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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News By Gabriela Padilla

The MHS Key Club’s first project of the year is underway: It’s a warm winter gear drive — and YOU can help!

Did you get new winter gear for the holidays, and now you have mittens, gloves, or scarves that are in good shape, but you just don’t need them any more? Or maybe you’re looking to clean out your closets, where you have too many scarves, gloves, or mittens you don’t wear often? If you don't need them anymore, pass them along to someone who does! You can donate new or gently used winter items to the MHS Key Club.

Youth and adult items are welcome. The Key Club plans to deliver the donated gear to our elementary schools for kids or families in need, and keep some at the high school, too. 

>> HOW YOU CAN HELP: Starting Jan. 4, there will be donation boxes in the MHS main office, the MHS Media Center (library), and in Room 2-5 (district office), and Room 2-46 (Ms. Vermilion’s room). The drive will last until Jan. 23.

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club has approximately 260,000 members in approximately 5,000 clubs throughout 37 countries.

If you are interested in joining the MHS Key Club, meetings are held every other Monday in Room 2-46. The next meeting will be on Jan. 9. See Ms. Vermilion for more information.

COMING UP: Key Club is already planning ahead for their next project, a “Show Your Love” food drive. They will be donating to local food pantries after Valentine’s Day.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The MHS prom committee is holding a contest for the design of the tickets and promo posters for this year’s prom,
with the theme “Unmask the Night” (a masquerade).

The winner will receive two free prom tickets!

>> Submit your designs to either Mrs. Stephanie Davis (Spanish teacher) or Mrs. Tashema Davis (art teacher) by Friday, Jan. 13.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The MHS Student Senate's latest fundraiser at the local BW3 restaurant is today (Jan. 4). 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 Buffalo Wild Wings today to support this great student organization. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., 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:
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News An important note for Marion Community Schools parents and staff: The phone number for the MCS Transportation Department has changed as of Tuesday, Jan. 3.

You can now reach them at 651-2091.

This change may be temporary; we will update if we revert to the old number. 

For more information about the Transportation Department, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees honored several outstanding Marion High School seniors at their regular meeting on Dec. 14. 

Micah Hoeksema was honored as one of two Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship winners in Grant County, a full-tuition scholarship to any college in Indiana. Micah plans to attend Taylor University in Upland, where he'll major in Spanish and biology/pre-med.

This scholarship recognizes outstanding academic accomplishments, as well as community service, extra-curricular involvement and more.

We are so proud of Micah, and of MHS's four other Lilly Scholarship finalists, who were also honored: Truman Bennet, Anne Marie Conrad, Courtney Hiles, and Nick Spitzer. These are all outstanding students and fantastic young people. We look forward to seeing the great things the future has in store for all of them!

Pictured, left to right: Board President Aaron Vermilion, Board 1st Vice President Cathy Moritz, Board 2nd Vice President Greg Kitts, Lilly Scholarship Winner Micah Hoeksema, board member Pam Hutchison, Lilly finalist Anne Marie Conrad, board member Scott Murphy, Lilly finalist Truman Bennet, board member Chuck Griffin, and Superintendent Brad Lindsay.