The Calvary Elementary School Family Resource Center "Animals Around the World" summer program was held June 22nd-26th. The week long program ended with a trip to the Louisville Zoo. Students participate in MCPS Fine Arts Dream Academy at Centre Square. Students participate in MCPS Fine Arts Dream Academy at Centre Square. Students participate in MCPS Fine Arts Dream Academy at Centre Square. Glasscock Elementary visits the Louisville Zoo as part of their Animals Around the World summer program. Kristie Trottier volunteered a week of her time for Glasscocks Animals Around the World Art Class. Twenty-three students participating in the 21st Century/Migrant program Summer Dream Academy spent Thursday, June 25, exploring principles of engineering through KNEX and art-related activities.  Marion County High School FFA attends the 86th State FFA Convention in Lexington June 9-11 Lebanon Middle School Summer Adventure Camp visits the Life Adventure Center & Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary Lebanon Middle School Summer Adventure Camp visits the Life Adventure Center & Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary Congratulations to Calvary Elementary School for being selected as the 2015 Leader.org Grant Recipient! Lebanon Middle Schools Summer Adventure Camp Students play nutritional bingo at Lebanon Middle Schools Summer Adventure Camp. Lebanon Middle School Summer Adventure Camp Marion County Public Schools 21st Century and Migrant Education Summer Dream Academy programs Marion County Public Schools 21st Century and Migrant Education Summer Dream Academy programs Campbellsville University students assist in the 21st Century and Migrant Education Summer Dream Academy programs thanks to the CU and MCPS partnership. Students label parts of the brain at West Marion Elementary Schools Summer of Science Summer Program. Students participate in a social science activity with Communicare counselors at West Marion Elementary Schools Summer of Science Summer Program. West Marion Elementary Schools Summer of Science Summer Program The Marion County High School Student Ambassador Executive Committee visited Western Kentucky University on Tuesday, June 9, as part of the districts Summer Dream Leadership Academy. MCHS students participate in Marion County Public Schools College Craze summer program at Spencerian College. MCHS students participate in Marion County Public Schools College Craze summer program at Berea College. MCHS students participate in Marion County Public Schools College Craze summer program at Berea College. MCHS students participate in Marion County Public Schools College Craze summer program at Asbury College. On Friday, May 22, MCPS Preschool teachers were recognized at the Central Kentucky Educational Co-Op Outstanding Educators of the Year luncheon! From left to right: Linda Taylor, Patricia Sissy Blandford, Sarah Brussell, Shannon Richardson, and Melissa Smith Businesses around Marion County show their support during KPREP testing. Marion County Public Schools Migrant & 21st Century programs held their annual end of the year celebration banquet on May 5. Marion County Public Schools Migrant & 21st Century programs held their annual end of the year celebration banquet on May 5. Marion County Public Schools Migrant & 21st Century programs held their annual end of the year celebration banquet on May 5. Marion County Public Schools Migrant & 21st Century programs held their annual end of the year celebration banquet on May 5. <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/Content2/SixBigDreams"><span style="color:#FFFFFF;" <span="">Click here to learn more.</span></a></p>

Current News

GES SBDM Council hires Akers as principal

The Glasscock Elementary School Based Decision Making Council announced on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, that Mrs. Angie Akers will serve as the new principal. Mrs. Akers has worked as the Library Media Specialist at Glasscock, the interim Assistant Principal at Marion County High School, and most recently, the Assistant Principal at Glasscock. We welcome her to this new role at Glasscock!

21st Century/Migrant program Summer Dream Academy

 

Twenty-three students participating in the 21st Century/Migrant program Summer Dream Academy spent Thursday, June 25, exploring principles of engineering through KNEX and art-related activities.  

MCPS Food Service department attends the SNA Conference

The Marion County Public Schools Food Service Department attended the Kentucky School Nutrition Association conference in Lexington June 21-24.  Participants completed continuing education classes and met with over 70 prospective vendors.  Pictured (L-R): Calvary Elementary Manager Betty Cox, Lebanon Middle School Manager Kim Bright, Food Service Administrative Assistant Cathy Sparrow, and Food Service Director Troy Benningfield.

MCPS partcipates at the SNA Conference

Marion County Public Schools was invited to participate in a panel discussion regarding Kentucky's Summer Feeding Program at the School Nutrition Association conference in Lexington on June 23.  Troy Benningfield and Cathy Sparrow joined representatives from Paducah Independent as well as Martin and Jefferson counties to discuss the success of their programs.  MCPS will serve over 13,000 meals this summer to 32 programs at 18 sites in Marion and Taylor counties.

Employee ID Badges

Pictures for employee ID badges will be taken opening day on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 with Lifetouch. Central Office will no longer be printing badges.

New Hire Orientation Dates

The Marion County Public Schools Personnel department will hold new hire orientation on the following dates to complete paperwork and answer questions:

Certified New Hires – Tuesday, July 14, 10:00 am or Thursday, July 23, 10:00 am

Classified New Hires – Thursday, July 16, 10:00 am or Tuesday, July 21, 10:00 am

*New hires will be contacted by e-mail to reserve which date they want to attend for orientation.

Click read more for additional information and required documents to bring.

Gifted and Talented Summer Dream Academy

 

Gifted and Talented students participating in the Summer Dream Academy met June 16 to prepare for their trip to the Challenger Learning Center in Louisville.  Students spent the morning filling out job applications for the available positions on their pending space mission.  Participants will complete one mission at the center’s simulator and spend time exploring the planetarium program at the University of Louisville.  The group is taught by MCPS Gifted and Talented teacher Mrs. Stephanie Gootee

21st Century/Migrant visits KY Railway Museum

Students participating in the 21st Century and Migrant Summer Dream Academy enjoyed a train excursion at the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, Kentucky, on June 12.  Students had an opportunity to experience the history of railroads in the Bluegrass including one of the oldest railroad stations in America.

Safe Crisis Management Summer Training Dates

June 17 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm - Conference room at the ATC - Recertification for any staff member that has been trained in the past 18 months

July 14 and 15 (two days) - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm - Conference room at the ATC - Certification for staff who have never been trained in SCM

July 16 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm - Conference room at the ATC - Recertification for any staff member that has been trained in the past 18 months (for those unable to attend the June 17 training date)

MCHS Student Ambassador Executive Council

Congratulations to the following Marion County High School seniors who have been selected for leadership positions on the MCHS Student Ambassador Executive Council: Anne-Kaitlyn Gribbins, Chair; Leah Thompson, Vice-Chair; Katie Elmore, Public Relations Director; and Dylan Cambron, Lydia Howlett, and Travis Huellemeier; Business Managers.  Jarie Newby and Megan Newton also hold seats on the executive council.  Applications for the next class of student ambassadors will be available on August 3, 2015, with the new class introduced at the September 10 Board of Education meeting.  

Avoiding the Summer Slide

You can help your children arrive at kindergarten ready to grow, ready to learn and ready to succeed by doing simple, every-day tasks and activities. This month, we talk about avoiding the summer slide! You can view these newsletters online or you can print and share with family and friends.

2015 Summer Feeding Program

Marion County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Click here for a list of sites and times where meals will be served.

Calendar

Jul
09
Board Meeting
@Central Office
Thursday, 7/9/2015
Jul
23
Board Meeting
@21st Century Learning Center
Thursday, 7/23/2015
Aug
03
Staff Development
@All Schools
Monday, 8/3/2015
Aug
04
Opening Day for Faculty and Staff
@All Schools
Tuesday, 8/4/2015
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