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Education

  • State’s nickel match in doubt

    While the state’s pension crisis is weighing heavily on the minds of many Kentuckians, there’s another colossal concern that could become a reality for Marion County. Currently, Governor Matt Bevin’s budget includes significant cuts to education, and does not include matching funds for school districts who passed the recallable nickel in 2016.

  • Education briefs

    Superintendent’s report

    • Monday, Feb. 19, Presidents Day will be used as a make-up day for students and staff. 

    • MCPS has a partnership between Campbellsville University, and more than 60 students (teachers in training) will be participating in classroom experiences helping students and teachers.

  • Marion County teens learn dangers of social media

    Did you know that messages exchanged on the popular app “Snapchat” aren’t permanently deleted?

    That fact alone captured the attention of students at Marion County Knight Academy last week during a special assembly about social media.

    Speaker Scott Harvey, who travels the country speaking with young adults about personal responsibility, shared examples of social media exchanges gone wrong, including video examples of cyber bullying, social media misuse and more. 

  • Blast from the past

    Surprise! Glasscock Elementary staff found a time capsule hidden in storage, uncovering letters and memories from 1992, now inspiring the creation of a new time capsule to be left behind. 

    Chuck Lowery, custodian at Glasscock, found the hidden time capsule back in December, when he was moving new air filters out of a storage area and discovered the tube in a corner. 

  • Calling on former Glasscock Elementary School students

    This year’s theme for Glasscock Elementary School’s Showcase is “Leaders are Born at GES.” The school’s staff is looking for former Glasscock students who would be interested in being showcased. The school’s staff is requesting a then and now pic, the years you attended GES and what you are doing now that shows leadership in our community and/or world. The GES Student Showcase will be held on Tuesday, April 17.

  • 2-21-18 School Menus

    Breakfast
    Elementary schools

    Monday, Feb. 26: glazed donut and toast or cereal and toast, peaches, mixed fruit, jelly, juice, and milk.
    Tuesday, Feb. 27: French toast w/syrup and cinnamon toast or cereal and cinnamon toast, pears, orange wedges, jelly, juice, and milk.
    Wednesday, Feb. 28: scrambled eggs and toast or cereal and toast, banana, pineapple chunks, jelly, juice, and milk.

    Middle school and Knight academy

  • Community Action offers scholarships to high school seniors/GED recipients

    Central Kentucky Community Action will again offer educational awards for graduating high school seniors and GED recipients in their eight county service area.
    These educational awards will be given in the form of scholarships to assist with tuition while attending a four-year college, a two-year college, or a technical school.

  • Means and Wayland crowned MCHS basketball king and queen
  • Student ambassadors meet with middle school students as part of mentor program

     

  • Local students earn the dean’s and president’s list at WKU

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the Marion County area were named to the dean’s and president’s lists for the fall 2017 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the dean’s list. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the president’s list. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).