City, RV Schools would be boosted under governor’s education spending plan, others would be cut

Gov. John Kasich said he doesn’t consider his new school funding plan to be a redistribution of income, even as it sends more money to poor districts and less to richer ones. “It is a conservative point of view in that every kid should be in a position to thrive,” Kasich said. “I don’t see […]

Public hearing set to review 2015-2016 City Schools’ calendar

The Marion City School Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 2, 2015 to address the school calendar for 2015-2016. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm in the Grant Middle School library at 420 Presidential Drive in Marion.

Marion City Schools hosting free winter produce markets

Marion City Schools

The Marion City Schools is hosting Winter Produce Markets to provide low income community members free produce. The markets will be held at the following dates and times at Grant Middle School in the cafeteria: January 24- 12:00 pm-2:00 pm February 28-12:00 pm-2:00 pm March 28- 12:00 pm-2:00pm Marion City School is partnering with Mid-Ohio […]

New home chosen for Ten Commandments plaque

Marion City Schools

A committee recommended on Tuesday that a Ten Commandments plaque previously located at Marion Harding High School be on display at Diverse Moves Dance Studio. The committee, which included faith-based leaders, Harding students, community leaders, a student’s parent, a student’s grandparent, Marion City Schools Superintendent Gary Barber and school board member Ted McKinniss, met for […]

Harding High School open house to feature information on programs including GEAR UP

Marion City Schools

Area students including eighth graders and their families are invited to learn more about a major initiative to help low-income students prepare for college and other projects going on at Marion Harding High School. The high school will host an open house from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015. Displays from community […]

Marion City Schools elect board officers for the 2015 school year

Rocky White, President, Steve Williams, Vice-President

The Marion City School Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting on January 5, 2015.  Rocky White was elected to his third term as President of the school board and Steve Willams was elected as Vice-President. School board meetings for the 2015 school year were set.  The work session meetings will be the first […]

City Schools say agreement reached on Ten Commandments

Marion City Schools

A Ten Commandments plaque previously displayed at Harding High School may find a new home in the community following a discussion between Marion City Schools administrators and concerned students. The plaque, a gift from the Harding Class of 1953, is currently in storage after it was removed earlier this year over concerns that it could […]

Three Marion Elementary Schools Achieve 100 Percent Passage of Third Grade Reading Guarantee

2014 Reading Guarantee

Nearly 96 percent of last year’s eligible third-graders across the state met Ohio’s new reading criteria for promotion to the fourth grade, according to data submitted and reviewed by Ohio’s school districts. Seven Marion-area schools beat that statewide percent. In fact, three schools saw 100 percent of their eligible third graders advance, including Elgin Elementary […]

1957 at Harding High School and City Grade School Musical Festival

Today our sentimental journey is taking us to 1957 for another look at what was going on at Harding High School. Tuesday May 7. 1957 this article appeared with this headline. “Harding High’s Awards Assembly Slated Friday,” and this underlined smaller headline appeared above the main one. “100 Students To Be Honored.” The annual awards […]

LWVM’s Candidates Night Video Available Online

John Mullins, Harding High School’s Telecom Digital Media Instructor/Director, has announced that Marion’s League of Women Voters October 21 Candidates Night (CN) is now available for viewing on Time Warner Cable’s Community Access Channel 18 (MCSTV), and also on YouTube. Five of the six 2014 local contested candidates participated in the LWVM debate that was […]