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Education

  • Early dismissal of Marion County students for Friday April 13

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced Wednesday afternoon that she has elected to dismiss students early this Friday, in order to allow teachers and staff the opportunity to travel to Frankfort in wake of pension reform bill.

  • ‘It’s cheaper to keep her’

    In fear of losing Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser to a neighboring school district, the Marion County Board of Education voted, 3-2, to amend her contract and increase her salary during a special-called meeting Wednesday afternoon, March 28.

    “For lack of better words, it’s cheaper to keep her,” Board Chairman Butch Cecil said during the meeting.

  • Students create fine art exhibit

    Lebanon Elementary School students take a page from the master after learning about the glass artwork created by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly and creating their own inspired art pieces.

    Chihuly’s art was on display at Maker’s Mark Distillery last year. Visual and Media Arts Teacher Charles Ramey led his students in creating colored paper sculptures inspired by Chihuly’s work. 

  • ACT smack down

    Marion County High School staff and teachers dressed up as wacky WWE wrestlers and entourage to put on a show for the junior class who were preparing for the ACT last week.

    The WWE themed pep rally was held on March 19th to motivate the students who were taking the test the following day, as well as giving other students a chance to see how important the test is.

  • Not backing down

    Local educators and their supporters took to the streets last week to show their disapproval of Senate Bill 1, which would cut pensions for teachers and state workers. On Thursday, March 15, the Marion County Education Association, teachers, education staff, supporters and students gathered at Lebanon Elementary School to march in protest against the cuts. 

    Greg Conley, Project Lead the Way Teacher at Marion County High School, was present at the march to stand alongside his colleagues in opposition of the bill. 

  • Last day of school tentatively May 31

    The last day for Marion County Public School students (as of press time) is Thursday, May 31. The last day for staff, closing day, is Friday, June 1. And, Marion County High School’s graduation is set for Saturday, June 2. 

    If the county receives more inclimate weather, it’s likely the district will choose to use non-traditional instruction days, if at all possible.

  • MCHS students speak up about school safety

     In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, schools and students around the country have taken a stand toward gun violence and have called for new school security measures, including Marion County High School students. 

  • MCPS - No school on March 26 

    Marion County Public Schools will not be in session Monday, March 26, to allow all MCPS staff to attend intruder preparedness training. The training will be led by the Kentucky State Police in conjunction with the Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, the training is meant to better prepare all staff members in the event of an extreme safety situation.

  • MCPS could lose its school nurses

    Since 2014, all of Marion County Public Schools have each been staffed with one full-time nurse. But, that partnership between the Marion County Board of Education and the Lincoln Trail District Health Department is in jeopardy and has possibly come to an end.

    The Lincoln Trail District Health Department recently voted not to renew its school health contracts in Marion, LaRue and Hardin counties in 2019 due to projected budget cuts and limited staffing.

  • MCHS Junior Mister is March 24

    The 13th annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. There are 12 young men participating in the program, which will have a Star Wars theme. Advance tickets will be on sale March 21-23 during lunch at MCHS for $5. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Working the Puzzle for Autism Center and the Marion County Animal Shelter.