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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School will be modifying its schedule during ISTEP+ testing for 10th graders. Start and end times for the day will not be affected, and lunch periods will not be affected.

However, students will follow an altered schedule in which class periods will be in a different order than usual, and period start and end times may be different than usual as well. All bells will be turned off during testing periods. Teachers will dismiss students according to the bell schedule.

10th graders should make sure to listen for announcements or instructions from your teachers, or visit the main office for more information. Testing will take place on Thursday, April 27; and Monday, May 1, through Thursday, May 4. 

All other students should make note of the altered class order and bell schedules.

Thursday, April 27
  • 10th-graders will test during  Period 1 and Period 2 (9 to 10:42 a.m.) but the schedule remains unchanged otherwise.
Monday, May 1
  • 10th-graders will test during  Period 1 and Period 2 (9 to 10:35 a.m.) but the schedule remains unchanged otherwise.
Tuesday, May 2
  • 10th-graders will test from 8:45 to 11 a.m.
  • All other students should report to their Period 3 class first thing in the morning, 8:45 - 10:10 a.m.
  • Next, all other students should report to their Period 5 class, 10:15 to 11 a.m.
  • After that, all students will follow this schedule: Period 1 class, 11:05 - 11:29 a.m.; lunch / Period 4, normal schedule; Period 2 class, 1:15 - 2:05 p.m.; Periods 6-7, normal schedule
Wednesday, May 3
  • 10th-graders will test from 8:45 to 9:40 a.m.
  • All other students should head to their Period 6 class first thing in the morning, 8:45 - 9:40 a.m.
  • After that, all students will follow this schedule: Period 1 class, 9:45 - 10:35 a.m.; Period 2 class, 10:40 to 11:29 a.m.; lunch / Period 4, normal schedule; Period 3 class, 1:15 - 2:05 p.m.; Period 5 class, 2:10 - 3 p.m.; Period 7, normal schedule
Thursday, May 4
  • 10th-graders will test from 9 to 10:25 a.m.
  • All other students should head to their Period 7 class first thing in the morning, 9 - 10:25 a.m.
  • After that, all students will follow this schedule: Period 1 class, 10:30 - 11:05 a.m.; Period 2 class, 11:05 to 11:35 a.m.; lunch / Period 4, normal schedule; Period 3 class, 1:21 - 2:09 p.m.; Period 5 class, 2:14 - 3:02 p.m.; Period 6 class, 3:07 - 3:55 p.m.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Photos will be taken this week of teachers and seniors who were selected by their classmates for Senior Superlatives who were selected for for the 2017 yearbook. 

All photos will be taken in the MHS Media Center / Library. All honorees should consider bringing an appropriate prop to the photo shoot! The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 2

1st period
  • Best Smile (Cameron Black and Gaby Padilla) - dress to impress!
  • Best Eyes (Darrick Jones and Rhoni Rumple) - dress to impress!
  • Worst Driver (Jeremiah Horvath and Anabell Meagher) - dress to impress!
  • Best Hair (Marcus Cook and Annie Enyeart) - dress to impress!
  • Biggest Case of Senioritis (Austin George and Emma Clevenger) - dress in casual/comfy clothes!
  • Best Friends (Tim Leavell / Cameron Black and Daija Inman,/ Jaeda Manual/Annie Enyeart) - dress to impress!
  • Most Likely to Become Famous (Tim Leavell and Stacia Tyson) - dress to impress!


Wednesday, May 3

2nd period

  • Class Clowns (Quinn Lootens and Alyssa Evans) - dress goofy!
  • Best Personality (Noah Shigley and Anne Marie Conrad) - dress to impress!
  • Teacher's Pet (Truman Bennet and Anne Marie Conrad) - dress to impress!
  • Loudest (Alijah Harvey and Jaszmen Johnson) - dress to impress!
  • Most Likely To Become President (Truman Bennet and Anne Marie Conrad) - dress business casual!
  • Most Likely To Take Over The World (Gavin Goins and Alyssa Evans) - dress to impress
After school
  • Teacher Most Likely To Brighten Your Day (Dave Tippey and Karen Luney) - dress to impress!
  • Teacher Most Likely To Have More Homework Than You (Doug Porter and Angela Selelrs) - dress to impress!
  • Teacher Who Is The Biggest Chatterbox (Tony Moreillon and Kristi Phillippe) - dress to impress!
  • Teacher Who Is Most Sarcastic (Mark Hyman and Carie Martin) - dress to impress!
  • Teacher Who Is Most Likely To Win The Nobel Peace Prize (Justin March and Bobbie Owensby) - dress to impress!

Thursday, May 4

2nd period

  • Most Athletic (Ian Reynolds and Abby Eltzroth) - dress in athletic clothes!
  • Most photogenic (Nick Spiter and Ellie James) - dress to impress!
  • Most Likely To Win American Idol (Deshaun Colemon and Ellie James) - dress to impress!
  • Most Likely To Win An Olympic Medal (Ian Reynolds and Camille Wheels) - dress in athletic clothes!
  • Most Likely To Be Rich (Nick Spitzer and Abby Eltzroth) - dress to impress!
After school
  • Teacher Who Is the Class Clown (Cean Rench and Marsha Vermilion) - dress to impress!
  • Teacher With the Most School Spirit (Tyler White and Diana Gardner) - dress to impress!
  • Teacher Who Is the Most Likely To Call You Out (Robert Burchell and Sherry Grogg) - dress to impress!
  • Best Dressed Teacher (Terry Lakes and Tashema Davis) - dress to impress!
  • Most Inspiring Teacher (Dave Tippey and Karen Luney) - dress to impress!

Friday, May 5

1st period

  • Most School Spirit (Adam Betz and Tae'lor Tyner) - rock the purple, rock the gold!
  • Most Gullible (Ryan Gandee and Karly Riggs) - dress to impress!
  • Most Creative (Ianne Sierra and Courtney Hiles) - dress to impress!
  • Best Dressed (Antonio Ontiveros and T'miya Thomas) - wear your best outfit!
  • Most Likely To Flirt Their Way Out Of A Ticket (Antonio Ontiveros and Karly Riggs) - dress to impress!
  • Most Likely To Marry Their High School Sweetheart (Ian Reynolds / Jenna Mauller) - dress to impress!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn a sobering lesson Monday, as Code Prom brings the dangers of drinking and driving to life.

Emergency officials, including police, EMT, firefighters, and the Samaritan medical helicopter, will be responding to the MHS campus sometime after 1:30 p.m. Monday with lights and sirens blaring, but it will be in the name of education.

Juniors and seniors will gather to witness the mock emergency, which will vividly illustrate a scene that is all too common: people injured or even killed in an accident involving a drunk driver.

The MHS prom is coming up next weekend (May 6), and the school, along with Marion Fire Department, is putting on Code Prom in an effort to make students think twice before adding alcohol into the mix.

Students will gather before the mock emergency scene to watch videos that set the stage. After the mock emergency, they will return for a mock funeral, a follow up on the drunken driver, and a presentation on the teens who have been killed in accidents in Grant County since 2000.

Any student found to be in possession of, using, transporting, or selling alcohol or other illicit drugs at any school-related function, including prom, will be subject to suspension or expulsion from school, in accordance with Marion Community Schools policy. Cases may also be referred to Marion Police Department, and charges may be filed. The same penalties may be applied if a student is found to be under the influence of such substances, even if the consumption took place prior to the school-related function.

Athletes found to be in violation of this policy can also be subject to suspension or permanent banning from participation in Marion High School athletics.

We encourage everyone to use good judgment and stay safe during this special weekend.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Student Senate's annual Senior Citizens Prom is coming up!

The 28th annual event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. (Enter Door 7 or Door 8 on the east / north side of the building.) This fun event includes snacks, DJ music, and bingo with prizes, and is free to all senior citizens in Marion.

In years past this event has drawn a crowd, and we hope to see that spirit return this year!

For more information, contact MHS teacher and Senate sponsor Angela Sellers at 664-9051, ext. 2112, or email asellers@marion.k12.in.us.

The Senate is also seeking new donors to continue to make this great event possible. If you or your organization or business would like to be a sponsor, contact Sellers at the phone number or email above.

If you want to be a part of this special event, please contact us today!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News One Marion High School senior has been named a 2017 Indiana Academic All-Star, an honor earned by only 40 high school seniors in the state.

Micah Hoeksema, who is also a National Merit Scholar and a Lilly Scholar planning to attend Taylor University and major in Spanish and biology / pre-med, was honored with the other All-Stars at a luncheon Tuesday in Indianapolis.



Congratulations to Micah Hoeksema on this outstanding and well-deserved honor!


The Academic All-Stars were chosen from a field of 264 outstanding nominees from public and private schools around the state. The distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities. The program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals, with support provided by Franklin College, Marian University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Purdue University, along with corporate partners Herff Jones, IndyStar.com, and Inter-State Studio and Publishing Co.

The IASP Indiana Academic All-Stars program salutes academic excellence in the same manner that student athletes traditionally are honored. By providing a showcase for academically talented seniors, the sponsoring organizations hope to accomplish the following objectives:
  • Give academic achievement the prestige it deserves.
  • Motivate students to recognize the value of academic excellence.
  • Provide students with an incentive for academic achievement.
  • Promote a positive image of Indiana’s young people.
Each public and private high school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education may nominate one senior for consideration as an Indiana Academic All-Star. From these nominees, a selection committee chose the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars, along with an additional 50 regional honorees.

>> Click here to view a full list of honorees 

>> Click here to view a special publication highlighting the Indiana Academic All-Stars, produced by the Indianapolis Star


Selection of nominees and honorees was based upon the following:
  • A mathematical formula that combines the SAT or ACT composite score and a seven-semester grade-point average.
  • Academic achievements and honors, academic courses, and academic extracurricular activities.
  • Other extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership qualities.
Each nominated student was required to submit an essay recognizing his or her most influential educator. Two of those educators were honored by Franklin College as part of the ceremonies this week, and received $1,000. Another two educators were honored by Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning and received $500.

IU, and Purdue also presented scholarships to several students, and IASP presented scholarships to several students in recognition of their community service.

IASP leads in the advocacy and support of all principals in their commitment to every child. The Department of Student Programs hosts 8 different academic competitions for students in grades 4-12, as well as a Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest, a Student Day at the Legislature, the Academic All-Stars Program, and the Indiana Cheer Championship. Annually, over 42,000 students are involved in Department of Student Programs-sponsored events. Click here to learn more about the Indiana Association of School Principals and the Department of Student Programs.