Winter Magic in the Gardens to feature MCS singers (12/3)

Posted on Dec. 01 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This weekend, singers from Marion elementaries and McCulloch Junior High will be spreading holiday cheer at a special event, Winter Magic in the Gardens of Matter Park.

Saturday, Dec. 3, will be a day full of fun at the Gardens!

Families and groups are invited to come help decorate trees at the Gardens. (Click here to register for your tree.) From noon to 4 p.m., participants can help make decorations from noon to 4 p.m. at the Garden House, and/or bring some of their own decorations for their tree. Decorations should be environmentally friendly and bird-friendly (think popcorn, acorns, berries, pinecones … ).

>> Then, at 6 p.m., a tree lighting ceremony is planned, and singers from Marion Community Schools will be caroling at that time.

After the tree lighting, you can explore the gardens and enjoy the decorated trees, as well as hot chocolate and a bonfire in the meadow area.

The public is invited to this free event. Come out and explore the Gardens and enjoy a performance by some of our talented young singers!

YOU'RE INVITED: Seasonal Stargazing at the MHS Planetarium

Posted on Nov. 28 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This holiday season, as carols tell of a special star that shone long ago, Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that explores the wonders of the night sky.

The public is invited to MHS for “Seasonal Stargazing: Winter and Season of Lights”. Showings will be as follows:
  • 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
  • 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. The show lasts about an hour.

Several of these shows precede or follow the Marion Community School of the Arts’ holiday ballet, The Nutcracker, which starts at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS. (Click here for Nutcracker ticket info.) This is a great opportunity for two special experiences with the family, right here in Marion!

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 58.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Holiday program schedule set! (12/9)

Posted on Nov. 22 2016 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News This article was originally posted Oct. 24

It's that time of year again when our calendars start filling up with holiday plans!

And because we know our school holiday programs can take some logistical work for parents and families to attend, we've set the schedule now, so you can make plans early!

All programs will be in the school gymnasium. Elementary programs will be on Friday, Dec. 9. Here's a look at the grade-by-grade schedule: 
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4th grade
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2nd grade
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3rd grade
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1st grade
  • 12:30 p.m. - kindergarten
Mark your calendars now, because we hope to see you here! 

Food drive

During our holiday programs we will be collecting non-perishable food for our Giant pantry! Favorites include mac and cheese, Rice-a-Roni, canned fruits and veggies, peanut butter and jelly. If you can give, it will help fill needs for local families! Please consider bringing a donation!

Little Giants Preschool program

The Little Giants Preschool program for Allen will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. We hope to see all of our preschool families here!