District News

MCPS receives WHAS Crusade for Children Grant

Marion County Public Schools received $40,000 from the WHAS Crusade for Children grant. WHAS Crusade for Children grants are made to non-profit agencies, schools and hospitals that help children with special needs up to age 18. We want to say "thank you" to chief Rick Mattingly for all your help and support!

From left to right:
Dawn Lee, CEO of The Crusade for Children; Pam Stephens, Member of The Crusade for Children Board of Directors; Scott Spalding, MCPS Transportation/Maintenance Director; Rick Mattingly, Lebanon Fire Chief; John Walling, Member of The Crusade for Children Board of Directors

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Jump Start

Back to School Information

 The beginning of the 2016-17 school year is right around the corner, and we want you to be prepared! Continue to check back here as more back to school information will be added.


Documents and Forms:

Calendar Items:

  • LMS 6th Grade JumpStart - July 21, 12:00-5:00pm, parent meeting from 5:00-5:30 pm
  • LMS Schedule Pickup/Locker Check - July 29, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SCMS Open House - July 25, 5:00-7:00 pm; The KONA ice truck and Dream Bus will be available.
2016 Freshman JumpStart

The class of 2020 is encouraged to attend Freshmen Jumpstart on Tuesday, July 26. Check-in will begin at 8:00 with the program running from 8:30-1:30. Parents do not need to attend. This is a fun filled, informational day designed to ease the transition into high school. Every participant will receive a t-shirt and lunch. There will also be door prizes given.

2016 Student Ambassador Applications

Applications for the 2016-17 Marion County Student Ambassadors are now being accepted from interested Marion County High School students entering grades 10-12. The application must be submitted no later than 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016. Applications may be submitted electronically to laurie.followell@marion.kyschools.us or troy.benningfield@marion.kyschools.us. Forms may also be presented in person to Mrs. Kim Hardin in the MCHS library. Click here to download the application.

NTI Days

MCPS has been selected for the second consecutive year to participate in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) program.  The district is now eligible to request up to 10 attendance days on which non-instructional methods were implemented due to school cancellation.  More details about this year’s rollout will be released this fall. 

Accountability Steering Committee

MCPS Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome has been selected by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt to serve on his new Opportunity and Access work group. The 23-member panel will make recommendations to the state’s Accountability Steering Committee which advises key state leaders on the future of the state’s accountability system. Mrs. Newcome is a 25-year veteran of Kentucky’s public school system. Her experience includes serving as a secondary math teacher as well as holding administrative positions at the elementary, secondary, and district level.

Jamie Brown receives National BETA Sponsor of Year Award


Ms. Jamie Brown, a social studies teacher at Marion County High School, received the National Sponsor of the Year award at the 2016 National BETA Convention in New Orleans, LA. Congraulations to Ms. Brown!