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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!

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!!


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


Marion County Knight Academy

Jump Start Day - August 1, 2017


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.  

Raywick Park

Village Loop Apts.
Cleaver Court

Rosenwald Village
Bradfordsville Community Center

Hamilton Heights/Hardin Place
Behind Cedarwood Restaurant East Main

Warren Acres
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.


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

LMS Parent Involvement Night

Parent Night March 21 2017 from 4 to 6

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

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