District News

GES SBDM Council hires Akers as principal

The Glasscock Elementary School Based Decision Making Council announced on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, that Mrs. Angie Akers will serve as the new principal. Mrs. Akers has worked as the Library Media Specialist at Glasscock, the interim Assistant Principal at Marion County High School, and most recently, the Assistant Principal at Glasscock. We welcome her to this new role at Glasscock!

21st Century/Migrant program Summer Dream Academy


Twenty-three students participating in the 21st Century/Migrant program Summer Dream Academy spent Thursday, June 25, exploring principles of engineering through KNEX and art-related activities.  

MCPS Food Service department attends the SNA Conference

The Marion County Public Schools Food Service Department attended the Kentucky School Nutrition Association conference in Lexington June 21-24.  Participants completed continuing education classes and met with over 70 prospective vendors.  Pictured (L-R): Calvary Elementary Manager Betty Cox, Lebanon Middle School Manager Kim Bright, Food Service Administrative Assistant Cathy Sparrow, and Food Service Director Troy Benningfield.

MCPS partcipates at the SNA Conference

Marion County Public Schools was invited to participate in a panel discussion regarding Kentucky's Summer Feeding Program at the School Nutrition Association conference in Lexington on June 23.  Troy Benningfield and Cathy Sparrow joined representatives from Paducah Independent as well as Martin and Jefferson counties to discuss the success of their programs.  MCPS will serve over 13,000 meals this summer to 32 programs at 18 sites in Marion and Taylor counties.

Employee ID Badges

Pictures for employee ID badges will be taken opening day on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 with Lifetouch. Central Office will no longer be printing badges.

New Hire Orientation Dates

The Marion County Public Schools Personnel department will hold new hire orientation on the following dates to complete paperwork and answer questions:

Certified New Hires – Tuesday, July 14, 10:00 am or Thursday, July 23, 10:00 am

Classified New Hires – Thursday, July 16, 10:00 am or Tuesday, July 21, 10:00 am

*New hires will be contacted by e-mail to reserve which date they want to attend for orientation.

Click read more for additional information and required documents to bring.

Gifted and Talented Summer Dream Academy


Gifted and Talented students participating in the Summer Dream Academy met June 16 to prepare for their trip to the Challenger Learning Center in Louisville.  Students spent the morning filling out job applications for the available positions on their pending space mission.  Participants will complete one mission at the center’s simulator and spend time exploring the planetarium program at the University of Louisville.  The group is taught by MCPS Gifted and Talented teacher Mrs. Stephanie Gootee

21st Century/Migrant visits KY Railway Museum

Students participating in the 21st Century and Migrant Summer Dream Academy enjoyed a train excursion at the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, Kentucky, on June 12.  Students had an opportunity to experience the history of railroads in the Bluegrass including one of the oldest railroad stations in America.

Happy retirement, Judy!

Marion County Public Schools would like to wish Judy Bickett a happy retirement! Judy has been employed with MCPS for over 40 years and we wish her the best!

Safe Crisis Management Summer Training Dates

June 17 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm - Conference room at the ATC - Recertification for any staff member that has been trained in the past 18 months

July 14 and 15 (two days) - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm - Conference room at the ATC - Certification for staff who have never been trained in SCM

July 16 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm - Conference room at the ATC - Recertification for any staff member that has been trained in the past 18 months (for those unable to attend the June 17 training date)

MCHS Student Ambassador Executive Council

Congratulations to the following Marion County High School seniors who have been selected for leadership positions on the MCHS Student Ambassador Executive Council: Anne-Kaitlyn Gribbins, Chair; Leah Thompson, Vice-Chair; Katie Elmore, Public Relations Director; and Dylan Cambron, Lydia Howlett, and Travis Huellemeier; Business Managers.  Jarie Newby and Megan Newton also hold seats on the executive council.  Applications for the next class of student ambassadors will be available on August 3, 2015, with the new class introduced at the September 10 Board of Education meeting.  

Avoiding the Summer Slide

You can help your children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, every-day tasks and activities. This month, we talk about avoiding the summer slide! You can view these newsletters online or you can print and share with family and friends.

GES Principal Selection Criteria Survey

Glasscock Elementary is in the process of selecting a principal. The site-base council would appreciate your input about the qualities important to you in your next principal. Click here to take the survey. We thank you for your input.

Sports Information Booklet

Campbellsville University Partnership

Campbellsville University’s International Program students visited MCPS this spring as part of a new partnership which will place bilingual students from CU in Marion County classrooms to assist visiting international students.  The English Language Learner, Migrant, and 21st Century programs will be coordinating the effort.  CU students Eduardo Doilin and Ana Gonzalez Silva introduce themselves and this new partnership in the attached video.