SCMS 8th grade students preview their MCHS freshmen curriculum guide in preparation for freshmen registration. Mrs. Clark's 3rd Grade Class at CES works on Digital Book Talks. 100 Days Smarter Family Projects at CES Creativity and Collaboration in 5th grade at CES West Marion staff and students wear red for heart disease awareness day in support of Madeline, Mrs. Keene's daughter who is on the transplant list for a new heart. West Marion students participate in the 2016 Kentucky Children's Chorus in Louisville, Kentucky. SCMS Black History Month bulletin board. SCMS 2015-16 Jr. Knights Cheerleaders One to One technology is Mrs. May's classroom at CES Students in Ms. Barnett's and Mr. Terrell's 6th grade English classes at LMS participate in Silent Conversations. SCMS GT students enjoy a challenging math game with Mrs. Dawn Phillips, MC GT instructor. Math Instructional Coach Haley Evans works with a student from Mrs. Farmer's class during a live scoring activity. SCMS student Will Hunt completes steps on his ILP (Individual Learning Plan) in the computer lab. SCMS students in Mrs. Amanda Farmer's class concentrating on their Math. SCMS students in Mr. Nelson's Social Studies class work on clay architectural projects in their art collaboration class. Kandice Spalding and Robin Humphress meet with SCMS students to begin work on Annie Jr. Lebanon Middle School defeated St. Charles Middle School 47-40 on January 28, 2016. MCHS students participate in the Governor's Cup district competition. SCMS District Quick Recall Champions Congratulations to Jane Spalding, teacher at West Marion Elementary, for receiving Marion County Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year! Congratulations to Chelsie VanWhy for signing with Campbellsville University for swimming. Students in Mrs. Potter's Art 3 class at MCHS work on their independent projects. SCMS teachers answer questions from students and parents during the district's first Non-Traditional Instruction Day (NTID). Lebanon Elementary School Preschool SCMS students enjoying the bouncy as a reward for showing growth on the winter MAP assessment. MCATC January 2016 Students of the Month visit Central Kentucky Tool. MCHS Teen Leadership Marion County Art Day Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw recognizes Board members during School Board Recognition Month. Shannon Sparkman and Joanne Tyler, School Psychologists, lead ECE Teachers and Therapists through Infinite Campus update training. MCHS is working hard as a TEAM in STAT (Student Teacher Assistance Team) meetings to determine what is needed to ensure students can achieve their dreams!! Jr. Knights bench watches at the Jr. Knights defeats WCMS Generals in last Thursday's game. SCMS Jr. Knight cheerleaders show silent support for a player on the free throw line. MCHS freshman met with a KHEAA representative to talk about success in high school. 60 Marion County middle school band  students traveled to Campbellsville  University to attend the School of Music Christmas Tapestry concert. Lebanon Middle School - Student Council Memebers

Current News

Marion WAN Project

Request for Proposal
Title: Marion WAN Project
Closing Time to Receive Bids: Friday, March 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM

The Marion County Board of Education hereby solicits bids for WAN Connectivity to four sites from district central hub. Persons/Companies interested in submitting a bid may download bid specifications by clicking here. Questions pertaining to the bidding process should be directed to Thomas Lyons ( at (270)692-3721. Bids may be delivered to the Marion County Board of Education Office on or before 12:00 PM (Eastern) on Friday March 4, 2016. Method of delivery may be hand delivered, mail, fax or email. To receive consideration proposals must be received prior to time designated in this invitation. None shall be accepted thereafter.

WMES Principal Selection Survey

West Marion Elementary School’s SBDM council has started the principal selection process. They have developed the following criteria or principal traits to use in the development of the interview questions and would like your feedback and input: 

  1. Can connect and build positive relationships with the students, staff, parents, and community.
  2. Will support a warm, welcoming school environment in which students, parents, and staff feel safe and secure.
  3. Believes in and understands developmentally appropriate instruction and continuous progress for all students.
  4. Has a vision to move students and staff toward the highest levels of 21st century learning.
  5. Listens to input, communicates effectively, and makes fair and consistent student-centered decisions.

Please click here to take the principal selection survey.

Presidents' Day will be a make-up day

Marion County Public Schools will be in session on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 15, 2016. This day will serve as the first make-up day of the 2015-16 school year.

2016-17 Kindergarten Registration

Click here to download the 2016-17 Kindergarten registration application.

2016-17 Over the Top Preschool Registration

Parents may complete the Marion County Preschool 2016-17 Application prior to the registration event and turn the application in on Saturday, February 13.

Gifted and Talented Dance Auditions


Gifted and Talented Dance Auditions!

Are you serious about dance?

Do your friends say that you should be on that dancing contest show?

Do you spend hours watching videos on how to perfect that one dance move?

If so, then Gifted and Talented is looking for you!


Who: You

What: Gifted and Talented Dance Auditions

When: April 11, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Marion County High School Gym

Why: We are looking for students who are serious about dance and have a talent. (This is NOT a contest!)


  1. Sign up to audition in the front office.
  2. Create a 1.5 - 2 minute dance audition.
  3. Come to the auditions.
  4. Do your best.


If you have any questions contact Mrs. Phillips at:


February 2016 Early Years


Presidents' Day - Make-up Day, School in Session
@All Schools
Monday, 2/15/2016
Spring Break - No School
@All Schools
4/6/2016 - 4/8/2016
Primary Election Day - No School
@All Schools
Tuesday, 5/17/2016
<<February 2016>>


Marion County Public Schools Fast Facts:

  • 2015 Distinguished District
  • Test scores rank in the top 20% of KY Schools
  • 2nd largest employer in Marion County
  • 3,300 students
  • Over 600 employees
  • 1/44 districts chosen for non-traditional school day instruction
  • Ready-Set-Grow reading initiative that provides every newborn with their 1st book
  • Home of the Marion County Student Ambassadors
  • 70% College and Career Ready rate
  • Graduation rate 93.2%
  • 24 National Board Certified teachers
  • State recognized Migrant Program
  • CU, EKU, SCC, KCTCS partnerships
  • 7,000 books given away yearly
  • $1.5 million in scholarships awarded annually to graduates
  • 700 students continue learning at the Summer Dreamy Academy
  • 537,000 miles traveled by bus annually
  • 2,500 miles traveled daily in school routes
  • Nearly 14,000 summer meals served annually
  • 1,983 technology devices district-wide
  • About 62+ opportunities for student extra-curricular involvement