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Mission

To provide an environment that cultivates the whole student by educating the mind, heart, and body of the individual.

Rams FundRaiser

Marshall Academy of the Arts annual "Running of the Rams" fund raiser was another great success. With the help of our students, staff, families and friends, we raised more than $8,000.00! These funds will help to support some of the programs and activities at Marshall.

We want to thank all the volunteers who came out to help on the day of the event. We also want to give a special thank you to the event organizers and the sponsors who donated prizes for the raffle.

Marshall PTA

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WRAP Program

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The WRAP Program at Marshall Academy of the Arts will be sponsoring all after school activities for the 2016-2017 school year. WRAP at Marshall Academy of the Arts consists of upbeat program leaders who facilitate fun learning based activities for enrolled students of the program. Click the WRAP logo to find out more about this great program!

WELCOME TO MARSHALL ACADEMY

OF THE ARTS

*** September 27th is a Minimum Day! Students are released at 2:18! ***

Marshall 2016-2017

Million Father March

Aladdin Musical

One of the highlights of the year at Marshall is the annual Musical. Our double cast performed in the musical Aladdin.

Black History Assembly

Celebrating African-Americans Contributions to the Arts

Marshall Academy Celebrates the artistic contributions of African Americans in honor of Black History Month. The house band for the event was "Drae Fuzzy and the Beard". Our talented students sang, danced and provided a wonderful history lesson about Zoe's great, great, great, great grandfather. We concluded with a moving rendition of "We are the World". Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and our ASL class performed together.

Winter Concert

Our Advanced Music Groups performed their Winter Concert at Millikan this year. Click here to see more photos from the concert.

Marshall News

9/23/16

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9/20/16

The scary season has arrived – and the Press-Telegram wants to be spooked.

The newspaper is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31.

The rules are the same as last year: there will be three age categories for stories and drawings: Elementary school (K-5), middle school (grades 6-8), and high school (grades 9-12).

Here are the rules:

• The deadline is Oct. 24.
• All entries must be emailed, with the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment; drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MG in size.
• Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
• Artwork must be original (no tracings)
• Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.
• The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online.

If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.

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9/14/16

This year marks the eighth anniversary of the Long Beach College Promise.  The Long Beach Unified School District is asking all middle school students and parents to take the College Promise pledge.  Learn more and take the pledge online at www.lbschools.net/Departments/Success_Initiative/cp_ms_pledge.cfm.

 

The College Promise offers two semesters of free tuition at Long Beach City College and guaranteed admission to California State University, Long Beach for students who meet the minimum requirements.

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9/13/16

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Marshall Calendar

Today: 9/26/16

Principal's Safety Message

Families,

We wish to provide your families with a safe and joyful environment. Our main concern is to keep your children safe at all times. Please read and follow our safety procedures below.

Click here to see the Principal's Safety Message.

Click here to see the Drop Off and Pick Up information for the 2015-2016 school year.

Marshall Artists

Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Show

Marshall Academy of the Arts was proud to have such amazing artists represent the school at the annual Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Show at the JCC on the evening of February 25th, 2016. The night was a wonderful showcase of the hopes, dreams, and desires that flow richly and effortlessly from the creative minds of the district's very talented middle school and high school student artists. 8th graders, Kalea and Andres, brought some serious talent and focus to the show with their impressive scratch board pieces. Andres continued Marshall's tradition of excellence and captured 2nd place for the middle school division. 7th graders, Jade and Angie, held their own with their equally stunning scratch board pieces. Angie was further honored by the voting committee and was the deserving recipient of a Board of Directors' Award. Marshall Academy of the Arts has gained the outstanding reputation as a middle school hub for creative thinking through the arts. One art patron so eloquently described Marshall's creative culture, "Marshall always represents with amazing pieces of art each and every year!" Kalea, Andres, Jade, and Angie, you make Marshall proud! Congratulations to all of our student artists!

Student of the Month

Each month at Marshall, we have a Student of the Month celebration for a different grade level. Parents, students and staff attend the breakfast to honor students who are chosen for their outstanding character, citizenship, or academics.

Click here to see more photos of our Students of the Month.

Hats Off Award

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Congratulations to Marshall's Hats Off Award 2016 recipient, Stephanie Manion, from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Red Ribbon Week - 2015

Marshall Pledges to be Drug Free! Red Ribbon Week for 2015 had many events for our students. Monday was Sports Day - “Be athletic and don’t sweat it”; Tuesday was Disney Day - “Be magically above the influence”; Wednesday was Twin Day -  “Be like me. Be drug free!”; Thursday was Flashback Decade Day - “Flashback your style, NOT your mind!”. The week ended with special dances and the 6th Grade Lunch on the Lawn! Click here to see more photos from Red Ribbon Week!

Character

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Each year in the Fall, Marshall Academy of the Arts students have the opportunity to view an assembly called Rachel's Challenge. It is a very powerful and emotional character building assembly. The assembly focuses on "kindness and
compassion" and sets the foundation for the year for our students. Please speak with your child about Rachel Scott's five challenges and her essay, "My Ethics, My Codes of Life."

If you would like additional information about this amazing assembly please visit  www.rachelschallenge.org

School District News

Omar Awaida Character Award

The award was created in remembrance of Omar because of the indelible effects of his character that impacted others. The wake of his passing left a void that was felt by his friends, classmates, teachers, acquaintances, parents, and even those that only knew of him through stories.

A specific example of Omar's kindness was his inclusion of many special needs students in his circle of friends. He made sure they were in his group on field trips and ate lunch with them as well.

These stories of unabashed true acts of kindness were done so without any extrinsic incentives; other than to feel the the joy by others knowing that it was simply the right thing to do. In short, the award recognizes those that will carry on his legacy of human decency and pay it forward so that we continue to #livelikeomar.

The inaugural award recipients were Colin and Jamie, who were voted by their peers and recognized as those that best exemplified Omar's character, kindness, and compassion.

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