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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School summer session gives students the chance to recover credits needed to graduate, but it also allows students to get ahead on core classes and gain flexibility in their schedule moving forward.

Summer session classes include the core classes of Algebra I and English 10 (which will feature traditional in-class instruction), as well as virtual learning opportunities for any course required for graduation. They are open to all incoming 9th- through 12th-graders.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided free to all summer session students. (NOTE: No bus transportation will be provided this year.)

Summer session will run Monday through Thursday from June 3 to June 20. There are two time options to choose from:
  • 8 to 11 a.m.
  • 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.
If you wish to attend either (or both), click here for the registration form (or pick one up in Student Services) to complete and turn back in as soon as possible. Must be returned by May 17.

NOTE: Summer participation in JROTC, Choir, Band, and other athletics may count toward your PE credit if a waiver is completed and turned in to Student Services, along with the registration form above. Click here for the PE Waiver form.

Breakfast and lunch will be served free at the following times for MHS summer session students:
  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11 a.m.
Please see your guidance counselor if you have questions.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Green Society and environmental science classes spent a few weeks creating bracelets from recycled pop and water bottles collected at the school, to be used at the Earth Day Celebration at Matter Park on Tuesday.

Visitors to the MHS booth could paint the plastic bracelets to wear, or could also make seed starter necklaces, with soil and flower seeds made into a beaded necklace to wear and to watch grow.

Students participating at the Earth Day event included Kira Humes, Carissa Daehn, Emily Early, Angel Tanner, Stormi Garrott, Keith Miller, and Mia de las Alas, however all club members and environmental science students aided in preparing the materials for the celebration.



Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Last week, Marion High School’s Academic Giants Interdisciplinary Super Bowl Team earned one of the top five scores in the state in regional competition, propelling them on to the state competition. 

The Giants competed with 58 other schools at regional competitions around the state on Tuesday for the right to advance to the state competition. The top five teams in each subject advance.


At the regional competition Marion in which Marion participated, the Giants earned first place in both Interdisciplinary and Math. (Interdisciplinary features questions in math, science, English, social studies, and fine arts). When compared to scores around the state, the Math Team fell just short of earning a state berth.

The Interdisciplinary Team will compete at state finals at Purdue University on Saturday, May 4. 

The students who will be competing for the Giants at the state competition are: Carynna Aguila, Evelyn Detamore, Hunter Durbin, Tristan Galeon, Nihal Nagesh, Vikram Oddiraju, Sophie Schenck, and Marisa Wallace.

Marion High School and Marion Community Schools offer their congratulations to these outstanding students, and wish them good luck at the state level!

Marion students compete in Class 2 in the Academic Super Bowl Senior Division. The four class divisions are based on school size. Academic Super Bowl Senior Division competitions consist of five subject matter rounds (English, fine arts, math, science, social studies) and a sixth interdisciplinary round. Each year a theme is selected, and questions at the competitions center around that topic. This year’s topic is “The Fertile Crescent”.

The Academic Super Bowl competition is offered by the Indiana Association of School Principals. The IASP offers academic competitions to honor intellectual achievement, showcase students, and give their families an opportunity for involvement.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Spirit Store at Marion High School has new store hours.

The Spirit Store, located across the hall from the main office, inside Door 1 on the 26th Street side of the building, will be staffed on Monday and Wednesday from 8:15 to 9 a.m. and Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.

In addition, the Spirit Store can be open any time Monday through Friday on request during the hours of 8 to 11 a. m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for your shopping convenience. (Come to the main office to request entry).

Please stop by and check out the new apparel that has arrived!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC Raider Team came to the Motor City with something to prove: that they are still the best Raider Team around. And the Giants demonstrated this by decisively defeating all the other teams who gathered for the Urban Raider Challenge hosted by Detroit Public Schools last Saturday.


The Marion cadets earned first place finishes in seven of the eight competitive events, thus easily earning the championship title.

“I wasn’t sure where we were in terms of preparedness, given this was the first competition of the spring season,” said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, Senior Army Instructor for the MHS JROTC. “We lost a few of our varsity Raiders over the winter and only had three weeks of practice to prepare for this match. But the cadets clearly rose to the challenge.”



Marion High School JROTC cadets Lucas Riley, DJ Smith, Nicholas Elliott, and Tayler Garriott participate in the Buddy Carry during the Urban Raider Challenge. With their other team members, the cadets had to carry each other 50 yards back and forth during the allocated 10 minutes to accumulate the most carries. The Giants easily won this event and were the overall competition champions.




Marion High School JROTC cadets Kylee O’Neil, Daniel Yancy, Emily LeBlanc, and Israel Ibanes construct a one-rope bridge during the Urban Raider Challenge. These cadets helped the Marion junior varsity team capture the third-place finish overall.


The Giants Raider Team won the title of best small school in the JROTC Raider National Championship last fall. With the win Saturday in Detroit, they have now defeated 64 other teams and remain undefeated during this school year.

“I was really proud of how well our team competed,” said team captain Audrey Dickerson, a senior at Marion High School. “This win is a great way to start off the spring season.”



Marion High School Raider Team captain Audrey Dickerson flips a tractor tire 30 yards as part of the Gauntlet event during Urban Raider Challenge. Dickerson and her team members easily won this event and won the overall competition. 


Raider competitions are designed to challenge cadets’ physical strength and stamina as well as their ability to problem solve and work as a team. The competitions are exhausting, with four to five hours of continuous physical activity.

The Giants junior varsity Raider team also competed Saturday and earned a third place finish overall.

The Marion cadets will host a Raider Competition at home on April 27. More than 20 teams from across the Midwest will attend this event, which is open to the public to watch and cheer on the Raiders. The Giants will then compete May 11 in Indianapolis for the Indiana State Raider Championship, where they are the returning champions.