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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.

Read Across America Week Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week

February 26-March 2

We will be having the following spirit days:

Monday: Fox in Socks, Wear crazy socks!

Tuesday: Cat in the Hat, Wear a hat!

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday, Wear wacky clothes and crazy hair!

Thursday: Theodore Thursday, Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character!

Friday: The Sleep Book, Wear pajamas!

Valentine Dance at WMES Dance

Join us at West Marion for a dance in the school gym from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9th!  There will be music, games, and refreshments available for purchase.  Pictures will be taken in Mr. Durham's classroom.

Admission: $10 per couple and students must be accompanied by an adult.

$15 for a family of 4 (Each additional person $2 each) Preschool and under are free.

Photo are $5 each. 

We will also have a silent auction at the sign in table.

Video: Superintendent discusses tragedy in Marshall County video
Lunch Menu Change Menu Change

Menu for next week for breakfast and lunch will be as follows:

Monday and Tuesday will be the regular menu, Wednesday-Friday 24-26, will be the menu of the 17-19.  ICE CREAM DAY will be Friday the 26th!

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.

Celebrating a Great Leader MLKJR
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

WMES student artwork on display in school and online WMES student art

At the recent Reading Celebration night at West Marion Elementary School, there was a bevy of student-created artwork on display throughout the school including in the foyer and the school’s library.  

However, those aren’t the only places you can see WMES handiwork.  Art teacher Annette Jones makes use of the website www.artsonia.com -- a website where students can upload images of their art and create their very own online art gallery.

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.

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.



WMES receives Honorable Mention for 2017 Kentucky Winners' Circle West Marion Logo

West Marion Elementary School was one of 22 schools from across the state to receive Honorable Mention in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Winner’s Circle -- a designation reflecting outstanding teaching and learning conditions.

Picture day tomorrow at WMES! Picture day

Picture day

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

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.  

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. 

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.

Backyard Book Fair

Backyard Book Fair starts Monday, March 27, 2017!

Backyard Book Fair

Monday-Thursday 8:00-3:30

Friday 8:00-12:00

Open during Math Night event, Tuesday, March 28, 5:45-7:15

4th Grade Animal Projects



Open House

Open House imageWest Marion Elementary School

August 7, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Jumpstart for K-1

Jumpstart for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

August 1-3, 2017

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Questions?  Call West Marion Elementary at 270-699-4320

Information for Primary Talent Pool

Primary Talent Pool Brochure

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Date:  July 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29
Time:  7:00 pm
Venue:  Centre Square  (Click for Directions)

Tickets:  Adult $11.00    Senior Adult and Military $9.00    Student $6.00​
Group Tickets:  Email director@kentuckyclassicarts.com for group ticket information.
Purchase Tickets:  Tickets can be purchased online by following the link below or by visiting one of our local ticket outlets:  

  • Farmers National Bank on Main Street in Lebanon, Kentucky
  • Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission on Spalding Avenue


Open House Dates

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

A Brand New World MCPS Secondary Schools

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


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

MCPS Introduces Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Registration brochures are available at the Marion County Public Library and Marion County Board of Education. You may also register online at www.imaginationlibrary.com and clicking on register my child. 

Dolly Parton Library Flyer

The Tower of Books Challenge

The MCPL is holding a competition between the MCPS this summer to see which school can read the most books.  Parents can register their students and pick up this flyer and information packet at the Marion County Public Library.  GO WMES!


MCPL Challenge

Kindergarten-2nd Grade School Supply List 2017-2018

Marion County Public Schools School Supply List Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade ϖ	2 Boxes of Crayola Crayons 24 ct. ϖ	6 Elmer Glue Sticks ϖ	Pencil Box or Pouch ϖ	3 Packages of Pencils ϖ	Pair of Fiskars Scissors ϖ	4 Notebooks ϖ	4 Plastic Folders (2 pockets with prongs) ϖ	2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper ϖ	1 Box of Expo Markers 1 Box of Cap Erasers


2016-2017 5th Grade P.E. Program

3rd-5th Grade School Supply List 2017-2018

Marion County Public Schools School Supply List 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade  ϖ	Package of Colored Pencils ϖ	2 Boxes of Crayola Crayons 24 ct. ϖ	6 Sticks of Elmer Glue ϖ	Pencil Box or Pouch ϖ	3 Packages of Pencils ϖ	2 Composition Notebooks ϖ	2 One Subject Notebooks ϖ	4 Plastic Folders (2 pockets and prongs) ϖ	2 Packages of Loose Leaf Paper ϖ	1 Box of Expo Markers ϖ	1 Box of Cap Erasers

Batman Visit

West Marion Elementary School Supply Lists
WMES featured in Drakes Creek Middle School S.T.L.P. Blog
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

Marion County 4-H Summer Programs

Marion County 4-H Summer Programs