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.
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Marshall Art Gallery - Grand Opening
The Grand Opening of our long awaited Marshall Art Gallery was on Wednesday, May 13th. The Marshall Academy of the Arts Art Gallery is the only one of its kind in middle school and will be a showcase for our student artists. Students, staff, family, and friends attended the Grand Opening. We were also very pleased to welcome Diana Craighead, President of LBUSD Board of Education, to this event. The future plans for the art gallery will be to display a wide variety of art from our very talented students.
Serayah Kicks Off Career Week
Career Week at Marshall
To kick off Career Week at Marshall actress and singer Serayah from Fox's hit television series Empire wowed Marshall's students. Our students were very excited to see Serayah perform and she encouraged and inspired our students to reach for their dreams. Serayah shared her story and answered student questions. Additionally, she took the time out to sign autographs and take photos with our students. Serayah encouraged students to follow her on social media (Twitter: Serayahlove and Instagram: Serayah include the #Marshall Academy)
The Press Telegram covered this event and can be viewed below:
Press Telegram photos are available here:
Career Day Speakers
Marshall students had the opportunity to hear about the careers of various speakers on Career Day. In addition to Marc Brown, ABC News 7 anchor, we had 30 other guests who spoke about their careers and answered student questions. Click here to find out more about Career Day
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.
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!
Attention 8th Graders Who Use Long Beach Transit
Eighth graders (incoming ninth graders for this fall) who use Long Beach Transit will need to update their TAP cards, which are used to pay bus fares. TAP cards are issued for students in grades K-8 and then must be renewed before students b... Continue
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.
LBUSD Nurse of the Year
Congratulations to our very own Nurse Pollaro who was chosen as the LBUSD Nurse of the Year! She works very hard to take care of our students at Marshall, and also the students at Burcham. Thank you for all you do Mary Ann. A big congratulations from your Marshall Family.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.