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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Do you know a Marion High School alumnus who deserves recognition? Nominations for the MHS Hall of Distinction are being accepted through March 14, 2014.

The MHS Hall of Distinction gives lasting recognition to alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Marion Community Schools. It also serves to help inspire current students to aspire to similar success.

Any MHS alumnus who graduated at least five years ago and who has made substantial contributions to the achievements of Marion Community Schools or whose exemplary actions reflect honor on MCS is eligible for nomination. The Hall seeks to honor men and women who have distinguished themselves through superb accomplishment on a local, state or national level in diverse fields of endeavor.

Non-MHS graduates may be afforded honorary status in the MHS Hall of Distinction.

Nominations must be made in writing and must be received by in the Office of the Superintendent, 1240 S. Adams St., Marion, or by email, by March 14.

For nomination forms and more information, including details on previous inductees, click here. Forms are also available at all MCS school buildings and the Education Service Center.

For more information, contact Patty Barney, executive assistant to the superintendent, 662-2546, ext. 125, or email
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The MHS Senate's 25th annual Senior Citizens Prom is coming up! This year's theme is The Great Gatsby, so get ready to channel that Roaring '20s spirit and dance the evening away (or just come have fun with your friends)!

The event, set for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Marion High School, includes dinner, DJ, dancing, bingo (with prizes), and even a photographer to take portraits of the attendees. This special event is free to all senior citizens in Marion.

Attendees should park on the east side of MHS, near the Freshman Center, which has a handicapped-accessible entrance on the east side of the building. 

The Senate is 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 MHS teacher and Senate sponsor Angela Sellers at 664-9051 ext. 2112 or email You can be a table sponsor for $25, or an event patron for $100 — or set your own donation level! All sponsors are recognized in the Prom Program distributed to attendees, and signs are also placed at tables for table sponsors and patrons. (Click here to download a donor information sheet.)

If you want to be a part of this special event, which always draws a crowd, please contact us today!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link From the Chronicle-Tribune

One of Tucker Career and Technology Center’s main goals is to prepare students for their next step, whether that’s in a dorm room or in an office, and the college and career fair is a big part of achieving that goal.

For the second year, Tucker hosted a college and career fair Thursday with vendors from Indiana universities and businesses providing information to interested students and families. The fair also doubles as an open house for Tucker students to step into the tech ed classrooms before they enroll.

“It’s our spring open house for all of our incoming students and all of our current students and parents in the community to come in, see the classrooms and meet the teachers to see what types of projects our students do,” said Valerie Janowski-Human, guidance counselor. “As kind of an added bonus, we thought it would be cool to add a college and career fair so that seniors and other community members can come in and talk to colleges, talk to local business, especially the ones that are hiring, to see what their requirements are and learn more about them.”

— More from MCS: To learn about the programs and certifications available through Tucker Career and Technology Center, click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
Attention all incoming Marion High School freshmen: Join us and take a journey through your high school years and beyond!

WHAT: MHS 8th Grade Night: Begin with the end in mind!

WHEN: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13 (doors at open at 5:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Walton Performing Arts Center (MHS auditorium)

WHO: All incoming MHS freshman and their families

>> This night is all about YOU.
  • Information and advice based on YOUR interests and skills (based on the career inventory you completed).
  • Scheduling information YOU need to know. 
  • The chance to explore what organizations, clubs and teams YOU might want to join.
  • Pizza, popcorn, cookies, prizes and fun! (Activities for all ages will be available.)
We hope to see you there!

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!