***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!
9 months ago, Brian Brosnahan
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!
9 months ago, Marion Public School District
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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
9 months ago, Amanda Feilmeier
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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!
9 months ago, Brian Brosnahan
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!
9 months ago, Courtney Hentges
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.
9 months ago, Amanda Feilmeier
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.
9 months ago, Brian Brosnahan
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!
9 months ago, Brian Brosnahan
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Hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend! There is a special school board meeting tomorrow night at 6:00PM in the Marion School music room. Please check out the latest Marion Minute for more info/updates! The kids got a little involved as well, which was super fun!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ7CfoWHzm4
9 months ago, Brian Brosnahan
The Marion School District no longer uses PaySchools for online payments. The School now uses RevTrack. The RevTrack link is on the right side of the page by the pictures on the top of the page. You will need to create an account first. To make a lunch account payment you will need your family ID# which will be on your lunch statement, or you may call Amanda at 605-648-3615 ext.0 or email her at amanda.feilmeier@k12.sd.us for questions.
9 months ago, Amanda Feilmeier
Elizabeth P. in 9th grade was awarded "Lifter of the Summer". She attended 18 days of the summer lifting program during that time she improved her squat by 50 lbs. and her bench by 10 lbs. Elizabeth received a $25 Scheels gift card for her accomplishments. Great job Elizabeth.
10 months ago, Amanda Feilmeier
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Due to a scheduling conflict at West Central, the Bobcat soccer game scheduled for today has been canceled.
10 months ago, Derrick Lehr
Good afternoon, the Marion School will be updating its procedures on after-hours gym/weight room usage starting on Tuesday, September 5th. Please go to our school website, www.marion.k12.sd.us and find the "Facilities Use INFO" on the right side of the homepage, OR visit https://core-docs.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/2501/MPS/3473272/Facilities_Use_Agreement-Key_Fob.pdf to go directly to the letter and necessary document(s). If you have questions please feel free to reach out to Mr. Brosnahan at the school 605-648-3615 or email him at brian.brosnahan@k12.sd.us.
10 months ago, Brian Brosnahan
Augie Twilight Cross Country Meet Update- Due to the heat expected this Friday. Augustana has decided to adjust the start times and race distances for the JV races. The updated schedule is below: 6:40 PM – JV Girls 3K 7:10 PM – JV Boys 3K 7:40 PM – Varsity Girls 5K 8:10 PM – Varsity Boys 5K 8:40 PM – College Women 5K 9:10 PM – College Men 4 Mile
10 months ago, Derrick Lehr
Wanting to communicate - Tonight's volleyball game, in Marion, will not be live-streamed. We are unfortunately going through some internet upgrades and are unable to have the bandwidth necessary to have it pushed out to the public. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause but hope to have the issue resolved before our next home game. Thank you!
10 months ago, Brian Brosnahan
Below are the livestream links to watch the Lady Bearcats for the final day of the Hanson Earlybird Tournament. Hanson Earlybird VB Court A https://youtube.com/live/PlB3X5fTphI?feature=share Hanson Earlybird VB Court B Bracket https://youtube.com/live/7-5rHAt_W6U?feature=share Good luck Lady Bearcats!
10 months ago, Derrick Lehr
Good luck Lady Bearcats!
The Bobcat Soccer game scheduled for Thursday, August 24th at West Central has been postponed to August 31st due to the forecasted temperature. Soccer will not have practice on Thursday. They will practice on Friday from 4pm-6pm.
10 months ago, Derrick Lehr
Below are the livestream links for the volleyball matches at Hanson for this evening. Court A: https://www.youtube.com/live/4wbzZHQFXNQ?feature=share Court B: https://www.youtube.com/live/6ewLaL2tr1M?feature=share Good luck Bearcats!
10 months ago, Derrick Lehr
SOCCER SCHEDULE CHANGES: Tomorrow's game against West Central will be moved to Thursday at 5:00. Because of injury they will not have enough players for a JV game so it will only be a varsity game. Only the varsity roster will travel. We have scheduled a JV game that will follow our Varsity game at Dakota Valley this Saturday. All soccer players will travel on Saturday. Freeman Academy will pickup Marion players at 8:30 at the school.
10 months ago, Derrick Lehr
Couple of reminders: School starts Monday! - We can't wait to see everyone! We do have a shortened day and dismiss at 1:30 Monday. - The Phoenix football team takes on Burke tonight at 7:00PM in Freeman, hope to see you there cheering on our student-athletes! - The Booster Club is selling gear. Please check out their store if interested: https://printwithpress.com/collections/bearcats-phoenix - Special Board meeting on September 6th, at 6:00PM. Check out the Marion Minute below for more information specific to that meeting and its importance. - Gym is being re-roofed next week/week and a half. Please stay away from the NE corner of the building while they work (more info on the Marion Minute). Appreciate your help with this! - A 4th Marion Minute with some important information is linked here...Please take a look and stay updated! Have a great weekend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjUz-4jq25A
10 months ago, Brian Brosnahan