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April 29, 2017

Marshall Independent School District

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

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

MISD trustees approve resolutions opposing vouchers, A-F accountability ratings

MARSHALL, Texas – Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees approved two separate resolutions on Tuesday to officially voice the district’s opposition to a pair of hot topics currently being discussed in the 85th Texas Legislature, specifically regarding the idea of vouchers and the state’s “A-F” accountability system. “We want everyone in Austin to know that Marshall

MISD begins process to become District of Innovation

MARSHALL, Texas – Marshall ISD began the process of working toward becoming a “District of Innovation” during Tuesday’s January meeting of the MISD Board of Trustees, with the school board approving a resolution to authorize the district to move forward in seeking the designation. The “District of Innovation” concept was passed into law by the

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