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Marion School District,
Home of the Patriots!


Marion School District will be using PCMI/willSub as our substitute staffing service for the 2015-2016 school year. YOU MUST APPLY WITH WILLSUB TO BE ABLE TO SUBSTITUTE FOR MSD. If you are interested in substitute teaching for our district, please see this attached letter.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Renee Bennett at 870-739-5100.
Notice: Before completing "Live Scan" background checks, you must follow the instructions below:
You may begin the Arkansas State Police and FBI criminal history background checks online by using electronic fingerprinting and online application.  Follow the instructions given on the Online Payments for ASP and FBI document.

A HUGE Congratulations goes out to all the

Marion High School Seniors who were recently

spotlighted during an Honors Assembly.
Click here for a list.
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Avondale Elementary's  1st Grade Students are honored for

various achievements during the school year.

We are so proud of our students!
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Marion Elementary School's Fun in the Sun
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It has to be near the end of the school year when students at MES proceed to get absolutely drenched!  

The students have competitions between classrooms, enjoy refreshments and have fun!

MJHS Honor Society Newest Inductees
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The Marion Junior High School chapter of the National Junior

Honor Society increased its ranks recently when 50 students

were inducted. Click here for more details.

Avondale Elementary School Students' Graduation is a Big Moment!

Kindergarten students at AES are getting their diplomas all week during graduation exercises.

Graduates wave to family and friends in the audience during their big walk.
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Marion Middle School

Teacher Melody Walker instructs her students about the Sultana tragedy.  To read the full story, click here.
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Janiya and Kaley show off the Sultana display outside their history classroom.

Marion Elementary School's Book Fair
MES Librarian Betsy Long makes change for Parker after he purchased a book while Mateo and Dqualyn check out the available titles during the school's book fair.
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Marion Elementary School's Students are Farm Bureau Winners
3rd grader Delaney and 2nd grader Billy each received $25 from Jennifer Wallace, Farm Bureau Women's chairperson, for their appreciation for these students entering the Farm Bureau ATV Safety Poster Contest.  The two students' posters have been sent to the state for judging.
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Avondale Elementary School Musical
1st grade students at AES presented "Circus, Circus" to celebrate their musical talents and the coming end of the school year. Between the clowns and wild circus animals, the youngsters put on a show that was great for children of all ages!
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For more pictures, please see our Photo Gallery on the left.

Marion Intermediate School Teacher Appreciation Lunch
It was anything but an ordinary lunch for staff at MIS to wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week.  Local BBQ guru Bart Vaughn cooked a lot of shoulders for the teachers' lunch. There was little left-overs afterwards!
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Marion High School HOSA Students Win at State Competition!

Congratulations, students and teachers!
For more on this story, click here.
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MHS HOSA students finishing in the top three at state competition are (from left) Kelly Yates,
Rayanna Martinez, Madison Mattingly, Makalie Ross, Katie Bailey, Heather Stroud and Dynastiee Lewis.

Marion Elementary School Celebrates Moms
More than 300 moms, grandmothers and aunts were on hand to celebrate Mother's Day with their child at MES. The women enjoyed refreshments and activities.
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Marion School District's Teacher of the Year
Marion School teachers recently voted on their choice for Teacher of the Year.  The district level Teacher of the Year comes from Marion Middle School this year.  Mr. Brian Haynes won this coveted award for 2015!  Please click here for more on this story. Congratulations to Mr. Haynes and all campus winners!!
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Marion High School students are awarded Esperanza Bonanza Scholarships
Seven MHS seniors are the recipients of scholarships worth $2,000 each from Esperanza Bonanza.  The scholars are (seated from left) Austin Rice and Cole Strayhorn.  Standing (from left) are Abbie Rawls, Taylor Johnson, Shyenne Hulse and Megan Barnes.  The students will receive half the amount for their first semester in college and the balance for the second semester if they maintain at least a 2.75 GPA.
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Marion Elementary School Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Teachers at MES were treated to lunch earlier this week in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week in the Marion School District.  Volunteers manned the classrooms while the teachers got a break to enjoy a tasty spread.
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Marion Intermediate School: Hansel and Gretel
Students at MIS were the first to see Opera Memphis's production of "Hansel and Gretel".  MIS music teacher, Barry Bates, who participated in the Lincoln Center Institute's workshop as part of Delta Arts' Educator Workshop, arranged for the performance. Two classes, Shelbi Cole's and Donna Dillahunty's were chosen to perform as gingerbread children and rehearsed with the performers for the debut in the finale of the opera.
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Marion High School Prom 2015-- "Midnight Masquerade"
Please see the Photo Gallery on the left for pictures.

Congratulations to Marion Middle School's Tonya Parham for being selected as a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator!
For more on this story, click here.
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Avondale Elementary School: Surprise--Daddy's Home!
Mackenzie Raymond jumps from her school desk and runs to her dad, Patrick Raymond, when he makes a surprise visit to her kindergarten class at AES.  Raymond is an Army specialist and has been stationed in South Korea for the past six months.  The family moved to the area and enrolled Mackenzie at AES in September before her dad was deployed in October. Mackenzie's mom, Allyson, and her siblings were also on hand for the reunion.
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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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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.

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.
2015-2016 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: Jun 16, 2015
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