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Education

  • Knightfest

    The Marion County Marching Knights hosted Knightfest Saturday at the high school. Russell County (which is lead by former Marion County band director Curtis Irvin) won the competition with a score of 86.65. Estill County was the reserve grand champion with an 84.125. The Marching Knights did not compete, but they did perform their piece, “The Clockmaker’s Dream” before the final results were announced. 

    Marion County Director Curtis Bennett was pleased with the Marching Knights performance.

  • 10-9-13 School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, Oct. 14: No school.
    Tuesday, Oct. 15: Assorted Poptarts and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, grape cluster, variety of juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Oct. 16: Egg and cheese breakfast burrito with salsa and toast or assorted cereal and toast, pineapple chunks, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, Oct. 17: Biscuit and sausage or assorted cereal and toast, tropical fruit salad, variety of juice, milk.

  • Mobile Science Activity Center visits with students
  • Department to offer free ‘Fast Track Your College Graduation’ seminar Oct. 17

    The St. Catharine College Department of Management and women’s basketball team are hosting a free session explaining how you may already be well on the way to being a college graduate by leveraging your lifetime learning, military service, professional training. The presentation is from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Mordecai’s Restaurant.

  • 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.