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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Seniors! Time is running out! You have until this Friday, March 17, to get your babyface photo turned into the yearbook staff to be included in the 2017 MHS yearbook!

Please bring to Room 101 in an envelope:
  • Baby photo with your name on the back (this photo will be returned)
  • Message from a loved one (optional)
  • $10
Also, don't forget to order a yearbook if you haven't already. This year if you order one, you'll get a digital option too! Every order will include special privileges to view the book on your phone or other digital device by downloading a special app.

Price is $55 until April 1. Then the price goes to $60. (Add $5 if you'd like your name printed on the cover.) Money is due to Room 101 or the MHS business office, or go you can order online (click here - school code is 8502).
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Last weekend, the Marion High School jazz band earned a gold rating in the annual Indiana State School Music Association jazz competition, for the third year in a row!  


"Their performance result speaks volumes about the work the students put in and the training they received prior to entering high school," MHS Director of Bands Josh Huff said. "This year's jazz band features two seniors, four juniors, four sophomores, and 10 freshman. To perform the level of music this group did is extremely challenging for a younger group to perform."

We are so proud of these talented young musicians — and of our outstanding music program throughout the district!

 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion JROTC Cadet Miller Betz demonstrated Saturday that she was the best cadet at precision military-style drill, earning first place in the knockout competition at the Indianapolis Drill Competition.

Betz, along with 12 other Marion High School JRTOC cadets, competed against hundreds of cadets from 21 other schools.  The Giants performed exceptionally well, earning more top-three finishes than any other school at the event.


 
Marion High School JROTC Cadet Miller Betz stands as the top winner from among the 200+ competitors during the drill knockout competition on Saturday at the Indianapolis Drill Competition. The Giants earned more top-three placements than any other school competing at the event.


Betz earned her first place award during the knockout competition. Under the watchful eye of a dozen non-commissioned officers from the Indiana National Guard, the more than 200 cadets were given drill commands in rapid-fire sequence. Any minor infraction caused the cadet to be eliminated from the competition — knocked out. In addition to Betz’ top finish, three other Marion cadets also finished in the top 10 of this event.

“I was so focused on following the commands I didn’t even know I was competing for the top place,” Betz said. “I was just obeying the commands and focusing on my every movement. I was so excited to find out I won.”

Chelsea Townsend earned third place in the knockout competition, Joseph O’Donnell earned fifth place, and Alex Flores finished in eighth place.

The Giants also earned second place finishes in the color guard, unarmed exhibition, and armed regulation drill events.

“This has been our most successful season ever,” said retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Smith, the team’s coach. “The cadets have truly improved over the last few years. This competition confirms that we are now the dominant Army JROTC drill team in Indiana.”


 
The JROTC cadets who competed on the Giants Team on March 4 in the Indianapolis Drill Competition were Miller Betz, Stephanie Charlton, Jackie Cheung, Alex Flores, Joanna Hildago, Josue Martinez, Joseph O'Donnell, Thomas Schenck, DJ Smith, Kayleigh Smith, Chelsea Townsend, and Jerit Wigner. Their coach is retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Smith.


The Marion High School JROTC competitive teams continue to dominate other programs at state, regional and national competitions. The rifle marksmanship team is the Indiana State Champion. The raider team earned an impressive eighth place finish at the National Raider Championship. And the drill and color guard team continues to earn more top placements at regional competitions than any other Indiana school.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Several Marion High School students competed at the state level solo and ensemble competition put on by the Indiana State School Music Association recently, bringing home several gold medals!

To earn a spot at the state competition, these students first had to earn a gold rating in the most difficult division of the regional ISSMA competition

The vocal/piano competition was held Feb. 18 at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis. The instrumental competition was held Feb. 25 at North Central High School in Indianapolis.

Congratulations to these talented young musicians!
  • Jada Adaway, senior, vocal solo; silver rating
  • Allie Durbin, senior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Saidah Edwards, freshman, vocal solo; silver rating
  • Kaleb Evans, junior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • John Flowers, freshman, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Tristan Galeon, sophomore, piano solo, "Impromptu Op.90, No.2" by Franz Schubert; gold rating
  • Amonte King, junior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Myles Kohn, freshman, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Lindsay Ngo, senior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Maria Porter, junior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Kendra Quill, junior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Casey Reaves, junior, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Ethan Roberts, senior, multi-tenor percussion solo, "Cruise Control" by Julia Davila; gold rating
  • Kabriel Robinson, freshman, vocal solo; gold rating
  • Sophie Schenck, sophomore, trumpet solo, "Allegro" by Vivaldi; gold rating
  • Anna Shigley, freshman, vocal solo; gold rating
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School will be modifying its schedule during ISTEP+ testing for 10th graders. Start and end times for the day will not be affected, and lunch periods will not be affected.

However, students will follow an altered schedule in which class periods will be in a different order than usual, and period start and end times may be different than usual as well.

10th graders should make sure to listen for announcements or instructions from your teachers, or visit the main office for more information. Testing will take place on Thursday, March 2; Monday, March 6; Tuesday, March 7; Wednesday, March 8; and Thursday, March 9. 

All other students should make note of the altered class order and bell schedules.

Thursday, March 2
  • 10th-graders will test during  Period 1 (9 to 9:49 a.m.) but the schedule remains unchanged otherwise.
Monday, March 6
  • 10th-graders will test from 8:45 to 10:35 a.m.
  • All other students should report to their Period 2 class first thing in the morning, then follow the following schedule: Period 2 class, 8:45 - 9:40 a.m.; Period 3 class, 9:45 to 10:35 a.m.
  • After that, all students will follow this schedule: Period 1 class, 10:40 to 11:29 a.m.; lunch / Periods 4-7, normal schedule
Tuesday, March 7
  • 10th-graders will test from 8:45 to 10:10 a.m.
  • All other students should report to their Period 5 class first thing in the morning, 8:45 - 10:10 a.m.
  • After that, all students will follow this schedule: Period 1 class, 10:15 - 10:50 a.m.; Period 2 class, 10:55 to 11:29 a.m.; lunch / Period 4, normal schedule; Period 3 class, 1:15 - 2:05 p.m.; Periods 6-7, normal schedule
Wednesday, March 8
  • 10th-graders will test from 8:45 to 9:40 a.m.
  • All other students should head to their Period 6 class first thing in the morning, 8:45 - 9:40 a.m.
  • After that, all students will follow this schedule: Period 1 class, 9:45 - 10:35 a.m.; Period 2 class, 10:40 to 11:29 a.m.; lunch / Period 4, normal schedule; Period 3 class, 1:15 - 2:05 p.m.; Period 5 class, 2:10 - 3 p.m.; Period 7, normal schedule
Thursday, March 9
  • 10th-graders will test from 9 to 9:55 a.m.
  • All other students should head to their Period 7 class first thing in the morning, 9 - 9:55 a.m.
  • After that, all students will follow this schedule: Period 1 class, 10 - 10:42 a.m.; Period 2 class, 10:47 to 11:35 a.m.; lunch / Period 4, normal schedule; Period 3 class, 1:15 - 2:05 p.m.; Period 5 class, 2:10 - 3 p.m.; Period 6 class, 3:05 - 3:55 p.m.