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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News MHS Media Specialist Mrs. Gardner is now a featured writer on the Follett Corp.'s community blog network!

Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services, and print and digital content. It has been working with schools for more than 140 years, and now partners with 80,000 schools across the country. Their community blog network connects educators across the country with resources and other people using Follett's educational resources. 

At Marion High School, staff and students have access to ebooks and audio books via the Follett E-shelf. Mrs. Gardner has discovered that the appeal of audio books goes far beyond the typical commuter looking to pass the time with a good story. 

She's previously blogged about her conversations with MCS School Psychologist Karima Moubarik regarding the potential for audiobooks to help with ESL teaching and learning.

Now, she's sharing with educators across the country about another conversation that stretched this potential even further, to students with other reading and learning challenges. 

>> Click here to read her blog article for the Follett Corp., and find out more!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Precision was put to the test Saturday at University of Toledo’s annual JROTC Drill and Color Guard Competition, and the Giants were among the best, bringing home multiple top finishes.

Fielding a team of 12 cadets competing in a series of events, Marion High School earned a second-place finish in the unarmed squad exhibition drill and two third-place finishes in the color guard and exhibition duet events. 

“This is a great start to our Drill and Color Guard competitive season,” said Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Jon Smith, the Giants’ Army Instructor.  “Now with a competition under their belts, the cadets have a better idea of what it will take in terms of practice and commitment to become a first-place finisher. I am sure they will rise to the challenge.”

Forty-six teams competed in multiple events designed to test the skill and precision of the cadets. In addition to those events in which the Giants placed, they also competed in the squad armed regulation drill and the solo exhibition. 

The unarmed exhibition drill team, under the leadership of Cadet Stephanie Charlton, an MHS senior, conducted a series of precision movements under the watchful eye of the graders. 

“I am proud of our team’s performance,” Charlton said. “Especially, since it (Toledo) was the first-ever competition for many of the cadets.” 

Cadets Austen Robbins and DJ Smith represented the Giants in the exhibition duet event. 

Other cadets competing at Toledo included: Miller Betz, Josue Martinez, Jackie Cheung, Anyssa Shultz, Joseph O’Donnell, Joanna Hidalgo, Ashley White, Haley O’Neil, and Audrey Dickerson.

The cadets have several more competitions scheduled in the second semester.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Teachers Association will award two $500 scholarships to members of the Marion High School Class of 2017 who plan to study education at the post-secondary level.

The deadline to apply is March 3, 2017. Criteria include academic achievement and leadership, as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. The application materials also require recommendations and an essay.

This is a great opportunity for our students, and we are grateful to the MTA for offering this scholarship exclusively to MHS grads!

Click here to access the MTA 2017 scholarship application. For more information, contact Joshua Halliwell,

The Marion High School Guidance Department has information on dozens of other scholarships, too. Click here to view the Scholarship Page.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The MHS Student Senate has fundraisers coming up this month and next at local restaurants. It's easy to support this great student organization — just dine to donate!  

The Student Senate sponsors many events throughout the year, including the MHS winter dance, the Senior Citizens Prom for community members (in its 27th year!), and various school spirit initiatives, as well as other school and community service projects throughout the year. 

We hope you'll consider dining at these local restaurants on the following days to support this great student organization. During these specific times, 15 percent of proceeds will go toward the MHS Student Senate. (Some exclusions apply). Just mention to your server that you're there for the MHS Student Senate fundraiser, and show a print or digital version of the flier.

Here are the fundraiser details:

Note: There will be another Dine to Donate at BW3 on Wednesday, Jan. 4. We will provide the flier when it is available.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This holiday season, the Marion High School Music Department offers a special concert guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!

The public is invited to the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS for the annual Holiday Extravaganza, which features choral and instrumental music by our talented young musicians. The show starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Admission is free.