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Education

  • Principal search underway at MCHS

    The Marion County School-Based Decision Making Council met Aug. 5 and began the process of selecting its next principal.
    Lynne Keene, representative from the Kentucky Association of School Councils, attended the meeting to lead principal selection training.

  • School tax could go up

    Thursday, Aug. 29, a public tax hearing will be held at the Marion County Board of Education office and it’s likely the board will approve a 4 percent increase to the current tax rate.
    Last year, former Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton recommended and the board voted to increase the real estate and personal property taxes by only 1.1 percent, while most other surrounding school boards voted to increase the rate by the maximum percentage, which is 4 percent. Hamilton said he was trying to be sensitive to local families in the community.

  • What MCPS teachers think of their schools

    Teachers in Marion County and across the state had the opportunity to make their opinions known on various school issues by completing to the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky survey this past spring.
    Locally, 85 percent of the certified staff in Marion County filled out the anonymous online questionnaire, and the results have been eye opening for district administrators and Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • UK and UofL working on joint executive MBA

    Kentucky’s two largest business schools are developing a plan to offer the state’s first joint master of business administration (MBA) program for executives.
    David Blackwell, dean of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, and Charles Moyer, dean of the  University of Louisville’s College of Business, announced the initiative last week at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Summit and Annual Meeting at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

  • Incoming freshmen attend orientation 
  • 8-7-13 School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, Aug. 12: French toast w/maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, apple, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, Aug. 13: Bacon, egg muffin sandwich and toast or assorted cereal and toast, fruit cocktail, variety of juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Aug. 14: Whole grain chocolate chip muffin and toast or assorted cereal and toast, strawberry cup, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, Aug. 15: Sausage breakfast pizza and toast or assorted cereal and toast, orange wedges, variety of juice, milk.

  • Kiwanis Club awards Thompson with $500 scholarship
  • She’s Country

    “She’s Country.”
    That was the theme for the 2014 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman program, and it describes this year’s winner, Bailey Spalding, to a tee.
    She’s grown up enjoying her “Pepaw’s” farm in Arbuckle, she studied agri-business during the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer and she’s taking several agriculture courses during her senior year at Marion County High School.
    Heck, she’s even preg-checked a cow.
    It doesn’t get any more country than that.

  • Sandusky receives $1,000 scholarship from National FFA Organization

    The National FFA Organization awarded a $1000 Tractor Supply-Growing Scholars scholarship to Michael Sandusky of the Marion County High School FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Sandusky plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at the University of Kentucky.
    This scholarship is one of 1,645 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently, 127 sponsors contribute more than $2.1 million to support scholarships for students.

  • 7-31-13 School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Wednesday, August 7: Assorted Poptarts and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, variety of juice, pineapple, milk.
    Thursday, August 8: Biscuit and sausage or assorted cereal and toast, tropical fruit salad, variety of juice, milk.
    Friday, August 9: Warm honey bun and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, apple, variety of juice, milk.
    LUNCH
    Elementary schools