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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Did you know Marion High School has a spirit shop? If you're looking for the perfect gift for the Marion Giants fan or student in your life, look no further!

Come out to the MHS spirit shop on Dec. 13 or 14 between 3 and 7 p.m. and pick out the perfect gift! The Marion High School Alumni Association will be staffing the shop during these times.

Proceeds help fund the many ways MHSAA helps to support Marion High School and Marion Community Schools. (They've given tens of thousands of dollars directly to school and extracurricular programs over the past few years, and they've raised more than $200,000 for the Giant Dreams Endowments at the Community Foundation of Grant County to help provide for the needs of Giants today and long into the future!)

If you can't come to the shop, you can place orders for some of the gear online: www.mhsalum.com/giants-spirit-shop. (NOTE: Delivery may not be guaranteed before Christmas. Please contact the individual printers for more information.)
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, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2021.

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
Office of the Superintendent
District Offices at Marion High School
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN  46953-2327
  • Please respond by Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.

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

Contact:

Patricia Gibson (pgibson@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
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This holiday season, as carols tell of a special star that shone long ago, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores the wonders of the night sky.

The public is invited to MHS for “Seasonal Stargazing: Winter and Season of Lights”. Showings will be as follows:
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. The show lasts about an hour.

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 58.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School is a state leader in college and career readiness, according to the Indiana Department of Education.

MHS’s CCR rate in the latest certified data is available is 89.29 percent, reflecting the percentage of our students who earned early college credit, passed an AP exam, or earned a workplace certification. This is one of the highest rates in the state, surpassing many well-known and well-respected schools.

The purpose of PK-12 education is to prepare students for success in life beyond high school. This rate reflects in a very real way a student’s potential for such success.

“Preparing our students to be productive citizens after they leave us, ready to attend college or enter the workforce, is a main component of the mission of Marion High School,” MHS Principal Keith Burke said. “The CCR rate is one of the most important numbers to us, because it is an indicator that we are preparing our students for success not just in the halls of Marion High School, but in their life beyond high school.”

In the years since the latest certified data (2015 — because this data also tracks graduates' progress in college), the graduating classes at MHS have increasingly exceled, establishing new highs in the data points the CCR tracks (though those numbers are not yet certified and released by the IDOE). The CCR is one of the requirements included in accountability grades issued by the IDOE.

"There is something for every student in Marion Community Schools," MCS Superintendent Brad Lindsay said. "We provide real-world and life-ready training so every student can become the best they were created to be for the world."

We are proud of our students, and of our teachers and staff who work hard to provide these opportunities through Marion High School and Marion Regional Career Center. We are also grateful for partnerships locally with Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Taylor University, as well as partnerships statewide with colleges including Indiana University and Vincennes University, along with various industry certification organizations and area businesses who offer internship opportunities.

Here’s a look at some of the IDOE-reported CCR rates:
  • Marion: 89.29%
  • Carmel: 83.73%
  • Fort Wayne Carroll: 72.23%
  • Homestead: 71.59%
  • Noblesville: 69.80%
  • Zionsville: 69.34%
  • Westfield: 66.25%
  • Hamilton Heights: 65.61%
  • Hamilton Southeastern: 60.44% 
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!)