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Education

  • 9-11-13 School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, Sept. 16: Maple Burstin’ Mini Pancakes and toast or assorted cereal and toast, sliced peaches, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, Sept. 17: Assorted Poptart and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, variety of juice, banana, milk.
    Wednesday, Sept. 18: Egg and cheese breakfast burrito w/salsa and toast or assorted cereal and toast, pineapple chunks, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, Sept. 19: Biscuit and sausage or assorted cereal and toast, tropical fruit salad, variety of juice, milk.

  • MCHS Band grand champions at Russell County competition

    The Marion County High School Marching Band attended the Russell High School Marching Invitational in Russell Saturday, Sept. 7, and for the first time since 2009, the Marching Knights earned Grand Champion (first place overall) at a KMEA sanctioned event.
    The Marching Knights were also awarded first place, best percussion, best color guard in Class 4A, best overall music and best overall visual.

  • Board raises tax rate by 2 percent

    Marion County Finance Director Lisa Caldwell and Superintendent Taylora Schlosser strongly encouraged the school board to approve a 4 percent increase to the current tax rate, but the board didn’t take their advice.
    During its meeting Thursday, Aug. 29, the board approved a two percent increase.
    During previous meetings, Caldwell had informed the board that if it didn’t increase the property tax rate by at least four percent this year, the school district could be forced to eventually make cuts.

  • Update on Bookmobile service and upcoming events
  • MCHS student attends forum

    Marion County High School student Emily Ford recently attended a unique career development program in our nation’s capital. During the six-day program, the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation introduced students to challenging careers in the legal profession. Founded in 1992, the National Youth Leadership Forum is an educational organization established to help prepare extraordinary young people for their professional careers.

  • 8-28-13 School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, Sept. 2: No school.
    Tuesday, Sept. 3: French toast w/maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, apple, variety of juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Sept. 4: Whole grain chocolate chip muffin and toast or assorted cereal and toast, strawberries, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, Sept. 5: Sausage breakfast pizza and toast or assorted cereal and toast, orange wedges, variety of juice, milk.

  • Kentucky Public Retirees award two scholarships

     

  • Superintendent sets goals for herself, district

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser has been at the helm of the Marion County Public School District for more than a month now, and she hasn’t wasted any time making big changes and setting the tone for the new school year.
    Schlosser recently reviewed her 30-60-90 day plan with the Marion County Board of Education, and updated them on the goals she’s set for herself and for the district.

  • Superintendent reports on first month on the job

    Taylora Schlosser has completed her first month as the Marion County Public Schools superintendent, and she reported on that month of activities during the Aug. 13 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education.
    On Aug. 6, the board and Schlosser discussed goals for the 2013-14 school year (see related story), and those goals were approved during last week’s meeting. Schlosser used those goals to shape her report.
    For example, one of the goals relates to teaching and learning.

  • New MCHS principal values team work

    Mike Abell, 41, of Springfield has been an educator for 19 years, and becoming a principal has always been one of his aspirations.
    He fulfilled that dream Monday, which was his first day at Marion County High School as its new principal.
    “I’m so grateful to have the opportunity,” Abell said last week after the SBDM council unanimously hired him for the position. “As a principal, you have such an opportunity to influence more students on a larger scale.”