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MHS student earns perfect score on ACT test

Posted on Oct. 18 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News A member of Marion High School’s Class of 2018 can claim an achievement few others can: a perfect score on the ACT test.

Elizabeth Wuertley, MHS senior, learned of her achievement last month. According to the ACT organization, on average only 0.1 percent of test takers earn a perfect score. (That means out of every 10,000 test takers, only 10 would be expected to earn a perfect score, based on ACT's historical data.)

The ACT, a curriculum-based achievement exam, consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1 to 36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Elizabeth earned a composite score of 36, the highest possible, signaling a mastery of those skills.

In a letter recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda called the achievement “significant and rare.”

Marion High School congratulates Elizabeth on this outstanding achievement!

8 MHS musicians selected for IBA All-District Honor Band

Posted on Oct. 12 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Eight Marion High School band students have been selected to perform in the Indiana Bandmasters Association All-District Honor Band.

“This is the first time in a number of years we’ve had any students selected to perform with this band, and to have eight students selected is quite an honor,” said MHS Director of Bands Josh Huff.

The musicians selected:
  • Jaelin Lindsay, sophomore, clarinet
  • Jerimiah Planck, senior, euphonium
  • Carynna Aguila, freshman, flute
  • Lauren Morrow, junior, flute/piccolo
  • Ty Metzger, freshman, tenor sax
  • Victor Lee, junior, trombone
  • Saralena Bergsma, sophomore, trumpet
  • Geordaun Shaw, junior, trumpet
Each of these students was recommended by their band director, Mr. Huff, and submitted applications to be considered for the Honor Band earlier this year. Applications from students across the state were evaluated to select members of this talented group. Selected musicians were notified earlier this month, and were tasked with practicing the musical selections in preparation for the upcoming performance.

On Nov. 18, Honor Band members from around the state will gather to rehearse together for the first time. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 19, they will perform together at 4 p.m. at Dekalb High School in Waterloo. This performance is open to the public.

Congratulations to these talented, hard-working students on this great accomplishment! The All-District Honor Band is a great opportunity, and will give them a chance to learn and grow as musicians.

Arts integration boosts literacy skills at Frances Slocum

Posted on Oct. 10 2017 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Students at Frances Slocum Elementary are learning language skills in a whole new way: through arts integration fueled by the Honeywell Foundation.

Arts integration is an approach to teaching and learning that provides multiple ways for students to make sense of what they learn. It goes beyond the initial step of helping students learn and recall information, and it challenges students to take the information and facts they have learned and do something with them to build deeper understanding.

The Honeywell Foundation’s Educational Outreach program is bringing artists to Frances Slocum to provide experiences in the classroom built around specific Indiana language arts standards. These experiences will help students develop specific skills and close gaps in literacy and numeracy, the foundational skills that they will build on for the rest of their lives.

Frances Slocum’s administration and staff are excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Honeywell Foundation’s Educational Outreach program for 2017-18. Arts integration experiences will continue throughout the next two weeks in grades one through four.

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!)

 
  • Fall break - NO SCHOOL: Oct. 26 and 27, 2017
  • Thanksgiving break - NO SCHOOL: Nov. 22-24, 2017
  • Winter break - NO SCHOOL: Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018 (Dec. 15 is teacher record day, no school for students)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL: Jan. 15, 2018
  • Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL: Feb. 19, 2018
  • Spring break - NO SCHOOL: March 26-30, 2018
  • Last day for students: May 23 (if cancellations occur during the year due to weather or other reasons, days will be added to the end of the school year; we will communicate this with parents as needed)
  • MHS Class of 2018 Commencement: Sunday, Jun 3, 2018.
 
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