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MCHS senior Emily Helms signs to play softball with Midway University as her teammates and coaches watch. Tenth-grader Summer Votaw twinned with JROTC instructor 1SG Phil Chatigny during Homecoming Week. Inter-County Energy employees spoke to students at Glasscock Elementary during Career Day. Glasscock Elementary kindergartner Laikyn Mattingly uses a scooter during a P.E. activity. WMES students Sawyer Cambron and Landon Wathen presented during a recent board of education meeting. The MCPS Student Ambassadors held their first semester retreat where they practiced team-building and communication skills. Student Anuar Reyes Garcia works with Daniel Beams during guitar class at Marion County Middle School. Students attended the Farm-to-Fork event at the  Marion County Extension Office. The MCHS student advisory group recently had its first meeting to brainstorm ways to improve school culture and climate. Coach Reader and his players addressed the student body during the school pep rally. LES students complete SUMMER Reading BINGO boards! WMES Principal Daniel Mattingly gave out high fives as students showed up for the first day of school. Photo of 2019-20 Marion County Knight Academy Staff Some of the Kindergarten from Jumpstart Engaged Listening STEM Activites at WMES Little Pages Jumpstart Making Friends at CES Little Dragon Jumpstart Students learn about magnets at Mad Science camp. Hula Hoop Fun Creative Engineering Marshmallow and Spaghetti Structures Balloons and Smiles Always an Adventure on the Dream Bus Reading on the Dream Bus Making crafts out of fabric at Kentucky View Arts and Humanities Camp. Playing Dulcimers at Kentucky View Arts and Humanities Camp Corn shuck dolls at Kentucky View Arts and Humanities Camp. Students learned how to make foam by using chemical reactions. The Dream Bus visits Hamilton Heights. Gearing up for a game of Dream Bus football. The Dream Bus at the Marion County Public Library Armed and Ready for Cornhole Snacks and Crafts on the Dream Bus Dream Bus at Rosenwald Village Dream Bus at Brookhaven Library Fun MashUp: Makerspace, STEM, Book Club -- oh my! Troubleshooting at SPARK Robotics Camp. Programming Robots Together Blowing Bubbles at GES Jumpstart A Glittering Rainbow Fish Activity Visitors from Clay Hill Memorial Forest Keep your distance from the snake. Making Greeting Cards Kirkland takes his summer book for a drive! Snack time at M2: Maker Mover Camp. Making edible dirt with the UK Extension Office. It's Alive! WMES Family Resource Center Summer Fun Camp Mr. Farmer better pull a little harder. Tug of War at the Raywick Dream Bus stop. Week two means slime on the Dream Bus. Kim Lucas enjoys her updated office. Lunch with Friends Dissecting cow eyes at Destination Science Camp. Mr. Gary Ford's bee presentation at Glasscock's Taking on Kentucky Adventures Camp. Taking on Kentucky Adventures Camp Crafts for Father's Day Chuck and Melvin just finished painting the hallway at Glasscock. Migrant Education and 21st Century Learning day at the pool. Spending time with friends at camp. Field trip to the Lebanon Aquatic Center. Fun in the Sun Checking oil levels at Car 101. ATC students mentor campers on auto maintenance. Painting rocks at the first week of the Dream Bus. New backpacks at the Bradfordsville Dream Bus stop. Students electrify their recycled metal lamps. It's Time to Build Camp Using green screen technologies to bring the imaginary to life. Mrs. Allen gives instructions on using iMovie. Nutritious Summer Feeding Kids participating in activities at a variety of stations. Summer Reading Yumiko sports a milk mustache from the Dairy Alliance. Ready for summer fun! Serving up good food at the Summer Dream Academy Kick-Off Celebration! The MCHS band performed at the Memorial Service held at Lebanon’s National Cemetery. The top 11 graduates of the class of 2019 were honored during graduation ceremonies. These Bulldogs have earned enough AR points to earn a tshirt. Primary students had to earn 150 AR points and Intermediate students had to earn 250 points. #webelieveinGES #Bulldogslovetoread Congratulations to Cody for setting a goal of 1000 AR points, and reaching his goal! #webelieveinGES #Bulldogslovetoread These Bulldogs have earned over 500 Accelerated Reader points for the year! #webelieveinGES #Bulldogslovetoread MCKA students Halee May and Ben Berry and MCHS student Sammy Tate have helped set up 350 Chromebooks for the school district. Marion County Knight Academy 4H Speech Winners MCMS student Kevin Auberry speaks during the 2019 MCPS Spring Summit. Check it OUT! MCPS is sending home some great titles this summer! WMES students got to explore various exhibits about electricity  when the KY Science Center visited. MCHS Spanish teacher Landon Williams performs during the ACT pep rally. Bulldogs in Kindergarten and Mrs. Davis' K/1 class used recycled material in Mrs. Burke's science class to build a dragon and two lions to celebrate the Chinese New Year. #webelieveinGES Congratulations to Mrs. Morgeson, Mrs. Byrd and Ms. Wise for being recognized by Mrs. Newcome as Google Level 1 Certified teachers. #webelieveinGES MCPS recently hosted the annual Reading Celebration Night. Students that have stopped and read for our reading celebration week. LES student Asariel Rodriguez works on a tower during Makerspace time. CES House competition boards LeeAnn Jones and Gabbie Brockman participated in the KACTE Entrepreneurship contest, placing 2nd in the state and receiving a $750 prize. Their business plan consisted of making dog beds from t-shirts. Members of the Beta club perform at the state convention. Congratulations to Mrs. Ara Tungate (center) on her retirement. We love you, Mrs. Tungate and we will miss you! #webelieveinGES The MCHS JROTC Color Guard recently participated in the Wreaths Across America opening ceremony at the state capitol. Congratulations to these Bulldogs for having the most AR points for the week in their grade. #webelieveinGES #Bulldogslovetoread Michaela D. and Tristen H. were selected to sing in the KMEA Kentucky Children’s Chorus that will perform in February at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.  This is a great honor since almost 700 students auditioned to be part of the 200 member choir. The Marion County Gifted and Talented department recently visited the EKU Hummel Planetarium. 4th graders at West Marion were “enlightened” as they built electric circuits to understand how electricity travels along a path.  The MCHS marching band recently competed in the 2018 KMEA state semifinals. Mr. Peterson visited with Loretto Head Start and read Curious George's Dinosaur Discovery and What Principals Do When No One is Looking.  Remember to always read twenty minutes a day! Glasscock Elementary hosted Boys' Field Day. Glasscock Elementary hosted Girls' Field Day. MCHS held a Spirit Walk through the hallways for the volleyball team. MCKA 4th District Chorus MCKA Club Day MCKA Back to School Bash The 3rd and 4th graders at West Marion visited the University of Louisville on Thursday where they were given a quick tour and attended a show inside the planetarium. Students at West Marion Elementary learn about metacognition  reading strategies in Mrs. Sarah Hutchins' class. Excited for the first day of school. The Marion County FFA Livestock and Dairy judging teams competed at the Kentucky State Fair. First day of school at West Marion. Ready for science at Marion County Middle.

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Blood Pressure Classroom Spotlight: MCMS students get vital lesson through STEM class It’s Tuesday morning at Marion County Middle School and sixth-grade students in Mr. Andrew Beal’s third period class are settling in for another day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,Mathematics) education. There’s a blood pressure monitor at the front of the room, a collection of stethoscopes nearby, and on the white ... Read More
Sutphin snapshot Video: Sutphin named MCPS Ambassador of the Week Marion County High School junior Logan Sutphin has been named the MCPS Student Ambassador of the Week by ambassador advisors Laurie Followell and Troy Benningfield. “Logan is very deserving of this recognition as he has proven to be one of our most prolific leaders this year,” Benningfield said. “He has participated in every ... Read More
career day Local professionals visit Glasscock Elementary for Career Day Several local professionals from a variety of fields visited Glasscock Elementary recently for Career Day. Over 500 students from all grades participated as guests shared information and answered questions from students during the all-day event. “The kids have been fabulous -- on their best behavior,” GES teacher Angela Burke said. ... Read More
J Benningfield Student Spotlight: MCHS senior Josie Benningfield an award-winning poet For Marion County High School senior Josie Benningfield, writing poetry isn’t about entertaining others. “Some people write poetry for other people,” she said. “For me personally, I write poetry for myself. Sometimes it’s crazy up there and you need a place to gather your emotions and poetry is the best way I know ... Read More
Video: MCHS students discuss MyShield App The MyShield app is an MCPS-exclusive digital tool that allows students to store evidence of their assignments, projects, and school-related activities that align with the district's Portrait of a Graduate Read More
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MCPS Fast Facts

  • 3,300 students

  • 2nd largest employer in Marion County

  • Over 600 employees

  • Over 20,000 books given away yearly

  • $1.5 million in scholarships awarded annually to graduates

  • Record number of Summer Dream Academy participants

  • 537,000 miles traveled by bus annually

  • Nearly 16,000 summer meals served 

  • 1-to-1 technology in grades 6th - 12th