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Marion School District,
Home of the Patriots!

Marion School District School Choice Announcement
Marion School District participates in the Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2015.  The Act allows parents to apply for admission for their child to attend a school in any district beyond the one in which the parent resides.  Parents residing outside the Marion School District who desire to send their child to the Marion School District beginning with the 2015-16 school year may obtain an application by clicking here or by picking up an application at the superintendent's office located at 200 Manor Street, Marion.  The deadline for the application to be submitted to the superintendent's office is May 1, 2015.  For more information, you may contact Don Johnston, Superintendent of Schools, by calling 870-739-5100.  

Avondale Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration will begin Monday, May 4th and will continue through Friday, May 29th at Avondale Elementary School, 1402 Crestmere, West Memphis, AR. Registration hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Your child must be 5 years of age before August 1, 2015, to register.  Proof of residence in the Marion School District is required (see below).

To register a child entering kindergarten you will need ALL of the following five things.
(1)  Proof of child’s age (birth certificate or hospital record).   
(2) Up-to-date shot record.  Child must have:
         4 DTP (one after fourth birthday
         3 polio (one after the fourth birthday)
        2 MMR
        3 Hepatitis B (one after 6 months)
         2 Varicella shots (even if child has had chicken pox).
         1 Hepatitis A
         (3)  Social security card
 (4) Proof of residence in the Marion School District (Current electric, gas, or water bill, rent receipt or mortgage coupon.)  
(5) Physical by a doctor within last two years. (East Arkansas Family Health Center at 208 Thompson in West Memphis will do school physicals.)
ALL of the above items MUST be presented at time of registration.

Marion High School and Marion Junior High School Students at the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics Competition 2015
Trophies added up for MHS and MJHS math whizzes following the recent ACTM Regional Math competition!
Congratulations to all these students and teachers!!!
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Student's Name
Jackson English
First Place
Algebra I
Dana Barlow
Wes Barrett
Second Place
Algebra I
Dana Barlow
Alexis Keathley
Honorable Mention
Algebra I
Dana Barlow
Morgan Whited
Honorable Mention
Algebra I
Dana Barlow
Clare Bunn
First Place
Dana Jones
Dustin Raper
First Place
Algebra II
Tracy Long
Asa Dillahunty
Second Place
Algebra II
Tracy Long
Benjamin Baser
Third Place
Algebra II
Tracy Long
Morgan Masengale
Honorable Mention
Algebra II
Tracy Long
Christopher O'Neal
Honorable Mention
Algebra II
Tracy Long
Mariah Odom
Honorable Mention
Algebra II
Tracy Long
Joshua Harris
Honorable Mention
Algebra II
Tracy Long
Kwame Williams
Honorable Mention
Algebra II
Tracy Long
Sarah Nixon
Second Place
Tracy Long
Kelly Yates
Third Place
Tracy Long
Oshey Hardy
Honorable Mention
Tracy Long
Rayanna Martinez
Honorable Mention
Tracy Long

Marion Intermediate School's Good Behavior Celebration
Students who exhibited good behavior during the nine-week grading period at MIS were rewarded with a luau themed party, including music, snacks and limbo.
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For more pictures, please see the Photo Gallery at the left.

Marion Middle School Duke TIP
Nine 7th graders at MMS who participated in the Duke University Talent Identification Program scored well enough to be recognized for their academic skills.  They are (front row from left) Clancey Pearcy, Mackenzie Woods, Gretta Holloway and Jason Lay.  On the back row are Josie White, Hartley Reece, Payton Holmes, Gunner Sewell and Reid Bunn.  Five of the students scored high enough on the test to receive State Recognition:  Reid Bunn, Jason Lay, Clancey Pearcy, Hartley Reece and Josie White.  The Duke TIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented students.  Duke TIP works with students, their families and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage and help students reach their highest potential.  This is the 35th year for the program where seventh graders are invited to take the ACT or the SAT college entrance exams.
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Marion Elementary School's 3rd Grade Music Program
3rd grade students at MES wrapped their annual musical program, "Broadway Beat", with a rendition of "We Go Together".   The show was held in the gymnasium for a packed house.
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Avondale Elementary School Preview Night
To help make the transition to kindergarten or first grade, the faculty at AES held the first annual Preview Night.  Open to parents and students, those who attended cycled through four different stations to get a glimpse of what classroom activities students will be involved with during the upcoming school year.
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Please see the Photo Gallery at the left for more pictures.

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 High School Chorus Award--Superior Ratings
The MHS Mixed Choir is shown with the plaque they were awarded from the Choral Performance Assessment after the group received three Division 1 Superior ratings from the concert judges and also where they received a Division 1 Superior rating in the sight reading room.  With these ratings they will compete next at the Arkansas State Choir Festival in April.
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Parent Nights and CAP
Between Career Action Planning (CAP) and Parent/Teacher Conferences, MSD parking lots were crowded!
Parents at Avondale pulled double duty while baby sitting and visiting teachers.
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 Others waited patiently for time with their child's teacher.
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 Parents also picked up report cards and visited with teachers at Marion Intermediate School.
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Meetings were a little more complicated at Marion Junior High and Senior High Schools as students and parents planned academic schedules with emphasis on career paths.  A mother and father review their son's class options with a counselor at MJHS.  The line was long at the MSCC table during the CAP conference.
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 Parents and students are serious about their future plans.
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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 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

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.
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: Apr 24, 2015
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