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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.

Registration for 2018-2019 school year to be completed online through Infinite Campus Parent Portal computer

For the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, parents will complete their MCPS registration forms online using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Although access to registration is not currently available, parents are encouraged to register for an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account if they have not already done so.

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

Title 1 Survey

Glasscock Elementary is a School-wide Title 1 school. The purpose of this survey is to gather information on how well the school communicates with parents. Your feedback will be used to improve parent involvement activities and assist in planning future events.

Please use the following link to access the survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLoyJc7zM_NiAqo0EAkHHa7HGFjDs7LW6KFt0W1nmzOOKdKw/viewformks,

2018 Showcase DVD

If you are wanting to order a DVD of this year's Showcase, a letter was sent home this week. Each DVD will be $5. Please return the form and the money to Mrs. Morgeson.

2017-2018 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are in! If you've already ordered one, it should have already been sent home. If you still want one, please send your money in quickly - we are almost sold out! Each book cost $13.

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
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.

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.  

 

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

PAWS Meeting Changed Date Change

The December PAWS meeting has been changed from Thursday, Dec. 14 to Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 5:00 pm.

Upcoming Events Save the Date

Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 5 - Picture retake money due
Dec. 5 - 5th grade Field Trip
Dec. 8 - Primary Bulldog Day (K-2 ice cream)
Dec. 8 - 3rd grade Field Trip
Dec. 12 - Band & Chorus Concert 5:30
Dec. 14 - PAWS Meeting
Dec. 14 - Santa at GES (afternoon only)
Dec. 15 - Intermediate Bulldog Day (3-5 ice cream)
Dec. 15 - Band & Chorus school performance 2:00
Dec. 16 - Jan. 2 Winter Break

Lunch Schedule 2017-2018 Lunch Schedule

Want to eat lunch with your student? Here is the lunch schedule so you will know when their class goes to lunch.

Video: GES teachers let students know they are thankful for them GES thankful
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.

Fall Festival is Nov. 3 Fall Festival

Be sure to come to our annual Fall Festival! Doors will open at 6pm. Chili supper will be $6 and tickets are on sale for $.25. There will be a presale for tickets starting October 25. You may stop by the office or send money with your child to get these. Tickets will be used to pay for items and games (except for the auction). Some items up for auction include a full barrel, a UK and UofL barrel from Kentucky Cooperage, a barrel head from Maker's Mark, 10 tons of dense grade aggregate from Haydon Materials, hair straightener from Kim's Hair Lines. Classrooms will also be making baskets for the auction. These include an early childhood basket, family night basket, baking basket, arts and crafts basket, sports basket and two gift cards baskets. Hope to see everyone there!!

Student Led Conferences Student Led Conferences

As a Leader In Me school, we are going to be doing Student Led Conferences this year. These will be held on Monday, Oct. 30 from 3:00 - 5:30. These are like our Parent Teacher Conferences, but the students will be leading the conference.

Goatley receives "Encourage the Heart" acknowledgement Goatley -- encourage the heart

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 Elementary principal Angie Akers, was selected, and Goatley received a surprise visit from Newcome who presented her with the note and an “Encourage the Heart” t-shirt.

“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.

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.

 

 

WAVE 3 airs story on MCPS and Imagination Library book program Wave 3

If you missed the WAVE 3 story on MCPS's affilation with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, you can watch the segment by following the link below:

 

MCPS Imagination Library

 

WAVE 3 to air story on MCPS and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library October 5 WAVE 3

WAVE 3 television in Louisville visited Marion County Public Schools to produce a segment on the school district’s affiliation with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library , which provides free books to children up to age five.

Anchor Shannon Cogan sat down with students at Glasscock Elementary who have received free books as a part of the program, to talk about their favorite stories, characters, and receiving the books each month.

Local media features preschool student's inspiring story Eli Bright

The Lebanon Enterprise has been following the inspiring story of Eli Bright since his birth.  Monday marked Eli's first day of preschool at Glasscock Elementary School and the Lebanon Enterprise was on hand to document the achievement.  Click here to read about Eli's story.

 

Book Face Contest Book Face examples

CONTEST TIME! Show us your best Book Face! Find a book cover that has the face or body cut off and finish out the picture. See the picture for examples. You can email the picture to Mrs. Morgeson at lee.morgeson@marion.kyschools.us or post it to our school's FaceBook page. All pictures will be shown on FaceBook and the three pictures with the most likes will get a gift certificate to the Fall Book Fair! Deadline to post a picture will be Tuesday, Sept. 12. #webelieveinGES #bulldogslovecontest

Ham Days Poster Contest Ham Days 2017

Ham Days Posters are due to your homeroom teachers by Monday, Sept. 11. This year's theme is "Home Is Where The Ham Is". This contest is open to students in grades Pre-school through 5th grade.

STLP STLP

Any 4th or 5th grader interested in being in STLP, please get an application from Mrs. Morgeson or Mrs. Carrico. Applications are due back Friday, Sept. 8.

Upcoming Events Put this on your calendar

Upcoming events:
Sept. 1: Student of the Month Luncheon
Sept. 4: No school
Sept. 5-15: MAP Testing Window
Sept. 11: SBDM 5:00...
Sept. 15: BULLDOG DAY (wear GES shirt or blue or white)
Sept. 18-22: Book Fair
Sept. 18-22: Grandparent's Week (schedule to be sent home at later date)
Sept. 18: Donuts with Dads
Sept. 19: Pig Pen Relay for 5th graders
Sept. 19: Born Learning Academy
Sept. 21: Farm Safety Day for 4th graders
Sept. 25: Boys Field Day
Sept. 26: Girls Field Day
Oct. 2-6: Fall Break
Oct. 9: No school for students - Staff Development Day
Oct. 18: First 9 weeks end
Nov. 13-17: Reading Celebration Week
Nov. 14: Reading Celebration at MCHS 5:30-7:00

School Volunteer Volunteer Power

If anyone is interested in volunteering in our classrooms or school please contact Mrs. Sherry VanWhy, our school secretary, at 270-692-3223.  She will send a background check home with your child.  After you complete the background check form please return it to the school.  There is no cost to the background check and it takes about 3 weeks for the background check to clear.  We appreciate your dedication to our school.

Bulldog Day Bulldog

Friday, August 18 will be our first Bulldog Day. We are asking all students and staff to wear a GES shirt or a blue or white shirt. #webelieveinGES

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

Open House Dates

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

2017-2018 Open House

The 2017-2018 Open House will be on Tuesday, August 1 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Information for Primary Talent Pool

Primary Talent Pool Brochure