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WMES 2018-2019 Classroom Supply Lists School Supplies
Kentucky Life: A Journey Through Time Camp Kentucky Life


The ladies from the Marion County Public Library came to West Marion Elementary's Kentucky Life: A Journey Through Time Camp and helped them make corn husk dolls.

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:

Title I Survey Survey

Help us out!  Please answer the questions in this survey about Title 1 programs.  DUE MAY 25, 2018!!! 

Title I:

  • funds 1 certified staff position plus part of another
  • funds supplemental instructional materials in ALL classrooms
  • funded Chromebooks this year



Epic deal! epic


WMES 2018 STEAM Fair

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.

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

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: