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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News On Friday, a group of Allen Elementary students, staff, and families went caroling at two local health care centers. 


This group spread holiday cheer and spirit with others and put big smiles on lots of faces! They visited Colonial Oaks Health and Rehab Center and Wesleyan Health Care Center. 

We are proud of this group for showing GIANT kindness and care for the elderly in our community!



Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Music Department's Holiday Extravaganza concert has been rescheduled!

This special concert guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! The show will go on at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Walton Performing Arts Center at MHS.  

The public is invited, and admission is free. Come out and enjoy some choral and instrumental music by our talented young musicians!

(This show was originally set for Sunday, Dec. 11, but was rescheduled due to bad weather and poor road conditions on Sunday.)
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion High School Music Department's Holiday Extravaganza concert that had been scheduled for this afternoon at the Walton Center is, unfortunately, canceled due to current road conditions and the forecast for the day.

Student safety is our top priority. We will look at the calendar to see if we can reschedule the concert.

Please share this information with anyone you know who was planning to attend this concert.

Thanks!
Posted: 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!

Posted: 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.