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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Dozens of Marion High School JROTC cadets gathered Tuesday to raise money for ALS research, part of the ongoing ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fueling awareness and donations for the cause.


 
Community service is one of the tenets of the JROTC program, and cadets undertake several projects every year to help those in need and improve our community. Just under $100 was raised at the event at Marion High School, to be given to the ALS Association.

New challenge issued!

In keeping with the campaign, the cadets challenged the JROTC organizations at nearby Blackford High School and Warsaw Community High School to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge themselves.


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Marion Community Schools alumni can be found far and wide, and their GIANT successes help make our world a better place! We plan to shine the spotlight on some of those Giant successes in a series of videos. First up: Scott Moorehead, founder of Moorehead Communications (and the largest Verizon retailer in the U.S., The Cellular Connection):

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The annual Fly/In Cruise/In car and air show is coming up soon at the Marion Municipal Airport, and with it comes the Marching Giants' all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Come on out to the airport and support our musicians as they head back into competition season for the first time in several years!

Check out this WIWU "Crossroads" feature from last year's Fly/In Cruise/In for a taste of what's in store:

 
The pancake breakfast this year is set for 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $5 in advance, available from any MHS band member, or at the airport, 5904 S. Western Ave., or at the Bright House Networks Marion office, 2923 S. Western Ave. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults, $3 for kids 8 and younger.

There is no admission charge to the show itself, which runs until 2 p.m.

The show this year will feature classic cars and other vintage vehicles, along with dozens of aircraft. The special feature this year is the C-54 "Spirit of Freedom", a flying museum with displays about the Berlin Airlift, a major global response in the late 1940s to one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. The "Spirit of Freedom" is part of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. Click here to learn more about the organization. 

Also featured will be helicopter rides for an additional cost. Click here to learn more.

Don't miss this unique local event that has supported our band program for many years! 

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - Board Honors The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees honored four students for perfect scores on the ISTEP+ exam in the 2013-14 school year.

Those honored were:



At its meeting on Aug. 13, 2014, the MCS School Board honored Geordi-Lee McIntyre, Elizabeth Wuertley, Patrick Spitzer, and Jinwon Pae (not pictured) for their perfect ISTEP+ scores in the 2013-14 school year. Also pictured are MCS Superintendent Brad Lindsay and board members Gregg Kitts, Cathy Moritz, Pam Hutchison, Katie Morgan, Scott Murphy, and Harry Hall. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The new school year is here! It's a great time to be a Marion Giant. At our First Day Celebration Friday morning at Marion High School's Walton Performing Arts Center, community members gathered to encourage and thank Marion Community Schools teachers and staff. It was a great kickoff to the new year. 

As we look forward to 2014-15, join us as we take a look back at some of the great things that happened last school year. Check out the photo slideshow below!