Marion High School JROTC Cadet Josiah Hamilton was awarded a U.S. Army’s three-year ROTC Scholarship valued at approximately $70,000.
Students awarded the scholarships can choose to attend any college or university that has an Army ROTC Program, and the money can be used to pay for tuition, room and board, books and fees. Additionally, the cadets will receive a monthly stipend to cover incidental costs.
“It was an honor to be selected,” said Hamilton, who has chosen to attend Purdue University.
Marion Community Schools is pleased to announce that current McCulloch Junior High School Principal Stephanie Lockwood will also take the lead for Justice Intermediate School for the 2020-21 school year. She will oversee both buildings and will be the instructional leader for grades 5 through 8.
Marion Community Schools has created a revised calendar for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, in accordance with instructions from Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education.
Marion High School is in the process of planning a virtual graduation for next month.
MHS asked members of the Class of 2020 to weigh in on options for their graduation, since the traditional ceremony has been canceled due to COVID-19 distancing guidelines. About half the class indicated a preference, and the majority of those votes were for a virtual graduation in May and a second in-person ceremony in September.
We will premier the virtual commencement ceremony at 2:30 p.m. May 31 on our website and social media pages.
As part of our ongoing efforts to provide a wide variety of enhanced and blended learning opportunities to our families during this extended school closure, Marion Community Schools is offering paper learning packets for pick-up.
Packets will be available for students in preschool through grade 8. (Packets will also be available digitally from the links below and on our Technology Resources page, but for those who prefer hard copies, we are making them available.)
Marion Community Schools social workers are collecting information and resources to help you during this difficult time! We are all working together to stay connected while we are apart.
Marion Community Schools is pleased to announce that Rianne Aguilar will step up to the role of Principal at Frances Slocum Elementary for the 2020-21 school year.
Marion Community Schools is pleased to welcome Eleese Payne as the next Director of our Special Services Department.
Payne will officially move into this role this summer. She is currently Director of Special Education at KIPP Indy Public Schools, but lives here in Marion. She looks forward to serving Marion families.
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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has ordered all schools to be closed for the rest of the school year to fight the global coronavirus pandemic. Together, let’s all do our part and make a difference in this important fight!