Daily Announcements

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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  • Congratulations to Nathaniel Beck, Kalique Malone, Rylan Smithley, and Beck Vermilion for qualifying for wrestling regionals next Saturday in Peru!
     

  • Coming up at the Walton Performing Arts Center this weekend: A children's literature classic comes to life! You don't want to miss the upcoming musical A Year With Frog and Toad, a great outing for the whole family. The show is being put on by the CSA Theatre Company, which features many Marion Community Schools students (as well as others from around the county). This whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four fun-filled seasons. Part vaudeville, part make believe, all charm! Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, Feb. 4, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. More details are available here
     

  • The next blood drive is Feb. 1. If you are interested in being a blood donor, please speak with the blood drive representative during your lunch section on Monday, Jan. 30. Flyers are up around the school with a registration QR code. All donors must be 16 years old to donate. Make sure to eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of water before donating. 
     

  • Auditions for the spring musical, Once Upon a Mattress, will be at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Little Theatre. You will need to prepare a one-minute song that best shows your range. If you have any questions, see Ms. Vermilion in Room 2-46.  The show will be on April 14-15.
     

  • Do you love playing chess or want to learn how? Join the Chess Club. We meet Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 1-12 and Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. in Room 1-35. See Dr. Sellers, Mr. Deeter, or Austin Ferren for information.
     

  • If you would like to learn to make piñatas, the Latino Student Alliance Club is inviting you to join us every Friday in February (starting Feb. 3) after school in Room 1-05 (Mrs. Cook’s).
     

  • SENIORS: Don’t forget to order your cap and gown for graduation! Only 100 have been ordered so far. Order online at highschool.herffjones.com. You need to order by March 1!
     

  • Girls and boys soccer players: We have an upcoming fundraising on Feb. 2. We will be working the concessions stand at the home basketball games. Please let your coach know if you’re able to attend.
     

  • SAVE THE DATE: Prom is April 29! Tickets go on sale Feb. 14. Individual ticket is $35, couple is $60. Meal tickets are additional $5 for individuals and $15 for couples. Make plans to get yours before they sell out! More event details will be available closer to the event.​​​​​​
     
  • Girls soccer workouts will resume on Mondays at the Frances Slocum gym after school until 5:15 p.m. No experience required! 
     

  • Baseball workouts will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Justice.
     

  • Softball open gym workouts will be at Justice from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24, Jan. 31, and Feb. 2.
     

  • JUNIORS: Interested in studying business? Check out Purdue University's Business Opportunity Program (BOP) Future Scholars Camp for rising high school seniors. You must have a GPA of at least 3.3. There is no cost to attend for students who are selected! During this camp set for July 9 through 15, participants will discover career options related to functional areas of business, boost skill sets in leadership and teamwork, learn about Purdue's Krannert School of Management, and network with alumni. Attend the week-long camp and leave with new skills and knowledge that will impact your life for years to come. Your on-campus experience will be packed with opportunities to meet business leaders, future classmates, and more. See Mrs. Pearcy in Student Services if you have questions. Click here for more information.
     

  • When entering for basketball games, students should park at the tennis courts and enter Door 11 of the arena. You must have your student ID, and you must have an event link QR code to enter. Check your email for a message from Mr. Bryant for how to get a QR code for each athletic event. You may only enter and exit each athletic event one time. There are no pass-outs at games. Only MHS students are free of charge.
     
  • Junior class officers and volunteers will be selling $10 MHS T-shirts at basketball home games during the month of January. All proceeds will go toward prom.
     

  • Are you interested in participating in Upward Bound? This program through Indiana Wesleyan University helps you stay on track while in high school and helps you prepare for college. If you are interested in their summer programs, please email your counselor to sign-up.
     

  • The Indiana Arts Commission is having a poetry competition for students in grades 9 through 12, "Poetry Ourselves". The deadline to submit is Feb. 3. Click here for more information
     

  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is having a photo contest for students in grades 5 through 12. The theme is “Picture Climate Change”, and submissions are meant to show NOAA how climate change is impacting your community. The deadline to submit is Feb. 15. Click here for more information.
     

  • The Indiana Association of School Principals is having a Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest. The deadline is Feb. 28. Click here for more information.
     

  • ESS is having an art contest, with a $500 prize + $500 for the winning student's school. The contest is open to students in grades K-12, and the theme is "If you could take a school field trip anywhere, where would you go?" The deadline is 8 p.m. March 12. Click here for more information. Marion Community Schools partners with ESS to hire substitute teachers.
     

  • NPR's Student Podcast Challenge is open to students in grades 5-12. The deadline is April 28. Click here for more information.
     

  • Purdue University's Summer College for High School Students program is currently enrolling for students 15 and older who have completed their freshman year of high school. You must have a GPA of at least 3.3. The application deadline is May 15. Click here for more information.
     

ATHLETICS THIS WEEK:

Home games in bold

1/31

  • girls basketball sectional: Marion vs. Logansport @ Lafayette Jeff
  • swimming @ Muncie Central

2/2

  • boys basketball hosts Muncie Central
  • girls swimming sectionals - prelims @ Fishers

2/4

  • wrestling regional @ Peru
  • girls swimming sectionals - finals @ Fishers

>> details at mariongiantssports.com/events

 



NEED HELP WITH CLASSWORK? TUTORING IS AVAILABLE:

Student Study Tables (tutoring) offers help for all students from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the MHS Media Center (library). Transportation is available starting Sept. 27 for students attending Study Tables. See Ms. Bishop in Student Services to sign up for transportation. A snack will provided at the afternoon session. 
 

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GENERAL REMINDERS:

  • ON SCHOOL DAYS DURING THE YEAR:

     
  • Students are not to be in the building before 8:30 a.m. or after 4:05 p.m. unless you are under the supervision of a teacher or coach.
     
  • If you are being dropped off by car in the morning, please use the east circle drive that can be accessed from 26th St. and enter at the main entrance, Door 1. (Please do NOT use the west drive accessed from Carey Street. Click here for more information.)
     

  • Hats and hoods pulled up are not allowed in the school building. Please remove when you enter the school
     

  • Breakfast is now GRAB and GO. Please pick up breakfast from the west side (gym side) of the cafeteria and report to class.
     

  • Food deliveries will not be accepted by school offices for staff or students, and students are not to leave the building during lunch, except for seniors who have a permission slip on file with Mrs. Phillippe. 
     

  • Seniors: Off-campus lunch is allowed on Wednesdays and Fridays, but you MUST have a permission slip on file with Mrs. Phillippe. If you are leaving the building for lunch, used Door 8. You cannot bring food or drink back into the building.  Additionally, seniors have access to the hospitality room and courtyard on Mondays.
     

  • The Key Club Caring Closet has toiletries or shelf-stable food available; contact your counselor or email Ms. Vermilion, mvermilion@marion.k12.in.us.
     

  • Any student carrying prescription medications, inhalers, or epinephrine pens, please go to the nurse’s office for permission forms.
     

  • If you are having a problem with someone picking on you, be smart and use the resources available. Please come to the office and see Mr. Blackmon, our conflict resolution officer.
     

  • Students are not to use the school’s elevators unless you have been pre-approved by the school’s nurse or the main office due to an injury.
     

  • For those of you who drive to school: Students are not allowed to park in the front circle or in the staff and visitor parking lot in front of the auditorium. 
     

  • Do you have a problem with your iPad or a question about an app?  If so, watch for information about the Student Help Desk.