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Education

  • 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.

  • MCPS enforcing old, new safety measures

    In response to recent school shootings, officials with Marion County Public Schools, local law enforcement personnel and a representative from the Kentucky Center for School Safety recently reviewed, discussed and brainstormed ways to continue making schools safer for students and staff.

  • State’s nickel match in doubt

    While the state’s pension crisis is weighing heavily on the minds of many Kentuckians, there’s another colossal concern that could become a reality for Marion County. Currently, Governor Matt Bevin’s budget includes significant cuts to education, and does not include matching funds for school districts who passed the recallable nickel in 2016.

  • Education briefs

    Superintendent’s report

    • Monday, Feb. 19, Presidents Day will be used as a make-up day for students and staff. 

    • MCPS has a partnership between Campbellsville University, and more than 60 students (teachers in training) will be participating in classroom experiences helping students and teachers.

  • Marion County teens learn dangers of social media

    Did you know that messages exchanged on the popular app “Snapchat” aren’t permanently deleted?

    That fact alone captured the attention of students at Marion County Knight Academy last week during a special assembly about social media.

    Speaker Scott Harvey, who travels the country speaking with young adults about personal responsibility, shared examples of social media exchanges gone wrong, including video examples of cyber bullying, social media misuse and more. 

  • Blast from the past

    Surprise! Glasscock Elementary staff found a time capsule hidden in storage, uncovering letters and memories from 1992, now inspiring the creation of a new time capsule to be left behind. 

    Chuck Lowery, custodian at Glasscock, found the hidden time capsule back in December, when he was moving new air filters out of a storage area and discovered the tube in a corner. 

  • Back to the drawing board

    A new Local Planning Committee has been formed, which is the first step in addressing school facilities in Marion County.

    The committee’s 20 positions were finalized Friday afternoon.

  • School board briefs

     The Marion County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening. The following are news briefs from the meeting:

    Board approves working budget

    The school board approved the 2018-19 working budget after confirming that changes can be made to this budget after it’s approved. The 2018-19 working budget highlights include:

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  • Students share informative articles on local festival