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Marathon High School News
Homecoming 2015
Spirit Week 
Monday, October 12 
Maui Luau
Tuesday, October 13 
Toga Tuesday
Wednesday, October 14
Where in the World?
Thursday, October 15
 Tacky Tourist
Friday, October 16 
MHS Spirit Day
Homecoming Parade 1:00 PM
Homecoming Game - 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 17
Homecoming Dance - 8 PM - Midnight

Hispanic Heritage Day
  • ELL and Spanish committee invites all students and staff to celebrate: Hispanic Heritage Day""
  • Come and enjoy songs, dances and expositions from the Hispanic cultures.
  • Bring your flags, t-shirts or jerseys from your favorite Latin American countries or Latin American soccer teams.
  • When and where:  October 30, 2015, during 7th period at the gym

Cross Country News

Congratulations to the Marathon High School Boys' Cross Country Team for breaking the school's team average record with a 19:24, and hats off to Joel Zaila for breaking the MHS Boys' individual time record with a 18:18.  Way to go, Dolphins!!

Photo credit:  Jeff Adams,

Science Fair Informational Meeting

Sixth Grade Parents & Guardians,

Watch Out, There's a Science Fair About

What is the Science Fair?
Find out everything you need to know to help (and not help) your child succeed in creating a great Science Fair project. (A Spanish speaking interpreter will be available.)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Marathon Middle School
Ms. Skaggs’ Room 4106

Free PSAT/SAT Practice from Khan Academy

KHAN Academy is offering free test prep for the new SAT (which launches in March 2016), as well as personalized practice for the PSAT.  The next test date for the PSAT is October 14, and it will be following the new SAT format.  Juniors competing for the National Merit Scholarships on the PSAT on October 14 are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the new format.

Visit or click here to view their informational flyer.
Michelle Franck Recognized as Volunteer of the Year

Pictured:  John Dick, Chairman Monroe County School Board, Michelle Franck, Volunteer of the Year, Mark Porter, Superintendent and Theresa Axford, Executive Director Teaching and Learning
The Monroe County School Board recognized Marathon parent Michelle Franck for her outstanding volunteering at the Marathon High School as Volunteer of the Year.  Michelle participates as a volunteer in Homecoming Festivities, does a daily e-mail communication to staff and students, chaperones dances, attends SAC meetings, seeks donations for Teacher Appreciation Week - the list goes on and on.  Superintendent Porter also recognized Michelle for her significant contribution to the Strategic Planning Committee.  Mrs. ​Axford praised Michelle's efforts and noted that it's difficult to put a price tag on the work, but there is a way of equating volunteerism with a hourly amount and Michelle's' contributions though priceless in their impact would represent at $15,000 contribution to the school.
Community Resource Brings Enrichment to Students in Marathon

Marine Science students Richie Wells, left, and Steven Poole examine information about early civilizations in the Americas prior to the voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492. ​  Photo courtesy of Kathy Lancaster.

A popular community resource has returned to the Marathon Middle High School Library in the form of a traveling museum co-sponsored by Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and the Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources. This year's theme, Spanish Colonialism: Sailing into a New World, highlights Spain's colonialization of what is now North, Central, and South America spanning 350 years following Christopher Columbus’ voyage in 1492. Through a self-guided display of eight pop-up panels, the exhibit traces Spain's role in oceanic navigation, the establishment of trade routes, exploration and territorial expansion, and commerce and culture in the New World, including the treasures of the Atocha lost at sea after departing Cuba for Spain in 1622.
Teachers have been pleased with the varied ways that the exhibit provides a direct link with their curriculum. Marine Science teacher Tom Hayes said, "The latitude and longitude component of the exhibit fit perfectly with our discussions related to the history of oceanography. It provided a real-world example for the students of how technologies, such as the concept of latitude and longitude, discovered by the ancient Greeks still impact our lives today."
"In addition," Hayes noted, "the exhibit demonstrates how a technology is continuously refined as new discoveries and technologies are introduced. In our situation, it allowed the students to utilize modern software technologies to identify and locate important cities from the Spanish Colonial Era. This enhanced the exhibit because it allowed the students to bring the exhibit to life in their minds and realize that they live in an area that was greatly influenced by the salvaging of the Atocha."
The exhibit will be on display in the school library for the month of September and will serve as a centerpiece to plans for Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15. For more information contact Dr. Kathy Lancaster, librarian and information specialist, at 305-289-2480 ex. 55364.

Important Deadlines for Students
*************Attention Seniors**********
Application Deadline for Florida State University early decision is October 15
Application Deadline for University of Florida is November 1
University of Central Florida guarantees admission to seniors in the top 10% of their graduating class- rolling admission

Community Service Form

The purpose of the high school community service program is to encourage students to undertake volunteer activities in Monroe County. This program can enhance awareness of community problems and engage students in becoming agents of change. Community service is defined as volunteer hours donated to a selected organization that is non-profit in nature. Students give back to the community by sharing their talents, time and resources. Moreover, completion of minimum numbers of service hours is one requirement of the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program as well as of other scholarships.

Click here to access a Community Service Form.

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