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June 4, 2020


MISD promotes offensive coordinator Jake Griedl to AD/Head Football Coach

Jake Griedl, who oversaw the most prolific offense in the history of Marshall Mavericks football the last two seasons, has been named the new Athletic Director/Head Football Coach in Marshall ISD. Griedl was officially introduced to the MISD Board of Trustees during Tuesday’s regular January board meeting. MISD Superintendent Dr. Jerry Gibson announced the new

MHS Speech/Debate opens fall season at Mabank competition

MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall Maverick Speech and Debate team opened the fall season this past weekend by competing in the Mabank Speech and Debate Angel Invitational held at Mabank High School. Marshall’s Alexis Alexander, Deshona Jernigan, Haley Hurd and Joseph Maglaris represented Marshall in Cross-Examination Debate. Hurd and Maglaris finished in sixth place out

Marshall ISD Pushes First Day Of School Back To September 11

MARSHALL, Texas – Due to the delay in substantial completion of the new Marshall Junior High School, Marshall ISD has revised its 2017-2018 school calendar to push back the first day of school to Monday, Sept. 11, for all campuses. The revision to the school calendar was approved Monday by the MISD Board of Trustees during their regular

MISD, TSTC-Marshall announce “Mav Tech” dual credit partnership

MARSHALL, Texas – Marshall ISD has entered into an expanded partnership with Texas State Technical College-Marshall which is expected to enhance and provide more higher education, dual credit opportunities for Marshall High School students beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Officials from MISD and TSTC – including Dr. Jerry Gibson, MISD Superintendent, and Bart Day,

MISD announces 2016-2017 Campus Teachers of the Year

MARSHALL, Texas – Marshall ISD presented the 2016-2017 Campus Teachers of the Year for its 11 schools in the district during Monday’s regular April meeting of the MISD Board of Trustees in the Pat Smith-Gasperson Board Room. Each of the honorees was nominated by their campus principal, based on systems created at each campus to

Angela Fitzpatrick named principal of new Crockett Elementary

MARSHALL, Texas – Angela Fitzpatrick, a Marshall High School graduate and current principal of Sam Houston Middle School, on Thursday was named the principal of the new Crockett Elementary beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was approved unanimously by the MISD Board of Trustees during a Special Called Meeting Thursday afternoon. The board

Claude Mathis named Athletic Director/Head Football Coach

MARSHALL, Texas – Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees has approved the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Jerry Gibson to hire Claude Mathis as the district’s new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. The unanimous vote took place during a Special Called Meeting Thursday afternoon. A press conference to officially introduce Mathis took place following the board

South Marshall STEM Academy earns designation as Reward School

MARSHALL, Texas – South Marshall STEM Academy has been recognized as a Reward School by the Texas Education Agency in an announcement and special presentation during the March regular meeting of the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees. Carmen Delgado, Region 7 Education Service Center Coordinator, presented the award to South Marshall Principal Jerry Hancock and

Winterguard reschedules performance, raffle

MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall ISD Winterguard has rescheduled its performance from last Friday’s “Dinner and a Show” which was cut short due to rough weather which roared through the area during their first performance. Winterguard director Crystal Walker said that the groups will schedule a “redemption performance” for Friday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m.

MJHS boys track wins Lindale meet

MARSHALL, Texas – The Marshall Junior High School 8th grade boys track team brought home first place at the Lindale Junior High Relays Tuesday night in Lindale, setting four meet records in the process. The 7th grade boys finished in second place. In the 8th grade division, Marshall’s James Thomas set a meet record in

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