The Mustang Round Up
November 13, 2022
Happy Veteran's Day Weekend!
On Friday, November 11th we celebrated Veteran's Day. This holiday traces all the way back to November 11th, 1918 when fighting between the Allies Nations and Germany officially ceased and ended World War 1, "The war to end all wars". Since then many more people have served, fought, and ultimately given their lives for their country. I hope this weekend you were able to enjoy the extra day off with the family, but also had a chance to honor those who served in our armed forces. This weekend, we honored my grandfathers who both served in the Navy during the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. It was their service to our country that brought our family here to San Diego over 60 years ago. Even though my kids have never met their great-grandfathers, we make sure they know their legacy. As our family enjoy's our Sundays at a Padre game or watch the jets fly over the 15, it is the legacy of their great-grandfathers and so many other people just like them who have fought and served so we get to enjoy in this great city.
On behalf of the Way Family, thank you to all of our Veteran's and active duty service members for your commitment and sacrifice to our country. We hope you felt the love and appreciation you so very much deserve.
Josh Way, Ed.D
As we begin the 2022-23 academic year, our number one priority continues to be keeping students, staff, and families safe, healthy, and able to attend class each day. Scientifically Backed Safeguards Our schools have implemented a robust assortment of safety measures to protect students, staff, and families, including a massive investment in air filtration and other equipment.
Scripps Ranch Schools Committee meets this week: Weds, 11/16, 4:30pm
The Scripps Ranch Schools Committee is meeting Wednesday, November 16 at 4:30 pm. Area Superintendent Monika Hazel will discuss plans for the new community STEAM lab and education space that will be built at the Livia by Monarch Development site and will also provide an update on state test scores for Scripps Ranch schools. The SR Schools Committee works with families, teachers, and school personnel on school-related issues. Its goal is to foster cohesion and collaboration between the six SR public schools. All meetings are currently held on zoom and interested community members are welcome to attend. Submit this form to receive the zoom link. Please visit the Scripps Ranch School Committee webpage for more information.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month!
Did you know Type 1 diabetes is on the rise? Since 2001, there has been a 21% increase in Type-1 Diabetes diagnosis in people under 20. It's important be diligent in monitoring the health of your student. Learn more at JDRF.org
MMO Pledge Drive
Our annual pledge drive is in full swing and is the single largest fundraising event for our school. The MMO works closely with the school administration to provide vital funding. Your financial contribution supports the academic programs within each department, as well as programs to support citizenship, safety and wellness in our students. Donations can be made online here. All levels of support are welcome and much appreciated!
MMO Fundraiser This Week!
Dear MMS Community,
The Marshall Mustang Organization (MMO) has organized MMS Give Back Days for November 15th and 16th from 11am - 8pm at Flippin' Pizza Scripps Ranch (near Old Von’s). Take-out, Curbside pick-up and Outdoor patio available. Order a pizza any time during the day (#858-860-5007) for dinner pick-up on either day & mention Marshall Middle School.
25% of sales will go back to Marshall Middle School to help our students & teachers! For more info, see this flyer.
Thank you for supporting MMS!
Who's Who at Marshall...
MMS is excited to introduce you to English teacher, Mrs. Joylnn Ingles. Mrs. Ingles teaches 6th and 7th Grade. She was an important advocate for 6th grade camp and was part of our MMS Camp Staff. You can learn more about Mrs. Ingles here:
How many years in education? 34 years of teaching, Masters in English, attended the University of Nebraska
Why middle school?- I enjoy teaching the curriculum and this age group is very eager to learn and question everything.
What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend? Hiking everywhere, camping at the desert and mountain areas, and being with family and friends
What impact do you hope to make at Marshall? I want to give them the power to learn and believe in themselves
Hello Marshall Middle Parents!
November is Indigenous People's month and ASB wants to honor and celebrate the contributions of the indigenous ancestors of our country.
Marshall is hosting a Food Drive in collaboration with the Salvation Army from
Monday, November 7 to Thursday, November 17.
Collection boxes will be in all math teacher’s classrooms. Suggested items: Peanut butter, Canned meat (chicken/tuna), Soup, Canned vegetables/beans/fruits, Oatmeal/cereal, Coffee/tea, Pasta, Rice All sealed nonperishable items are accepted.
We just added new logos to our ApparelNow shop, so there are more options for customizing your Marshall Spirit Wear! All proceeds help fund ASB activities on campus, so be sure to check it out! Show your school spirit all year!
Facebook: @Marshall ASB
Some Things to Consider...
One thing is certain in education and that is that nothing is certain in education. It's not a critique, it's just trying to find certainty in a field that is complicated and nuanced is challenging. This article is a perfect example. There have been many debates the last couple of years regarding remediation and, generally speaking, whether schools should go back and fill in lost learning or continue moving forward with new skills while back-filling older foundational skills. This article talks about how schools are debating how to best plan for summer school and how the traditional approach of remediation can do more harm than good.