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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 FFA members participated in the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest at the Marion Co. Farm Bureau annual meeting.  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. The MCHS Student Ambassadors walked through a mock board meeting during their annual retreat. 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! Lebanon Elementary art teacher Charles Ramey snaps a fun photo of students at the LES Reading Celebration. Mrs. Patton, West Marion Elementary 1st grade teacher, works with students in reading centers. Learning hallway procedures at Glasscock Elementary Sheila and Bones make sure everything is clean for the new school year. 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. West Marion Elementary School Lebanon Elementary School Ready for back to school at Lebanon Elementary Open House. Lebanon Elementary Open House Calvary Elementary School Glasscock Elementary School Summer Slam Volleyball Camp Sometimes science experiments on the Dream Bus amazes even the adults. Making outlines of their hands to be hung in the Dream Bus All smiles on the Dream Bus Hiding out on the playground at Calvary's Wildlife of Kentucky Camp.

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Crown Center Dream Bus Crown Center and Dream Bus partner to provide enrichment activities Marion County Public School’s gifted and talented unit from The Crown Center took the district’s Dream Bus on stops throughout the county this week to teach enrichment activities at each of the district's schools. Gifted and Talented teacher Dawn Phillips, along with Gifted and Talented consultants Jane Spalding and Laurie ... Read More
The County Seat MCHS students attend American Private Enterprise System events A group of MCHS juniors got a look into the world of entrepreneurship over two days last week as they visited local businesses and attended sessions aimed to explore aspects of business as part of the American Private Enterprise System (APES). The group sat in on lectures concerning the economy, eCommerce, and LLC’s, among others. ... Read More
MAP sample Video: MAP data explained MCPS Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome explains the MAP testing results parents will receive. Read More
Goatley -- encourage the heart Goatley receives "Encourage the Heart" acknowledgement Glasscock Elementary teacher Daily Goatley received this year’s first “Encourage the Heart” acknowledgement this week from Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome. School principals were asked to select a teacher and write a handwritten note of appreciation and encouragement. Goatley’s note, written by Glasscock ... Read More
anti-bullying image MCPS and KCSS want you to make the pledge against bullying The Kentucky Center for School Safety (KCSS) has released on online anti-bullying pledge and Marion County Public Schools wants you to join the cause. According to the KCSS website, “Together we can ‘Get Involved and Get it Solved’ STOP the Bullying! KCSS stands on the belief that everybody should enjoy school equally and ... Read More
IdeaFestival MCHS students reflect on experience at IdeaFestival Marion County High School was one of only eight high schools in the state -- and only one of two from outside of Louisville -- to send students to IdeaFestival -- an event held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts that celebrates and highlights innovative thinking across different disciplines. 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