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February 15, 2019


MISD students take two awards at state PTA Reflections contest

MARSHALL, Texas – Two Marshall ISD students have been recognized at the state level for their entries to this year’s State PTA Reflections contest. Emma Kate McIntosh, of South Marshall STEM Academy, received an Award of Excellence, Literature, in the 3rd-5th grade arts division. Mallory Maxwell, of Marshall High School, received Honorable Mention for her

MISD submits campus turnaround plans for Crockett, Carver to TEA

MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the submission of campus turnaround plans for David Crockett Elementary and George Washington Carver Elementary to the Texas Education Agency during Monday’s regular March meeting in the Pat Smith Gasperson Board Room. The Texas Education Agency has identified both Crockett and Carver as “turnaround”

MISD names principals for new elementary schools

MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the recommendations of MISD Superintendent Dr. Jerry Gibson for principals of the new Legacy 2017 elementary school campuses during Monday’s regular March school board meeting. Loyed Jones, currently the principal at George Washington Carver Elementary, will be the new principal at the new K-5

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Mavettes bring home awards at competition

MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall Mavettes brought home several honors and awards from this past Saturday’s American Dance and Drill Team competition held at Kilgore College in Kilgore. The Mavettes, under the direction of first-year instructor and former Mavette Heather Hill, topped off the competition by earning Sweepstakes (all “1” ratings) and the Gussie Nell

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Components of a Good School District

The community highly influences a good school district. It takes the involvement of the community to shape the school district. When the community is highly engaged, the quality of learning improves and this reflects well on the district. It is important to note that when looking at a school district, there a myriad of factors

MISD approves 2017-2018 Academic Calendar

MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall ISD Board of Trustees approved the district’s 2017-2018 school academic calendar during the February Regular Meeting Monday night in the Pat Smith-Gasperson Board Room.   The calendar begins with 2 ½ weeks of staff development (Aug. 10-25) in the weeks prior to the first day of school on Aug. 28.

South Marshall Hosts Latino Family Literacy Project

Latino Family Literacy Project Mrs. Zaragoza, Mrs. Collazo and Mrs. Avelar have been leading the Latino Family Literacy program at South Marshall STEM Academy.  The program is brought in from the Marshall ISD Bilingual/ESL Department. The literacy program is designed to establish family reading routines for Spanish-speaking and English-speaking parents and their children at their

February designated as CTE Month

MARSHALL, Texas –Marshall ISD joins other school districts around the nation in recognizing February as Career and Technical Education Month, which is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE programs and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the United States.   Career and Technical Education,

Worlds of opportunity are available to MHS Cosmetology students

MARSHALL, Texas – The thought of completing a “1,000-hour course” can be quite imposing on a young Cosmetology student at Marshall High School. But the ones who make it through, according to instructor Yulanda Roach, experience an immediate world of opportunity once they make it to the finish line. MHS Cosmetology students who complete their

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