Parents and Seniors of MHS Class of 2020, the MHS graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 18, at 10:00 a.m. in the MSD Arena. The graduation ceremony will be live-streamed and available for viewing on the district’s FaceBook page. The date and time was adjusted to allow more opportunities of family participation for streaming the ceremony. A mandatory graduation practice will be held on Friday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m.in the arena. Seniors must attend the graduation practice to participate in the graduation ceremony. No practice, No ceremony, No exceptions! No one other than the graduate will be allowed at the practice. Graduates are not required to have guests, however, each graduate will be allowed to have a maximum of two guests. The guests must be at least 21 years of age and are asked to dress in business, casual attire. The two guests will escort the graduate as he/she moves along in a line, towards the stage as names are announced. The entire junior high facility will be utilized to allow for social distancing. No one will be seated during the ceremony except the high school faculty and members of the MSD School Board. Parents/escorts will not be allowed to take pictures during the graduation ceremony. Pictures will be available for purchase from LifeTouch Photography. Please contact the MHS Office at 870-739-5130, for further questions or concerns.
The 2020/2021 applications for free and reduced price meals are now available. You may now apply online by clicking on the link below. To apply online: https://bit.ly/38joQnt Frequently asked questions: English - https://5il.co/hwq1 Spanish - https://5il.co/hwq4 For a paper copy of the application: English - https://5il.co/hwq0 Spanish -https://5il.co/hwq5
Attention Patriot Graduates of 2020, Last evening our MSD School Board approved the following: On Monday, July 6, the Marion School District will submit a request for approval from the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education for a proposed 2020 Marion Patriot Graduation Ceremony. The proposed date for the event is Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the Marion School District Arena. We hope to have confirmation of approval for the event within a few days. This is intended to be a brief diploma ceremony- not a full-scale traditional graduation. However, we will be releasing the first-ever MSD Virtual Ceremony video at noon on the same date that will contain many of the elements of a traditional ceremony. To adhere to the guidelines for social distancing and face coverings as prescribed by the Arkansas Department of Health and DESE, the graduation will be closed to the general public. However, each graduate will be allowed to have two escorts to accompany him/her during the ceremony. Graduates and escorts will line up on the lower and upper hallways of the Marion Junior High School, maintaining a distance of 6 feet between each graduate and their escorts. Escorts will stand in the hallways with the graduates and proceed with the graduates into the arena for recognition. Graduates will walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, while their escorts will walk along the base of the stage. After the recognition, the graduates and their escorts will exit the arena. All graduates and escorts will be required to wear masks for the duration of the ceremony. Escorts are NOT required, but up to two are allowed per graduate. Escorts must be at least 21 years of age and submitted to Principal Paul Johnston for prior approval. Escorts should arrive in dress casual attire and be comfortable standing and/or walking for as much as an hour. Lifetouch Photography will be on hand to provide photographs of the graduates. Graduates will be allowed to remove their masks briefly for the Lifetouch photograph. No other photographs will be allowed in the Arena. The ceremony will be live-streamed for the benefit of family and friends. Details for viewing will be released shortly. More details to come. Please remember this proposed event is still subject to approval from the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.
To be better prepared to fully implement the ADE Ready For Learning model and in response to guidance from local medical professionals- the MSD Board voted this evening to delay the school start date to August 13. Specific details regarding what the start of school will look like on August 13 will be released next week.
Please take a few minutes to sign up your student athlete to Dragonfly. All Marion School District athletes grades 7-12 must create a login and complete paperwork on Dragonflymax.com. This is an Arkansas Activities Association requirement for the 2020-21 school year. A number of people have signed up, but have not completed the necessary paperwork. The AAA has recently added two forms to their required list. Please make sure all forms are completed. Dragonfly has also recently completed an update. We have attached an example for your convenience. Thank you for your help with this matter and your support of Patriot Athletics.
Attention Patriot Parents/Guardians: The 2020/2021 applications for free and reduced price meals are now available. You may now apply online by clicking on the link below. To apply online: https://bit.ly/38joQnt Frequently asked questions: English - https://5il.co/hwq1 Spanish - https://5il.co/hwq4 For a paper copy of the application: English - https://5il.co/hwq0 Spanish -https://5il.co/hwq5
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Attention 7th-12th Grade Parents: Today is the last day to sign up for cheer tryouts. Marion Cheer Tryouts will be on July 8-10. The sign up form is available through this link --> https://bit.ly/3ieyFHH The deadline is TODAY! Don't miss it.
REMINDER: ATTENTION LADIES INTERESTED IN VOLLEYBALL GOING INTO GRADES 7-12. Registration deadline is this WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st! Click the link to register. https://bit.ly/2ZVzEGc
Attention Patriot Parents/Guardians: The Marion School District has emailed an important survey to our parents and guardians. If you do not see an email please check your spam or junk folder. If you did not receive the email, you may visit the Marion School District Administration building at 200 Manor Street to complete a paper version of the survey. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, June 29 by 5 pm. Thank you for your time and participation.
Attention Patriot Parents/Guardians: The Marion School District has emailed an important survey to our parents and guardians. If you do not see an email please check your spam or junk folder. If you did not receive the email, you may visit the Marion School District Administration building at 200 Manor Street to complete a paper version of the survey. The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, June 29 by 5 pm. Thank you for your time and participation.
2020 Seniors need to check your school email and fill out the survey pertaining to graduation. An accurate count is needed, as of now only 125 out of 299 potential graduates have responded. If your name is not listed in the survey you will not participate in the traditional graduation ceremony scheduled on July 16th at 10:00 AM. If you want to participate fill out the survey before 3:00 PM Friday, June 26th. We have to submit a plan for approval to the department of education. A plan can't developed without an accurate count.
The Dragonfly student athlete information system is a requirement set forth by the Arkansas Activities Association for the 2020-21 school year. Currently, the system is being updated to simplify the enrollment process. While all student athletes must enroll, we encourage parents and guardians to wait for the updates to be completed before logging into an account. We will update our social media when the update is complete. Thank you for your patience.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC INQUIRY from the City of Marion Office of Economic Development As a City of Marion resident or stakeholder, I ask that you take a moment to complete a very short survey concerning the possible planning and development of a Recreational Park Plaza near the Highway 77 corridor of Marion. This survey is part of a grant submission for funding of the future Sultana Disaster Museum. The survey can be found on the city website at https://www.marionar.org/notice-of-public-inquiry. There is also an option on the page to download a printable form that can be mailed, or scanned and emailed, to our office. The deadline for submission is July 30, 2020. Thank you for helping us gather this information as we attempt to continue to move Marion forward! Tracy Brick City of Marion Director of Economic Development
Attention senior class of 2021!!! Prestige by Lifetouch is coming July 20, 2020 through July 23, 2020 for your senior portraits. Be on the lookout for your postcard to come in the mail. You will need to go on Prestigeportraits.com to schedule your appointment time. No walk ins are allowed so you must confirm an appointment to be photographed on these days.
Despite our best efforts, we have been unsuccessful in developing a plan for a 2020 MHS Prom that even remotely complies with current public health directives. Therefore, we are saddened to announce that we have no choice but to cancel the proposed July 11 MHS Prom. We are very sorry. Better days are coming.
It's easy to get affordable high-speed Internet at home with Internet Essentials. New customers will receive two months of free service in response to the Coronavirus emergency. You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others. Learn how to get connected today! To learn more and apply click this link --> https://www.internetessentials.com
Marion School District is accepting sealed bids for music instruments. The bid documents are linked at the bottom. The sealed bid opening is Friday, June 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. CDT. Bid questions may be directed to Tim Taylor at
Technical questions about the instruments may be directed to Monty Hill at or 575.528.8403.
FY21 Music Instruments Sealed Bid Request -->https://5il.co/he4n
Marion HS Bid Specifics & Quantities --> https://5il.co/he4o
REMINDER: ATTENTION LADIES INTERESTED IN VOLLEYBALL GOING INTO GRADES 7-12. Registration deadline is JULY 1st! Click the link to register. https://bit.ly/2ZVzEGc
Don't forget if your student has moved on to a different building to check out the website pages for your new campus. Visit those pages and keep yourself informed about what's going on at your new campus. MHS - https://www.msd3.org/o/mhs MJHS - https://www.msd3.org/o/mjhs MST - https://www.msd3.org/o/mst VPA - https://www.msd3.org/o/vpa HCGC - https://www.msd3.org/o/hcgc
Use the Arkansas Digital Library Consortium to access FREE reading materials for all ages. https://adlc.overdrive.com/
Attention Marion High School Band Alumni. We are selling vintage uniform coats for $20 each. These will make great pillows or a special gift for a former band member. Email Director of Bands Monty Hill @ firstname.lastname@example.org. These are being offered on a first come, first served basis. Go Pats!
ATTENTION PARENTS OF MARION PATRIOT ATHLETES If you have a student entering grades 7-12 who is interested in participating in any sport for the 2020-2021 school year, you are required to register online at dragonflymax.com. You can electronically sign the required forms and upload a current physical. If you are unable to upload a current physical and insurance card, please drop off at the Marion School District Central Office or give to your child’s coach. DragonFly has a section that ask about shot records, the Athletic Department does not require that information, skip that section. If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Gibbs at email@example.com or at 870-739-5100. When signing up at dragonflymax.com please use computer or laptop (not your phone). School sign up, use the following: FOR HIGH SCHOOL USE CODE # EZW3F9 FOR JUNIOR HIGH USE CODE # L52PNX
ATTENTION MSD ATHLETES: Free athletic physicals are available for Marion School District athletes at Mitchell Family Medicine's new children's clinic, The Ark, and at Marion Minor Medical Clinic the following times in the month of June Parents, please accompany your athlete to the physical if they are unable to provide necessary medical history information for themselves. Athletes are asked to take a physical form with them. See attachment to print off: See the following schedule of times available for each grade level. We realize this is short notice as we plan under unusual conditions. We appreciate your willingness to work with us and appreciate the health care providers for their continued support of Patriot Athletics. Scheduled days for Junior High Athletes to receive a physical at The Ark or Marion Minor Medical during regular business hours: Entering 9th grade-- June 10-12 Entering 8th grade-- June 15-19 Entering 7th grade-- June 22-26 High School Athletes makeup days-- June 29-30 Free athletic physicals will be performed on the campus of Marion High School's School Based Health Center on the following days for HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES ONLY: HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS ONLY Friday, June 19 8:00-11:30 baseball, golf, soccer 12:30-3:00- softball and tennis *max 45 students will be seen. First come, first serve. Monday, June 22 8:00-11:30 Sr. High Football (last name A-K) 12:30-3:00 Sr.High Football (last name L-Z) *max 100 students will be seen. First come, first serve. Friday, June 26 8:00-11:30 volleyball, cheer, and cross country/track 12:30-3:00 basketball *max 100 students will be seen. First come, first serve. *athletes need to wear face coverings before, during, and after their physical. Physical Form --> https://5il.co/h0yx
Due to the health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, the Governor’s Scholastic Honors Day event has been developed into a virtual commemorative presentation. So, I am excited to share with you that the Governor and First Lady have recorded a message to go along with the PowerPoint presentation created to showcase the student photos that were submitted to our office. For students who did not submit a photo, names and schools are found at the end of the presentation. In addition, all students will receive a letter from the Governor’s office as well as a certificate signed by the Governor. Link to commemorative video:
Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau counts the number of people living in the United States and U.S. territories. Starting this month, each home will receive information regarding how to complete the 2020 Census. Because funding is tied to census data, it is extremely important that every household complete the census to ensure schools and other entities receive accurate funding. To learn more, click on the links below. U.S. Census Bureau: https://bit.ly/39lnmbV Census Flyer: Statistics in Schools Take Home Flyer (PDF) Census Data Guide: https://bit.ly/2x7B6J7 Arkansas Census Data: https://bit.ly/2uMBCeC For more information, visit https://www.census.gov.
The Marion High School Patriot Band will be hosting Color Guard Auditions in the coming weeks. This is open to all students that have completed grades 8-11 in 2019-2020. Audition tutorials can be found on the Marion HS Band Google Classroom by Monday, June 8. The joining code is: 5ktmhmc All Color Guard members that are not musicians in the band will be required to place band on their schedule 1st semester. Contact Mr. Monty Hill, Director of Bands at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Also complete the Color Guard Interest form at: https://forms.gle/vFbsCHZWefMktCsNA
The Marion High School Patriot Marching Band will be hosting Drum Line Auditions in the coming weeks. This is open to current percussion students that have completed grades 8-11 in 2019-2020. Audition material can be found on the Marion HS Band Google Classroom. The joining code is: 5ktmhmc Contact Mr. Monty Hill, Director of Bands at email@example.com for more information.
This is a tribute video we made for the seniors who scored a 30 or higher on their ACT. What an AMAZING group of students MHS is sending out into the world!
Just a final reminder that tomorrow-Tuesday, May 19th will be the last day we provide lunch and breakfast meals for the school year. Tomorrow we will provide meals for Tuesday-Friday! Stay safe and stay healthy! See you soon!
Stop by the MSD Band Facebook page and leave a welcoming message for our two new band directors. We are happy to have them and look forward to seeing the wonderful things they’ll do with our great band students. https://www.facebook.com/MarionPatriotBand/?modal=admin_todo_tour
Patriot Parents, Just a reminder that the Marion School District welcomes your input as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. Please take a few minutes to answer questions to help us improve our schools' parent and family engagement plans. This survey will close on Friday, May 15, 2020. Thanks! Click this link to give us your input. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6aGiH30jCeaaRMSUAHhFKT696FToBfxXN42M7Sl4Noo-0lg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
Greetings Patriots, As previously promised, we are offering this update to our April 17 memo regarding 2020 MHS Prom and Graduation. Please note a summary of the latest directive dated April 26 from the Arkansas Department of Education re. 2020 Graduation-“Traditional high school graduation ceremonies are restricted until July 1 at the earliest. As we have throughout this emergency, we will review data and reevaluate the situation as we approach July 1 and continue to make decisions based on current public health data.” Plainly, ADE is NOT guaranteeing the ability to hold a traditional Graduation ceremony in July. They are simply establishing that July 1 is the earliest date that they will allow for planning such an event. In accord with the April 26 ADE directive MHS Principal Paul Johnston and his staff have set Saturday, July 11 as proposed date for Prom and Thursday, July 16 at 10:00 a.m. as a proposed date and time for our traditional Graduation Ceremony. With this plan we are taking the liberty of extending the ADE guidelines for Graduation- to include Prom as well. In early July we will reevaluate the proposed date(s) for both events in accord with the most current ADE directives for such , and make appropriate decisions regarding moving forward at that point. Regardless of the final outcome of the traditional Graduation event, we do plan to release the Virtual Graduation video on July 16. Please keep in mind that we are dealing with circumstances well beyond our control. However, we do sincerely hope that this plan provides for both Prom and Graduation in their traditional formats to become realities for our 2020 MHS Seniors. Go Pats! Dr. Glen Fenter, Superintendent
A reminder for Patriot Parents/Guardian: Completed paper packets for days 1-10 can be turned in at the main office of the building where your student attends on Tuesday, May 5th from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. This is the final day paper packets for days 1-10 will be accepted. Stay safe, stay healthy, and GO PATS!
Parents, the Marion School District welcomes your input as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. Please take a few minutes to answer questions to help us improve our schools' parent and family engagement plans. This survey will close on Friday, May 15, 2020. Thanks! Click this link to give us your input. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6aGiH30jCeaaRMSUAHhFKT696FToBfxXN42M7Sl4Noo-0lg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
Shout Out to MSD Child Nutrition and those that help them with deliveries. For the month of April a total of 24,013 meals were given out to children. This number is breakfast and lunch combined. If you know anyone serving our students give them a virtual pat on the back or virtual high five and let them know they are appreciated.
HCGC Mrs. Salter Mad Science Lab: Virtual Experiement Mrs. Salter wanted to share with MSD some pictures from a live science experiment she did with my 4th grade students last Friday. When you have no classroom to teach in you have to get creative! HCGC 4th graders were told to choose between 4 color tops to see which shape would create the tallest geyser! Students voted and picked the blue top to win! Their hypothesis was incorrect as they came to the conclusion that the red top created the tallest geyser! This was so fun and she's so glad she was able to support one of Marion's local businesses The Merry Magnolia owned by Tara McKenzie Barton by buying this fun product!
Gov. Hutchinson: No high school graduation ceremonies prior to July 1 by Michael Tilley Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Saturday (April 25) that traditional high school graduation ceremonies will not be allowed prior to July 1. Arkansas Department of Education officials also are reviewing options in the event it is not safe to fully open schools in the fall. The governor and Arkansas Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key said during Saturday’s COVID-19 press conference they know the delay is disappointing to many, but is necessary for public safety. “I’m very sympathetic because I have a granddaughter who is a senior in high school this year. But it’s really a risk whenever you bring thousands of parents and students together in one assembly to have a celebration, and that’s exactly the kind of gathering that could lead to a spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Hutchinson said. Key said he would “encourage” school districts to wait until after July 1, but the department is open to alternative graduation plans. He said the department will contact superintendents this upcoming week to let them know how to submit proposals. “There are a number of techniques that schools have already started exploring to see how they could make this happen as a celebration for their seniors, at the same time, taking into consideration and following our social distancing protocols, the restrictions of congregant gatherings of 10 or more people,” Key said. He also said the department will continue to monitor data and work the Arkansas Department of Health to consider any modifications to the July 1 order. He also said social distancing guidelines and other directives issued by the governor will prevent private schools from having a traditional graduation. Education officials and educators also are preparing options in the event COVID-19 spread remains a public health crisis when schools should open in the fall. “We have teams of teachers we brought together, and principals and superintendents, that are planning out different scenarios and possibilities. It is something that we are looking at and hopefully we’ll be presenting the governor with options coming up in the next couple of weeks,” Key said. Gov. Hutchinson said the “first option” is to have schools open as normal, but it’s important to have other options in place. COVID CASES Known COVID-19 cases in Arkansas totaled 2,830, as of Saturday afternoon, up from 2,741 on Friday. Of the 89 new cases between Friday and Saturday, 47 were inmates in the Cummins state prison. Of the total of cases, 1,813 are active, with the remainder accounting for deaths and recoveries. The number of deaths rose from 46 to 49. The number of COVID patients hospitalized in Arkansas was 104 on Saturday, unchanged from Friday. Of the COVID-19 patients, 22 were on ventilators, down from 25 on Friday. As of Saturday at 1 p.m., there were 924,376 U.S. cases and 52,782 deaths. Globally, there were 2,865,938 cases and 200,698 deaths.
Paper packets for the months of April and May are now available at the central administration office and at all bus stops where food is being delivered. They will be given out on a first come first served basis and will be available until the end of the school year. As a reminder paper packets for days 1-10 can be turned in on Tuesday's from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at the building your student attends. Please continue to check our website for the latest information concerning online AMI. Be Safe, Stay Healthy, GO PATRIOTS!
MSD wants to give a SHOUT-OUT to all those in the Child Nutrition department and those who help CN distribute meals to our community. Last week alone they served a total 5,508 meals to our kids across the district. They've served a grand total of 20, 279 meals to our community. Words can't express our thanks for the work CN and those who've helped them on the bus routes delivering these meals week after week. Thank You!
Greetings Patriots, As many of you are aware presently all Arkansas Public Schools are charged with following the guidelines from the Arkansas Department of Health. The latest general guidelines for Gatherings are listed below, followed by the most current specific directive regarding Graduation. Arkansas Department of Health- Gatherings Limitations on Gatherings 10 people / 6 feet The Secretary of Health, in consultation with the Governor, has sole authority over all instances of quarantine, isolation, and restrictions on commerce and travel throughout Arkansas, as necessary and appropriate to control disease in the state of Arkansas as authorized by Ark. Code Ann. §20-7-109—110. Based on available scientific evidence, it is necessary and appropriate to take further action to ensure that COVID-19 remains controlled and that residents and visitors in Arkansas remain safe. All public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a single household or living unit are subject to the following directives and exceptions: · Due to the high risk of community spread of COVID-19, gatherings of more than ten (10) people in any confined indoor or outdoor space are prohibited until further notice. Gatherings subject to this directive include, without limitation, community, civic, public, leisure, commercial, or sporting events, concerts, conferences, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, and festivals. · This directive does not apply to gatherings of ten (10) or more people in unenclosed, outdoor spaces such as parks, trails, athletic fields and courts, parking lots, golf courses, and driving ranges where social distancing of at least six (6) feet can be easily achieved. · This directive does not apply to businesses, manufacturers, construction companies, places of worship, the Arkansas General Assembly, municipal or county governing bodies, or the judiciary; however, these entities are advised to limit person-to-person contact and maintain appropriate social distancing of at least six (6) feet to prevent the spread of this virus. · The Secretary of Health reserves the right to exercise his authority to prevent the spread of disease in this State if, in his judgment, any of the excluded entities are operating in a manner that is a risk to public health. Arkansas Department of Health- Graduation Based on the current directives, a total of 10 or less at the site would be required. The schedule for students (and their guests) to appear on campus should be spaced out to avoid having more than one student and his/her group on campus at a time. The number of family members present should be limited to maintain a total of 10 at all times. That would be a maximum of 6 family members/guests assuming the number of staff is limited such as superintendent, principal, and camera operator. Having no more than one family on campus at a time would also be critical. Out-of-state family members and guests from areas with high rates of COVID-19 should be restricted as these individuals are to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the state. (Check ADH website
for the most up-to-date list of affected areas.)Wearing gloves and masks for all present is recommended and all attendees must maintain the proper social distancing. Students cannot congregate in rooms or facilities while waiting for the ceremony. Screen everyone upon arriving for the exercises and exclude individuals with fever during the previous 48 hours, persistent or unusual cough, shortness of breath, direct contact with someone tested positive for COVID-19, out-of-state travel history from areas with high rates of COVID-19.
Obviously, in their present forms, these directives prohibit events like our prom and graduation from occurring in their traditional format. Consequently, we offer the following – first, we are postponing the final decision on prom until May 9.
If by May 9 the Department of Health has modified their position to allow events like prom to occur, then we will hold prom as per normal on the evening of May 16.
However, if the applicable health directive has not been modified appropriately by May 9 then, unfortunately- prom will be cancelled for this year. We fully understand that these dates represent short notice for preparation, but this scenario does provide as much time as possible for the health directives to be modified.
We do plan to hold graduation on May 18 at 5:00 p.m. as originally scheduled. However, the major caveat is in what format it will occur. Again, if the Secretary of Health has modified the directive to allow such by May 9, then graduation will occur as per normal on May 18.
Moreover, if the appropriate health directives are not modified sufficiently by May 9, then graduation will occur in a modified virtual format that will be streamed on the internet at 5 p.m. on May 18.
The virtual format will include the following components: 1) Caps and gowns and diploma covers will be made available for pick up by all students well in advance of the event. 2) All presentations from the Principal, Superintendent, Class President and our top-ranked graduate will be pre-recorded. 3) On the recording, Principal Johnston will call the name of each graduate and the official yearbook photograph of that student will be shown on the screen, along with a listing of any awards or special honors that the student has earned. 4) For students who failed to have their yearbook photo made last fall, provisions will be made for an opportunity to have a substitute photo made by the MHS staff. If students choose not to have a substitute photo made, only their names will appear in the video. 5) Diplomas will be mailed out to students in good standing who have completed ALL graduation requirements as soon as possible following the event. 6) Information on how to access the program electronically will be provided well in advance of the event.
This format will allow students in their caps and gowns and with their diploma covers to celebrate with their families and friends as they watch the ceremony in the comfort of their own homes.
While we clearly understand that a Virtual Graduation does not replace all of the nuances of a normal graduation event, it does offer an opportunity for each student and their accomplishments to be celebrated as families see fit.
Based on the unprecedented circumstances that we are all enduring presently, these options seem to be the best alternatives that we can provide at this time. However, as we have stated above, if changes occur that create new windows of opportunity we will certainly investigate them fully.
Dr. Glen Fenter
Marion School District Superintendent
Beginning Tuesday April 21st Marion School District will implement changes to our meal delivery service. Until further notice all meals will be delivered on Tuesday and Friday’s. Monday April 20th breakfast and lunch will be delivered as scheduled. Tuesday April 21st a breakfast and lunch item will be handed out for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday April 24th a breakfast and lunch item will be handed out for Friday and the following Monday. Additionally, the following subdivisions will be added beginning Tuesday. Updated delivery schedules will be posted on websites and social media sites soon! Harden Village St John’s Landing
Dr. Vickers-Ball usually takes a group of students to Graceland this time of year. Due to COVID-19 tours have been stopped but she didn't want that to stop her students from taking a tour of Graceland. Checkout the links for Gates of Graceland parts 1 and 2 on YouTube. https://youtu.be/ZhnExKsnkeE https://youtu.be/_2HqwzYdzEo
Attention Current 6th Grade Parents and Students! Here is the form to fill out for NEXT year’s 7th Grade classes. Please contact Ms. Lovely, 7th Grade Counselor, if you have any questions. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5TvpoyzgNlnjvHgehdT6_QtNcwJVLl1QCSrlRuQX_jU6Udg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
For as long as schools are closed, Amazon's audible is open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Click this link --> https://stories.audible.com/start-listen and explore the collection, select a title and start listening.
A reminder for Patriot Parents/Guardian: Completed paper packets for days 1-10 can be turned in at the main office of the building where your student attends on Tuesdays ONLY from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, or they can be turned in on Fridays ONLY to any of the buses that are delivering food. These packets will be accepted through May 1st. Stay safe, stay healthy, and GO PATS!
Patriot Parents/Guardian: Completed paper packets for days 1-10 can be turned in at the main office of the building where your student attends on Tuesdays ONLY from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, or they can be turned in on Fridays ONLY to any of the buses that are delivering food. These packets will be accepted through May 1st. Stay safe, stay healthy, and GO PATS!
Spring Sports Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic After multiple conversations with the Arkansas Department of Health, the Governor’s Office, the Arkansas Department of Education and with the announcement of the closure of Arkansas schools through the end of the school year, all remaining AAA spring activities, state championships, AHSCA Coaches Clinic, and All-Star games have been cancelled. “Today’s heart wrenching decision is difficult for all members of the AAA family,” said Lance Taylor, AAA Executive Director. “We sympathize with the students, coaches, parents, and school communities, and especially our graduating seniors, but we recognize that the cancellations will allow our collective focus to remain where it is needed at this time – on the health and safety of all Arkansans. We all must come together to stop the spread.” The AAA will continue to receive guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health, the Governor’s Office, and the Arkansas Department of Education. The AAA wishes to thank them for their leadership during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Helping Your Student Prepare for AP Exams Join College Board on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 pm ET to hear the head of the Advanced Placement program Trevor Packer share information about this year’s at-home AP Exams and how to help your child prepare. Click the link and add this to your calendar and plan join the webcast. https://globalmeet.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1302024&tp_key=73070ccd21&fbclid=IwAR0LvfElj9JAUop6ov06duKfdzLyLOaY0k88gYSn1gJliHGWIxx_r58ZDno
AAA Extends “Covid-19 Dead Period” For Schools Due to the continued spreading of the COVID-19, and after the announcement of the closure of Arkansas schools through the end of the school year, the AAA will extend the “Covid-19 Dead Period” for all AAA member schools through May 30, 2020. During this time, coaches shall be prohibited from engaging in any type of face to face contact whether it be practicing, training, weight lifting, tryouts, competition or travel. Further, school athletic facilities will be closed during this period. The AAA will work with the Department of Health, Department of Education, and the Governor's office later in May to announce plans following May 30. We continue to encourage coaches to use technology to keep up with their students during this tough time.
Attention current 6th graders: You are now going to select your courses for 7th grade. You will need to click the link and fill out the form with your parent/guardian. If you have any questions please email your new 7th grade counselor Mrs. Lisa Lovely at firstname.lastname@example.org. https://forms.gle/tEX13JCUpZjgiZir9
AGATE is an independent organization promoting excellence in education, particularly as it relates to gifted and talented children and youth in Arkansas. https://www.facebook.com/Arkansans-for-Gifted-and-Talented-Education-AGATE-266480970049510/
Perkins Survey-Please take a moment to participate Marion Patriot Community: Marion School District has been working with other districts in our co-op area in efforts to create a survey to help us as we plan our Perkins activities going forward. Perkins federal funds help us maintain our career and technical classes that are offered at MHS and MJHS. Please take a minute to fill out the attached survey. Your input will help MSD create and focus our efforts towards offering desired classes to help our students as they enter college, technical education, the military and/or the workplace after graduation. Survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-jJ25Ka2w8drkEivjJd7tFCTrEjtIz6nCjzMCu8JxXfLPtw/viewform Note: If the link does not go directly to the survey, copy and paste the link into your web browser. Thanks for you time and stay safe, Julie Coveny Federal Programs Director Marion School District 870-739-5100
MHS students, faculty, parents: Please send your best photos from throughout this school year to email@example.com as we will attempt to recap arguably the most unforgettable school year in MHS history. The email address will close at the end of the month, so don't delay!
It’s National Assistant Principal’s Week. Show your love to the wonderful men and women who love and care for their students. Post your message in the comments. ❤️🤍💙❤️🤍💙
Starting Monday, April 6th, the delivery route has some changes. Please see the picture posted. Breakfast & Lunch will be handed out at the same time at the following up-dated locations and times. We will do our best to offer different options each day. In an effort to ensure that we have plenty of meals available, we would ask that you please try to arrive at the stop as close to possible as when the bus arrives. This will allow us time to have additional meals delivered to certain locations if we should run low. Thank you for your continued support in making this effort possible. All meals are available for kids 18 and under.
Patriot Parents: As of 5pm today, Friday, April 3rd, MSD will no longer accept requests for paper packets for days 1-10. All requests placed by 5pm will be honored. Next week we will be sending out information about the collection of packets for days 1-10 and our transition to Edmentum online offerings moving forward. Thank you for your patience as we continue to meet your child's educational needs.
Join the Boys and Girls club’s “Easter Egg Hunt”. Look at the flyer for information and click the link for the color page. https://mcusercontent.com/b45cd813d732f1e14a9c48a00/images/e618f985-c73f-49cd-9e0b-4dcb20dd0679.jpg
Attention Patriots: All athletic tryouts scheduled for April are postponed. This includes cheer, basketball, and volleyball. All efforts will be made to reschedule when deemed safe to do so. More information will be shared when available.
MSD Parents and Students, while school is closed due to COVID-19, the K-6 GT teachers are coming together to share with you GT enrichment to stretch your creativity and critical thinking! Many of these activities will be fun to do with the entire family! As you complete the activities, feel free to post pictures of your work, experiments, or creations! We miss you terribly, and hope you and your family are healthy and happy!!!! Ok......time to exercise our Brain!!!!! LIKE their page by clicking the link! https://www.facebook.com/TEAM-MSD-Gifted-and-Talented-108738350783418/
COVID-19 EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FROM THE AAEA - they are in both English and Spanish https://www.theaaea.org/article/225233?org=aaea
POSTPONED: MSD Volleyball tryouts schedule for April 26-29 are postponed. The MSD Volleyball department will reschedule when it is safe to do so. More information will be shared when available. GO PATS!
POSTPONED: Athletic physicals scheduled for April 13-24 have been postponed. All efforts will be made to reschedule athletic physicals when it is deemed safe to do so. More information will be shared when available.
Hello Patriot Nation: In order for us to better serve you, we have established an AMI hotline. If you have any questions or if you are unable to access the digital copies and are in need of an AMI paper packet for days 1-5 or 6-10 call 901-504-6452. Thank you for your patience. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay calm. Go Patriots!
Pancho's Mexican Restaurant in West Memphis is doing its part to help our community and reduce some of the stress and worry some families may now be feeling through the current COVID-19 pandemic. With dining rooms closed, those that still want that world-famous Pancho's cheese dip can get there fix! Tuesday, March 31, and again on Thursday, April 2nd from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pancho’s will be providing FREE curbside meals (two tacos, rice, beans and chips, and dip) with NO STRINGS ATTACHED‼️ For pickup only, While supplies last, No purchase is necessary, just stop by their West Memphis location at 3600 East Broadway and together we will raise one another up and make a difference, one taco at a time.
Where you can find free WiFi in Crittenden County.... ASU Mid-South West parking lot from the University Center south towards the Dog House Gym parking lot on the east side of the building Allied Health building parking lot on the east side of the building Magruder Hall north parking lot and parking lot on the east side of the building University Center north parking lot Note: ASU Mid-South students should use the advertised network ASU-STU-STA and log in with the same UserID and password they use on campus computers. Guest may use the advertised network ASU-Mid-South-Guest and log in with the UserID Guest and the password Midsouth (notice capital M and the rest lower case). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. All McDonalds Restaurants Marion Public Library Parking Lot The network is WPL and the password is readbooks (all one word, all lowercase). Available 24/7. West Memphis Chamber of Commerce – Parking Lot. Password posted on the side door for visitors. First Baptist Church – (Missouri St.) West Memphis
From the US Dept of Labor Employees Rights https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
Starting Monday, March 23rd, the delivery of breakfast and lunch meals will be changing. Breakfast & Lunch will be handed out at the same time at the following locations. Please note times for these locations have changed. We will do our best to offer different options each day. We have also added four locations for meal service. In an effort to ensure that we have plenty of meals available, we would ask that you please try to arrive at the stop as close to possible as when the bus arrives. This will allow us time to have additional meals delivered to certain locations if we should run low. Thank you for your continued support in making this effort possible.
The Magnet AMI packet that's on the district website menu has now been updated with VPA Encore AMI days 6-10. If you have any questions please contact your child's teachers.
Discovery K-6 AMI Day 5 has been added to the Magnet AMI Packet. You will find it on the bottom of page 1. Click the link and you can download and print day 5. https://go.aws/2vA4KWV
By now many of you have learned that this afternoon the Governor announced the extension of school closings in Arkansas through Friday, April 17. This extension brings with it a long list of questions that we hope to be providing answers for as further direction comes from the Governor and his staff. What we do know- 1) Following Spring Break our buildings will be open on an abbreviated schedule for our faculty and staff. 2) We will be distributing the second 5 days of AMI by the end of the day tomorrow- which provides for March 30- April 3. 3) A schedule for instruction for April 6 forward will be developed and distributed as further direction is provided by the State. 4) We plan to continue our feeding program weekdays, including Spring Break, from now until school resumes. A revised distribution plan will begin on Monday, March 23, and will be shared tomorrow. More to come…Please continue to monitor the district's website and other media outlets for up-to-date information.
MSD coming to a spot near you to bring breakfast and lunch. Watch for the MSD school buses. Check out previous posts for times and locations.
Meals Provided for any child ages 0-18 at no charge to the family Meals may be picked up from the bus at the below locations during the times listed below Gilmore City Hall 97 Front St Gilmore – Breakfast 8:00 AM – 8:25 AM, Lunch 11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Union Grove Baptist 93 Miller St Turrell – Breakfast 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM, Lunch 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Harvest Time Church 1 Briggs St (Crawfordsville) Lansing – Breakfast 8:00 AM – 8:25 AM, Lunch 11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Crawfordsville City Hall 1468 Old Hwy 64 (West Side of Building) Crawfordsville – Breakfast 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM, Lunch 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 301 Duffin Sunset – Breakfast 8:00 AM – 8:25 AM, Lunch 11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Harvard Grocery Store 35 Windsor Harvard Yard – Breakfast 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM, Lunch 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM TurfMaster Parking Lot 750 Medel Marconi Dr Marion –Breakfast 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Lunch 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM New Hope Baptist Church 377 Estate Dr Marion- Breakfast 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Lunch 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM The Greens of Marion The bus will drive down the complex and stopping at the following buildings. For breakfast there will an 8-minute wait starting at 8:00-8:38 am, at lunch there will be an 18-minute wait before the bus moves on to the next section of apartment starting at 11:00- 12:18 pm 501,517,533,551 Angelo’s Grove Front Office 1120 LH Polk Marion – 8:40 AM – 8:48 AM, 12:20 PM – 12:38 PM Fairways (Mailboxes) 425 Birdie Marion – 8:50 AM – 9:00 AM, 12:40 PM – 1:00 PM VPA Meals can be picked up from the bus located at the back of the school, in the bus pick up line. 1402 Crestmere West Memphis – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM MST Meals can be picked up from the bus located at the front of the school 100 L H Polk Marion – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Distrito Escolar de Marion actualiza COVID-19 marzo de 2020 De acuerdo con la directiva del gobernador Hutchinson, MSD, como muchos distritos escolares de nuestra región, permanecerá cerrado a partir de mañana lunes 3/16 y permanecerá cerrado hasta las vacaciones de primavera. Planeamos regresar a la escuela el lunes 30 de marzo. A partir del lunes 16 de marzo, MSD servirá desayuno y almuerzo en las ubicaciones de VPA y MST. - Todas las comidas se realizarán únicamente. El desayuno será de 8:00 a.m. a 9:00 a.m. El almuerzo se servirá de 11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m. Los estudiantes de 18 años de edad y menores serán atendidos, las personas solo pueden recoger por sí mismos. Si bien continuaremos alimentando a los estudiantes en estos lugares durante la semana, se pueden agregar lugares adicionales. Por favor, consulte el sitio web para más detalles. Los medicamentos de los estudiantes necesarios para el descanso prolongado que se encuentra actualmente en la escuela solo se pueden recoger mañana lunes 16 de marzo del 8 al 12 (mediodía) con la enfermera de su escuela. Después del mediodía del lunes, si necesita medicamentos, llame a la oficina central para programar una cita para que lo recojan. Padres / tutores: los paquetes de AMI para los días 1 a 5 fueron enviados a casa con los estudiantes en octubre. Haga que los estudiantes usen esos 5 días esta semana. Por favor, siga el enlace a los paquetes AMI de MSD Magnet School. --->https://go.aws/2w9tWUy
If your student changed a class at semester at the 8th and 9th grade building please follow the link for their packet for that class. If you have questions please email their teacher. ---> https://www.msd3.org/o/mjhs/browse/111589
Beginning Monday, March 16, MSD will serve breakfast and lunch at both the VPA and MST locations. Breakfast will be from 8:00 am- 9:00 am. Lunch will be served 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Students age 18 and under will be served, individuals can pick up only for themselves- all meals will be carry out only. While we will continue to feed students at these locations throughout the week, additional locations may be added. Please check the website for further details.
Parents/Guardians: Student medication needed for the extended break that is currently at school can only be picked up tomorrow Monday, March 16 from 8-12 (noon) with the campus nurse. After noon tomorrow, if medication is needed please call the central office to make an appointment for pick up.
Parents/Guardians- AMI packets for days 1 - 5 were sent home with students in October. Please have students use those 5 days this week.
Important update from the Marion School District: There have been significant changes in guidance to schools today regarding COVID-19. As of now, schools in 4 central Arkansas counties have been directed to close due to new presumptive positive cases and direct contact by others with those who have tested positive. The decision to close was made out of an abundance of caution. School closure decisions will be made in consultation with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). The two agencies will work jointly to provide guidance to districts based on developments in local communities. The ADH and ADE have established a dedicated hotline for districts to call to discuss whether preemptive closures are advised. We will continue to update you as new information is available. Helpful information on talking with children about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html
Due to the growing concerns of the COVID-19 Pandemic and in recent light of the proclamation from Governor Asa Hutchinson, we regret to inform you that we are cancelling next week’s trip to Sea Camp in Ocean Springs, MS. We are in correspondence with The University of Southern Mississippi and are working on negotiating a refund for our group. Please accept my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience and disappointment this causes. However, we feel it necessary to take every precaution to protect the safety of our students and staff. Adam O'Neal Principal Herbert Carter Global Community Magnet 870-739-5120
Due to the growing concerns of the COVID-19 Pandemic and in recent light of the proclamation from Governor, Asa Hutchinson, we regret to inform you that we are cancelling our trip to Space Camp tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020. We are in correspondence with Space Camp and are working on negotiating a refund for our group. Please accept my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience and disappointment this causes. However, we feel it necessary to take every precaution to protect the safety of our students and staff. Ali Weimer Principal MARION Math, Science, and Technology Magnet 100 L H Polk Dr. Marion, AR 72364 Phone: 870.739.5180 Fax: 870.739.5183
In an effort to keep our Patriot family current with up-to-date information about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) our District Coordinated School Health Corrdinator has created a document for you to view. As new information becomes available she will update this document. Click this link https://bit.ly/39LOFfS
30 INTERNET ACRONYMS ALL PARENTS NEED TO KNOW Phones may not have been around when we were kids, but they are now and they’re here to stay. And texting has become the only way to talk. There might be an occasional phone call or two, but this generation uses acronyms and emojis like the ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics. 30 Internet Acronyms ALL Parents Need To Know No matter how hip or in the know parents may think they are, there’s always the latest slang term waiting to be discovered. So Child Rescue Coalition decided to compile a list of 30 common internet acronyms that all parents need to know. Click the link here keep yourself in the loop. https://childrescuecoalition.org/educations/30-internet-acronyms-all-parents-need-to-know/
The Marion Junior High School 8th-grade and 9th-grade bands will present their Pre-Assessment Concert on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 PM in the Marion Performing Arts Center before their summative evaluation at Concert Assessment at West Memphis High School. Both groups will perform Monday, March 16th with the 8th-grade band taking the stage at 3:50pm followed by the 9th-grade band at 4:50pm. We hope that you can join us at either of these two upcoming events!
Mark your calendars! Upcoming FREE athletic physicals: Mon. 4/13 8:30-11:30: VPA (6th graders only) Tues. 4/14 8:30-11:30- HCGC (6th graders only) Wed. 4/15 8:30-11:30: MST (6th graders only) Thurs. 4/16 8:30-11:30: 8th grade girls Fri. 4/17 8:30-11:30: 8th grade boys Mon. 4/20 8:30-11:30: 7th graders (last names A-M) Tues. 4/21 8:30-11:30: 7th graders (last name N-Z) Wed. 4/22 8:30-11:30: grades 9-12 softball and baseball teams Thurs. 4/23 8:30-11:30: grades 9-12 soccer and volleyball teams Fri. 4/24 8:30-11:30: grades 9-12 cheer and track teams Fr. 4/24 12:30-3:00- all remaining sports grades 9-12 More information for athletes, parents, and school staff coming soon!
Earlier this week, Ms. Rich's French students (at MHS and MJHS) were learning about the celebration of Carnaval/Mardi Gras in the French-speaking world. After learning about how people in the French-speaking world celebrate Carnaval/Mardi Gras, the French students got in the festive spirit by decorating and wearing their own colorful masks. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Mr. Johengen's students, at MJHS, were tasked with creating a superhero, or villain that is based on an element on the periodic table. They began by becoming an expert on an element. They then used their knowledge to create super powers based on the properties of the element. They came up with a back story about how their character acquired their powers and what their motivation for being good or evil is. They then brought their character to life by creating an illustration.
Important information you need to be aware of concerning the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Click here ----> https://5il.co/daxm
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