We're Back!

Welcome back to the new 2014-2015 school year. Back to School Night for Marshall Academy of the Arts was held on Thursday, September 11, 2014. Students and families "munched" at the food trucks and then visited classrooms.

Bye Bye Birdie

The stars were out at Marshall as our double cast performed in the musical Bye Bye Birdie.

Click here to see photos from the 1st night  performance.  

Click here to see photos from the 2nd nigh performance.

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

McTeacher Night at McDonalds Spring/Palo Verde is Wednesday, September 17th. We hope to see you there!

Welcome to the Marshall Academy of the Arts

2014 - 6th Grade Orientation

Marshall parents and students packed the auditorium for 6th Grade Orientation! In addition to meeting some of the teachers and staff, participants learned a little more about Marshall, took ID photos, purchased PE clothes, chose electives, and ordered Marshall Spirit Wear! Thanks to all the participants. We look forward to a fantastic first day on Wednesday!

What a great event! Food, Fun, Friends, Music, Classic Cars, Fantastic Vendors, and more! Click here to see more photos from Candyland!

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Welcome to a new and exciting year at Marshall Academy of the Arts.  I hope that you have had a fun and relaxing summer break and are ready to begin a wonderful learning adventure. We are so happy that you will be a part of a truly special school.

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 3rd at 9:00 am. The first day of school is a minimum day and will end at 2:18. All the other regular school days are 9:00 am-3:40 pm. Back to School Night is early this year, on Thursday, September 11th beginning at 6:00 pm.

One of our top priorities this year is to keep our parents involved here at Marshall. Our first PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30 pm in our library. Information about how you can join PTA and volunteer will be coming in the near future.

            Also, our WRAP (Winners Reaching Amazing Potential) after school program will begin on the first day of school and will be open each day that our school is open. WRAP child care goes until 6:30 pm. There will be a table in the front of school if you would like to sign your child up. There is no cost for the WRAP program.


A warm welcome to our new staff members:

Lushandra Prioleau, Assistant Principal from Cabrillo

Kelly Tavolara, Office Supervisor from Rogers

Veronica Loza, 20% Counselor from Marshall

John Nhan, Program Specialist from McKinley

Melissa Rentchler, Librarian

Nichole Baca, English, new hire

Rachel Keith, English, new hire

Brooke Summers, DHH, new hire

Liseeth Ramos, 6th grade Literacy from Washington

Adrienne Sandstedt, Science/Math from Lindsey

Sovina Sok, Science/Health, new hire

Chelsea Connor, 50% Speech


We have also been very busy this summer improving our school. Here are just a few site improvements…

  • A new iMac computer lab.
  • New gym floor with a new Marshall Academy of the Arts center court logo.
  • A new screen and LCD projector presentation system in the library.
  • Ceiling fans in the library.
  • A new auditorium floor.
  • The old 700 building bungalows removed.
  • Coming soon will be brand new fencing surrounding the campus.
  • In the works will be the PTA funded Academy of the Arts mural on the auditorium.


I look forward to another rewarding year filled with success and increases in student achievement.  I am very excited to see all of our returning families and meeting our new family members.




Michael Navia



Once again, some of the most talented students at Marshall Academy of the Arts, performed at our annual Talent Show. In addition to the comedic talent of the MC's, our students showed off their skill at dancing, playing instruments, and singing. It was a great night! Click here to see more photos from the 2014 Talent Show.

Marshall students in Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and Guitar performed for family and friends at each of our two Winter Concerts. CLICK HERE to see more photos of Band and Chorus.   CLICK HERE to see more photos of Orchestra and Guitar.

It was standing room only for the 2013-2014 New Student Orientation at Marshall Academy of the Arts. New students and their families had the chance to hear some information about our school, tour the campus, purchase Spirit Wear, meet some of the staff and teachers, and have some fun!

Marshall News

Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (InformaciĆ³n Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 6/6/14

Thanks to all the Marshall family and friends who came out to support our school! The Battle of the Bands 70's Rock Off benefit to support Marshall Academy of the Arts was a giant success!. In addition to the music, there were hats, T-shirts, and prizes to help make this a fun and memorable event for Marshall Academy of the Arts.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Visits Marshall Academy of the Arts

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson visited Marshall Academy of the Arts, to participate in a round table discussion examining models for teacher evaluation recommended in a new comprehensive report on the teaching profession by Torlakson’s Educator Excellence Task Force.


Rachel's Challenge

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Thursday, September 18th, your child will have the opportunity to view an assembly called Rachel's Challenge. It is a very powerful and emotional character building assembly. We invite all parents who would like to see the assemblies at 9:00 am or 11:00 am. in the auditorium. Attached is an essay written by Rachel Scott which will give you a little insight about her character. If you would like additional information about this amazing assembly please visit Rachelschallenge.org.


Thank you,

Michael Navia



My Ethics

School District News

Marshall Calendar

Today: 9/17/14
4:30 PM McTeacher Night at McDonalds Spring/Palo Verde

Drop Off and Pick Up!!!

If you drive your child to school, please click here to see the Pick Up Locations.

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.

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.

Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Show

Marshall Academy of the Arts has proved once again to be a focal point for creativity and student success. Marshall Academy of the Arts was respectfully represented by four fantastic art students in the 2014 Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Show on February 27th at the Alpert Jewish Community Center (JCC). This annual art exhibit showcases LBUSD's most talented middle school and high school art students and has a continuing tradition that is in its 30th year at the JCC. A special patron endowment supports this annual art show in an effort to maintain a worthy spotlight on amazing LBUSD student artists. Marshall 8th grade student, Tiana, took home 1st place; 7th grade student, Katelyn, was awarded 3rd place, and 8th grade student, Kaya, received an Honorable Mention for the middle school division. Both Mr. Navia and Mr. Harmon were on hand for this fantastic evening celebrating the artistic achievements of some of Marshall Academy of the Arts finest students.

Congratulations Tiana, Katelyn, Kaya, and Helen on representing Marshall with your amazing talents.

2013 Robot Competition

Marshall participated for the first time in the Robotics Competition, and had two teams make it to the Semi-Finals! Click here to see more photos from the Robotics competition.

WRAP Program

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The WRAP Program at Marshall Academy of the Arts will be sponsoring all after school activities for the 2013-2014 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!

Red Ribbon Week

In 1988, the first National Red Ribbon Week was proclaimed by the U.S. Congress and chaired by first Lady, Nancy Reagan. Today, the Red Ribbon Celebration brings millions of people together to raise awareness regarding the need for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention, early intervention, and treatment services. This year at Marshall, we will held a number of events to promote a drug and alcohol free lifestyle, including Nerd Day; Super Hero Day; Twin Day; Crazy Hair Day; Free Dress Day (and 7th and 8th grade after school dance)


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Each year in September, 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

Marshall Academy of the Arts second 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.


The Marshall Spotlight is shining on...

MESA Class in the Spotlight

Art Class in the Spotlight