• School board meets Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the board office. The agenda appears below.

    I. Call to Order

    II. Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Silence

    III. Communications

    - Superintendent report 

    - ACT scores presentation

    - Finance report

    - Upcoming tax rates

    - School donations

    IV. Student Learning Services

  • School menus: Aug. 12

    MCHS additional menu item:  Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Monday, Aug. 17 - Pancake and sausage on a stick with maple syrup and toast or cereal and toast, strawberry cup, crunchy apple, juice and milk
    Tuesday, Aug. 18 - Granola breakfast cookie and toast or cereal and toast, pears slices, grape clusters, juice and milk
    Wednesday, Aug. 19 - Scrambled eggs and toast or cereal and toast, peach cup pineapple chunks, juice and milk

  • 2015-16 MCPS CALENDAR

    • Aug. 5: First day of school
    • Sept. 7: Labor Day – no school
    • Oct. 6-10: Fall break
    • Oct. 13: No school (Staff development)
    • Nov. 3-4: No school (Election Day and staff development)
    • Nov. 26-28: Thanksgiving break
    • Dec. 22-Jan.2: Winter break
    • Jan. 19: No school (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
    • Feb. 16: No school
    • April 6-10: Spring break
    • May 15: Last day for students

  • 8-5-15 School Menus

    MCHS additional menu item:  Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Monday, Aug. 10 - French toast with maple syrup and toast or cereal and toast, apple, strawberry cup, juice and milk
    Tuesday, Aug. 11 - Bacon, egg slider and toast or cereal and toast, pear slices, grape cluster, juice and milk
    Wednesday, Aug. 12 - Whole grain chocolate chip muffin and toast or cereal and toast, pineapple, peach cup, juice and milk

  • Schooling and Brady are winners at state communication day
  • Meet Marion County’s newest educators

    By Stephen Lega

    Aug. 5 isn’t just the first day of school for Marion County students. It’s also the first day for new teachers in the school district.
    Across the county, Wednesday is the start of something new for math, science and reading teachers, as well as for at least one school counselor.
    The Enterprise attempted to contact those new educators to help introduce them to the community.
    Jennifer Blanford

  • LWC, Campbellsville ink deals with new Liberty college

    By Larry Rowell
    Landmark News Service

    What began as a dream with community leaders a few years ago will become official this fall as Campbellsville University and Lindsey Wilson College have signed agreements to join Somerset Community College in offering classes at the Casey County Community and Education Center in downtown Liberty.
    Josh Switzer, director of Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority, and who’s acting director of the CCCEC, likened this fall’s course offerings to a “soft opening.”

  • Band’s community performance postponed

    The Marion County Marching Knights are postponing a community performance, which was originally planned for Friday, July 31.

    Band Director Curtis Bennett noted that the freshman Jump Start will be taking place at the high school on Friday. That along with a few other conflicts led to the decision to postpone the community/parent performance.

    The new date and time will be reported when they become available.

  • First-graders get ‘Jump Start’

    The new school year is fast approaching, and some incoming first grade students got a “Jump Start” last week.
    Gayla Kelly, a first-grade teacher at West Marion Elementary, said the program is beneficial for students as they make the transition out of kindergarten.
    “It gives us an opportunity to review what was learned last year,” she said.
    As part of the program, students practiced reading, writing and math skills. They also participated in art and music activities.
    And they had fun, too.

  • Higdon is chairman of Western Kentucky University Board of Regents