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YOU can help MHS continue to innovate - vote next week!

Posted on Jan. 19 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News In the past few years, the Media Center at Marion High School has undergone an amazing transformation, from a staid space with somewhat limited uses into a vibrant center for exploration, collaboration, and innovation. Now, MHS is aiming to win a grant from a national educational company to fund continued technology investments — and YOU can help us win!

From Monday, Jan. 23, through Friday, Jan. 27, a video produced by Marion High School students and staff will be posted on the Follett Challenge site, and anyone in the world can vote once per day to make us one of 10 People’s Choice video winners, a prize worth $8,000. Look for links to the video here on the Marion Community Schools website and on our social media pages when the competition starts. We need you to help us earn this prize! Please make a plan to vote every day next week, and to share this opportunity with your family and friends, too!



MHS students work on the Follett Challenge video in late December 2016.  The video will be up for voting starting on Monday, Jan. 23. Come back here for a link — we can't win without YOU!


The People’s Choice award is just the beginning, though. Your votes will also play a role in Marion High School’s chances to win goods and services from Follett Corp. worth up to $60,000. The public voting will factor in as 20 percent of our final score in the grant competition. We just can’t do this without YOU!

These prizes would enable MHS to continue the incredible reinvention of the Media Center into a 21st Century learning commons that promotes and facilitates not only technology-driven education but also collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and more. These skills are not only important for success in the classrooms of Marion High School, but they are truly life-changing skills that will benefit our students no matter where their paths lead after graduation.

We are excited to be part of the 2017 Follett Challenge, and we hope you will enjoy our video and vote for us every day of the competition! Watch our website and social media for direct links to when the competition goes live.

A total of $200,000 in goods and services is up for grabs in the Follett Challenge. The 10 People’s Choice video award winners will receive $8,000 each. One semifinalist in each category (elementary, middle school, and high school) will each receive $30,000. Those winners will be announced on Feb. 28. The Grand Prize winner, chosen from the semifinalists to receive an additional $30,000, will be announced April 28.

About Follett Corp.: For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K-12 schools and colleges. Now, Follett serves more than half of the students in the nation, working with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology and services. It is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to pre-K-12 schools in the nation, distributing books, textbooks, ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital resources. Follett is also one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for physical and digital asset management, data storage and analysis, and more. To learn more about Follett’s pre-K-12 business, visit www.follettlearning.com.

Equipment from Tucker building to be auctioned 1/28

Posted on Jan. 18 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News With the closure of the Tucker Career and Technology Center building (and subsequent move of career and tech classes to Marion Regional Career Center on the Marion High School campus), Marion Community Schools has equipment that is no longer needed. It will be auctioned off on Saturday, Jan. 28, starting at 9 a.m.

Notable items include a Ford F-800 bucket truck, shop equipment including lathes, hydraulic presses, jack stands, welders, power tools, and more; an electric fork truck; kitchen equipment including a walk-in cooler; a Heidleberg offset printing press; a Visualiner alignment system; classroom equipment including desks, chairs, cabinets, and more.

For more information, please visit www.priceleffler.com.

Having trouble reaching your school by phone?

Posted on Jan. 12 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is transitioning to a new phone service, and we are having intermittent phone outages. If you are having trouble reaching your school building, it is likely that the phones may not be working correctly. Please reach out to us by email, or call the district office (662-2546) for assistance.

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On the Calendar

Here's a look at some of the big events coming up at Marion around the district.
(For more events, click here to check out the full calendar, where you can see events at one school building at a time or elect to see all events in the district. Just use the pull-down menu at the top of the calendar!)

 
  • Presidents Day: Feb. 20 (no school)
  • Spring Break: March 20-24
  • MHS Prom: 8 p.m. May 6 at Meshingomesia Golf and Social Club
  • Last day of school for students: May 22 (If there are canceled school days, the school year will be extended. We will communicate with families if this occurs.)
  • MHS Class of 2017 commencement ceremony: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, at Bill Green Arena (MHS).
 
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