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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:
http://www.marion.kyschools.us/userfiles/55/my%20files/summer%20dream%20academy%20booklet_digital.pdf?id=561240

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.