And we’re back! Faculty and staff at the Marion School District kicked off the 2023-24 school year today (Thursday) with the district’s annual back-to-school kickoff and lunch. Held at the Marion Performing Arts Center, the event included updates on district activities, introduction of new staff members, door prizes, performances from the MHS marching band and choral ensemble, and more. The first day of school for Marion students is Thursday, July 27.
Want to stay up-to-date with what is going on with the meal service at Marion Schools? Download the Taher Food4Life App today! On the app, you will find the latest school menus as well as other useful information. The app is available via the App Store and Google Play. The Marion School District and the Taher Inc. Food Service Management Company are committed to serving quality, nutritious meals to students and staff. We thank you for allowing us to feed your children! For additional child nutrition information, visit https://www.msd3.org/page/child-nutrition
With the new school year starting on July 27, this is a reminder that the Marion School District offers FREE breakfast for ALL students. Benefits of breakfast include better health, increased productivity, and improved academic performance. Download the Taher Food4Life App for school menus and more!
The Marion School District will observe summer hours through Friday, July 14. During this time, offices across all campuses will be open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Fridays. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 17.
The Marion Junior High Band has 74 members attending Dixie Band Camp this week at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. This is the largest contingency that Marion has had attend the camp. “With this camp, students currently in grades 7 and 8 spend a week rehearsing and enjoying social activities while living in a dorm room on the UCA campus,” said Marion Director of Bands Monty Hill. “For most of these students, it is their first time away from home for an extended period without their parents.” “As with most things, the cost of band camp has risen to $385 for the week which includes room and board,” Hill added. “Our parents are committed to having an outstanding band program in Marion. This is just another example of our outstanding parent involvement and why the Marion School District is thriving.” Dixie Band Camp, the oldest camp in the South and the second oldest in the nation, is in its 82nd year and 30th year on the UCA campus. The overriding philosophy of Dixie is to give the participating students a meaningful and enriching musical experience. In addition to the musical activities, Dixie includes a full activity calendar, with multiple afternoon and evening social activities planned for the students. Night activities such as concerts, movies, dances, swimming, and karaoke, plus an optional off-campus evening water theme park excursion makes for a well-rounded social experience for all campers. To read more, click the link below: https://www.msd3.org/article/1143876
Good afternoon, Patriot families. Due to continuing hazardous travel conditions, all Marion School District campuses will be closed on Friday, February 3, 2023. This will be an AMI day for students. Junior high and high school students should check Google Classroom for their assignments. Magnet school students should complete Day 4 of work from their paper AMI packets, which were sent home earlier in the school year. While all district campuses and offices will be closed, teachers can be contacted between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thank you, keep warm, and stay safe!
Good afternoon, Patriot team, Due to continuing hazardous weather conditions, all Marion School District campuses will be closed on Thursday, February 2, 2023. This will be an AMI day for students. Junior high and high school students should check Google Classroom for their assignments. Magnet school students should complete Day 3 of work from their paper AMI packets, which were sent home earlier in the school year. While all district campuses and offices will be closed, teachers can be contacted between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thank you, keep warm, and stay safe!
Good evening, Patriot families. Due to hazardous weather conditions moving into the region this evening, all Marion School District campuses will be closed on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. This will be an AMI day for students. Junior high and high school students should check Google Classroom for their assignments. Magnet school students should complete Day 1 of work from their paper AMI packets, which were sent home earlier in the school year. While all district campuses and offices will be closed, teachers can be contacted between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thank you, keep warm, and stay safe!
Congratulations to the Marion Patriot Pride Marching Band for taking fourth place in Class 6A at the State Marching Band Contest Monday in Little Rock! This marks the band's highest finish in the 7-year existence of the state contest! The band will wrap up its competitive season Saturday at the U.S. Bands Southern State Championships in Huntsville, Alabama. The Patriot Pride will compete against bands from four states at the contest. To read more, click here: https://www.msd3.org/article/893893
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." (Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964) Please join us today in honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Don't miss "Sounds of the Seasons," featuring the choirs of Marion High School and Marion Junior High School, beginning at 7 p.m. Monday (Dec. 13) at the Marion Performing Arts Center!
Three great chances to see our award-winning Marion Band over the next week: Sunday, Dec. 5: MHS Symphonic Band performs in concert at Marion First Baptist Church, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7: Entire band program (grades 7-12) performs Christmas Concert at Marion Performing Arts Center, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9: Patriot Pride Marching Band performs in Marion Christmas Parade, 6:30 p.m. Don't miss these great performances!
From all of us at the Marion School District, here's wishing each and everyone of you a Happy Thankgiving!
Fifth- and sixth-grade teachers from across the Marion School District recently spent the day reviewing grade-level standards, part of the ongoing effort to ensure that Marion students are mastering standards before leaving their respective grade level. The work is part of the district’s mission to help students develop the academic skills they need to succeed throughout their education and in the world beyond. It was a great day of work for the literacy teams!
To all who served -- thank you for your sacrifice, your bravery, and the example you set for us all. Happy Veterans Day!
The Marion School District recently launched StudentProtect -- a free app and reporting system for students, teachers, staff, and parents. The app can be used to report bullying, threats, and any other suspicious activity. StudentProtect empowers users of the app to report information that can help identify problems and threats before they come more serious. The district can also use the app to send geo-targeted bulletins to users. To download the app, visit the Apple App Store or the Google Play store and search for Marion School StudentProtect.
Welcome back! We hope everybody enjoyed their Fall Break, and we are excited to see everyone back at school Monday. How did you spend your Fall Break? Something fun? Something interesting? Something productive? Something relaxing? We would love to hear about it! Share your Fall Break experience -- or just post a photo about it -- in the comments below!
The Marion High School Patriot Pride Marching Band will begin a string of five marching competitions beginning with the Championships at Bartlett Station this Saturday (October 9) at the Bartlett High School Stadium in Bartlett, Tenn. The event begins at 6 p.m., with the MHS performance scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Admission is $10.
The Arkansas Department of Health will be hosting flu vaccine clinics at all campuses throughout the Marion School District in October. The dates are as follows: 10/15 -- VPA, MJHS 10/18 -- HCGC, 7th grade, K-8 ALE 10/19 -- MST 10/20 -- MHS and District Administration Office Flu vaccine paper packets with additional information will be sent home with students on Monday, October 11.
Fall Break is here! We wish all of our students a restful, rejuvenating time as they enjoy Fall Break from September 27 through October 8, as part of the Marion School District’s Hybrid School Calendar. Classes will resume on Monday, October 11. 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!