The Freeman Academy Bobcats soccer team has reached the playoffs. They will take on the Belle Fourche Broncs. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd. Due to the weather forecast, the game has been postponed to Thursday, October 5th starting at 4:30 at Freeman Academy. There will be a concession stand serving grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and brats.
7:30PM Tonight - Homecoming Coronation in the Old Gym. Students will perform in a lip-sync battle and Marion's King and Queen will be crowned! Hope you can make it! #HOCO23
Today was the first day of adopt a grandparent for the 4th grade class since COVID. The 4th graders painted pumpkins with the residents of the Tieszen Memorial home.
Homecoming weeks dress-up days!
Marion FCCLA will host its 7th Annual Pink Night, “Battle Cancer,” at our home game versus Viborg-Hurley on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. We aim to fill the stands with Volleyball fans dressed in “pink.” Both teams will wear “pink” warm-up shirts; extra t-shirts and breast cancer merchandise will be available at the game. The shirt price is $20 for all shirt sizes. Please follow the link below to order your shirt! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnNjV_9sGD2z2ULr0Dza5djaUyjy3e1bUCj-HwCa4tBRm8Rg/viewform?usp=sharing
Here are the Marion School District Homecoming King and Queen court for 2023. Bottom row left to right, Sarah Cremer, Hadley Luke, Alexa Gortmaker. 2nd row left to right Riley Smith, Isabelle McConniel. 3rd row left to right Jeydon Olson, Blake Rumelhart, Harley Crooks. 4th row left to right Walter Flemming, Yanaton Lopez. Coronation is on Monday October 2nd at 730 pm in the Old gym. Come cheer on the High School classes in the Lip Sync battle and see who will be crowned King and Queen! Go Bears!
The Marion strength program is putting on a fundraiser to improve our weight room. Tickets will be sold at the Main Office or through Mr. VonBerge for $5 a piece or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets will also be sold at the Homecoming game on October 6th. Tickets will be sold until the drawing which will be after the first quarter of the game. The winner will be announced over the sound system. The winner of the drawing will have a chance to sit on the end zone on couches with pop, chips, and sandwiches provided. Thank you for your support - Mr. VonBerge
Homecoming week is October 2nd- October 6th, 2023. Coronation will be on Monday October 2nd at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Gym. The Homecoming Football game is October 6th in Marion against Corsica- Stickney at 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme is “Movies”. Parade line up starts at 10:45 a.m. at the Tieszen Memorial Home, the parade will start at 11:00 a.m. The route will start at The Tieszen Home, down Broadway Ave, and will stop at the school. The Elementary will walk from the Tieszen Home and will stop on the sidewalk by the Kindergarten doors, so they can watch the rest of the parade. If you would like to have a float in the parade please contact Denise Pekron at 605-648-3615 ext. 1. Following the parade, there will be a Pep-Rally in the New Gym. The Pep-Rally will be open to the public; school will be dismissed after the Pep-Rally busses will run at 12:30 p.m. Any questions please contact the school at 648-3615. The weeks dress up days Monday October 2nd Western vs. City Tuesday October 3rd America Wednesday October 4th Career Day Thursday October 5th Movie Character/ Celebrity Day Friday October 6th Spirit Wear
There be no soccer practice after school today. Varsity Soccer will play tomorrow starting at 4 pm at Freeman Academy. Good luck!
Due to the recent rains and forecast for Saturday, the Platte-Geddes Invitational cross country meet that was to be held at Dakota Trails Golf Course east of Corsica has been canceled. The meet will not be rescheduled.
Phoenix Football Game Update: Due to the chance for severe weather tomorrow, the football game at Colome will be played at 4:00 pm. Player bus leaving Marion at 11:10 a.m. Good luck Phoenix!
The Sophomore Class is having a blast making infomercials for Speech Class. Their task? Convince their audience to buy a $100 pen using charisma, humor, and the three appeals of rhetoric -- ethos, logos, and pathos -- all key elements of successful public speaking.
***Reminder*** The Marion School has an early dismissal (1:30) tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 21st as conferences are being held from 2:30 - 8:00PM. Parents/guardians, elementary conferences are held in their respective classrooms, while middle and high school teachers can be met with in the main gym. We will be serving staff a meal between 4:00 and 4:30 so we do ask for your patience if you come during those times. Finally, If you are a parent of a Title I student (those students who work with Mrs. Wieman), she and I would like to invite you to learn more about our Title I program and answer any questions that you might have. This presentation is scheduled for 5:30PM in her classroom. Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!
The second graders started their "Material Magic" unit in science today. They pretended to be stranded on an island and had to use the materials found on the boat from the remains of their lunch to design a hat. They were very creative!
The Marion Student Council will be hosting HAT day tomorrow. Please have your student pay $1 to the MAIN Office in the morning. All money raised will go towards coronation. Marion FCCLA will host its 7th Annual Pink Night, “Battle Cancer,” at our home game versus Viborg-Hurley on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. We aim to fill the stands with Volleyball fans dressed in “pink.” Both teams will wear “pink” warm-up shirts; extra t-shirts and breast cancer merchandise will be available at the game. The shirt price is $20 for all shirt sizes. Please follow the link below to order your shirt! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfnNjV_9sGD2z2ULr0Dza5djaUyjy3e1bUCj-HwCa4tBRm8Rg/viewform?usp=sharing
Just a few things to communicate: 1. Tomorrow is our first Friday help-day. Teachers are communicating with students/families and working out rosters for the morning. 2. It's crazy to think that we're talking about mid-term/conferences already, but we are. Mid-term is the 20th (first grade checkup for eligibility) and conferences are on the 21st. starting at 1:30. 3. If you are a parent of a Title I student (those working with Mrs. Wieman), she and I would like to invite you to learn more about our Title I program and answer any questions that you might have. That meeting will be on Thursday evening, Sept. 21st at 5:30PM in her classroom. We would love to see you there! 4. Co-Op Architect Master Planning - Please watch our Sept. 6 board meeting which is where Marion's board heard Co-Op's presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0qAgPUNsOo&t=2222s. At our last board meeting on Monday evening, September 11, the board unanimously voted to move forward with phases one and two of the Master Plan recommendations. I am working with Co-Op Architects to set up two (at least two) public meetings to keep the community informed on the specifics of the project and further outline its scope and hopefully receive input and support for moving forward. There will be more to come on this and we'll keep you afloat of things as we get more info. Thanks everyone and have a great weekend!
The music department is in need! Does anyone have any 5 gallon buckets they can part with? Our 6th grade students have been working on rhythms to do a unit on bucket drumming and would love if anyone has any extra that they wouldn't mind sharing! Buckets do not have to be brand new, but clean enough to be brought into the classroom and utilized upside down to drum on. Thank you in advance and please reach out to Courtney.Hentges@k12.sd.us with any questions!
Good afternoon, The Marion Student Council has been busy picking a homecoming theme and dress up days. Homecoming is October 2nd- October 6th. Our homecoming parade theme is MOVIES. Dress up days are 10/2- Western Vs. City 10/3- America 10/4- Career Day 10/5-Movie Character/ Celebrity 10/6- Spirit Wear. If you would like a spot in the Marion School Homecoming Parade please contact Denise Pekron at 605-648-3615 ext.1.
Last Wednesday's board meeting is uploaded to our school's YouTube page. To view the presentation by COOP Architects please click the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0qAgPUNsOo&t=3s. ***UPDATE/CHANGE - Next Monday's Jr. High Football game will be in Freeman. Marion's Jr. High Game is scheduled for October 9th, at 7:00PM (under the lights!!!). Lady Bearcat volleyball will be in action tomorrow night (Marion)...7th/8th will start at 4:00...5th/6th - 5:00...JV at 6:15 with varsity to follow. Cross Country - They race in Freeman (golf course) on Wednesday!!! This event will be at 1:00PM and it would be fantastic if you could swing by to support them! Volleyball triangular (varsity only) will be at Feeman Academy starting at 5:00 on Thursday. Friday's football game is Freeman's Homecoming. Also will be senior night and parent recognition. Parents are asked to be there by 6:35PM (free attendance for parents). If you have a Key Fob not being used, we would appreciate if you could please return it to the school. If you would like to be a supervisor/volunteer for after-hours activities, please see the new information pertaining to that. Please also be advised that if you child(ren) want to participate, we do need paperwork for them as well: https://core-docs.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/2501/MPS/3473272/Facilities_Use_Agreement-Key_Fob.pdf.
Good afternoon, as a reminder, there will be a special school board meeting tonight at 6:00PM in the music room. To be fully transparent, our board agenda (see attached) has COOP Architects presenting their master planning recommendations to the school board (for the first time). Tonight's meeting is open to the public/community, but IS NOT a public meeting to outline or propose any "next steps" for building or building updates. In working with COOP Architects, we have been working soley in a committee setting (two of our school board members, Jared and Jennifer, being part of that committee)...Tonight will be the first time that the entire Marion School Board will hear the the architect's professional opinion on possibilities for school/building improvement. The Marion School Board will further discuss these findings/recommendations at Monday evening's regularily scheduled board meeting with plans to set up larger-scale public meetings to inform/obtain input/answer questions/present a vision for the community to hopefully support. We don't want this to hinder your attendance if you were planning to come, yet, wanted to make sure that there wasn't any confusion on the meeting's overall purpose. If you have further questions, please call Mr. Brian Brosnahan at the school, 605-648-3615 or on his cell at 605-376-1909. Thank you!