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MCS holiday cards - orders due 11/26

Posted on Nov. 20 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News It's that time of year again: The Marion Community Schools annual holiday cards are now available to order!

The artwork featured on the three cards was created by Marion Community Schools students, and the cards themselves will be printed by Marion Regional Career Center's print shop.

If your family, organization, or business is looking for a holiday card with a local flair — and a local impact — make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to get your order in for these special cards! 

Each set of 20 cards and envelopes is $6.25. Proceeds from the sale of these cards go to help MCS students in need. We hope you'll consider purchasing. It's an easy way to brighten someone's day and make a real difference in our community!

Orders are due by Monday, Nov. 26. Please return your completed order form, along with check or cash, to Patty Barney or Amy Clark in the district office at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. Our office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (NOTE: The office will be closed for Thanksgiving Break on Nov. 22 and 23.)

Those who order will be notified when cards are available for pickup in early December.  

Marion Community Schools thanks all the young artists whose were chosen as finalists for the 2017 cards, and their art teachers, Tashema Davis, Andrew Luttrull, and Hannah Fox.

Winning artists:
  • Jazzmyne Nuncio, third grade, Allen Elementary
  • Shaylee Vermilion, eighth grade, McCulloch Junior High School
  • Sarah Ault, 12th, Marion High School
  • Kaelynn Ellis, third grade, Allen
  • Halo Riddle, second grade, Allen
  • Aliya Cruz, fourth grade, Riverview
  • Cora Topping, third grade, Riverview
  • Nevaeh Copeland, fifth grade, Justice
  • Andrew Hancock, sixth grade, Justice
  • Rebecca Harris, sixth grade, Justice
  • Emily Wilkes, fifth grade, Justice
  • Deissy Gunyon, seventh grade, McCulloch
  • Elijah Maki, seventh grade, McCulloch
  • Adolfo Marin, eighth grade, McCulloch

Grissom Base visit gives MRCC students ‘exhilarating experience’

Posted on Nov. 16 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News When students in the aviation operations class at Marion Regional Career Center went down to Indianapolis last month for the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Aerospace and Defense breakfast, little did they realize the additional opportunity that would come their way. A month later, students were sitting in the cockpit of the KC-135 full motion simulator at Grissom Air Reserve Base, in full control of flying (virtually) in the Hawaiian Islands.

Grissom Air Base is home to the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 434th Air Refueling Wing, which specializes in mid-air refueling. The simulator helps them with training. The aviation operations class visited the base on Nov. 13.

Marion Regional Career Center aviation operations students Emma Jacobs, Landon Bouslog, and Nick Lee pause for a photo while inside the KC-135 full motion simulator at Grissom Air Reserve Base on Nov. 13, 2018.

The KC-135 full motion simulator at Grissom Air Reserve Base looks nothing like an airplane from the outside, but inside, the flight simulator allows members of the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 434th Air Refueling Wing to train for the challenging task of mid-air refueling. 

“Going to Grissom allowed me to broaden my horizon on job opportunities in aviation,” said Emma Jacobs, a student in MRCC’s aviation operations class “Being able to fly as the boom operator and be captain in a KC-135 simulator was a great experience. I loved learning about the operations and steps it takes to preform those tasks.”

Aviation is one of the hottest career fields for high school students, with an estimated need for 637,000 commercial aircraft pilots and 648,000 technicians in the coming years, according to a recent Boeing jobs outlook report. This does not include the air traffic control, dispatchers and other related careers.

“Providing our high school students with opportunities to be part of a high demand, high wage job market is exciting!” said Scott Simpson, who teaches the aviation operations class. “When I talk with teachers and other professionals and explain what we are doing at Marion Regional Career Center, they are amazed and almost in disbelief that a high school career center is offering this type of curriculum to students.”

Nick Lee, another member of the class, summarized the visit this way: “Going to Grissom Air Force Base was something that I will never forget. This was an exhilarating experience that I will keep with me forever.”

Order your Giant Bistro pumpkin roll today!

Posted on Nov. 09 2018 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News
Marion Regional Career Center's Culinary Arts students have a special offer for you for the holidays: pumpkin roll!

Order this special treat for your holiday gathering or any special meal!

Cost is $7 each.

>> Order deadline is Nov. 16. 

Call 667-6254 to place your order or stop by the Giant Bistro 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

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Stop by the Marion Regional Career Center office at Marion High School 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All items will be available for pickup at the Giant Bistro, 2201 S. Western Ave., from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.

MRCC Dual Credit

Dual Credit at Marion Regional Career Center

What is dual credit?
Dual credit is the term given to courses in which high school students have the opportunity to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. Dual credit courses are taught by high school faculty, adjunct college faculty or college faculty either at the high school, at the college or university, or sometimes through online courses or distance education. Dual credit is offered by both state and independent (private, regionally accredited) colleges and universities.

What MRCC classes offer dual credit?
All of them! MRCC offers 35+ hours of college credit through Ivy Tech and Vincennes University dual credit agreements.

How do I sign up?
Ivy Tech: Students completed online applications at the beginning of the school year and have been fulfilling requirements all year.
Vincennes: Teachers  passed out paper applications in class at the beginning of the school year.

Have more questions?
Ask your teacher or contact the MRCC office at 664-9051.

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