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Education

  • Local youth to celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 6-12

    More than 6 million young people across the country today will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October.
    Marion County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H young people who each day work to make a positive impact on their community.

  • Hoops For Hope
  • Knight Fest is Saturday

    Marching bands from around the region will compete at Marion County High School on Saturday, Oct. 12, during the Knight Fest.

    The opening ceremony will be held at 2:15 p.m., and the first band will perform at 2:30 p.m.

    The winners will be announced after the Marion County Marching Knights perform at 9:45 p.m. 

  • Jump start to reading

    Lebanon Elementary School took part in a national campaign, Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation. On Thursday, Oct. 3, people across the country united to read the children’s book “Otis” by Loren Long. Lebanon Elementary also had several fun activities for children to participate in, which coincided with the theme of Otis the tractor. Don Veatch even parked one of his tractors in front of the school so that students could experience “Otis” firsthand.

  • Special Kids Special Talents

    The annual Special Kids Special Talents Field Day was held at Lebanon Elementary School Friday.

  • District to spend $220,000 on instructional coaches

    The Marion County Board of Education recently approved hiring six new instructional coaches at a cost of $220,000.
    According to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, most districts throughout the state have instructional coaches, and they are needed to help teachers improve instruction and implement the new Common Core standards, which are a set of academic guidelines that clearly describe what students need to know before they complete each grade level. According to many educators, the new standards are much more rigorous and demanding.

  • No school on Monday, Oct. 14

    Marion County Public School students will have an extra day off from school during the upcoming fall break.

  • Q & A with Marion County’s Governor’s Scholars

    Eight Marion County High School students were chosen to participate in the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer. They are Abby Blandford, Joey Costello, Joe Ben Curtis, Lauren Farmer, Nicole Mattingly, Brooklyn Russell, Bailey Spalding and Sarah Spalding.

  • MCPS is ‘proficient and progressing’

    There is reason for the Marion County Public School District to be excited with the release of statewide test results Friday, which show that MCPS has improved from a “needs improvement” district to a “proficient and progressing” district. Compared to other schools in the state, the district made a big jump from the 60th percentile to the 83rd percentile.

  • Fagan Branch Reservoir gets a clean up