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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The MHS Giants football team and cheerleaders are partnering with the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Blood Center for a blood drive next week — and you can help!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Online registration for all MCS schools for the 2014-15 school year is ongoing.


In addition, summer registration days are coming up later this month.

Families with students who were enrolled at an MCS school last year can register their students online.

The online registration process can be completed at any Internet-connected computer (including the public stations available at Marion Public Library). However, computer/Internet access and staff assistance will be available during our summer registration days, set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 22 and 23 at McCulloch Junior High School, 3528 S. Washington St. (Because construction projects scheduled this summer throughout the district will restrict visitor traffic, there will be one registration location for all student registration. Staff from all school buildings will be available at registration at McCulloch.)

Those with students who are new to MCS should plan to attend our in-school registration days to provide needed documentation and information, including proof of residence (such as a recent utility bill with your name and address), and the name and contact information for the school your student most recently attended, along with any health/allergy information.

Textbook fees and deposits can also be paid online as part of the registration process, or at the summer registration days (where you can avoid the online payment processing fee).

For more information about MCS enrollment, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News



Your path to success after high school starts NOW at Marion Community Schools

Did you know ...
  • The Marion High School Class of 2014 included a Lilly Scholar, a National Merit Scholar Finalist, and dozens of other scholarship winners, adding up to about $5 million in scholarship dollars earned. >> Learn more about them here.
  • Class of '14 graduates earned hundreds of advanced college credits — and each of those are college classes they won't have to take on campus, saving them thousands of dollars! >> Learn more about our dual credit offerings here.
  • Every scholarship dollar and advanced credit earned is a direct savings to these MHS graduates and their families!
YOU can have these opportunities too! Be a GIANT. Enrollment for new students starts soon. >> Click here for more information.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is a Summer Food Service Program participant. Free breakfast and lunch is available to the public (to anyone 18 or younger) as follows:
  • Breakfast is served from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at Frances Slocum Elementary through June 27 and Marion High School through July 25.
  • Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at Frances Slocum Elementary through June 27 and Marion High School through July 25.
  • MCS summer session students are also provided free breakfast and lunch, but there are separate meal times for those students: 7:30 to 8 a.m. for breakfast, and 11 to 11:30 a.m. for lunch.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Did you know that at Marion High School in the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, students can choose from 60 dual credit classes (worth nearly 200 college credits), as well as nearly a dozen AP courses that can earn additional college credit?

That means as an MHS Giant, you can earn COLLEGE credit before you graduate high school!

Dual credit classes entail college-level instruction, college-level coursework. You'll be more prepared to continue your education after high school, because you'll know what to expect, you'll know how to succeed.

>> MHS was recently featured in a Chronicle-Tribune article about college readiness and preparatory opportunities across the county. Click here to read more at chronicle-tribune.com.

Not only does earning advanced college credit save you time (because you will already have some requirements for your degree fulfilled) and money (because it's far more expensive to "buy" those credits, by way of tuition fees, at the college level), but it also allows you to explore potential career paths before choosing a college major or other career / certification opportunities. That can save you even more time and money, because changing majors can many times delay degree completion.

Our dual credit opportunities span a wide range of topics, from advanced math and sciences; to foreign languages; to medical fields including nursing, physical therapy, and pharmacy; to engineering; to architecture, drafting, and construction; and many more!

It can put you a few steps ahead at college, or get you closer to a career certification.

It can help you find out what career path is the best fit for you.

Think about it: It's an opportunity you just can't pass up! Click here to take a look at the full list of classes.