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Maker’s Mark sponsors Marion County Education Foundation Ed foundation

The Marion County Education Foundation is pleased to announce Maker’s Mark as a founding sponsor, which ensures support to the Foundation for the next four years.

“Helping the Marion County Education Foundation is one way we can show support for the local community, which has been so good to us, as well as help education, which is truly important to everyone,” said Rob Samuels, an eighth-generation distiller and chief operating officer of Maker’s.

Contributions to the Marion County Education Foundation directly impact classroom activities through grant awards to teachers. Teachers may apply to the Foundation to request funding to support unique and innovative projects. Applications will be evaluated by a panel to ensure that the project aligns with curriculum goals of Marion County Public Schools. The first projects funded by the Foundation will be implemented in the 2019-2020 school year.

MCKA ESS is Starting! ESS

MCKA Extended School Services

Students that need extra help can get it right here after school!

Updated: MCPS Local Planning Committee finalized announcement

Marion County Public Schools has a new Local Planning Committee after all 20 positions were finalized Friday afternoon.

“This is an exciting time in MCPS because we can now start to make some real progress in improving our district’s facilities,” MCPS Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said. “It’s no secret that this has been a lengthy process, but I feel really good about where we are right now.”

MCHS and MCKA seeing huge gains in meal participation 2nd chance breakfast

Through the first month of the 2018-2019 school year, Marion County High School and Marion County Knight Academy have both seen huge increases in the number of students taking advantage of school meals -- especially breakfast.

According to a report provided by MCPS School Nutrition Director Jennifer Wheeler, over the first 18 days of the school year, MCHS served 8,315 breakfasts compared to 2,340 over the same number of days during the 2017-2018 year. MCKA served 5,525 breakfasts during the same timeframe compared to 2,496 last year.

Series of Professional Development opportunities available to MCPS teachers roadshow flyer

Teachers in MCPS will have plenty of opportunties for professional growth over the coming weeks and months thanks to the Professional Learning Road Show -- a series of PD sessions offered at various locations throughout the district.


PICTURE DAY IS COMING! Picture Day September 5th

Picture Day is Coming!

Sept 5th 2018

Wear your best smile!!


Classroom activity designed to build Growth Mindset in students stiles2

It’s Wednesday in Mr. Jamaal Stiles 9th grade Integrated Science class at Marion County Knight Academy. Students are rotating around the room in groups, answering questions, and taking notes, but the day’s content isn’t specific to science.

MCKA Divas in Defense We Can Do It

Academy Divas in Defense

What: FREE after School Program/Snacks included

Helping Girls Become Empowered, Develop Life Skills and Defend Themselves

Dream Bus Video 2018 Dream Bus Video 2018

Summer Dream Academy Video 2018 Marion County Summer Dream Academy Video 2018

MCPS expected to be without internet and phone services due to electrical malfunction important info

Due to a major electrical malfunction at Marion County High School the entire Marion County Public Schools district is expected to be without internet and phone capabilities beginning at 7:00 am Friday, August 3.  At this time, it is unclear how long repairs will take.

MCPS will continue to provide updates with this on-going issue through the district’s social media channels, the One-Call Now system, and the local media.

WELCOME BACK! Chromebook


We are so excited to have our students return after a nice summer break.  Please mark your calendars with these important upcoming events.  Students will need to have their DDL (Digital Drivers License) complete and student online registration.  We can help you get those completed when you come.  Supply list are posted online. (Click Here)

July 23 (Monday) Chromebook Pick Up  8:00-4:00
July 24 (Tuesday) Chromebook Pick Up 12:00-6:00
July 25 (Wednesday) Chromebook Pick Up 8:00-4:00
July 26 (Thursday) Chromebook Pick Up 12:00-6:00

July 30 (Monday) 8th Grade Open House 5:30-7:00pm
July 31 (Tuesday) 9th Grade Open House 5:30-7:00pm

August 1 (Wednesday) 8th & 9th Grade Jump Start Day

August 8 (Wednesday) First Day Back for Students

August 24 (Friday) Back to School Bash/Family Night 5:00-7:00pm


MCPS to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students lunch

All students in Marion County Public Schools will receive free lunch and breakfast this year thanks to the district’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) federal program. According to MCPS School Nutrition Director Jennifer Wheeler, the program is good for four years and can be renewed based on the number of students who take advantage of school meals.

“The success in this program lies in participation,” Wheeler said. “Basically, the more students we have eating school breakfast and lunch, the better.”

Summer Dream Academy Week of June 11th WMES Kentucky Life: A Journey Through Time Camp made corn husk dolls.

It is another busy week at the Marion County Summer Dream Academy.

The Marion County ATC is hosting 4 camps. Car 101 teaches students the basics in car care and maintenance. The Health and Science of Athletics Camp teaches students how athletes keep their bodies ready for competition and to treat common injuries. It’s Time to Build lets students design their own project and build it. Students attending the PLTW Architectural Camp will get to use the Revit Architecture program to design a small house.

Students in 10th-12th grade will have the opportunity to visit college campuses.

Campers at 21st Century Education Summer Safari continue their second week. They will travel to the pool, extension office and zoo.

Escaping Glasscock is for 3rd-5th grade students who want to have fun and work their brains.

Kentucky Life: A Journey Through Time is hosting its final week of camp. They will finish the camp with a day of bouncy fun.

The M2: Maker-Mover Camp at Calvary Elementary provides an exciting week of art and play. The last day they will take off on a field trip to the House of Boom.

Marion County Middle School is having Relay Races with Robotics or Photography Skills Camp. Students can build a Lego Mindstorm EV3 robot or learn basic photography skills.

Up & Away from Pre-K to K helps students at Lebanon Elementary make the transition to Kindergarten. The camp will focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), but will also have literacy and vocabulary built into the curriculum.

Online registration for 2018-2019 school year now available computer

Online registration through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal is now available. Parents who do not currently have a Parent Portal account should contact their child's school to get an activation key.



The Marion County Summer Dream Academy Kickoff has been cancelled.

The Marion County Summer Dream Academy Kickoff has been cancelled.

Summer Dream Academy Summer Dream Academy 2018

With the school year coming to a close, the Marion County Summer Dream Academy has many engaging opportunities. The Dream Academy Kickoff Celebration is May 31 at Graham Memorial Park from 5:30-7:30. There are over twenty camps throughout the summer with a variety of themes, so there is something for everyone. Free lunch is provided with each camp.

The Dream Bus will also be running June 4th through July 20th at ten locations.

For more information about camps or the Dream Bus you can check out the Dream Academy booklet here:

Parent meeting for girls middle school basketball set for May 24 athletics

For any female student that will be entering grades 6-8 for the 2018-2019 school year interested in playing basketball, there will be a parent meeting on Thursday May 24 at the Marion County Knight Academy Gym starting at 6:00 pm.

Summer Dream Academy booklet arriving soon booklet cover

The Marion County Public Schools Summer Dream Academy booklet, which lists all of the summer camps and programs offered by MCPS, will be arriving in mailboxes across the county in the coming weeks. The booklet includes contact information for registration, as well as dates, times, and locations for all of the Summer Dream Academy camps.

Still Taking Yearbook Orders! Yearbook cover image

Still Taking Yearbook Orders!

We are no longer taking online orders, but you may still order your MCKA Full Color Yearbook for $30!  Forms are avaliable in the library.  If you do not reserve your copy now, you are not guaranteed to get a yearbook.  We will only have a few extras to sell once they arrive!!



Important Dates MCKA Logo

Marion County Knight Academy

Important Dates to Finish our 2017-18 School Year

Yearbook Pictures Needed Parents taking pictures

Yearbook Picture Request!!

Help make our Yearbook GREAT!  We are in need of sports pictures of your student.

SBDM Parent Nominations and Voting SBDM Nominations


SBDM Parent Election Nominations
Nominations will be taken until Friday, April 20th, 2018

SBDM Parent Voting
Voting on parent nominations will take place Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

MCKA Parent Teacher Conferences and 8th Grade Meeting MCKA LOGO

MCKA Parent Teacher Conferences
March 29 4-6pm

MCKA 8th Grade Parent Meeting for 9th Grade Schedules
March 29 6-7pm

No school in Marion County on March 26 important info

Marion County Public Schools will not be in session Monday, March 26, to allow all MCPS staff to attend intruder preparedness training.  The training will be led by the Kentucky State Police in conjunction with the Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

MCPS partners with Campbellsville University students for live scoring session live scoring

MCPS is partnering with Campbellsville University to provide valuable experiences to pre-service teachers at the university by giving them the opporunity to work one-on-one with students during live scoring sessions.  

Harvey scheduled to speak at MCKA Parent Night about social media safety scott harvey

Motivational speaker Scott Harvey will be at Marion County Knight Academy for Parent Night, March 6 at 6 pm to speak to parents about Internet and social media safety.  Harvey visited Marion County Knight Academy and Marion County Middle School in January to speak to students on the same topic.



Marion County Knight Academy YSC
is Sponsoring a Smile Drive

Items can be dropped off in the front office.

The winning MCKA House will receive Free Gym Time!

Items Needed:

Individually Wrapped/Packaged

Video: Superintendent discusses tragedy in Marshall County video
Yearbooks for Sale! Yearbook Order Form

Marion County Knight Academy

2017-18 Yearbooks for Sale


$25 for a hardback full color yearbook full of pictures and memories. 
Price increases to $30 after April 1, 2018.
Order forms were sent home with students or you may order online at www.jostenyearbooks.com


Video: Superintendent discusses NTI days and Plan B bus routes
New immunization requirements effective July 1 Important info

Please see the information below from the Department of Public Health: 

A recent amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation on the immunization schedules for attending school added new immunization requirements for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018.

  • Effective July 1, 2018, all students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.

New Activity Bus Bus

Marion County Knight Academy

Activity Bus

Marion County Public Schools will be offering two activity bus routes on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. This opportunity will give more students the means to participate in after school activities on those days.

The parent/guardian permission form must be completed and returned to school administrators before your students can ride the activity bus. Families will receive two (2) pick-up tags, and the person picking up a student must have this displayed on their rear-view mirror.

Students riding the activity bus will be expected to behave appropriately and follow rules according to the district code of conduct. Students must maintain order at all times and obey the instructions of the bus driver. The district activity bus is a privilege and students must behave accordingly.

**The activity bus will NOT be transporting students to their homes, but rather will be dropping them off at school locations for parent pick-up.

How to access NTI day materials NTI

With winter weather already responsible for school delays, now is a good time to review steps to access Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) day materials.

MCPS Inclement Weather Plan -- What to Know important info

Given the recent changes in weather, now is an excellent time to review Marion County Public School’s Inclement Weather Protocol, as well as Plan B Bus Routes and information related to Non-Traditional Instruction Days.  


i2 Conference Registration now open i2 logo

Registration is now available for the 2018 i2 Conference which will be held Tuesday, January 16 at Marion County High School.  The link below provides an overview of available sessions and directions for registering.

Registration Link

All State Chorus All State Chorus Students

Marion County Knight Academy
Students Chosen for All State Chorus

Midterm Schedule Midterm Exams

MCKA Midterm Schedule

December 13, 2017 Wednesday - 1st Period Exams

December 14, 2017 Thursday - 2nd, 4th, and 6th Period Exams

December 15, 2017 Friday - 3rd, 5th, and 7th Period Exams


Photos: MCKA faculty collaborates in Professional Learning Communities MCKA PLC

The semester may be coming to a close, but teachers at the Marion County Knight Academy were still hard at work in their Professional Learning Communities (PLC).

Picture Forms and Money Due Dec 8th Picture Day Order Forms

Lifetouch Pictures Order Forms and Money
Due Friday, Dec 8th
Please Turn into the Office

Winter Formal Winter Formal

Marion County Knight Academy
Winter Formal

December 9th, 2017
6:00-9:00 pm

$10 Fee

Featuring: DJ Breakfeast

Concessions~Photo Booth

Video: MCKA teachers let students know they are thankful for them MCKA Thankful
MCKA Academic Team I love Academic Team

MCKA Academic Team

Meetings are after school on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30/5:00.  Contact Mr. Hamm for more details.

MCKA Robotics Club Robotics after school

Marion County Knight Academy
Robotics Club

Meets each Tuesday after school 3:30 - 4:30

Purpose: Give students an opportunity to learn how to build and program Lego EV3 Robots.

Main Objective: This year we hope to compete in the RCX Challenge for the first time.


Any student interested in joining our after schoo robotics program, please contact Mrs. Russell in the MCKA school library.  This group is considered part of the MCKA STLP team.

MCPS announces call for I-2 Conference presenters i2 logo2


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 strategy using technology or a lesson on the 4 C’s (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication) to fill out the Google form found here.

If selected, a notification will be sent by December 20, 2016.

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 results explained -- English and Spanish versions 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!