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Gifted and Talented students enjoyed a music appreciation class on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at The Crown Center. Campbellsville University music education student, Carolyn Meador led students in a music master class. Students also completed a hands-on arts activity and enjoyed a visit from Santa Claus. WMES 5th grade students were all smiles on Friday, December 2, 2017, as they opened the Fun Store for business.  Gifted and Talented Consultant Jane Spalding helped students plan, create, market, and sell original products to the student body and staff. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to a charity voted on by the GT students.  Marion County District Attorney Lisa Nally-Martin spoke with MCHS students on Thursday, December 1, 2016, during Cafe Chat. The program offers students the opportunity to visit with practitioners from various career fields during their lunch period. Olaf, The Grinch, Rudolph and Frosty are visiting Glasscock's library for the month of December! #libraryfun #booksarecool MCPS 4th grade teachers met today to calibrate their scoring on a recent 4C's (Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Communication) writing project.  The district is one of 37 other school districts across the United States that were selected to participate in the project. MCPS 4th grade teachers met today to calibrate their scoring on a recent 4C's (Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Communication) writing project.  The district is one of 37 other school districts across the United States that were selected to participate in the project. The replica Citizen's National Bank is finished and in place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. Carpentry, PLTW, Advanced Art, and Industrial Maintenance collaborated on this project. MCATC student welders collaborate and work on multiple projects.
Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole Practice 5K at MCHS Lebanon Middle School honoring Veterans Day Lebanon Elementary School held a Veteran's Day Program on November 11, 2016.  Pictured are the student leaders and guests who made the program a huge success! The CES Beta Club has been named a National Beta School of Distinction.  Mrs. Byrd leads the Beta Club at CES. The JV Academic Team competed at LaRue County High School on November 12. Veteran's Day at West Marion Elementary School Calvary students in Mrs. May and Mrs. Dougherty's Classes visit Lindsey Wilson College - Nov. 11, 2016 Calvary students watch a video they created with their Music teacher Kandice Spalding in honor of all the Veterans in our lives. Veterans come to speak to us during morning meeting and to watch a video our kids made in honor of them. GES 5th graders used Venn diagrams in Social Studies to compare the early English settlements of Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth. #bulldogslovesocialstudies Congratulations to Glasscock Elementary Jr. Beta for becoming a School of Distinction for 2016-2017!! #bulldogsareleaders MCATC instructors share information about their programs with Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton on her recent visit to the center. PLTW Capstone students share their project ideas with Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton on her recent visit to Marion County ATC. PLTW Captsone students share their project ideas with Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton on her recent visit to Marion County ATC.  Students in Mr. Conley's and Ms. Allen's classes met with Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton on Friday, November 4th. She was in Marion County discussing her Entrepreneurship Challenge! WMES student, Ethan Essex, attended a presentation by the governor and our state representative Hal Rogers of a $12.5 mil grant to the AWF (Appalachian wildlife foundation)  to build a wildlife center. The purpose of the grant is to boost economics and tourism in areas where jobs have been lost from coal. Some members of the Glasscock STLP Team helped younger students with the Mock Election at GES. #bulldogsareleaders 5th grade students at CES teach the younger grades the importance of voting. Students in Mr. Tatum’s Industrial Maintenance program wire receptacles and three-way switches. 
Left- Bailey Gardner
Right- Andrew Miles & Gretchen Walston
Students in the Around the World Club at CES Skype with Moscow. Mr. Spalding, Marion County ATC CAD/CAM instructor, talks with 5th grade students at Calvary Elementary School, during Career Day. 4th Grade Science Biome Project at Calvary Elementary School. Migrant Education Family Reading Night Migrant Education Family Reading Night Migrant Education Family Reading Night Some members of Glasscock Jr. Beta did Reverse Trick or Treating by delivering a pumpkin and candy to businesses on Main Street. #bulldogsareleaders Seniors at MCHS toured the University of Kentucky campus on October 25, 2016. Seniors at MCHS toured the University of Kentucky campus on October 25, 2016. We had 25 participants in our Book Character Pumpkin Contest. They did a phenomenal job! We were blown away with the amount of creativity and effort shown by our students, and we are so proud of each one of them! It was very difficult to pick the winners. 

1st Place: Lucas Votaw
2nd Place: Jon Connor Mattingly
3rd Place: Carson Osborne Congratulations to GES, LES, and LMS math teachers in grades 4-8 for being selected to work with the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning group.  These teachers will be participating in a 2-year action research project to increase their knowledge of modeling in the mathematics classroom.  A mock presidential debate was performed by Samuel Thompson as Donald Trump, Brooklyn Richardson as Hillary Clinton, and Seth Caldwell as Moderator Lester Holt at St. Charles Middle School today. All students will also get to participate in a mock election. Marion County Board members came to West Marion to congratulate the school for being a School of Distinction for the 2015-2016 school year. MCPS Student Ambassadors visited Holocaust Survivor Fred Gross on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  Mr. Gross was in Lebanon to speak to all eighth grade students from St. Charles and Lebanon middle schools.  Pictured with Mr. Gross are Ambassadors Fernanda Reyes, Diego Reyes, Hank Hardin, Andy O'Daniel, and Collin Allen. MCHS Soccer team wins the district tournament.  18th District Soccer All Tournament Team award recipients Alan Guzman-senior, Dylan Bradshaw- senior, Dalton Hammond-senior & Logan Spalding-junior Students at West Marion Elementary learn about school bus safety from Buster the Bus. #8175 Glasscock students created idiom examples & non-examples, participated in a gallery walk, and their work has been made into a classroom resource book. #bulldogsloveidioms Glasscock students in Mrs. Goatley's class had to Synergize to save Fred, the gummy worm, during Sharpen The Saw. #LeaderInMe Mrs. Schlosser is presenting a Louisville Slugger to Mrs. Akers for GES becoming a Proficient School. #glasscockbulldogs #proficientschool Left: Senator Jimmy Hidgon visits Calvary Elementary to speak to 5th grade students. Right: Marissa McCubbin requested money this year instead of presents for her birthday to donate to Kosair Charities where she is a member of the Kids Club.  Pictured is Principal Sara Brady and Marissa sharing about her experience during morning meeting at CES. Students from the 21st Century program visited Sleepy Hollow Farm over Fall Break.  SKST Field Day SKST Field Day  MCPS...a distinguished and progressing district!

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December 12 Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert - December 12 invitation

Leadership Now Program Applications

The MCPS Leadership Now! program is now accepting applications. It is a one-year leadership development program designed to recruit, train, support, and retain high quality leaders who will increase student achievement and close the achievement gap. Click here to download the application. The application is due by December 13, 2016.

Leadership Now Program Phase II Applications

The MCPS Leadership Now Phase II program is now accepting applications. It is a leadership development program designed to recruit, train, support, and retain high quality leaders who aspire to become administrators.   Applicants will be required to submit an application with a written response and reference form along with going through an interview process for final selection. Click here to download the application. The application is due by December 13, 2016.

New Kindergarten Enrollment Requirement

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Birth Date Cutoff for Kindergarten Enrollment Moved to August 1

As a result of House Bill 235, the birthday cutoff for entrance to kindergarten will change from October 1 to August 1 beginning the 2017-2018 school year.  This will require incoming kindergarten students to turn 5 on or before August 1. 

Parents/guardians whose children do not meet the age requirements may inquire about the early entrance petition process by contacting the Marion County Board of Education at 270-692-3721.  The deadline for submitting a petition for the 2017-2018 school year is June 15, 2017.

Alumni and Friends Association

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Marion County Public Schools is starting an Alumni Association! If you would like to join our e-mail and mailing list, please click here to register. Also, if you are interested in providing additional support by serving on a steering committee, scholarship committee, or participating in a membership drive, please make a note in the comment section (as pictured below) on the registration page detailing which area you would like to provide support in. Thank you!

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MCPS I2-Innovation Institute Call for Presenters

Marion County Public Schools is hosting an in-house technology conference for all certified teachers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. As we move forward with our 1:1 technology initiative and 21st century learning, we understand and value professional development and training. If you are interested in presenting either an instructional strategy using technology or a lesson on the 4 Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration & Communication), click here to fill out our call for presenters form. A notification of selection for presenting will be sent by December 20, 2016.

Calendar

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Christmas Concert
@Lebanon Middle School
Monday, 12/12/2016
Dec
19
Winter Break - No School
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12/19/2016 - 12/23/2016
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26
Winter Break - No School
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12/26/2016 - 12/30/2016
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02
New Year's Day Holiday - No School
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  • 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
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  • 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