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 […]

Marion City Schools wins Straight A innovative grant

The Ohio Department of Education notified Marion City Schools recently that it will recommend funding an innovative program dedicated to preparing students for success after graduation. The Straight A Governing Board recommended funding 20 grants representing 86 schools in the latest round of Straight A Funds. Its recommendations include a $518,957 Straight A Innovation Fund […]

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 […]

Tyler’s Light coming to Marion

Teens Against Drugs has partnered with Marion City Schools to bring Wayne Campbell from Tyler’s Light to two of the Marion City Schools buildings on Monday, February 1, 2016. Campbell will start his day at Harding speaking to the 9th & 10th grades before heading to Grant to speak to the 7th & 8th grades. […]

Benjamin Harrison Elementary earns honor as Lighthouse School

Franklin Covey Co. has named Benjamin Harrison Elementary as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, making it one of the first two in the state to achieve this honor. The honor means the school has achieved outstanding results in school and student outcomes by implementing The Leader in Me process. Franklin Covey states it also […]