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Education

  • Academic meet results announced; SCMS is champion

     

  • Kindergarten entry age cutoff moves to Aug. 1

    Beginning with the upcoming school year, children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before Aug. 1. Up until now, the cutoff was Oct. 1.
    The General Assembly changed the law in 2012, based on the premise that younger students may not be ready for kindergarten and may not get off to a successful start. The change takes effect for the 2017-18 school year, for which schools will soon be registering students.

  • ‘I’ve loved it all’

    When Virginia “Sugar” Hamilton walked the halls of St. Augustine Grade School as a young fifth grader, she had no idea that she would spend the next 50 years within its walls. She didn’t know about all the children she would teach, the teachers she would mentor or the lives she would touch along the way.
    Now, with a lifelong career as an educator behind her, she is ready to retire, making this her final semester at St. Augustine.

  • Multiple scholarships open to Marion County students

    Central Kentucky Community Foundation (CKCF) will award over $110,000 in college scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year. Applications are being accepted now through March 1 for four different scholarships available to Marion Countians.
    Applying for these scholarships is made easy through Scholarship Central, an online scholarship portal located at www.ckcf4people.org. Scholarship Central is user-friendly and allows students to apply for multiple scholarships with just one application, based on eligibility.

    ECTC Scholarships

  • 1-18-17 MCHS Student Amassador
  • 1-18-17 School Menus

    Breakfast
    Elementary schools

    Monday, Jan. 23: oatmeal and cinnamon toast or cereal and toast, raisins, mixed fruit, jelly, juice, and milk.
    Tuesday, Jan. 24: granola breakfast cookie and toast or cereal and toast, pears, orange wedges, juice, and milk.
    Wednesday, Jan. 25: scrambled eggs and toast or cereal and toast, banana, pineapple chunks, juice, and milk.
    Thursday, Jan. 26: build your own parfait w/granola and toast or cereal and toast, peaches, strawberries, juice, and milk.

  • School board taking steps to begin addressing MCPS facilities

    The Marion County Board of Education, including its three newest members, hit the ground running during its first meeting of the year on Jan. 12.
    Now that recallable nickel funds are being generated locally, the board took several necessary steps to start the process of revising the school district’s facilities plan.
    “It’s not a quick process. It takes time,” MCPS Facility Director Scott Spalding said.

  • 1-11-17 School Menus

    No school – Jan. 16 and 17.

  • LMS inducts 43 new Beta Club members
  • Local residents receive academic honors

    A total of six residents have earned academic honors at Lindsey Wilson College for the 2016 fall semester. One area resident has been named to the 2016 fall semester president’s list, and five area residents have been named to the 2016 fall semester dean’s list.
    Named to the president’s list is Rachel Wethington of Lebanon.
    Named to the dean’s list are: Kylie Benningfield of Marion, Caroline Cobb of Marion, Cassidy McCauley of Raywick, Makayla Osbourn, and Laken Withrow both of Lebanon.