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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Teachers Association will award two $500 scholarships to members of the Marion High School Class of 2017 who plan to study education at the post-secondary level.

The deadline to apply is March 3, 2017. Criteria include academic achievement and leadership, as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. The application materials also require recommendations and an essay.

This is a great opportunity for our students, and we are grateful to the MTA for offering this scholarship exclusively to MHS grads!

Click here to access the MTA 2017 scholarship application. For more information, contact Joshua Halliwell, jhalliwell@marion.k12.in.us.

The Marion High School Guidance Department has information on dozens of other scholarships, too. Click here to view the Scholarship Page.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This holiday season, the Marion High School Music Department offers a special concert guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit!

The public is invited to the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS for the annual Holiday Extravaganza, which features choral and instrumental music by our talented young musicians. The show starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Admission is free.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This weekend, singers from Marion elementaries and McCulloch Junior High will be spreading holiday cheer at a special event, Winter Magic in the Gardens of Matter Park.

Saturday, Dec. 3, will be a day full of fun at the Gardens!

Families and groups are invited to come help decorate trees at the Gardens. (Click here to register for your tree.) From noon to 4 p.m., participants can help make decorations from noon to 4 p.m. at the Garden House, and/or bring some of their own decorations for their tree. Decorations should be environmentally friendly and bird-friendly (think popcorn, acorns, berries, pinecones … ).

>> Then, at 6 p.m., a tree lighting ceremony is planned, and singers from Marion Community Schools will be caroling at that time.

After the tree lighting, you can explore the gardens and enjoy the decorated trees, as well as hot chocolate and a bonfire in the meadow area.

The public is invited to this free event. Come out and explore the Gardens and enjoy a performance by some of our talented young singers!

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This holiday season, as carols tell of a special star that shone long ago, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores the wonders of the night sky.

The public is invited to MHS for “Seasonal Stargazing: Winter and Season of Lights”. Showings will be as follows:
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
  • 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. The show lasts about an hour.

Several of these shows precede or follow the Marion Community School of the Arts’ holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, which starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS. (Click here for Nutcracker ticket info.) This is a great opportunity for two special experiences with the family, right here in Marion!

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 58.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way.