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Education

  • School daze on school days

    Marion County Public Schools have missed 16 days of school this year, and the school board continues to go back and forth on how those missed days should be made up.
    “I think we have to look at what we think is best for kids,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser told board members at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday of last week. “Our board is very adamant that we want kids to get as many days of instruction in as possible.”

  • Every school could get a full-time nurse

    While it’s not official until a contract is signed, every school in the Marion County Public School System could have its very own nurse next school year.

  • SCC to offer athletic training program in the fall semester 2014

    Beginning in August of 2014, students will have a new opportunity at St. Catharine College.
    Athletic training, a close relative to physical therapy, will be the newest addition to St. Catharine College’s academic offerings.
    “We already have a solid athletic foundation here at the college so it was a natural fit to add a health science field that is heavily involved in athletics,” Justin Farr, St. Catharine College sports information director and founder of the athletic training program, said.

  • Marion County student selected for Gatton Academy

    The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 59 students for its Class of 2016, and Donald Price, the son of Donald and Peggy Price of Lebanon, is one of them.

  • 3-26-14 School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, March 31: Maple Burstin’ mini pancakes and toast or assorted cereal and toast, sliced peaches, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, April 1: Assorted Poptart and two toasts or assorted cereal and two toast, variety of juice, grape clusters, milk.
    Wednesday, April 2-Friday, April 4: Spring break.
    LUNCH
    Elementary schools

  • AP biology class solves the crime by using DNA

     

  • Sutton performs at St. Catharine Hall
  • Fiscal court considers request to assist tech center students

    This school year, Kenny Marrett has been serving as a liaison between the Marion County Jobs Consortium and the Marion County Area Technology Center. In that role, he visited the Marion County Fiscal Court on March 20 seeking some assistance.
    Marrett said he would like to help students complete projects, such as a wooden lock and a small hot air engine, which would be more involved than what students have been making.
    "We would like to introduce a craft fair at the end of the year," he said.

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at WMES

    West Marion Elementary School students performed the classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” last week.
     

  • Board approves school calendar changes

    The last day of school is still up in the air, however the Marion County Board of Education made several amendments to the calendar last week.
    The school board approved using two days of Spring Break (March 31 and April 1) and Memorial Day (May 26) as make-up days. Depending on what the state legislature approves, additional amendments could be made that could make the last day for students Friday, May 30.