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Welcome to
Marion School District,
Home of the Patriots!


Tryouts for the MHS Softball Team
Tryout will be held on Saturday, August 2 and Saturday, August 9  at the Marion Sports Complex beginning at 1:00.  For more information leave your number at 870-514-3445.


Kindergarten registration will resume on August 4th. Your child must be 5 years of age before August 1, 2014, to register.  

 To register a child entering Kindergarten you will need ALL of the following five things.
(1)  Proof of child’s age (birth certificate or hospital record).   
(2) Up-to-date shot record.  Child must have:
  • 4 DTP (one after fourth birthday
  • 3 polio (one after the fourth birthday)
  • 2 MMR
  • 3 Hepatitis B (one after 6 months)
  • 2 Varicella shots (even if child has had chicken pox).
  • 1 Hepatitis A
         (3)  Social security card
 (4) Proof of residence in the Marion School District (Current electric, gas, or water bill, rent receipt or mortgage coupon.)
(5) Physical by a doctor. If you bring a copy of a physical that has been done during the past year, you will not need to have another one done. (East Arkansas Family Health Center at 208 Thompson in West Memphis will do school physicals.)
ALL of the above items MUST be presented at time of registration.

Avondale offers FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES for students who fully complete early registration and attend Kindergarten Kamp!
Avondale Elementary Kindergarten Kamp:
Tuesday, August 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
We are inviting students who are fully registered for Kindergarten by the above dates to come and experience Kindergarten and to get to know Avondale.
For those who did not register for kindergarten in May, registration will resume on August 4th.

Parents and students on all campuses of Marion School District are able to access
student grades and attendance information. Please see each campus's website for directions on how that campus will handle sharing this information with you. (Each campus's website can be found under Our Schools above.)
For more information, please see the Home Access Center FAQs.  You can find this document,  as well as a direct link to the login page of Home Access Center under the Parents tab above.
Be sure to choose Marion School District as your district before you put in your username and password.

MSD Softball Honors
All Conference: Madison Weaver, Hannah Phipps, Madison Tolleson, Michelle Long, Mabry Watson, Hope Phipps
All State: Michelle Long, Mabry Watson
All State Tournament: Hannah Phipps
All Star Game Selection: Madison Weaver
Jr. Classic Game Selection: Michelle Long
Democrat-Gazette's All Arkansas Sophomore Team: Mabry Watson
YEAH, Ladies!

We are so proud of our MHS Baseball Team!
Congratulations, 6A State Runner-Up!

MES 3rd Graders Become Authors and Illustrators!!!
MES 3rd graders cranked up their creative juices in GT Enrichment class and became real authors and illustrators. Creative Writing is the focus of 3rd Grade GT enrichment. This year, with the guidance of the GT teacher, Leah Schmidt, and their homeroom teacher, each student planned, revised, edited, and published his and her own REAL book!!! The smiles on their faces show how proud of themselves they were, as they should be!! Great Job, 3rd Grade!!!
Mrs. Schmidt is SUPER PROUD!!!
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Please see more pictures in our Photo Gallery at left.

Junior Auxiliary of Crittenden County recently awarded the rising star award to  8th grade student, Madison McDaniel. Madison was nominated by her math teacher, Elaine Dupree, for improvement in her class as well as always demonstrating a positive attitude. Congratulations, Madison!

AES Preschool Field Day
Celebrating beautiful weather!
See more pictures in the Photo Gallery.

Avondale Elementary School iPads Are Put to Good Use!
These two kindergarten students are spending quality time on the iPads while classmates are being evaluated.
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Looking into the Future--AES students visit MES Campus

Students in the first grade at Avondale Elementary School made a trek to Marion Elementary to see where they will be next school year.  The youngsters quietly toured second grade classrooms, met their future teachers and were greeted by very polite second graders.  
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Christine Preslar's Class Project Was Shared with Arkansas Department of Education

Christine Preslar, a first grade teacher at Avondale Elementary, designed and facilitated a project which incorporates Common
Core State Standards, technology and her students' enthusiasm. Ali Weimer, Arkansas Teacher of the Year, recently shared
information concerning this Black History Month project with our Department of Education.  Please see the link below to view
a video spotlighting this impressive project.

MHS Student Chosen as National Youth Correspondent!
Lily Renfroe, a student at Marion High School has been selected to represent Marion as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2014 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. The conference is set for July 13-18.
“I’m thrilled. I have never been to Washington, D.C., and that is an opportunity in and of its self,” the MHS sophomore said.
Renfroe joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Renfro was chosen based on academic accomplishments, which includes a 3.9 GPA and a class schedule that includes four pre-AP courses, and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. She is also a member of the MHS Patriot newspaper staff, plays the French horn in the band, is a member of Delta Christian Association, is a young-adult librarian at the Margaret Woolfolk Library in Marion, and is involved with her church, Trinity In the Fields Anglican Church (where her father is the pastor). In her spare time, she takes violin lessons. She picked up that difficult-to-master instrument when she was 9 years old. Congratulations, Lily!
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Congratulations to Avondale and Marion Elementary Schools!
These two Marion schools have been recognized for high student performance or student academic growth by the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program.  AES and MES were sighted for improvements in students' state test scores and were ranked in the top 10% in the state for student academic growth from the 2012-2013 Benchmark exam.
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Architectural Design Recognized
Marion Junior High School was one of several schools recognized in the yearly issue of American School and University Magazine. Each year, the magazine highlights public facilities for the quality of its design. MJHS was one of six schools in the middle school division to receive the honor. MJHS Principal Elmer West (left) holds the magazine while MSD Deputy Superintendent Jeff Altemus shows off the plaque presented to the district. MJHS, the largest of the six schools at 197,000 square feet, was the least expensive build and has the most space to student ratio of the six schools honored. Other schools in the division are in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and two in Ohio.
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Gov. Beebe designated January as School Board Recognition Month, and the MSD administration acknowledged our board during Thursday's regular monthly meeting. Board members are (seated, from left) Reverend Jeffrey Richardson and Steve Sutton with 22 years of service each. Jan Thomas has the longest tenure with 33 years and has been our president since 1985.  Darylee Arms has served for 19 years.  Standing, Bart Turner has 12 years of service, and Daryel Jackson has 3 years.  Not pictured is Brian Proffitt who has served as a board member for 11 years.  Thank you all very much!

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MSD's Alexia Weimer, Arkansas's Teacher of the Year 2013
and the President of the United States of America

Welcome to Marion School District
Home to 4,257 students in grades PK-12 located on 6 campuses.
Avondale Elementary:
Marion Elementary:
Marion Intermediate:    
Marion Middle:
Marion Junior High:
Marion High School:

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Marion School District to provide our students with a program of instruction so that they will acquire the academic, social, and decision-making skills needed to become productive citizens in our rapidly changing technological world.  
We recognize individual differences in students and believe that all children can learn.  We strive to meet their needs and interests by offering a balanced curriculum and creating an atmosphere conducive to learning.

School Colors: Red, White & Blue
Mascot: Patriot

Important Dates
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Staff e-mail
Faculty and staff who are away from your regular FirstClass computer may log-in to your email account from the following link.  Off Campus email

Faculty and staff as always may download FirstClass to their home computer using the client download link provided below.

Contact Information
Marion School District Admin Office
200 Manor Street
Marion, AR 72364
PHONE: 870-739-5100
FAX: 870-739-5156
Click here for district contact information
Next Year's Academic Calendar
Click the link below to access the Academic Calendar for the upcoming school year.
2014-2015 Academic Calendar
Peanut Free Zone
If you are asked by your child's teacher to send snacks or candies to school for a classroom party, please remember that we will not accept any food item that contains or may contain peanuts/nuts.
Check the link below for a safe food list of Peanut Free candy
Peanut Free Candy
Last Modified: Jul 14, 2014
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