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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 Students welcomed staff members to opening day ceremonies as they walked the red carpet into MCHS. 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. Students acquire basic maintenance knowledge at Cars 101 Camp. Making 3D house designs at the PLTW Camp. 21st Century Education Summer Safari Camp visits the Lebanon Aquatic Center. West Marion Elementary Summer Program
Kentucky Living---Then and Now Trent Farmer, Nick Sandusky and Alexis Hayden receive their State FFA Degree. Marion Co. FFA Executive team attend the 89th State Convention in Lexington, KY June 5-7.  They were recognized as a Gold Emblem chapter and ranked as a top 15 chapter. Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner with Marion Co. FFA members Camp Speedway students scavenge for the perfect edition to their art project. Ms. Elaine from the Marion County Public Library stopped by at WMES to help with corn husk dolls. 21st Century students cook lazy lasagna at the extension office. 21st Century students work on crafts at the extension office. Getting warmed up for PE at Camp Speedway. It takes teamwork to make the perfect corn husk doll at West Marion's Kentucky Life camp. West Marion Kentucky Life campers decorated the marbles they made. The MCPS Student Ambassadors visited WKU and met with the Spirit Masters. Taking turns on the basketball court at WMES Kentucky Life Camp. Kickball underway at WMES Kentucky Life Camp The MCHS chorus sang during the closing day morning program. Over 100 Bulldogs earned enough AR points to get an AR t-shirt! Most in school history! #webelieveinGES #Bulldogslovetoread Congratulations to Piper Jones who is the top Accelerated Reader at WMES! Piper has earned 553.6 points and continues to read daily! WOW! What an accomplishment! You are a "Reading Rockstar!" Lebanon Elementary School students performed Alphabet Action for the student body recently. Mrs. Durham's Kindergarten incubated chicken, pheasant, and duck eggs with great success!!! Middle School students Emily Gardner and Halee May received awards for their participation in the ExploraVision International Science Competition. Marion Co. FFA held its annual awards banquet on May 11. The MCPS Student Ambassadors recently held their end of the year banquet. MCKA Read Across America - Reading to GES Students Students in MCHS science teacher Doug Brown's class launched small rockets as a part of a class experiment. Congratulations to Isaac Wright who was the 9 year-old Grand Champion at the Lincoln Trail Area Speech Contest. He will move on the state competition at the University of Kentucky in July. WMES is so proud of you, Isaac! Congratulations to these WMES 4th grade classroom "Mad Minute" Madness Champions: Jason Hagan, Charlie Mattingly, and Logan Wheatley.  Grand champion:  Charlie Mattingly WMES STEAM Fair Winners The Primary Talent Pool recently held its graduation ceremony at The Crown Center. WMES 3rd graders explore the difference between liquids and solids by making Gluep, a plastic-type substance, on the Mobile Science Activity Center from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  Mrs. Shewmaker's 3rd grade class at WMES performed Text Feature Surgery by finding text features in magazines and newspapers. The students used what they found to complete a text feature booklet. The MCHS concert band received a distinguished rating at the 4th District Concert Festival. 4th grade students presented their animal projects to other grade level students at WMES.  Students in Mrs. Rawlings' class had fun graphing valentine hearts. #webelieveinGES #content #creativity #collaboration WMES 5th grade students presented career projects to grades K-4. Students in Mrs. Rawlings' class had fun graphing valentine hearts. #webelieveinGES #content #creativity #collaboration Calvary Special Talent Rocking the stage at State BETA Convention. Calvary Jr. Beta kids win awards at State BETA Convention. West Marion Elementary would like to recognize these Pages for the month for January. These students exhibit a can-do attitude each day at school! Look who got caught reading at West Marion Elementary!  PLTW students visited the capitol building as part of the Posters-at-the-Capitol program. Can a volcano pop up in your backyard? 4th graders at WMES plotted volcanoes from around the world on maps to find the answer. Superintendent Schlosser was recognized for having her endorsement included in the book Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful Classroom Practices. Students in Mrs. Shewmaker's class at WMES had to look at evidence and draw conclusions to determine who kidnapped the principal!  Mrs. Cambron's Kindergarten Class at West Marion enjoyed celebrating 100 days of school! MCHS art student Jonathan Chesser takes his turn at the pottery wheel. Deputy Tristan Hayden and K-9 Gracie visited with the second and third grade classes. Both grades have recently learned about police officers and their K-9 partners. LES 3rd grader Devin Lin uses a school iPad to photograph the Jr. Ambassadors as they give a tour of the school to community members. Ms. Edlin, Mrs. Thomas, and Mrs. Fletcher's 3rd grade students presented "Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve" at Lebanon Elementary. MCHS seniors Cameron Logsdon and Jonathan Chesser present their Project Lead the Way capstone project -- The Gutter Cone. Mrs. Gootee's 2nd grade class at Lebanon Elementary read Horrible Harry and the Holidaze, which studies 5 winter holidays. Students performed in Santa's Rockin' Christmas Eve Parents and Students created ornaments with family goals and decorated our tree for Shine your Light Night. Students share the 7 habits with their families at Shine your Light Night-CES LES 3rd Graders perform Santa's Rockin' Christmas!!!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! These students volunteer for Safety Patrol. During mornings and afternoons they assist other students with a safe arrival and departure from school.  An amazing group of Leaders! R2D2 recently visited with WMES students in the STEAM lab. JROTC cadets presented service flags during the Veterans Day ceremony at MCHS. Calvary participated in World Stack Up Day. Book character pumpkins at WMES "My Future is too Bright for Drugs" at WMES!

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Anna Kate Hardin Student Spotlight: MCHS senior Anna Kate Hardin reflects on GSP experience Senior Anna Kate Hardin is one of four MCHS students who attended the prestigious Governor's Scholars Program this summer. We asked Anna Kate to reflect on her experience and the application process that got her there. Other GSP attendees who will be the subjects of future Student Spotlight segments include: Dailyn Spalding and Mason ... Read More
ky cooperage donation Community Learning Center receives donation for BackPack program The Marion County Public School’s Community Learning Center recently received a $3,000 donation from Kentucky Cooperage to go toward Feeding America’s BackPack program which provides children in need with additional food for the weekend. “That donation really helps us. At times, I have kids I cannot provide a backpack for, so ... Read More
schlosser Video: Superintendent Community Message In this video update, MCPS Superintendent Taylora Schlosser discusses the first days of school, updates concerning the Local Planning Committee, Kentucky teacher shortages, the MCPS e-Newsletter, and how community members can get involved with the school district. Read More
feeding numbers MCPS summer feeding numbers finalized Marion County Public Schools served at total of 16,596 free summer meals across 31 sites through its summer feeding program, according to MCPS School Nutrition Director Jennifer Wheeler. Of those, 2,441 meals came via the mobile meals options provided by the MCPS Dream Bus and the new feeding van. The Dream Bus served 687 meals and the ... Read More
MCHS ATHLETICS MCHS sports season passes now available The 2019-2020 MCHS Athletics Season Passes are now available. You can contact MCHS Athletic Director Michael Holt at (270) 692-6066 or michael.holt@marion.kyschools.us if interested in purchasing a pass. Read More
school supplies 2019-2020 school supply lists The 2019-2020 school year in Marion County begins August 7. If you haven't already seen a supply list for your child's school, click on the appropriate link below: Calvary Elementary Glasscock Elementary Lebanon Elementary West Marion Elementary Marion County Middle Marion County Knight Academy 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