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Lebanon Elementary Doughnuts for Dads! Lebanon Elementary Dream Bus Tour 2017! Batman visits Lebanon Elementary! MCHS students take a Pacesetters Tour of ECTC. Birthday Bash at the MCPS Reading Celebration event held on Thursday, April 20. Glasscock Elementary students PJ Lanham and Trinity Votaw demonstrated the robots they built and programmed at the April 12 board of education meeting. The GES Project Lead the Way team finished seventh recently at the national competition! Batman visits Lebanon Middle School with a powerful message about not bullying and not doing drugs or alcohol. Batman visits SCMS for a 'no drugs, no bullying' campaign! Students from LMS & SCMS compete in the 5th annual BATTLE OF THE BOOKS MCHS Student Technology Leadership Program travel to Rupp Arena to compete! LMS STLP Team at State Competition LMS 4H Speech Winners LMS Student Council Promotes Child Abuse Prevention Month These GES students presented at the MCPS 4th annual spring summit 2017. #bulldogsareleaders SCMS students enjoy the KONA ICE treats. Kentucky Cooperage is making dreams come true for Marion County children.  The local industry donated $2000 to the district's Backpack Program which provides weekend food for students in need.  Pictured are Nancy Shockency, MCPS Backpack program director, and Doris Mattingly, Kentucky Cooperage Office Manager.  When we all work together, a great district gets even better! Members of the MCPS school readiness team attended the Governor’s  mid-year School Readiness Summit. The MCHS Concert band received a distinguished rating in performance and sight reading at the 2017 Heartland Concert Festival on March 21st. On March 16th, FFA members compete in the Lincoln Trail Region Day competition.  Four students, Gerard Flanagan – Prepared Public Speaking, Carrie Ann Followell – Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Sierra Bickett – Small Animal Impromptu and Lee Ann Jones – FFA Creed advanced to state competition. Glasscock Elementary celebrated their wonderful students at their annual Proficiency Party. #bulldogsareleaders These Glasscock 5th graders attended the Young Leader's Conference at MCHS. #bulldogsareleaders Marion County current and future football players traveled to Central Hardin High School on Saturday to compete in the State Powerlifting Meet. St. Charles Middle School students placed in the competition. MCHS students visit the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. Lebanon Middle School Jr BETA Living Literature, Talent Winners, and Candidate for State Secretary. Lebanon Middle School Volleyball Team Lebanon Middle School student council promotes positive thinking through messages in the hallway and on lockers. Marion County Middle Schools Band under the direction of Mrs. Joni Farmer Congratulations to the Knights Track Team and Coaches - Class AA Indoor State Meet Runner Ups! Students in Mrs. Dougherty's and Mrs. May's  class at Calvary Elementary  learned about coding with help from Marion County High School PLTW and STLP students. Michael Richardson, Cody Browning and Isaac Ballard help calvary students with Michael Richardson, Cody Browning and Isaac Ballard help calvary students with Calvary Elementary Academic Team placed 3rd Runner Up in the Regional Governor's Cup Competition on Saturday, March 3rd. Mrs. Julie Dickerson, PE teacher at Calvary, held a Glasscock students dressed as their favorite idioms for Idiom Day. #bulldogsloveidioms #creativity Glasscock students dressed as their favorite idioms for Idiom Day. #bulldogsloveidioms #creativity Glasscock students dressed as their favorite idioms for Idiom Day. #bulldogsloveidioms #creativity Congratulations to the LMS Beta Club Special Talents group for being Division 2 STATE CHAMPS!! They will be competing in Orlando this summer at Nationals. On February 25, 2017, Instructional Coaches Dana Lee Thomas and Coury Osbourne, along with Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome, presented at the Annual Kentucky Teachers of English Teacher’s Conference. The three shared a writing feedback protocol that is used to help students become better writers. Marion County Board Members and Superintendent Schlosser attended KSBA's 2017 Annual Conference on February, 25, 2017. CES students were honored at the Marion Co. Conservation Banquet for their entries in the Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest: India Young, 3rd place at CES; Staecy Martinez, 1st place at CES and 1st place in the District; Noah Vandyke, 2nd place at CES. MCPS Teachers Ellen McFall, Sarah Lockard, and Coury Osbourne, along with Superintendent Schlosser, were recognized for their National Board Certifications by Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education. MCPS Teachers Sarah Lockard, Ellen McFall, and Coury Osbourne were recognized for their National Board Certifications by Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education. Calvary Elementary School BETA Club competes in Lexington, KY. Calvary Elementary School BETA Club competes in Lexington, KY. Calvary Elementary School kindergarten registration and screening. Congratulations to GES Special Talent team and Tower of Power team for both coming in 3rd place at state Beta Convention. #creativity #collaboration #culture Owner of That Cute Little Shop speaks to MCHS students about entrepreneurship. Learning Centers for Algebraic Expressions Unit in Mrs. Farmer's SCMS 6th grade Math class Paige Mattingly and Lexi Thomas were awarded 2nd place in the state in the KACTE Entrepreneurship Contest.  Their entry was with Lexi Thomas’s goat lotion and soap business.  They received their award at the CTE Student Leadership Day on February 14th. On February 14th, members from FFA, FBLA, FCCLA and TSA traveled to Frankfort for the Career and Technical Education Student Leadership Day.  The students learned about how state government operates and had the opportunity to speak with Senator Higdon and Representative Reed. Matthew Miles, 7th grader at LMS  participated in Regional 3 swim meet this past weekend.  The MCHS relay team consist of  Justin Spalding(12th), Brandon Miles(11th), Eli Nelson(9th) and Matthew Miles(7th).  The team placed 3rd in the 200 medley and 4th in the 200 freestyle relay.  Matthew went on to medaled also in the individual 200 IM placing 7th overall. SCMS students travel to LMS to visit with Ky. Lt. Gov. Jenean  Hampton Glasscock Elementary students and teacher were recognized for their outstanding performance at the Kentucky Music Educators Conference John Sparrow, Adult Education Teacher for Marion County Public Schools, reads to his grandson, Jackson Spalding. #readtoyourkids The Marion County Area Technology Center was recognized at the February 9, 2017, board of education meeting for its work with the district’s 6 C’s initiative.  Students are using communication, collaboration, commitment, creativity, critical thinking, and content to collaborate with other ATC programs to create marketable products for sale in the community.  Pictured (L-R):  CAD CAM Instructor Jason Spalding, MCHS student Aams Mattingly, MCHS student Keith Ballard, MCATC Principal Christina McRay, and BOE member Kaelin Reed.  Left: 21st Century Students making ice cream with Mrs. Juanita at Graham Memorial Park.  

Right: Estrella Perez learning how to cook a breakfast burrito during a cooking lesson at the Extension Office.
West Marion Elementary art teacher Annette Jones was recognized at the February 9, 2017, board of education meeting.  Her students designed a banner for the district titled Be a Superhero for Public Education which will be on display this spring at the Kentucky School Boards Association annual conference.  Local United Way Director John G. Mattingly recognized Superintendent Taylora Schlosser for her work as local chair for the organization at the February 9, 2017, board of education meeting.  Calvary Elementary teachers calibrate scoring with Science TCT's. The Jr. Beta groups from Glasscock & Lebanon Middle performed at Glasscock's Morning Meeting. The three middle school students are all former Bulldogs! #bulldogsaretalented #glasscockelementary Glasscock teachers surprised the students with good luck notes for Governor's Cup! We are so proud of their hard work! #teacherslovetheirbulldogs #glasscockelementary SCMS, Marion County Public Library & Marion County Sheriff's Office Collaboration Marion County Public Schools held its annual Over the Top Preschool Registration event on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Glasscock Elementary School. Marion County Public Schools held its annual Over the Top Preschool Registration event on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Glasscock Elementary School. Marion County Public Schools held its annual Over the Top Preschool Registration event on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Glasscock Elementary School. Hope Dougherty adds flexible seating options to her classroom after the new year. Students LOVE it. Seniors Anthony McCauley (left) and Israel Larue (right) work on their projects in their Machine Tool class at MCATC! Students in morning Book Clubs draw visualizations for the book they have been reading. Some are using technology to help.
MCATC Staff...One Team-One Dream...Student Success! Elementary students visited the Crown Center over the course of 3 days. They interacted with the ATC teachers and students, played educational games, and created projects. Calvary Students dance and play dulcimers for their peers at the Farmers Bank Bluegrass in Schools Program as part of the local Bluegrass Festival.
GES 5th graders took part in a writing review gallery walk. After the gallery walk they had a chance to read the evaluations and comments left by their peers! #bulldogslovetowrite #glasscockelementary Associate Commissioner David Couch was keynote speaker for the Marion County Innovation Institute on Jan. 17 2017. Pictured here with Superintendent Schlosser in front of the Dream Bus! Lebanon Elementary Beta Club and Student Council Members Lebanon Elementary School Young Engineers Club Future Engineers at Lebanon Elementary School Marion County Public Schools presented at the Next Generation Leadership Network Conference in Lexington on January 20, 2017. The group shared its work with Professional Learning Communities with 200 Kentucky teachers and administrators. Pictured are: L-R Troy Benningfield, Laurie Followell, Dana Thomas, Tara Tatum, Shelley Badgett, Olivia Raley, Tammy Newcome, Sarah Hutchins, Sara Brady, Kelly Allen, Taylora Schlosser. GES 4th & 5th grade students lead the school during our Morning Meeting. #bulldogsareleaders #glasscockelementary Teen Leadership Marion County Story Surgery: The 5th grade Doctors operated on weak writing. They found and removed weak transitions and boring words. Then they implanted the writing with rich vocabulary! #bulldogslovetowrite #mswisesclass #glasscockelementary Miss Kentucky came to talk to the Glasscock students about nutrition and making healthy choices. #bulldogsloveMissKentucky #glasscockelementary Miss Kentucky came to talk to the Glasscock students about nutrition and making healthy choices. #bulldogsloveMissKentucky #glasscockelementary Mrs. Akers participated in Leadership Institute for School Principals through the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.   Thank you to Maker's Mark for the sponsorship! #bulldogsloveMrsAkers #glasscockelementary GES 1st graders in Mrs. Rawlings' class work on learning their fractions. #bulldogslovemath #glasscockelementary Glasscock 1st graders were experimenting with the color wheel in Mrs. Lockard's class. #bulldogsloveart #glasscockelementary MCHS Agriculture Teacher Daniel Mattingly spoke to the student body during morning meeting as part of Calvary Elementary's Future Friday. Lebanon Middle School Academic Team Lebanon Middle School Patriot Basketball SCMS Faculty/Student Quick Recall Scrimmage SCMS Student Ambassadors Architectural Tiles by SCMS students SCMS - Champions of District 44 Governor's Cup Academic Team Competition 2017 HATS OFF TO A NEW YEAR!!! LMS Student Council wishes teachers, staff, parents, and the community a happy and productive 2017! Governor's Cup District Quick Recall teams : SCMS & LMS Family Resource Youth Service Center Directors Mrs. Amy Newton and Mr. Van Gadberry traveled to Frankfort to meet with Senator Higdon to discuss his continual support of FRYSC's.  Thank you Senator Higdon! Senator Jimmy Higdon assisted with the swearing-in ceremony for the Marion County Board of Education's new members at its January 12, 2017, meeting at St. Charles Middle School. Pictured are (L-R): Carrie Truitt, District 1; Brad Cox, District 5; and Peggy Downs, District 4.  MCPS...a distinguished and progressing district!

Current News

Thad Elmore selected as next MCHS Principal

Superintendent Taylora Schlosser released the following statement April 10, 2017 regarding the MCHS principal selection:

On behalf of the Marion County High School Council and the Marion County Board of Education, I am excited to announce that Mr. William Thad Elmore was unanimously selected as the high school principal.  Mr. Elmore comes to Marion County High School with  18 years of experience in education at elementary, middle and high school levels.  He is currently serving as the High School Principal at Washington County High School.  He has also served  as the assistant principal at T.K. Stone Middle in Elizabethtown, KY where he had also served as a Social Studies Teacher. Mr. Elmore comes to us with various awards including WHAS ExCEL Teacher of the Year, FCCLA Administrator of the Year 2015, Sallie Mae Teacher of the Year,  and CIVITAS Civics 5th Region Teacher of the Year. 

I believe that Mr. Elmore brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will support each and every student.   His passion for teaching and learning along with building relationships will be a key ingredient  to ensuring that “ALL” really means “ALL” for our MCHS family!  I look forward to working with Mr. Elmore, the staff, the students and the families as we continue to DREAM BIG!

2017-18 School Year Preschool Applications

Marion County Public Schools is accepting preschool applications for the 2017-18 school year. Those interested can download a copy of the Preschool/Headstart Application by clicking here. Completed applications can be submitted to Marilyn Gribbins at the Marion County Board of Education.

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.


Last Day of School for Students
@All Schools
Wednesday, 5/17/2017
Closing Day for Staff
@All Schools
Thursday, 5/18/2017
MCHS Graduation
@Marion County High School
Saturday, 5/20/2017
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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