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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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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!

Marshall News

Halloween Costume Guidelines
Students may wear Halloween costumes to school this Friday October 31st.  Refer to the attachment for acceptable guidelines.  Students who do not follow the guidelines will be asked to change out. Continue
Posted by: John Nhan
Published: 10/25/14

Red Ribbon Week at Marshall: October 27-31

Marshall will have special programs and activities next week in Support of Red Ribbon Week.

Special Dress Days are:

M - Oct. 27th Nerd Day
T - Oct. 28th Superhero Day
W - Oct. 29th Twin Day
Th - Oct. 30th Crazy Hair Day
F - Oct. 31st ... Continue
Posted by: Denise Wheeler
Published: 10/24/14

Marshall Fall Fundraiser
Hello Marshall Friends and Families:

Did you know that 100% of the profits from the fundraiser are spent on YOU! Yes , you! Each and every student at our school benefits from the money we raise.

Even better, you get to win tons of SWAG: Cash... Continue
Posted by: Denise Wheeler
Published: 10/23/14

6th Grade Lunch on the Lawn - October 31st!
Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy food from the participating food trucks, or bring a lunch to share with your child.

See the attached flyer for more information. Continue
Posted by: Denise Wheeler
Published: 10/19/14

High School Choice Season is Here
Eighth graders and their families are beginning the process of applying to high schools of their choice. A number of events and resources are available to help families make their decisions.

View the High School Choice website to lear... Continue
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 10/15/14

8th Grade Washington DC Trip!
Marshall Academy of the Arts is excited to announce a Washington, D.C. and New York history trip during Spring Break! We will be visiting the White House and the U.S. Capitol, seeing our nation's monuments and memorials, the Statue of Liberty,... Continue
Posted by: Denise Wheeler
Published: 10/15/14

Reflections: 2014/2015 Theme: "The world would be a better place if..."
2014-15 National Reflections Art Program:

It's underway, are you working on your project? All projects are due to the office by Wednesday October 22nd. Please see attached Student Entry Form & Consent Form (In English & Spanish). A ... Continue
Posted by: Erica Dawson
Published: 10/13/14

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!

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.


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.

Drop Off and Pick Up!!!

We want our students to be safe! If you drive your child to school, please be sure you are following these guidelines. Click here to see the Drop Off and Pick Up information for the 2014-2015 school year.

Rachel's Challenge

On Thursday, September 18th, Marshall students had the opportunity to view an assembly called Rachel's Challenge. It is a very powerful and emotional character building assembly. 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.


My Ethics

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Today: 10/30/14
All Day: Red Ribbon Week
4:00 PM School Site Council Meeting

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