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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This holiday season, as carols tell of a special star that shone long ago, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores the wonders of the night sky.

The public is invited to MHS for “Seasonal Stargazing: Winter and Season of Lights”. Showings will be as follows:
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. The show lasts about an hour.

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 58.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Riverview is excited to announce our Educator of the Month: Mrs. Sisson!

This is her 30th year teaching with Marion Community Schools. It is her fifth year at Riverview Elementary.

She attended Indiana University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree, and Ball State University where she obtained her master’s degree. She majored in elementary education.

Her favorite thing about teaching at Riverview is the staff. Her favorite thing about teaching is when a student finally gets it and you see the light bulb come on. She says she appreciates how supportive the staff is at Riverview. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Link Our Riverview robotics club was featured recently in the Chronicle-Tribune!

>> To read the full story, click here

Mrs. Linehan, sponsor of the robotics club, told the C-T: “It’s a big deal that the kids understand that we are scientists because we are asking questions. We are encouraging these students to think outside the box, to see a problem and ask how they can do something to fix it … They’re going to make mistakes and they’ll discover how they can learn from them, so that they’re not afraid to make those mistakes and go after something challenging.”

The club just started meeting recently, and they'll be working toward competitions later in the school year.

Some of the members hope to work in the field of robotics some day. This club gives them great experiences to explore and learn!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted Nov. 2, 2017

It's that time of year again when our calendars start filling up with holiday plans! Consider adding this special event to your family's plans:

The Marion High School Music Department offers a special concert guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! The public is invited to the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS for the annual Holiday Extravaganza, which features choral and instrumental music by our talented young musicians. The show is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. Admission is free.

We hope to see you there!
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion High School's choral department is bringing a sweet opportunity back to town: Dessert Theater is Nov. 18!

This special event features performances by our talented singers in the 26th Street Innovations and Virtuoso choirs. In addition, you'll get to enjoy your choice of several desserts: cheesecake, chocolate cake, pecan pie, apple pie.

There are two performances scheduled, bot on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Roseburg Event Center, 2983 W. 38th St. Tickets are on sale now for both the 3 p.m. and the 7 p.m. shows.

Through Friday, Nov. 10, tickets are $10 each. After that, the price rises to $12 each. So get yours today! Choir members are taking ticket orders now. If you don't know a choir member, contact the Marion High School office for more information.