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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to learn a sobering lesson Monday, as Code Prom brings the dangers of drinking and driving to life.

Emergency officials, including police, EMT, firefighters, and the Samaritan medical helicopter, will be responding to the MHS campus sometime after 1:30 p.m. Monday with lights and sirens blaring, but it will be in the name of education.

Juniors and seniors will gather to witness the mock emergency, which will vividly illustrate a scene that is all too common: people injured or even killed in an accident involving a drunk driver.

The MHS prom is coming up next weekend (May 6), and the school, along with Marion Fire Department, is putting on Code Prom in an effort to make students think twice before adding alcohol into the mix.

Students will gather before the mock emergency scene to watch videos that set the stage. After the mock emergency, they will return for a mock funeral, a follow up on the drunken driver, and a presentation on the teens who have been killed in accidents in Grant County since 2000.

Any student found to be in possession of, using, transporting, or selling alcohol or other illicit drugs at any school-related function, including prom, will be subject to suspension or expulsion from school, in accordance with Marion Community Schools policy. Cases may also be referred to Marion Police Department, and charges may be filed. The same penalties may be applied if a student is found to be under the influence of such substances, even if the consumption took place prior to the school-related function.

Athletes found to be in violation of this policy can also be subject to suspension or permanent banning from participation in Marion High School athletics.

We encourage everyone to use good judgment and stay safe during this special weekend.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News By Gabriela Padilla

Marion Community Schools' All-City Art Show is coming to Marion High School's Walton Performing Arts Center once again!

All MCS buildings will be showing student artwork, and MCS choral and band programs will provide music from all ages. Come see outstanding artwork created by our own Marion Giants.

You can also join in some hands-on activities or try out the pottery wheel!

A silent auction of artwork will help raise funds for art show awards and materials. With the top bid, you can take home artwork created by our own students and teachers!

The All-City Art Show will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13, with awards to follow at 5 p.m. in the West Mezzanine. 

Marion Community Schools’ art programs have consistently offered students outstanding opportunities, and in the last few years several students have had their works chosen for regional, state, and even national competitions, including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony in Color awards and the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Our art programs culminate with a wide array of courses at Marion High School, including drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and more.

Music performances on Saturday, May 13:
  • 11:30 a.m.: Elementary Recorder Ensemble
  • Noon: Elementaries and Justice Circle the State With Song Choir
  • 12:30 p.m.: McCulloch Honors Choir
  • 1 p.m .: McCulloch Jazz Choir
  • 1:30 p.m.: McCulloch Jazz Band
  • 2 p.m. Solo and Ensemble performances
  • 2:30 p.m.: MHS Virtuoso
  • 3 p.m.: MHS Jazz Band
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Student Senate's annual Senior Citizens Prom is coming up next month.

The 28th annual event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. (Enter Door 7 or Door 8 on the east / north side of the building.) This fun event includes snacks, DJ music, and bingo with prizes, and is free to all senior citizens in Marion.

In years past this event has drawn a crowd, and we hope to see that spirit return this year!

For more information, contact MHS teacher and Senate sponsor Angela Sellers at 664-9051, ext. 2112, or email asellers@marion.k12.in.us.

The Senate is also 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 Sellers at the phone number or email above.

If you want to be a part of this special event, please contact us today!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News One Marion High School senior has been named a 2017 Indiana Academic All-Star, an honor earned by only 40 high school seniors in the state.

Micah Hoeksema, who is also a National Merit Scholar and a Lilly Scholar planning to attend Taylor University and major in Spanish and biology / pre-med, was honored with the other All-Stars at a luncheon Tuesday in Indianapolis.



Congratulations to Micah Hoeksema on this outstanding and well-deserved honor!


The Academic All-Stars were chosen from a field of 264 outstanding nominees from public and private schools around the state. The distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities. The program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals, with support provided by Franklin College, Marian University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Purdue University, along with corporate partners Herff Jones, IndyStar.com, and Inter-State Studio and Publishing Co.

The IASP Indiana Academic All-Stars program salutes academic excellence in the same manner that student athletes traditionally are honored. By providing a showcase for academically talented seniors, the sponsoring organizations hope to accomplish the following objectives:
  • Give academic achievement the prestige it deserves.
  • Motivate students to recognize the value of academic excellence.
  • Provide students with an incentive for academic achievement.
  • Promote a positive image of Indiana’s young people.
Each public and private high school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education may nominate one senior for consideration as an Indiana Academic All-Star. From these nominees, a selection committee chose the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars, along with an additional 50 regional honorees.

>> Click here to view a full list of honorees 

>> Click here to view a special publication highlighting the Indiana Academic All-Stars, produced by the Indianapolis Star


Selection of nominees and honorees was based upon the following:
  • A mathematical formula that combines the SAT or ACT composite score and a seven-semester grade-point average.
  • Academic achievements and honors, academic courses, and academic extracurricular activities.
  • Other extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership qualities.
Each nominated student was required to submit an essay recognizing his or her most influential educator. Two of those educators were honored by Franklin College as part of the ceremonies this week, and received $1,000. Another two educators were honored by Marian University Academy for Teaching and Learning and received $500.

IU, and Purdue also presented scholarships to several students, and IASP presented scholarships to several students in recognition of their community service.

IASP leads in the advocacy and support of all principals in their commitment to every child. The Department of Student Programs hosts 8 different academic competitions for students in grades 4-12, as well as a Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest, a Student Day at the Legislature, the Academic All-Stars Program, and the Indiana Cheer Championship. Annually, over 42,000 students are involved in Department of Student Programs-sponsored events. Click here to learn more about the Indiana Association of School Principals and the Department of Student Programs.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The MHS Band Boosters invite all band members and their families to the annual awards banquet, where we will celebrate the accomplishments of our students and celebrate the Class of 2017. The banquet will be at 6 p.m. May 4 in the MHS cafeteria.

Dinner will be provided at no charge; please RSVP by Friday, April 28, to Mr. Huff, 664-9051, or Cathy Griffin, 662-2546 x. 143.

After the banquet, the final concert of the year will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Walton Performing Arts Center. We hope to see all of our band families out for this special evening! (The concert is free and open to the public. ALL are invited to come out and hear our award-winning band!)