District News

November 4, 2014 Staff Development Day

November 4th will be a staff development day without students for KAGAN training. All elementary and high school teachers will need to report to Marion County High School while middle school teachers will report to Lebanon Middle School gym. All teachers will need to bring their KAGAN binder that they received on the day 1 training. If you are new to MCPS this year or you were not present at last year’s training, please see Mrs. Newcome for a binder of day 1 materials. Training will begin promptly at 8:30 am so please arrive a few minutes early to get signed in and to get your materials. Instructional assistants will report to the ATC for training that will begin at 8:00 am.

Leadership Now Applications

Leadership Now applications are now available for interested certified staff that would like to be a part of the Leadership Now class of 2014!  The MCPS Leadership Now program is a one-year leadership development program designed to recruit, train, and support high quality leaders who will increase student achievement and close the achievement gap.  The goals of Leadership Now is to expose candidates to the critical leadership standards, core values, knowledge, and skills that all leaders must possess as schools move from change to sustainability and identify/develop an in-district talent pool.  Applications are due to tammy.newcome@marion.kyschools.us by November 14, 2014 by 4:00 pm. Click here for the application.

Early Years Newsletter

Dear Parents and Future MCPS Students,

I hope you enjoy your complimentary subscription to the Early Years newsletter.  This publication is specially designed for early learners and their parents. Each month, your newsletter will include fun activities and powerful tips that will give your young learner an amazing start toward developing good habits that will last a lifetime.

Marion County High School BETA Club Recognized

Marion County High School BETA Club has been recognized by the National BETA Club as a 2014-15 National School of Distinction! To earn this award, BETA clubs have to increase their membership by 10%. A special thank you goes out to Jamie Brown, Social Studies teacher/BETA sponsor, Jason Simpson, English teacher/BETA sponsor, and Emily Veatch, English teacher/BETA sponsor, for all the time and dedication they put into BETA!

Staff Development Day

Monday, October 13th is a staff development day without students. Please click read more to check the location of your work site for this day. The day’s schedule will be training from 8:00-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m. with lunch on your own from 11:30-12:30.

 

Proficient schools recognized at October 14 Board meeting

Superintendent Schlosser presented Louisville Slugger bats with the Dream, Believe, and Achieve logo on them to the schools that achieved proficiency status for the 2013-14 school year at the October 14, 2014 Board meeting.

Diane Evans Retirement Reception

Diane Evans retired June 30, 2014 after being employed by Marion County Public Schools for over 38 years. Diane held several roles in the district, from head teacher at Bradfordsville School, to principal, music teacher, chapter I reading teacher at Calvary Elementary, county-wide fine arts coordinator, elementary instructional supervisor, and food service/support services director. A reception was held on October 14, 2014 to celebrate Diane and her time in Marion County. We wish you the best Diane!


MCPS is a proficient district!

Marion County Public Schools has been named a Proficient District based on 2013-14 state assessment data. The release of 2013-14 Unbridled Learning results on Friday, October 3, places MCPS in the top 20 percent of districts in Kentucky. Additionally, Calvary Elementary and Marion County High School were each named Proficient schools with Lebanon Middle, St. Charles Middle, and West Marion Elementary being named Proficient/Progressing schools. MCPS is one of only 56 districts meeting proficiency in 2014.  Congratulations Marion County!  When we all work TOGETHER, a great district gets even better!