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Congratulations to GES, LES, and LMS math teachers in grades 4-8 for being selected to work with the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning group.  These teachers will be participating in a 2-year action research project to increase their knowledge of modeling in the mathematics classroom.  A mock presidential debate was performed by Samuel Thompson as Donald Trump, Brooklyn Richardson as Hillary Clinton, and Seth Caldwell as Moderator Lester Holt at St. Charles Middle School today. All students will also get to participate in a mock election. Marion County Board members came to West Marion to congratulate the school for being a School of Distinction for the 2015-2016 school year. MCPS Student Ambassadors visited Holocaust Survivor Fred Gross on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  Mr. Gross was in Lebanon to speak to all eighth grade students from St. Charles and Lebanon middle schools.  Pictured with Mr. Gross are Ambassadors Fernanda Reyes, Diego Reyes, Hank Hardin, Andy O'Daniel, and Collin Allen. MCHS Soccer team wins the district tournament.  18th District Soccer All Tournament Team award recipients Alan Guzman-senior, Dylan Bradshaw- senior, Dalton Hammond-senior & Logan Spalding-junior Students at West Marion Elementary learn about school bus safety from Buster the Bus. #8175 Glasscock students created idiom examples & non-examples, participated in a gallery walk, and their work has been made into a classroom resource book. #bulldogsloveidioms Glasscock students in Mrs. Goatley's class had to Synergize to save Fred, the gummy worm, during Sharpen The Saw. #LeaderInMe Mrs. Schlosser is presenting a Louisville Slugger to Mrs. Akers for GES becoming a Proficient School. #glasscockbulldogs #proficientschool Left: Senator Jimmy Hidgon visits Calvary Elementary to speak to 5th grade students. Right: Marissa McCubbin requested money this year instead of presents for her birthday to donate to Kosair Charities where she is a member of the Kids Club.  Pictured is Principal Sara Brady and Marissa sharing about her experience during morning meeting at CES. Students from the 21st Century program visited Sleepy Hollow Farm over Fall Break.  SKST Field Day SKST Field Day  MCPS...a distinguished and progressing district! Superintendent Taylora Schlosser was a featured speaker on Thursday, September 29, at the EdLeader 21 Conference. The conference brought over 600 educators from the United States and Canada together to develop 21st Century transformation efforts. MCPS was highlighted as a district that is successfully adopting new approaches to prepare students for a successful future. Chorus members from WMES participated in KMEA 4th District Children's Chorus 9-24-16 The MCPS Dream Bus was on display during Marion County Country Ham Days 2016. The MCPS Dream Bus was on display during Marion County Country Ham Days 2016. Marion County Marching band performing at the Pulaski County invitational where they won second place in their AAA class. Glasscock 5th graders won the Pig Pen Relay and 4th graders won the Safety Relay. West Marion Elementary 5th grade students compete in Slop the Hog in Lebanon. GES Kindergarten students are studying mosaics using broken lines. They are creating their own Ham Days inspired mosaic. #bulldogsloveHamDays #bulldogsareartists GES 5th graders in Mrs. Pepper's class are self-reflecting and peer assessing on their Ham Days article. #bulldogscanwrite LMS cheerleaders supporting the MCMS football team. Kindergarteners from Mrs. Thomas' class and 3rd graders from Mrs. Nelson's class were synergizing on a Ham Days project today. #bulldogssynergize #bulldogsareleaders 2016 Marion County Middle School Football LMS 8th Grade Math Class Visiting Kroger for a Real Life Lesson The annual student ambassador retreat was held at the Farmer's National Bank Annex where FNB President Melissa Knight spoke to ambassadors about her leadership experience. 2016-17 Teen Leadership Marion County Members Retreat Day Mama Goose makes a surprise visit to CES and LES to sing and dance with 1st and 2nd grade students. Mrs. Sarah Hutchins' class at West Marion Elementary work on a science engineering plant project.  Mrs. Lori Scott's class at West Marion Elementary on National College Colors Day LMS students working hard in learning centers in 6th and 7th grade! Students worked collaboratively to solve problems, study & review content, and learn tools to help with reading and writing! Thank you to Mrs. Robin Humphress with Kentucky Classic Arts for helping judge solo auditions at LES. National College Colors Day speakers at CES. 5th graders at GES participated in Flashlight Friday. #brightreaders #leadersshine SCMS Lady Jr. Knights LMS Lady Patriots MCHS Varsity Soccer Middle School ELA teachers focused on common assessment questions and congruency to standards during a professional learning opportunity on August 31. Marion County Knights Football vs. E-Town on August 26. Marion County Knights Football vs. E-Town on August 26. Marion County Boys Soccer game against John Hardin on August 27. Marion County Boys Soccer game against John Hardin on August 27. Marion County Boys Soccer game against John Hardin on August 27. SCMS students raising the flag. Marion countians attend training for GOTR and Heart & Soul. Mrs. Vivian May was recognized by Mrs. Sara Brady for her leadership, being relentless and a life long learner.   Kona Ice Refresher at LES Safety Patrol Leaders help monitor hallways before and after school at LES. Congratulations to Marion County winning this football game against Nelson!
CES and GES Teachers Learning Together! Compass and GradeCam PD led by Mrs. Hope Dougherty. LMS girls basketball team.

Current News

McRay selected to lead MCATC Christina McRay

Mrs. Christina McRay has been selected to serve as the new Marion County Area Technology Center principal. McRay’s tenure as an educator includes eight years as a Business Education Teacher and Future Business Leaders of America club sponsor in Bullitt County as well as four years as an assistant principal at Marion County High. She is currently the Lebanon Middle School principal – a position she has held role since 2014. Superintendent Schlosser released the following statement on 10/19/16:

"On behalf of the Marion County Public Schools, Washington County Public Schools, and the Office of Career and Technical Education, I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Christina McRay has been selected to serve as the new Area Technology Center Principal. Christina began her career as a Business Education Teacher and Future Business Leaders of American club sponsor in Bullitt County. She served in this role for 8 years. She began her work in Marion County as an assistant principal at Marion County High School in 2010 and served in this role for 4 years. She is currently the Lebanon Middle School Principal. She has been serving in this role since 2014.

The selection committee believes that Mrs. McRay has a strong skill set, talent and enthusiasm to ensure that our students in Central Kentucky will truly graduate College and Career Ready based on the needs of local business & industry. As her immediate supervisor, I believe that Mrs. McRay will do an outstanding job of working closely with our community, our business & industry, our families & students, and our staff. She believes in the purpose of technical education and has several years of experience working in that field. Her experience as a principal and her excitement will translate into a culture of high expectations for all students!"

Our students can win up to $30,000!

Representatives from our local VFW post have contacted our offices about an exciting scholarship opportunity for middle and high school students. Check it out at http://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships?cookieCheck=true. Our local post wants to be involved and work to find some winners from Marion County! There are numerous cash prizes and free trips to Washington, D.C.  The deadline for submission is soon – November 1, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Tabitha Tracey at tntracey721@yahoo.com. You can also reach her at (270) 402-2594.

2015-16 KPREP Testing Results

Marion County Public Schools has been named a Distinguished and Progressing District based on 2015-16 state assessment data. The release of 2015-16 Unbridled Learning results on Thursday, September 29, 2016, also identified several district schools for their exemplary performance on the most recent round of state assessments.

  • Calvary Elementary: Distinguished
  • Glasscock Elementary: Proficient, Progressing 
  • Lebanon Elementary: Proficient, Progressing 
  • West Marion Elementary: Distinguished, Progressing, School of Distinction
  • Lebanon Middle: Needs Improvement, Progressing
  • St. Charles Middle: Distinguished, Progressing, School of Distinction
  • Marion County High: Proficient

Congratulations Marion County – a place where you’re always getting closer to your dream!

Ready Set Grow Online Permission

If you are the parent or guardian of a child 0-4 years old and not registered for Ready…Set…Grow, you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity for you and your child. One of our Six Big Dreams for Marion County Public Schools is Learning Begins at Birth and we are committed to helping parents become the best first teacher a child can possibly have. We would like to invite you to register your child today for this opportunity. Your registration will ensure your child receives books for his/her birthday, you will receive information about events scheduled throughout the year that will connect you with other parents, and provide you with many resources. What better way to start your child’s educational journey and help you become the best first teacher your child can have, than to receive free books and resources? In order to participate, click here to sign up.


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Marion County Public Schools Fast Facts:

  • 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