Harding alumnus named as new head football coach at Harding

Marion Harding High School has announced that Harding alumnus Jerrod Slater will be the next coach of Harding’s football team. Harding athletic director Sean Kearns announced Friday that Slater, a 2005 Harding graduate, will succeed John Brady who announced in December that he is retiring as head coach. “We have been able to view first-hand […]

Required safety drill at Grant and Harding included police sweep, no drugs found

Grant Middle School and Harding High School conducted lockdown safety drills this morning, complying with state requirements. The district also invited local law enforcement to sweep the school with canine units in a search for drugs and contraband while on lockdown. No drugs were found in either school during the searches. State law requires schools […]

State superintendent to visit Marion City Schools

The state superintendent will visit Marion City Schools on Friday to learn more about how the district is preparing students to be college/career ready and meeting the needs of the community. Superintendent Paolo DeMaria will tour Marion Harding High School and Rushmore Academy, a community school sponsored by Marion City Schools, on Friday afternoon. His […]

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 […]

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 […]

United Bank gives awards to 10 Marion County high school seniors

United Bank hosted the Annual Academic Awards Breakfast at the Marion Chamber of Commerce on May 10, 2016. Each year the breakfast is held to honor seniors from the county high schools. They are chosen by their administration according to their academic records, extracurricular activities, and their overall achievements. Featured guest speaker, Kristi Wink, former […]

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 […]

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, […]

Tyler’s Light brings ‘save a life’ message to Marion

“Speak up, save a life.” Wayne Campbell, who presented his drug abuse awareness program Tyler’s Light at Grant Middle School and Harding High School on Monday, left students with that message. Tyler’s Light is the culmination of parents and community members bonding together after Tyler Campbell, Wayne and Christy Campbell’s son, died from an accidental […]

Harding assistant principal receives state recognition

Marion Harding High School Assistant Principal John Carder has been named Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators’ Assistant Principal of the Year. Carder will now be the state’s nominee to the National Association of Secondary School Administrators’ Assistant Principal of the Year competition. He will be recognized by OASSA at an upcoming conference. “I’m happy […]