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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. Pre-school registration is Saturday, March 24 at Glasscock Elementary from 9:00 until 1:00. FFA members recently competed in a regional speaking competition.  Six students advanced to the state competition in June. The KHEAA Road Show stopped by MCHS to meet with students about scholarship opportunities. 7th grader Mandy Courtwright served as a legislative page for Rep. Brandon Reed on the floor of the house during FRYSC Page Day. 4th grade students presented their animal projects to other grade level students at WMES.  WMES student Jacklyn Farmer placed 3rd in Language Arts 5th grade division at the Jr. Beta convention. 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. Guest speaker Scott Harvey spoke to students at Marion County Middle School and Marion County Knight Academy about appropriate use of social media. 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. Seniors at MCHS took turns signing the Senior Wall in the cafeteria. Financial Advisor Brad Cox spoke at MCHS about financial literacy. MCKA Students of the Month 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 Calvary Students Sang about the 7 habits for their families at Shine Your Light Night. 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 Marion Co Knight Academy Divas in Defense Marion Co Knight Academy 4th District and All State Chorus Marion Co Knight Academy Students of the Month 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! Mrs. Smith's class had their DonorsChoose project funded and they received 6 new sets of books for their Literacy groups! #webelieveinGES #bulldogslovetoread Mrs. Smith's class had their DonorsChoose project funded and they received 6 new sets of books for their Literacy groups! #webelieveinGES #bulldogslovetoread Author Leigh Anne Florence speaks to students at West Marion Elementary along with her two dachshunds, Woody and Chloe. R2D2 recently visited with WMES students in the STEAM lab. Judge Todd Spalding spoke to MCHS students as a part of the Cafe Chat series. JROTC cadets presented service flags during the Veterans Day ceremony at MCHS. Calvary Students looked at World Statistics as they participated in World Stack Up Day with Mrs. Dickerson in PE class. Calvary participated in World Stack Up Day. Book character pumpkins at WMES "My Future is too Bright for Drugs" at WMES! Fourth graders recently participated in Idiom Day at West Marion! Representatives from local businesses spoke to MCHS seniors during Manufacturing Day. Mrs. Dickerson taught shared reading with a kindergarten class during P.E. at Calvary Elementary School. The FFA Executive team attended the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, receiving a National 3-STAR rating. Author Ronda Friend visited Calvary Elementary for an assembly and a writing workshop. Glasscock Elementary hosted a "Muffins with Mom" celebration in the school's media center. 2017-2018 Lighthouse Team. (front) Matthew Reed, Amanda Carrico, Daily Goatley, Sydney Cox and Annette Dennison. (back) Lee Morgeson, Alicia Kelly, Angie Akers, Abby Smith & Kellie Wise. #webelieveinGES The MCHS Culinary Arts student attended the GFS Food Show in Louisville, KY After reading an excerpt from Freedom over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan in the library, 5th grade students at WMES built a structure using toothpicks and gum drops that would hold a book for 10 seconds. FFA members visited Heavenly Haven Farm as part of their annual Farm Tour. Students in Mrs. Kehm's 2nd grade class at LES sequence the story, "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" by using the Leader-in-Me Habit 6 - Synergizing! Students in Mrs. Thomas’ 4th grade science classes at WMES used what they had learned about electrical circuits to build flashlights. Students participated in Field Day at Glasscock Elementary. Students in Mrs. Begley's 5th grade class at WMES were split into two groups and given 100 index cards to construct the tallest tower within 30 minutes. MCMS Science teacher Cody Farmer leads students through martial arts activities during Sharpen Your Saw Friday. Mrs. Taylor's preschool class at West Marion learn about the THREE LITTLE PIGS and problem solving. Mrs. Bartley's second grade class at WMES built structures that could stand on its own using base 10 blocks (5-hundreds, 10-tens, 10-ones).  Marion County High School Born Learning Academy at West Marion Elementary MCHS help desk students Lamontae Shively and Callie Gribbins set up Chromebooks at Glasscock Elementary. Mrs. Wright's Kindergarten students at WMES are working together to create a vehicle in the STEAM lab. Students in Mrs. Thomas' 4th grade science classes at WMES built models of a new amusement park ride - the Bumper Coaster - bumper cars on a roller coaster! A student at the Area Technology Center works on a welding project. Students in Mrs. Kelly's class at WMES were challenged to build an object with 20 Lego pieces.  Students built garages, robots, sonar fishing apparatus, and bunny rabbits. Students in Mrs. Thomas's 4th grade science classes at WMES went to the STEAM Lab to investigate how speed and energy are related. Students in Mrs. Smith's 3rd grade class created their Personal Mission Statements for their Leadership Notebooks. #webelieveinGES
Mrs. Thomas' 4th grade science classes at WMES made pinhole projectors and and practiced using them so they can safely experience the Great American Solar Eclipse on Monday! Mrs. Patton, West Marion Elementary 1st grade teacher, works with students in reading centers. Learning hallway procedures at Glasscock Elementary Students choose what emoji describes them on the first day of school. Lebanon Elementary First Day of School MCHS Chemistry teacher Doug Brown conducts an experiment in class during the first week of school.

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Ford Olivia Ford Memorial ceremony scheduled for May 4 at MCHS prior to home softball game Marion County High School will have an Olivia Ford Memorial ceremony prior to the home softball game May 4 at 6:00 pm. Read More
film production Classroom Spotlight: LES students work with Baltimore filmmaker for student project It was lights, camera, and action last week at Lebanon Elementary, as the school hosted artist-in-residence Blair Johnson, a Baltimore-based filmmaker, who worked with 5th graders to create short films based on the 7 Habits of Happy Kids outlined in the Leader-in-Me program. Read More
STLP winners MCMS students receive awards at STLP competition Students at Marion County Middle School came home with plenty of hardware following the recent Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state convention at Rupp Arena in Lexington, March 29. Several students entered a variety of technology-based competitions and four students attended the event in order to present their entries. Read More
Life Ready Dream Ready Register now for Life Ready, Dream Ready Summer Camp It's never too early to register for summer camp opportunities. Contact Erin Summers at erin.summers@marion.kyschools.us for more information on this College and Career Readiness and Exploration Summer Camp. 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