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Education

  • West Marion Elementary School January Positive Achievers
  • Mid-Continent University bankruptcy case placed on hold

    By Lauren P. Duncan
    The Paducah Sun

    Mid-Continent University is waiting until the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office allows the institution to start collecting student debts to move its bankruptcy case forward.

  • 'Classroom teacher at heart'

    For as long as she can remember, Tammy Newcome has wanted to teach.
    "It seems cliché, but I set the dolls out and would make my brothers be part of my class," Newcome said.
    She fulfilled that dream when she graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1991 and was hired to work as a math teacher at Marion County High School. Today, she serves as an instructional supervisor for Marion County Public Schools.

  • St. Catharine College President announces upcoming retirement

    St. Catharine College President William D. Huston announced to trustees, faculty, staff and students on Feb. 3 that he plans to retire from the presidency when his contract expires at the end of June 2015.

  • School board meets Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the board office.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows. A more detailed agenda can be found at http://goo.gl/vRdjiu.

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - Superintendent's report

    - School nutrition report card

    - Update on family nights/reading celebration/migrant program

  • 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    The district approved a guaranteed energy savings proposal by CMTA on Nov. 11, but rescinded that motion on Dec. 4 on the recommendation of the board attorney.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