• Speaking the same language

    School can present unique challenges for students who speak or are learning English as a second language. Jesus Berlanga, a 2012 Marion County High School graduate, has first-hand knowledge of what students are going through.
    Berlanga’s family moved to Lebanon in 2011. His second day here was also his first day at the high school. He had taken some English classes in Mexico, but he said it wasn’t the same as being surrounded by native English speakers.

  • School board approves preschool for all who registered

    Every student who was registered for Marion County Public Schools’ preschool in 2015-16 has been approved for the program.
    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved all 129 students for preschool during its April 30 meeting.
    Exceptional Child Education and Preschool Director Traci Sharpe and Central Finance Officer Lisa Caldwell spoke about the options available regarding preschool with the board during last week’s meeting.

  • 5-6-15 School Menus

    MCHS additional menu item:  Pop-tart or cereal bar grab and go breakfast served in lobby daily
    Monday, May 11 - French toast with maple syrup and toast or  cereal and toast, crunchy apple, strawberry cup, juice and milk    
    Tuesday, May 12 - Bacon, egg slider and toast or cereal and toast, pear slices, grape cluster, juice and milk
    Wednesday, May 13 - Whole grain chocolate chip muffin and toast or  cereal and toast, pineapple, peach cup, juice and milk

  • Commencement set for May 9

    The 2014-2015 commencement at St. Catharine College will take place at 11 a.m., May 9, in the Lourdes Hall gymnasium on the college campus.
    This year’s commencement speaker is Madeline Abramson, who has served as a leading community volunteer in organizations dedicated to the arts, social services, health care, young people and education.
    One-hundred-and-sixty-four degrees will be awarded at the ceremony. Fifty nine associate degrees will be awarded, 95 bachelor’s degrees, 15 master’s degrees and two certificates.  

  • 5-6-15 Marion County Public Schools Writing Spotlight

    Prompt: Your community has been discussing the idea of implementing a “One-to-One Initiative,” which means all students would receive a device to use for school. Write a speech to your community members in which you persuade them whether or not they should support the One-to-One initiative.
    By Nicholas Sandusky
    Freshman in Amy Mattingly’s class at Marion County High School

  • Special-called school board meeting this afternoon

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - School data reports

    - Preschool expansion

    - Salary comparison charts

    - Non-traditional instructional program

    • Student learning services

  • Kentucky gains a second historically black college

    By Brent Schanding
    The State Journal

    A small Louisville college could rival Kentucky State University in recruiting and educating black students in the Commonwealth and beyond.
    Earlier this week, administrators at Simmons College of Kentucky — a private four-year college whose campus is largely tucked into a block of the Limerick community near downtown Louisville — announced it had gained status from the U.S. Department of Education as a historically black college.

  • Habits of effective students (and teachers)

    Calvary Elementary School fifth-graders Charli Brockman and Ally Mattingly talk about the importance of being proactive, synergizing and putting first things first.
    Those are three of the seven habits that are part of The Leader in Me program, which has been implemented at Calvary and Glasscock elementary schools during the 2014-15 academic year.
    Mattingly said her teachers have included the habits throughout the year.

  • 4-29-15 Marion County Public Schools Writing Spotlight

  • Marion County Area Technology Center April Students of the Month