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Preschool students in Mrs. Taylor's class participated in their first Two-Bite Club meeting. Kindergarten students visited the Louisville Science Center. Kindergarten students visited the Louisville Science Center.  AWF (Appalachian wildlife foundation) 
Ethan Essex attended a presentation by the governor and our state representative Hal Rogers of a $12.5 mil grant to the AWF to build a wildlife center. The purpose of the grant is to boost economics and tourism in areas where jobs have been lost from coal. Mrs.Peterson's Class colored pages to Say Boo!! to Drugs as a part of Red Ribbon Week! Mrs.Kelly's Class did a Science collaboration lesson with Mr. Taylor. We had 25 participants in our Book Character Pumpkin Contest. They did a phenomenal job! We were blown away with the amount of creativity and effort shown by our students, and we are so proud of each one of them! It was very difficult to pick the winners. 

1st Place: Lucas Votaw
2nd Place: Jon Connor Mattingly
3rd Place: Carson Osborne West Marion students learned about school safety from Buster the Bus. These students received the Page Award for the month of September. Congratulations WMES! Chorus students from WMES participated in KMEA 4th District Children's Chorus Slop the Hogs Marion County Judicial Center West Marion Elementary students visit the Marion County Public Library. WMES 5th Graders visit the sewer plant Ham Days Week Reward Day with the FFA Dunking Booth Reward Day with the FFA Dunking Booth

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New Kindergarten Enrollment Requirement

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Birth Date Cutoff for Kindergarten Enrollment Moved to August 1

As a result of House Bill 235, the birthday cutoff for entrance to kindergarten will change from October 1 to August 1 beginning the 2017-2018 school year.  This will require incoming kindergarten students to turn 5 on or before August 1. 

Parents/guardians whose children do not meet the age requirements may inquire about the early entrance petition process by contacting the Marion County Board of Education at 270-692-3721.  The deadline for submitting a petition for the 2017-2018 school year is June 15, 2017.

MCPS I2-Innovation Institute Call for Presenters

Marion County Public Schools is hosting an in-house technology conference for all certified teachers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. As we move forward with our 1:1 technology initiative and 21st century learning, we understand and value professional development and training. If you are interested in presenting either an instructional strategy using technology or a lesson on the 4 Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration & Communication), click here to fill out our call for presenters form. A notification of selection for presenting will be sent by December 20, 2016.


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