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2015-2016 Community Read Topic and Title Announced

Bully Awareness:  Exploring Empathy and Tolerance

As part of our school’s vision and mission, our community comes together every fall to discuss a global topic during an event called Community Read Day.  Over time, we have used this venue to bring a great variety of universal issues and perspectives to our students and our stakeholders.  Community Read is a unique feature of our school, and each year we are able to tailor it to our unique needs as a community of learners.  At an earlier site-based meeting, a global and introspective topic was suggested and has been investigated by a team that included teachers and students. 

This year our school would like to take this opportunity to start meaningful dialogue in our community on the use of empathy and power of tolerance to prevent bullying.  During the spring, we allowed students to select a book through a school-wide voting process.  We are also offering an alternate title.  Please select one of the following books to read over this summer and be prepared to join us in a meaningful conversation this fall.

Primary Text:

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

 Alternate Text:

Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories



Please click on the the link below to find summaries of each title and suggestions for both parents and students to get the most out of our Community Read.


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Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Congratulations to the Marvin Ridge High School Class of 2015 of 371 graduates, our largest to date!  Our commencement exercises took place at Winthrop University Coliseum on Friday, June 12, 2015.  Our special guest speaker was Mr. Dion Mapp, current principal of Union Academy Middle School and former assistant principal of Marvin Ridge High and Marvin Ridge Middle School.  

-330 students are planning on attending a four year college or university

-38 students are planning on attending a two year community college

-2 students have enlisted in the military

-1 student is entering the workforce

-1 student has been drafted directly into Major League Baseball

The Class of 2015 has reported earning 390 scholarships worth $21, 989, 736, a record-breaking total!  Great job to all members of the Marvin Ridge High School Class of 2015!  We wish you the best in your future endeavors!

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