• Education briefs

    Test results released

    Data released from the Kentucky Department of Education last week shows that Lebanon Middle School leads the region in its math scores and ranks No. 1 in reading, regionally.

    Results from the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments show that Kentucky's public school students continue to improve in nearly every subject area tested. The percentages of students meeting college benchmarks also have improved in most subjects.

  • Education 2.0

    Kurt Mattingly works with technology every day, but he is not an IT guy. Instead, he helps teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms as the Marion County Public Schools technology integration specialist.

    "Technology has become so much more widely used, and it's advancing at a rate that we can't keep up," he said. "A lot of times kids know more about it than their teachers."

  • JROTC Cadets ofo the Month
  • Pulitzer nominee Manning to speak


  • Tech centers recognizes students of the month


  • ACT test to be given to juniors

    Beginning in 2008-2009, the assessment program under the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) for high schools included the ACT examination in English, reading, mathematics, and science to be administered to eleventh graders in Kentucky.  
    The ACT is a curriculum-based examination that matches well with the education standards in Kentucky. Taking the ACT can give every student a measure of his or her academic strengths and weaknesses.

  • 2-29-12 School Menus

    MONDAY, March 5: Maple Burstin’ mini pancakes and toast or assorted cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, March 6: Sausage breakfast pizza and toast or assorted cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.
    Wednesday, March 7: Egg and cheese breakfast burrito with salsa and toast or assorted cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, March 8: Milk gravy and biscuit or cereal and toast, variety of juice, milk.

  • 2-29-12 MCHS Students of the Week
  • Pennies For Patients

    Lebanon Middle School hosted a Pennies For Patients Fashion Show and Tribute Friday, Feb. 24. Students modeled clothing from local stores, including Cato's, Factory Connection, Goodie Two Shoes, Goodwill, Simply The Best and That Cute Little Shop. The school has raised more than $1,800 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As a result of their fundraising, teacher John Buckman agreed to shave his head during the fashion show.

  • Local schools work to close the gaps

    Kentucky schools are preparing for a new testing system, which will begin in the spring. But, recently members of the Marion County Board of Education were discussing 2011 Kentucky Core Content Test scores, which show significant learning gaps in reading and math among students with disabilities, African American students and male students.