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Education

  • Begley is member of Lindsey Wilson band
  • Board approves Phoenix trip for girls basketball team

    The Marion County Board of Education typically approves items on its consent agenda with limited discussion, but that wasn't the case during the May 10 board meeting.

    Vice-Chairman Ed Hacker initially made a motion to approve the consent items, with one exception, a proposed trip by the girls basketball team to play in the Nike Tournament of Champions, Dec. 18-23, in Phoenix, Ariz.

  • JROTC students pursuing CERT program

    In the event of another ice storm or a repeat of last year's flooding, it would be nice if the community had a group of citizens trained to assist with basic first aid and food distribution. According to Brian Bailey, a member of the Marion County High School JROTC, that is possible.

    Bailey spoke to the Marion County Board of Education during its May 10 meeting about creating a Community Emergency Response Team.

  • Board approves press box roof repairs

    A majority of the school board voted in favor of replacing the press box roof at the high school football field.

    Architect George Birk of RossTarrant Architects said the roof is in need of repairs and he recommended replacing it.

    MCHS Athletic Director Stacey Hall said football coaches stand on the roof to film and scout games. Under KHSAA guidelines, he said they are required to provide access to coaches at the highest point at the field.

  • Drug testing only to include students, for now

    There are still many unanswered questions regarding the implementation of student drug testing at Marion County High School, but the committee charged with developing a drug testing policy is working to resolve those issues before fall sports begin July 15.

    Last week, the Marion County Public Schools Drug Testing Implementation Committee met with school board attorney Joe Mattingly to discuss the legalities of student drug testing and the next steps that need to be taken.

  • Interviews for MCHS principal are Friday

    The Marion County school district recently hired a new superintendent and Marion County High School could soon hire a new principal.

    Monday evening, members of the MCHS site-based decision making council reviewed a total of eight applications and they plan to interview the top three candidates Friday. (Originally, 10 people applied for the job, but two withdrew.)

    Stacey Hall, Glenn Spalding and Greg Suhr are the finalists to become the next MCHS principal.

  • MCHS site-based council to interview three principal candidates

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has reached the next step in its search for the next high school principal.

    Stacey Hall, Glenn Spalding and Greg Suhr are the finalists to become the next MCHS principal.

    Hall is the current assistant principal and athletics director at MCHS. He was also one of the finalists last year when the site-based council was unable to reach an agreement about who the principal should be.

  • MCHS site-based council to meet Monday

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the high school.

    According to the meeting agenda, the council will discuss questions for the candidates to become the next high school principal, then go into executive session to discuss the candidates.

    After the executive session, the council will return to open session to set a timeline for the principal selection process.

  • Former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao to deliver commencement address

     

  • School Menus

    Friday May 20 will be the last day cafeterias will allow meals to be charged
    BREAKFAST
    Monday, May 16: Cinnamon snack n waffle and toast or assorted cereal and toast, assorted juice, milk.
    Tuesday, May 17: No school
    Wednesday, May 18: Sausage breakfast pizza and toast or assorted cereal and toast, assorted juice, milk.
    Thursday, May 19: Biscuit and sausage or assorted cereal and toast, assorted juice, milk.