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 […]

Marion City Schools hires new director, principals

Three educators will bring their passion for serving students to Marion City Schools following school board action this month. The Marion City Schools Board of Education approved contracts that start next school year for Nichole Jiran, Benjamin Porter and Leah Filliater. The district hired Jiran, currently a superintendent at Hopewell-Loudon Schools in Bascam, to serve […]

Harding, GEAR UP hosts first Prexie Signing Day honoring 116 students

GEAR UP at Marion Harding High School hosted its first college signing day as the high school recognized students for committing to their future plans. Prexie Signing Day recognized 116 seniors enrolled in either higher education or the military. Organizers invited seniors on May 7 to celebrate their milestones by taking center stage on the […]

GEAR UP to host Prexie Signing Day to celebrate higher education

Following examples from around the nation, GEAR UP and Marion Harding High School will rally behind students enrolled in higher education or the military on Thursday. Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, known as GEAR UP, is a federally funded initiative meant to support early college preparation and awareness. The initiative aims to […]

Marion City Schools Board extends superintendent’s contract by five years

The Marion City Schools Board of Education granted a five-year contract extension to Superintendent Gary Barber at Monday’s board meeting. The extension, from Aug. 1, 2016, to July 31, 2021, is the longest that the board can extend his contract under state law. The board hired Barber in 2013 to succeed James Barney. Barber’s current […]

Marion City Schools veteran returning to lead Benjamin Harrison

Marion City Schools has announced that Leah Filliater, a 14-year veteran of Marion City Schools, will return to the district as principal at Benjamin Harrison Elementary School next school year. Filliater has accepted an offer to return to the school where she successfully implemented the Leader in Me whole-school transformational model. Her employment is pending […]