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Crown Center and Dream Bus partner to provide enrichment activities Crown Center Dream Bus

Marion County Public School’s gifted and talented unit from The Crown Center took the district’s Dream Bus on stops throughout the county this week to teach enrichment activities at each of the district's schools.

Gifted and Talented teacher Dawn Phillips, along with Gifted and Talented consultants Jane Spalding and Laurie Followell, visited each of the county’s elementary schools Tuesday and made stops at Marion County Middle School, Marion County High School, and Marion County Knight Academy on Wednesday.

LES Jr. Ambassadors host community members for leadership reception Jr. Ambassadors

The Lebanon Elementary School Jr. Ambassadors greeted community members and led a tour of the school’s facility Friday, September 29th prior to a leadership reception in the school’s library.  

The Jr. Ambassador program -- featuring a group of six students from the 4th and 5th grades -- is modeled after Marion County High School’s Ambassador program, which provides leadership experience through public speaking opportunities and community outreach.

WAVE 3 to air story on MCPS and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library October 5 WAVE 3

WAVE 3 television in Louisville visited Marion County Public Schools to produce a segment on the school district’s affiliation with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library , which provides free books to children up to age five.

Anchor Shannon Cogan sat down with students at Glasscock Elementary who have received free books as a part of the program, to talk about their favorite stories, characters, and receiving the books each month.

Local media features preschool student's inspiring story Eli Bright

The Lebanon Enterprise has been following the inspiring story of Eli Bright since his birth.  Monday marked Eli's first day of preschool at Glasscock Elementary School and the Lebanon Enterprise was on hand to document the achievement.  Click here to read about Eli's story.

 

Robbins, Simpson, and Lancaster to be inducted to MCHS football Hall of Fame HoF pic

Three new names will be added to the Marion County High School Football Hall of Fame Friday night, when the Knights take on Mercer County for homecoming.

Jeff Robbins, Todd Simpson, and Charles Lancaster are the newest inductees.

WMES receives Honorable Mention for 2017 Kentucky Winners' Circle West Marion Logo

West Marion Elementary School was one of 22 schools from across the state to receive Honorable Mention in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Winner’s Circle -- a designation reflecting outstanding teaching and learning conditions.

The Scroll Podcast: Episode 2 -- Student Help Desk Scroll Logo

In this year's second episode of The Scroll podcast, hosts Dailyn Spalding and Carly Thomas talk to Help Desk student worker Alexis Pirkle about repairing Chromebooks.

MCMS holds first Sharpen Your Saw Friday activities martial arts

Marion County Middle School held its first Sharpen Your Saw Friday events with students participating in a variety of clubs and activities designed to build students’ mind, heart, body, and soul.  Sharpen Your Saw is one of the seven habits outlined as a part of the LEAD program, which builds leadership qualities in young people.  Marion County Middle School became a LEAD program school this year.

Football Knights to wear uniforms honoring 9/11 football uniform

Marion County High School’s football team will sport new uniforms Friday when they take on Washington County to honor September 11th.  Instead of the typical maroon and white, the Knights will wear white uniforms from the National Guard with camouflage numbers and an American flag on the left shoulder.

MCHS announces student ambassadors for 2017-2018 school year MCHS logo
Classroom Spotlight: Student provides lesson in historical information and attire James Glen

In David Hibbard’s AP US History class, students don’t always take notes directly from the teacher. In the case of his 2nd period class recently, students jotted down information from a lecture delivered by James Glen -- the governor South Carolina from 1743 until 1756.

Imagination Library book program still available Imagination Library book

It’s not too late to sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library -- a free monthly book program open to children ages birth to five years-old that are residents of Marion County.

In order to participate, parents must fill out a registration form found at the public library or the Marion County Board of Education office.  Registration can also be completed online at www.imaginationlibrary.com.

Jump Start Day is set for August 1

WHO: 6th - 9th graders

WHAT: Jump Start Day

WHEN: Tuesday, August 1st, 8:00 until 12:00

WHERE: Marion County Middle School(6th/7th) &

Marion County Knight Academy (8th/9th)

District transportation will be provided as well as breakfast and lunch

Marion County students set to attend the new Marion County Middle School for 6th and 7th graders and the Marion County Knight Academy 8th and 9th can get a feel for the new school year by attending Jump Start Day on August 1.  Both schools will host students from 8 am until noon with an opportunity to experience a modified school day.  

Bus Directory information for 2017-2018 routes

Bus Directory info

Calvary Elementary Principal Survey

Calvary Elementary School’s SBDM council has started the principal selection process.  The following 10 criteria or principal traits were developed by the council to use throughout the selection process.  We would like to gain your input to help us determine which are the most important for our school community.

MCHS students receive awards at KY Youth Seminar

MCHS students receive awards at KY Youth Seminar

Shown are MCHS American Private Enterprise System Program members Devan Jones, Henry Hagan, Nicholas Sandusky, and Tiffany Bickett. 

Let MCPS know what you're reading this summer

Let MCPS know what you're reading this summer

High School Graduation Parking Information

Marion County High School is offering several parking options for this year's graduation ceremony as school officials expect a capacity crowd.  Graduation begins at 10 AM, this Saturday, May 20, at the Roby Dome.  

Marion County Chromebook Bid

The Marion County Board of Education will accept bids for the purchase of “Lenovo N23 Chromebooks” on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. ET. 

Gifted Services Survey for Parents and Students

The Gifted Services Survey is available to determine appropriate services related to the gifted child's learning...

Reading Celebration Thursday!

This is Reading Celebration week in Marion County Public Schools.  We hope you will join us for the Community Reading Night at MCHS this Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 5 PM to 7 PM.  There are over 25 themed rooms, giveaways, and a bookstore open to the public -- plus Batman, the Batmobile, Storm Troopers and R2D2!!

Our R20 (Read for 20 minutes) event is this Friday, April 21, at 2:30 PM.  We encourage everyone to stop and read to support the importance of literacy.  If your business participates, please tweet us a picture at #R20MarionCounty. 

Annual Birthday Bash - Thursday, April 20

Birthday Bash Flyer

Thad Elmore selected as next MCHS Principal

Superintendent Taylora Schlosser released the following statement April 10, 2017 regarding the MCHS principal selection:

On behalf of the Marion County High School Council and the Marion County Board of Education, I am excited to announce that Mr. William Thad Elmore was unanimously selected as the high school principal.  Mr. Elmore comes to Marion County High School with  18 years of experience in education at elementary, middle and high school levels.  He is currently serving as the High School Principal at Washington County High School.  He has also served  as the assistant principal at T.K. Stone Middle in Elizabethtown, KY where he had also served as a Social Studies Teacher. Mr. Elmore comes to us with various awards including WHAS ExCEL Teacher of the Year, FCCLA Administrator of the Year 2015, Sallie Mae Teacher of the Year,  and CIVITAS Civics 5th Region Teacher of the Year. 

I believe that Mr. Elmore brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will support each and every student.   His passion for teaching and learning along with building relationships will be a key ingredient  to ensuring that “ALL” really means “ALL” for our MCHS family!  I look forward to working with Mr. Elmore, the staff, the students and the families as we continue to DREAM BIG!

Infinite Campus System Upgrade

If you are a parent or guardian of a Marion County School student who currently uses the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or the Infinite Campus mobile smartphone app, please be aware that the system will be offline on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 for upgrades.

CKEC Marion County Outstanding Special Education Educator Nomination Form 2017-2018

Marion County Schools is seeking all stakeholders input on nominations for the CKEC Outstanding Special Education Educator award. If you know a deserving Marion County special education educator that you would like to nominate, please click on the link below.

Marion County High School Principal Selection Survey

Marion County High School’s SBDM council has started the principal selection process and community feedback is requested using the following survey. 

Proposed Transportation Plan in 2017-18 School Year Transportation Plan Webcast
LMS students earned Patriot Bucks!

LMS students earning Patriot Bucks

Notice of Public Meeting

The Local Planning Committee of the Marion County Board of Education will host a public forum at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Central Office. The committee will hold a meeting immediately following the forum. The purpose of this committee meeting is to consider amending the current District Facilities Plan.

Senior Gerard Flanagan wins multiple awards Gerard Flanagan

Marion County High School senior Gerard Flanagan, who works as the sports correspondent at The Lebanon Enterprise, won several Kentucky Press Association awards recently during the KPA’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest. He won first place in the sports column category, first and second place awards for having the best sports section and first place in the best sports special section category for the Athletes of the Year section.

I-2 Teacher Survey

I-2 Institute evaluation survey

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ...from Marion County Public Schools Holiday Message
I-2 Innovation Institute - Registration now OPEN!

I-2 Register Now Logo

Marion County Public Schools is hosting its second annual an in-house technology conference called the I-2 Innovation Institute for all certified teachers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. As we move forward with our 1:1 technology initiative, we understand and value professional development and training.

 

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.  

Drip and Spill Event

Drip and Spill Event graphic

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

LMS Principal Selection Survey

Lebanon Middle School’s SBDM council has started the principal selection process.  We have developed the following criteria or principal traits to use in the development of the interview questions and would like your feedback and input: 

  1. Believes all children can learn at high levels.
  2. Makes management decisions that enhance teaching and learning.
  3. Is committed to closing achievement gaps and ensuring proficiency for all students.
  4. Understands the connection of school culture to student achievement.
  5. Believes in and will support adjusting instructional practices to meet various student-learning environments and also promote student empowerment, self-control, and self-discipline.
  6. Welcomes input and will be a model of good communication among all the stakeholders of the school community:  parents and families, students, teachers, administrators, and the community at large.

Click here to take the principal selection survey.

MCHS Marching Knights Results

The Marion County High School Marching Knights finished in fifth place overall at the Kentucky Music Educators Association Class AAA East Regional Quarterfinals on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Bourbon County High School.  The band will now compete as one of 16 Class AAA semi-finalists in the KMEA State Marching Band Championship on October 29 at Eastern High School in Middletown.  Good luck band!

Veterans Day - Thank you!

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served our country with dedication and honor.

Veterans Day Graphic

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.

Over the Top 2017-18 Preschool Registration

Over the Top Flyer

Tell us why you #loveKYschools!

We need your help! We want YOU to tell us why you love Marion County Public Schools on Facebook and Twitter! Be sure to use the hashtag #loveKYschools in your post!

#loveKYschools graphic

Baseball Team Headed to the State Tournament

Baseball Region Celebration

Open House Dates

Open House and registration dates for Marion County Schools are listed below:

Classroom Spotlight: Chemistry teacher provides 'hands-on' learning in safety Chemistry experiment
Classroom Spotlight: MCKA students get their daily 'Genius Hour' Genius Hour

It’s called ‘Genius Hour’ -- a class period devoted entirely to exploring ideas and topics that students choose.  At Marion County Knight Academy, during Genius Hour students are given the opportunity to research, create, and present projects on almost any subject that piques their interests.

On Monday, in Ms. Kim Scalf’s 8th grade Genius Hour class, student presentations ran the gamut with topics including careers in professional athletics, a look at the effects of global poverty, an overview of the most common horse breeds, and even an exploration into the topic “What Makes Us Forget?”

MCHS students attend American Private Enterprise System events The County Seat

A group of MCHS juniors got a look into the world of entrepreneurship over two days last week as they visited local businesses and attended sessions aimed to explore aspects of business as part of the American Private Enterprise System (APES).

The group sat in on lectures concerning the economy, eCommerce, and LLC’s, among others.  Students also got an opportunity to do some business role-playing as they were given a scenario involving a business dilemma and presented their solutions to a mock board of directors.

On Friday the students spoke to business owners Jessica Taylor who owns and operates That Cute Little Shop and Gwyn Artz who owns and operates The County Seat about running a business in Lebanon.

Channel 6 covers MCPS

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.

2017-18 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration Flyer

Kids.gov: Children's Dental Health Month

Getting your kids to brush their teeth at night maybe one more thing they delay to avoid going to bed. Here are two to help get them into a routine. Get more information about good dental hygiene during Children’s Dental Health Month.

2017-2018 School Bus Routes

Marion County School Bus Routes for the 2017-2018 school year are now available on the Transportation Webpage. Click on the links below:

Bus Routes 2017-2018

Bus Directory 2017-2018

Bus Transfer List 2017-2018

Digital Driver's License required for new students grades 8-12 DDL
Feeding program looking for community support through online fundraising BackPack food program

For the past 10 years, the Marion County Community Education program has participated in Feeding America’s BackPack Program, which is designed to provide needy children who are at-risk of facing hunger with food for the weekend when school meals are not available.

However, in recent years, the program has faced a new obstacle: funding.  In the past, a large portion of the program’s funding came from a grant that is no longer available.

Video: MAP data explained MAP sample

MCPS Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome explains the MAP testing results parents will receive.

 

Local Wellness Committee Meeting

On November 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm the Marion County Board of Education will hold a Local Wellness Committee Meeting at 755 East Main Street, Lebanon, KY 40033. Parents, students, teachers and the general public are invited to attend. If you need additional information or would like to serve on this committee, please contact Cathy Sparrow, School Nutrition Program Director, at 270-692-3721 ext. 5.

Career Chat Cafe

Lisa Nalley-Martin will be the first guest in the Career Chat Cafe at MCHS.  This is a new series at MCHs where local citizens come and have lunch with MCHS students who have an interest in the guest's career path.  Students will take their lunch to the NextGen Lab conference room and enjoy some real-life conversations to help guide them in career decisions.  Ms. Nalley-Martin will be there on December 1st from11:30 to 1:00.  Students are to sign up in their English classes.

MCHS Marching Band Sign-Ups

Current 8th-11th graders have the opportunity to do what so many successful students have done before them - Be Part of the Band! Every destination starts with a decision to embark on a journey. Now is the time to start your child in music and MCHS is the place to do it. Please take a brief moment to fill out this form (click here) so your child can BE PART of the BAND! If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Beams, MCHS Band Director, at daniel.beams@marion.kyschools.us.

Campbellsville University Honors Band

Three students from the Marion County High School band have been selected to participate in the Campbellsville University Honors Band. The CU Honors Band provides an opportunity for high school students, grades 9-12, to rehearse and perform quality literature as well as work with an outstanding guest conductor.  Congratulations to Laura Ackerman (Trombone), Allison Sallee (Clarinet), and Autumn Smith (Trumpet)!

Information for Primary Talent Pool

Primary Talent Pool Brochure

Applications now available for MCHS Ambassadors Program Ambassador Picture

Ambassador at spring summit

For a PDF copy of the MCHS Ambassador application, click here:

/userfiles/55/my files/ambassadors application.pdf?id=558534

 

For a word processing copy of the MCHS Ambassador application, click here:

/userfiles/55/my files/ambassador application.docx?id=558535

School canceled for Aug. 21 due to eclipse; Preschool start date pushed back to Aug. 22 eclipse
GSP workshops available to high school students at Crown Center GSP study sessions

Even though the current school year is barely two months old, some MCHS students are already working toward applying to the Governor’s Scholar Program for next summer -- and Gifted Education Specialist Laurie Followell of the MCPS Crown Center is here to help.

Followell offers free application workshops for students hoping to land a spot at GSP, a summer residential program aimed at enhancing Kentucky’s next generation of civic and economic leaders.

Goatley receives "Encourage the Heart" acknowledgement Goatley -- encourage the heart

Glasscock Elementary teacher Daily Goatley received this year’s first “Encourage the Heart” acknowledgement this week from Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome.

School principals were asked to select a teacher and write a handwritten note of appreciation and encouragement.  Goatley’s note, written by Glasscock Elementary principal Angie Akers, was selected, and Goatley received a surprise visit from Newcome who presented her with the note and an “Encourage the Heart” t-shirt.

“Encourage the Heart” is one of the five practices outlined in The Leadership Challenge -- a book focusing on developing strong leadership, which the MCPS Leadership Team is currently studying.

Dream Bus Schedule Summer 2017

Dream Bus summer schedule will begin on Tuesday May 30, 2017 and end on Friday July 21, 2017.  The Week of July 3rd through July 7th the Dream Bus will not run.  

Monday
11:00-12:15:
Brookhaven
12:45-1:45
Raywick Park

Tuesday
11:00-12:15:
Village Loop Apts.
12:45-1:45
Cleaver Court

Wednesday
11:00-12:15:
Rosenwald Village
12:45-1:45
Bradfordsville Community Center

Thursday
11:00-12:15:
Hamilton Heights/Hardin Place
12:45-1:45
Behind Cedarwood Restaurant East Main

Friday
11:00-12:15:
Warren Acres
12:45-1:45
Rolling Hills Subdivision

Dream Bus Video 2017 Dream Bus Video 2017

MCPS employees attend staff development day sessions MCKA staff development

While MCPS students enjoyed another day off from school Monday following the district’s fall break, MCPS employees spent the day at various sites attending professional development workshops.  

All of the district’s employees attended sessions on a variety of topics throughout the day including reviewing assessment data, best practices, understanding poverty, and team-building activities.

“I’m especially proud of the fact that in Marion County Public Schools, every staff member has the opportunity to learn and grow,” MCPS superintendent Taylora Schlosser said.  “This is a day of learning and improvement not only for classroom teachers, but everyone, including myself.”

MCPS and KCSS want you to make the pledge against bullying anti-bullying image

The Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has released on online anti-bullying pledge and Marion County Public Schools wants you to join the cause.

 

According to the KCSS website, “Together we can ‘Get Involved and Get it Solved’ STOP the Bullying! KCSS stands on the belief that everybody should enjoy school equally and be treated with respect. Community members, educators, students and parents are encouraged to get involved by taking this pledge against bullying.”

 

Superintendent Webcast
MCPS Art Series/Spring Showcase Mrs. Joni Farmer and the Spring Showcase

The Marion County Public School's Art Series Spring Showcase was held last night featuring the middle school and high school bands, the high school choir and the high school art gallery. This was an awesome event that showcased the arts in our schools! Huge shout out to Mrs. Kandace Potter for her gallery and Mrs. McCoy for the choir concert. We also had the opportunity to recognize Mrs. Joni Farmer for an unbelievable career serving 29 years of distinguished music education! We are so grateful for her time in education and there is no doubt that her influence will be carried in the hearts of countless numbers of students. Thank you Mrs. Farmer for your amazing service!

Spring ShowcaseSpring Showcase

Marion County Summer Dream Academy

Click here to check out the full booklet.

  Marion County Dream Academy

Marion County Middle School student drop-off and pick-up routes released MCMS routes thumbnail

Morning drop-off information

Summer Dream Academy Video 2017 Summer Dream Academy 2017

WAVE 3 airs story on MCPS and Imagination Library book program Wave 3

If you missed the WAVE 3 story on MCPS's affilation with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, you can watch the segment by following the link below:

 

MCPS Imagination Library

 

MCHS students reflect on experience at IdeaFestival IdeaFestival

Marion County High School was one of only eight high schools in the state -- and only one of two from outside of Louisville -- to send students to IdeaFestival -- an event held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts that celebrates and highlights innovative thinking across different disciplines.

MCPS I2-Innovation Institute Call for Presenters

Marion County Public Schools is hosting an in-house technology conference for all certified teachers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. As we move forward with our 1:1 technology initiative and 21st century learning, we understand and value professional development and training. If you are interested in presenting either an instructional strategy using technology or a lesson on the 4 Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration & Communication), click here to fill out our call for presenters form. A notification of selection for presenting will be sent by December 20, 2016.

Talk it Up - January NAEYC Newsletter

This monthly newsletter delivers highlights from families.naeyc.org—research-based information on children's learning that families can trust. Click here to view the newsletter.

A Brand New World MCPS Secondary Schools

Click below for the presentation to the Board of Education on the progress of the secondary schools.

http://www.marion.kyschools.us/docs/district/a%20brand%20new%20world%20mcps%20secondary%20schools.pdf?id=558039

Kindergarten-2nd Grade School Supply List 2017-2018

Marion County Public Schools School Supply List Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade ϖ	2 Boxes of Crayola Crayons 24 ct. ϖ	6 Elmer Glue Sticks ϖ	Pencil Box or Pouch ϖ	3 Packages of Pencils ϖ	Pair of Fiskars Scissors ϖ	4 Notebooks ϖ	4 Plastic Folders (2 pockets with prongs) ϖ	2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper ϖ	1 Box of Expo Markers 1 Box of Cap Erasers

 

Welcome to our new website design! Website Construction Graphic

Welcome to the new MCPS website! Our new and improved design is more mobile and user friendly. To accomodate our new design, we've moved some commonly used links around. Click the read more button below to learn where things have moved.

 

MCPS Introduces Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Registration brochures are available at the Marion County Public Library and Marion County Board of Education. You may also register online at www.imaginationlibrary.com and clicking on register my child. 

Dolly Parton Library Flyer

3rd-5th Grade School Supply List 2017-2018

Marion County Public Schools School Supply List 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade  ϖ	Package of Colored Pencils ϖ	2 Boxes of Crayola Crayons 24 ct. ϖ	6 Sticks of Elmer Glue ϖ	Pencil Box or Pouch ϖ	3 Packages of Pencils ϖ	2 Composition Notebooks ϖ	2 One Subject Notebooks ϖ	4 Plastic Folders (2 pockets and prongs) ϖ	2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper ϖ	1 Box of Expo Markers ϖ	1 Box of Cap Erasers

Alumni and Friends Association

Alumni and Friends Logo

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

2017-18 School Year Preschool Applications

Marion County Public Schools is accepting preschool applications for the 2017-18 school year. Those interested can download a copy of the Preschool/Headstart Application by clicking here. Completed applications can be submitted to Marilyn Gribbins at the Marion County Board of Education.

New Kindergarten Enrollment Requirement

Kindergarten Logo

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.