The Marion Institute of Technology Summer Program visited the Apple Store in Louisville and created advertisements using iPads. The Marion Institute of Technology Summer Program visited WAVE3 TV Studios on June 29. The Marion Institute of Technology Summer Program visited and toured the Louisville Water Company facilities on June 29. Glasscock Elementary received the Toyota Born Learning Grant! Students learning the fundamentals at the LES Volleyball Summer Camp. Playing games and getting fit at the LES PE Summer Camp Calvary Elementary School Dinosaur World Summer Camp. MCPS students participated in the Dream Bus Olympics on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Lebanon and Bradfordsville. Mr. Marks leads students through exercises at Glasscock's Dinosaur World summer camp. ATC students welding at summer camp. The 21st Century/Migrant summer program participates in cooking at the local UK Extension Office with Ms. Juanita. Lincoln Trail Health Department discusses a balanced diet with the 21st Century/Migrant summer program. The 21st Century/Migrant summer program visits Kid-Wise Bounce in Campbellsville, KY. MCPS hosted the Kentucky Summer Feeding kickoff with guests from USDA, KDE, and various local officials. Students from MCPS receive Summer Feeding backpacks from the Kentucky Department of Education. Marion County FFA attends 87th annual State Convention in Lexington. Lebanon Middle School's summer programs visits Shaker Village. Laura Raganas from the Kentucky Department of Education leads a Google PD to prepare MCHS staff for our 1:1 initiative! The Marion County Public Schools Dream Bus visits students around the county. The Marion County Public Schools Dream Bus visits students around the county. The Marion County Public Schools Dream Bus visits students around the county. Lebanon Middle School Summer Program 2016 MKAC Champions Marion County Middle School Baseball wins the conference championship B Team. Marion County Middle School Mid-Kentucky Conference Champs Teen Leadership Marion County Scholarship Recipient - 11th grader, Michael Richardson

Current News

MCPS receives WHAS Crusade for Children Grant

Marion County Public Schools received $40,000 from the WHAS Crusade for Children grant. WHAS Crusade for Children grants are made to non-profit agencies, schools and hospitals that help children with special needs up to age 18. We want to say "thank you" to chief Rick Mattingly for all your help and support!

From left to right:
Dawn Lee, CEO of The Crusade for Children; Pam Stephens, Member of The Crusade for Children Board of Directors; Scott Spalding, MCPS Transportation/Maintenance Director; Rick Mattingly, Lebanon Fire Chief; John Walling, Member of The Crusade for Children Board of Directors

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Jump Start

Back to School Information

 The beginning of the 2016-17 school year is right around the corner, and we want you to be prepared! Continue to check back here as more back to school information will be added.


Documents and Forms:

Calendar Items:

  • LMS 6th Grade JumpStart - July 21, 12:00-5:00pm, parent meeting from 5:00-5:30 pm
  • LMS Schedule Pickup/Locker Check - July 29, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SCMS Open House - July 25, 5:00-7:00 pm; The KONA ice truck and Dream Bus will be available.
2016 Freshman JumpStart

The class of 2020 is encouraged to attend Freshmen Jumpstart on Tuesday, July 26. Check-in will begin at 8:00 with the program running from 8:30-1:30. Parents do not need to attend. This is a fun filled, informational day designed to ease the transition into high school. Every participant will receive a t-shirt and lunch. There will also be door prizes given.

2016 Student Ambassador Applications

Applications for the 2016-17 Marion County Student Ambassadors are now being accepted from interested Marion County High School students entering grades 10-12. The application must be submitted no later than 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016. Applications may be submitted electronically to or Forms may also be presented in person to Mrs. Kim Hardin in the MCHS library. Click here to download the application.

NTI Days

MCPS has been selected for the second consecutive year to participate in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) program.  The district is now eligible to request up to 10 attendance days on which non-instructional methods were implemented due to school cancellation.  More details about this year’s rollout will be released this fall. 

Accountability Steering Committee

MCPS Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome has been selected by Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen L. Pruitt to serve on his new Opportunity and Access work group. The 23-member panel will make recommendations to the state’s Accountability Steering Committee which advises key state leaders on the future of the state’s accountability system. Mrs. Newcome is a 25-year veteran of Kentucky’s public school system. Her experience includes serving as a secondary math teacher as well as holding administrative positions at the elementary, secondary, and district level.

Jamie Brown receives National BETA Sponsor of Year Award


Ms. Jamie Brown, a social studies teacher at Marion County High School, received the National Sponsor of the Year award at the 2016 National BETA Convention in New Orleans, LA. Congraulations to Ms. Brown!

MCHS One-to-One Take Home Requirement - Registering for a Digital Driver’s License Account

At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, all Marion County High School students will receive a Google Chromebook for classroom instruction. In order for students to qualify for the district’s one-to-one take home program, students must meet a set of guidelines. One of the guidelines is receiving your Digital Driver’s License (DDL). Registration instructions and information on how to obtain your DDL are in the link below. If you have any questions or experience issues while trying to register/obtain your DDL, or don’t know your school e-mail address, please contact your DDL advisor, Dylan Tungate, at Please be aware that case progress resets each year on July 1, which means your answers to incomplete quizzes will disappear. Click here to access the instructions.


SCMS Open House
@St. Charles Middle School
Monday, 7/25/2016
Freshman JumpStart
@Marion County High School
Tuesday, 7/26/2016
LMS 7/8th Grades Schedule Pickup/Lockers
@Lebanon Middle School
Friday, 7/29/2016
Staff Development
@All Schools
Monday, 8/1/2016
<<July 2016>>


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