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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
The Marching Giants have made quick progress and found much success this season, their first competition season in nearly a decade. Now YOU have the opportunity to watch the band's award-winning field show for free right here at MHS!
 
 


The Marching Giants perform during a competition at Bluffton High School.
 

The free community performance is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Dick Lootens Stadium. The Marching Giants would like to invite all Marion Community families, staff, and the entire community to come out and enjoy the show! 
 
This is a chance for the band to say THANK YOU to the whole community for the amazing support they've had as they returned to the ranks of competitive marching band. We hope to see you there!
 
>> Are you going? Share with your friends! Click here to RSVP on our Facebook event page.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News At Justice, we are participating in SPIRIT WEEK the week of 9-22 through 9-26! (It's Homecoming Week for Marion High School, and we're getting into the spirit too!)

Monday: Crazy hair / hat day
Tuesday: Crazy sock day
Wednesday: Twins day
Thursday: Favorite team jersey day
Friday: Purple and Gold day


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School JROTC will conduct a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony this Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

The ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday at the flag pole in front of Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St., and is expected to last about half an hour. All students and staff are invited, as are all community members.



MHS JROTC cadets stand at attention during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in 2013. (MCS photo)
 

This is a special event for the JROTC each year, as the cadets plan and conduct the ceremony themselves.

For further information or to make arrangements for press coverage, please contact Lt. Col. David Farlow, MHS JROTC senior Army instructor, via email (dfarlow@marion.k12.in.us) or phone (664-9051 x.2455).
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The annual Fly/In Cruise/In car and air show is coming up soon at the Marion Municipal Airport, and with it comes the Marching Giants' all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Come on out to the airport and support our musicians as they head back into competition season for the first time in several years!

Check out this WIWU "Crossroads" feature from last year's Fly/In Cruise/In for a taste of what's in store:

 
The pancake breakfast this year is set for 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $5 in advance, available from any MHS band member, or at the airport, 5904 S. Western Ave., or at the Bright House Networks Marion office, 2923 S. Western Ave. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults, $3 for kids 8 and younger.

There is no admission charge to the show itself, which runs until 2 p.m.

The show this year will feature classic cars and other vintage vehicles, along with dozens of aircraft. The special feature this year is the C-54 "Spirit of Freedom", a flying museum with displays about the Berlin Airlift, a major global response in the late 1940s to one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. The "Spirit of Freedom" is part of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. Click here to learn more about the organization. 

Also featured will be helicopter rides for an additional cost. Click here to learn more.

Don't miss this unique local event that has supported our band program for many years! 

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - Board Honors The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees honored four students for perfect scores on the ISTEP+ exam in the 2013-14 school year.

Those honored were:



At its meeting on Aug. 13, 2014, the MCS School Board honored Geordi-Lee McIntyre, Elizabeth Wuertley, Patrick Spitzer, and Jinwon Pae (not pictured) for their perfect ISTEP+ scores in the 2013-14 school year. Also pictured are MCS Superintendent Brad Lindsay and board members Gregg Kitts, Cathy Moritz, Pam Hutchison, Katie Morgan, Scott Murphy, and Harry Hall.