Grant Middle School to Host 14th Annual Hot Wing Eating Contest


The 14th annual United Way Wing Eating Contest sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings and hosted at Grant Middle School will take place on Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 1:30pm. Each team entering the contest must consist of five contestants. At least one of the contestants per team must be a female. Each team entering must […]

Harding Students and Parents to Hear from Renowned Motivational Speaker

Harvey Alston

Motivational speaker Harvey Alston will bring his message “Be the Best” to Marion Harding High School on Friday, October 10, 2014. Alston will speak to the student body in the morning. The public is then invited to a session for parents to be held noon-1 p.m. in the Harding media center. The parents’ session will […]

City School Board Meeting Cancelled

The Marion City Schools Board of Education has announced they have cancelled their regular meeting scheduled for Monday, October 6, 2014.

Oak Street School Alumni Holding First Annual Reunion

The first Oak Street School Alumni Reunion will be held on August 2, 2014 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The day will include a tour of the school. You are asked to bring your lawn chairs, picnic lunch, pictures, and memories. For more information, call Deb Honaker at 740-360-5474.

Pleasant, River Valley Beat State Average on Third Grade Reading Test

More than 110,000 third graders across the state, an increase of more than 25,000 students from the fall, are ready for fourth grade according to preliminary reading scores on the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). Locally, students at Pleasant and River Valley beat the state average, Elgin and Ridgedale came up just short, and Marion City […]

Growing Our Own Program Grads Hope to Inspire Students

Cory Owens, a 1999 Harding High School graduate who benefitted from the Growing Our Own program, talks to students at Marion Harding High School.

A group of 35 successful, college educated, minority professionals reunited at Marion Harding High School and The Ohio State University at Marion in early May to share stories of their life journeys, to reminisce, and celebrate the youth mentoring program, Growing Our Own, a program many of the participants feel had a direct impact on […]

Tour Gives Marion 4th Graders a Taste of College

Marion City Schools 4th graders look at a roller coaster model built by Ohio State at Marion engineering students while touring the Marion Campus.

Marion City Schools’ entire fourth grade toured the Marion Campus this week as campus officials expressed hope to expand the tour in the future. Fourth graders from the district’s six elementary schools recently toured The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College. The tour included stops in Maynard Hall, Morrill Hall, the Alber […]

Coaching Veteran to Lead Presidents Basketball Program

Don Worstell

Marion Harding High School has announced that Donald Worstell, a basketball coach with championship experience and strong local ties, will be Harding’s head basketball coach. The Marion City Schools Board of Education recently voted to hire Worstell. He succeeds Roger Jury, who coached Marion Harding for eight years. Worstell brings 25 years of coaching experience […]

Marion City Schools Hires Asst. Superintendent, Operations Director

Jennifer Lawson

Marion City Schools has filled two key administrative positions in their effort to “inspire a community of achievement.” The Marion City Schools Board of Education voted Monday evening, April 21, 2014 to hire Jennifer Lawson as the district’s assistant superintendent and Stephen P. Fujii as its director of school operations. Both contracts are effective on […]

Marion City Schools Holding Kindergarten Registration

Marion City Schools

Marion City Schools kindergarten screening/registration will be held the week of April 14-16, 2014. Children who will be five years old on-or-before August 1,2014, will be eligible to attend kindergarten this fall (2014). Screening dates and times are: Monday, April 14 Harrison and Taft Tuesday, April 15 George Washington and Garfield Wednesday, April 16 McKinley […]