As students and teachers wrapped up their last day before Thanksgiving and administrators pondered testing and staff development schedules, schools throughout Marion City School District paused to give thanks on Tuesday.
Benjamin Harrison Elementary, an elementary school in the Marion City School District, is giving students a taste of the farm life. Students celebrated the opening of the Harrison Hatchery, which is now the home of chickens Midnight, Chica, Penny and Lulu. Teachers Leeann Teynor and Janeen Heilman are hopeful that the project gives birth to an opportunity for students to learn about agriculture.
Past high school classes are joining in the effort to raise money for Harding Stadium renovations. The Harding High School Class of 1979 is working to raise at least $1,000 to achieve Red and Black status for the campaign dedicated to raising money for renovations. The renovations will include a synthetic turf system.