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Education

  • School district prepared for upcoming winter season

    If conditions are obvious the night before that the weather will not allow for school the next day, then school officials will make the cancellation call that night by 9 p.m. Often this is not the case, so district transportation staff begin checking the roads at 3:30 a.m. the next morning. School officials also make contact with local road crews, as well as the police department, to pinpoint local trouble areas.

  • 11-16-11 MCHS Students of the Week
  • Senator Higdon visits West Marion
  • Lebanon Middle School is finalist for $25,000 award

    Lebanon Middle School is one of 30 finalists for Windstream’s SchoolsWIN Classroom Connections program, and Windstream is encouraging the public to vote for its favorite finalists to determine which schools will receive one of at least six $25,000 awards.
    Since August, the SchoolsWIN program has been encouraging public, private and charter schools within Windstream’s residential service areas to participate in a community improvement project and submit videos of their projects for a chance to receive $25,000 for technology.

  • 11-16-11 School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, Nov. 21: Pillsbury Maple Burstin’ Mini Pancakes and toast or assorted cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, Nov. 22: Sausage breakfast pizza and toast or assorted cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.
    Nov. 23-25: No school.

    LUNCH
    Elementary schools

    Monday, Nov. 21: Deli turkey or tuna sandwich, lettuce, tomato, Sun Chips, country pasta vegetable blend, assorted fruit, fudge brownie, milk.

  • Doghouse Divided

     

    Written by Leigh Anne Florence and illustrated by Donnie Mather

  • Twenty-eight students inducted to National Honor Society
  • MCPS Audit: Room to improve

    A school's audit report doesn't usually make big headlines unless there are big problems.

    And, while there were no big problems with the Marion County Public Schools' 2010-11 audit report, the auditors did make several recommendations, all of them concerning the superintendent's travel expenditures and reimbursements.

  • SCC to observe Military Appreciation Day

    “At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” in 1918, the Armistice was signed to end The Great War. In declaring Nov. 11, 1919, as the first American Armistice Day, President Woodrow Wilson said:

  • College will break ground on new Hundley Library Nov. 14

    After years in the planning stage and much anticipation, St. Catharine College will break ground on the new Emily W. Hundley Library and Center for Graduate Studies at 5 p.m. on Nov. 14. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. In addition to the new library and graduate school, the $8 million facility will also house classrooms, conference rooms, study areas and a café. St. Catharine College President, William D. Huston, said the new building will be the crown jewel of the campus and the center of student life at SCC.