Marion City Schools’ digital academy closes, programs merged into district

The Marion City Schools Board of Education voted on Monday to close the Marion City Digital Academy. Programming offered within the district will serve students historically served by the district-sponsored community school. District officials said that regulations and focus concerning operation and sponsorship of community schools have changed significantly in recent years. They said the […]

Marion City Schools announces new principals

Marion City Schools has promoted leaders from within the school district to fill the positions of principal at Marion Harding High School, Grant Middle School and McKinley Elementary School. Changes in leadership were required to fill vacancies and address needs. The choice was made to promote from within to maintain focus on the district’s Four […]

Marion City Schools name interim superintendent as they extend search for new leader

The Marion City Schools Board of Education will extend its search for a new superintendent as it seeks the right candidate to support the district’s vision. The board has named Steve Fujii, who currently serves as director of Marion City Schools’ Office of College and Career Success, to serve as interim superintendent while the search […]

State superintendent to visit Marion City Schools

The state superintendent will visit Marion City Schools on Friday to learn more about how the district is preparing students to be college/career ready and meeting the needs of the community. Superintendent Paolo DeMaria will tour Marion Harding High School and Rushmore Academy, a community school sponsored by Marion City Schools, on Friday afternoon. His […]

Marion City Schools launches superintendent search

The Marion City School District announces it is launching a search to replace Superintendent Gary Barber, who has led the district for the past four years. The district is seeking an educational leader who will embrace its vision and inspire achievement. It is anticipated that the new superintendent would take office by Aug. 1, 2017. […]

Barber submits resignation as City Schools’ superintendent, headed to Tiffin

Marion City Schools Superintendent Gary Barber has announced his intention to resign at the end of his current contract year on July 31, 2017. “When I came to Marion four years ago my assignment was to bring change to the district and put in a framework for achievement, and I think we have accomplished that […]

Harding’s Rismiller named Assistant Principal of the Year by statewide organization

The Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators announced this month that it has selected Harding High School Assistant Principal Ryan Rismiller as its 2017 Assistant Principal of the Year. Rismiller will be the state’s nominee to the National Association of Secondary School Administrators recognition program to be held in July in Philadelphia. He will also […]

Grant Middle School holds second annual Leadership Day as student explore careers

As Grant Middle School students finished their last day before Christmas break, staff and about 30 community volunteers urged them to think about the future. Grant held its second annual Grant Leadership Day on Dec. 20. The day focused on student leadership and exploration of careers. The event, co-organized by Marion City Schools’ GEAR UP […]

Local school districts hit hard by tougher state report cards, RV highest with C

The state’s grades for school districts took a mostly-expected plunge for the second year in a row on new state report cards released Thursday. With state tests changing and with the state raising test score expectations for schools and districts, the days when 75% of schools would receive an A or B are long gone. […]

Leader in Me co-author visits Marion City Schools

Muriel Summers, an educator known worldwide for her influence on student leadership, began to tear up as she talked about her own fourth grade teacher. She remembered Miss Rose fondly for taking time each day to express her love to students. “I can’t tell you too much about what she taught me,” Summers said while […]