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Education

  • The early bird gets the FAFSA worm

    Jim Earls
    Special to the Enterprise
    The decision to start college life comes with a lot of challenges - deciding which college to attend, choosing a field of study, picking out courses for the first semester, living quarters, etc. So it’s no wonder many students seem to wait until the last minute to file their FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    But those who procrastinate may be left out in the cold even if they just make the filing deadline.

  • Seniors eligible for scholarship

    Attention drug-free youth. You are eligible to apply for the Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition $500 scholarship for drug-free youth. College bound high school seniors who have never used alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, or other illegal drug and who have promoted drug-free lifestyle are eligible. All applicants must be high school seniors in Marion County.

  • Scholarship offered to former student

    West Marion PTSO, in partnership with US BANK, is proud to announce that they will grant a scholarship of $1000 to one deserving 2011 graduate.
    Only former West Marion Elementary students are eligible. The scholarship award will be based on a combination of academic achievement and community/school citizenship.  Money will be paid jointly to the student and school to be attended by the student.
    For a list of application procedures, please see your school counselor.  Applications are due: April 15.

  • Glasscock Students of the Month for January
  • Chamber of Commerce to offer scholarships

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will once again offer three $500 scholarships for 2011 graduates of Marion County High School. Applications can be obtained at Marion County High School, Marion County Area Tech Center, Marion County Chamber of Commerce office (239 N. Spalding Ave, Lebanon) or by calling (270) 692-9594.
    Eligibility requirements:
    1. A senior at Marion County High School who will graduate in the spring of 2011.
    2. Will attend full-time or part-time at an accredited college, junior college or trade school in the fall of 2011.

  • School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, Feb. 21: Granola breakfast cookie and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Tuesday, Feb. 22: Scrambled eggs and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Feb. 23: Yogurt cup and cinnamon toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Thursday, Feb. 24: Breakfast sausage pizza and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Friday, Feb. 25: Maple mini and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    LUNCH
    Elementary schools

  • Board begins search process

    For the second time since 2009, Marion County Public Schools are searching for a superintendent.

    On Feb. 8, the Marion County Board of Education agreed to hire Mike Oder of the Kentucky School Boards Association as a consultant during the process. According to the contract, the KSBA will receive $8,500 for its assistance with the search process.

    In response to a question from school board member Ed Hacker, Oder explained the benefit of hiring KSBA.

  • MCHS principal search underway

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has renewed its search for a principal.

    Chris Brady, the interim principal and the chairman of the council, said the notice was posted on the Kentucky Department of Education website on Feb. 2. Brady said the notice must be posted for at least 30 days.

    "It will be at least a month or two before anything big happens," Brady said.

  • School board will meet Thursday evening

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10.

    The board is scheduled to meet with Mike Oder of the Kentucky School Boards Association to develop a superintendent search plan.

    The board is also scheduled to discuss parliamentary procedures and to approve the minutes of previous meetings.

  • No school Friday, Feb. 11

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed Friday, Feb. 11, due to poor road conditions.

    The National Weather Service is predicting patchy fog before 7 a.m. Friday. The forecast is for sunny conditions with a high of 34 degrees with wind chill factors as low as zero.

    The forecast for Friday evening is for a high around 22 degrees.