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Education

  • Under the sea

    In a stunning performance presented by the staff and students of Calvary Elementary School on Friday April 20, the audience was taken under the sea on a whirlwind adventure with mermaid Ariel and friends in The Little Mermaid Jr.

    The show opened on Friday and again Saturday, April 21 with a special dinner show for friends and family. 

  • Time to move on

    Donna Royse, principal of Lebanon Elementary School, former Marion County School Board Member and music teacher, is retiring after 34 years serving in education. 

    Royse didn’t always see herself becoming a school administrator, but says it has been an incredible and rewarding decision. 

  • Student Showcase
  • MCPS researching options for school nurses

    All of Marion County Public Schools are currently staffed with one full-time nurse, but that could change due to the Lincoln Trail District Health Department ending its contract with Marion County Public Schools in 2019. MCPS staff are currently researching their options to see if it’s possible to continue providing a nurse in each school. 

  • Early dismissal of Marion County students for Friday April 13

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced Wednesday afternoon that she has elected to dismiss students early this Friday, in order to allow teachers and staff the opportunity to travel to Frankfort in wake of pension reform bill.

  • ‘It’s cheaper to keep her’

    In fear of losing Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser to a neighboring school district, the Marion County Board of Education voted, 3-2, to amend her contract and increase her salary during a special-called meeting Wednesday afternoon, March 28.

    “For lack of better words, it’s cheaper to keep her,” Board Chairman Butch Cecil said during the meeting.

  • Students create fine art exhibit

    Lebanon Elementary School students take a page from the master after learning about the glass artwork created by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly and creating their own inspired art pieces.

    Chihuly’s art was on display at Maker’s Mark Distillery last year. Visual and Media Arts Teacher Charles Ramey led his students in creating colored paper sculptures inspired by Chihuly’s work. 

  • ACT smack down

    Marion County High School staff and teachers dressed up as wacky WWE wrestlers and entourage to put on a show for the junior class who were preparing for the ACT last week.

    The WWE themed pep rally was held on March 19th to motivate the students who were taking the test the following day, as well as giving other students a chance to see how important the test is.

  • Not backing down

    Local educators and their supporters took to the streets last week to show their disapproval of Senate Bill 1, which would cut pensions for teachers and state workers. On Thursday, March 15, the Marion County Education Association, teachers, education staff, supporters and students gathered at Lebanon Elementary School to march in protest against the cuts. 

    Greg Conley, Project Lead the Way Teacher at Marion County High School, was present at the march to stand alongside his colleagues in opposition of the bill. 

  • Last day of school tentatively May 31

    The last day for Marion County Public School students (as of press time) is Thursday, May 31. The last day for staff, closing day, is Friday, June 1. And, Marion County High School’s graduation is set for Saturday, June 2. 

    If the county receives more inclimate weather, it’s likely the district will choose to use non-traditional instruction days, if at all possible.