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 […]

Marion City Schools using Lean Six Sigma training to increase efficiencies, reduce costs

School may be out but a team of Marion City School staffers will be working throughout the summer – and beyond – to make improvements to the district’s overall operations. At the heart of their work is “Lean Six Sigma,” a structured problem-solving process to reduce costs and provide measurable bottom line improvements. First applied […]

Marion youth appointed to Ohio Teen Ambassador Board

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the members of his office’s 2016-2017 Teen Ambassador Board. Those members include a Marion student. Harding High School’s Anthony Miller will join more than 230 high school juniors and seniors as part of this year’s board. They represent over 50 counties and more than 150 schools. Their average […]

2016 Summer Food Program kicks off Monday across Marion County

The Marion City Schools is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. June 6 – August 5, 2016 (closed July 4), meals will be provided to all children without charge. It’s easy to participate and no sign up is required. Just show up at the site during the posted times and kids get […]

Local second grader placed at statewide MLK oratorical contest

Ohio students inspired by the lessons and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. presented original speeches on his teachings during the 17th Annual Statewide MLK Oratorical Contest held recently in Columbus. Among the winners was Layla Schneider, an 8-year-old second grader at Benjamin Harrison Elementary School in Marion. Thirty-one regional contest winners from grades […]

Harding drumline places first at state championship

Marion Harding High School’s indoor drumline placed first in its division recently at the Ohio Indoor Performance Association state championships held at Wapakoneta High School. The drumline’s percussion section was named division champion in the Percussion Independent A division on April 3, 2016. The Connexus Winter Guard, made up predominantly of Harding students, placed fourth […]