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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Do you know a Marion High School alumnus who deserves recognition? Nominations for the MHS Hall of Distinction 2018 inductions are being accepted through Wednesday, May 9.

The Hall seeks to honor men and women who have distinguished themselves through superb accomplishment on a local, state or national level in diverse fields of endeavor. Nominations must be made in writing and must be received by in the Office of the Superintendent, District Offices at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St., Marion, or by email to pgibson@marion.k12.in.us, by May 9.


Inductees will be honored during MHS Homecoming weekend. The formal induction dinner is set for Saturday, Sept. 15. More details will be provided as the event nears.

For more information, contact Patricia Gibson, Marion Community Schools communications director, 662-2546, ext. 121, or email pgibson@marion.k12.in.us.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News McCulloch Junior High School is hosting an informational session from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, in the McCulloch Junior High auditorium for incoming seventh-grade students for the 2018-19 school year, and their parents / guardians.

Anyone who will be attending McCulloch next year, or is considering it, should plan to attend!

The evening will include a performance by our award-winning music program, information about classes and athletics, and a question and answer session with a panel of teachers and current students.

We hope to see you there!

 

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Marching Giants are grateful for the efforts and assistance of the Marion High School Alumni Association, which was recently awarded a $20,000 matching grant from the Community Foundation of Grant County. 

Funds will help pay for new marching band uniforms, a much-needed update for Grant County's only competitive marching band. The uniforms currently in use are 15 years old, and not only are they showing wear and tear, but there are too few to accommodate the continued growth of the band. 

The matching grant fundraising period runs through mid-June. 

Here is a look at the new uniforms:



Marion Community Schools has committed to pay about half the cost of the new uniforms ($25,000). MHSAA has stepped up to help raise the rest, and this matching grant opportunity is key to making that happen!

If you would like to contribute, you have several options. 
  • Donate directly to the Community Foundation (click here)
  • Give to the Marion High School Alumni Association (call 765-506-7604 for more information)
  • Contribute to the Marching Giants as a 2018 sponsor (advertising options are available - email jhuff@marion.k12.in.us for more information)
To learn more about the Marion High School Alumni Association and how you can join, check out mhsalum.com.
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 Do YOU have a plan for your students for the summer?

Did you know that students currently in grades kindergarten through eight can sign up NOW to attend the Giant Summer Academy?

The schedule: 

The Giant Summer Academy is a free four-week program that includes breakfast and lunch, academic lessons, enrichment sessions, outdoor activities, and field trips. This year's theme is "Traveling the World". 

Classes will run Monday through Thursday, June 4 through June 28. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m.; classes will run from 8 a.m. to 1:30, with lunch served midday.
  • Week 1 (June 4-7): Technology
  • Week 2 (June 11-14): Exploring science (field trip week)
  • Week 3 (June 18-21): Exploring the arts
  • Week 4 (June 25-28): My Passport project completion (field trip week)
Academic sessions will be tailored to each student's academic needs. (These will not necessarily be grade-level groups. Rather, each student will be guided and challenged to grow from whatever their starting point is, and will have the chance to interact with others who are at a similar level.) Enrichment sessions will be part of every day, but this year they will be staggered throughout the day, like specials (music, art, etc.) are during the regular school year. 

Location 
  • Incoming 1st through 4th grade students will be at Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Incoming 5th- and 6th-graders will be at Justice Intermediate School
  • Incoming 7th- and 8th-graders will be at McCulloch Junior High School.
Transportation

Bus pickup and dropoff will be provided to all Giant Summer Academy students. 

How to sign up

1.
Fill out a registration form and permission slip:

>> Click here to download the registration form and field trip permission slip

>> Para el formulario de inscripción en español, haga clic aquí 

2. Return your completed registration and permission slip to your student's school by May 4! 
 



>> NOTE: For information on summer classes for grades 9 through 12, click here.