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Superintendent Message: District facilities Superintendent Message

By MCPS Superintendent Taylora Schlosser


For months, I’ve listened during Local Planning Committee meetings, providing input when asked, but primarily allowing the LPC to work through its process. As most are aware, I am a member of the LPC, but I am not a voting member. 
At the most recent LPC meeting, I felt it was time to take a more vocal role -- there is certainly plenty to say. 
As you know, the LPC voted to move forward with a plan to move to three elementary schools instead of four. What that plan looks like exactly still remains to be seen. 
While I empathize with parents and community members who disagree with that change, I’m not sure the case for three elementary schools has been articulated properly. 
I wrote once before in a public statement that the reality of the situation should dictate our decisions. If I remember correctly, there was some agreement on that point. 

Student Spotlight: MCHS senior Dailyn Spalding reflects on GSP experience Dailyn Spalding

Senior Dailyn Spalding is one of four MCHS students who attended the prestigious Governor's Scholars Program this summer. We asked Dailyn to reflect on her experience and the application process that got her there.


New exploratory class gives Marion County Middle School students opportunity to learn guitar guitar class

Instead of searching for pencil and paper, the sixth-graders in music teacher Jenna McCoy’s second period class spend the opening minutes of class tuning a guitar. That’s because this year Marion County Middle School offers an elective course solely dedicated to learning the instrument.

For McCoy, the director of bands at MCMS and the choir director at Marion County High School, the class pays dividends beyond just one instrument. 

“The students seem to really enjoy it and they’re learning things that will keep them playing even after these nine weeks are over,” McCoy said. “They’re going to be able to apply it to whatever they’d like to play after this class [...] It’s been really positive.”

District Wellness Committee to meet September 26 announcement

The district wellness committee will have its first meeting of the year September 26 from 3:30-5:00 at the Marion County Public Schools central office. 

The committee is tasked with evaluating the current district wellness plan and possibly developing suggestions to strengthen it. 

Eventually, the committee will present its work in a board of education presentation and a submission the Kentucky Department of Education.

MCPS Success Story: Gabby Barnes, class of 2016 Gabby Barnes

Since her time in MCPS, agriculture and education have gone hand-in-hand for Gabby Barnes (‘16). Her involvement in the MCHS FFA club helped lead her to a college experience focused on agriculture, and if her current path continues, she’ll make a career out of Ag-Ed. Her passion for agriculture and working with people has already taken her places as a college student, and she’s hoping it will continue to take her places as a professional.

Gabby Barnes (‘16) is the subject of our next MCPS Success Story