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Education

  • School district resumes energy savings push

    For the second time in the last three months, the Marion County Board of Education has selected CMTA to provide a guaranteed energy savings plan for the district.
    The district approved a guaranteed energy savings proposal by CMTA on Nov. 11, but rescinded that motion on Dec. 4 on the recommendation of the board attorney. The board then approved a revised policy related to the guaranteed energy savings proposals and reopened the process.
    The second round of proposals was presented on Jan. 26, and the school board voted 4-1 to select CMTA instead of Harshaw Trane.

  • School district denies unlawful termination accusations

    The Marion County Board of Education has filed an answer to a lawsuit accusing school officials of wrongfully terminating two employees.
    Ramona McKinney and Kimberly Medley, both of Lebanon, were employed as special education instructional aides until they were fired on April 30 and Feb. 5, 2014, respectively, according to the complaint they filed Dec. 19 in Marion Circuit Court.

  • 2-4-15 Writing Spotlight

     

    Marion County Public Schools will be featuring a student “Writing Spotlight” each week. Student writing samples from the on demand assessment grades (fifth, sixth, eighth, 10th and 11th) will be published to showcase students’ work. On an on demand writing assessment, students are given a particular situation and they respond to a writing task.

     

  • Academic Team wins district Governor’s Cup

    Marion County High School Academic Team won the 20th District Governor’s Cup Competition for the 10th consecutive year recently.

  • 2-4-15 School Menus

    Breakfast
    MCHS additional menu item: Assorted Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Monday, Feb. 9 - Mini pancakes with maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, strawberry cup, apple, juice and milk
    Tuesday, Feb. 10 - Chicken and biscuit and toast or assorted cereal and toast, grape cluster, pear slices, juice and milk
    Wednesday, Feb. 11 - Assorted Pop-tart and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, juice, pineapple, peach cup and milk

  • 2-4-15 MCHS Students of the Week
  • 1-28-15 School Menus

    Breakfast
    MCHS additional menu item: assorted Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Monday, Feb. 2 - Pancake and sausage on a stick with maple syrup and toast or cereal and toast, strawberry cup, apple, juice and milk
    Tuesday, Feb. 3 - Granola breakfast cookie and toast or cereal and toast, pear slices, grape clusters, juice and milk
    Wednesday, Feb. 4 - Scrambled eggs and toast or cereal and toast, peach cup, pineapple, juice and milk

  • Bethlehem honor rolls announced

    The following Bethlehem High School students from Marion County have been named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.
    “All A” honor roll
    Sophomores, James Blanford and Brett Gordon; and juniors, Gaubrie Humphress and G.J. Olde Loohuis.
    “A-B” honor roll
    Freshman Ethan Sparks; juniors, Dylan Gordon and Henry Smith; and senior Rebecca Bowman.

  • Clark earns degree

    In December, 561 students completed their studies and were graduated from University of the Cumberlands (UC).
    A combination of undergraduate as well as graduate degrees were awarded based on completion of requirements.
    Ashley Clark of Lebanon earned a graduate degree.
    Twenty-one students earned a master’s in business administration while 28 received their master’s as education specialists.

  • Lebanon native named KCTCS Vice President

    Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box announced Jan. 22 that Lebanon native Wendell Followell has been named vice president. He will oversee the system’s finance, human resources and facilities departments as well as the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. He replaces Ken Walker, who is retiring January 30.