***HURRICANE IAN UPDATE***
Marion County Public Schools is closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday due to Hurricane Ian. All extra-curricular activities and SAT/ACT testing are also cancelled.
West Port High School (3733 SW 80 Ave., Ocala, 34481) opens Tuesday at 5 p.m. as a special needs shelter.
General population shelters opening Wednesday at 12 p.m. include:
(10500 SE 36 Ave., Belleview, 34420)
(10055 SW 180 Ave. Rd., Dunnellon, 34432)
Fort McCoy School
(16160 NE CR 315, Fort McCoy, 32134)
Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary
(4397 SW 95 St., Ocala, 34476)
North Marion Middle
(2085 W. County Rd. 329, Citra, 32113)
(pet friendly; 7 NW 28 St., Ocala, 34475)
Future MCPS decisions will be shared on this homepage, via Skylert messaging, posts on our media channels, and local media.
We encourage our community to be prepared and stay safe during the expected severe weather.
Welcome to Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School!
At Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary we are united... in challenging students to reach their fullest potential in a safe, positive, and caring environment, which is conducive to teaching and learning.
Our school’s motto is “For the Love of Learning.” The faculty and staff are committed to provide an educational climate, which challenges students to achieve. Various programs and projects are in place to assist us in developing skills and attitudes, which will encourage our students to participate in and contribute to a democratic society.
Marilyn Hughes Memorial Scholarship
The Marilyn Hughes Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor the life of Marilyn Hughes and to continue her legacy of excellence in education. This annual scholarship will benefit a high school senior who attended Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School, a school where Mrs. Hughes served as Assistant Principal.
For over half a century, Marilyn Hughes made a difference in the lives of many. Through individual and business contributions, this scholarship will continue to help her influence touch the lives of children and young adults for years to come.
To donate to the Marilyn Hughes Memorial Scholarship, please make checks payable to PEFMC and note on the memo line “In Memory of Marilyn Hughes.”
Your tax-deductible donation can be sent to:
Public Education Foundation of Marion County
1239 NW 4th ST
Ocala FL 34475
For more information, please visit the Public Education Foundation Scholarships page here.
Student Day: 7:45 AM - 2:05 PM
Teacher Day: 7:05 AM - 2:50 PM
First Bell: 7:40 AM
Tardy (Late) Bell: 7:45 AM
Breakfast Served: 7:20 - 7:40 AM
Early Release Dismissal: 12:05 PM
School Office Hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Breakfast: Complimentary for all children
Lunch: Complimentary for all children