• Principal: St. Charles Middle values art

    St. Charles Middle school has received criticism on social media and in recent letters to the editor for a decision to eliminate its art teaching position.
    But St. Charles Principal Buffy Mann remains confident that her school’s students will still have exposure to the arts in other ways.
    “SCMS and I value art and we agree that it plays an integral role in the development of a successful student. We appreciate the concern and support for art,” Mann wrote in an email to the Enterprise.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the 21st Century Learning Center, 214 N. Harrison Street in Lebanon.
    The agenda includes a discussion of staff drug testing, graduation requirements and the superintendent's evaluation. The evaluation is toward the end of the agenda, and the board is scheduled to go into executive session for the preliminary discussions related to that evaluation. A written evaluation will be presented in open session.
    Here is the agenda:
    • Call to order
    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

  • The band’s storytellers

    Allyx Hill liked what she saw from the Marion County Marching Knights color guard.
    “You guys are light years ahead of where you were last year,” she told the team during a break at their recent camp.
    The color guard has started learning the spins, twirls and dance steps that will be part of this year’s competition piece.
    MCHS Band Director Curtis Bennett said the color guard are like the actors of the marching band. He also sounds like he’s looking forward to seeing what this year’s group can do.

  • Survey says…

    Every two years, the Kentucky Department of Education conducts a survey of the state’s public school teachers. The purpose of this survey is to track teachers’ opinions of the teaching and learning conditions at their respective schools.
    Statewide, 89.3 percent of teachers responded to the 2015 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Survey. In Marion County, 96 percent of teachers responded to the survey.
    The survey is focused on each school rather than the district as a whole.

  • Lebanon Middle School students attend National Beta Convention
  • Cecil and Barnes attend leadership conference
  • Local students earn degrees

    The following Western Kentucky University students earned degrees at the May 2015 Commencement Ceremonies:
    • From Lebanon - Rachel J. Batt, bachelor of science; Ann M. Reynolds, bachelor of science in nursing; Margaret G. Smith, interdisciplinary studies (BIS); and Helen M. Spalding, bachelor of arts.
    • From Loertto - Thomas S. Mattingly, bachelor of science; Joseph D. Peterson, bachelor of science; and Andrea K. Reid, bachelor of science in nursing.

  • MCPS hires new central office staff

    The Marion County Board of Education approved creating three new Central Office positions in June. During the board’s July 9 meeting, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser introduced the people hired for those jobs.
    Chris Brady, who previously served as the assistant principal at Lebanon Middle School and the interim principal at Marion County High School, has returned to the district as the chief operations officer. Schlosser explained in June that the COO would be the “number two” person in the district.

  • Honorary graduate

    Amanda Lyvers receives an honorary diploma from Marion County High School. Lyvers is a Marion County resident who recently graduated from the Kentucky School for the Blind. Also pictured is Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • School board meets today

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the board office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Amend Agenda 

    • Presentation of 2015 Honorary Diploma to Amanda Lyvers

    • Communications

    - Superintendent report 

    - Substitutes committee report, Jennifer Osbourne