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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Come out and see the Marching Giants' 2017 show, Changing a Nation, for FREE right here at Marion High School! This year's show is inspired by the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

All other opportunities to see this show involve an admission price (either at a home football game or at a marching competition around the state). But every year, the Marching Giants put on a special performance so that the hometown crowd can watch and enjoy the show for free.

We hope to see you at Dick Lootens Stadium at MHS at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. (The performance will move inside if the weather is bad.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News With the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, visible here in Marion, some Marion Community Schools teachers are planning related outdoor activities. 

If your student's teacher is planning such an activity, you should receive an opt-out form this week, to return by Friday if you do NOT want your student to participate. If you need an additional copy of the form for any reason, click here. If you are not sure whether your student is in a class planning outdoor activities and want more information, please contact your school. (For a full list of phone numbers for MCS school buildings, click here.)

>> Click here for information from NASA on eclipse viewing safety. (Looking directly at a solar eclipse without the proper protective filters can cause permanent damage to your eyesight.)


 




El lunes 21 de agosto de 2017, el condado de Grant estará en el camino de un eclipse solar. Algunos clases estará viendo el eclipse al aire libre usando lentes de protección y / o equipo. Si usted NO desea que su hijo/a participe en estas actividades, clic aqui y devuelva este formulario.

Mirar directamente al sol durante un eclipse puede dañar permanentemente la vista. Click aqui para más información

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News With the upcoming solar eclipse sparking interest across the country, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on special shows that explore the unusual phenomenon.

The public is invited to MHS to the shows, scheduled for 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20. 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 250 W. 26th St.

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.

On the day of the eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, MHS science teacher Tina Harris will be outside watching the eclipse with her classes, weather permitting. People are welcome to join the watch party! The eclipse should be visible in Marion from about 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

>> Click here for information on eclipse viewing safety. (Looking directly at a solar eclipse without the proper protective filters can cause permanent damage to your eyesight.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News PLEASE NOTE: Textbooks that have not been returned to MHS from last school year need to be turned in to Mrs. Barnes in the main office for check in as soon as possible.

There are three lists posted with students’ names and missing textbook titles. Please check one of the yellow poster boards located by the main office, on the east side of the cafeteria, or on the west side of the cafeteria for more information.

Billing will begin next week (the week of Aug. 22) for lost books.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Auditions for the first two plays of the year are set for next Tuesday and Wednesday, 6 to 8:30 Aug. 15 and 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16. 

The plays being cast are:
  • The annual one-time / $1 play / one act, which will this year feature two short scenes, "Gray Area" and "Frosh in the Pit", which both center on the theme of bullying. The performance is scheduled for Sept. 30.
  • The classic Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie", a fun take on the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll. The performances are scheduled for Nov. 3 and 4.
MHS students who want to audition for either or both should plan to come to one of the days of auditions. Students who are auditioning for the musical will need to have a song prepared. You do NOT have to be in a choir class to audition. (If you are only auditioning for the shorts, not the musical, you do not have to sing at the auditions.)

All academically-eligible MHS students are welcome to audition. New faces are welcome!

See Mr. Conway or Ms. Vermilion with questions.