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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News In the past few years, the Media Center at Marion High School has undergone an amazing transformation, from a staid space with somewhat limited uses into a vibrant center for exploration, collaboration, and innovation. Now, MHS is aiming to win a grant from a national educational company to fund continued technology investments — and YOU can help us win!

From Monday, Jan. 23, through Friday, Jan. 27, a video produced by Marion High School students and staff will be posted on the Follett Challenge site, and anyone in the world can vote once per day to make us one of 10 People’s Choice video winners, a prize worth $8,000. We need you to help us earn this prize! Please make a plan to vote every day next week, and to share this opportunity with your family and friends, too!




MHS students work on the Follett Challenge video in late December 2016.  Vote once a day per email address Monday, Jan. 23, through Friday,  Jan. 27.


The People’s Choice award is just the beginning, though. Your votes will also play a role in Marion High School’s chances to win goods and services from Follett Corp. worth up to $60,000. The public voting will factor in as 20 percent of our final score in the grant competition. We just can’t do this without YOU!

These prizes would enable MHS to continue the incredible reinvention of the Media Center into a 21st Century learning commons that promotes and facilitates not only technology-driven education but also collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and more. These skills are not only important for success in the classrooms of Marion High School, but they are truly life-changing skills that will benefit our students no matter where their paths lead after graduation.

We are excited to be part of the 2017 Follett Challenge, and we hope you will enjoy our video and vote for us every day of the competition

Our video was inspired by the smash hit musical Hamilton. You don't want to miss it! (And 

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A total of $200,000 in goods and services is up for grabs in the Follett Challenge. The 10 People’s Choice video award winners will receive $8,000 each. One semifinalist in each category (elementary, middle school, and high school) will each receive $30,000. Those winners will be announced on Feb. 28. The Grand Prize winner, chosen from the semifinalists to receive an additional $30,000, will be announced April 28.

About Follett Corp.: For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K-12 schools and colleges. Now, Follett serves more than half of the students in the nation, working with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology and services. It is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to pre-K-12 schools in the nation, distributing books, textbooks, ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital resources. Follett is also one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for physical and digital asset management, data storage and analysis, and more. To learn more about Follett’s pre-K-12 business, visit www.follettlearning.com.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools is transitioning to a new phone service, and we are having intermittent phone outages. If you are having trouble reaching your school building, it is likely that the phones may not be working correctly. Please reach out to us by email, or call the district office (662-2546) for assistance.

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Any Justice Intermediate student who would like to play on the girls basketball team is welcome to try out next week!

Tryouts will be from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News An important note for Marion Community Schools parents and staff: The phone number for the MCS Transportation Department has changed as of Tuesday, Jan. 3.

You can now reach them at 651-2091.

This change may be temporary; we will update if we revert to the old number. 

For more information about the Transportation Department, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees recently honored the winners and finalists in the annual MCS holiday card competition.


Every year, art teachers across the district select the best artwork from their students to submit to the competition. Then, winners are chosen at the district level, and the winning artwork is used in the annual MCS holiday cards, which are made available to order in November. The cards are printed at the Marion Regional Career Center.

This year, the winning artists were Lucille Schlotterback, a Little Giants Preschool student at Frances Slocum Elementary School, and Sesilia Guy, a fourth-grader at Kendall Elementary School. Here's a look at the cards featuring their artwork: 

     

The other finalists honored by the board at the Dec. 14, 2016, meeting were:
  • Gracie Chandler, fourth grade, Kendall Elementary
  • Trammy Chau, preschool, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Katie Cheshire, fifth grade, Justice Intermediate 
  • Tyrelle Cox, third grade, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Elijah Dennison-Sander, preschool, Kendall Elementary
  • Ryleigh Dillman, second grade, Riverview Elementary
  • Cherish Frazier, 11th grade, MHS
  • Justin Johnson, 11th grade, MHS
  • Eli Lootens, 10th grade, MHS
  • Halle Mims, fourth grade, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Alex Nikolulis, fifth grade, Justice Intermediate 
  • Silas Oyler, preschool, Frances Slocum Elementary
  • Raven Sollars, third grade, Allen Elementary
  • Andrew Terhune, first grade, Riverview Elementary
  • Kyliegh Yeakle, fourth grade, Allen Elementary