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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School will be offering athletic physicals free to any Marion Community Schools student later this month.

Physicals will start on a first-come, first-served basis at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Bill Green Arena (enter Door 16 on the west side of the arena).

Any incoming 4th- through 11th-grader who plans to participate in school sports in the 2018-19 year needs to make plans for a physical, as they must have physical forms on file with the school before the sports season begins.

>> Click here for the required forms. Parent signature is required. Please have all but the physical form completed and signed before arriving on July 25.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted June 19, 2018

Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees will accept applications for a vacant Board seat representing District 1, and another representing District 4 (at-large).

Eligibility requirements:
  • Must be a registered voter
  • Must have resided in the school corporation for at least one year
  • Reside within the Marion Community Schools district boundaries (District 1 encompasses the area within the civil city of Marion, District 4 encompasses the entire school district)
Term: For both seats, term ends December 31, 2018

Application Process:
No later than July 13, 2018, submit a letter of interest and resume or background information (including your contact information) one of the following ways:

By mail or drop off in person:
MCS School Board c/o Patricia Gibson
Marion Community Schools
Office of the Superintendent
750 W. 26th St.
Marion, IN   46953
 
By email:
Patricia Gibson, interim clerk for the MCS School Board
pgibson@marion.k12.in.us

All applications will be reviewed by the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees.  
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted April 4, 2018

Beginning on April 8, children ages 6 to 17 can participate in USA Basketball Open Court, presented by Nike, at Marion High School — for FREE!

USA Basketball Open Court provides children a safe and fun environment in which to play basketball. Children choose how to engage in the sport through free play, skill games, five-on-five, 3×3, and station options. Sessions are free to the community and are open to children of all ability levels.

>> Click here for more information from mariongiantssports.com



 

 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools’ onsite registration is next week. All new students (K-12) and their families wanting to enroll should plan to attend. In addition, any returning student/family who needs computer access or other assistance should attend during these times as well.

Onsite registration will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. (This will be the location for registration for all MCS schools, K-12. Staff from all school buildings will be available on those days at Marion High School.) Please enter at Door 4 on the northeast corner of the building. Parking is available in the parking lot on the east side of the building. Please do not park in the circle off 26th Street. 

Those with students who are new to MCS should plan to provide needed documentation and information, including proof of residence (such as a recent utility bill with your name and address), and the name and contact information for the school your student most recently attended, along with any health/allergy information.

Those with returning students will need to review information including contact numbers, address, transportation options, assistance requests, etc., and update if needed.

Textbook fees and deposits can also be paid at the on-site registration days (where you can avoid the online payment processing fee).

A note for students registering for classes at Marion Regional Career Center: MHS students will register for MRCC classes during the regular registration process outlined above. Sending school students will complete their registration after the start of school, in conjunction with their school counselor and MRCC staff.

The online registration system will again be available for families with students who were enrolled at an MCS school last year, including Little Giants Preschool students who will be in kindergarten this year, as well as any families who attended Kindergarten Roundup in the spring. A link and instructions will be provided in the Enrollment section of our website once online registration is open. (Computer access and assistance with passwords or other issues will be available at Marion High School during onsite registration days.)

For more information about MCS enrollment, including school supply lists and the school year calendar, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Dozens of Marion High School students’ hard work and dedication has earned them success on the College Board’s Advanced Placement exams. MHS students took 15 different AP exams in 2018, and 64 of them passed at least one exam, while 19 of those passed multiple exams.

AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5.  A score of 3 designates the student as “qualified” and capable of doing the work of an introductory-level course in a particular subject at college, according to the AP Program’s website. Many colleges and universities grant credit and placement for scores of 3, 4 or 5, but the AP Program’s website notes that each college decides which scores it will accept.

Marion High School requires that students taking an AP class take the corresponding AP exam in order to receive the extra credit available for the class. (All AP classes at MHS are “weighted”, meaning that students can earn more credit for those classes because of their difficulty, as compared to standard classes. But students who don’t take the AP exam won’t receive that extra credit.) This leads to a very high percentage of MHS AP students taking the corresponding exams — which makes the passing percentages achieved by MHS students in 2018 even more impressive.

Notable statistics from the 2018 AP exams at MHS:
  • 64 students passed one or more AP exams
  • MHS students passed 15 different exams: Biology; Calculus (AB and BC); Chemistry; English Language and Composition; English Literature and Composition; Environmental Science; Music Theory; Physics 1; Psychology; Spanish Language and Culture; Statistics; U.S. History; World History; and the portfolio-based Studio Art Design 2D. The number of students taking a particular test ranged from 2 to 47.
  • 100 percent of MHS students who participated in the Studio Art 2D Design Portfolio exam passed; this surpasses the 84.8 percent passing rate nationwide. (Wondering what these portfolios consist of? You can see examples from previous years here.)
  • 100 percent of MHS students who took the English Literature and Composition exam passes; this surpasses the 47.4 percent passing rate nationwide
  • 91.3 percent of MHS students who took the Calculus AB exam passed; this surpasses the 57.5 percent passing rate nationwide.
  • 90 percent of MHS students who took the Calculus BC exam passed; this surpasses the 80.3 percent passing rate nationwide.
  • 81 percent of MHS students who took the Biology exam passed; this surpasses the 61.5 percent passing rate nationwide.
  • 50 percent of the MHS students who took the Environmental Science exam passed; this surpasses the 47.5 passing rate nationwide.
Marion Community Schools is proud of these students’ excellent achievements, and is proud too of the early college opportunities MHS continues to offer to its students. For information about how your high school student can take advantage of these early college credit opportunities and more, click here for enrollment information, and click here to view the 2018-19 MHS Course Description Guide.