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MCPS and KCSS want you to make the pledge against bullying anti-bullying image

The Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has released on online anti-bullying pledge and Marion County Public Schools wants you to join the cause.

 

According to the KCSS website, “Together we can ‘Get Involved and Get it Solved’ STOP the Bullying! KCSS stands on the belief that everybody should enjoy school equally and be treated with respect. Community members, educators, students and parents are encouraged to get involved by taking this pledge against bullying.”

 

Video: MAP data explained MAP sample

MCPS Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome explains the MAP testing results parents will receive.

 

MCPS employees attend staff development day sessions MCKA staff development

While MCPS students enjoyed another day off from school Monday following the district’s fall break, MCPS employees spent the day at various sites attending professional development workshops.  

All of the district’s employees attended sessions on a variety of topics throughout the day including reviewing assessment data, best practices, understanding poverty, and team-building activities.

“I’m especially proud of the fact that in Marion County Public Schools, every staff member has the opportunity to learn and grow,” MCPS superintendent Taylora Schlosser said.  “This is a day of learning and improvement not only for classroom teachers, but everyone, including myself.”

CLUB DAY!! Club Day

MCKA Club Day!

The first Marion County Knight Academy was a great success and fun for all students and staff.  Every student selected 2 clubs to attend to meet with other students with the same interests.  Our next club day will be held on October 20th.  More details for that day to come!

9th Grade Parent Night 9th Grade Parent Night

Transition Ready?

High School and Beyond!

 

Scholastic Book Orders Scholastic Book Orders

Scholastic Book Club Orders - Great Books at a Great Price!

 

Classroom Spotlight: MCKA students get their daily 'Genius Hour' Genius Hour

It’s called ‘Genius Hour’ -- a class period devoted entirely to exploring ideas and topics that students choose.  At Marion County Knight Academy, during Genius Hour students are given the opportunity to research, create, and present projects on almost any subject that piques their interests.

On Monday, in Ms. Kim Scalf’s 8th grade Genius Hour class, student presentations ran the gamut with topics including careers in professional athletics, a look at the effects of global poverty, an overview of the most common horse breeds, and even an exploration into the topic “What Makes Us Forget?”

ESS starting this week at MCKA Extended School Services (ESS)

MCKA ESS (Extended School Services) is starting this week.  The after school meal will not begin until next week Sept. 11.

All students needing extra help, time to make up work, or other assistance should plan to stay according to the schedule list.

Your student may stay with any teacher to get help. All teachers are certified in their subject area therefore students may stay with a teacher they do not have for a class.

ESS Schedule

Digital Driver's License required for new students grades 8-12 DDL
Dream Bus Video 2017 Dream Bus Video 2017

School canceled for Aug. 21 due to eclipse; Preschool start date pushed back to Aug. 22 eclipse
Summer Dream Academy Video 2017 Summer Dream Academy 2017

Cheer Team Try Outs Cheer Team

Anyone interested in trying out for the MCHS Cheer Team should pick up a cheer clinic packet in the office. Tryouts will be Friday August 11th from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. and Monday August 14th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at MCHS.  Students must have a completed physical on file in order to tryout.

Get Your Chromebook Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday!!

Chromebooks!

Beat the crowd on Open House - Pick up your Chromebook July 25, 26 or 28

We will be in the MCKA Library 

from 12:00 - 6:00pm July 25-26
1:00 - 4:00 pm July 28

Jump Start Day is set for August 1

WHO: 6th - 9th graders

WHAT: Jump Start Day

WHEN: Tuesday, August 1st, 8:00 until 12:00

WHERE: Marion County Middle School(6th/7th) &

Marion County Knight Academy (8th/9th)

District transportation will be provided as well as breakfast and lunch

Marion County students set to attend the new Marion County Middle School for 6th and 7th graders and the Marion County Knight Academy 8th and 9th can get a feel for the new school year by attending Jump Start Day on August 1.  Both schools will host students from 8 am until noon with an opportunity to experience a modified school day.  

Parent SBDM Voting July 21, 2017

MCKA Parents:

Friday - July 21, 2017 8:00-12:00
Please come out to vote for your parent SBDM representatives.  Two of these will serve 1 year on the council and make important decisions for our school.

7th and 8th Grade Football Meeting

7th and 8th Grade Parent Football Meeting

Friday, July 21st

6:00 pm at the MCHS cafeteria

MCKA Seeking SBDM Parent Rep

Marion County Knight Academy
Seeking SBDM Parent Representative

Nomination Form

MCKA Open House

Marion County Knight Academy
Open House -
July 31, 2017

Open house will be from 5:30 - 7:00

This will be a ribbon cutting ceremony by Lebanon Chamber of Commerce.  We will have face painting, dunking booth, dancing, food trucks, school tours, and more!!! Your student can pick up their Chromebook.  Hope to see you there!

*No student schedules will be passed out until Aug 1 Jump Start Day

MCKA JUMP START DAY

Marion County Knight Academy

Jump Start Day - August 1, 2017

8:00-12:00

Jump Start day will be Tuesday, August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  You may drop off your student between 7:30-8:00 if they do not plan to ride the bus. Buses will be in operation, breakfast, and lunch will be served.

Open House Dates

Open House and registration dates for Marion County Schools are listed below:

2017-2018 Supply List

2017 - 2018 Supply List

8th Grade

9th Grade

2017-2018 School Bus Routes

Marion County School Bus Routes for the 2017-2018 school year are now available on the Transportation Webpage. Click on the links below:

Bus Routes 2017-2018

Bus Directory 2017-2018

Bus Transfer List 2017-2018

Marion County Summer Dream Academy

Click here to check out the full booklet.

  Marion County Dream Academy

Dream Bus Schedule Summer 2017

Dream Bus summer schedule will begin on Tuesday May 30, 2017 and end on Friday July 21, 2017.  The Week of July 3rd through July 7th the Dream Bus will not run.  

Monday
11:00-12:15:
Brookhaven
12:45-1:45
Raywick Park

Tuesday
11:00-12:15:
Village Loop Apts.
12:45-1:45
Cleaver Court

Wednesday
11:00-12:15:
Rosenwald Village
12:45-1:45
Bradfordsville Community Center

Thursday
11:00-12:15:
Hamilton Heights/Hardin Place
12:45-1:45
Behind Cedarwood Restaurant East Main

Friday
11:00-12:15:
Warren Acres
12:45-1:45
Rolling Hills Subdivision

8th Grade Promotion Pictures

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Pictures

You may pick up your child's picture by stopping by the school library this week from 8:00-3:00.  Pictures not picked up will be given out to the students next school year.

High School Graduation Parking Information

Marion County High School is offering several parking options for this year's graduation ceremony as school officials expect a capacity crowd.  Graduation begins at 10 AM, this Saturday, May 20, at the Roby Dome.  

A Brand New World MCPS Secondary Schools

Click below for the presentation to the Board of Education on the progress of the secondary schools.

http://www.marion.kyschools.us/docs/district/a%20brand%20new%20world%20mcps%20secondary%20schools.pdf?id=558039

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
May 17th at 11:00

To honor your 8th graders hard work and determination to succeed, we will have the following schedule on Wednesday, May 17th: 

 8:30-9:00- LMS Class of 2017 breakfast celebration (For Students ONLY)

 9:00-10:00- 8th grade awards and ceremony practice (all 8th graders must attend)

 10:10:45- 8th grade lunch and students prepped for ceremony

 11:00- promotion ceremony begins  (Doors open for parents and guests at 10:30)

This ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the gym at Lebanon Middle School. Doors will open at 10:30 AM for friends and family. Please enter through the courtyard/gym doors. Remember that seating is limited, so take this into consideration when inviting family and friends. 

Students are encouraged to dress up for this memorable event.  Young men can wear khakis, slacks, dress shirts, and ties.  Ladies can wear dresses, but MUST be covered in appropriate areas and be of appropriate coverage and length (school appropriate). If your student has questions about the appropriateness of their attire, please see Mrs. Blandford.

If you would like a DVD of your child’s graduation ceremony and highlights from the 8th grade year, you can purchase a DVD for $20.00.  Three to four weeks after school is out, you will receive your DVD by mail from LMS. If you would like a DVD, please return the bottom portion of this form with your payment of $20.00.  Your child’s reading teacher will write them a receipt for your DVD. Videos will also be on sale before and after the ceremony. Please include your address so we know where to send your DVD.  

Reading Celebration Thursday!

This is Reading Celebration week in Marion County Public Schools.  We hope you will join us for the Community Reading Night at MCHS this Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 5 PM to 7 PM.  There are over 25 themed rooms, giveaways, and a bookstore open to the public -- plus Batman, the Batmobile, Storm Troopers and R2D2!!

Our R20 (Read for 20 minutes) event is this Friday, April 21, at 2:30 PM.  We encourage everyone to stop and read to support the importance of literacy.  If your business participates, please tweet us a picture at #R20MarionCounty. 

Infinite Campus System Upgrade

If you are a parent or guardian of a Marion County School student who currently uses the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or the Infinite Campus mobile smartphone app, please be aware that the system will be offline on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 for upgrades.

CKEC Marion County Outstanding Special Education Educator Nomination Form 2017-2018

Marion County Schools is seeking all stakeholders input on nominations for the CKEC Outstanding Special Education Educator award. If you know a deserving Marion County special education educator that you would like to nominate, please click on the link below.

Congratulations to Abi, Gabe, and Nick!!! Jr BETA State Talent Winners

2017 Kentucky State Jr BETA Talent Winners:

Nick, Abi, and Gabe

Jr Beta Talent Winners

Patriot Volleyball

Support our Patriot Volleyball Team

Check out the Schedule Here

Patriot Logo

2017 Yearbook

2017 Yearbook

The LMS Yearbook will go on sale starting in February.  You can help in selecting our yearbook cover. 

Our 2017 Yearbook is in the process of being created with lots of great pictures and memories. Help select the cover by voting for your favorite cover. Voting begins today and ends on Friday, Jan 13 at 12:00 noon.

Students can vote by logging into their School Google Account, click on the link below or copy and paste the link below and vote.

https://goo.gl/forms/uyygwcEIDNTo3hcJ3

2017-2018 Scheduling for MCHS and MCATC

Marion County High School Scheduling Nights

Current 8th grade students will be registering for MCHS classes on January 10th from 6:00-7:00 pm in the MCHS Cafeteria.

Resources to Further Help in the Registration Process

Marion County Area Tech Center - Curriculum Guide

Marion County Area Tech Center - Schedule Card

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ...from Marion County Public Schools Holiday Message
I-2 Innovation Institute - Registration now OPEN!

I-2 Register Now Logo

Marion County Public Schools is hosting its second annual an in-house technology conference called the I-2 Innovation Institute for all certified teachers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. As we move forward with our 1:1 technology initiative, we understand and value professional development and training.

 

December 12 Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert - December 12 invitation

Welcome Mrs. Blandford - New LMS Principal

Lebanon Middle School Welcomes New Principal

Mrs. Millie Blandford

The Lebanon Middle School SBDM Council selected Millie Blandford as the principal. She is in her 22nd year of education. She has taught science for 17 years and has served as an Assistant Principal for Spencer County Middle School since 2012. Mrs. Blandford has been a part of supporting Spencer County Middle School as they have moved from a Needs Improvement School in 2012 to a Distinguished School in the past two years. Mrs. Blandford’s professional accomplishments include National Board Certification in Science, published author, activities produced by Science Kit & Boreal, finalist for Kentucky Teacher of the Year, Amgen Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, ING Unsung Heroes Award, and Campbellsville Teacher of Excellence Award. Please welcome her to Marion County!

LMS Parent Involvement Night

Parent Night March 21 2017 from 4 to 6

LMS Principal Selection Survey

Lebanon Middle School’s SBDM council has started the principal selection process.  We have developed the following criteria or principal traits to use in the development of the interview questions and would like your feedback and input: 

  1. Believes all children can learn at high levels.
  2. Makes management decisions that enhance teaching and learning.
  3. Is committed to closing achievement gaps and ensuring proficiency for all students.
  4. Understands the connection of school culture to student achievement.
  5. Believes in and will support adjusting instructional practices to meet various student-learning environments and also promote student empowerment, self-control, and self-discipline.
  6. Welcomes input and will be a model of good communication among all the stakeholders of the school community:  parents and families, students, teachers, administrators, and the community at large.

Click here to take the principal selection survey.

Pennies for Patients

Lebanon Middle School's Pennies for Patients

Fundraising Event will be November 14th - 18th

Our goal this year is to raise $2017 for research to help find a cure for kids that have been diagnoised with blood cancer. 

Students can bring money to their first period class or donate online at the link below.

Pennies for Patients Website

LMS 2016-17 Yearbooks Are On Sale NOW!

2016-17 Yearbooks

To Order: You may bring this form to Mrs. Russell in the library or order online! ORDER ONLINE

Yearbooks for sale

MCPS I2-Innovation Institute Call for Presenters

Marion County Public Schools is hosting an in-house technology conference for all certified teachers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. As we move forward with our 1:1 technology initiative and 21st century learning, we understand and value professional development and training. If you are interested in presenting either an instructional strategy using technology or a lesson on the 4 Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration & Communication), click here to fill out our call for presenters form. A notification of selection for presenting will be sent by December 20, 2016.

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.

Boys Basketball Schedule

Boy's Basketball

Join us in cheering on our Patriot Basketball team starting Nov 3, 2016.

Boy's Basketball Schedule

Book Fair

Spring BOGO Book Fair
April 10-14

Students will visit the book fair with their reading teacher.  April 10: 6th Grade, April 11: 7th Grade, April 13th: 8th Grade

Book Fair Clip art