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
Click the link to see the fun pictures from our Peppermint Ball! https://photos.app.goo.gl/F5BW59USF8eGjgjd9
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
Mrs. Murphy's class celebration the 100th day of school. Please click on the link to see all the fun they had! https://photos.app.goo.gl/ojwLD8AFe36xJ7xo9
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
5th Grade Pastries with a Pal will be Friday, January 17th @ 8:30 am. Please fill out a form and return it to your child's homeroom teacher. Please click the link for a form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ImMqE54XYYau5ZEgecaI_wT_GlWQD__6ydk_jBKhQKM/edit?usp=sharing
Thank you to Flintco Construction for teaching our 6th grade VPA Honor Society about all the different aspects of construction. Please click the link to see all the fun we had! https://photos.app.goo.gl/hK2ZyzMtBwZZR19d6
Mrs. Murphy's class having holiday fun! Click on the link to see the photo gallery! https://photos.app.goo.gl/XMa98WMEQcmERqZE7
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... https://photos.app.goo.gl/MMLNW6Tzyah9mvEH7 click the link to see how festive VPA looks!!
Christmas Spectacular 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
Our VPA 5th & 6th Grade Drummers! Click on the link to see their first showcase performance and pictures!! https://photos.app.goo.gl/pSwpSjxv7h2fiMeW9
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.
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.
Don’t Miss Out! Now is the time to place your order for custom keepsake products featuring your child’s artwork. These items make great gifts for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and any other important person in your child’s life. The deadline to order is MONDAY, November 11th. Go to ArtToRemember.com to place your order. Thank you for supporting our school!
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.
Parents: A note outlining costume guidelines went home today in Tuesday paper packets. Students will be allowed to wear permitted costumes Thursday, October 31st. We appreciate your willingness to ensure your child follows these guidelines. Please call our office with questions. #teamVPA #SettingtheStageforSuccess
VPA Art Fundraiser Information: This semester, our school is participating in a unique fundraising program with Art to Remember that gives you the opportunity to purchase keepsake items with your child's artwork on them. The best part is that every keepsake order supports our school in buying a pottery kiln. Order forms for Art to Remember will be sent home with students on Monday, November 4th and are due back by Monday, November 11th. To see available keepsake items like coffee mugs, key chains, and necklaces, visit ArtToRemember.com
Storybook Pumpkins! Marion Visual & Performing Arts Magnet School Library recently grew a Storybook Pumpkin Patch! Students in all grades were encouraged to decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite storybook character. Our creative and talented students did a magnificent job!
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.
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.
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
VPA Honor Society visits Willowbend for a morning of reading and visiting with residents. These students also learned all the jobs that make this facility run smoothly. Thank you to all the residents for making this visit possible for our students. #teamVPA #SettingtheStageforSuccess #vpahonorsociety
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
Check out this awesome movie made by Ms. Croom's 4th grade classes!! https://photos.app.goo.gl/3FePeMcJV8icUqZ98
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.
NYC Fundraiser!!! Please help our students raise money for their New York City trip in the spring. You can purchase Scentsy products through this website: www.deanna.scentsy.us
🏈❤️💙FOOTBALL FRIDAY AT VPA💙❤️🏈 Members of the Marion High School football team were present to welcome our VPA students to school this morning. They are preparing for our first home game against Blytheville tonight at 7 p.m. We are so proud of our Patriots. Beat the Chickasaws! #ONEpatriotONEcommunity
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
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 to donate in honor of a student, in honor of a cancer patient, or even to represent their MHS graduation year!
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).
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…
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