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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Spirit Store at Marion High School has new store hours.

The Spirit Store, located across the hall from the main office, inside Door 1 on the 26th Street side of the building, will be staffed on Monday and Wednesday from 8:15 to 9 a.m. and Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.

In addition, the Spirit Store can be open any time Monday through Friday on request during the hours of 8 to 11 a. m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for your shopping convenience. (Come to the main office to request entry).

Please stop by and check out the new apparel that has arrived!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC Raider Team came to the Motor City with something to prove: that they are still the best Raider Team around. And the Giants demonstrated this by decisively defeating all the other teams who gathered for the Urban Raider Challenge hosted by Detroit Public Schools last Saturday.


The Marion cadets earned first place finishes in seven of the eight competitive events, thus easily earning the championship title.

“I wasn’t sure where we were in terms of preparedness, given this was the first competition of the spring season,” said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, Senior Army Instructor for the MHS JROTC. “We lost a few of our varsity Raiders over the winter and only had three weeks of practice to prepare for this match. But the cadets clearly rose to the challenge.”



Marion High School JROTC cadets Lucas Riley, DJ Smith, Nicholas Elliott, and Tayler Garriott participate in the Buddy Carry during the Urban Raider Challenge. With their other team members, the cadets had to carry each other 50 yards back and forth during the allocated 10 minutes to accumulate the most carries. The Giants easily won this event and were the overall competition champions.




Marion High School JROTC cadets Kylee O’Neil, Daniel Yancy, Emily LeBlanc, and Israel Ibanes construct a one-rope bridge during the Urban Raider Challenge. These cadets helped the Marion junior varsity team capture the third-place finish overall.


The Giants Raider Team won the title of best small school in the JROTC Raider National Championship last fall. With the win Saturday in Detroit, they have now defeated 64 other teams and remain undefeated during this school year.

“I was really proud of how well our team competed,” said team captain Audrey Dickerson, a senior at Marion High School. “This win is a great way to start off the spring season.”



Marion High School Raider Team captain Audrey Dickerson flips a tractor tire 30 yards as part of the Gauntlet event during Urban Raider Challenge. Dickerson and her team members easily won this event and won the overall competition. 


Raider competitions are designed to challenge cadets’ physical strength and stamina as well as their ability to problem solve and work as a team. The competitions are exhausting, with four to five hours of continuous physical activity.

The Giants junior varsity Raider team also competed Saturday and earned a third place finish overall.

The Marion cadets will host a Raider Competition at home on April 27. More than 20 teams from across the Midwest will attend this event, which is open to the public to watch and cheer on the Raiders. The Giants will then compete May 11 in Indianapolis for the Indiana State Raider Championship, where they are the returning champions.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted March 8

Next month, the seventh annual Marion Community Schools Kindness Rally will celebrate the power that kindness has to change our schools, our community, and the world! This event is open to the entire community, and we hope YOU will join us!

Highlights will include the Chain Reaction Ceremony; the annual Student Kindness Awards and Staff Kindness Awards; the Kindness Chain Parade (where representatives from each school march in with paper chains, with each link representing an act of kindness noticed throughout the school year); and a carnival with bounce houses, games, a photo booth, food, and more!

The Kindness Rally is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Marion High School gym. Tickets to be used for the carnival attractions can be purchased from any Marion PK-8 school office in advance for five for a $1, and will be available at the door for four for $1; proceeds will fund continuing anti-bullying efforts throughout the school system.

The Chain Reaction Ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) The ceremony will feature:
  • MHS JROTC presenting the flag.
  • Performances by school music groups.
  • Presentation of Student Kindness Awards, which honor one student from each school who embodies the spirit and kindness and who consistently exhibits it to those around them.
  • Messages from district administrators.
  • The Kindness Chain Parade.
The carnival will begin immediately after the ceremony.

All schools participate in the creation of the Kindness Chains throughout the year, but each school also has various other ways of recognizing and encouraging students and staff who display kindness and have an impact on others. At some schools, this includes cards or other rewards given for specific acts of kindness. At others, it involves recognition in a bulletin board display. The Student and Staff Kindness Awards are a natural outgrowth of this recognition process. One student and one staff member from each building is selected by their administrators. We believe that simple acts of kindness have the power to change our classrooms, our schools, our community, and the world. Because of that, we truly believe the Student and Kindness Awards are some of the highest honors we can bestow.

Marion Community Schools is proud of our students and staff who are starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion and making positive changes in our schools and community. We hope that students of all ages and their families, along with community members, will come and help us celebrate at the Kindness Rally!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Student Senate's annual Senior Citizens Prom is coming up in May.

The 30th annual event will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. Entrance will be on the northeast side, Doors 7 and 8. This fun event includes snacks, music / dancing, bingo with prizes, crowning of a king and queen, 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 Kris Burke at 664-9051, ext. 2101, or email kburke@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 Burke 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 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!

The All-City Art Show will be open to the public from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, May 10. At 7 p.m. the Marion High School band will put on a movie-themed concert in the Walton Performing Arts Center auditorium. The Art Show awards will be presented during the concert.

On Saturday, the Art Show will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be featured performances by Marion Community Schools music groups, and the high school choir will put on their spring Sing on the Green show in the evening. (Watch for more details about the Saturday schedule as the event nears.)

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.