We are currently experiencing problems with our phone system, district-wide. We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing for our families and other stakeholders. We are working on the problem and hope to have it fixed quickly. Thank you for your patience!
4 months ago, Marion School District
Congratulations for MHS Band Director Monty Hill for being selected as a National Quarter-Finalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award. To read more about this awesome recognition, click here: https://www.msd3.org/article/477568
5 months ago, Marion School District
Monty Hill
HEALTH NEWS: The director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up calls for teenagers to get vaccinated after new data from the agency shows a third of all teens hospitalized for Covid-19 this year required ICU care. To read more, click here: https://www.msd3.org/article/477547
5 months ago, Marion School District
Vaccine
REMINDER: The Marion School District's summer meal program is underway. The district is providing breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and under through the program. Meals can be picked up daily from MST, located at 100 L.H. Polk. Adults can pick meals up for any child 18 and under. This is pick-up only -- children cannot be dropped off at the school for meal service. An adult must accompany children while picking up meals. Please enter at the main entrance of the school through the office. Breakfast will be available from 8-9 a.m., and lunch will be available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Additionally, Marion School District will also be distributing meals at selected sites in the community. These routes will run each Monday and Thursday providing three days’ worth of meals at each distribution site. Items will be distributed via a white minivan with the Marion Schools logo on the doors. Employees with blue shirts and a Taher Food Service logo will be distributing meals.. The distribution locations and times in Marion are as follows: - 35 Windsor, 11:00 a.m. - 120 Chestnut Dr., 11:25 a.m. - Hickory & Sycamore, 11:30 a.m. - Hickory & Lori, 11:35 a.m. - Hickory & Cottonwood, 11:40 a.m. - Hickory & Sherwood, 11:45 a.m. - Hickory & Willow, 11:50 a.m. - Sycamore & Willow, 11:55 a.m. Meal service will end Friday, July 16 for pickup at MST and Thursday, July 15 for the meals delivered into the community.
5 months ago, Marion School District
Meal distribution
School may be out, but our teachers are still hard at work, preparing for the months ahead. This week, MSD staff members gathered at the Marion Performing Arts Center to receive training for both special education services in the district and RISE (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence). There were 2 different trainings: The one in the lobby was Mr. Greg Hodges working with his special education staff. The one in the auditorium was Mary Inman and Straley Owen presenting facilitated RISE day 3 for district employees who are on the awareness pathway in RISE. If you want me to give more detail, I'm happy to do that. You might reach out to Mr. Hodges if you want more detail about his training. Thanks! Sandra
5 months ago, Marion School District
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We were thrilled to see the Marion School District featured in the latest issue of "Instructional Leader," the statewide publication of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators. It's a great look at our vision for growth for our district, our students, and our community. You can check out the article here: https://www.msd3.org/article/476720
5 months ago, Marion School District
One Patriot
Beginning Monday, June 7, 2021, the Marion School District and Taher Food Service will be distributing meals at selected sites in the community. These routes will run each Monday and Thursday providing three days’ worth of meals at each distribution site. Items will be distributed via a white minivan with the Marion Schools logo on the doors. The distribution locations and times are as follows: - 35 Windsor, 11:00 a.m. - 120 Chestnut Dr., 11:25 a.m. - Hickory & Sycamore, 11:30 a.m. - Hickory & Lori, 11:35 a.m. - Hickory & Cottonwood, 11:40 a.m. - Hickory & Sherwood, 11:45 a.m. - Hickory & Willow, 11:50 a.m. - Sycamore & Willow, 11:55 a.m.
5 months ago, Marion School District
Meal distribution
We want to congratulate Coach Keith Houston on his new coaching job at Chisholm Trail High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Though we are sad to see him leave Marion, we wish him nothing but the best in his new endeavor. In his 3 years at Marion, Houston put up an 18-13 record, taking the Patriots to the state playoffs all three years. Last season, Marion reached the 5A semifinals – the school’s best finish since 2006. From Superintendent Glen Fenter: “We have been proud to have Coach Houston in the Patriot family. We are sad to see him go, but we are also happy for him with his new opportunity. Replacing him will not be easy, but we have already initiated a search for an appropriate replacement and are preparing an operational plan for the transition.” To read more, click here: https://www.msd3.org/article/474946
5 months ago, Marion School District
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Parents: If your child has medication in the nurse's office, it will need to be picked up from the nurse by 3:30 on June 2nd. Medications not picked up by a parent are not saved over the summer for next school year and will be disposed of after June 2nd. Also, please remember that medications must be picked up by a parent and they cannot be sent home with students. If you have any questions, please contact the nurse on your child's campus.
5 months ago, Marion School District
Memorial Day is a great day to enjoy time with friends and family, but the holiday has a deeper meaning. We remember and honor those who gave their lives for our freedom.
5 months ago, Marion School District
Memorial Day
Class of 2022: Information regarding your senior photos below! 1. July 12-15 are the photo dates 2. $20 sitting fee is required to get the photos taken. This fee will go toward the purchase of your photos for up to 60 days (you will have a coupon code). After 60 days, the full price will be charged. 3. Boys: Please wear a white button-down with a black bow tie and/or black tie. A jacket will be provided for you. 4. Girls: Please wear a black tank top or spaghetti strap. No flashy jewelry. 5. You do NOT get to retake your photos on the make-up day The photographer will make sure you approve your photos before you leave your session in the summer. Make-up day will be for those who did not take photos during the summer. Also, only the Tux/Drape photos will be taken on the make-up day. If you have questions, contact Ms. Westerman at awesterman@msd3.org
5 months ago, Marion School District
2022
Parents: If your child has medication in the nurse's office, it will need to be picked up from the nurse by 3:30 on June 2nd. Medications not picked up by a parent are not saved over the summer for next school year and will be disposed of after June 2nd. Also, please remember that medications must be picked up by a parent and they cannot be sent home with students. If you have any questions, please contact the nurse on your child's campus.
5 months ago, Marion School District
We're almost ready for graduation! As a reminder, our graduation ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Patriot Stadium. (In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to Friday, May 28.) Capacity will be limited, with each graduate receiving 6 tickets for family and friends. For those unable to attend the event, the ceremony will also be live-streamed at marionpatriots.com and through the Marion Patriots Mascot Media app.
5 months ago, Marion School District
Graduation
ATTENTION FAMILIES: Starting Friday, May 28, meals will no longer be delivered to virtual students. The 7 days of meals provided the week of May 25 will cover students through the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact our child nutrition department at 870-739-5100, ext. 10112.
5 months ago, Marion School District
school meal info
Congratulations to MHS art students Dixie Buie, Amelia Johnson, Anna Roberts, and John Williams for being selected as finalists in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition! Their work was selected from among more than 200 entries from 30 schools in east Arkansas. To read more, click here: https://www.msd3.org/article/469730
5 months ago, Marion School District
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Weekly COVID update 5/17-5/21 Staff reported positive for COVID-19 : 0 Staff quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19 : 1 Students reported positive for COVID-19 this week: 2 Students quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19 this week: 16 Total staff positive for COVID-19 since 7/24/20: 102 Total staff quarantined due to exposure since 7/24/20: 291 Total students positive for COVID-19 since 7/15/20: 265 Total students quarantined due to exposure since 7/15/20: 2640
5 months ago, Marion School District
The Marion School District will not offer a virtual instruction program for grades K-12 for the 2021-22 academic year. Marion School Board members voted 7-0 Thursday, May 20, to approve a recommendation from Superintendent Glen Fenter to end its current version of virtual programming at the conclusion of the current school year. “We have learned many things during the past year,” Fenter said, “and one of the most important lessons is that a virtual-based educational model does not work well for the majority of our students. We are committed to providing the most-effective learning environment possible, and we know that our students learn best when they are physically present in a classroom, with a dedicated, talented teacher leading the effort.” To read more, click here: https://www.msd3.org/article/467358
5 months ago, Marion School District
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ATTENTION FAMILIES: Starting Friday, May 28, meals will no longer be delivered to virtual students. The 7 days of meals provided the week of May 25 will cover students through the end of the school year. If you have any questions, please contact our child nutrition department at 870-739-5100, ext. 10112.
5 months ago, Marion School District
school meal info
5/20/21 Marion School District received notification of the following COVID-19 positive cases today: 1 student Close contacts have been notified and are following quarantine guidelines set forth by the Arkansas Department of Health. For the privacy of all students and staff, Marion School District will not be sharing any personal information publicly. We remain firmly committed to providing a safe environment and will follow the guidance provided by the Arkansas Department of Health, CDC, and the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.
5 months ago, Marion School District
Taher Inc., the company that manages food service for the Marion School District, is now hiring! Would you like a job that helps feed hundreds of students? How about a schedule with no nights, weekends, or holidays? If you like working in a fast-paced environment with great teammates, a part-time position with Taher, working in the Marion School District, might be perfect for you. Visit the career page on the Taher website to apply. Link here: http://www.taher.com/
5 months ago, Marion School District