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Welcome to
Marion School District,
Home of the Patriots!

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Avondale Elementary Book Fair
Students at AES took advantage of this week's Book Fair to find just the right reading material.
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Marion Junior High School Goes Red!
In February, MJHS student participated  in the annual "Go Red for Women's Heart Health" day.  The National Junior Honor Society sponsored the campaign and over 200 students showed their support by wearing red that day.
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Congratulations to our National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society Inductees!!
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For more information, please see the NHS and NSHS link on the left of this page.

Marion Intermediate School's Giant Map
Carol Acuff, a science and social studies teacher at MIS, learned of a unique teaching aid while reading an article about National Geographic.  A giant traveling map of North America could make a stop at MIS! This traveling map came with lots of activities to help our students learn geography.  The students could "travel" around the continent from Alaska to the Panama Canal and from Iceland to Baja.  Students could "become" physical features on the map, go on a westward journey to track population growth, and play other active learning games while learning physical and political features. All social studies classes were invited to  participate during the map's stay in Marion.
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Marion Intermediate School's Book Fair
Tavius Callicut wasted no time to start reading his new book after purchasing it during MIS's Parent Night of the week long annual Book Fair.
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A lot of parents made the trip to school, including Sheree Love who purchased numerous books for her son, Darrion from MIS Librarian Misty Burt.
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Marion Intermediate School's Jump Rope for Heart
Students at MIS got their annual jumping and dancing routine underway during the Jump Rope for Heart Campaign.  Every year students at MIS take the effort to heart and spend two days jumping rope or just dancing for fun during the fundraiser for the American Heart Association.  Several times during the last few years, MIS students have set records for the state by raising the most money for AHA.  Totals and top fundraiser should be announced shortly. In the meantime, CONGRATULATIONS to all participants!!!!
Please see the Photo Gallery on the left for more pictures.
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Marion High School's FBLA will be going to State Conference April 13th & 14th in Little Rock.
Congratulations to all our 12 students who placed in 9 events and will now compete at the next level!
We are so proud of each of you!!

Spring Conference winners who will advance to State:

FBLA  Event
Accounting I             
Keyshawn Gray
Accounting II  
Alexus Clark
Austin Cates
Banking and Financial Systems  
Regan Johnston,  Madison Mattingly, Lexa Blake
Business Calculations
Michelle Long
Cyber Security
Ashley Scaife
Bonn Belingon
Public Speaking II    
Sakshi Sata
Social Media Campaign
Lindsey Dougherty, Erin Bradley, Taylor Johnson

The Heart of the Matter--So Cute!!
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Please see the Photo Gallery on the left for more Valentine Day pictures from Avondale and Marion Elementary.

Marion Intermediate School Happy Hearts
A tasty donut, some chocolate milk or coffee and some time with a youngster--what more need be said?  Officials at MIS hosted the annual Happy Hearts Day, a small celebration before Valentine's Day to give moms, grandmothers, aunts and other influential female figures a change to enjoy an early morning treat with their students.  Along with the treats, students could have their photos with their "guests" before returning to class.  
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For more pictures, please see our Photo Gallery.

Marion Intermediate School Celebrates Good Behavior
Students at MIS were rewarded during an assembly with prizes and games for positive behavior during the 2nd nine weeks. Students may earn tickets for prize drawings from their teachers either as a class or individually.  After a game of "football" between the Patriots and the Seahawks (The Pats won), the drawing for a lot of very nice prizes was held.
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Marion Elementary School's Red Cross Donation
To show their appreciation to the Red Cross for bringing its fire safety "house" to the school, students at MES gave the charitable organization a financial boost.  Each class collected change, and in just two weeks, the youngsters raised $2,400 for the American Red Cross.  Holding the check are Red Cross representatives Gail Milnor (center left) and Ted Parrish.
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Marion School District Celebrates 100 Days of School
Students and teachers at Avondale and Marion Elementary Schools celebrated 100 Days of School with plenty of activities and a lot of dressing up as centenarians.  Teachers used numerous aids to get youngsters to count to 100, including lollipops and Cheerios.  Also, to signify the day, students made t-shirts and hats with the standard "100" displayed on them.  Needless to say, judging from some of the outfits, many parents and more than a few teachers went to some length to dress accordingly. For more pictures, please see our Photo Gallery on your left.
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Marion Middle School's Parkin Archeological Visitor
Students at MMS got up-close and personal with prehistoric Native American artifacts from the Parkin Archeological State Park.  Park Interpreter Mel Harvey brought several items to show the students how the Mississippian Indians lived and survived by living off the land.  Students were given the opportunity to closely examine the artifacts and to determine how each could be used.  A turtle shell, a simple rock, a rabbit skin and a deer antler were just some of the artifacts the youngsters discovered were useful tools for the Indians.
Please see the Photo Gallery for more pictures.
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**Please check out our new and improved Athletics website to keep up to date on all things Patriot!  The link is on the left of this page.**

Marion Football Parking Announcement

Due to construction at Marion High School, parking for football has been limited to one of three areas: 1) in the Seniors' parking lot west of the MHS cafeteria, 2) on the east side of the visiting bleachers on the grassy field, or 3) in the Patriot Arena parking lot.  Patriot fans who park east of the visitors' bleachers will need to use the new sidewalk located south of the football field behind the concession stand and follow that to the ticket booth on the home side.  Patriot fans who park in the arena parking lot will need to walk across to the gravel road that runs parellel to the baseball field and follow it to the sidewalk that leads to the home ticket booth. (Chuck Livingston, The Evening Times) See directions for parking and access to the stadium below. You may double click the map to enlarge it.
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Here is a bird's eye view of what our new MSD Performing Arts Center and Stadium will look like when it is completed in July, 2015.
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MSD performing Arts Center
Students in the performing arts programs at Marion will soon have a proper facility to highlight their talents and the work it took to get them to that point when the Marion Performing Arts Center (MPAC) opens next school year.
School officials expect MPAC to be completed by July, 2015.

A workman cuts a concrete drain before it goes into the ground.
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A lot of dirt has to be moved at the site of the Marion Performing Arts Center.
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Home Acccess Center available for all Parents and Guardians
Parents and students on all campuses of Marion School District are able to access
student grades and attendance information. Please see each campus's website for directions on how that campus will handle sharing this information with you. (Each campus's website can be found under Our Schools above.)
For more information, please see the Home Access Center FAQs.  You can find this document,  as well as a direct link to the login page of Home Access Center under the Parents tab above.
Be sure to choose Marion School District as your district before you put in your username and password.

Architectural Design Recognized
Marion Junior High School was one of several schools recognized in the yearly issue of American School and University Magazine. Each year, the magazine highlights public facilities for the quality of its design. MJHS was one of six schools in the middle school division to receive the honor. MJHS Principal Elmer West (left) holds the magazine while MSD Deputy Superintendent Jeff Altemus shows off the plaque presented to the district. MJHS, the largest of the six schools at 197,000 square feet, was the least expensive build and has the most space to student ratio of the six schools honored. Other schools in the division are in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and two in Ohio.
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Gov. Beebe designated January as School Board Recognition Month, and the MSD administration acknowledged our board during Thursday's regular monthly meeting. Board members are (seated, from left) Reverend Jeffrey Richardson and Steve Sutton with 22 years of service each. Jan Thomas has the longest tenure with 33 years and has been our president since 1985.  Darylee Arms has served for 19 years.  Standing, Bart Turner has 12 years of service, and Daryel Jackson has 3 years.  Not pictured is Brian Proffitt who has served as a board member for 11 years.  Thank you all very much!

Welcome to Marion School District


Home to 4,183 students in grades PK-12 located on 6 campuses.
Avondale Elementary:
Marion Elementary:
Marion Intermediate:    
Marion Middle:
Marion Junior High:
Marion High School:

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Marion School District to provide our students with a program of instruction so that they will acquire the academic, social, and decision-making skills needed to become productive citizens in our rapidly changing technological world.  
We recognize individual differences in students and believe that all children can learn.  We strive to meet their needs and interests by offering a balanced curriculum and creating an atmosphere conducive to learning.

School Colors: Red, White & Blue
Mascot: Patriot

Important Dates
Academic Calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year

August 6 - 14

Professional Development  (7 days)
August 17
First Day for Students (1st semester)
September 7
Labor Day Holiday
October 14
End First Quarter (42 days)
October 22
Parent/Teacher Conference
October 23
Professional Development
November 23 - 27
Thanksgiving Holiday
December 18
End Second Quarter (41 days)
December 19 – January  3
Christmas Holiday (Faculty & Staff)
December 19 – January 4
Christmas Holiday (Students)
January 4

January 5
Professional Development

1st Day for Students (2nd Semester)
January 18
Martin Luther King Holiday
February 15
Presidents’ Day Holiday
March 15
End Third Quarter (49 days)
March 17
Parent/Teacher Conference
March 21 - 25
Spring Break/Good Friday
May 25
End Fourth Quarter (46 days)
May 26
Professional Development

May 26, 27 & 31 - June 1,2

Inclement Weather - Make Up Days

*If any make up days are used, professional development will be the day after last student day.

Staff e-mail
Faculty and staff who are away from your regular FirstClass computer may log-in to your email account from the following link.  Off Campus email

Faculty and staff as always may download FirstClass to their home computer using the client download link provided below.

Contact Information
Marion School District Admin Office
200 Manor Street
Marion, AR 72364
PHONE: 870-739-5100
FAX: 870-739-5156
Click here for district contact information
This Year's Academic Calendar
Click the link below to access the Academic Calendar for the current school year.
2014-2015 Academic Calendar
Peanut Free Zone
If you are asked by your child's teacher to send snacks or candies to school for a classroom party, please remember that we will not accept any food item that contains or may contain peanuts/nuts.
Check the link below for a safe food list of Peanut Free candy
Peanut Free Candy
Last Modified: Mar 17, 2015
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