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 […]

Marion City Schools seek new board member following resignation

The Marion City Schools Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill a vacant seat on the board. Board member Rocky White (pictured) has resigned from the board, saying his business travel schedule and a new business venture make it impractical to continue to serve. White has served on the school board since 2006. He […]

Marion schools and agencies participating in Read Across America

United Way of Marion County, Let’s Read 20 and other community partners are coming together on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 with thousands of others across the country to shine a light on literacy across  America. “Open a Book. Spread the Word. Make an Impact.” This is an initiative that brings the power of volunteers together […]

Local study hopes to increase understanding of teens’ beliefs about school misbehavior

Whether it’s the class clown’s constant disruptions, running in the hallway, hormonal pre-teens caught in a lip lock, fighting, teasing, cell phone use, or passing notes in class, student misbehavior is not a new concept, in fact there is a great deal of research examining misbehavior. Recent research, however, focuses not just on teen behaviors, […]

Marion City Schools seeks renewal levy on March Primary Ballot

Marion City Schools is asking for voters’ support as it seeks a renewal of a levy first passed in 1989. The district will place the 5.41-mill, five-year emergency levy on the March 15 primary election ballot. The levy raises $2,001,000 a year. It means no additional taxes to voters because it is a renewal of […]