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Education

  • Building good habits

    Carpentry students at the Marion County Area Technology Center have spent time this semester building a house.
    “It gives you more of a real world feel instead of studying out of textbooks,” senior Jordan Porter said, after putting up some supports for a ceiling joist.
    And he and his classmates are grateful for the opportunity.
    “I had no idea it took this much going into a house,” Porter said.

  • Building good habits

    Carpentry students at the Marion County Area Technology Center have spent time this semester building a house.
    “It gives you more of a real world feel instead of studying out of textbooks,” senior Jordan Porter said, after putting up some supports for a ceiling joist.
    And he and his classmates are grateful for the opportunity.
    “I had no idea it took this much going into a house,” Porter said.

  • Hall resigns from MCPS

    Stacey Hall, former principal of Marion County High School and, most recently, the director of federal programs at central office, unexpectedly announced his resignation from Marion County Public Schools last week.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent an email to staff and the media at 11:57 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, regarding his resignation.

  • Survivor’s story

    Modern technology helped bring history to life for eighth graders at St. Charles Middle School last week.
    On Nov. 20, the students took part in a video conference with Sylvia Malcmacher, a Holocaust survivor who now lives in Menorah Park, a retirement community in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Malcmacher, 87, was 16 when the Nazis sent her to the concentration camp. When she was freed at the age of 19, she was the only member of her family still alive.

  • Stacey Hall resigns from MCPS

    Stacey Hall, former principal of Marion County High School and, most recently, the director of federal programs at central office, has announced his resignation from Marion County Public Schools effective Nov. 29.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent an email to staff and the media at 11:57 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22. The email reads as follows:

  • New board member is not a ‘yes man’

    Newly appointed school board member Robert “Butch” Cecil shares the same last name as current board member Mike Cecil. They are first cousins. But, according to Butch, that has nothing to do with his desire to serve on the school board.
    “It doesn’t matter who you are related to. I’m my own person,” Butch Cecil said. “One of the big reasons I got on the board is that I love helping the kids. Mike didn’t have anything to do with it.”

  • Some teachers resent hiring of instructional coaches

    The school board’s decision to hire six new instructional coaches in the spring at a cost of $220,000 hasn’t necessarily been welcome news for teachers in the district, according to Board Member DeLane Pinkston.
    “They resent the term ‘instructional coaches,’” Pinkston said during the school board’s Nov. 12 meeting. “Some are taking it that they can’t do their job. I would hope the principals would tell them that is not the intent.”

  • Browning educates preschool class on water conservation
  • Adult Education Center is ranked #2 in the state
  • Glasscock Students of the Month for October