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Education

  • Tech center project is complete

    Architect George Birk was absent during the board's July 12 meeting but Scott Spalding, transportation and maintenance director for the Marion County Public School System, reported that the Marion County Area Technology Center addition/renovation is now complete.

     He also reported that Melson roofing was awarded the Marion County High School press box roof replacement project. The total estimated cost after architect/engineer fees and contingencies is $25,461.    

  • Special education program receives top rating

    Superintendent Hamilton congratulated Debbie Spalding, special education director, for the MCPS Special Education program receiving a top rating from the Division of Learning Services.

     Also, the special education program will be using its $11,115 WHAS Crusade for Children grant funds to purchase 15 iPods, iPod carts, 10 iPads and 10 iPad cases that will be used in the classroom.    

  • Local students win statewide slogan contest

    Two local students recently won the Kentucky Civic Education Slogan Contest. Lebanon Middle School student Bailey Tungate received second place statewide for her slogan, "They fought for the right; the rest is up to you."

    St. Charles Middle School student Eddie Jacobs II received third place statewide for his slogan, "Vote now or forever hold your peace." 

         

  • Cox receives fine arts degree

     

  • West Marion Elementary Honor Rolls

    The following West Marion Elementary School students earned the honor rolls for the fourth nine weeks of the 2010-11 school year.

    First honor roll
    • Grade 3: Lilly Alford, Taylor Ballard, Damon Bickett, Lauren Bickett, Lexie Browning, Jessica Cambron, Zachary Cantrill, Ashley Cissell, Eve Clan, Levi Daugherty, LeeAnn Jones, Emily Mattingly, Jenny Mattingly, Emma McCauley, Dailyn Spalding, Katie Vargo, Kristen Thomas, Zachary Wells, and Channing Young.

  • Martinez receives check to help start up business
  • Wahl earns Ph.D

     

    Clare Thompson Wahl of Louisville earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville May 13, 2011, at a ceremony held at the Yum Center in Louisville. She graduated with honors receiving the Dean’s Citation.
    Wahl, a 1994 graduate of Marion County High School, received her bachelor’s degree from Bellarmine College in 1999 and her master’s degree from Spalding University in 2003. She is the daughter of Jim and Hermine Thompson of Lebanon and is employed at Communicare in Bardstown as a mental health therapist.

  • Local students make dean’s, president’s lists

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College has announced the names of students who made the dean’s list and the president’s honor list for spring 2011 semester.
    The president’s honor list is awarded to full-time and part-time students who are eligible based on the following criteria: full-time degree-seeking students earning a 4.0 grade point average and successfully completing at least 12 hours of course work for the academic term, excluding developmental courses, are included in the full-time student president’s honor list.

  • Free program that provides boost, inspiration for Appalachian women is now taking applications

    For 24 years, nearly 600 women across Appalachia have been learning they have the strength and courage to finish their education and to build the self-esteem they need to find their potential.   At no cost to them, women who find themselves in transition and are seeking to be inspired and build their confidence are doing just that through the New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) in Berea.

  • Student drug-testing policy simplified

    The Marion County Board of Education may be making its proposed student drug-testing policy a bit simpler.

    During a special-called meeting July 5, the school board received a revised version of the policy. The board was scheduled to meet again Tuesday, July 12, and the drug-testing policy was on the agenda for that meeting as well.