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Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Regional Career Center is pleased to announce that a new Cyber Hacking Forensic Investigator Certification Program for high school students in the Cyber Security and Information Technology Academy.

The pilot program will allow students to learn the investigation techniques needed to detect hacking attacks and properly extract the evidence need to report the crime while at the same time conducting audits to prevent future incidents from occurring. 

“By 2022 there will be a shortfall of 3.5 million individuals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare for and respond to the new cybersecurity world,” said Dr. Travis Hueston, instructor of the Cyber Security and Information Technology Academy at MRCC. “There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds in the United States. By providing this program in conjunction with our Ethical Hacking Program, we have the ability to offer every student this real-life work experience. To my knowledge, we are the only school in the state to offer such a well-rounded program to high school students.”

MRCC Director Mike Ripperger said they are pleased to be able to offer such a high-quality program to students in Marion and Grant County.

“The Cyber Security and Information Technology Academy continues to provide opportunities for students to excel in areas that are proven to be experiencing job growth, which will prepare them for the workforce after graduation,” Ripperger said. “Dr. Hueston and I continually work with our state partners to create an IT Curriculum Pathway that can be implemented throughout the state of Indiana.”

MRCC’s excellent career prep and advanced college opportunities are one of the reasons why students attend the Marion Regional Career Center. MRCC programs are available to students from schools around the county as well. Anyone interested in taking MRCC classes should contact their high school counselor or MRCC Student Support and Community Specialist Nate McNeely for more information at (765) 664-9091.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees invites letters of interest from individuals to serve on the Marion Public Library Board of Trustees. The appointment is from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2022.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Reside in the city of Marion.
  • Reside in city of Marion for at least two years immediately preceding the appointment to the Library Board.
  • Attend meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Marion Public Library. (Members serve without pay.)

Application process:
  • Submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Marion Community Schools
c/o Patty Barney
Office of the Superintendent
District Offices at Marion High School
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
  • Please respond by Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

More information regarding Library Board responsibilities is available on request to the Superintendent’s Office or by contacting the Marion Public Library.

Contact:

Patty Barney (pbarney@marion.k12.in.us)
District Offices at Marion High School
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
(765) 662-2546 x. 121

Mary Eckerle (meckerle@marion.lib.in.us)
Library Director
600 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN  46953-1992
(765) 668-2900