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The MCHS JROTC Color Guard recently participated in the Wreaths Across America opening ceremony at the state capitol. MCMS students Kenden Bright, Elijah Orberson, Nathan Tungate, and Ethan Gardner watch as their bridge begins to give during a class project. The Gifted and Talented Department took MCMS and MCKA students to the Hummel Planetarium on the EKU campus. 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. Halloween at CES 5th graders attended the Farm to Fork event at the Marion County Extension Office. 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. West Marion Elementary 4th grade book character pumpkins 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! CES students visiting Judge Spalding 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 8th Grade "BETA STRONG" 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 West Marion 4th graders in Mrs. Scott's classroom enjoy a cool treat from the PTO Kona Ice Fundraiser. 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. 1st day of school at Calvary Elementary. A rainy first day of school. 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.  Staying dry on the first day of school. Hair fixed and ready for the 1st day of school. Working together at professional development. Learning new math strategies at Professional Development. 2018-19 MCKA STAFF Success Ready at MCPS Stephen Mackey speaks at MCPS Opening Day 2018. Opening Day Breakfast The Class of 2031 attend Little Dragon Jumpstart Biking around the track at Little Dragon Jumpstart. 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. Train color by number at Calvary Jumpstart. Swinging on the playground at West Marion Jumpstart. Having fun on the playground at West Marion Jumpstart. Tracing letters with cars at Calvary Jumpstart. Color by number at Calvary 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 Making puzzles at Escape Calvary Having fun together at camp. Escape Calvary 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 Sliding at M2: Maker-Mover Camp 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. A beautiful day to collect leaves for an art project at Glasscock's Camp Speedway. 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!" Congratulations to the following fourth grade students at WMES for their progress this year in Reading. They have joined our 1000-point Lexile Club this year based on Scholastic Reading Inventory. We are so proud of them! 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 MCKA Read Across America 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. FFA members recently competed in a regional speaking competition.  Six students advanced to the state competition in June. 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. 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. Financial Advisor Brad Cox spoke at MCHS about financial literacy. 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 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 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! The FFA Executive team attended the 90th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, receiving a National 3-STAR rating. 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).  Born Learning Academy at West Marion 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. 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.

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Sullivan named MCPS Ambassador of the Week Marion County High School junior Mason Sullivan has been named the MCPS Student Ambassador of the Week by ambassador advisors Laurie Followell and Troy Benningfield. Read More
help desk students MCHS Help Desk students get hands-on experience with computer repair As a part of the Big Dream: 24-7 Technology initiative, Marion County Public Schools has invested in over 3,500 Chromebooks district-wide. And while the addition of so many personal computers has significantly increased access to technology, it’s also added to the need for technical support. Enter the MCHS Help Desk, where students earn a ... Read More
casey crane MCPS Success Story: Casey Crane, class of 2013 Casey Crane ('13) is the subject of our next MCPS Success Story, which highlights our graduates and their successes after MCPS. Read More
Bridge Project Middle School class project bridges collaboration and critical thinking Rarely do students get excited about seeing a group project destroyed, but that was the case recently in Mr. Joey Reed’s 6th grade STEM class at Marion County Middle School, as students tested the strength of popsicle stick bridges. Read More
mcatc Marion County ATC featured in Kentucky Teacher magazine The Marion County Area Technology Center was recently featured in Kentucky Teacher, an online magazine published by the Kentucky Department of Education. You can read the article here. Read More
Infinite Campus releases new apps for student and parent IC portal Infinite Campus has created two new apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). These apps provide real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more. 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