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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Band Boosters will host the Bunny Breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., in conjunction with the Million Egg Hunt set that morning at MHS's Dick Lootens Stadium.

The Bunny Breakfast will be inside MHS's Bill Green Arena. (Enter at Door 14, near the stadium.) There will be special appearances by the Easter Bunny!

Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, milk and juice. 

Tickets:
  • $5 adult (3 pancakes, 3 sausages, 1 milk, 1 juice)
  • $3 children ages 3 to 10 (2 pancakes, 2 sausages, 1 milk, 1 juice)
  • free for children 2 and younger. (1 pancake, 1 sausage, 1 milk, 1 juice)
Tickets sold at the door. Proceeds benefit the growing, award-winning MHS band program!

Thank you to our sponsor, IHOP!

The Million Egg Hunt starts at 9 a.m. (doors open at 8:30). Click here for more information.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News


Join us for the Masquerade Ball! MHS Prom 2017 is set for 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 6, at Meshingomesia Golf and Social Club, 2225 N. Lagro Road.

Tickets are $35 for one, or $55 per couple.

Don't miss this evening of fun with friends, and memories you will cherish!

See Ms. Tashema Davis (art department) for more information.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society) at Marion High School recently inducted 37 students, bringing the total membership to 89. Those members who will be graduating this year were also honored during the ceremony.



New members are inducted into La Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica on March 8, 2017, at the Walton Center at Marion High School.

>> Click here to view more photos from the ceremony


To qualify for La Sociedad, students must study Spanish for a minimum of three years and maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher in Spanish during that time. Students must also display a deep interest in Hispanic studies and culture.

Of the members of the MHS chapter of La Sociedad, 94 percent are enrolled in dual credit or Advanced Placement Spanish courses here at the high school — a level of excellence we are proud of!

La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica was founded by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in 1953. There are more than 2,000 chapters throughout the United States. All accredited secondary schools are encouraged to organize a chapter of the society. Our chapter, Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, was established at MHS in 2009.

Officers for the 2016-17 school year are President Anne Marie Conrad, First Vice President Nicholas Spitzer, Second Vice President Juan Perez, Secretary/Treasurer Micah Hoeksema, and Social Chairperson Abby Eltzroth. Senora Karen Luney, MHS Spanish teacher, is the sponsor.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC program this week received the highest rating possible from the U.S. Army — Honor Unit with Distinction — following its formal inspection of the program. Only 10 percent of JROTC units in the country receive this rating!

The formal inspection included briefings led by cadets, portfolio reviews, evaluations of the color guard and drill team, an in-ranks inspection, and a conversation with Marion High School’s principal and Marion Community Schools’ superintendent.

“This is one of the most outstanding JROTC units I have ever inspected in 20 years,” said Lee Redmon, from the U.S. Army 7th Brigade Headquarters, after the inspection on Wednesday, March 15.

The 7th Brigade region includes Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Marion High School and Marion Community Schools are proud of this program and the opportunities it offers to local students. JROTC is a leadership program designed to motivate young people to become better citizens. Studies show that JROTC helps students get better grades, be more active in school, and perform better on tests, and it decreases disciplinary problems.

Though JROTC is a military-regulated program, participation does not require future plans for military service. Cadets who do choose a military career can get important benefits from their JROTC participation, but the JROTC program offers important lessons that can benefit cadets in all areas of life, including self-discipline, teamwork, leadership skills, and more.

The MHS JROTC program also has established great community connections and partnerships, working together with various local and regional partners on events such as the annual Field Day at Matter Park, along with service projects at the Marion VA Health Center, Marion parks, and more.

The MHS JROTC program is open to anyone of high school age in Grant County. Anyone interested in becoming a cadet in the JROTC program will need to work with the guidance department here at MHS and at their home high school to arrange their schedule appropriately. For more information, contact MHS at 664-9051.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News As we head into spring, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on special shows that explore weather and climate, along with the local night sky in spring and summer.

The public is invited to MHS to the shows, which will feature “The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather”; “The Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine”; and a review of events coming up in the local night sky this spring and summer. Showings are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2.

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. MHS is located at 750 W. 26th St.

In addition, the MHS Green Society will be selling concessions at these shows. Proceeds help fund recycling efforts at MHS.

This is a great opportunity for a special experience with the family, right here in Marion!

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.