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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News For the second year in a row, a Marion High School senior has been named an Indiana Academic All-Star, an honor earned by only 40 high school seniors in the state.

Elizabeth Wuertley is planning to attend Northwestern University, where she plans to study pre-med and prepare for a career as a pediatrician. She was honored with the other All-Stars at a luncheon Friday in Indianapolis.


The Academic All-Stars were chosen from a field of 275 outstanding nominees from public and private schools around the state. The distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities. The program is produced by the Indiana Association of School Principals, with support provided by Indiana University, and Purdue University, along with corporate partners Herff Jones, IndyStar.com, and Inter-State Studio and Publishing Co.

The IASP Indiana Academic All-Stars program salutes academic excellence in the same manner that student athletes traditionally are honored. By providing a showcase for academically talented seniors, the sponsoring organizations hope to accomplish the following objectives:
  • Give academic achievement the prestige it deserves.
  • Motivate students to recognize the value of academic excellence.
  • Provide students with an incentive for academic achievement.
  • Promote a positive image of Indiana’s young people.
Each public and private high school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education may nominate one senior for consideration as an Indiana Academic All-Star. From these nominees, a selection committee chose the 40 Indiana Academic All-Stars, along with an additional 50 regional honorees.

Selection of nominees and honorees was based upon the following:
  • A mathematical formula that combines the SAT or ACT composite score and a seven-semester grade-point average.
  • Academic achievements and honors, academic courses, and academic extracurricular activities.
  • Other extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership qualities.
IASP leads in the advocacy and support of all principals in their commitment to every child. The Department of Student Programs hosts 8 different academic competitions for students in grades 4-12, as well as a Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest, a Student Day at the Legislature, the Academic All-Stars Program, and the Indiana Cheer Championship. Annually, over 42,000 students are involved in Department of Student Programs-sponsored events. To learn more about the Indiana Association of School Principals and the Department of Student Programs, visit www.iasp.org.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School choir invites you to come and enjoy its annual year-end tradition, Sing on the Green.

The concert will feature special performances by some of the senior choir members, along with five different choirs, including the ISSMA gold-winning chamber choir. The show is part of a weekend spotlight on the arts at Marion Community Schools.

The show will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Walton Center at MHS. This year, admission is free (though we will accept donations at the door if you choose)!

Earlier in the day, you can enjoy performances by several other MCS musical groups at the All-City Art Show.

The All-City Art Show, which features artwork from students of all ages, runs from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Center. Click here for more information.

Also that weekend, the annual Kindness Rally starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Bill Green Arena at MHS. First up is the Chain Reaction Ceremony, which will feature musical groups and more. Next up is the carnival, which will run until 8 p.m. Click here for more information.

It will be a fun-filled weekend featuring lots of our talented students. It’s a great opportunity to support our students and have a great time with family and friends!
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, and transportation is also provided.

Summer session will run Monday through Thursday from June 4 to June 21. 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 18.

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 Student Senate's annual Senior Citizens Prom is coming up in May.

The 29th annual event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. Entrance will be on the northeast side. This fun event includes snacks, DJ music, and bingo with prizes, 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 Angela Sellers at 664-9051, ext. 2112, or email asellers@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 Sellers 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 Marion High School’s next athletic director is a familiar face, as it is a return to the role for him. Steve Moritz will build on a career in communications, as well his previous tenure leading MHS athletics.

James Bell, who has been serving as interim AD at MHS since January, will shift into a leadership role at Marion High School, as an assistant principal starting next academic year.

He will continue to work closely with the athletic department, as he will oversee the physical education department and will take point on helping student athletes maintain compliance with NCAA requirements, to help provide next-level opportunities for those who want to pursue college athletics. He will also help oversee discipline and work closely with the MHS deans.

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