• Students receive art awards

    Marion County High School Art Students recently exhibited artwork at Campbellsville University’s first annual High School Juried Art Show. Held at the Turner Log Cabin on Campbellsville University’s campus on May 1, students exhibited artwork in various media, competing against other area high school students. Winners included these MCHS students:

    Sarah Hill: Third place ($10 award)
    Carrie Fowler: Honorable Mention ($5 award)


  • Science fair winners announced


  • Students can register now for summer scholarship program

    This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31.  
    The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply over the summer months. Students who participate as a blood drive coordinator are eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and to earn a gift card.

  • 5-13-15 Marion County Public Schools Writing Spotlight


  • Speaking the same language

    School can present unique challenges for students who speak or are learning English as a second language. Jesus Berlanga, a 2012 Marion County High School graduate, has first-hand knowledge of what students are going through.
    Berlanga’s family moved to Lebanon in 2011. His second day here was also his first day at the high school. He had taken some English classes in Mexico, but he said it wasn’t the same as being surrounded by native English speakers.

  • School board approves preschool for all who registered

    Every student who was registered for Marion County Public Schools’ preschool in 2015-16 has been approved for the program.
    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved all 129 students for preschool during its April 30 meeting.
    Exceptional Child Education and Preschool Director Traci Sharpe and Central Finance Officer Lisa Caldwell spoke about the options available regarding preschool with the board during last week’s meeting.

  • 5-6-15 School Menus

    MCHS additional menu item:  Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Monday, May 11 - French toast with maple syrup and toast or  cereal and toast, crunchy apple, strawberry cup, juice and milk    
    Tuesday, May 12 - Bacon, egg slider and toast or cereal and toast, pear slices, grape cluster, juice and milk
    Wednesday, May 13 - Whole grain chocolate chip muffin and toast or  cereal and toast, pineapple, peach cup, juice and milk

  • Commencement set for May 9

    The 2014-2015 commencement at St. Catharine College will take place at 11 a.m., May 9, in the Lourdes Hall gymnasium on the college campus.
    This year’s commencement speaker is Madeline Abramson, who has served as a leading community volunteer in organizations dedicated to the arts, social services, health care, young people and education.
    One-hundred-and-sixty-four degrees will be awarded at the ceremony. Fifty nine associate degrees will be awarded, 95 bachelor’s degrees, 15 master’s degrees and two certificates.  

  • 5-6-15 Marion County Public Schools Writing Spotlight

    Prompt: Your community has been discussing the idea of implementing a “One-to-One Initiative,” which means all students would receive a device to use for school. Write a speech to your community members in which you persuade them whether or not they should support the One-to-One initiative.
    By Nicholas Sandusky
    Freshman in Amy Mattingly’s class at Marion County High School

  • Special-called school board meeting this afternoon

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - School data reports

    - Preschool expansion

    - Salary comparison charts

    - Non-traditional instructional program

    • Student learning services