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Presenting Mrs. Wheatley's Students

 

Mrs. Wheatley's class performed a play for the residents at the Village.

 

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

Schlosser addresses MCMS students again; Kentucky Center for School Safety Executive Director Akers attends Akers_Schlosser

Marion County Public Schools Superintendent Taylora Schlosser visited Marion County Middle School again Wednesday morning to speak to the student body about online behavior and school safety.  Schlosser reiterated her message to students concerning appropriate social media use and emphasized the phrase “Our school, our community.”

“Social media used inappropriately could cost you your job someday,” Schlosser said.  “And if you see something going on that you know is wrong, you need to tell someone.  We need you to be the leaders that continue to make this a great school district.”

Superintendent Schlosser addresses students at Marion County Middle School Schlosser@MCMS

Superintendent Taylora Schlosser addressed the student body at Marion County Middle School Tuesday morning following two social media incidents that included threats to student safety.

Schlosser’s speech focused on five S’s beginning with the word “School.”

“You should tell yourself, ‘This is my community, and my school,’” she told the group of 6th and 7th graders.

Video: MCMS students participate in Hour of Code MCMS Hour of Code

Students at Marion County Middle School received an introduction to computer programming by participating in Hour of Code -- a global initiative to promote computer science.  Students accessed lessons through Code.org.  December 4-10 is Computer Science Education Week.

Watch the video to see what some MCMS students thought about the experience.

Video: MCMS teachers let students know they are thankful for them MCMS Thankful
Osbourne receives Encourage the Heart acknowledgement Osbourne

Marion County Middle School assistant principal Coury Osbourne received the “Encourage the Heart” acknowledgement from Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome last week.

Newcome surprised Osbourne during the student morning meeting last Monday, where she presented Osbourne with the recognition.

“Encourage the Heart” is one of the five practices outlined in The Leadership Challenge -- a book focusing on developing strong leadership, which the MCPS Leadership Team is currently studying.

Sweet Reward! Mrs. Mann enjoys dessert

Mrs. Mann takes a pie (or Two) for the team!

 

AND THE WINNER IS... 1st Jackson Willett 2nd Julia LaRue 3rd Morgan Tacey

Mrs. Wright's book club read "The Night Gardener" and then created tree sculptures.

Reading Celebration This Week Over 100 AR tests read and passed in one day!

Camelot House read and passed over 100 AR books in one day!

MCMS Loves Veterans

MCMS Choir, led by Mr. Christopher, tribute to Veterans. Click here to watch them sing.

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.

Chromebook Quick Log In

Shut it down everyday and log in the next quickly.

Chromebook Care

Take care not to have a chromebook mishap!

MCMS Safe School 7th Grade Leaders on Safe Schools

Students create their own video about being a "Safe School".

Marion County Reading Celebration Coming Soon!

COMING SOON! Woody and Chloe!

MCMS Makes the Pledge

Our students are taking the lead in taking the Pledge!

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.

 

 

Hurrican Irma Disaster Relief Mrs. Johnson receives check from Mandy and Jailyn.
Flood waters, power outages, sinkholes, deaths and destruction of property prompt MCMS to fundraise to send help.
Feeding program looking for community support through online fundraising BackPack food program

For the past 10 years, the Marion County Community Education program has participated in Feeding America’s BackPack Program, which is designed to provide needy children who are at-risk of facing hunger with food for the weekend when school meals are not available.

However, in recent years, the program has faced a new obstacle: funding.  In the past, a large portion of the program’s funding came from a grant that is no longer available.

MCMS holds first Sharpen Your Saw Friday activities martial arts

Marion County Middle School held its first Sharpen Your Saw Friday events with students participating in a variety of clubs and activities designed to build students’ mind, heart, body, and soul.  Sharpen Your Saw is one of the seven habits outlined as a part of the LEAD program, which builds leadership qualities in young people.  Marion County Middle School became a LEAD program school this year.

Classroom Spotlight: MCMS students create backpacks as part of STEM education STEM backpack

At Marion County Middle School, 6th and 7th grade students are getting an extra dose of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) education this year.  Students attend a STEM class every other day (alternating with Physical Education)  where they design and create projects.

This week, students in Chad Hardin’s STEM class pieced together backpacks they designed from scratch.  As a part of a project-based learning environment, students worked in small groups to create a blueprint for a backpack that they then manufactured using strips of fabric and stitching.

 

AR at Marion Middle AR books available in library

1st AR DEADLINE

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

Marion County Middle School student drop-off and pick-up routes released MCMS routes thumbnail

Morning drop-off information

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.  

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

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. 

Battle of the Books 5th Annual Battle of the Books

You are invited to the fifth annual “Battle of the Books”

Hosted by St. Charles Middle School on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (times approximate)

 Marion County Middle School students from Lebanon Middle and St. Charles will square off in "Quick Recall" style buzzer action.

Please come to support your team!

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.

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.

2017-2018 Scheduling for Marion County Area Technology Center MCATC

MCATC resources for current 8th grade students:

MCMS SBDM Minority Parent Election

Marion County Middle School will be taking nominations for a minority parent 17-18 SBDM representative. 

Nominations will be taken July 17-19 8:30-4:00 at the school, please call 692-4578 or stop in to make a nomination.

Elections will be held on Friday, July 21st from 7:30-4:00 at MCMS 

MCMS SBDM Minority Teacher Election

Marion County Middle School will be taking nominations for a minority teacher 17-18 SBDM representative. In the event that a school does not have a minority teacher on staff, an additional teacher member will be added.  

Nominations will be taken July 17-19 8:30-4:00 at the school, please call 692-4578 or stop in to make a nomination.

Elections will be held on Friday, July 21st from 7:30-4:00 at MCMS - please plan to stop by and vote.

OPEN HOUSE -- MARION COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL -- AUGUST 3 meet

Open House will be held Thursday, August 3rd from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  There will be an organizational meeting in the gym for incoming 6th graders at 6:00 and for incoming 7th graders at 7:00.  This is an opportunity for students and parents to tour the building and meet the teachers.  Please join us!

Marion County Middle School Jump Start Day

Greetings Parents & Students:

Jump Start day will be Tuesday, August 1 from 7:30 a.m. to  12:00 p.m.  Buses will be in operation to transport Marion County Middle School students (and Marion County Knights Academy)  to their respective buildings for the shortened day.  

** IMPORTANT INFORMATION @ SHUTTLE FROM Marion County Knight Academy to Marion County Middle School bus

Marion Middle School parent drop off/student shuttle will leave Marion County Knight Academy at 7:45 AM for the shortened Jump Start Day on August 1 and will continue to do so each day throughout the school year

Open House Dates

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

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