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There's always something exciting happening at Marietta Public Schools, and we want to help you stay informed and involved. We will update this page regularly with important district announcements and news. Please check back often!

Reduced to Rubble
Bleachers being torn down by machinery

The "historic" part of Marietta's McClain Stadium was torn down on Tuesday, January 9. The historic concrete bleachers had been condemned by an engineer during the 2017-18 school year. In July 2018, voters in the school district approved a bond issue that will replace the bleachers, as well as make other improvements to the school's sports facilities.

Courtney Jackson Returns

Whoever said that you can’t go home obviously didn’t know Courtney Jackson, daughter of Paul and Kim Jackson of Courtney. Jackson, a 2014 graduate of Marietta High School and 2018 graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, has come back home to Marietta for her first teaching job. Jackson teaches fourth grade English/Language Arts. Ironically, the classroom where she’s now teaching is the same classroom where she learned as a fifth grader many years ago. She’s got a semester under her belt now, and she seems to be hitting her stride, but assures that it wasn’t always that way.

Take a look at our full article by Joani Hartin for the rest of this great story!

Ronnie Moore Invitational Tournament

Marietta High School recently hosted the Ronnie Moore Invitational Tournament to honor the longtime school board member and Indian sports’ supporter. Held from December 27 through 29, the tournament brought to town teams and fans from Forestburg, Callisburg, Collinsville, and Wolfe City, Texas schools, as well as Healdton, Madill, and Springer Schools. We invite you to check out the remainder of the Ronnie Moore Invitational Tournament article by the public information officer, Joani Hartin. 

    Marietta High School basketball player jumping up to make a shot during a game
    What to do When You Have a Problem with your Child’s Teacher

    In a perfect world, parents would never need to have uncomfortable conversations with their child’s teacher. Sadly, we don’t live in a perfect world.

    For many parents, approaching their child’s teacher to discuss a concern is intimidating. Others think that talking to the teacher is a waste of time and want to go straight to the principal. But to get the best results, there are steps that parents should follow. The good news is that most parents never have go through all of them to get a problem solved. Please take a moment to read the rest of our article on communicating with your child’s teacher.

    Watching the Weather

    Watching the Weather – from the Roof of the Middle School?

    Marietta Public Schools can now claim something that not many area schools have – their very own weather station. The weather station, purchased from Davis Instruments, measures wind, temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and precipitation, along with a handful of other things. It produces data with research-grade accuracy.

    The weather station was the brainchild of middle school teacher Chris Dobbins. Dobbins, who teaches STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) classes, wanted to use the station to incorporate weather data into classes and thought it would also give the entire community a valuable asset.

    We are so excited about the new weather station! Take a look at our full article for even more information.

    Mr. Dobbins using technology in the new weather stationMarietta Public Schools weather on a phone app