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WMES students Sawyer Cambron and Landon Wathen presented during a recent board of education meeting. The MCPS Student Ambassadors held their first semester retreat where they practiced team-building and communication skills. Student Anuar Reyes Garcia works with Daniel Beams during guitar class at Marion County Middle School. Students attended the Farm-to-Fork event at the  Marion County Extension Office. The MCHS student advisory group recently had its first meeting to brainstorm ways to improve school culture and climate. Coach Reader and his players addressed the student body during the school pep rally. LES students complete SUMMER Reading BINGO boards! WMES Principal Daniel Mattingly gave out high fives as students showed up for the first day of school. Photo of 2019-20 Marion County Knight Academy Staff Some of the Kindergarten from Jumpstart Engaged Listening STEM Activites at WMES Little Pages Jumpstart Making Friends at CES Little Dragon Jumpstart Students learn about magnets at Mad Science camp. Hula Hoop Fun Creative Engineering Marshmallow and Spaghetti Structures Balloons and Smiles Always an Adventure on the Dream Bus Reading on the Dream Bus The Dream Bus at Cleaver Court Making crafts out of fabric at Kentucky View Arts and Humanities Camp. Playing Dulcimers at Kentucky View Arts and Humanities Camp Corn shuck dolls at Kentucky View Arts and Humanities Camp. Students learned how to make foam by using chemical reactions. The Dream Bus visits Hamilton Heights. Gearing up for a game of Dream Bus football. The Dream Bus at the Marion County Public Library Armed and Ready for Cornhole Mixing the Right Ingredients for an Endothermic Reaction Enjoying outside activities at the Dream Bus. Snacks and Crafts on the Dream Bus Dream Bus at Rosenwald Village Dream Bus at Brookhaven Library Fun MashUp: Makerspace, STEM, Book Club -- oh my! Troubleshooting at SPARK Robotics Camp. Programming Robots Together Personalized Bracelets on the Dream Bus Blowing Bubbles at GES Jumpstart A Glittering Rainbow Fish Activity Visitors from Clay Hill Memorial Forest Keep your distance from the snake. Making Greeting Cards Kirkland takes his summer book for a drive! Summer Slam Volleyball Camp Snack time at M2: Maker Mover Camp. Making edible dirt with the UK Extension Office. It's Alive! WMES Family Resource Center Summer Fun Camp Mr. Farmer better pull a little harder. Tug of War at the Raywick Dream Bus stop. Week two means slime on the Dream Bus. Kim Lucas enjoys her updated office. Lunch with Friends Dissecting cow eyes at Destination Science Camp. Mr. Gary Ford's bee presentation at Glasscock's Taking on Kentucky Adventures Camp. Taking on Kentucky Adventures Camp Crafts for Father's Day Chuck and Melvin just finished painting the hallway at Glasscock. Migrant Education and 21st Century Learning day at the pool. Spending time with friends at camp. Field trip to the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Fun in the Sun Checking oil levels at Car 101. ATC students mentor campers on auto maintenance. Painting rocks at the first week of the Dream Bus. New backpacks at the Bradfordsville Dream Bus stop. Students electrify their recycled metal lamps. It's Time to Build Camp Using green screen technologies to bring the imaginary to life. Mrs. Allen gives instructions on using iMovie. Nutritious Summer Feeding Time for a sweet treat at the Marion County Knight Academy! Kids participating in activities at a variety of stations. Summer Reading Yumiko sports a milk mustache from the Dairy Alliance. Ready for summer fun! Serving up good food at the Summer Dream Academy Kick-Off Celebration! The MCHS band performed at the Memorial Service held at Lebanon’s National Cemetery. The top 11 graduates of the class of 2019 were honored during graduation ceremonies. MCPS Student Ambassadors provided the closing message during Closing Day ceremonies. These Bulldogs have earned enough AR points to earn a tshirt. Primary students had to earn 150 AR points and Intermediate students had to earn 250 points. #webelieveinGES #Bulldogslovetoread Congratulations to Cody for setting a goal of 1000 AR points, and reaching his goal! #webelieveinGES #Bulldogslovetoread These Bulldogs have earned over 500 Accelerated Reader points for the year! #webelieveinGES #Bulldogslovetoread MCKA teacher Jamaal Stiles recently became the newest Google certified teacher in MCPS. MCKA students Halee May and Ben Berry and MCHS student Sammy Tate have helped set up 350 Chromebooks for the school district. Marion County Knight Academy 4H Speech Winners MCMS student Kevin Auberry speaks during the 2019 MCPS Spring Summit. Check it OUT! MCPS is sending home some great titles this summer! WMES students got to explore various exhibits about electricity  when the KY Science Center visited. MCHS Spanish teacher Landon Williams performs during the ACT pep rally. Bulldogs in Kindergarten and Mrs. Davis' K/1 class used recycled material in Mrs. Burke's science class to build a dragon and two lions to celebrate the Chinese New Year. #webelieveinGES Congratulations to Mrs. Morgeson, Mrs. Byrd and Ms. Wise for being recognized by Mrs. Newcome as Google Level 1 Certified teachers. #webelieveinGES MCPS recently hosted the annual Reading Celebration Night. Students that have stopped and read for our reading celebration week. LES student Asariel Rodriguez works on a tower during Makerspace time. CES House competition boards LeeAnn Jones and Gabbie Brockman participated in the KACTE Entrepreneurship contest, placing 2nd in the state and receiving a $750 prize. Their business plan consisted of making dog beds from t-shirts. Members of the Beta club perform at the state convention. Congratulations to Mrs. Ara Tungate (center) on her retirement. We love you, Mrs. Tungate and we will miss you! #webelieveinGES The MCHS JROTC Color Guard recently participated in the Wreaths Across America opening ceremony at the state capitol. Congratulations to these Bulldogs for having the most AR points for the week in their grade. #webelieveinGES #Bulldogslovetoread Michaela D. and Tristen H. were selected to sing in the KMEA Kentucky Children’s Chorus that will perform in February at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.  This is a great honor since almost 700 students auditioned to be part of the 200 member choir. The Marion County Gifted and Talented department recently visited the EKU Hummel Planetarium. Members of the JROTC program recently presented their Veterans Day program. 4th graders at West Marion were “enlightened” as they built electric circuits to understand how electricity travels along a path.  The MCHS marching band recently competed in the 2018 KMEA state semifinals. Mr. Peterson visited with Loretto Head Start and read Curious George's Dinosaur Discovery and What Principals Do When No One is Looking.  Remember to always read twenty minutes a day! Glasscock Elementary hosted Boys' Field Day. Glasscock Elementary hosted Girls' Field Day. MCHS held a Spirit Walk through the hallways for the volleyball team. MCKA 4th District Chorus MCKA Club Day MCKA First Day of School '18 MCKA Back to School Bash The 3rd and 4th graders at West Marion visited the University of Louisville on Thursday where they were given a quick tour and attended a show inside the planetarium. MCHS students took part in a school-wide pep rally. The MCPS Student Ambassadors participated in team-building activities during their annual retreat. These Bulldogs had the most AR points for their grade for the week! #webelieveinGES #Bulldogslovetoread Students at West Marion Elementary learn about metacognition  reading strategies in Mrs. Sarah Hutchins' class. Excited for the first day of school. The Marion County FFA Livestock and Dairy judging teams competed at the Kentucky State Fair. First day of school at West Marion. Ready for science at Marion County Middle. Discussing Morning Procedures Getting to know each other at WMES. Learning the procedures of a new classroom. Fifth graders learn the procedure for checking out books. Ready for the first day of school at the Knight Academy. Going over all the rules on the first day of school. The Calvary lunch ladies have breakfast ready for the whole school on the first day.  Working together at professional development. Learning new math strategies at Professional Development. 2018-19 MCKA STAFF Success Ready at MCPS Opening Day Breakfast Marion County Knight Academy Jumpstart Lunchtime at Jumpstart Meeting with friends at Jumpstart. Marion County Middle School Jumpstart Organizing Lockers Getting to know each other at Jumpstart. Eating popsicles on the playground at West Marion Jumpstart. Swinging on the playground at West Marion Jumpstart. Having fun on the playground at West Marion Jumpstart. Practicing defense at Summer Slam. Learning volleyball skills at Summer Slam Camp. Band Camp Working on pacing guides and assessments at professional development. Professional Development Making new friends at MCMS Locker Camp. Helping each other figure out how to open lockers. Students found their way to the library during the MCMS Locker Camp scavenger hunt. Getting ready to go to a new school at Marion County Middle Locker Camp. Having fun together at the End-of-Summer Dream Academy Celebration. Watermelon was a favorite at the End-of-Summer Dream Academy Celebration. Sunglasses for the end of summer Milk on the menu at the End-of-Summer Dream Academy Celebration. Summer Dream Team End of Summer Celebration! Brookhaven Dream Bus Stop Collages at "What's your passion? Music or Art?" Camp. The Dream Bus visits Raywick. Who can jump the highest?  Fun and games on the Dream Bus. We're all friends on the Dream Bus! Coloring Sugar Skulls Celebrating the last week on the Dream Bus. Hot dog lunch on the Dream Bus. Dream, Believe, Achieve Healthy Summer Meals Rock, Paper, Scissors Art on the Dream Bus The Dream Bus stops at the Village Loops Apartments. Sisters Za'Miya and Zakari share a chair on the Dream Bus. Tug of War Working on paper lanterns. The Dream Bus visits Cleaver Court. Making numbers out of Play-Doh at Glasscock Jumpstart Coloring at Glasscock Jumpstart Bradfordsville Dream Bus Balloon rockets at the Bradfordsville Dream Bus stop.  Making slime on the Dream Bus. Summer feeding on the Dream Bus. The Dream Bus visits Maple Street Apartments. Relay Races with Robotics Making Airplanes Mrs. Schlosser visits the Dream Bus Hamilton Heights and Hardin Place Dream Bus Stop Water Day at M2: Maker and Mover Camp Doing the limbo with Dream Bus friends. Summer Feeding Up and Away from Pre-K to K Learning science with parachutes! Kentucky Life: A Journey Through Time Having fun on the slide at the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Welding at ATC Camp The Dream Bus visits the Marion County Public Library. Learning about different types of wraps at the Health Science of Athletics Camp. Making friends at Kentucky Life: A Journey Through Time Camp. Life Ready, Dream Ready Camp Getting ready for a movie at Life Ready, Dream Ready Camp. Working on puzzles at Escaping Glasscock Camp Deep in competition at Escaping Glasscock Camp Bouncies at Escape Glasscock Camp Working with machines at It's Time to Build Camp.

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Superintendent Message Superintendent Message: District facilities By MCPS Superintendent Taylora Schlosser For months, I’ve listened during Local Planning Committee meetings, providing input when asked, but primarily allowing the LPC to work through its process. As most are aware, I am a member of the LPC, but I am not a voting member. At the most recent LPC meeting, I felt it was time to take ... Read More
Dailyn Spalding Student Spotlight: MCHS senior Dailyn Spalding reflects on GSP experience Senior Dailyn Spalding is one of four MCHS students who attended the prestigious Governor's Scholars Program this summer. We asked Dailyn to reflect on her experience and the application process that got her there. Read More
guitar class New exploratory class gives Marion County Middle School students opportunity to learn guitar Instead of searching for pencil and paper, the sixth-graders in music teacher Jenna McCoy’s second period class spend the opening minutes of class tuning a guitar. That’s because this year Marion County Middle School offers an elective course solely dedicated to learning the instrument. For McCoy, the director of bands at MCMS and ... Read More
announcement District Wellness Committee to meet September 26 The district wellness committee will have its first meeting of the year September 26 from 3:30-5:00 at the Marion County Public Schools central office. The committee is tasked with evaluating the current district wellness plan and possibly developing suggestions to strengthen it. Eventually, the committee will present its work in a board of ... Read More
Gabby Barnes MCPS Success Story: Gabby Barnes, class of 2016 Since her time in MCPS, agriculture and education have gone hand-in-hand for Gabby Barnes (‘16). Her involvement in the MCHS FFA club helped lead her to a college experience focused on agriculture, and if her current path continues, she’ll make a career out of Ag-Ed. Her passion for agriculture and working with people has already taken ... Read More
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MCPS Fast Facts

  • 3,300 students

  • 2nd largest employer in Marion County

  • Over 600 employees

  • Over 20,000 books given away yearly

  • $1.5 million in scholarships awarded annually to graduates

  • Record number of Summer Dream Academy participants

  • 537,000 miles traveled by bus annually

  • Nearly 16,000 summer meals served 

  • 1-to-1 technology in grades 6th - 12th