIWU-TV recently featured the Marion High School JROTC program. Check out the great report here:

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School's choral department is bringing a sweet opportunity back to town: Dessert Theater is Nov. 18!

This special event features performances by our talented singers in the 26th Street Innovations and Virtuoso choirs. In addition, you'll get to enjoy your choice of several desserts: cheesecake, chocolate cake, pecan pie, apple pie.

There are two performances scheduled, bot on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Roseburg Event Center, 2983 W. 38th St. Tickets are on sale now for both the 3 p.m. and the 7 p.m. shows.

Through Friday, Nov. 10, tickets are $10 each. After that, the price rises to $12 each. So get yours today! Choir members are taking ticket orders now. If you don't know a choir member, contact the Marion High School office for more information.