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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News All students and staff, please take note:

Thursday, Jan. 24, will be the very last chance to get school photos taken this year. This is for both senior portraits and underclassmen pictures. We want as many photos as possible to include in the 2019 yearbook, so even if you do not want to purchase pictures, please get your picture taken this day if you haven't yet!

The photographer will only be here from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pictures will be taken in the lobby of the Walton Performing Arts Center here at MHS.

If you come after that you will be too late! (This means if you're normally not in the building in the mornings, you'll need to make special plans to do so. Talk with your teachers if need be to be able to stop by to get your picture taken.)

STAFF
All you have to do is show up! We'd really love to have all of our fantastic teachers and administrators in our yearbook, so years from now we can remember when ...

STUDENTS
All students wanting to get pictures on this day: forms will be available in the main office before picture day.

An additional note for seniors: Guidelines for senior photos are as follows:
  • Girls are asked to wear a nice blouse or sweater. Shoulders and chest must be covered. Strapless, tank tops, spaghetti straps, and low necklines will not be allowed for the senior section.
  • Boys are asked to wear a collared shirt & tie. Coat and tie are preferred.
Senior portrait sessions include 6 to 8 poses and 3 backgrounds (but only 1 outfit). You will receive proofs to review and decide if you want to order prints; you will also be able to select which photo will be printed in the yearbook, even if you choose not to order prints.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Provided by the Marion Community School of the Arts

The Community School of the Arts is excited to present The Lion King Jr. at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at the F. Ritchie Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St.

The African savanna comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale based on the classic Disney film.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online or by visiting CSA, 305 S. Adams St., between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, contact CSA at 765-662-6263 or visit csa-marion.com.

Marion Community Schools is proud to partner with CSA to bring amazing theater experiences to the community. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The MHS Key Club's Caring Closet is open throughout the school year to help students who find themselves in need. Many of us take the basics for granted, but going without them is a reality for too many. The Key Club wants to help fill those gaps!

Any Marion High School student in need of personal hygiene products or who lacks food on the weekends because s/he depends on school breakfast and lunch can access the Caring Closet supplies in Room 2-46 before school, after school, or during periods 5-7.

>> Click here for an order form that can be filled out

Thanks to the generosity of community members, staff, and students, the Caring Closet is well stocked and ready to go. We will continue to accept donations throughout the school year. For a list of suggested items, scroll down!

(If you would like to make a monetary gift instead, contact Marsha Vermilion, mvermilion@marion.k12.in.us or call her at the school, 664-9051.) 

Here's a list of suggested items, to give you ideas of what to bring in. (Donations are not limited to these items. This list is just to give you a general idea of what sorts of things are most needed!) Eventually, the club would like to have fresh fruits available as well, but for now shelf-stable items are requested.


Personal care items such as:
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Soap (hand, body, dish, and laundry)
  • Menstrual hygiene products
  • Wound-care ointments and sprays (Bactine, etc.)
  • Bandages (Band-Aids, etc.)
  • Combs, hairbrushes
  • Lip balm

Shelf-stable food such as:
  • Pull-top or other easy-open canned or packaged vegetables, beans, meat or fish, soups, stews, etc.
  • Individual fruit cups or packages of dried fruit
  • Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) juice boxes (100% fruit juice is best)
  • Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) soy / nut / seed milk
  • Bottled or canned water
  • Plastic silverware
  • Peanut butter or other nut or seed butters
  • Jams and jellies
  • Oatmeal
  • Nuts (cashew, almond, etc.) or seeds (like pumpkin or sunflower)
  • Crackers
  • Pasta
  • Sauce (marinara, enchilada, other assorted cans and pouches of sauces that help make meal prep quick and easy)
  • Cereal / granola
  • Rice and other grains (steam and eat and boil in bag pouches are nice!)
  • Tea bags (green and herbal teas are great)
  • Dried herbs / spices / seasonings
Also, instead of throwing away those paper bags (from groceries, restaurants, or even gift bags), consider donating them to the Caring Closet for conveniently distributing items to students who need them!

Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. It’s core values also include caring and inclusiveness. At Marion High School, the Key Club takes on projects each year to make a positive impact on their school and their community. For more information about how you can help support our students’ efforts, please contact club sponsor Marsha Vermilion, mvermilion@marion.k12.in.us, or call her at the school, 664-9051.

Marion Community Schools and Marion High School are proud of our students’ compassion and activism in support of fellow students and their families. Learning goes beyond the classroom, and this is just one example of the opportunities offered at MCS for students to grow into real-world, life-ready Giants, ready to make a difference in the world.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The latest episode of The Giant Showcase is now available to view!

This month several of our principals are featured and share they some of the great things going on at our schools.

Click here to check it out!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Sept. 7, 2018

Place your order for the 2019 Marion High School yearbook today! This yearbook will be something special, so don't miss your opportunity - order now! There are two ways to order:
  • Fill out a form: You can get a copy in Room 101 or in the MHS office. Turn in to Donna Barnes in the main office with payment to complete your order. 
  • Order online: go to yearbookordercenter.com and use code 8502.

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS

Attention parents and MHS school sport fans / event-goers:

If you have a photo that you would like considered for the 2018-19 yearbook, please upload to: hjeshare.com, and enter code: giants
(By uploading, you give MHS the right to use your photo. Please title your photo with name of event/student.)

ADVERTISE

Business ads are now being accepted. Contact Yearbook Adviser Kris Burke, krburke@marion.k12.in.us

SENIOR MESSAGES

Family of 2019 graduates: If you'd like to add a special picture and message to your senior in the yearbook, click here and use code 8502. Contact Yearbook Adviser Kris Burke, krburke@marion.k12.in.us, with questions.