Thunderbird Times

December 2022/ 1.3

What's Up At Marshall?

Don't miss our winter concerts!

- Band: Thursday, December 1 at 6:30pm

- Orchestra: Thursday, December 8 at 6:30pm

- Choir: Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30pm

Marshall will be hosting an Art Show on Tuesday, December 13 starting at 5:30pm.

Basketball tryouts (girls and boys teams) will be next Tuesday, December 6, Wednesday, December 7, and Thursday, December 8 from 3:30- 4:30. Students wanting to be on the team must attend all three days of tryouts.

Students wanting to participate in Cheerleading second semester must sign up on Nurse Demo's door by Friday, December 2. Practice will start next Monday, December 5. Practice will be held Mondays- Thursdays 3:30- 4:30.

Have you ever wanted to learn Spanish? Now is your chance! Marshall will host Spanish classes every Thursday from 3:45- 4:45 starting January 19. Please sign up online at if you are interested. Contact Angie Erway with any questions ( Students may attend, but a parent/ guardian must be present as well.

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Upcoming Events

Winter Break is coming! There will be no school December 16 - January 3. Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 4.

Many students will get to participate in academic growth/ goal meeting celebrations the last week of school before winter break. Some will even get to go on a field trip!

  • Tuesday, December 13 field trips include: AMC Theater (movies), Chicken n' Pickle, and Round 1 Arcade.
  • Wednesday, December 14 field trip is to Carousel Skate Center

Staff Spotlight

This month's staff spotlight is on Mrs. Braden! She teaches intervention classes, as well as our video production classes where students write, film, and edit the morning announcements.

What sparked the idea to have our students do morning announcements?

  • "I’ve been teaching journalism classes for 8 years. We thought about doing newspaper and then discussed a more media type class which evolved into doing morning announcements. Other schools have done it, why shouldn’t we?"

What has student response been?

  • "They all like the idea of trying it, but are often scared when it comes to being on screen. They are also learning you can’t ad lib for video – you need a script! There are a few who really enjoy being on screen and will volunteer every single time."

What has response been with students/ teachers who get to see announcements?

  • "Teachers really enjoy it, and even a few parents have reached out/ subscribed. It is a great way to stay up to date with what is going on at Marshall."

Is there anything else you’d like people to know?

  • "We do more than just green screen morning announcements. Students are working on writing about things going on at Marshall (clubs, classes, etc.) They research their own content and interview students at Marshall to learn what is interesting and relevant to our school population. The media students want their announcements to be something that other students and staff look forward to and enjoy!"

You can watch Marshall morning announcements each day on youtube at

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Tutoring Information

With the semester coming to an end, Marshall offers several different tutoring options. Tutoring is one of the best resources students can utilize to help with their grades and understanding of material being taught in classes.

Friday, December 9 is the last day for tutoring this semester. Tutoring will start up again for 2nd semester on Tuesday, January 17.

  • After School Tutoring: Students must sign up online at (hover over the "Learning Services" tab and select the subject).
  • Mr. Hirsch hosts Language Arts tutoring Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 3:25- 4:25 in room 216.
  • Ms. Favre hosts Math tutoring Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 3:25- 4:25 in room 227.
  • Mr. Browning hosts Science tutoring Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 3:25- 4:25 in room 108.
  • Ms. Shultz hosts Social Studies tutoring Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 3:25- 4:25 in room 303.

Students also have the opportunity to attend tutoring during recess.

While at home, students can access Revolution Now which is an online tutoring service with live tutors. See the photo below for more information.

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Marshall Website and Social Media

The best way to stay up to date with Marshall happenings is to follow us on social media, and regularly check the Marshall website.

Marshall Webpage:



Marshall Announcements:

PTSO (Parent Teacher Site Organization)

Would you like to be more active as a Marshall parent? Joining our PTSO may be the answer!

If you are interested in being a PTSO member and have not signed up yet, please email Angie Erway at with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your student(s) name(s)
  • Your phone number
  • The best email address to reach you at

PTSO members are active at events, have the option of attending at least 2 PTSO meetings per year (typically during Parent Teacher Conferences), meet other Marshall parents, and more!