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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Due to the extreme cold temperatures headed our way, the schedule for the girls basketball Class 3A Norwell sectional has been changed. 

The first game between Norwell and Bellmont will be played at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, 1/29).

Marion's first-round game against Bishop Luers has been moved to 6 p.m. Friday. The Columbia City-Mississinewa game will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The semi-final games will be played on Saturday. Heritage will face the winner of Game 1 at 6 p.m., and the winners of Game 2 and Game 3 will play at 7:30 p.m.

The championship game will be played at 7 p.m. Monday.

All games are at Norwell High School in Ossian. Tickets are $6 per session; $10 all sessions.

To recap, schedule is as follows:

Jan. 29:
~ Norwell vs. Bellmont (6 p.m.)

Feb. 1:
~ Marion vs. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (6 p.m.)
~ Columbia City vs. Mississinewa (7:30 p.m.)

Feb. 2 - semifinals
~ winner of Jan. 29 game vs. Heritage (6 p.m.)
~ winners of Feb. 1 games face off (7:30 p.m.)

Feb. 4 - sectional championship
~ winners of Feb. 2 games battle for sectional title, right to continue on to regional (7 p.m.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News As part of a leadership class, 10 JROTC cadets from Marion High School recently traveled to Gettysburg Battlefield National Park where they had the opportunity to undertake a military-style staff ride, a learning experience rarely available to the average high school student.



Marion High School JROTC cadets pause for a photo by the Indiana memorial at Gettysburg Battlefield National Park. The cadets have an in-depth understanding of the battle and its effects after undertaking a military-style staff ride, a historical study and analysis of the battle.
 

A staff ride is a historical study of a campaign or battle that is used as professional development by the U.S. Army for its leaders. A staff ride examines the dynamics of battle and the human dimension as well. It can illustrate how terrain, unit cohesion, leadership, technology, and more affected a historical battle, and therefore provide a framework for battle analysis. It also promotes the study of military history and heritage.

To prepare for the staff ride, the cadets had to research a particular portion of the Civil War Battle at Gettysburg. While walking the ground on the battlefield in Pennsylvania, each cadet had to describe the actions of the opposing leaders and how the events in fighting were affected by the various leaders’ decisions and the challenges with the terrain and communication.

“A staff ride is a great learning experience,” said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, senior Army instructor for the MHS JROTC. “It is a tool that can be used to examine how internal and external factors, communication and timely decisions affect what actually happens. We can learn from the experiences of others.”

Speaking of her experience on the staff ride, MHS junior I’Yela Hornaday said: “It hit hard when we saw that people actually went there and lost their lives to fight for something they strongly believed in.”

Cadet JD Smith commented that he didn’t realize how exciting it could be to actually walk the battlefield, live the history, and learn from the staff ride experience.



Marion High School JROTC cadets recently traveled to Gettysburg Battlefield National Park where they conducted an in-depth historical military study called a staff ride, analyzing the actions of leaders during the three-day battle that changed the course of the Civil War. Here, the group stands by the sign welcoming visitors to the historic site and museum. 
 

The MHS cadets then traveled on to Washington, D.C., where they spent two days visiting the U.S. Capitol, the monuments on the Washington Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Holocaust Museum.

“The memorials and monuments [on the Mall] were beautiful,” MHS senior Haley O’Neil said. “They also showed all of the sacrifice people have made for all of us.”

Probably the most somber experience for the cadets came as they toured the Holocaust Museum. There, they followed the journey of a Holocaust victim, not knowing if their person survived or died until near the end of the tour.

At one point in the tour, junior Josiah Hamilton, was captivated by a picture of a little boy and girl.

“It was like looking in a mirror,” he said. “It could have easily been my sister and me. I thank God that I was born in a different time and age.”



Marion JROTC cadets pose for a photo outside the U.S. Capitol building during their class trip to Washington, D.C.



Marion JROTC cadets listen to their tour guide inside the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

 

The cadets on the trip were Cheyenne Russ, Anyssa Shultz, Haley O’Neil, Hailey Teeguarden, I’Yela Hornaday, Jade McKoon, Angel Morales, Kaleb Starr, Josiah Hamilton, and DJ Smith. All agreed they learned a great deal about their country from the trip.

This trip was made possible in part due to a generous Grant from Round Robins Bingo.



 

Did you know that the MHS JROTC is open to any Grant County high school student?

>> Click here for more information

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.