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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Board on Wednesday, May 14, approved school meal prices for the 2014-15 school year. 

The choice to raise meal prices is not one that is taken lightly. The price increases for next school year are as minimal as possible and reflect added costs the school system expects to incur. Even with the increases, MCS meal prices remain below the goal pricing levels as determined by the Indiana Department of Education.

Breakfast:
  • Paid, students K-12: 90 cents (10 cent increase from 2013-14)
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 30 cents (no change from 2013-14)
  • Adults: $1.45 (20 cent increase from 2013-14)
Lunch:
  • Paid, students K-4: $1.50 (10 cent increase from 2013-14)
  • Paid, students 5-8: $1.70 (no change from 2013-14)
  • Paid, students 9-12: $1.80 (10 cent increase from 2013-14
  • Reduced-price, for qualifying students K-12: 40 cents (no change from 2013-14)
  • Adults: $2.50 (15 cent increase from 2013-14)
The online payment transaction fee remains the same, at $2.40 per transaction.

For information on applying for free and reduced-price meals, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The new leader of Marion Giants athletics brings collegiate-level experience and a vision for maximizing student-athlete potential, supporting coaches, and generating community excitement.

Jamy Bechler will take over as director of athletics at Marion High School starting June 2. He was approved by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees during its regular meeting on May 14.

“There’s a lot of opportunity at Marion,” Bechler said. “You need a visionary leader when you have 20 sports, a wide fan base, and a proud tradition. It’s a big job, and I’m honored to have been chosen.”

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News For the fourth year in a row, the GM Foundation has made an outstanding impact on Marion High School with a $10,000 donation.


The donation was presented this year during the First Friday celebration in downtown Marion on May 2, 2014. The award is in support of academic excellence at MHS, including Advanced Placement and dual credit offerings.
 
Marion High School Principal Lennon Brown and Assistant Principal James Bragg, who oversees the high school’s AP programming, accepted the donation. The award is administered through the Community Foundation of Grant County.

Marion Community Schools is grateful for the ongoing support of GM’s Marion Metal Center and the GM Foundation.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link From the Chronicle-Tribune

The Marion High School JROTC culminated its third year in style with a formal military banquet for the cadets, their families and school officials.

“Tonight is a formal military banquet where we celebrate the accomplishments of the cadets individually and collectively,” said Lt. Col. David Farlow, JROTC senior army instructor. “It’s all about recognizing what they’ve done this year.”

Farlow said it was important to honor the cadets for their hard work to inspire them to continue their success in the future.

“The cadets need to know that when they try hard and they achieve, we’re going to recognize them,” he said. “That inspires them to go on and try harder and to succeed. The parents and family and friends, they need to see how great these young people really are and what they’re doing is very positive and it’s helping them become the next generation of leaders.”

Cadet Dylan Anderson said the JROTC inspired him in a number of ways.

“I’ve matured, a lot, from it,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot of life lessons, I guess you could say, and even a lot about the service because it’s a military-based program. Personally, in eighth grade before I came here I would never do my homework, never do all that stuff, I was failing classes and in eighth grade I didn’t really care about school but in ninth grade I got in here and it really turned me around. I want to join the Navy now when I get older and before I never really had any goals set like that. It’s really cool.”

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link From the Chronicle-Tribune

One week after Marion students attended prom, they hosted a prom for a different set of seniors.

The Marion High School and Faithful Friends Home Healthcare’s Senior Citizens Prom was Saturday night in the school cafeteria, decorated to match this year’s theme of “The Great Gatsby,” which was also the theme of the students’ prom this year.

The Student Senate has organized the event for 25 years now. Student Senate President Aaron Manio said senate members save money throughout the year from fundraisers and candy-gram sales, for example. They also approach local businesses about donating funding, food or bingo prizes.

The event is free for seniors.

“I think it’s a great thing,” Manio said, “because we want the seniors to feel good.”