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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Student Senate's annual Senior Citizens Prom is coming up in May.

The 30th annual event will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. Entrance will be on the northeast side, Doors 7 and 8. This fun event includes snacks, music / dancing, bingo with prizes, crowning of a king and queen, and is free to all senior citizens in Marion.

In years past this event has drawn a crowd, and we hope to see that spirit return this year!

For more information, contact MHS teacher and Senate sponsor Kris Burke at 664-9051, ext. 2101, or email kburke@marion.k12.in.us.

The Senate is also seeking new donors to continue to make this great event possible. If you or your organization or business would like to be a sponsor, contact Burke at the phone number or email above.

If you want to be a part of this special event, please contact us today!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The NRA Foundation has awarded the Marion High School JROTC Rifle Marksmanship Team a grant totaling $4,598 to fund new equipment purchases.

"We are very excited that the NRA Foundation is making an investment in our community through their support of our youth marksmanship program," said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, Senior Army Instructor for MHS JROTC. “Every year we teach nearly 100 cadets how to properly handle and safely operate an air rifle. Then they learn the joy that competitive marksmanship can bring.”

The Marion JROTC Rifle Team has accumulated several honors, including state and regional championships, as well as entrance qualifications to compete at various national championships.

“Our Rifle Team continues to do well each year, racking up titles and championships,” Farlow said. “But what I think is more important is that all of our cadets learn about gun safety. Quite simply, this makes our community safer. And I am pleased that the NRA Foundation is willing to support our efforts to teach young people weapons safety.”

The grant will provide the marksmanship team with new equipment to be used in precision category competition, the highest level of air rifle competition, and the same level in which college and Olympics athletes compete. Equipment to be purchased with the grant includes a new precision air rifle, three precision shooting outfits, sighting scopes and stands, and other needed range equipment.

About the National Rifle Association
Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Five million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and is the leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military. For more information, visit nra.org.

About The NRA Foundation
Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context.  More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online at www.nrafoundation.org.

About Friends of NRA
Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from NRA field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts. All net proceeds from Friends of NRA events are allocated to The NRA Foundation, the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports. Through NRA Foundation grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national programs receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters. Learn more about Friends of NRA at www.friendsofnra.org.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News ILEARN is the annual test the state of Indiana requires students take starting in grade three. (It replaces the ISTEP.)

Tests are given in grades three through eight, and also for high school courses Biology and U.S. Government. For information about when your student will be testing, contact your school building office.

>> Click here to view an ILEARN fact sheet for families from the Indiana Department of Education

>> Haga clic aquí para ver una hoja informativa de ILEARN para familias del Departamento de Educación de Indiana

For more information, you can visit the IDOE's website.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
  • Make sure your student gets plenty of rest during testing periods.
  • Make sure your student eats a healthy breakfast (either at home or at school, where all of our students have free breakfast available).
  • Encourage your student to do the best that they can, and to work with their teacher every day to improve. 
  • If you feel your student is feeling extreme testing stress or anxiety, please reach out to your student's teacher, principal, and/or social worker. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News It's been a record-breaking year, with Marion High School sending three teams to semi-state!

Remember all the exciting details and more by ordering the 2019 yearbook. You can order by May 31, at $60 each. Go to: www.YearbookOrderCenter.com (use code #8502 for MHS)

(For families with graduating seniors, look for the options to buy a memorable, personalized photo and message as well!)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Do you know a Marion High School alumnus who deserves recognition? Nominations for the MHS Hall of Distinction 2019 inductions are being accepted through Friday, April 5.

The Hall seeks to honor men and women who have distinguished themselves through superb accomplishment on a local, state or national level in diverse fields of endeavor. It gives lasting recognition to alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Marion Community Schools. It also serves to help inspire current students to aspire to similar success.

Any MHS alumnus who graduated at least five years ago and who has made substantial contributions to the achievements of Marion Community Schools or whose exemplary actions reflect honor on MCS is eligible for nomination. Non-MHS graduates may be afforded honorary status in the MHS Hall of Distinction.

Nominations must be made in writing and must be received by Patty Barney in the Office of the Superintendent, District Offices at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St., Marion, or by email to pbarney@marion.k12.in.us, by April 5.

Nomination forms and more detailed information is available here.

Inductees will be honored during MHS Homecoming weekend. The formal induction dinner is set for Saturday, Sept. 14. More details will be provided as the event nears.

For more information, contact Patty Barney, Marion Community Schools, 662-2546, ext. 125, or email pbarney@marion.k12.in.us.