The New 2020-2021 Academic Calendar. More information will be sent out in the coming weeks. Download and print your copy here ---> https://go.aws/2VllYlv
Black History Month Shout Out! MST Greenhouse Guru, Shannon Banks, was recently chosen to attend Black River Technological College in Paragould. Representing Africian American Women of Arkansas, she was chosen to speak to students about her journey and education. She was honored to meet keynote speaker, Ethel Thomas, who was the first African American student to integrate Hoxie Schools in 1955. MSD and MST is so proud to have her as part of our awesome family!
🔴 Schedule Change 🔴 Junior High Conference Tournament games at Paragould have been postponed. Games to be made up at a later date. We will update you when the make-up day has been announced.
When one of VPA's GT students can teach you all about Chinese New Year...you listen. Mrs. Schmidt, the district GT coordinator, found the experience so insightful to learn about different cultures, especially cultures of VPA friends! ❤️🐉🐲 And of course they put a little VPA spin and learned the ancient art of paper cutting! (information and pictures provided by Leah Schmidt)
Application available at the central office or online at https://bit.ly/35OjhdF for the 2020-2021 school year. Also we have Marion Magnet School Preview Nights coming up. Don't miss your chance to tour our buildings! #SchoolChoice #SchoolChoiceWeek
Application available at the central office or online at https://bit.ly/35OjhdF for the 2020-2021 school year. Marion School District participates in the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2015: Parents and legal guardians of children residing outside of the Marion School District who are interested in sending their child/children to the MSD for the 2020-2021 school year may pick up an application at the MSD Central Office located at 200 Manor Street. Parents may also download the application from the MSD website at https://bit.ly/35OjhdF . All applications must be turned in by May 1, 2020 or postmarked no later than May 1, 2020. Applications do not have to be resubmitted for students currently attending the Marion School District under the Arkansas Public School Choice Act. This notice complies with all provisions of the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2015. #schoolchoice
There is a lot of speculation regarding some proposed changes in the Marion School District. Please take a moment and go to our District Current Events page to read the facts surrounding the potential changes. Thank you! https://www.msd3.org/o/msd/page/district-current-events
Today the students of the HCGC spread Christmas cheer through song. Click the link for pictures and video of their outstanding performance!! https://photos.app.goo.gl/48bbLkrT3wZEuWn8A
An employee from Circle 'N' Market presented MST a $500 grant funded by the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program. This program allows locally owned branded retailers the opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants. Thank you for allowing us to continue to create the future for our MST students!
Christmas Spectacular at VPA tonight at 6:30! Please click on this link to see a short message about tonight!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RFzJ6v6ppAMgq3UuIii5ZvfJmsF97csu/view?usp=sharing
https://www.facebook.com/MSDCampusSafety/posts/105079144299045 Welcome Steve Johnson to the MSD Campus Security team.
As an introduction into the probability unit in AP Statistics, Farrah McFarland's students watched and discussed the game show, Deal or No Deal. The students played the game in class, and throughout the game they discussed the changing probability (as the number of cases decline) in winning a high amount. They students weighed their odds in whether they should settle for a small offer or continue playing for a large amount. Click the link for more photos.... http://bit.ly/2qE6Pi1
Patriot Nation: Funeral services for Elmer West will be held tomorrow Monday, November 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Marion Performing Arts Center. Clearly, his passing leaves a huge void in both the Marion School District and in our community. In an effort to afford as many associated with the Marion School District as possible an opportunity to attend the services, ALL MSD Schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Good afternoon Marion Magnet Parents,Any student wishing to transfer to a different magnet school within our district for the second semester should complete a magnet school application and submit it to the Marion School District central office. Applications can be picked up at the central office and will be available Nov. 18 - 22 and Dec. 2-6, from 8 am to 4 pm Application can be returned to the central office during these same hours. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, Dec. 6, at 4 pm. Any applications turned in after Dec. 6 will not be accepted. Thank you and have a great day.
The Marion Patriot family lost one of our finest last night with the passing of Elmer West. Elmer made a great impact on so many in our region. Patriot Nation please keep his wife Jenny, his sons Landon and Caleb, his daughter-in-law Julie, his sister Melissa Kohl and their families in your thoughts and prayers. You are all loved and he will be greatly missed by so many.
Due to a broken water line, Marion High School will be closed tomorrow Thursday, November 14th. All other schools in the district will be open. ASU students will need attend class at ASU. Thank you! Paul Johnston Principal Marion High School
The Marion Patriots will host the Siloam Springs Panthers Friday in the first round of the 6A State Football Playoffs. We hope you can come out and support the football team, band, and cheerleaders. Game time is 7:00 Admission is $6-- This price is set by the Arkansas Activities Association. Also, only 2019-20 AAA Passes will be accepted. NO Patriot Passes or Marion student/athlete or employee ID passes will be allowed for admission.
https://snacksafely.com/snacklist-20191112.pdf Important message from our Health Services Department:
Good evening Marion Patriots, Due to the forecast for frigid temperatures, near record- level wind chills and possible frozen precipitation for tomorrow morning – MSD will delay school start time tomorrow- Tuesday, November 12- until 10:00 a.m. Bus routes will run 2 hours later than normal. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for some, but the safety of our students, faculty and staff remains a top priority for our School District.
The MSD Patriot Volleyball will be concluding their 6th grade volleyball season this Saturday! All matches will be in our volleyball gym! Come watch what the future has to look forward to in Patriot Volleyball ❤️💙❤️ Click the link for the schedule https://www.facebook.com/respectpatriotvball/videos/550620355704967/
The Marion School District is so very proud of Mia Adkins and her contribution to changing the world. Click here to see pictures of her at the 2019 Keeper of the Dream & Freedom Award winners student form ---> https://www.facebook.com/becky.adkins.5/posts/2519193264839328 Photo courtesy of Tyrone Easley
Marion Visual and Performing Arts Magnet is proud to introduce to you the VPA Steppers. Click here ---> https://bit.ly/2Wrzqmm to see video of the great kids.
Good evening Patriot Parents, Tomorrow, your student will bring home a paper packet of work. These packets will have 5 days worth of work. This work will be used in the event the district is closed due to inclement weather or for any other reason. There will be a cover sheet explaining the procedure on how and when to complete the work. Please keep these packets in a safe place. If you have any questions please call your building administration. Thank you and have a wonderful evening.
Read about some of the great things that have been going on in our district. https://www.smore.com/tvc8r
NEW CAR RIDER LINE INFORMATION Check out this short video outlining a small change to our car rider pick-up and drop-off procedure! #teamHCGC #ONEpatriotONEcommunity https://youtu.be/nFPHZ8LvzAc
The Dollar General Youth Literacy Foundation awarded MJHS & MHS with $4,000 to provide assistance in implementing and expanding the Critical Reading Program. They can use the funds to purchase new technology or equipment, books, materials or software to support the literacy initiatives Mrs. Sandra Halley and her team of facilitators are leading this year. Congrats!
A Flu Clinic is coming to a campus near you! Click this link ---> https://adhschoolfluprereg.arkansas.gov/ to register online. Or you may return the paper version of consent to your child's school nurse. The paper form was sent home with your child. Here is the Flu Clinic schedule: Oct. 10- VPA/MJHS Oct. 11- HCGC/7th grade/K-8 ALE Oct. 14- MST Oct. 15- MHS/9-12 ALE/ Central Office Important note: There will be no nasal mist available at the school flu clinics.
Tomorrow night is a HUGE game for Patriot Volleyball....we need the TRENCH to show up and show out! We take on the very talented and well coached Paragould team. Please come out and cheer on your Lady Patriots! Format for Tuesday, Oct. 8th 🏐7th grade will play 2 sets/games to 25 🏐Jr. A 🏐Sr. B will play 1 set/game to 25 🏐Sr. A 7th grade will start at 4:30....bring your NAVY towel and come on!!!! ONEpatriotONEcommunity ❤️🏐💙
Wear your red shirts tonight!
Last few hours to give to St. Jude! Cash/Check giving ends at 6:30. Online giving ends at 7:30. http://events.stjude.org/TeamPatriot
A Flu Clinic is coming to a campus near you! Click this link ---> https://adhschoolfluprereg.arkansas.gov/ to register online. Or you may return the paper version of consent to your child's school nurse. The paper form will go home with your child. Here is the Flu Clinic schedule: Oct. 10- VPA/MJHS Oct. 11- HCGC/7th grade/K-8 ALE Oct. 14- MST Oct. 15- MHS/9-12 ALE/ Central Office Important note: There will be no nasal mist available at the school flu clinics.
A MESSAGE FROM ASU Mid-South: We need your help. Only 16 days left. As you may know, October 5 is our 2nd Left Bank Festival, our event to raise money for Greyhound men’s and women’s athletic scholarships. Last year was our inaugural event and we learned so much about how to make this year even more fantastic. We have one amazing event planned. So what do we need from you, you ask? Well, I’m so glad you asked! We need you to tell everyone you know. We need you to talk it up. We need you to go to our Left Bank Facebook page and share our posts on your own Facebook pages. Share on your Instagram pages. Email your friends and help us spread awareness. We need you to encourage your friends and families to come out and run(or walk) one of the races. We need you to come out and enjoy the amazing music that is lined up to play. We need you to come out and cheer on the cooking teams in the catfish cooking competition. In short, we need you! https://www.facebook.com/leftbankfestival/
Dear Friends, After watching the latest PATCAST, I came away humbled. I don’t take for granted the people who trusted Fred Leonard and I enough to buy-in what all the Hometown Showdown entails. At the center of this trust is the belief that we are put on God’s green Earth to make a difference. What have we done for the least of these? I ask this question, knowing that I’m cloaked in human frailty. I’m not perfect. We all aren’t. However, there comes these rare moments when you know that what you are doing is right. The fact that we all are working together to make a difference in the lives of those who are going through battles that we cannot imagine. We can certainly answer the question above. Here’s to you Patriot Nation. Watch this video and be blessed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm_pMbm-Pow&feature=youtu.be Grandon
Who wants to support the Marion Robotics Teams? Please Help us go to competitions and pay for robot tools/parts 🤖🤖🤖 We are selling Worlds Finest Chocolate Bars $1 each and the yummy goodies in the catalog are $7 each. Contact Krisma Smith at email@example.com with your order and she will provide you with information as to where to drop off your money and pick up your delicious treats.
Volleyball’s version of the Hometown Showdown is TONIGHT! We host West Memphis in the PATRIOT ARENA! Let’s show up and show out, Patriot Fans! We need The Trench in full force! Everyone bring a navy towel and wear red to show our unity! Format- Start time is 4:30 NOT 5- 🏐7th grade, 2 sets to 25 🏐Jr. B, 1 set to 25 🏐Jr . A 🏐Sr. B, 1 set to 25 🏐Sr. A
Patriot Nation, Just wanted to provide a few updates. 1. The last day to order the commemorative Fred Leonard State Farm Hometown Showdown 2019 t-shirts and other commemorative items is Wednesday, September 18th. Our goal was to pre-sale 400 shirts. For every shirt sold, the Marion School District Foundation gets (in my Eddie Murphy voice) HALF!!!! See Linda Robinson for orders, purchase at JRK Printing, or log onto: https://store.jrkprinting.com/store/product-view.html/103/30553 2. Mark your calendars for the Fred Leonard State Farm Hometown 2019 Media Day presented by Weems World Foundation. Media Day will be Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at ASU Mid-South at 1pm. 3. Don’t forget about the St. Jude Game Day Give Back: http://fundraising.stjude.org/goto/TeamPatriot 4. I need all of Patriot Nation to invade the tailgate area. I know it’s on the WM side, but so what!!!! We have Andre Coleman with ServiceMaster Facilities Maintenance, Linda Wilson Of Dominion World Outreach Ministries, Tyler Ginn Of Premier Bank and others hosting tailgate tents. Don’t be a stranger. A lot of cool things going on! We appreciate your support. Regards, Grandon Gray
MSD Families: Choosing a school for your children is a very big decision. We sincerely appreciate your selection of our schools as the best option for your child’s future. Please take a moment to provide some information that will help us continue to provide the best services possible to you and your student. All responses are completely anonymous. Responses to anonymous surveys cannot be traced back to the respondent. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and your answers are appreciated. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/msdparentsurvey
Homecoming shirts are for sale until Wednesday, September 25. Order forms are coming home with elementary students on Tuesday. MJHS and MHS students can pick up a form from their offices. You can print a form by clicking on the following link. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x61ND69HXvSEl0CrzkK_nyQkZQif1D5EZaW6QpNGUnI/copy
It's time to grab your Patriots Hometown Showdown gear! For online purchase by credit card go to www.jrkprinting.com or stop by your building's office for an order form and leave your money. Cut off day is Sept 18 and shirt pick up is Sept 23.
Good afternoon Patriot Parents. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we resolved the plumbing issue at Marion’s Visual and Performing Arts Magnet. ALL campuses will be open tomorrow Monday, September 9th. See you all tomorrow and have a great Sunday afternoon.
As a result of plumbing issues- the MSD Visual and Performing Arts Magnet will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday September 6- for all students, faculty and staff. All other schools in the Marion School District will be OPEN. Thank you for your understanding.
If you "See Something, Say Something" by downloading our student protect app today on iPhone https://apps.apple.com/us/app/marion-school-studentprotect/id1476241248 or Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shieldStudentProtectMRN&hl=en_US
R.I.S.E. & Reading Horizons training taking place today. Mary Inman and Straley Owen are equipping MSD educators with the tools to make vast improvements in literacy across all MSD campuses. Patriots love reading! See training pics here --> https://photos.app.goo.gl/CMCsqYjhdV4BPeLG9
We, as many others, have been monitoring the social media post that has referenced the threat of possible school shootings on August 29th. Federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as our own MSD Campus Safety staff, are vigilantly monitoring the situation. At present the threat is believed to be nothing more than a hoax. Moreover, nothing in the post specified our school district or even districts within our region. Nonetheless, we will continue to monitor the situation and take prudent precautions to make certain that our students and staff remain safe. Please remember that you too can assist in keeping our campuses safe by simply reporting anything that you see or hear to any one of our local law enforcement agencies. We will continue to keep you updated as information merits. Thank you for your continued support, thoughts and prayers. #OnePatriotOneCommunity
Emily Hall, MHS School Improvement Specialist, has been charged with being the captain of TEAM PATRIOT for our Hometown Showdown Game Day Giveaway! Our goal is to raise up to $2500 for St. Jude while we celebrate our Patriots! Folks can use the link below or scan the QR code to donate in honor of a student, in honor of a cancer patient, or even to represent their MHS graduation year! http://events.stjude.org/TeamPatriot
The 6th grade volleyball registration has been extended to Friday, August 23rd.
Click the link and add money to your child's EZSchool Pay Account. https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx
Don't forget TOMORROW is the last day to registration for 6th grade volleyball! Please print off forms (click the links below), fill out, and return to one of the following along with registration fee: (1) MSD Central Office c/o Kristy Gibbs between now and Aug. 9th! (2)Your school office until Aug. 20! *Make check payable to Marion Volleyball Deadline to register is Aug. 20th! https://docs.google.com/…/1Zb8xuMJfF-WOtv76aZ17WcoBmh…/edit… https://docs.google.com/…/18mmF2WYN2S4dcKId9P-Ai_BOCh…/edit…register
All students that are not in compliance with required immunizations have until October 1st to receive their missing vaccines. Vaccines can be given by a physician of your choice, the Arkansas Department of Health (735-4334) or by appointment at our School Based Health Center (739-5137).
2020 MHS Sr Football Banner Presentation https://www.facebook.com/londa.caudlehamrick/media_set?set=a.10217533208074060&type=3
VERY IMPORTANT Marion Choir Parents Meeting Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:00 p.m. at the MPAC
REMINDER: Don’t forget registration is going on NOW for 6th grade volleyball! Please print off forms (click the links below), fill out, and return to one of the following along with registration fee: (1) MSD Central Office c/o Kristy Gibbs between now and Aug. 9th! (2)Your school office until Aug. 20! *Make check payable to Marion Volleyball Deadline to register is Aug. 20th! https://docs.google.com/…/1Zb8xuMJfF-WOtv76aZ17WcoBmh…/edit… https://docs.google.com/…/18mmF2WYN2S4dcKId9P-Ai_BOCh…/edit…
Tryout Alert! Lady Patriot Soccer https://www.facebook.com/marionladypatriotsoccer/photos/a.1974786762622698/1991881117579929/?type=3&theater
Tomorrow is the first day of school. Click the link and add money to your child's EZSchool Pay Account. https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx
Don’t forget registration is going on NOW for 6th grade volleyball! Please print off forms (click the links below), fill out, and return to one of the following along with registration fee: (1) MSD Central Office c/o Kristy Gibbs between now and Aug. 9th! (2)Your school office until Aug. 20! *Make check payable to Marion Volleyball Deadline to register is Aug. 20th! https://docs.google.com/…/1Zb8xuMJfF-WOtv76aZ17WcoBmh…/edit… https://docs.google.com/…/18mmF2WYN2S4dcKId9P-Ai_BOCh…/edit…
PLEASE BE ADVISED: There has been a date change for INSTRUMENT RENTAL NIGHT for rising 7th Grade Beginning Band Members. The NEW MEETING DATE IS AUGUST 7th at 5:00pm. The meeting will be held in the 7th Grade Experience Building in the cafeteria.
The deadline has been extended. Call Bartt Vaughn TODAY! Click the link for contact information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByP5Nlq2ZcFtZHd3bkFveE9iM3M3djdwRmJRUWFoM0p3NzhB/view?fbclid=IwAR3i5oQAsUbuo0-VobdO_QHKE4TgUE9pjtdRoAYXWyb5vNs2zMlmUgPwDx4
Marion School District is now accepting Free & Reduced lunch program. Click the links provided. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/419363/Public_release.pdf https://www.msd3.org/o/msd/page/food-services--302