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R2D2 recently visited with WMES students in the STEAM lab. Judge Todd Spalding spoke to MCHS students as a part of the Cafe Chat series. JROTC cadets presented service flags during the Veterans Day ceremony at MCHS. Calvary Students looked at World Statistics as they participated in World Stack Up Day with Mrs. Dickerson in PE class. Calvary participated in World Stack Up Day. Book character pumpkins at WMES "My Future is too Bright for Drugs" at WMES! Fourth graders recently participated in Idiom Day at West Marion! Representatives from local businesses spoke to MCHS seniors during Manufacturing Day. Mrs. Dickerson taught shared reading with a kindergarten class during P.E. at Calvary Elementary School. The FFA Executive team attended the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, receiving a National 3-STAR rating. Author Ronda Friend visited Calvary Elementary for an assembly and a writing workshop. Glasscock Elementary hosted a "Muffins with Mom" celebration in the school's media center. 2017-2018 Lighthouse Team. (front) Matthew Reed, Amanda Carrico, Daily Goatley, Sydney Cox and Annette Dennison. (back) Lee Morgeson, Alicia Kelly, Angie Akers, Abby Smith & Kellie Wise. #webelieveinGES The MCHS Culinary Arts student attended the GFS Food Show in Louisville, KY After reading an excerpt from Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan in the library, 5th grade students at WMES built a structure using toothpicks and gum drops that would hold a book for 10 seconds. FFA members visited Heavenly Haven Farm as part of their annual Farm Tour. Students in Mrs. Kehm's 2nd grade class at LES sequence the story, "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" by using the Leader-in-Me Habit 6 - Synergizing! Students in Mrs. Thomas’ 4th grade science classes at WMES used what they had learned about electrical circuits to build flashlights. Students participated in Field Day at Glasscock Elementary. Students in Mrs. Begley's 5th grade class at WMES were split into two groups and given 100 index cards to construct the tallest tower within 30 minutes. MCMS Science teacher Cody Farmer leads students through martial arts activities during Sharpen Your Saw Friday. Mrs. Taylor's preschool class at West Marion learn about the THREE LITTLE PIGS and problem solving. Mrs. Bartley's second grade class at WMES built structures that could stand on its own using base 10 blocks (5-hundreds, 10-tens, 10-ones).  Marion County High School Born Learning Academy at West Marion Elementary MCHS help desk students Lamontae Shively and Callie Gribbins set up Chromebooks at Glasscock Elementary. Mrs. Wright's Kindergarten students at WMES are working together to create a vehicle in the STEAM lab. Students in Mrs. Thomas' 4th grade science classes at WMES built models of a new amusement park ride - the Bumper Coaster - bumper cars on a roller coaster! A student at the Area Technology Center works on a welding project. Students in Mrs. Kelly's class at WMES were challenged to build an object with 20 Lego pieces.  Students built garages, robots, sonar fishing apparatus, and bunny rabbits. Students in Mrs. Thomas's 4th grade science classes at WMES went to the STEAM Lab to investigate how speed and energy are related. Students in Mrs. Smith's 3rd grade class created their Personal Mission Statements for their Leadership Notebooks. #webelieveinGES
Mrs. Thomas' 4th grade science classes at WMES made pinhole projectors and and practiced using them so they can safely experience the Great American Solar Eclipse on Monday! Mrs. Patton, West Marion Elementary 1st grade teacher, works with students in reading centers. Learning hallway procedures at Glasscock Elementary Students choose what emoji describes them on the first day of school. Lebanon Elementary First Day of School MCHS Chemistry teacher Doug Brown conducts an experiment in class during the first week of school. West Marion Elementary School Lebanon Elementary School Ready for back to school at Lebanon Elementary Open House. Calvary Elementary School Glasscock Elementary School Summer Slam Volleyball Camp Sometimes science experiments on the Dream Bus amazes even the adults. All smiles on the Dream Bus

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Celebrity Reader MCHS library hosts Celebrity Reader Forum; broadcasts live on Facebook As a part of Reading Celebration Week, the Marion County High School library hosted a Celebrity Reader Forum throughout the school day, November 16. Guests from the community and from within the school system joined students in the MCHS library to read selected passages from their favorite pieces of writing and answered questions about their ... Read More
i2 logo2 MCPS announces call for I-2 Conference presenters Marion County Public Schools is seeking presenters for its annual I-2 Conference to be held at Marion County High School on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The conference focuses on the integration of technology and best practices in the classroom. MCPS invites prospective presenters interested in leading a session on an instructional ... Read More
food pantry Community Learning Center food pantry stocking up for the holiday season Marion County’s Community Learning Center is looking to stock up as the holiday season approaches. For the second year, the Community Learning Center will house a food pantry available to MCPS families in need. “You see so many people helping others when you have project like our pantry,” 21st Century site director Leanna ... Read More
Energy Star MCPS recognized as Energy Star District for second consecutive year Marion County Public Schools was recognized as a 100% Energy Star district for the second consecutive year at its most recent school board meeting. The improved efficiency is energy costs has saved the district $865,000 since 2010. Kentucky School Board Association representative Jon Nipple presented the award. “In a matter of just a ... Read More
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MCPS Fast Facts

  • 3,300 students
  • 2nd largest employer in Marion County
  • Over 600 employees
  • Over 20,000 books given away yearly
  • $1.5 million in scholarships awarded annually to graduates
  • Record number of Summer Dream Academy participants
  • 537,000 miles traveled by bus annually
  • Nearly 16,000 summer meals served 
  • 1-to-1 technology in grades 6th - 12th