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Back to School Bash - Friday Aug. 25th Back to School Bash clip art

Back to School Bash

Aug. 24th at 6:00-8:00pm

Come join us for Inflatables, Water games, Kona Ice, and many other FUN activities.

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

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.  

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. 

April 17-21st - Reading Celebration Week Reading celebration Logo 2017

Reading Celebration Week 2017

April 17th - 21st

Click more for a list of Dress Up days, Idioms, Costume Links, and more fun activities for the week.

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.

Book Fair March 20-24th fox and skunk with campfire

Happy Campers Book Fair

March 20-24th

Come join us each day from 7:30-4:00 and purchase some great books for your kiddos. Open late on Thursday during parent teacher conferences. These would make excellent Easter gifts.

Want to start shopping now? Visit our online book fair for more options and to purchase in secret. They will arrive to the school 2 weeks after the book fair here. Please let Mrs. Keeling know if you make a purchase.

Online Fair Link

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ...from Marion County Public Schools Holiday Message
I-2 Innovation Institute - Registration now OPEN!

I-2 Register Now Logo

Marion County Public Schools is hosting its second annual an in-house technology conference called the I-2 Innovation Institute for all certified teachers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. As we move forward with our 1:1 technology initiative, we understand and value professional development and training.


2015-16 KPREP Testing Results

Marion County Public Schools has been named a Distinguished and Progressing District based on 2015-16 state assessment data. The release of 2015-16 Unbridled Learning results on Thursday, September 29, 2016, also identified several district schools for their exemplary performance on the most recent round of state assessments.

  • Calvary Elementary: Distinguished
  • Glasscock Elementary: Proficient, Progressing 
  • Lebanon Elementary: Proficient, Progressing 
  • West Marion Elementary: Distinguished, Progressing, School of Distinction
  • Lebanon Middle: Needs Improvement, Progressing
  • St. Charles Middle: Distinguished, Progressing, School of Distinction
  • Marion County High: Proficient

Congratulations Marion County – a place where you’re always getting closer to your dream!

Caring Place Service Projects

As a holiday service project we are collecting items for The Caring Place.  The Caring Place is a safe haven for abused women and children. Your teacher’s newsletters will remind you of items designated for your child’s grade level.  Please bring any item from the following list:

Please click Read more to see list.

Jan. 11th - SBDM meeting @ 4:15

Join us for our SBDM meeting on Jan. 11th at 4:15 in the school library.

Winterfest Checklist

Winterfest is almost here!

Winterfest Checklist

_____ Theme Basket Item

K-1 Laundry and Bath

2-3 Car Care

4-5 Living Room and Kitchen

_____ Grocery Cart Item and Tickets (please see classroom teacher for additional tickets). Top 20 sellers in the school will receive a $2.00 coupon for the General Store!

_____ 2 – Liter bottle of soda

_____  Homemade Cake for Cake Walk

______ Sliced Pie

**Click Read More to see more annoucnements about Winterfest 2017

April 27th - Shine Your Light Night Quote: let your beautiful Light Shine!

Shine Your Light Night

Make plans to attend our family event that will showcase what we are learning with Leader in Me!

March 31st - Beta Disney Dance Disney Characters

March 31st ... 5:30-7:30 pm

Be Our Guest for a great night of fun! Come dressed as a Disney Character or just as yourself. We will have a DJ!

Come support BETA as they raise money to go to National Competetion!

Doors open at 5:30 pm ---$5.00 to get in.

Pizza $2.00, Light up glasses $3.00, Foam sticks $3.00, Other snacks $1.00 each.


July 26th-28th - Jumpstart for Kindergarten and 1st grades dragon with marshmallows

Officially Full

July 26-28th - Jumpstart (Little Dragon Day Camp)

8:30 am -2:00 pm  -- Doors open at 8:15am

This jumpstart is for incoming Kindergarten and 1st graders.

Join Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Keeling for a fun 3 day camp to introduce Kindergarten to procedures and fun activities. 1st graders can make friends and help out the Kindergarten students and have fun getting back in to the habit of coming to school.


Leader in Me Surveys - Due May 30th

Leader in Me Surveys- Please complete asap. All surveys due by May 30th.

Just click on the correct link below and fill out the short survey. This helps withknowing your perspective on this amazing program.




Sept. 5th - SBDM Meeting SBDM logo

There will be a SBDM meeting @ 4:00 in the the school office.

Sept. 25th - Field day boys good luck boys
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.

Jan. 16 and 17th - No school

There will be no school on Jan. 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

There will be no school on Jan. 17th for a Staff Development Day.

Auction Items Needed for Winterfest

Parents, Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, or
People who just LOVE Calvary School...

We need some great items for our Auction. If you can make a craft or furniture, offer photography or automotive service, have some antiques to get rid of, or anything some one else might would want to purchase...Please consider donating to our school for our Winterfest Auction. Items can be brought to our school office by Friday Morning Feb. 3rd.

March 30th - KPREP Celebration words about a job well done

KPREP Celebration

March 30th, 2017

6:00 pm

Come join us in celebration of all the students that recieved Proficient or Distinguished on last year's KPREP test. Invitations have been sent to students.

May 5th- 3rd-5th Picnic Day
Open House Dates

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

Sept. 11th - PTSO Get involved hands

PTSO meeting in Mrs. Dougherty's room at 3:30 pm.

Sept. 26th --Field Day for Girls good luck gif
Nov 14th-18th RED RIBBON WEEK

Join us in celebrating Red Ribbon Week

November 14th-18th, 2016

Red Ribbon Week is a time for schools and families to come together and take a stand against drugs. Please join us in committing to a drug-free lifestyle!

Click read more to see Dress Up events.

Jan. 18th Report cards go home report card _funny

Report cards will be sent home with students on Jan. 18th.

April 3rd-7th -Spring Break

Spring Break will be April 3rd - 7th. Monday and Tuesday are possible makeup days. 

Classroom Silent Auction Baskets for WInterfest

Please send in items for our classroom Silent Auction Baskets.

Smith - Reading/books                        Caldwell - Lawn & Garden

Billings - Movie Night                           Raley - Baking

Peake - Baby Items                             Thomas - School Supplies

Clark - Coloring/drawing                      Byrd - Disney Items

May - Spa                                          Dougherty - Family Game NIght

May 8th- SBDM meeting

Please join us for our May SBDM meeting- May 8th @4:15 in the School Library.

Sign Ups for M2 Camp and K/1 Jumpstart due soon!

Registration links for M2: Maker and Mover camp and K/1st Jumpstart below.

More information about the camps below in the list of events.

M2: Maker and mover Registration 

Registration due May 17th by 3:30pm - Money must also be paid to school office by this date.

Checks payable to Calvary Elementary

**We will have parents fill our waivers for the House of Boom the week of camp.

K/1st Jumpstart Registration

Registration due July 15th.

Information for Primary Talent Pool

Primary Talent Pool Brochure

Ham Days Posters are Due SEPT. 12th flying pig clip art

Ham Days Poster Contest - Posters Due to Office on Sept. 11th by 9:00 am

No late posters will be accepted. Posters MUST be students OWN work.

Click here to see the rules

Theme: Home Is Where the Ham Is

K-5 students are asked to Design a poster in a 2-D media  (Flat - nothing glued on). Write students name, grade, and school on back.


October 31st - Dress like your Future Career Day Career day kids

Dress Like your Future Career Day

October 31st

Join us in dressing up for what you might be when you grow up.

October 28th -Career Day

Career Day will be Friday, October 28th.

Please come dressed in a career dress not Halloween Costumes please.

Nov. 23rd-25th - No School

No school on Nov. 23rd-25th in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday

Jan. 26th - Kindergartner Cap and Gown pictures cap and gown

Photographers will be here on Jan. 26th to take Kindergarten Cap and Gown pictures. Please be looking for a letter in Monday folders about the event.

Congratulations Academic Team Way To GO Glitter
Congratulations Calvary Academic Team
Click Read More to view winners

Calvary Elementary Principal Survey

Calvary Elementary School’s SBDM council has started the principal selection process.  The following 10 criteria or principal traits were developed by the council to use throughout the selection process.  We would like to gain your input to help us determine which are the most important for our school community.

Nov. 2nd Bus Evacuations

Bus Drivers will conduct Bus Evactuations on Nov. 2nd at school.

Dec. 12th - Thomas and Clark's Classes Christmas Musical Cover of musical

December 12th, 2016


Students in Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Clark's classes along with the Arts and Humanities Club will be presenting their Christmas Musical "North Pole Star".

Join us for the afternoon show at 2:00 pm or the 6:00 pm evening show for parents and families. This is the story of the reindeer in a singing talent show. It is shaping up to be a hilarous event.

Jan. 26th 100th day of school (as of now) 100th day of school

100th Day of school on Jan. 26th as of now...subject to change.

May 9th - Kindergarten Luau Lilo and Stitch Luau

Kiindergarten Luau

May 9th, 2017

5:30 pm

For all incoming Kindergarten students

Join us for a night of fun, games, face painting, and PRIZES! Meet the Calvary teachers and look around our school.

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.

July 27th - Open House open house

July 27th, 2017

5:30 pm -7:00 pm

Open House for the 2017-2018 school year.

This will be for ALL grade levels K-5th

Come join us for a night of fun as you meet your new teachers and see old friends.

May 8-12 KPREP testing

KPREP Testing May 8-12th

Letters have been sent home about testing snacks.

Click Read more if you need to see the list of snacks again.


A Brand New World MCPS Secondary Schools

Click below for the presentation to the Board of Education on the progress of the secondary schools.


Dec. 14th - Santa Visits
Bluegrass Festival events Jan. 27th and 28th bluegrass instruments

Bluegrass Festival Events

Jan. 27th - 28th

Friday 9:30 am - Students from Peake and Byrd's classes will perform Dulcimers and Dances for their peers at the High school along with view Bluegrass Professionals.

Friday 7:00 pm - Students grades 3-5 will perform Dulcimers and Dances as part of the main show on the Main Stage.

Families are encouraged to participate the whole weekend ...See attached flyers

Click Read more for students and adult contests.


Be part of the MUSIC!

5th grade students have the opportunity to embark on an awesome journey with music! Students who are interested can sign up for band. Have students talk with their music teacher about how they can sign up for band for the 2017 school year.

Student Interviews from BPOTB Admin on Vimeo.

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



Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Chili Supper starts at 5:00 pm

Games start at 5:00 pm

Auction begins 7:00 pm

April 20th - Reading Celebration Family Night photo credits https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYxJiwJF2e7x6EMSbyosx7ux_zWXYPNNzUi5boFhJslXgM_JQA Qupte about Fandom

Fantastic Fandom


April 20th, 2017

Marion County High School

5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Join us for a fun evening of activities and prizes as we celebrate a variety of types of FANDOM. (Anything you collect, love, or Read) Some examples will be Superheros, a variety of book characters, Star Wars, Legos, Harry Potter, and more.

May 15th- Bump UP Day

Bump Up Day 
May 15th

5th graders going to SCMS

MCPS Introduces Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Registration brochures are available at the Marion County Public Library and Marion County Board of Education. You may also register online at www.imaginationlibrary.com and clicking on register my child. 

Dolly Parton Library Flyer

Kindergarten-2nd Grade School Supply List 2017-2018

Marion County Public Schools School Supply List Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade ϖ	2 Boxes of Crayola Crayons 24 ct. ϖ	6 Elmer Glue Sticks ϖ	Pencil Box or Pouch ϖ	3 Packages of Pencils ϖ	Pair of Fiskars Scissors ϖ	4 Notebooks ϖ	4 Plastic Folders (2 pockets with prongs) ϖ	2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper ϖ	1 Box of Expo Markers 1 Box of Cap Erasers


Feb. 20th - No School

No school Feb. 20th in observance of President's Day.

April 21st - Leader In Me Day leader in me "Great Happens Here" logo

Leader In Me Day

April 21st

Calvary will be welcoming guests from across the state to view the amazing leadership and learning going on at our school. Contact our school office is you or your school is interested in viewing our progress!

June 12-16 - M2: Maker and Mover Camp

June 12-16
M2: Maker and Mover Camp

8:30 am-1:00pm

Join Mrs. Dickerson and Mrs. Keeling for a week of making art and fun movement activities. On Friday we will be going on a field trip to HOUSE OF BOOM! Students That will be in 1st-5th during the 2017-2018 school year may sign up. There will be a 50 max amount of students that may sign up. This camp will cost 16.00. You must register online using the link below and send money in to office in order to be registred to attend. First come first serve. 

Registration Form Link Click Here

May 15th- May and Dougherty Spring Musical

May 15
Spring Musical - Sing: 20th Century Hits
Afternoon performance at 1:30pm for the school
Night Performance at 6:00 pm for Parents

Students need to be at School by 5:30 pm.

Afterschool practice for all performers that can be here on Monday May1st.

Practice from 3:00-4:30pm.

3rd-5th Grade School Supply List 2017-2018

Marion County Public Schools School Supply List 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade  ϖ	Package of Colored Pencils ϖ	2 Boxes of Crayola Crayons 24 ct. ϖ	6 Sticks of Elmer Glue ϖ	Pencil Box or Pouch ϖ	3 Packages of Pencils ϖ	2 Composition Notebooks ϖ	2 One Subject Notebooks ϖ	4 Plastic Folders (2 pockets and prongs) ϖ	2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper ϖ	1 Box of Expo Markers ϖ	1 Box of Cap Erasers

New Kindergarten Enrollment Requirement

Kindergarten Logo

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.

March 1st - Class and Spring Pictures

On March 1st - Lifetouch will be here to take class pictures (Prepaid) and Spring Individual Pictures.

May 16th- FUN DAY FUn this way sign

May 16th - FUN DAY

Grades 3rd-5th ...8:45-11:00 am

Grades K-2nd ... 12:30-2:55 pm

We will need several parent volunteers to help. Please let your child's teacher know if you can help. A form to sign up will be sent home May 1st. Click read more to see the volunteer list.

Marion County Summer Dream Academy

Click here to check out the full booklet.

  Marion County Dream Academy

May 16th- 5th grade DARE graduation

May 16th

5th grade - DARE Graduation


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

May 16th- Kindergarten Graduation Graduation day clip art

May 16th
Kindergarten Graduation

6:00 pm
Note: If you would like to purchase a DVD of the Kindergarten Graduation from Alex Peake, Please fill out the form that will be sent home in Monday folders.

DVD cost is $20.00

May 17th - Awards Day awards day

May 17th- AWARDS DAY

We will have our awards day on the last day of school this year. 

9:00 am Grades 1st-3rd

1:00 pm Grades 4th-5th

5th Grade Graduation to follow awards at 1:00pm

NOTE: If you would like to purchase a dvd of the 5th grade graduation, Alex Peake will be sending a form home with students the week before and will be selling them up until time of graduation. $20.00

May 17- Last day for students kids on a schools out sign

Last day for students is set for May 18th.

May 30th-June 2nd- FRC- Summer Camp

May 30th-June 2nd

FRC - Summer Camp

Kentucky WIldlife

Contact Amy Newton for more info.