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Education

  • Board praises superintendent after formative evaluation

    The Marion County Board of Education last week praised Chuck Hamilton for his work as the Marion County superintendent.

    "His total score on a scale of zero to four was 3.8," board chairman Michael Mullins said in a phone interview the day after the meeting.

    The board members went into closed session at the conclusion of their Jan. 24 meeting at St. Charles Middle School to conduct Hamilton's formative evaluation.

  • Applications now accepted for $27,000 in scholarships to Kentucky high school seniors

    Bluegrass Cellular, Inc. is now accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors who attend high school in its 40-county coverage area. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 26, 2012.
    Bluegrass Cellular will award 18 scholarships valued at $1,500 each. This is the 11th year the company has recognized dedicated high school students through its scholarship program.

  • 1-25-12 MCHS Students of the Week
  • Hourigan organizes shoe drive
  • 1-25-12 Honor Rolls

    ST. CHARLES MIDDLE
    The following St. Charles Middle School students achieved recognition for the second nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year.
    FIRST HONOR ROLL
    • Sixth grade - Tiffany Bickett, Alice Farmer, Taylor Fields, Elizabeth Hughes, Devan Jones, Nicolas Kaminski, Cameron Logsdon, Mathew Pelfrey, Sydney Reisinger, Tatum Riggs, Hannah Shoemake, Christen Shofner, Autumn Smith, Ethan Spalding, Noah Spalding, and Kyle Thomas.

  • Evans earns master’s degree in nursing administration

     

  • District-wide dress code a no go

    After several months of discussions, town hall meetings and a telephone survey, the Marion County School District's uniform/dress code committee recently voted against proposing a district-wide dress code to the Marion County Board of Education.

    It took only 15 minutes during a meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 10, at central office for that decision to be made. During the meeting, eight members of the committee voted in favor of proposing a district-wide dress code policy, and 11 voted against doing so.

  • Chamber offers scholarships to MCHS graduates

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will once again offer three $500 scholarships for 2012 graduates of Marion County High School and the Area Technology Center. Applications can be obtained at Marion County High School, Marion County Area Tech Center, Marion County Chamber of Commerce office (239 N. Spalding Ave, Lebanon) or by calling (270) 692-9594.

    Eligibility requirements:

    1. A senior at Marion County High School who will graduate in the spring of 2012.

  • Tungate wins piggy bank contest

    Marti Tungate, a fifth grader at Glasscock Elementary School, won the Marion County 2012 Piggy Bank Design Contest.

    Similar contests were held around the state leading up to Kentucky Saves Week, Feb. 19-25.

    "It's to promote savings and sound financial planning," said Elizabeth Creed, Marion County family and consumer sciences extension agent.

  • School district seeks community partners

    Local elected officials, community leaders, and educators gathered Thursday morning to discuss Marion County Public Schools' participation in the National Academy Foundation.

    "We are excited to be part of the select few schools that are coming on board with NAF in the fall," said Greg Conley, one of the Project Lead the Way teachers at Marion County High School.