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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:
  • 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13
  • 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14
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.

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Giants’ next home basketball game — a girls/boys double header — will be a patriotic night that you won’t want to miss!
Come help us honor the memory of a Giant who gave his life as a Marine in Afghanistan, Capt. Brandon “Bull” Barrett. Funds will be raised for the scholarship given in his honor every year to an MHS athlete (administered by the Community Foundation of Grant County). This will also be a night to honor all veterans.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News MHS Art Club members recently got a chance to explore the world of art through a special gallery tour at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

On Dec. 2, 43 MHS students traveled to the IMA to participate in a Visual Thinking Strategy gallery tour. The VTS tour was a 45-minute facilitated discussion using open-ended questions to prompt students to explore works of art on display at the IMA. MHS is also implementing the VTS concept. Afterward, the students were able to explore the museum on their own for about an hour and a half.

The MHS students' participation and behavior attracted attention and even compliments. They certainly represented the Giant Nation well!

If you'd like to take advantage of exciting opportunities like this one, contact Mr. Larson or Mrs. Davis at MHS for information on how you can join the Art Club.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Cadets from the Marion High School JROTC program have advanced to the second level of the Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Competition. 

More than 1,300 teams representing JROTC programs from high schools across the country and around the world entered the contest.  The Marion Giants team will now compete in the second round against 67 other teams in their division, hoping to advance to the Army JROTC Leadership Championship and the JROTC Tri-Service Leadership Bowl Championship to be held June 26-30, 2015, in Washington, D.C..

“This is the first time cadets from Marion High School have advanced to the second round,” said Lt. Col. David Farlow, the program’s senior Army instructor. “It speaks well of our cadets and the leadership development education they have received. With our JROTC program now in its fourth year, the cadets have the benefit of all the educational and leadership training the cadets can receive in the four-year program.”

The Giant Battalion Team is composed of Cadets Devyn Tarlton, Dylan Anderson, Chris Walters, Peyton Hoffman, and Stephanie Charlton.

The second level of testing will begin in February.

“It makes me feel real good to know that we are the first Giant team to advance to the second level of the competition,” said Cadet Anderson, co-captain for the Leadership Bowl Team. “It makes me want to try even harder to succeed in the next round.”

The Leadership Bowl tests cadets' knowledge about leadership, in addition to other JROTC subject matter. Cadets are also tested on their knowledge of current events.

The JROTC Leadership Bowl is sponsored in part by the College Options Foundation. One of the main goals of the JROTC Leadership Bowl is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC's Rifle Team earned first place recently in a postal match hosted by Creek Wood High School in Tennessee.

In a postal match, teams compete at their own facilities, then the targets are mailed to the host, where they are compared with all competitors' targets.

The Giants' A-team earned first place out of 13 teams competing. The first-year shooters team earned second out of five teams.

In addition, two Giants earned individual honors. Cadet Daniel Sparks, an MHS senior, tied for second place overall, and Cadet Taylor Sorah, an MHS freshman, finished third overall among first-year shooters.

Congratulations, cadets!

The MHS JROTC will host the Air Force cadets from Anderson Prep Academy here in Marion on Dec. 9.