Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. For more information about banned book week please click the link: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned
A MESSAGE FROM ASU Mid-South: We need your help. Only 16 days left. As you may know, October 5 is our 2nd Left Bank Festival, our event to raise money for Greyhound men’s and women’s athletic scholarships. Last year was our inaugural event and we learned so much about how to make this year even more fantastic. We have one amazing event planned. So what do we need from you, you ask? Well, I’m so glad you asked! We need you to tell everyone you know. We need you to talk it up. We need you to go to our Left Bank Facebook page and share our posts on your own Facebook pages. Share on your Instagram pages. Email your friends and help us spread awareness. We need you to encourage your friends and families to come out and run(or walk) one of the races. We need you to come out and enjoy the amazing music that is lined up to play. We need you to come out and cheer on the cooking teams in the catfish cooking competition. In short, we need you! https://www.facebook.com/leftbankfestival/
Dear Friends, After watching the latest PATCAST, I came away humbled. I don’t take for granted the people who trusted Fred Leonard and I enough to buy-in what all the Hometown Showdown entails. At the center of this trust is the belief that we are put on God’s green Earth to make a difference. What have we done for the least of these? I ask this question, knowing that I’m cloaked in human frailty. I’m not perfect. We all aren’t. However, there comes these rare moments when you know that what you are doing is right. The fact that we all are working together to make a difference in the lives of those who are going through battles that we cannot imagine. We can certainly answer the question above. Here’s to you Patriot Nation. Watch this video and be blessed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm_pMbm-Pow&feature=youtu.be Grandon
Who wants to support the Marion Robotics Teams? Please Help us go to competitions and pay for robot tools/parts 🤖🤖🤖 We are selling Worlds Finest Chocolate Bars $1 each and the yummy goodies in the catalog are $7 each. Contact Krisma Smith at email@example.com with your order and she will provide you with information as to where to drop off your money and pick up your delicious treats.
Volleyball’s version of the Hometown Showdown is TONIGHT! We host West Memphis in the PATRIOT ARENA! Let’s show up and show out, Patriot Fans! We need The Trench in full force! Everyone bring a navy towel and wear red to show our unity! Format- Start time is 4:30 NOT 5- 🏐7th grade, 2 sets to 25 🏐Jr. B, 1 set to 25 🏐Jr . A 🏐Sr. B, 1 set to 25 🏐Sr. A
Students The PSAT/NMSQT will be given on the campus of Marion High School on October 16, 2019 at 8:00 am. You will be excused from classes on campus and at ASU-MS during the morning. The cost of the PSAT/NMSQT is $17.00. There are a limited amount of fee waivers available. Please sign up and submit payment to Mrs. Burleson in the counselors office. Please sign up by October 14th!! Why should you take the PSAT/NMSQT? PREPARE with SAT practice recommendations from Khan Academy based on your performance on the PSAT/NMSQT ACCESS college planning resources that can help you explore careers, colleges, majors, scholarships, and more ENTER the National Merit Scholarship Program for recognition and scholarships CONNECT with colleges and universities ASSESS your skill levels and readiness for college and career GET suggestions on how to improve your academic skills
Celebrating in Mrs. Ledezma's class Students getting ready for the 16 de sepiembre festivities last Friday. Students in Spanish class learned the history of Mexico's Independence Day and made papel picado flags on Friday. Today they are enjoying the festive day by sampling traditional street snack Chicharrones con salsa Valentina a traditional street snack in Mexico and listening to Mariachi music! Check out the great photos here! https://photos.app.goo.gl/X3cd...
Patriot Nation, Just wanted to provide a few updates. 1. The last day to order the commemorative Fred Leonard State Farm Hometown Showdown 2019 t-shirts and other commemorative items is Wednesday, September 18th. Our goal was to pre-sale 400 shirts. For every shirt sold, the Marion School District Foundation gets (in my Eddie Murphy voice) HALF!!!! See Linda Robinson for orders, purchase at JRK Printing, or log onto: https://store.jrkprinting.com/store/product-view.html/103/30553 2. Mark your calendars for the Fred Leonard State Farm Hometown 2019 Media Day presented by Weems World Foundation. Media Day will be Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at ASU Mid-South at 1pm. 3. Don’t forget about the St. Jude Game Day Give Back: http://fundraising.stjude.org/goto/TeamPatriot 4. I need all of Patriot Nation to invade the tailgate area. I know it’s on the WM side, but so what!!!! We have Andre Coleman with ServiceMaster Facilities Maintenance, Linda Wilson Of Dominion World Outreach Ministries, Tyler Ginn Of Premier Bank and others hosting tailgate tents. Don’t be a stranger. A lot of cool things going on! We appreciate your support. Regards, Grandon Gray
MSD Families: Choosing a school for your children is a very big decision. We sincerely appreciate your selection of our schools as the best option for your child’s future. Please take a moment to provide some information that will help us continue to provide the best services possible to you and your student. All responses are completely anonymous. Responses to anonymous surveys cannot be traced back to the respondent. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and your answers are appreciated. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/msdparentsurvey
Homecoming shirts are for sale until Wednesday, September 25. Order forms are coming home with elementary students on Tuesday. MJHS and MHS students can pick up a form from their offices. You can print a form by clicking on the following link. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x61ND69HXvSEl0CrzkK_nyQkZQif1D5EZaW6QpNGUnI/copy
Good afternoon Patriot Parents. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we resolved the plumbing issue at Marion’s Visual and Performing Arts Magnet. ALL campuses will be open tomorrow Monday, September 9th. See you all tomorrow and have a great Sunday afternoon.
As a result of plumbing issues- the MSD Visual and Performing Arts Magnet will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday September 6- for all students, faculty and staff. All other schools in the Marion School District will be OPEN. Thank you for your understanding.
If you "See Something, Say Something" by downloading our student protect app today on iPhone https://apps.apple.com/us/app/marion-school-studentprotect/id1476241248 or Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shieldStudentProtectMRN&hl=en_US
R.I.S.E. & Reading Horizons training taking place today. Mary Inman and Straley Owen are equipping MSD educators with the tools to make vast improvements in literacy across all MSD campuses. Patriots love reading! See training pics here --> https://photos.app.goo.gl/CMCsqYjhdV4BPeLG9
We, as many others, have been monitoring the social media post that has referenced the threat of possible school shootings on August 29th. Federal, state, county, and local law enforcement agencies, as well as our own MSD Campus Safety staff, are vigilantly monitoring the situation. At present the threat is believed to be nothing more than a hoax. Moreover, nothing in the post specified our school district or even districts within our region. Nonetheless, we will continue to monitor the situation and take prudent precautions to make certain that our students and staff remain safe. Please remember that you too can assist in keeping our campuses safe by simply reporting anything that you see or hear to any one of our local law enforcement agencies. We will continue to keep you updated as information merits. Thank you for your continued support, thoughts and prayers. #OnePatriotOneCommunity
Emily Hall, MHS School Improvement Specialist, has been charged with being the captain of TEAM PATRIOT for our Hometown Showdown Game Day Giveaway! Our goal is to raise up to $2500 for St. Jude while we celebrate our Patriots! Folks can use the link below or scan the QR code to donate in honor of a student, in honor of a cancer patient, or even to represent their MHS graduation year! http://events.stjude.org/TeamPatriot
Emily Hall, MHS School Improvement Specialist, has been charged with being the captain of TEAM PATRIOT for our Hometown Showdown Game Day Giveaway! Our goal is to raise up to $2500 for St. Jude while we celebrate our Patriots! Folks can use the link below to donate in honor of a student, in honor of a cancer patient, or even to represent their MHS graduation year!
Click the link and add money to your child's EZSchool Pay Account. https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx
All students that are not in compliance with required immunizations have until October 1st to receive their missing vaccines. Vaccines can be given by a physician of your choice, the Arkansas Department of Health (735-4334) or by appointment at our School Based Health Center (739-5137).
2020 MHS Sr Football Banner Presentation https://www.facebook.com/londa.caudlehamrick/media_set?set=a.10217533208074060&type=3
VERY IMPORTANT Marion Choir Parents Meeting Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:00 p.m. at the MPAC
Boys soccer tryout on August 20th after school from 3:30 to 5. Students should bring athletic clothes, cleats, water and shin guards and meet in the hot box.
Tryout Alert! Lady Patriot Soccer https://www.facebook.com/marionladypatriotsoccer/photos/a.1974786762622698/1991881117579929/?type=3&theater
Tomorrow is the first day of school. Click the link and add money to your child's EZSchool Pay Account. https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx
The deadline has been extended. Call Bartt Vaughn TODAY! Click the link for contact information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByP5Nlq2ZcFtZHd3bkFveE9iM3M3djdwRmJRUWFoM0p3NzhB/view?fbclid=IwAR3i5oQAsUbuo0-VobdO_QHKE4TgUE9pjtdRoAYXWyb5vNs2zMlmUgPwDx4
Marion School District is now accepting Free & Reduced lunch program. Click the links provided. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/419363/Public_release.pdf https://www.msd3.org/o/msd/page/food-services--302
If you ordered a FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL shirt, pick them up Wednesday 7/31 or Thursday 8/1 between 8 am - 3 pm, Mrs. McFarland's classroom in main building or during Open House 8/6 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. There are a few extra shirts, first come, first serve.