• 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.

  • 1-18-12 Honor Rolls

    Bethlehem High School
    The following Bethlehem High School students from Marion County have been named to the honor roll for the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year.
     “All A” Honor Roll
    • Juniors - Hannah Farmer and Todd Shellhamer.
    • Seniors - Paul Childers.
     “A-B” Honor Roll
    • Freshmen - Rebecca Bowman.
    • Sophomores - Peyton    Leake.
    Juniors - Jonah Wine-brenner.

  • Scott earns ag degree
  • Continuing education enters its second year


  • New student registration will take place on Jan. 27

    School registration for children who will be entering school in Marion County Public Schools for the first time in the fall of 2012 will be conducted at all elementary school centers on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 from 12-6 p.m.
    Children who will be five years old on or before Oct. 1, 2012 should register for kindergarten classes.  Students who are in the four-year-old program during the 2011-2012 school year should register for kindergarten.

  • 1-18-12 MCHS Students of the Week
  • Education briefs

    The school board unanimously approved establishing the current Hugh C. Spalding Academy as a separate A5 school beginning with the 2012-13 school year.

    A draft of enrollment and graduation requirements for the Hugh C. Spalding Academy was also presented to the board for the first reading.

    Superintendent Chuck Hamilton, who helped develop an A5 school while he was Mercer County's superintendent, said the school would allow students to earn their diploma, but also give them the flexibility to work.

  • Tech center can't replace retired teacher

    The Marion County Area Technical Center lost its industrial maintenance instructor to retirement at the end of December. Since school has resumed, students who were in the program have been moved to other programs, and local business leaders are concerned about the impact it could have on the community.

    "We're hoping to get another instructor, but our hands are tied," Marion County ATC Principal Tony Webb said.

  • First-grader recovering from fall

    A West Marion Elementary School student returned to school one day after falling from gym bleachers before classes started Jan. 11.

    West Marion Principal Benji Mattingly said the student, a first-grader, may have been leaning on a rail on the bleachers when he fell from the third or fourth bleacher and hit his head on the floor.

    "I don't know for certain, but the railing may not have been in the loop the correct way. When it fell, he fell," Mattingly said.

  • Marion County schools will be closed Friday

    Marion County schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 13, due to hazardous road conditions.