West Marion staff and students wear red for heart disease awareness day in support of Madeline, Mrs. Keene's daughter who is on the transplant list for a new heart. West Marion students participate in the 2016 Kentucky Children's Chorus in Louisville, Kentucky. West Marion students celebrate the 100th day of school on Friday, January 29!

Current News

NTI Instructions

Today is Non-Traditional Instruction day #2.   


Complete NTI packet for day 2.  Arts & Humanities assignments:  Visual Art & P.E.

If you prefer, complete Compass assignment for day 2 instead of NTI packet.  Arts & Humanities assignments will still need to be completed in packet since those are not in Compass.

Any questions?  Staff will be at school from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Call the office at 270-699-4320 and you can be transferred to the staff member to best answer your questions.

If you would rather use email, you can reach teachers using the following format:


ex. april.montgomery@marion.kyschools.us

Tech issues:  contact Mrs. April Montgomery

Click Read More... below for more information about NTI day #2, including links...


2016-17 Kindergarten Registration

Click here to download the 2016-17 Kindergarten registration application.

WMES Principal Selection Survey

West Marion Elementary School’s SBDM council has started the principal selection process. They 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. Can connect and build positive relationships with the students, staff, parents, and community.
  2. Will support a warm, welcoming school environment in which students, parents, and staff feel safe and secure.
  3. Believes in and understands developmentally appropriate instruction and continuous progress for all students.
  4. Has a vision to move students and staff toward the highest levels of 21st century learning.
  5. Listens to input, communicates effectively, and makes fair and consistent student-centered decisions.

Please click here to take the principal selection survey.

Presidents' Day will be a make-up day

Marion County Public Schools will be in session on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 15, 2016. This day will serve as the first make-up day of the 2015-16 school year.

Accelerated Reader

School of Distinction

West Marion Elementary School has been named a School of Distinction in Kentucky based on 2014-2015 assessment data.  In order to achieve the distinguished rating, schools must score in the 90-99th percentile in the state.  Additionally, as a School of Distinction, West Marion Elementary had to meet three criteria: score in the 95-99th percentile, meet current year AMO (annual measurable objective), and meet participation rate expectations.  This means that West Marion Elementary scored in the top 5% of all Kentucky elementary schools!  You can find all assessment data at the Kentucky School Report Card Unbridled Learning website. 

School of Distinction Celebration



Turn the Pages---New WMES Library Blog

Check out Mrs. Montgomery's new library blog for book reviews, book news, official book trailers, and library information!   Do you like FREE books and prizes?  She will have book and prize giveaways to West Marion students at various times throughout the school year but you have to keep up with the blog in order to win!  

Governor's Office of Early Childhood: KIDS NOW Initiative

 Governor's Office of Early Childhood

       The future strength of the Commonwealth depends upon the healthy development of our youngest citizens. The KIDS (Kentucky Invests in Developing Success) NOW initiative builds upon existing resources, fosters public-Private partnerships, insures collaborative planning and implementation and mobilizes communities.

The main goals of the KIDS NOW Initiative are:
  • Support and strengthen families,
  • Assure that all children grow and develop to their full potential,
  • Provide high quality, accessible, affordable early care and education options, and
  • Promote public awareness of the importance of the first years for the well-being of all Kentucky’s citizens

       The KIDS NOW initiative was established in House Bill 706, passed unanimously by both legislative chambers in 2000 and funded with 25% of the Kentucky Tobacco Settlement Funds. In 2011, Governor Steven Beshear renewed our commitment to enhancing early childhood outcomes and school readiness by creating the Early Childhood Advisory Council and the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.


Presidents' Day - Make-up Day, School in Session
@All Schools
Monday, 2/15/2016
Parent-Teacher Conferences
@West Marion Elementary School
Thursday, 3/17/2016
Spring Break - No School
@All Schools
4/6/2016 - 4/8/2016
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