MCATC students visited Fuel Total Systems on November 20th 2015. MCHS students getting their book signed by Kentucky author, Alecia Whitaker. West Marion Elementary School students present at the Board of Education Meeting on November 12. LMS Patriot Leadership Academy students participate in training sessions during their recent retreat. MCHS student ambassadors lead the sessions, along with Farmers National Bank VP Melissa Knight. Leadership Lebanon visits Calvary Elementary student leadership team.  SCMS 7th grade visits the Tibetan Monks at Lebanon United Presbyterian Church Lebanon Middle School Patriot Leadership Academy TEAM Members!!! Lebanon Middle School Patriot Leadership Academy Retreat LMS Patriot Leadership Academy door prize winners!!! A Big Thanks to Farmer's National Bank for counting LMS's Pennies For Patient's donations. We raised over $1,800!!! Senator Higdon speaks to 5th grade students at CES about government and the history of the United States. Barry Brady, Jailer, presented to MCHS Teen Leadership Marion County at the Marion  County Detention Center during Government Day on 11/2/15. Dress like a book character day at St. Charles Middle School. The Marion County Middle Band Performs at LMS. October MCATC Students of the Month visit Toyotomi. MCHS is recognized as a Distinguished School for the 2014-15 school year. Algebra 2 teachers Sterling Martin, Patrick Campbell, Kathy Taylor and instructional coach Haley Evans investigate a new technology tool, livescribe, for their classrooms. Buster the Bus at West Marion Elementary Career Day at West Marion Elementary Students from Mrs. Potter's art class at MCHS work on clay. West Marion Elementary Preschool students celebrate being a School of Distinction.

Current News

Adult Education Program Recognized

The Marion County Adult Education Program was recognized at the November meeting of the Board of Education for its Top 25 status as one of the best programs in Kentucky.  Marion County Adult Education is currently ranked as the second best overall program in the Bluegrass.  

Non-Traditional Instruction Day Press Release

Marion County Public Schools is one of 44 Kentucky public school districts selected to participate in the Non-Traditional Instruction Day (NTID) program this year.  The NTID program allows students to use virtual or other non-traditional means of instruction to complete assignments at home when school is cancelled because of weather or other emergencies.  These days count as regular attendance days and will not have to be made up.

Non-Traditional Instruction Day Webcast Introduction

In this webcast, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser discusses how an NTID will look for families and how to access assignments and other resources.

Local Wellness Committee Meeting

On November 30, 2015 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.

Middle School Career Fair - Thank you!

Dee Dee Cecconi-Smith, YSC Director at MCHS and LMS, would like to thank the following participants for volunteering at last week's career fair.

  • Radiology – St. Catharine College – Lauren Buckman
  • Computers – Marion Co. Board of Education (Dylan Tungate)
  • Psychology – Communicare, Inc. (Samantha Hayes)
  • Military – US Army  (Jeremy J. Ziller)
  • Agriculture – Cooperative Extension Office (David Kessler)
  • Lawyer – County Attorney’s Office (Kaelin Reed & John Elder)
  • Librarian – Marion County Library (Elaine Rahn)
  • Banking –  Farmer’s National Bank (Brad Mattingly & Derrick Brussells)
  • Education – Marion County Board of Education (Taylora Schlosser & Jennifer Osbourne)
  • Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapy– Kort a.m. (Lauren Brady) & Contract (Tiffiney Deopere & Jill Edlin)
  • Engineering – TGKy (Nathan Shewmaker)
  • Manufacturing (Automotive & Construction) – ECTC (Jamie Malusky)
  • Art – Kentucky Classic Arts (Robin Humphress)
  • Cosmetology - Campbellsville University 
Inclement Weather Protocol Reminder

With winter right around the corner, we want to remind families of our inclement weather protocol. 

If conditions are obvious by mid to early evening that the weather will not allow for school the next day, we will make the cancellation call that night by 9:00 p.m. However, when the weather deteriorates overnight, district transportation staff begin checking the roads at 3:30 a.m. that morning. They will also contact local road crews, as well as the police department to pinpoint local trouble areas. By 5:30 a.m. a decision will be made regarding school cancellation.

Click "Read More" below to continue reading the full protocol. 

2015-16 Leadership Now 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.

Congratulations to Sarah Lockard!

This is Sarah Lockard of GES who is a 2015 Ashland Teacher Achievement Award Winner.  

Halloween in the Park

Marion County Public Schools participated in Lebanon’s annual Halloween in the Park festivities on Saturday, October 31, 2015.  Pictured (L-R): Marion County High School Student Ambassadors China Grundy, Caroline Reed, Justin Overstreet, and Calvary Elementary School Third Grader Gracyn Mattingly.

Lebanon Kiwanis Club

Members of the Marion County Public Schools Student Ambassador Program presented at the  Lebanon Kiwanis Club meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.  Pictured (L-R); Ambassador Vice-Chair Leah Thompson, Kiwanis Club President Erica Barnes, Ambassador Chair Anne-Kaitlyn Gribbins, and Ambassador Advisors Troy Benningfield and Laurie Followell. 


Thanksgiving Break - No School
@All Schools
11/25/2015 - 11/27/2015
Board Meeting
@Calvary Elementary School
Thursday, 12/10/2015
Winter Break - No School
@All Schools
12/21/2015 - 12/25/2015
Winter Break - No School
@All Schools
12/28/2015 - 1/1/2016
<<November 2015>>


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