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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link From the Chronicle-Tribune

Marion High School’s chapter of the national math honor society Mu Alpha Theta’s “Theta Potata” fundraiser drew community members to the school cafeteria for a meal of loaded baked potatoes, chips, drinks and dessert.

The proceeds of the club’s only fundraiser of the year primarily fund senior scholarships and trips to national convention competitions, sponsor Doug Porter said.

The Marion High math teacher founded the school’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta when he was a senior there in 1990, five years before he returned as a teacher.

“And Mu Alpha Theta’s been going strong ever since,” he said.

— More from MCS: To learn more about the national awards Mu Alpha Theta members won last summer, click here. —
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The national spotlight is on Marion, as Marion High School senior boys' basketball player James Blackmon Jr. has been selected to play in the 2014 All-American Games — only the fourth Giant to earn the honor over the years.

>> Click here to learn more about the honor — and about the special connection James has with the All-American Games.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
MHS students can reserve a spot on the fan bus traveling to Richmond this Friday, Jan. 31, for the boys' and girls' basketball doubleheader. Click here to learn more.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link The Chronicle-Tribune recently focused on the important role mentors can play in the lives of our students.

“Our community has a shortage of mentors and there is a growing voice of young people who are looking for community encouragers to come along beside them in their educational and life paths,” Tammy Pearson, director of Project Leadership, which pairs community volunteers with local high school students for mentoring relationships, told the Chronicle-Tribune. “I just want to encourage as many people as possible who have always wanted to take the time to be involved in a mentoring program to make that one of their 2014 resolutions. There is a place for everyone. We just see the importance and the change that happens when someone agrees to spend some time in a young person’s life."

Marion Community Schools is incredibly grateful to have community support, including that of Project Leadership and Kids Hope. If you would like more information on how you can mentor an MCS student, visit the websites below:
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Several MHS athletic events scheduled today, Saturday, Jan. 25, have been canceled due to snow. Click here for more information from, the official website of the Marion High School Athletics Department.