Here’s wishing a great Thanksgiving Break to everyone in our Patriot community! As a reminder, all district schools and offices will be closed November 20-24 as we observe the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, November 27.
To all who served -- thank you for your sacrifice, your bravery, and the example you set for us all. Happy Veterans Day!
Daylight Saving Time ends tonight ... Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour!
STATE BOUND! With 5 buses full of band members and a police escort from the Marion Police Department at the Crittenden County Sheriff's Department, the Marion Patriot Pride Marching Band departed for the State 6A Marching Band Championship early this morning. Performance time for Marion is 2:45 p.m. this afternoon (Wednesday) at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. While there is no live-streaming for this event, we hope to post a video of the performance later this week. Good luck to the band! #RepTheM
ATTENTION FAMILIES: Beginning with the graduating class of 2027, each Arkansas student must complete 75 hours of community service that is certified by the service agency or organization where the student volunteers. The community service must be in programs or activities that meet the requirements established by the State Board and the District Board of Directors and include preparation, action, and reflection components. Our schools will work with students to help facilitate this process. Students completing community service work should record their hours on this form, which can be turned in at the school via Naviance: https://5il.co/27gm8 Again, this state requirement will start with members of the Class of 2027 (current 9th graders). Current students in grades 10-12 do not have a community service requirement. For questions or more information, please contact the Marion Junior High School administration. Thank you!
It might be Fall Break, but educators in the Marion School District are still hard at work, learning new ways to improve learning outcomes for Marion students! This week, Marion school administrators, school improvement specialists, and school facilitators are in Little Rock for professional development led by Sarah Schuhl, author of "School Improvement for All." Schuhl is an expert in helping educators drive continuous school improvement by targeting their school's specific needs with immediate courses of action to improve and measure student achievement.
Taher Inc., the company that manages food service for the Marion School District, is currently looking to fill several positions. Both hourly and full-time positions are available. If you are interested in earning income, working in our schools, and helping provide nutritious meals for our students, visit this link: https://rb.gy/0l12q
Fall Break is here! We wish all our families a restful, rejuvenating time as they enjoy Fall Break from October 2 through October 16, as part of the Marion School District’s Hybrid School Calendar. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 17. Congratulations to all on a great first 9 weeks of school! For those who will be traveling during Fall Break, we wish you safe and happy travels. We look forward to seeing everybody back in class following the break!
REMINDER: School Immunizations are due on October 1* The most common missing immunizations include: - 7th graders: meningitis (MCV4) - 11-year-olds: TDAP - 16-year-olds: Dose of MCV4 due after 16th birthday If you have a student in one of these groups, please check to make sure your child is current with their vaccines. ALL students must be in compliance with Arkansas Immunization Rules and Regulations to remain enrolled. If your child is missing a required vaccine, this vaccine is due on October 1. Due to our scheduled fall break, the vaccine will be required on the day students return, Tuesday, October 17. If you have any questions, please contact your campus school nurse. To see a full list of required immunizations, please visit the following link to our website: https://www.msd3.org/page/health-service
The Marion School District will host a Special Education Parent Night from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 8, in the library at Herbert Carter Global Community Magnet. Anyone with questions about the resources available to you and your child is urged to attend. The event is being presented by The Center for Exceptional Families.
The Marion School District recently partnered with Abbco Services to provide janitorial services in the district's schools. Abbco is currently looking to fill several full-time and part-time positions with the company. Anyone interested in learning more about these opportunities should contact George at 870-347-6045. In business since 1955, Abbco is considered one of the top facility service providers in the Midwest and Southeastern U.S.
Here's wishing a wonderful Labor Day weekend to the entire Patriot community! As a reminder, the Marion School District will be closed Monday in recognition of the holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday, September 5. Have a great weekend!
*IMPORTANT REMINDERS* Thursday, Aug. 31: District-wide Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1-7 p.m. (no school) Friday, Sept. 1: No school for students and most staff Monday, Sept. 4: Labor Day -- All district offices closed; no school
Marion School District families have a chance to win one of three $100 Walmart gift cards as part of a new incentive program to encourage qualifying families to sign up for the free and reduced-price meals program this school year. All families who complete an application for free or reduced meals by the end of the day on Friday, September 8, who meet eligibility guidelines, will be included in the drawing. Families can apply for free and reduced-price meals online by following this link: www.msd3.org/page/child-nutrition. Paper applications can also be picked up at any school, or at the district’s Central Office. Only one application per household is required. Income eligibility guidelines are available at the website above.
Would you like to be a substitute teacher in the Marion School District? Our school district is looking for substitute teachers for the 2023-24 school year. Interested? Apply today at https://ess.com/!
Hiring Substitutes! On Aug. 10, ESS will be hosting an informational session and training. We would love to have you join us as a substitute! Visit ESS.com to start your application and be sure to register in advance using the following link, REGISTER NOW If you have any questions, please call 877-855-7264.
Good afternoon, Free & Reduced lunch applications are now available for the 23/24 SY. Paper applications can be found on our website under Child Nutrition and can also be picked up at any of our school buildings as well as the central office. There is also an online application available that you can access by clicking the link below. https://secure.ezmealapp.com/ApplicationScreen.aspx?cid=MGFjYzA0NmUtYTgyMC00ODkzLWFmYjMtYWFlNWJiODYzZWE2
Did you know the Marion Seventh Grade Academy is now on Facebook? Check it out now at https://www.facebook.com/Marion7GA/ and give the page a like! #7GAgrowtogether
Need back-to-school immunizations? The Crittenden County Health Unit will hold an immunization clinic from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, August 1. The Health Unit is located at 901 N. 7th Street in West Memphis. See the flyer below for more!
ATTENTION MARION FAMILIES: Did you know that students in the Marion School District who qualify for REDUCED price meals can now eat school meals for FREE? To see if your student qualifies for this program, fill out the online application here: https://tinyurl.com/467v24fd. (Paper applications are also available at each school and the district Central Office.) Additional information about the Free and Reduced Meal Program can be found here: https://www.msd3.org/page/child-nutrition Thank you!