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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News In order to give our staff, students, families and fans opportunity to enjoy and support both our outstanding athletes and our talented musicians, Marion Community Schools has rescheduled the Spring Choral Festival, set for this Friday, to next Friday, March 14.

Due to the post-season success of the MHS boys’ basketball team, the Giants’ sectional semifinal game in Kokomo is now at the same time as the previously scheduled concert. This presented a tough choice for many students, families, staff and community members. So rather than forcing people to choose between the arts and athletics, Marion Community Schools leaders are taking action to give each event its own separate spotlight.

The Spring Choral Festival, featuring musicians from Marion High School and McCulloch Junior High School, will now take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Marion High School’s premier F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center, 750 W. 26th St.

The boys’ basketball team will play Kokomo High School at 6 p.m. Friday, March 7, in Kokomo Memorial Gym, 200 Apperson Way N., Kokomo.

We are so proud of all of our students who work to excel in their chosen activities beyond the school day, and of our teachers and coaches who go the extra mile to help provide such great opportunities. We are grateful, too, for the support of our families and fans. We believe this change, despite any inconvenience it could cause, gives all of us the best chance to enjoy and support both our artists and our athletes.

We hope to see a big crowd in Kokomo cheering on the Giants this Friday, and a big audience at Marion High School next Friday enjoying our singers’ performances!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This Friday is the last home game of the season for the MHS boys' basketball team. Wear your purple, and help celebrate GIANT pride, past and present!

There are special alumni events planned, including a reunion of the Purple Reign teams, which won state championships in 1985, '85 and '87. For info on that and more, click here.

Sectionals start next week! For info on the IHSAA State Tournament, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
  • WHAT: Get an inside look at what TCTC has to offer to students, PLUS talk with representatives from several area colleges and businesses.
  • WHEN: 4:30 - 7 p.m. March 6
  • WHERE: Tucker Career & Tech Center, 107 S. Pennsylvania St, Marion, Ind.
Click the image above to view or print the invitation!

Tucker Career and Technology Center's 2014 College and Career Fair and Open House is coming up soon — don't miss your chance to talk with representatives from area colleges and universities, as well as from local businesses!

It's a great way to explore the possibilities open to you after graduation. 

This is also a great time to take an inside look at what Tucker has to offer. We can give you a hands-on experience in many different career paths, to help you explore your interests before you're locked into a post-secondary program (and the high price tag that can come with it)! We also offer many professional certifications to our students, meaning you could be several steps ahead in the job market when you graduate high school.

It's your future. What are you going to do with it? We can help you decide — and the College and Career Fair and Open House is a great place to explore your options!
This event is open to the entire community (not just current Tucker students, and not just Marion Community Schools families). Come check out the Tucker Advantage!
Click on the links below to learn more about those who will be at the College and Career Fair:
Post-secondary institutions
Businesses, community organizations, other
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link Marion High School was proud to host a special presentation on Monday, Feb. 24.

Project Leadership — which has helped hundreds of Marion Community Schools students get one step closer to a college education by enrolling in the 21st Century Scholars program, and which also pairs Marion High School students up with community mentors and provides them with many other support services — was given $30,000 by the Wal-Mart Foundation.

MCS School Board member Scott Murphy, head of the Grant County Wal-Mart Distribution Center, presented the check to Project Leadership, and several MHS and MCS administrators were on hand to congratulate the program. Several Project Leadership mentees at MHS were also on hand for the presentation, a visible representation of the impact that the program has at our school.

Thank you, Project Leadership, for all that you do for our students, our schools, and our community! For more information on how you can get involved with Project Leadership, click here to visit their website.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link WIth the number of high school students taking Advanced Placement tests — which can earn them college credit — on the rise across the nation, the Chronicle-Tribune explores AP offerings at local high schools.

“I think students don’t know what they’re capable of until they challenge themselves,” Marion High School AP Calculus teacher Doug Porter told the Chronicle-Tribune . “They’re getting exactly what the kids get in college. It gives students a sense of what they’ll do when they get to college. It also gives them the opportunity to save thousands and thousands of dollars.”

— More from MCS: For more information on AP offerings at Marion High School, click here. To learn about MHS students recognized on the national level for their performance on AP tests, click here. —