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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This holiday season, as carols tell of a special star that shone long ago, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores the wonders of the night sky.

The public is invited to MHS for “Seasonal Stargazing: Winter and Season of Lights”. Showings will be as follows:
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
  • 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
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. The show lasts about an hour.

Several of these shows precede or follow the Marion Community School of the Arts’ holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, which starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS. (Click here for Nutcracker ticket info.) This is a great opportunity for two special experiences 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.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News June still seems like the distant future, but graduation preparations for the Class of 2017 have already begun. 

The next few months will be a busy time for our seniors as they finish out their high school careers strong, and prepare for life after they leave MHS. There are several steps seniors need to go through to be ready for commencement ceremonies, and you will hear about those in a variety ways, including the regular daily announcements, the online calendar, and right here on the MHS News Blog.

Currently, seniors should be checking the diploma list, which has now been posted in Student Services and in the display case across the hallway behind Student Services. Seniors: Please verify that your name on the list is spelled correctly and is exactly how you want it to appear on your MHS diploma. If you need to make any changes, please see Mrs. Wisser in Student Services.

In addition, if you have not yet filled out a graduation card, see Mrs. Wisser.

Now is the time to be tying up all the loose ends on college and scholarship applications, too. Check out the Guidance Department's Scholarships Page here on the website for information on dozens of scholarships. If you need more information or any other help, please see your guidance counselor!

Also, if you want to purchase a Class of 2017 shirt, click here for details. Orders are due by Dec. 2.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School senior class officers are selling shirts for the Class of 2017.

The shirts will be black with bright pink print (the senior class color).

Front: MHS logo and "Class of 2017"

Back: The number 17 will be filled with the signatures of all of the members of the senior class.

Short sleeve T-shirts are $12; long sleeve shirts are $15.

>> Order forms can be picked up from Mrs. Owensby, or click here and print your own.

Orders and money must be turned in by Friday, Dec. 2 at the latest!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This post was originally published on Nov. 4.

Upward Bound at Indiana Wesleyan University is currently accepting new students. Marion High School freshmen and sophomores who qualify are invited to apply.

>> There will be open interviews at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, and Monday, Nov. 21, in the MHS media center.

This free program provides support to students as they prepare for college entrance. During the school year, Upward Bound provides tutoring on a weekly basis, student workshops once a month, and an educational/cultural field trip once a month. Participants must live in Grant County, have a grade-point average of at least 2.5, and have a desire to attend college and a willingness to receive additional support.  

In order to qualify students must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Be a potential first-generation college student (neither parent has a four-year college degree)
  • Meet income guidelines (similar to 21st Century Scholars or free/reduced lunch guidelines from last year)
  • Did not pass the last state exam in math
  • Did not pass the last state exam in English/language arts
Anyone interested in learning more about Upward Bound should call 765-677-2935. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News It's that time of year again: The Marion Community Schools annual holiday cards are now available to order!

The artwork featured on the two cards was created by Marion Community Schools students, and the cards themselves will be printed by Marion Regional Career Center's print shop.

If your family, organization, or business is looking for a holiday card with a local flair — and a local impact — make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to get your order in for these special cards! 

Each set of 20 cards and envelopes is $6.25. Proceeds from the sale of these cards go to help MCS students in need. We hope you'll consider purchasing. It's an easy way to brighten someone's day and make a real difference in our community!

Orders are due next Monday, Nov. 21. Please return your completed order form, along with check or cash, to Patty Barney in the district office at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. Our office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cards will be available for pickup the week of Dec. 5.