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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.

Back to School Bash - Aug 24th Back to school bash Logo

Join us for our annual PTO sponsored Bash Aug. 24th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Online Registration Help - Open 8-9-18 until 5:45 Online registration logo

If you haven't completed your online registration yet...Mrs. Broermann will be here until 5:45 tonight to help you. There will be computers here for you to use as well. Please call the school during school hours for your GUID number or questions. 270-692-3676. Click read more for a link to directions.

First day of school - Aug. 8th, 2018 Welcome back logo

Welcome back to all our students and staff. Aug. 8th, 2018. Doors open at 7:30 am. Students must be present by 8:15. School Release time is at 3:05pm. Parent pickups, please make sure to see Ms. Linda for a car tag. All parents are asked to stay in their cars in the front circle and your students will be released to you at the front door. Thank you!

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.

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.

The Marion County Summer Dream Academy Kickoff has been cancelled.

The Marion County Summer Dream Academy Kickoff has been cancelled.

Video: Superintendent discusses tragedy in Marshall County video
Photos: Calvary Elementary students present "Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve" CES Claus
Video: Calvary Elementary provides a Christmas message

Calvary Elementary principal Paul Terrell delivers a holiday message with the help of some 1st and 2nd graders.

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

Sapp receives "Encourage the Heart" recognition Sapp_Encourage the heart

Calvary Elementary bookkeeper and receptionist Linda Sapp recently received the “Encourage the Heart” acknowledgement from Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome.

Newcome presented Sapp with the recognition during the school's morning meeting. 

“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.

Spring Musical Important Parent meeting - October 16 important note

Parents of students in Mrs. Bond and Dougherty's Classes are encouraged to join Mrs. Spalding and Mrs. Keelng for a short but very informatve meeting about the Sprng Musical. It will be in the library at 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Just choose the one tme that best suits your schedule. Both meetngs will be the same. 

Reading Volunteers needed for Nov. 17th kids with the word READ

We are in need of some great readers to volunteer some time to read to classes on Nov. 17th. Times are from 8:30-11:30.

Click here to fill out our Volunteer Form

We would love to have anyone that can come and read. Thanks!

Contact Mrs. Keeling for questions.

Nov. 7th - SBDM meeting SBDM logo

Meeting Will be held in the school Office at 4:00 pm.

Cake and Pie donation drop off winterfest cake and pie logo

WInterfest Cake and Pie Donation Drop Off

Thursday Night Feb. 1st from 3:00 pm-7:00 pm


Friday from 7:30 am-12:00pm

We hope every Family can donate one Cake for the cake-walk and a SLICED PIE for dinner.

No School April 2-6 --Spring Break No school Spring Break banner

No School - Spring Break

Valentine Box Contest Valentines informational banner

Valentine Box Contest Winners

Click Read More to see Winners.

Read Across America Spirit Week - Feb 27-March 2 Read across america spirit week logo

Join us in celebration of Reading as we have some fun Spirit day activities.

Tuesday Feb 27th - Get Crazy with a Cool book--Wear Crazy socks

Wednesday Feb 28th - Hunt for an Humorous  Book --- Wear Camo

Thursday March 1st - Warm up to a Wonderful Book ---Wear PJs (pjs must meet school dress code requirements)

Friday March 2nd - Celebrate Dr. Seuss -- Cat in the Hat day -- Wear your favorite Hat and a Dr. Seuss shirt (if you have one)

KPREP Celebration - March 15th @ 6:00 pm KPREP logo

KPREP Celebration

March 15th @ 6:00 pm

Invitations for students being celebrated have been sent home.


Who let the Dogs out - Family Reading Night Who let the dogs out logo

March 23rd

Who let the dogs out? Family Reading Night


Click read more for details.

M2: Maker and Mover Camp 2018 Maker Mover logo

Click Read More to find out more about the 2018 M2: Maker and Mover camp.


KPREP SPIRIT WEEK- May 7th-11th CES Spirit week logo

Spirit week in celebration of the job students will do on the KPREP. May 7th-11th. Click read more to see the dress up events.

Online Registration School Open Online registration logo

The school will be open July 19th from 4:30-6:30 pm for anyone who would like help registering online for the new year. We will have many computers setup to help you register.

Picture Day - Aug 29th Picture day logo

CES Picture Day August 29th

Ham Days Posters Due Sept. 17th @ 9:00 am Ham days logo

All students can create an awesome poster for our County wide Poster contest. All posters are due Sept. 17th at school no later than 9:00 am.  We will send our top winner in each grade level to the county contest to compete in County Judging. Click read more for link to the theme and contest rules.

Monday October 16th - Author Ronda Friend visits author visit sign

Monday October 16th - Author Ronda Friend will be visiting our school. She wll be doing a school assembly after Lunch and a writng workshop for our 3rd grade students. 

At 6:00 pm Ronda will return to do a family literacy night for the whole family. Join us for a great time.

Check out her website here. A yellow flyer was sent home earlier in the week about the event.

Don't forget to brng back your orange order form if you wish to get a book and get it autographed.

Reading Celebration Week - Nov. 13-17th - Dress Up schedule kids with books

Reading Celebration Week

Nov. 13th - 17th ---Dress up Schedule

Click "Read More" to see the schedule!

Video: Superintendent discusses NTI days and Plan B bus routes
Winterfest - Friday. Feb. 2nd winterfest logo

Winterfest is almost here!

Feb. 2nd -5:00pm

Dinner and Games 5:00pm-7:00 pm

Auction 7:00pm - ???

Click read more below to see Winterfest Checklist of items to help raise money for our school.

Little Dragon Jumpstart 2018 Jumpstart logo

Click read more to find out information and to resgister for Little Dragon Jumpstart. NOTE Dates have changed slightly! STILL ROOM for more little Dragons to sign up.

Teacher Appreciation Week- May 7-11th Teacher appreciation logo

Help celebrate teachers May 7-11.

Early Release Day - Aug. 31st Early Release logo

Students will be released at 1:00pm on Friday Aug. 31st.

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.”

October 20th - Reading Rodeo Family Night Book Fair theme Logo

Reading Rodeo Family Night

October 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm

Doors wll open at 5:30pm

Join us for a Root Tootin' good time as we celebrate our love for reading Cowboy/Cowgirl style. We are going to have a cow bouncer,line dancing, obstacle course and cowboy games, and BOOK Fair. their wll also be a gold hunt. Dress in your best cowboy/cowgirl gear! Thier will even be a chuck wagon of goodies for a light dinner. See you cow folk soon! YEEHAW!

Nov . 14th - Reading Celebration Night @ Marion Co. High Reading celebration logo...discover you!

District Wide- Community Reading Celebration Night

Tuesday, Nov. 14th -- 5:30 pm-7:00pm

Marion County High School

Come join us for a great night of fun activtities, door prizes, and Meet Author Leigh Ann Florence. Woody and Chloe will be at the event too!

Peter Rabbit Blue Jacket Day - Saturday Feb 3 Peter Rabbit Blue Jacket Day announcement

We all love Peter Rabbit and his iconic blue jacket -- show your support for literacy on #BlueJacket Day!  Wear your favorite Blue Jacket on Saturday, Feb. 3rd and help provide books to children in need!  Peter Rabbit and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) have partnered to give books to children who need them most.  Post #BlueJacket and #PeterRabbitMovie to trigger a book donation to RIF.

March 9th - Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten Registration pic

Kindergarten Registration

March 9th from 1:00pm-6:00pm

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:

School Supply Lists School supply list logo

Lost your copy of School Supply Lists?  No Problem Click Read more to find the correct List for your child's classroom.

No School Monday Sept. 3rd No school pic

No school Monday Sept. 3rd in observance of Labor Day.

Early Release Day - Sept. 21st Early Release logo

Students will released from school early on Friday Sept. 21st

Nov. 15th Candy Bar Sales end candy bar

Candy Bar Sales

End - Wednesday Nov. 15th

Please turn all money in ASAP!

Born Learning now offered at Calvary Elementary School program update

The Born Learning program -- a series of workshops designed to help parents better prepare children before kindergarten -- is now being offered at Calvary Elementary School.  

The program is open to parents or guardians with children ages birth to five years old; parents do not have to have children already in the school system to attend.  

No School -Jan. 15 Students with sign

NO School -January 15th - In observance of

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

KPREP Testing Survey for Parents Parent survey logo

  You recieved a paper version of this survey but to help us get your answers quicker please use the link below to answer survey INSTEAD of sending back the paper copy. Answers are due by March 23rd. Thanks!

Click here to take survey please!

Leader in Me -Student Light house Flipgrid video Leader in Me Family Challenge logo


Check out the flipgrid video about Habit 1, Be Proactive created by members of our Student Lighthouse Team. Please respond with your own video. 

Click Here

Talent Show- May 25th Talent show logo

Talent show Forms due May 8th, Talent show auditions May 10, and Talent show date May 25th.

OPEN HOUSE - Aug 1- 5:30-7:00 pm Open house logo

Join us for a great Open house to meet your new teachers. We will have computers available for online registration. Aug 1st - 5:30-7:00 pm. J & J inks will be here selling school apparel as well. We can't wait to see everyone!

Candle Fundraiser Aug. 23rd-Sept. 4th Candle Fundraiser logo

Please help us by selling or purchasing candles. This is a school fundraiser to help purchase technology and have programs come to our school. Sale dates: Aug 23rd-Sept 4th.

Sept. 25th - Pig Pen Relay - 5th graders Pig Pen Relay logo

5th grade students will travel to Centre Square to compete in this year's annual Pig Pen Relay. They will be representing our school in these fun events. GO CALVARY!

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.”


Nov. 21st - 2nd - 5th grade Field Trip Field Trip words

Nov. 21st - 2nd - 5th grade Field Trip to see...

"Wonder" the movie

Students have read this book as a School Wide -Read Aloud.

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.

January 17th - Report Cards go Home report card sign

January 17th - Report Cards go home

April 20th - The Little Mermaid Broadway Little mermaid Jr banner

Friday April 20th

Little Mermaid Broadway Jr.

1:00 pm Rehearsal for School

6:00 pm for parents

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.

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.



Sept. 26th- School wide Ham Days Activities Mini-Ham days events logo

Students will all be participating in a school wide mini-Ham Days events.

Video: MAP results explained -- English and Spanish versions MAP sample

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



Nov. 30th - K-1st Field Trip Filed trip words

K-1st Field Trip to see...

"The Best Christmas Pagaent Ever"

Nov. 30

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.  


No School - Jan 16th NO School teacher work day

No school January 16th -

Teacher Work Day

Little Mermaid Broadway Jr. Dinner Theater - April 21st -6:00pm Little mermaid Jr. Dinner Theater

Little Mermaid Broadway Jr. Dinner Theater

 April 21stBroadway Jr. - Disney's The Little Mermaid Junior6:00pm

March 26th -30th ---Paws for books - Book Fair Week Book Fair Logo

Join us daily for our Book Fair. Proceeds will help us buy more books and more makerspace/robotics. Click read more for the schedule and link to purchase through our online fair.

May 11th and MAy 15th - Reward days in celebration of KPREP KPREP Rewards logo

Students will get to have a fun Dance on MAY 11th for all their hard work preparing for KPREP. They will have a TESTING Pep Rally on May 15th.

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.”

Safety Day Field Trip -4th graders- Sept. 27th Field trip logo

4th graders will be going to the Extension Office for the Annual Safety Day Field Trip. Sept 27th.

Congratulations County Ham Days Poster winners! winner with stars

Ham Days Poster Contest Winners

County Wide—2017-2018


1st grade—4th place—Bryson Foster

2nd grade—4th place—Cadin Spalding

4th grade—2nd place—Caiden Weakley

5th grade—3rd place—Chloe Spears


Posters are hung in the window at County Seat on Main St.

NO School- Nov. 22-24 Thanksgiving break Thanksgiving sign with turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!

No School Nov. 22nd -24th

Little Mermaid Broadway Jr. Dinner Theater - Ticket Sales Little mermaid Jr. Dinner Theater

Little Mermaid DInner Theater Ticket Sales

Tickets will go on Sale Tuesday March 6th.

Tickets $15.00 per guest (includes dinner)

We will place a link here to reserve tickets online but seats will not be assigned until we have your payment.

Click read more to see details.

KPREP TESTING Window KPREP Testing logo

KPREP TESTING window May 16th-22nd.

Sept. 27th - Born Learning Academy Born learning Logo

Don't forget to join us for Born Learning Academy for those families with children ages 5 years and younger. 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Book Fair Week October 23rd-27th Book Fair theme Logo

We are rounding up a herd of good readers for BOOK FAIR!

October 23rd-27th in our School Library

Open every mornng at 7:30 am

Open after school until 4:00pm

Open until 7:00pm on Thursday

Dec. 7th - Shine Your Light Night Shine your light banner

Join us for a great family night to let our students show you about their Leaderhip. Come learn about the Leader in Me program at Calvary!

Thursday, Dec. 7th @ 6:00 pm

Hope as many families as possible will be able to attend.


March 29th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:00pm Parent teacher conference banner

Join us for Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, March 29th from 3:30-6:00.

K-2nd grade Picnic- May 23rd picnic logo

Picnic Day for K-2nd will be May 23rd. Bring sunscreen and a towel or blanket to sit on outside.

Library Permission forms library permission forms

Click Read more to get to the link to sign the Library Permission Form Online. All students who register online get theri name in a drawing for a prize pack. Forms will be sent home Monday Aug. 13th. Thank you!

Sept. 28th - No School No school logo

No School Sept. 28th - Enjoy your Ham Days weekend.

October 23-27 - Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week Logo

Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 23: Follow your dreams/don’t do drugs.

-Wear pajamas to school

Oct. 24: Don’t let drugs sneak up on you.

-Wear your sneakers

Oct. 25: Don’t let drugs mix you up.

-Wear mismatched clothes

Oct. 26: RED-Y to live a drug free life.

-Wear red

Oct. 27: Hats off to a drug free life.

-Hat day

Dec 11th - Santa's Rockin' Christmas santas rockin eve logo

Santa's Rockin' Christmas

3rd Grade Christmas Musical

Dec. 11 th - 1:30pm Day performance and 6:00 pm Night performance

Join students from Thomas' and Clark's classes for an evening of Christams fun!

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.

3-5th grade Picnic -May 24th picnic logo

May 24th - 3-5th picnic day. Bring sunscreen and a towel or blanket to sit on outisde.

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

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.


Dec 13th - Santa visits Santa Face

Santa will be at CES to visit and take pictures with students.

Please send in $1.00 for pictures in a envelope marked

"Santa Picture" by Dec. 13th.

PE Program -May 24th PE Program Logo

PE Program May 25th @ 1:30

Dream Bus Video 2018 Dream Bus Video 2018

October 24th - 27th Parent-to-Lunch week out to lunch sign

Parent-to-Lunch Week

October 24th - 27th

Watch for communication from your child's teacher regarding which day their class will be inviting guests.

Dec. 15th - Last Day of 2nd nine weeks nine weeks end logo
No School May 28th for Memorial Day no school pic

No School on May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.

October 26th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-6:00pm Parent teacher conference word cloud

Join us for Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 26th from 3:30pm -6:00pm

Your teacher will send a sign up sheet home.

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.

Congratualtions Calvary Beta Congratulations banner for BEta

Congratulations Calvary Beta!

Many students competed at the JR BETA regionals.

Many of them will go on to compete at National JR BETA

in Savannah GA this Summer.

Bump up Day for 5th Grade- May 29th Bump up day logo

5th Grade will be traveling to Marion Co. Middle School for Bump up day May 29th.

October 30 - Make-up Picture Day phone camera with make up picture in words

Picture Make-ups and retakes on October 30th.

Kindergarten Graduation May 29th Kindergarten Graduation logo

Kindergarten Graduation scheduled for May 29th @ 6:00pm.

Calvary-Cast 3-30-18 Calvary-Cast Logo

Calvary- Cast..Calvary's new weekly webcast from Mr. Terrell. Join us each week for a webcast of things to remember and tips for success. 


School Breakfast week Video School Breakfast week Logo

Click read more to view our School Breakfast week video.