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Two MHS students advance in elite national math competition

Posted on Feb. 24 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Two Marion High School math students have achieved a feat unheard of in at least a decade in Marion.

Senior Nicholas Spitzer and junior Elizabeth Wuertley have advanced to the second round of the American Mathematics Competition, the first step on the path to the International Mathematical Olympiad.


In all, 80 students at MHS participated in the American Mathematics Competition, half taking the AMC 10 (for freshmen and sophomores) and half taking AMC12 (for juniors and seniors). Nationwide, more than 150,000 typically take these tests, which consist of 25 multiple-choice questions. Approximately 5 percent of those taking each test qualify to advance to the second round — putting Nicholas and Elizabeth in elite company!

Next up, they will take the American Invitational Mathematics Exam, a 3-hour test consisting of 15 open-ended questions, on March 7. The top scoring students on the AIME are invited to take part in the USA Mathematical Olympiad, a nine-hour test taken over two days, consisting of 6 essay/proof examinations.

A few dozen students are typically selected based on the results of that test to take part in a summer program in preparation for the International Mathematical Olympiad — in which only a select few students compete on the U.S. team. The IMO brings together teams from more than 100 countries each year. The U.S. has won this competition for the past two years.

This national competition series is facilitated by the Mathematical Association of America and is dedicated to developing the next generation of problem solvers through friendly competition. We are so proud of Nicholas and Elizabeth, and we wish them continued success in the competition!

Giants spirit pins now available - get yours today!

Posted on Feb. 24 2017 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 Patty Barney at the MCS District Office inside Marion High School. (Enter at Door 22.) If you have questions, call us at 662-2546.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Little Giants enrollment opens next month

Posted on Feb. 23 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The enrollment application period for the 2017-18 school year at Little Giants Preschool begins next month!

>> Click here for more information!

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!)

  • Presidents Day: Feb. 20 (no school)
  • Spring Break: March 20-24
  • Kindergarten Roundup: Thursday, April 13, 1:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. at all MCS elementary schools. To determine your home school district, click here to search by your home address.
  • MHS Prom: 8 p.m. May 6 at Meshingomesia Golf and Social Club
  • Last day of school for students: May 23 (One make-up day has been added, due to school cancellation on Feb. 9. If there are more canceled school days, the school year will be extended. We will communicate with families if this occurs.)
  • MHS Class of 2017 commencement ceremony: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Bill Green Arena (MHS).
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