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Congratulations to the LMS Beta Club Special Talents group for being Division 2 STATE CHAMPS!! They will be competing in Orlando this summer at Nationals. On February 25, 2017, Instructional Coaches Dana Lee Thomas and Coury Osbourne, along with Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome, presented at the Annual Kentucky Teachers of English Teacher’s Conference. The three shared a writing feedback protocol that is used to help students become better writers. Marion County Board Members and Superintendent Schlosser attended KSBA's 2017 Annual Conference on February, 25, 2017. CES students were honored at the Marion Co. Conservation Banquet for their entries in the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest: India Young, 3rd place at CES; Staecy Martinez, 1st place at CES and 1st place in the District; Noah Vandyke, 2nd place at CES. MCPS Teachers Ellen McFall, Sarah Lockard, and Coury Osbourne, along with Superintendent Schlosser, were recognized for their National Board Certifications by Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education. MCPS Teachers Sarah Lockard, Ellen McFall, and Coury Osbourne were recognized for their National Board Certifications by Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education. Calvary Elementary School BETA Club competes in Lexington, KY. Calvary Elementary School BETA Club competes in Lexington, KY. Calvary Elementary School kindergarten registration and screening. Congratulations to GES Special Talent team and Tower of Power team for both coming in 3rd place at state Beta Convention. #creativity #collaboration #culture Owner of That Cute Little Shop speaks to MCHS students about entrepreneurship. Learning Centers for Algebraic Expressions Unit in Mrs. Farmer's SCMS 6th grade Math class Paige Mattingly and Lexi Thomas were awarded 2nd place in the state in the KACTE Entrepreneurship Contest.  Their entry was with Lexi Thomas’s goat lotion and soap business.  They received their award at the CTE Student Leadership Day on February 14th. On February 14th, members from FFA, FBLA, FCCLA and TSA traveled to Frankfort for the Career and Technical Education Student Leadership Day.  The students learned about how state government operates and had the opportunity to speak with Senator Higdon and Representative Reed. Matthew Miles, 7th grader at LMS  participated in Regional 3 swim meet this past weekend.  The MCHS relay team consist of  Justin Spalding(12th), Brandon Miles(11th), Eli Nelson(9th) and Matthew Miles(7th).  The team placed 3rd in the 200 medley and 4th in the 200 freestyle relay.  Matthew went on to medaled also in the individual 200 IM placing 7th overall. SCMS students travel to LMS to visit with Ky. Lt. Gov. Jenean  Hampton Glasscock Elementary students and teacher were recognized for their outstanding performance at the Kentucky Music Educators Conference John Sparrow, Adult Education Teacher for Marion County Public Schools, reads to his grandson, Jackson Spalding. #readtoyourkids The Marion County Area Technology Center was recognized at the February 9, 2017, board of education meeting for its work with the district’s 6 C’s initiative.  Students are using communication, collaboration, commitment, creativity, critical thinking, and content to collaborate with other ATC programs to create marketable products for sale in the community.  Pictured (L-R):  CAD CAM Instructor Jason Spalding, MCHS student Aams Mattingly, MCHS student Keith Ballard, MCATC Principal Christina McRay, and BOE member Kaelin Reed.  Left: 21st Century Students making ice cream with Mrs. Juanita at Graham Memorial Park.  

Right: Estrella Perez learning how to cook a breakfast burrito during a cooking lesson at the Extension Office.
West Marion Elementary art teacher Annette Jones was recognized at the February 9, 2017, board of education meeting.  Her students designed a banner for the district titled Be a Superhero for Public Education which will be on display this spring at the Kentucky School Boards Association annual conference.  Local United Way Director John G. Mattingly recognized Superintendent Taylora Schlosser for her work as local chair for the organization at the February 9, 2017, board of education meeting.  Calvary Elementary teachers calibrate scoring with Science TCT's. The Jr. Beta groups from Glasscock & Lebanon Middle performed at Glasscock's Morning Meeting. The three middle school students are all former Bulldogs! #bulldogsaretalented #glasscockelementary Glasscock teachers surprised the students with good luck notes for Governor's Cup! We are so proud of their hard work! #teacherslovetheirbulldogs #glasscockelementary SCMS, Marion County Public Library & Marion County Sheriff's Office Collaboration Marion County Public Schools held its annual Over the Top Preschool Registration event on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Glasscock Elementary School. Marion County Public Schools held its annual Over the Top Preschool Registration event on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Glasscock Elementary School. Marion County Public Schools held its annual Over the Top Preschool Registration event on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Glasscock Elementary School. Hope Dougherty adds flexible seating options to her classroom after the new year. Students LOVE it. Seniors Anthony McCauley (left) and Israel Larue (right) work on their projects in their Machine Tool class at MCATC! Students in morning Book Clubs draw visualizations for the book they have been reading. Some are using technology to help.
MCATC Staff...One Team-One Dream...Student Success! Elementary students visited the Crown Center over the course of 3 days. They interacted with the ATC teachers and students, played educational games, and created projects. Calvary Students dance and play dulcimers for their peers at the Farmers Bank Bluegrass in Schools Program as part of the local Bluegrass Festival.
GES 5th graders took part in a writing review gallery walk. After the gallery walk they had a chance to read the evaluations and comments left by their peers! #bulldogslovetowrite #glasscockelementary Associate Commissioner David Couch was keynote speaker for the Marion County Innovation Institute on Jan. 17 2017. Pictured here with Superintendent Schlosser in front of the Dream Bus! Lebanon Elementary Beta Club and Student Council Members Lebanon Elementary School Young Engineers Club Future Engineers at Lebanon Elementary School Marion County Public Schools presented at the Next Generation Leadership Network Conference in Lexington on January 20, 2017. The group shared its work with Professional Learning Communities with 200 Kentucky teachers and administrators. Pictured are: L-R Troy Benningfield, Laurie Followell, Dana Thomas, Tara Tatum, Shelley Badgett, Olivia Raley, Tammy Newcome, Sarah Hutchins, Sara Brady, Kelly Allen, Taylora Schlosser. GES 4th & 5th grade students lead the school during our Morning Meeting. #bulldogsareleaders #glasscockelementary Teen Leadership Marion County Story Surgery: The 5th grade Doctors operated on weak writing. They found and removed weak transitions and boring words. Then they implanted the writing with rich vocabulary! #bulldogslovetowrite #mswisesclass #glasscockelementary Miss Kentucky came to talk to the Glasscock students about nutrition and making healthy choices. #bulldogsloveMissKentucky #glasscockelementary Miss Kentucky came to talk to the Glasscock students about nutrition and making healthy choices. #bulldogsloveMissKentucky #glasscockelementary Mrs. Akers participated in Leadership Institute for School Principals through the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.   Thank you to Maker's Mark for the sponsorship! #bulldogsloveMrsAkers #glasscockelementary GES 1st graders in Mrs. Rawlings' class work on learning their fractions. #bulldogslovemath #glasscockelementary Glasscock 1st graders were experimenting with the color wheel in Mrs. Lockard's class. #bulldogsloveart #glasscockelementary MCHS Agriculture Teacher Daniel Mattingly spoke to the student body during morning meeting as part of Calvary Elementary's Future Friday. Lebanon Middle School Academic Team Lebanon Middle School Patriot Basketball SCMS Faculty/Student Quick Recall Scrimmage SCMS Student Ambassadors Architectural Tiles by SCMS students SCMS - Champions of District 44 Governor's Cup Academic Team Competition 2017 HATS OFF TO A NEW YEAR!!! LMS Student Council wishes teachers, staff, parents, and the community a happy and productive 2017! Governor's Cup District Quick Recall teams : SCMS & LMS Family Resource Youth Service Center Directors Mrs. Amy Newton and Mr. Van Gadberry traveled to Frankfort to meet with Senator Higdon to discuss his continual support of FRYSC's.  Thank you Senator Higdon! Senator Jimmy Higdon assisted with the swearing-in ceremony for the Marion County Board of Education's new members at its January 12, 2017, meeting at St. Charles Middle School. Pictured are (L-R): Carrie Truitt, District 1; Brad Cox, District 5; and Peggy Downs, District 4.  MCPS...a distinguished and progressing district!

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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!

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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.

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.

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.

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New Kindergarten Enrollment Requirement

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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.

Alumni and Friends Association

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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!

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Spring Break - No School (Possible Make-up Days)
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4/3/2017 - 4/4/2017
Spring Break - No School
4/5/2017 - 4/7/2017
Last Day of School for Students
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Tuesday, 5/16/2017
Closing Day for Staff
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Wednesday, 5/17/2017
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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