Pleasant, River Valley Beat State Average on Third Grade Reading Test

More than 110,000 third graders across the state, an increase of more than 25,000 students from the fall, are ready for fourth grade according to preliminary reading scores on the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). Locally, students at Pleasant and River Valley beat the state average, Elgin and Ridgedale came up just short, and Marion City […]

Growing Our Own Program Grads Hope to Inspire Students

Cory Owens, a 1999 Harding High School graduate who benefitted from the Growing Our Own program, talks to students at Marion Harding High School.

A group of 35 successful, college educated, minority professionals reunited at Marion Harding High School and The Ohio State University at Marion in early May to share stories of their life journeys, to reminisce, and celebrate the youth mentoring program, Growing Our Own, a program many of the participants feel had a direct impact on […]

Tour Gives Marion 4th Graders a Taste of College

Marion City Schools 4th graders look at a roller coaster model built by Ohio State at Marion engineering students while touring the Marion Campus.

Marion City Schools’ entire fourth grade toured the Marion Campus this week as campus officials expressed hope to expand the tour in the future. Fourth graders from the district’s six elementary schools recently toured The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College. The tour included stops in Maynard Hall, Morrill Hall, the Alber […]

Coaching Veteran to Lead Presidents Basketball Program

Don Worstell

Marion Harding High School has announced that Donald Worstell, a basketball coach with championship experience and strong local ties, will be Harding’s head basketball coach. The Marion City Schools Board of Education recently voted to hire Worstell. He succeeds Roger Jury, who coached Marion Harding for eight years. Worstell brings 25 years of coaching experience […]

Marion City Schools Hires Asst. Superintendent, Operations Director

Jennifer Lawson

Marion City Schools has filled two key administrative positions in their effort to “inspire a community of achievement.” The Marion City Schools Board of Education voted Monday evening, April 21, 2014 to hire Jennifer Lawson as the district’s assistant superintendent and Stephen P. Fujii as its director of school operations. Both contracts are effective on […]

Marion City Schools Holding Kindergarten Registration

Marion City Schools

Marion City Schools kindergarten screening/registration will be held the week of April 14-16, 2014. Children who will be five years old on-or-before August 1,2014, will be eligible to attend kindergarten this fall (2014). Screening dates and times are: Monday, April 14 Harrison and Taft Tuesday, April 15 George Washington and Garfield Wednesday, April 16 McKinley […]

Harding Students & Staff Give Back on United Service Day

Marion Harding High School students paint the teen room at the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County

Marion Harding High School students and staff spent Friday giving back to the community during the school’s first United Service Day. Harding partnered with the United Way of Marion County, the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Marion and the Pearson Foundation to organize the day. The majority of students and staff participated […]

Harding Drumline Wins State Competition

2014 Drumline Champions

The Marion Harding High School Indoor Drumline placed first in its class during a state championship on Saturday, March 29. The drumline competed in the Ohio Indoor Performance Association State Championships at Wapakoneta High School, beating seven others in its class to be named the OIPA Percussion Regional A State Champions, Marion City Schools band […]

Open Enrollment Forms Available for Marion City Schools

Marion City Schools

Parents of students who live outside the Marion City School District, but wish to have their children attend one of the eight City Schools for the 2014/2015 school year are able to pick up the necessary forms at each of the Marion City School buildings. The open enrollment policy gives parents the opportunity to choose […]

Harding Students Volunteering at Community Sites During United Service Day

United Way of Marion County

In the spirit of “Living United,” more than 1,000 Harding High School students and staff will show their commitment to positive change on Friday, April 4. In partnership with United Way of Marion County, the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Pearson Foundation, Harding High School will implement its very first United Service Day […]