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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools parents / guardians are invited to a Title I parent involvement meeting. District policies and plans will be reviewed and discussed.

For more information, please contact the MCS Curriculum Department, 662-2546 x. 122.



Los padres / tutores de Marion Community Schools están invitados a una reunión de participación de padres de Title I. Las políticas y planes del distrito serán revisados y discutidos.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con el Departamento de Currículo de MCS, 662-2546 x. 122.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Regional Career Center instructor Travis Hueston, who leads MRCC’s information technology program, has been named Indiana's ACT College and Career Readiness Champion.

 
ACT College and Career Readiness Champions personify the mission of ACT through intentional actions that create an atmosphere and culture that promotes college and career readiness for all. The ACT College and Career Readiness K-12 Champion is an individual who has created or led a program that positively impacts their organization and community through improved readiness for college and career opportunities.
 
“I am pleased, honored, and humbled to accept this award and to represent MRCC and my students" Hueston said. "A very special thanks to Dr. Kris Condon for the nomination and to the ACT for selecting me, and an enormous salute to all of this year’s nominees across the country who have made incredible contributions to college and career readiness.”

Hueston has applied academic strategies to his curriculum that are key to preparing students for future courses and career readiness. 

“Mr. Hueston has single-handedly crafted and deployed a program that is an exception model for other career and technical education programs to follow, in addition to students learning about hardware and software they are also learning communication skills, responsibility and goal-setting,” said Dr. Condon, a member of the programs IT advisory board.
 
Mike Ripperger, director of MRCC, also noted the positive impact Hueston's students are having on the school and community.

"Mr. Hueston is an outstanding teacher who cares for our students and does a great job of training our students and then providing them with real world experiences," Ripperger said. "MRCC students complete internship experiences at different buildings inside Marion Community Schools and at the Marion Public Library.”
 
Many of Hueston’s students are deployed as support technicians within the Marion school district. This saves the district's IT department valuable time and resources and provides the students with invaluable professional experience. In addition, the program recently began public tech assistance hours in partnership with Marion Public Library.
 
MRCC's IT program is part of the IBM Academic Initiative, and it is a Microsoft Imagine Academy.
 
Marion Community Schools congratulates Hueston on this recognition! We are grateful for community partnerships, and for our outstanding faculty members and the opportunities they work hard to provide to our students. 

MRCC's excellent career prep and advanced college opportunities are one of the reasons Marion High School is a state leader in college and career readiness. MRCC programs are available to students from sending schools around the county as well. Anyone interested in taking MRCC classes should talk to their high school counselor or call MRCC for more information, 664-9091.



The MRCC IT class visits the Amazon Distribution Center. Mr. Hueston is sixth from the right.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News A Marion High School student recently earned a national award in the annual Scholastic Art and Writing competition.

Aimee de las Alas, an MHS senior, earned a Silver Award in the drawing / illustration category at national level competition for her piece titled “AIM.”, seen below.


She earned a Gold Key for this piece at the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the highest honor given, and an automatic entry at the national level.

Congratulations to Aimee on this outstanding national honor!

She also earned regional awards for two other pieces: a Silver Key for “Vitamin S”; and an Honorable Mention for “Dive In”, seen below in that order.



 
 



Zoe Case, an MHS senior, earned a regional Gold Key award for her digital art work titled "Connection", the first image seen below. She also earned three regional Silver Keys for her pieces titled "Soul", "The Face of Resistance", and "Panther", which appear in that order below.
 








 




Greer Decker, MHS senior, earned several regional awards in the photography category: Silver Keys for two pieces titled “Cancer” and “Wings”, and Honorable Mentions for “Trapped” and “The Oracle”; these pieces are seen in that order below.











 

Ayawna Kemp, MHS junior, earned a regional Silver Key for her sculpture titled "Tropopause", seen below.

 


Ethan Eltzroth, MHS junior, earned a regional Honorable Mention in the ceramics / glass category for his piece titled "Summer House", seen below.




 

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art's scholastic competition involves 52 counties in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, and all art works will be on display at the museum, 311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, through April 8. For museum hours, admission fees and directions, click here to visit the museum’s website.

According to the FWMoA website, the high caliber of entries into the Fort Wayne competition has propelled the region to be one of the top regions for national awards given in the past few years. This is the fifth year in the last six that Marion High School students have earned top awards in the competition. MHS students earned honors in 2013, in 2014, in 2016, and in 2017

Congratulations to all of these students and to their outstanding teachers, Tashema Davis and Nate Larson. We are proud of you!


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 May 9, 2018.

The MHS Hall of Distinction gives lasting recognition to alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Marion Community Schools. It also serves to help inspire current students to aspire to similar success.

Any MHS alumnus who graduated at least five years ago and who has made substantial contributions to the achievements of Marion Community Schools or whose exemplary actions reflect honor on MCS is eligible for nomination. 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.

Non-MHS graduates may be afforded honorary status in the MHS Hall of Distinction.

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.

For nomination forms and more information, including details on previous inductees, click here to visit the Hall of Distinction section of our website

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 WHAT: “The Diviners” presented by the Marion High School Speech & Drama Association

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday April 13, and Saturday, April 14

WHERE: Walton Performing Arts Center, Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St.

COST: $6 for adults; $5 for students


Marion High School Speech & Drama Association’s spring play may have a familiar feel to it. “The Diviners” is set in the small (but mythical) town of Zion, Ind., the citizens of which have plans and goals and visions of a better day for their town.

But though the town is filled with good intentions, their hopes run into tragic circumstances, and leave the townspeople with more questions than answers. Audiences will find plenty to think about and identify with in this moving, emotional story as well.

The play is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at the Walton Center at Marion High School.

“The Diviners” was written in the early 1980s by Jim Leonard Jr., who was born in Fort Wayne, graduated from Hanover College (where “The Diviners” was first produced) and for a time lived in Bloomington, where he co-founded the Bloomington Playwrights Project. He also has long been instrumental in the New Harmony Project, an influential Indiana playwriting workshop.

The play won him first prize at the National College Theater Festival. (Incidentally, Woody Harrelson, at the time a freshman at Hanover, was cut from the cast of “The Diviners”!)

Leonard has also been involved with movies and TV shows, including Dexter, for which he was nominated in 2011 for a Writers Guild Award as a consulting producer.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students. They will be on sale starting at 6:45 both show nights. Seating is general admission.