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MCPS teachers were recognized at the December 8, 2016, board of education meeting for their work on the EdLeader21 4 C's project. MCPS teachers were recognized at the December 8, 2016, board of education meeting for their work on the EdLeader21 4 C's project. MCPS School Board Members were recognized for their service to the district at the December 8, 2016, board of education meeting. Pictured (L-R): Jerry Evans, Delane Pinkston, Michael Cecil, and Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. Mrs. Joni Farmer and the SCMS 6th grade band students. MCPS leadership team working on school improvement and communication. The Mobile Science Activity Lab visited West Marion Elementary. SCMS student art exhibit/reception at the Marion County Public LIbrary. A special THANK YOU to Mrs. Amy Martin and the MCPL staff. SCMS 8th grade at 2016 FRYSC Career Fair LMS 8th grade students at FRYSC 2016 Career Fair Congratulations to Stevie Lowery for being named SCMS 6th grader Sydnie Mattingly receives the Ky. Farm Bureau Agriculture Science Project Award MCPS 7th grade Science and English/Language Arts teachers met last Wednesday (11-30-16) to calibrate their scoring on a recent 4 C’s (Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Communication) writing project.  The district is one of 37 other school districts across the United States that were selected to participate in this project.  The students had to research about plate tectonics and their possible effects on the city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Gifted and Talented students enjoyed a music appreciation class on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at The Crown Center. Campbellsville University music education student, Carolyn Meador led students in a music master class. Students also completed a hands-on arts activity and enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus. WMES 5th grade students were all smiles on Friday, December 2, 2017, as they opened the Fun Store for business.  Gifted and Talented Consultant Jane Spalding helped students plan, create, market, and sell original products to the student body and staff. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to a charity voted on by the GT students.  Marion County District Attorney Lisa Nally-Martin spoke with MCHS students on Thursday, December 1, 2016, during Cafe Chat. The program offers students the opportunity to visit with practitioners from various career fields during their lunch period. Olaf, The Grinch, Rudolph and Frosty are visiting Glasscock's library for the month of December! #libraryfun #booksarecool MCPS 4th grade teachers met today to calibrate their scoring on a recent 4C's (Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Communication) writing project.  The district is one of 37 other school districts across the United States that were selected to participate in the project. MCPS 4th grade teachers met today to calibrate their scoring on a recent 4C's (Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Communication) writing project.  The district is one of 37 other school districts across the United States that were selected to participate in the project. The replica Citizen's National Bank is finished and in place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. Carpentry, PLTW, Advanced Art, and Industrial Maintenance collaborated on this project. MCATC student welders collaborate and work on multiple projects.
Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole Practice 5K at MCHS Lebanon Middle School honoring Veterans Day Lebanon Elementary School held a Veteran's Day Program on November 11, 2016.  Pictured are the student leaders and guests who made the program a huge success! The CES Beta Club has been named a National Beta School of Distinction.  Mrs. Byrd leads the Beta Club at CES. The JV Academic Team competed at LaRue County High School on November 12. Veteran's Day at West Marion Elementary School Calvary students in Mrs. May and Mrs. Dougherty's Classes visit Lindsey Wilson College - Nov. 11, 2016 Calvary students watch a video they created with their Music teacher Kandice Spalding in honor of all the Veterans in our lives.  MCPS...a distinguished and progressing district!

Current News

MCPS recognized as an Energy Star district

School principals are their Energy Star certificates

The Kentucky School Boards Association recognized MCPS as an Energy Star District at the December 8, 2016, board of education meeting. The district is one of only sixteen districts recognized this year with Lebanon Middle scoring a perfect 100 - one of only nine Kentucky schools to receive a perfect score. The district's efforts to conserve energy saved the district nearly $600,000 in energy usage costs last year. Pictured (L-R): Superintendent Taylor Schlosser, West Marion Elementary Principal Robby Peterson, St. Charles Middle Principal Buffy Mann, Marion County High Principal Tom Brown, Lebanon Middle Principal Millie Blandford, Lebanon Elementary Principal Donna Royse, Glasscock Elementary Principal Angie Akers, Calvary Elementary Principal Sara Brady, and District Transportation/Maintenance Director Scott Spalding.

SCMS Ambassadors Group picture

Congratulations to SCMS on the debut of their ambassador group on November 5 at the Crown Center.  Students completed sessions (led by SCMS alumni and current MCHS ambassadors) on organization, professionalism, and the proper use of social media.  The group also worked with their high school counterparts on team building exercises.  They finished the day with a tour of the area tech center led by Principal Christina McRay and held their fist team meeting to establish next steps.  The Jr. Knights of the Roundtable are advised by teacher Sandra Gribbins.  

Real Talk from College Students

Real Talk from College Students will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00 pm in the  Crown Center. Juniors and seniors are invited to hear the real truth about college from college students. Come, listen, ask questions, and be prepared for college. There will be fun, food, and prizes! Sign up in your English class by December 9th.

December 12 Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert - December 12 invitation

Leadership Now Program Applications

The MCPS Leadership Now! program is now accepting applications. It is a one-year leadership development program designed to recruit, train, support, and retain high quality leaders who will increase student achievement and close the achievement gap. Click here to download the application. The application is due by December 13, 2016.

Leadership Now Program Phase II Applications

The MCPS Leadership Now Phase II program is now accepting applications. It is a leadership development program designed to recruit, train, support, and retain high quality leaders who aspire to become administrators.   Applicants will be required to submit an application with a written response and reference form along with going through an interview process for final selection. Click here to download the application. The application is due by December 13, 2016.

New Kindergarten Enrollment Requirement

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Birth Date Cutoff for Kindergarten Enrollment Moved to August 1

As a result of House Bill 235, the birthday cutoff for entrance to kindergarten will change from October 1 to August 1 beginning the 2017-2018 school year.  This will require incoming kindergarten students to turn 5 on or before August 1. 

Parents/guardians whose children do not meet the age requirements may inquire about the early entrance petition process by contacting the Marion County Board of Education at 270-692-3721.  The deadline for submitting a petition for the 2017-2018 school year is June 15, 2017.

Alumni and Friends Association

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Marion County Public Schools is starting an Alumni Association! If you would like to join our e-mail and mailing list, please click here to register. Also, if you are interested in providing additional support by serving on a steering committee, scholarship committee, or participating in a membership drive, please make a note in the comment section (as pictured below) on the registration page detailing which area you would like to provide support in. Thank you!

Screenshot of Alumni Registration Comment Box

Calendar

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Christmas Concert
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Monday, 12/12/2016
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Winter Break - No School
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Winter Break - No School
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  • 2015 Distinguished District
  • Test scores rank in the top 20% of KY Schools
  • 2nd largest employer in Marion County
  • 3,300 students
  • Over 600 employees
  • 1/44 districts chosen for non-traditional school day instruction
  • Ready-Set-Grow reading initiative that provides every newborn with their 1st book
  • Home of the Marion County Student Ambassadors
  • 70% College and Career Ready rate
  • Graduation rate 93.2%
  • 24 National Board Certified teachers
  • State recognized Migrant Program
  • CU, EKU, SCC, KCTCS partnerships
  • 7,000 books given away yearly
  • $1.5 million in scholarships awarded annually to graduates
  • 700 students continue learning at the Summer Dreamy Academy
  • 537,000 miles traveled by bus annually
  • 2,500 miles traveled daily in school routes
  • Nearly 14,000 summer meals served annually
  • 1,983 technology devices district-wide
  • About 62+ opportunities for student extra-curricular involvement