• Board member: Random drug testing for MCPS staff is a ‘non-issue’

    The Marion County Public School System has had a random drug testing program in place for its students for approximately four years now, and in recent years some community members and school board members have questioned the need for a random drug testing policy for MCPS staff. A committee was even formed to discuss the issue. But, according to Board Member Kaelin Reed, he sees this as “non-issue.”

  • WMES students perform Yes, Virginia The Musical

    A cast of students at West Marion Elementary School performed Yes, Virginia The Musical Friday afternoon for the entire student body and for their family and friends Friday evening.
    To celebrate Macy’s five-year anniversary of “Believe,” Macy’s turned the classic animated special “Yes, Virginia” into a brand new musical available to schools nationwide, royalty-free. In addition to the royalty-free play, Macy’s awarded 100 eligible schools, including WMES, a $1,000 production grant to help offset costs of staging the play.

  • American pastime rolls into LES

    Lebanon Elementary School students are getting to experience what was once a popular pastime for many of their parents – roller skating.
    Physical education teacher Perri Warren (known as Ms. Grover at LES) introduced roller skating to students last week, many of whom have never skated before.
    Warren worked with a company in Indiana to use the skates, and students are paying $5 to skate for five days. The LES PTO and the company itself are picking up the additional $4 per student or the full cost if a student can’t pay.

  • West Marion Elementary School’s November PAGES
  • Community invited to ‘Down on the Farm’ fiber art exhibit opening


  • Team places second in Governor’s Cup

    The Lebanon Middle School Sixth Grade Academic Team had a victorious weekend during the Governor’s Cup 6th Grade Academic Showcase and came in second place overall. The following students competed and placed:
    • Michael Ryan Masterson placed sixth in math.
    • Will Knight and Owen Cox tied for fifth place in science.
    • Conner Lee places first in social studies
    • Harry VanWhy placed third in social studies.
    • Jordan Browning placed second in arts and humanities.

  • St. Charles Middle School students of the month
  • Mattingly’s project featured in ‘Science in Agriculture’ displays

    Marion County student Sydnie Mattingly was among the 11 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at last week’s Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.
    Mattingly, a fifth-grade student at West Marion Elementary, displayed her science project as part of the KFB annual meeting’s tradeshow. Her project, “Benefits of Water Management,” explored the benefits of managing a stream using a dam.
    She was awarded $125 and a certificate of recognition for her participation at the state level.

  • 12-9-15 MCHS Students of the Week
  • 12-9-15 School Menus

    Monday, Dec. 14: French toast with maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, apple, orange wedges, juice, and milk.
    Tuesday, Dec. 15: whole grain chocolate chip muffin and toast or assorted cereal and toast, pineapple, peach cup, juice, and milk.
    Wednesday, Dec. 16: bacon, egg slider and toast or assorted cereal and toast, pear slices, grape cluster, juice, and milk.
    Thursday, Dec. 17: sausage breakfast pizza and toast or assorted cereal and toast, fruit cocktail, applesauce, juice, and milk.