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Celebrating Our Veterans Present Flag

MCMS Welcomes Veterans

MCPS Shield Logo: Opportunity + Access + Equity = Success Ready logo explanation

MCPS recently unveiled a new logo which represents some pretty important ideas for our students, our schools, and our district. Check out th video to get a brief overview of our new shield logo, narrated by MCPS Student Ambassador Mya Emmons.

Maker’s Mark sponsors Marion County Education Foundation Ed foundation

The Marion County Education Foundation is pleased to announce Maker’s Mark as a founding sponsor, which ensures support to the Foundation for the next four years.

“Helping the Marion County Education Foundation is one way we can show support for the local community, which has been so good to us, as well as help education, which is truly important to everyone,” said Rob Samuels, an eighth-generation distiller and chief operating officer of Maker’s.

Contributions to the Marion County Education Foundation directly impact classroom activities through grant awards to teachers. Teachers may apply to the Foundation to request funding to support unique and innovative projects. Applications will be evaluated by a panel to ensure that the project aligns with curriculum goals of Marion County Public Schools. The first projects funded by the Foundation will be implemented in the 2019-2020 school year.

Updated: MCPS Local Planning Committee finalized announcement

Marion County Public Schools has a new Local Planning Committee after all 20 positions were finalized Friday afternoon.

“This is an exciting time in MCPS because we can now start to make some real progress in improving our district’s facilities,” MCPS Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said. “It’s no secret that this has been a lengthy process, but I feel really good about where we are right now.”

Wright's Readers Wright's Readers

Wright's Readers reach out to hearing impaired students after reading "El Deafo".

Series of Professional Development opportunities available to MCPS teachers roadshow flyer

Teachers in MCPS will have plenty of opportunties for professional growth over the coming weeks and months thanks to the Professional Learning Road Show -- a series of PD sessions offered at various locations throughout the district.


MCMS students explore cells using school's inflatable planetarium starlab

Seventh graders at Marion County Middle School spent part of science class this week learning the ins and outs of cell organelles in a unique way.

MCMS Media Specialist Cheryl May --herself a former classroom science teacher -- collaborated with the school’s science department by leading students inside the school’s Starlab inflatable planetarium. Once inside the large vinyl dome, images of the inner workings of cells were projected onto the ceiling, as May led students through a review of the content they have been studying in class.

Dream Bus Video 2018 Dream Bus Video 2018

Summer Dream Academy Video 2018 Marion County Summer Dream Academy Video 2018

MCPS expected to be without internet and phone services due to electrical malfunction important info

Due to a major electrical malfunction at Marion County High School the entire Marion County Public Schools district is expected to be without internet and phone capabilities beginning at 7:00 am Friday, August 3.  At this time, it is unclear how long repairs will take.

MCPS will continue to provide updates with this on-going issue through the district’s social media channels, the One-Call Now system, and the local media.

Let's Jump Start Back Into School MCMS

MCMS JUMP START! We can't wait to see you on Wednesday!

IMPORTANT DATES We're excited to meet you!

The doors are open and we are ready to get started and have some fun!

MCPS to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students lunch

All students in Marion County Public Schools will receive free lunch and breakfast this year thanks to the district’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) federal program. According to MCPS School Nutrition Director Jennifer Wheeler, the program is good for four years and can be renewed based on the number of students who take advantage of school meals.

“The success in this program lies in participation,” Wheeler said. “Basically, the more students we have eating school breakfast and lunch, the better.”

Summer Dream Academy Week of June 11th WMES Kentucky Life: A Journey Through Time Camp made corn husk dolls.

It is another busy week at the Marion County Summer Dream Academy.

The Marion County ATC is hosting 4 camps. Car 101 teaches students the basics in car care and maintenance. The Health and Science of Athletics Camp teaches students how athletes keep their bodies ready for competition and to treat common injuries. It’s Time to Build lets students design their own project and build it. Students attending the PLTW Architectural Camp will get to use the Revit Architecture program to design a small house.

Students in 10th-12th grade will have the opportunity to visit college campuses.

Campers at 21st Century Education Summer Safari continue their second week. They will travel to the pool, extension office and zoo.

Escaping Glasscock is for 3rd-5th grade students who want to have fun and work their brains.

Kentucky Life: A Journey Through Time is hosting its final week of camp. They will finish the camp with a day of bouncy fun.

The M2: Maker-Mover Camp at Calvary Elementary provides an exciting week of art and play. The last day they will take off on a field trip to the House of Boom.

Marion County Middle School is having Relay Races with Robotics or Photography Skills Camp. Students can build a Lego Mindstorm EV3 robot or learn basic photography skills.

Up & Away from Pre-K to K helps students at Lebanon Elementary make the transition to Kindergarten. The camp will focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), but will also have literacy and vocabulary built into the curriculum.

Lockwood selected to lead Marion County Middle School announcement

Daniel Lockwood has been hired as the next principal at Marion County Middle School. Lockwood joins Marion County Public Schools after working at the Department of Education as a Leadership Development Specialist where he supported principals and assistant principals from around the state. Before that, he was the principal at East Hardin Middle School in Hardin County for six years.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to create a culture and help establish traditions and expectations,” Lockwood said. “I think it’s an exciting opportunity to build something together with the community and create something great. I want to create a really meaningful experience for kids.”

Online registration for 2018-2019 school year now available computer

Online registration through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal is now available. Parents who do not currently have a Parent Portal account should contact their child's school to get an activation key.



The Marion County Summer Dream Academy Kickoff has been cancelled.

The Marion County Summer Dream Academy Kickoff has been cancelled.

Summer Dream Academy Summer Dream Academy 2018

With the school year coming to a close, the Marion County Summer Dream Academy has many engaging opportunities. The Dream Academy Kickoff Celebration is May 31 at Graham Memorial Park from 5:30-7:30. There are over twenty camps throughout the summer with a variety of themes, so there is something for everyone. Free lunch is provided with each camp.

The Dream Bus will also be running June 4th through July 20th at ten locations.

For more information about camps or the Dream Bus you can check out the Dream Academy booklet here:

Parent meeting for girls middle school basketball set for May 24 athletics

For any female student that will be entering grades 6-8 for the 2018-2019 school year interested in playing basketball, there will be a parent meeting on Thursday May 24 at the Marion County Knight Academy Gym starting at 6:00 pm.

Classroom Spotlight: MCMS students turn novel study into career role-playing with mock trial mock trial

Students at Marion County Middle School took their study of The Outsiders from the classroom to the courtroom with a mock trial based on the novel's characters.

Summer Dream Academy booklet arriving soon booklet cover

The Marion County Public Schools Summer Dream Academy booklet, which lists all of the summer camps and programs offered by MCPS, will be arriving in mailboxes across the county in the coming weeks. The booklet includes contact information for registration, as well as dates, times, and locations for all of the Summer Dream Academy camps.

MCMS students receive awards at STLP competition STLP winners

Students at Marion County Middle School came home with plenty of hardware following the recent Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) state convention at Rupp Arena in Lexington, March 29.

Several students entered a variety of technology-based competitions and four students attended the event in order to present their entries.  

Record Breaking AR Kevin Auberry earns 345.2 AR points and wins a kindle.

Student earns 345.2 points....in one month!

Teachers, instructional coaches implement one-on-one reading conferences to improve student reading comprehension reading conference


For several years, MCPS has organized Live Scoring sessions which provide immediate feedback on student writing, but now the school district has added a similar component for the other half of literacy -- reading.  Recently, teachers and district instructional coaches met with students at Marion County Middle School for one-on-one reading conferences as a way to help fine-tune reading comprehension.

Going to MKA Soon Important Message for 7th Graders and their Family


Important Message from Mrs. Brady 


Student Ambassador program extended to Marion County Middle School MCMS ambassadors dream bus

Marion County Public Schools has expanded on its highly successful student ambassador program again, with the addition of the Marion County Middle School Student Ambassadors. The group, which includes 16 students in the 6th and 7th grades and is sponsored by 7th grade Language Arts teacher Allison Cooke, had its first official meeting Friday, March 9 at The Crown Center, which is located at the Area Technology Center.

No school in Marion County on March 26 important info

Marion County Public Schools will not be in session Monday, March 26, to allow all MCPS staff to attend intruder preparedness training.  The training will be led by the Kentucky State Police in conjunction with the Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

Video: Superintendent discusses tragedy in Marshall County video
The 5S's

Students take ownership in keeping our school safe.


Video: Superintendent discusses NTI days and Plan B bus routes
New immunization requirements effective July 1 Important info

Please see the information below from the Department of Public Health: 

A recent amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation on the immunization schedules for attending school added new immunization requirements for the school year beginning on or after July 1, 2018.

  • Effective July 1, 2018, all students in kindergarten through twelfth grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.

Schlosser meets with student focus group at Marion County Middle School focus gruop

Following up on her plan from the previous semester, MCPS Superintendent Taylora Schlosser met with a focus group of students at Marion County Middle School to discuss improving school culture.   

Schlosser, along with Instructional Supervisor Troy Benningfield and Transportation Director Scott Spalding, met with two sets of students and discussed changes that have already been implemented and possible further changes.  This was her second meeting with the group.

How to access NTI day materials NTI

With winter weather already responsible for school delays, now is a good time to review steps to access Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) day materials.

MCPS Inclement Weather Plan -- What to Know important info

Given the recent changes in weather, now is an excellent time to review Marion County Public School’s Inclement Weather Protocol, as well as Plan B Bus Routes and information related to Non-Traditional Instruction Days.  


Presenting Mrs. Wheatley's Students


Mrs. Wheatley's class performed a play for the residents at the Village.


i2 Conference Registration now open i2 logo

Registration is now available for the 2018 i2 Conference which will be held Tuesday, January 16 at Marion County High School.  The link below provides an overview of available sessions and directions for registering.

Registration Link

Schlosser addresses MCMS students again; Kentucky Center for School Safety Executive Director Akers attends Akers_Schlosser

Marion County Public Schools Superintendent Taylora Schlosser visited Marion County Middle School again Wednesday morning to speak to the student body about online behavior and school safety.  Schlosser reiterated her message to students concerning appropriate social media use and emphasized the phrase “Our school, our community.”

“Social media used inappropriately could cost you your job someday,” Schlosser said.  “And if you see something going on that you know is wrong, you need to tell someone.  We need you to be the leaders that continue to make this a great school district.”

Superintendent Schlosser addresses students at Marion County Middle School Schlosser@MCMS

Superintendent Taylora Schlosser addressed the student body at Marion County Middle School Tuesday morning following two social media incidents that included threats to student safety.

Schlosser’s speech focused on five S’s beginning with the word “School.”

“You should tell yourself, ‘This is my community, and my school,’” she told the group of 6th and 7th graders.

Video: MCMS students participate in Hour of Code MCMS Hour of Code

Students at Marion County Middle School received an introduction to computer programming by participating in Hour of Code -- a global initiative to promote computer science.  Students accessed lessons through Code.org.  December 4-10 is Computer Science Education Week.

Watch the video to see what some MCMS students thought about the experience.

Video: MCMS teachers let students know they are thankful for them MCMS Thankful
Osbourne receives Encourage the Heart acknowledgement Osbourne

Marion County Middle School assistant principal Coury Osbourne received the “Encourage the Heart” acknowledgement from Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome last week.

Newcome surprised Osbourne during the student morning meeting last Monday, where she presented Osbourne with the recognition.

“Encourage the Heart” is one of the five practices outlined in The Leadership Challenge -- a book focusing on developing strong leadership, which the MCPS Leadership Team is currently studying.

Sweet Reward! Mrs. Mann enjoys dessert

Mrs. Mann takes a pie (or Two) for the team!


AND THE WINNER IS... 1st Jackson Willett 2nd Julia LaRue 3rd Morgan Tacey

Mrs. Wright's book club read "The Night Gardener" and then created tree sculptures.

Reading Celebration This Week Over 100 AR tests read and passed in one day!

Camelot House read and passed over 100 AR books in one day!

MCMS Loves Veterans

MCMS Choir, led by Mr. Christopher, tribute to Veterans. Click here to watch them sing.

MCPS announces call for I-2 Conference presenters i2 logo2


Marion County Public Schools is seeking presenters for its annual I-2 Conference to be held at Marion County High School on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

The conference focuses on the integration of technology and best practices in the classroom.

MCPS invites prospective presenters interested in leading a session on an instructional strategy using technology or a lesson on the 4 C’s (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication) to fill out the Google form found here.

If selected, a notification will be sent by December 20, 2016.

Chromebook Quick Log In

Shut it down everyday and log in the next quickly.

Chromebook Care

Take care not to have a chromebook mishap!

MCMS Safe School 7th Grade Leaders on Safe Schools

Students create their own video about being a "Safe School".

Marion County Reading Celebration Coming Soon!

COMING SOON! Woody and Chloe!

MCMS Makes the Pledge

Our students are taking the lead in taking the Pledge!

MCPS and KCSS want you to make the pledge against bullying anti-bullying image

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 be treated with respect. Community members, educators, students and parents are encouraged to get involved by taking this pledge against bullying.”


Video: MAP results explained -- English and Spanish versions MAP sample

MCPS Chief Academic Officer Tammy Newcome explains the MAP testing results parents will receive.



Hurrican Irma Disaster Relief Mrs. Johnson receives check from Mandy and Jailyn.
Flood waters, power outages, sinkholes, deaths and destruction of property prompt MCMS to fundraise to send help.
Feeding program looking for community support through online fundraising BackPack food program

For the past 10 years, the Marion County Community Education program has participated in Feeding America’s BackPack Program, which is designed to provide needy children who are at-risk of facing hunger with food for the weekend when school meals are not available.

However, in recent years, the program has faced a new obstacle: funding.  In the past, a large portion of the program’s funding came from a grant that is no longer available.

MCMS holds first Sharpen Your Saw Friday activities martial arts

Marion County Middle School held its first Sharpen Your Saw Friday events with students participating in a variety of clubs and activities designed to build students’ mind, heart, body, and soul.  Sharpen Your Saw is one of the seven habits outlined as a part of the LEAD program, which builds leadership qualities in young people.  Marion County Middle School became a LEAD program school this year.

Classroom Spotlight: MCMS students create backpacks as part of STEM education STEM backpack

At Marion County Middle School, 6th and 7th grade students are getting an extra dose of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) education this year.  Students attend a STEM class every other day (alternating with Physical Education)  where they design and create projects.

This week, students in Chad Hardin’s STEM class pieced together backpacks they designed from scratch.  As a part of a project-based learning environment, students worked in small groups to create a blueprint for a backpack that they then manufactured using strips of fabric and stitching.


AR at Marion Middle AR books available in library


Dream Bus Video 2017 Dream Bus Video 2017

School canceled for Aug. 21 due to eclipse; Preschool start date pushed back to Aug. 22 eclipse
Summer Dream Academy Video 2017 Summer Dream Academy 2017

Marion County Middle School student drop-off and pick-up routes released MCMS routes thumbnail

Morning drop-off information

Jump Start Day is set for August 1

WHO: 6th - 9th graders

WHAT: Jump Start Day

WHEN: Tuesday, August 1st, 8:00 until 12:00

WHERE: Marion County Middle School(6th/7th) &

Marion County Knight Academy (8th/9th)

District transportation will be provided as well as breakfast and lunch

Marion County students set to attend the new Marion County Middle School for 6th and 7th graders and the Marion County Knight Academy 8th and 9th can get a feel for the new school year by attending Jump Start Day on August 1.  Both schools will host students from 8 am until noon with an opportunity to experience a modified school day.  

High School Graduation Parking Information

Marion County High School is offering several parking options for this year's graduation ceremony as school officials expect a capacity crowd.  Graduation begins at 10 AM, this Saturday, May 20, at the Roby Dome.  

A Brand New World MCPS Secondary Schools

Click below for the presentation to the Board of Education on the progress of the secondary schools.


Reading Celebration Thursday!

This is Reading Celebration week in Marion County Public Schools.  We hope you will join us for the Community Reading Night at MCHS this Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 5 PM to 7 PM.  There are over 25 themed rooms, giveaways, and a bookstore open to the public -- plus Batman, the Batmobile, Storm Troopers and R2D2!!

Our R20 (Read for 20 minutes) event is this Friday, April 21, at 2:30 PM.  We encourage everyone to stop and read to support the importance of literacy.  If your business participates, please tweet us a picture at #R20MarionCounty. 

Battle of the Books 5th Annual Battle of the Books

You are invited to the fifth annual “Battle of the Books”

Hosted by St. Charles Middle School on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (times approximate)

 Marion County Middle School students from Lebanon Middle and St. Charles will square off in "Quick Recall" style buzzer action.

Please come to support your team!

Infinite Campus System Upgrade

If you are a parent or guardian of a Marion County School student who currently uses the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or the Infinite Campus mobile smartphone app, please be aware that the system will be offline on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 for upgrades.

CKEC Marion County Outstanding Special Education Educator Nomination Form 2017-2018

Marion County Schools is seeking all stakeholders input on nominations for the CKEC Outstanding Special Education Educator award. If you know a deserving Marion County special education educator that you would like to nominate, please click on the link below.

MCHS Marching Band Sign-Ups

Current 8th-11th graders have the opportunity to do what so many successful students have done before them - Be Part of the Band! Every destination starts with a decision to embark on a journey. Now is the time to start your child in music and MCHS is the place to do it. Please take a brief moment to fill out this form (click here) so your child can BE PART of the BAND! If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Beams, MCHS Band Director, at daniel.beams@marion.kyschools.us.

2017-2018 Scheduling for Marion County Area Technology Center MCATC

MCATC resources for current 8th grade students:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ...from Marion County Public Schools Holiday Message
I-2 Innovation Institute - Registration now OPEN!

I-2 Register Now Logo

Marion County Public Schools is hosting its second annual an in-house technology conference called the I-2 Innovation Institute for all certified teachers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. As we move forward with our 1:1 technology initiative, we understand and value professional development and training.


December 12 Christmas Concert

Christmas Concert - December 12 invitation

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.

Our students can win up to $30,000!

Representatives from our local VFW post have contacted our offices about an exciting scholarship opportunity for middle and high school students. Check it out at http://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships?cookieCheck=true. Our local post wants to be involved and work to find some winners from Marion County! There are numerous cash prizes and free trips to Washington, D.C.  The deadline for submission is soon – November 1, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Tabitha Tracey at tntracey721@yahoo.com. You can also reach her at (270) 402-2594.

2015-16 KPREP Testing Results

Marion County Public Schools has been named a Distinguished and Progressing District based on 2015-16 state assessment data. The release of 2015-16 Unbridled Learning results on Thursday, September 29, 2016, also identified several district schools for their exemplary performance on the most recent round of state assessments.

  • Calvary Elementary: Distinguished
  • Glasscock Elementary: Proficient, Progressing 
  • Lebanon Elementary: Proficient, Progressing 
  • West Marion Elementary: Distinguished, Progressing, School of Distinction
  • Lebanon Middle: Needs Improvement, Progressing
  • St. Charles Middle: Distinguished, Progressing, School of Distinction
  • Marion County High: Proficient

Congratulations Marion County – a place where you’re always getting closer to your dream!

Heart & Sole/Girls on the Run

If your daughter is interested in the middle school Heart & Sole/Girls on the Run program, please register her online. To register, go to www.gotrcentralky.org  - top of the page “Fall 2016 Registration is OPEN” and select St. Charles Middle School.

*Please note, we can only have 16 girls on the team so registrations are accepted on a first come first serve basis.  You may be placed on a waiting list in case someone cancels.

More information is available by contacting Mrs. McFall @ SCMS.

2016-17 Title I Survey

Parents/Guardians - Please complete this Title I survey so we can find out how well we are working with parents so we can improve. We would appreciate your honest feedback! All statements refer to the current 2016-2017 school year. Thank you for taking your time to complete this survey.


Join us for Open House on Monday, July 25 from 5 - 7 p.m.  Sixth grade parents/students gather in the gymnasium at 5:00 for presentation/welcome.  All other grades 'drop in' for schedule and locker assignments. The Kona Ice truck will be here as well as the MCPS Dream Bus!

Supply Lists

school supply lists (click below)

Girls on the Run!




2016 Summer Dream Academy

National Board Certified teacher Ellen McFall featured on Kentucky Teacher

Click here to read her article on Kentucky Teacher.

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.

Non-Traditional Instruction Day Survey

In an effort to gain parent feedback about the first Non-Traditional Instruction Day (NTID) that was used on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, we ask that you please complete this survey so we may improve future NTI days.

Parents: Click here to take the survey.

Teachers: Click here to take the survey. 

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: dawn.phillips@marion.kyschools.com


Sports Physical

As of April 15th, 2015 all middle school student-athletes will be required to have their sports physical on the new KHSAA combined form. Please make sure that all forms are filled out entirely. Physicals MUST be turned in prior to participating in any activities. 8th grade students that are participating in high school athletics will also have to complete the high school form.

Middle School Participation, grades 6-8

High School Participation, grades 9-12

2015 Summer Dream Academy

Non-Traditional Instruction Survey

Marion County Public Schools is exploring the feasibility of using a non-traditional approach to making up missed days due to inclement weather and other emergencies. More information about the program (including examples of what other districts are doing) can be found by clicking here. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please contact Central Office at (270) 692-3721. Please click here to complete our survey. 

Makeup Days

Please note that April 6 and 7, the first two days of spring break, will be makeup days, as noted on the Board approved calendar from April 2014. The last day of school is to be determined.

Read the Most from Coast to Coast

SCMS will participate in a nationwide reading event known as READ THE MOST from COAST TO COAST on Friday, February 27.  Students will be encouraged to read and take Accelerated Reader tests with students across the United States!

Bus Routes for February 26 & 27

For the remainder of this week, providing that there are NO issues, MCPS will use the regular bus routes unless the bus driver notifies the student that his/her road cannot be accessed. In this case Plan B for that student/family will be used. Our hope is to service as many bus routes as possible. Thank you!

2015-16 Kindergarten Registration

Marion County Public Schools Kindergarten Registration will be held at all elementary schools on Friday, February 27, 2015 between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00.p.m. 

Registration paperwork will be at the elementary school in the district in which you reside. Children who will be five years old on or before October 1, 2015 should register for kindergarten classes. Students who are currently enrolled in the four-year-old preschool program should also register for kindergarten.

MCPS Community Reading Celebration

NOTE: The Hoops for Literacy event that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 3 has been cancelled.

If you have any questions, please contact Troy Benningfield at 270-692-3721 or troy.benningfield@marion.kyschools.us.

SCMS Compass Learning Grant Video

Six Big Dreams: Ready-Set-Grow

Marion County Public Schools is pleased to announce the launch of another page that contains information regarding the Ready-Set-Grow dream. This is just one of the six big dreams Marion County Public Schools is investing in to make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families, and our community. This page will continue to grow with additional resources, so continue to check back for new content!

Preparing for Upcoming Weather Conditions

Marion County Public Schools would like to offer this friendly reminder that forecasted temperatures this week will be dipping into the negative degrees. While our buses and schools will be warm, students waiting for buses should remember to dress for the cold. The best approach is layering clothing (coat or jacket, sweatshirt or sweater, etc.), plus head and hand coverings. Please do not allow children to leave the house with exposed skin (ears, hands, legs, etc.), as this increases the chance of frostbite in cold weather. Working together we can beat the cold this winter season!

Over the Top 2015-16 Preschool Registration

Parents may complete the Marion County Preschool 2015-16 Application prior to the registration event and turn the application in on Saturday, February 7.

Merry Christmas from SCMS

Safe School Week Anti Bullying Pledge

Click here to take the pledge. 

Scholastic Book Fair - Shop Online NOW! Scholastic Book Fair


Click on the link to make your purchases.  Thank you for supporting our SCMS library!

PTO FUNDRAISER - T-shirt/Hoodie orders

Please support the SCMS PTO.  Order your t-shirt and/or hoodie today!  Order forms in the school office.  Two designs to choose from.  T-shirt $8.00 & Hoodie $25.  Extra $3 for name on back - 2XL & 3XL - $2 extra


Exceptional Child Education Community Survey

Marion County Public School's Exceptional Child Education department values feedback from all members of the community. Sharing your responses will help us know which areas of our program are going well and in which areas we need to work together to improve. Please click here to begin the survey. We look forward to working with you to ensure our students with special needs receive the best education possible! (Note: Only one response is allowed per computer.)


6th grade student orientation is July 28th - 9:00-noon, with lunch provided.  Open House is July 28th 6:00-8:00 p.m. We plan to meet with 6th graders and their parents in the gym at 6:00 with a word of welcome.  7th & 8th graders and their parents at 7:00 in the gym.  Schedules and Lockers will be given to students. 

Superintendent's Webcast, June 5, 2014



$10 Athletic Physicals - DATE CHANGE

Offered by Marion County Community Education & KORT Physical Therapy

WHO: All Marion County 7th – 12th grade athlete
WHAT: Official Kentucky High School Athletic Association Physical
WHERE: KORT Physical Therapy, 703 East Main Street, Lebanon (near Kroger)WHEN: Thursday, June 26, 2014
COST: $10 (cash only)
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (NO APPOINTMENTS)


No school Tuesday, May 20

School will not be in session Tuesday, May 20, 2014 due to Election Day. Faculty and staff will report to their designated areas for professional development. 

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

School Health Nurse Job Posting for Lincoln Trail District Health Department

Status: Non-exempt, full-time partial year (ten month) employee

Location: Marion County
Classification: Local Health Nurse I (2122), Local Health Nurse II (2123), Local Health Nurse III (2124)

Starting Pay Rate:
LHN I   $15.51
LHN II  $16.30
LHN III $16.58

May be adjusted at agency’s discretion based upon additional education and experience

Reports to: Director of School Health

Click read more for additional information.

Calendar Amendments

The Marion County Board of Education approved the following calendar amendments on Thursday, April 10, 2014:

  • School will not be in session on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014
  • Last day for students – June 4, 2014
  • Closing day – last day for teachers – June 6, 2014
  • Instructional days from 174 to 172
  • Staff work days – May 20 and June 5, 2014

Graduation will be Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:00 am.

Superintendent's Webcast, April 7, 2014



7th Inning Stretch

As Marion County Public Schools heads into the 7th Inning Stretch for the 2013-2014 school year with only 42 days of instruction starting Monday, April 7th and several high stakes testing right around the corner, let's encourage one another to finish strong! These last two months (innings) will help determine the results which make DREAMS come true for our children, our staff, and our community.

2013-14 School Year Calendar Amendments

The Marion County Board of Education met on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 and approved to use March 31, April 1 (two days of spring break) and May 26 (Memorial Day) as make-up days.

Melt Down Marion County

2013-2014 T61 Title IX Interscholastic Athletics Student Survey

Only students in 8th grade are to complete this survey.


Superintendent's Webcast, February 7, 2014


MUNIS Self Services is currently down at this time. We are working on correcting this issue as soon as possible.

2014-15 School Year Calendar

Click here to view the 2014-15 school year calendar that was approved December 12, 2013 by the Marion County Board of Education.

Important Links

Our website is not displaying correctly in some browsers (mainly Internet Explorer) due to our new design. While this issue is currently being fixed, you can use the below links to access common programs.



Infinite Campus Teacher Portal

Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal

AR/AM Login

Follett Destiny


MUNIS Self Service

Kentucky Department of Education



Scholastic Educator Access District Hosted SRI

Scholastic Hosted Read 180

Inclement Weather Protocol

With the winter months quickly approaching Marion County Public Schools would like to communicate the following protocol regarding the cancellation of school in the event of inclement weather.


Website Lockout

Starting Monday, November 25, faculty and staff will not be able to login to SchoolPointe’s CMS. The district and schools are getting an updated design and SchoolPointe will be transferring all the content from the current websites to the new websites. The new design is expected to go live Wednesday, November 27 and you will be able to login again on this date.

Superintendent's Webcast - November 6, 2013



Staff Development Days Survey
This school year our Board of Education approved the use of three instructional calendar days to be converted to staff development days without students. Our first day was used before school began to take care of some required state trainings and opening day activities. Our second day was used this past Monday to assist and support staff with Compass Learning implementation, program review implementation planning, career/technical programming, Daily 5 training for instructional assistants that work with small reading groups, special education staff training, pre-school staff planning and implementation of new programming tool, writing training for select middle and high school staff, Infinite Campus training for attendance clerks and secretaries, guidance counselor PLC, food service training, and bus driver training. In order for us to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning day, we would appreciate your completion of a very short survey. Click here to complete the survey.
Scholastic BOOK FAIR *** Click on the box below and follow the link to order.
October 14-18, 2013 Scholastic BOOK FAIR in the library.








Amendment made to 2013-2014 calendar
Monday October 14, 2013 will be a non-attendance day for students for Marion County Public Schools - ALTHOUGH THIS DAY WILL BE A WORK DAY FOR ALL STAFF.


An attendance day will be added to the school calendar in order to make up this instructional time for students.  This action was approved by the Marion County Board of Education at the September 24th Board meeting. For a copy of the amended calendar, click here.

SCMS Cheerleader Tryouts - August 20-22!

Any girl who wishes to participate as a SCMS cheerleader must attend practices and tryouts Aug. 20-22.  Practices on Tuesday & Wednesday will be held from 3:30-4:30.  Tryouts will be held on Thursday, August 22 beginning at 3:30.  Up-to-date physicals MUST be on file with the school office in order to attend these dates.

Grades 7 & 8 Open House - August 1, 6:30-7:30pm
Principal Selection Survey



Parents of students attending SCMS in the 2013-2014 school year are asked to complete the survey at the link posted above.  The survey is to gather information to help in the selection of the next St. Charles Middle School principal.  The surveys will be collected through the end of school day April 26.  Thank you for your input.  If preferred, a copy of the survey can be picked up in the SCMS office.


SCMS production "Little Mermaid JR"  -- Monday, May 20, 2013.

(Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, based on the Hans Christian Anderson story and Disney film, music adapted by David Weinstein.  Disney's The Little Mermaid JR is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.  Script, music and all other material copywright 2011 Disney Broadway Junior adn MTI's Broadway Junior Collection are trademarks of Music Theatre International.  All rights reserved.)

Schools are closed Monday, February 18, for Presidents' Day
2013-14 School Year MCHS Freshman Night

Incoming freshman night for St. Charles and St. A students and parents start at 6:00 pm on Monday, January 21 in the Marion County High School cafeteria. Lebanon Middle School will have their freshman night next Tuesday, January 29 starting at 6:00 pm. The below curriculum guide contains the different classes freshman are allowed to take, the different college/career pathways, career majors, and other valuable information.


2013-14 Freshman Curriculum Guide

mySchoolBucks is live for Marion County
Marion County School District now offers mySchoolBucks, a convenient and secure online payment and parent information portal! With mySchoolBucks you can deposit money into one or more student accounts, track purchase history, create low-balance reminders and even set-up an automatically recurring payment.
Open House/Orientation
July 31
Open House for incoming 7th & 8th grade students

August 2 Orientation
8:30 - 12 noon
6th grade students

6th grade parents and students 
$10 Athletic Physicals
WHO: All Marion County 7th – 12th grade athletes
WHAT: Official Kentucky High School Athletic Association Physical
WHERE: KORT Physical Therapy, 703 East Main Street, Lebanon (near Kroger)
WHEN: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
COST: $10 (cash only)
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (appointment required)
Call or email by July 31st to make your appointment.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications
Parents can now print and fill out Free and Reduced Meal Applications for the 2012-13 school year. Eligibility Guidelines can be viewed by clicking here. You can download and print the Free and Reduced Meal Application by clicking here.

Applications can be submitted to the Marion County Board of Education, Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm. Do not complete an application if any member of your family receives SNAP (food stamps) or TANF. If you have any questions, please call 270-692-3721 ext. 230.

Marion County Public Schools
755 East Main Street
Lebanon, Kentucky 40033
2012-13 School Year Meal Prices
Elementary Paid $1.85
Middle Paid $1.95
High School Paid $2.00
All Reduced $ .40
Adults $3.00
Extra Milk $ .40
Extra Juice $ .30

All Paid $ 1.00
All Reduced $ .30
Adults $1.75
Extra Milk $ .40
Extra Juice $ .30
MCMS SBDM Minority Parent Election

Marion County Middle School will be taking nominations for a minority parent 17-18 SBDM representative. 

Nominations will be taken July 17-19 8:30-4:00 at the school, please call 692-4578 or stop in to make a nomination.

Elections will be held on Friday, July 21st from 7:30-4:00 at MCMS 

Supply Lists
2014-15 Supply Lists

Click here to view the 2014-15 supply lists.

2013-2014 Supply List

Click to follow link. Copies available in the SCMS office and Lebanon Wal-Mart.

MCMS SBDM Minority Teacher Election

Marion County Middle School will be taking nominations for a minority teacher 17-18 SBDM representative. In the event that a school does not have a minority teacher on staff, an additional teacher member will be added.  

Nominations will be taken July 17-19 8:30-4:00 at the school, please call 692-4578 or stop in to make a nomination.

Elections will be held on Friday, July 21st from 7:30-4:00 at MCMS - please plan to stop by and vote.



St. Charles Middle School

Open House

Grades 6th, 7th and 8th

Monday, July 27, 2015

5:00 - 7:00 PM 

Incoming 6th graders are asked to enter the school through the gymnasium doors to pick-up their paperwork and an agenda for the evening.

Returning 7th and 8th grade students please enter through the main entrance, receive your schedules and additional information and proceed to locate your classrooms.


Welcome to the 2015-16 school year - SCMS Jr. Knights will be ARMOR'd up!!



2014-15 Food Service Prices

All Paid - $1.00
All Reduced - $0.30

Middle School Paid - $2.15
All Reduced - $0.40

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications for the 2013-14 school year can now be filled out by clicking here. Applications can be returned to your school, the Marion County Board of Education, or mailed in to:

755 East Main Street
Lebanon, KY 40033

If you have any questions, please call (270) 692-3721.


Open House will be held Thursday, August 3rd from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  There will be an organizational meeting in the gym for incoming 6th graders at 6:00 and for incoming 7th graders at 7:00.  This is an opportunity for students and parents to tour the building and meet the teachers.  Please join us!

2015 Summer Feeding Program

Marion County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Click here for a list of sites and times where meals will be served.

2014-15 Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications for the 2014-15 school year can now be filled out by clicking here. Applications can be returned to your school, the Marion County Board of Education, or mailed in to:

755 East Main Street
Lebanon, KY 40033

If you have any questions, please call (270) 692-3721, ext. 230.

Summer Feeding Information

Marion County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meal sites and times can be found by clicking here.

Marion County Middle School Jump Start Day

Greetings Parents & Students:

Jump Start day will be Tuesday, August 1 from 7:30 a.m. to  12:00 p.m.  Buses will be in operation to transport Marion County Middle School students (and Marion County Knights Academy)  to their respective buildings for the shortened day.  

Professional Development Summer Dates

As we complete the 2013-14 school year and plan for the 2014-15 school year, we wanted to communicate any district-planned professional development dates for your planning purposes. Due to a recent change in the professional development law, the board policy 03.19 AP.1 was amended as well. Please click read more for additional information.

** IMPORTANT INFORMATION @ SHUTTLE FROM Marion County Knight Academy to Marion County Middle School bus

Marion Middle School parent drop off/student shuttle will leave Marion County Knight Academy at 7:45 AM for the shortened Jump Start Day on August 1 and will continue to do so each day throughout the school year

2014 Summer Feeding Program

Marion County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Click here for a list of sites and times where meals will be served.

Open House Dates

Open House and registration dates for Marion County Schools are listed below:

2017-2018 School Bus Routes

Marion County School Bus Routes for the 2017-2018 school year are now available on the Transportation Webpage. Click on the links below:

Bus Routes 2017-2018

Bus Directory 2017-2018

Bus Transfer List 2017-2018

Important Message Regarding AR and AM
AR tests can only be taken at our school. We have a site agreement (contract) with Renaissance Place and could be heavily fined if tests are taken at other locations.

Students may now score and print Accelerated Math practices at home. Check out the Home Connect Link. Please contact your child's teacher or Mrs. McFall for help!

Marion County Summer Dream Academy

Click here to check out the full booklet.

  Marion County Dream Academy

Dream Bus Schedule Summer 2017

Dream Bus summer schedule will begin on Tuesday May 30, 2017 and end on Friday July 21, 2017.  The Week of July 3rd through July 7th the Dream Bus will not run.  

Raywick Park

Village Loop Apts.
Cleaver Court

Rosenwald Village
Bradfordsville Community Center

Hamilton Heights/Hardin Place
Behind Cedarwood Restaurant East Main

Warren Acres
Rolling Hills Subdivision