Marsh Gator Newsletter

April 25th- April 29th

What's Happening this Week?

Monday, April 25th

Games at lunch-library

Tuesday, April 26th

Club live at student lunch

Games at Lunch - Library

Wednesday, April 27th

KLEAN Club Meeting, 6th grade lunch, P-29

Cube Club at lunch!

Thursday, April 28th

Football at lunch - back field

Games at Lunch-Library

Community Youth Fair:

Friday, April 29th

Library- games at lunch!

Spirit day! Dress as your 2nd Grade Self!

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April is Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month! If you would like to learn more about Autismand theri unique qualities, check out these infographics provided below!
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Earth Day Wind Celebration - Wind Chimes

The Marsh Gator Garden

April is Arab American Heritage Month!

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FINAL CALL - Elective Choices for the 22/23 School Year

Hi Gators!

This is your final reminder to please choose your electives for next year!! Elective options and instructions are attached.
IMPORTANT: Selections can only be made via AERIES STUDENT PORTALS. The window for choosing next year's electives has been extended and will close Friday, April 29th!! Questions? Contact the Registrar by email at
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Congratulation Honor Roll Recipients

A huge Congratulations to the 422 Marsh Gators that made Honor Roll for 1st semester!! Students who earn an academic GPA of 3.50 to 4.0 are recognized as Honor Roll students. Congratulations on your hard work and accomplishments. Students were issued certificates and Honor Roll magnets today. We are so proud of this huge accomplishment for our Gators!!

Do you want to know how to calculate your GPA? Check out this helpful information.

Soccer schedule!

Progress Report Grades

Progress Grades for the Spring Semester of the 2021-22 school year have been posted to Aeries Parent and Student Portals. From the Portal menu, select Grades to view your student's Progress grades. Thank you.
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Letter Regarding CAASPP Assessment.

Please view this letter regarding the ongoing CAASPP Assessment. The letter can also be found online here
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Community Youth Fair

Chico Unified is holding a free Community Youth Fair on April 28th at 6 p.m. at Marsh Jr. High School. All families are invited to come out and see the various organizations within our city that offer activities, clubs and/or camps for our students.

The fabulous Marsh Student Leadership team will be selling pizza, chips and drinks as a fundraiser. We will also have live music courtesy of our talented Marsh Jr. High Band. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

We hope to see you there!
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Attention 6th Grade Families

Attention 6th Grade Families:

All 6th grade students need an immunization called Tdap before you can start 7th grade. It is recommended that you make an appointment for this immunization ASAP as doctors’ offices get full quickly. Please bring proof of immunization to the health office as soon as possible to get a better chance of getting your preferred elective. If your student does not have proof of this vaccine by August 15th they will not be able start school until they get it. If you already got the vaccine, please turn the paperwork to the health office. Thank you!

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Incoming 7th and 8th Graders - After School Program Registration is OPEN NOW!!

The Marsh After School program registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. Register at the main CUSD website here for clubs, fun activities and homework help! Blast is an amazing resource, and your student will have a BLAST!

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Want to be in leadership next year? Apply here!

If you answered yes to these questions, apply here!

Summer camps are coming!

Attention Gators! Summer is just around the corner and we’re excited to see so many summer camp options available within our local community. If you’re interested in having some much overdue fun this summer, check out the CARD website and search programs by age. Registration for summer camps starts April 4th.

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A Spring reminder for behavior expectations.


Parents we need your help

If you drop your child off at the 7-11/ Great Harvest area on late start Wednesday, please remind them of appropriate Gator Way behavior. If a student is dropped off at school, students are NOT allowed to leave campus. We appreciate your help getting this message out to our Gators!
Wednesday support

Drop in math help is avaliable!

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SEL word of the week! Appreciating Diversity

Believe in You: Season 1. Episode 8- Special Kneads & Treats

Yearbooks are still available

Yearbooks are still available for purchase in the Marsh Student Store (Main office). Yearbooks are $45 and available for purchase online or in the main office.

Student Store Hours:

Monday: 7:30 - 11:00

Tuesday 7:30 - 3:15

Thursday: 7:30 - 3:15

Yearbooks can be purchased

online at the MJHS online store:

Store | Featured (

Questions regarding Yearbook

Purchases contact:

Classroom Spotlight

This week's classroom spotlight is on Mrs. McGarr and Mrs. Schaeffer's PE Class. This week students were able to participate in Minute to Win It Team Building activities. Students of all skill levels were able to compete for their team. This fun, collaborative activity had students excited and cheering for their teammates. Don't miss out, check out the pictures and videos below and see if you can recreate some of these fun activities with your family at home!

Minute to Win It Ball in Basket
Minute to Win It Cookie Challenge
Minute to Win It Ballon Toss
Minute to Win It TP Roll
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Science Showcase - Mr. Torres

This week's Science showcase was Mr. Torres's Science class. Students have been learning about the periodic table and how it is separated into metals and non-metals. Students were tasked with a cooperative game where they had to sort elements and based upon if it was a mixture or non-mixture. This tied into students' vocabulary that when two metals bond they create an alloy. Students' academic conversations and justifications of mixtures and non-mixtures was wonderful. Gators, we are so proud of all you are learning!
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STEM Showcase - Choose Your Own Adventure

This week's STEM showcase is Mrs. O’Brien’s STEM I class. Students in Mrs. O'Brien created their own adventure game. Students programmed different endings to their adventure story based upon the selection their players picked. Our STEM students used their creativity to create visual hands on diagrams of their story scene, with connective points that would have students select choices to their story. The story board was connected to the computer program they created which then read aloud the choice and alternate adventure endings. It was quite an amazing showcase, and we are so proud of their amazing accomplishments!
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Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, is a proven learning support structure, known as WICOR , that incorporates teaching/learning methodologies in the critical areas of Writing to Learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to Learn. WICOR provides a learning model that educators can use to guide students in comprehending concepts and articulating ideas at increasingly complex levels.

Marsh’s teachers have been trained in the WICOR principles and incorporate their proven strategies into their lessons. This week's WICOR spotlight is Mr. Hague's History Class. This week students were able to interview Medieval Exerts to address inquiry questions they had about their medieval project. Each student has been assigned to research and complete a project about a medieval character from history - knight, skilled worker, peasant, etc. During the presentation students took notes to help with their research project. Students were also able to check out Medieval artifacts and learn about the process of making them. Way to go Mr. Hague, you are a WICOR Rock Star!!

Mark Your Calendars

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Birthdays this week!

Here's our list of birthdays for this week! Make sure to wish them a happy birthday if you see them on campus!

April 25th-30th

Emiliano M. 4/25

Ayana A. 4/26

Gavin B. 4/28

Cora D. 4/28

Braden D. 4/28

Jorge M. 4/29

Katelyn P. 4/29

Caleb W. 4/29

Caitlyn I. 4/30

Sage W. 4/30

Atta Gator Award

Check out last week's Atta Gator Award winners! The Atta Gator award is chosen by staff who nominate a student who showed excellency that week!

Gator Greatness Award Winners

This week's Gator Greatness Award goes to the following students. These students continually demonstrate the Gator Way: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. Way to go, we are so proud of you!!

Attendance Winners for the Week

The following students are our attendance winners for the week. These students had zero tardies and have 95% or better attendance rate!! Keep up the great work Gators!

Sina Bizzle, 8th Grade

Chase Cline, 8th Grade

Meredith Heringer, 6th Grade

Olivia Lourenco, 7th Grade

Reed Peck, 6th Grade

Friday Fun Day At Lunch

Every Friday at Marsh Jr. High school our amazing Leadership teacher and students set up Friday Fun Day at lunch. This day is designed to build community, keep studnet active, and connect students to other students of similar interest. There are a variety of activities for students to choose from, music, and fun to be had by all. Here are some highlights from this week's Friday Fun Day!
Corn hike at lunch
Spikeball at lunch
Football at lunch
Volleyball at lunch

Join the Junior Viking sports teams!

Positions are open in both junior Viking football and cheer teams! No tryouts necessary! Ages 6 to 14 welcome!
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Forebay Aquatic Center is open for students!

Join the Forebay aquatic centers 2022 school programs!

links resources in the poster can be found here!


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Rentals and more information can be found on their website at

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Mental Health Education Series

Over the past 4 years Butte county children, families, and schools have experienced a high degree of stress and trauma due to the ongoing crisis. Join us for an educational series designed to increase awareness of your child's mental health, your own wellness, and examine ways that you as parents can intervene more effectively. This series will be led by MS, MFT and NMT certified Matt Reddam, who specializes in the treatment of complex trauma and general psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults.

This week's video focuses on Strategies for Talking to Teens about Mental Health

Talking to Teens about Mental Health

Join the KLEAN Club!

The Kids Leading Everyone Against Nicotine club seeks to provide a fun, engaging learning environment to teach middle schoolers to stand up against nicotine addiction and vaping. Every Wednesday in P-29 KLEAN club will host engaging activities and opportunities at lunch!

Lunchtime Fun!!

Are you looking for something fun to do at lunch? Do you like games or sports? Would you like a place where you can hang out with friends? If so, tcheck out these fun activities happening during the lunch period.

Games In the Library - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

* Fuego, Uno, Battleship, scattegories, and much more!

Sports Activities - Tuesdays and Thursdays

* Basketball, Football, Soccer, and more

Marsh Multicultural Club

Join the Marsh Multicultural Club - everyone welcome. This club is a fun way to learn, explore, and foster appreciation for the cultural diversity on our campus. Through this club you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people while contributing to building better school climate for all.
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Life saving skills for california students and school staff

Please join Living works youth summit for an online training program based on supporting our students through suicide prevention. This free training can be accessed through the link provided here or by texting "start" to 888-707-0780. The program is open to all California students and staff!
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Suicide Prevention 101 Webinar for Parents in English April 20 and Spanish April 21


Please register for the upcoming free webinar and Facebook Live event: Suicide Prevention 101 for Parents: Recognizing Signs and What to Do. This free webinar will provide information about suicide prevention for parents, including warning signs for suicide, how to have a conversation with their teen, actions to take if their teen is having a suicidal thoughts, and resources. The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the California Mental Health Services Authority, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Line. The webinar is offered in English and Spanish.

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for children and youth ages 10-24. It is imperative that we provide information to parents on how to recognize signs of suicidal ideation and how support their children who may experiencing emotional distress.

In English:

Registrese para este seminario gratuito virtual que también sera transmitdo en vivo por Facebook: Módulo 1—Prevención del Suicidio para Padres: Las Señales y Qué Hacer. Este seminoario gratuito proveera información y recursos sobre las prevención del suicidio que incluye: cómo reconocer las señales de advertencia de suicidio, cómo tener una conversación con tu hijo/a, y que hacer si tu hijo esta pensando en el suicidio.

El suicidio es la segunda causa principal de muerte para niños y jóvenes de 10 a 24 años. Es muy importante que brindemos información a los padres sobre cómo reconocer los signos de contemplamiento de suicidio y cómo apoyar a sus hijos que pueden estar experimentando angustia emocional.

In Spanish:

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Counseling posters

Need help from a Counselor? Come scan any one of these posters, or click poster itself to get in contact with one of our team!

The Care Team

THRIVE's newest project - The CARE Team. This program is for Butte County high school-aged youth.

The CARE Team helps connect young people and their immediate circle with support and resources . Their mission is to prevent and limit the recurrence of youth suicide in our community and ensure every young person knows just how much they matter. Click the links below to learn more.

Visit the North Valley Community Foundation THRIVE Online Resource Page

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Visit the North Valley Community Foundation CARE Team (Community, Assessment, Response and Education Team) Website

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Attendance/Parent Square Communication

Did you know that Parents and Guardians can view Attendance Notices on their app or website and can submit notes back to the school? See how in the information flier below.
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Lunchtime Fun

Students have many opportunities to stay connected and have fun during the lunch period at Marsh. Gators check out some of these activities next time you are at lunch.

Cube Club - Wednesday

Club Live -Tuesdays and Thursdays

Flag Football - back field

Basketball - basketball courts

4 Square - back courts

Volleyball - back courts

Board Games and Cards - library

Fun Friday; Spikeball cornhole, and music - WIFI area

Staff Kickball Game against Chico Jr!

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Marsh School Culture: #Gatorpride

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Stay Informed and Connected

Marsh Junior High School Website

Get up to date information for Marsh Junior High School

MJHS Facebook

Join Marsh Junior High School Facebook

MJHS PTSO Facebook

Join the Marsh Junior High School PTSO Facembook Page

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