Marion City Schools wins Straight A innovative grant

The Ohio Department of Education notified Marion City Schools recently that it will recommend funding an innovative program dedicated to preparing students for success after graduation. The Straight A Governing Board recommended funding 20 grants representing 86 schools in the latest round of Straight A Funds. Its recommendations include a $518,957 Straight A Innovation Fund […]

Tyler’s Light brings ‘save a life’ message to Marion

“Speak up, save a life.” Wayne Campbell, who presented his drug abuse awareness program Tyler’s Light at Grant Middle School and Harding High School on Monday, left students with that message. Tyler’s Light is the culmination of parents and community members bonding together after Tyler Campbell, Wayne and Christy Campbell’s son, died from an accidental […]

Tyler’s Light coming to Marion

Teens Against Drugs has partnered with Marion City Schools to bring Wayne Campbell from Tyler’s Light to two of the Marion City Schools buildings on Monday, February 1, 2016. Campbell will start his day at Harding speaking to the 9th & 10th grades before heading to Grant to speak to the 7th & 8th grades. […]

Benjamin Harrison Elementary earns honor as Lighthouse School

Franklin Covey Co. has named Benjamin Harrison Elementary as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, making it one of the first two in the state to achieve this honor. The honor means the school has achieved outstanding results in school and student outcomes by implementing The Leader in Me process. Franklin Covey states it also […]

Harding assistant principal receives state recognition

Marion Harding High School Assistant Principal John Carder has been named Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators’ Assistant Principal of the Year. Carder will now be the state’s nominee to the National Association of Secondary School Administrators’ Assistant Principal of the Year competition. He will be recognized by OASSA at an upcoming conference. “I’m happy […]

Over 300 families benefit from Marion City Schools’ holiday produce market

About 330 families have extra food for the Thanksgiving holiday thanks to Marion City School’s first drive-up produce market held on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Volunteers from Marion City Schools and Whirlpool Corp.’s Marion plant distributed canned goods and fresh produce during the produce market held Thursday afternoon at Grant Middle School. Each family received […]

Marion City Schools to participate in Walk/Bike to School Day

Marion City Schools will join school districts throughout the world in celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Students and their families are encouraged to consider walking or biking to school. Student athletes from Harding High School will volunteer to stand at elementary and middle school crosswalks to help students cross […]

Officials: Recent truancy blitz stresses importance of education

The Marion City Police Department partnered with the Marion County Juvenile Court and Marion City Schools Tuesday to conduct a blitz on truancy in the city. The blitz focused on visiting the homes of frequently absent students and educating them and parents or guardians about the need – and legal requirement – for them to […]

Marion City Schools to re-occupy former administrative building

Marion City Schools has announced plans for its former administrative building as a church leasing the 910 East Church Street property moves to its new home. Liberty Baptist Church, which has leased the building since 2012, is moving to 921 Woodrow Ave. where it will have more room to grow. The Marion City Digital Academy […]

Reinhart to succeed Wood as Marion City Schools treasurer

The Marion City Schools Board of Education has announced that Veronica Reinhart will succeed retiring Marion City Schools Treasurer Bob Wood. The board awarded a contract to Reinhart at Monday’s meeting. She will work per diem July 15-31 and her contract starts on August 1. The board chose Reinhart after interviews with four finalists selected […]