Marshall Newsletter

February 1-6

21-22 School Year Course Selection

On February 1st, we will officially begin the John Marshall High School 2021-2022 course selection process. Please have your student login to their Schoology account and access the “Counseling Department” course tile.

There they will be able to see a breakdown of the process and access the “Marshall Course Selection 21-22” guide which contains detailed information about graduation requirements, course descriptions, elective teacher contact and zoom night information.

Please select this link to access important scheduling information:

We highly encourage students to engage in the planning process by having conversations with their parents, caregivers and Marshall teachers about their course selections and utilize our guide in order to make an informed decision. Due dates and other important information can be accessed by your student in the 'Counseling Department" course tile in Schoology.

Attention Juniors and Seniors

Jostens will take orders for cap and gown and class rings on Wednesday, February 3rd. Orders can be placed online at or in person at Marshall High School at the bus loop on February 3 between 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Representatives from Jostens will be available to take your orders and answer any questions.

The recording of the presentation from Jostens is below. This presentation is a recording and provides information about class rings and graduation.

Senior Mentors and Freshmen in World Geography Class

Marshall High School offers a unique peer mentoring program to support our freshmen. During Geography class on Fridays, freshmen meet with their Senior Mentors to discuss strategies for success, character growth, and leadership development.

This initiative ensures that freshmen are interacting with seniors who are role models on our campus. Seniors are trained through the Citizens-In-Action curriculum to become peer-to-peer mentors.

Please confirm with your freshman that they are participating in this opportunity each Friday during Geography class. Attendance is taken and grades are earned.

Brandon Garza: All State Orchestra

John Marshall High School Sophomore violinist Brandon Garza recently earned a seat in the ’20-’21 TMEA Texas All-State Sinfonietta Orchestra. All-State ensemble performers will be recognized for their achievement and artistry in February as part of the 2021 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. Brandon achieved this honor through a competitive process held annually across Texas at District, Region, and Area levels. Brandon is the son of Mr. Valentin Garza & Mrs. Irene Creticio. He studies in the violin studio of Mr. Ismael Borrego. Brandon is the John Marshall High School Varsity RAM Orchestra Concertmaster. His TMEA audition sponsor was JMHS Orchestra Director Mr. John Thornton. This is Brandon’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization.
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Teacher of the Year- Rebekah Hazelwood

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New Teacher of the Year-Karley Harris

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