Flash Mob!

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our Creative Writing students performed a special tribute at lunch. Click here to see the video.

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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PTA Spring Book Fair! March 23 - March 26!

Welcome to the Marshall Academy of the Arts

Black History Show Assembly

Celebrating African-Americans Contributions to the Arts

This is the 100th anniversary of celebrating Black History in America. Our special guests for the assembly included Cabrillo's award winning Dance Team, McBride's Performing Arts club, surprise Marshall performances and Bobbie Smith, First African American member of LBUSD school board and the namesake of former Burnett elementary school.

Marshall Talent Show - 2015

Some of our most talented students took the stage for our annual Talent Show. This year, the talent show was at Lakewood High School, and it was a huge success, thanks to our many performers, the Lakewood High Stage Crew, Mr. Robinson, many volunteers, and our "special guest". A very special thank you to our "director and producer" Sjaan Trowbridge, who spent many hours putting together a fantastic show.

Click here to see more about our Talent Show.

2014 Winter Concert

Marshall students in Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and Guitar performed for family and friends at each of our 2014 Winter Concerts. Click here to see more photos of the Winter Concert.

Lunch on the Lawn

Another great event at Marshall Academy of the Arts! We had "Lunch on the Lawn" on Friday, October 31st. Music, Dancing, Singing, Costumes, and lots of Great Food! Thanks to all of the families who stopped by to join us for a wonderful Fall afternoon activity.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America. Our students took the challenge to say no to drugs while participating in various activities like Nerd Day, Twin Day, Super Hero Day and Crazy Hair Day.

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

8th Grade Lunch on the Lawn
Hello 8th Grade Families,

You're invited to our "Lunch on the Lawn" event on Thursday, April 2, from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm.  You may come at noon to set up your lawn chairs and/or picnic blanket and your child will join you at ... Continue
Posted by: John Nhan
Published: 3/26/15

SBAC Testing Starts Monday, March 23rd
We will begin SBAC testing on Monday, March 23rd.  The attached schedule will give you the specific dates your student takes the SBAC based on their Math and English teacher. It is very important for all students to get a good night's res... Continue
Posted by: Lushandra Prioleau
Published: 3/22/15

New Electives for 2015-16
Attention all 6th and 7th graders!!!  We have three new electives for next school year. I have a attached flyers to provide more information on Marshall TV and the Ocean Science and Space Science exploration electives. Continue
Posted by: Lushandra Prioleau
Published: 3/22/15

Construction Contractors Invited to Outreach Fair
Measure K school construction and renovation created 1,740 new construction jobs in 2014.  Construction contractors and trades people interested in becoming eligible to work on upcoming Measure K school building and renovation projects are in... Continue
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 3/20/15

Supporting Students Under a New System
A number of efforts are under way to support students under a new and improved accountability system for schools. Learn more in this newsletter for parents:

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Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 2/27/15

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.

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

School District News

Marshall Calendar

Today: 3/30/15
All Day: Teacher of the Year ESSAY Contest DUE

Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Show

A big Marshall Academy of the Arts congratulations goes out to four students who represented our school at the 2015 Norman Gottlieb Youth Art Show. The following students: 7th grader, Kalea; 8th graders, Bruce, Jesse, and Katelyn did Marshall proud last night at the art show with some outstanding visual creations. Two out of the four took things a step further and continued Marshall's spectacular three year run of winning awards at the art show. Kalea  received an Honorable Mention for her fantastic scratch board work and Katelyn took home 1st place with her amazing portrait of her dog, Zarr. Katelyn received a $100 gift card for her accomplishment along with being able to continue Marshall's school streak of three 1st place finishes in the past three years. Each of these amazing artists should be proud of their efforts. So, kids...get their autographs while you can so you too can say one day, "I went to middle school with them."

Awesome job Bruce, Jesse, Kalea, and Katelyn!

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.

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 2014-2015 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.


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